Tag Archives: iPhone

In the news: Google starts censoring search results in Europe

 GOOGLE STARTS CENSORING SEARCH RESULTS IN EUROPE DUE TO PRIVACY RULING Google has begun removing some results from name search results in Europe in order to comply with laws that let people request links about themselves to be removed. A result for a name search (OK, I Googled myself) on Thursday morning brought up this note at […]

In the news: This Google app lets you control your computer from your phone

 THIS GOOGLE APP LETS YOU CONTROL YOUR COMPUTER FROM YOUR PHONE Remote desktops are nothing new, but Google has now released a slick app that makes the process a pleasure rather than wildly frustrating. The new software will let you control your Mac or PC from any Android device. Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android—snappy!—is […]

In the news: Japanese internet giant Rakuten acqures Viber for $900M

JAPANESE INTERNET GIANT RAKUTEN ACQUIRES VIBER FOR $900M Rakuten, one of Japan’s largest Internet companies, has announced that it will acquire messaging app Cyprus-based Viber for $900 million. The deal is the latest and largest in an aggressive acquisition spree by Rakuten as it seeks to “become the world’s No. 1 Internet services company,” it […]

In the news: Samsung Galaxy S5 rumored for two plastic models

SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 SPECS RUMORED FOR TWO PLASTIC MODELS Samsung may release two new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones this Spring to compete on multiple price levels, according to a new investor note from the man who accurately predicted many of the iPhone 5s features in 2013. Read the full article…  GOOGLE ACQUIRES ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE STARTUP […]

In the news: Eric Schmidt writes a guide for switching from iPhone to Android

ERIC SCHMIDT WRITES A GUIDE FOR SWITCHING FROM iPHONE TO ANDROID Thinking about making the switch from iPhone to Android? “Many” of Eric Schmidt’s friends are, he says — and so he wrote them a 900-word guide to walk them through the process. Google’s executive chairman took to Google+ earlier this week to share tips […]

We pick our top ten free Black Friday apps!

Now that Black Friday is just around the corner (Nov 29), many are getting ready for some serious shopping. If you feel like joining in the craze, but shy away from crowds, the apps below will help you escape the madness that will hit the stores as of tomorrow, and will let you enjoy some […]

In the news: Android 4.4 KitKat will bring a new Google Play Store

 ANDROID 4.4 KITKAT WILL BRING A NEW GOOGLE PLAY STORE Lately the entire Android world has been talking about the update to 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5, not to mention rumor after rumor of when it will arrive. This afternoon something different has surfaced, which is a look at the brand new somewhat redesigned […]

In the news: Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 2

WHAT TO KNOW WHEN CHOOSING DATABASE AS A SERVICE In the past couple of years, we’ve seen more innovation in the SQL database management system (DBMS) category than in the 30-plus years since commercial products became available. The past decade’s web 2.0 sites have mostly driven this innovation, which looks to bridge some of the […]

Poll: Apple unveils two new iPhones, 5S and 5C

Back on Tuesday Apple announced the new higher-end iPhone 5S, which can be bought with a gold case, and the more affordable “unapologetically plastic” iPhone 5C. Expectations are that the improvements in performance will temp the Apple faithful users as well as those looking to upgrade from older versions of the iPhone. The new iOS 7 might […]

In the news: Microsoft Buys Nokia for €5.4BN

MICROSOFT BUYS NOKIA HANDSET BUSINESS FOR €5.4BN Microsoft is to acquire Nokia’s mobile phone arm in a swansong deal for the software giant’s long-serving chief executive, Steve Ballmer, delivering Europe’s last big handset maker into American ownership. For €5.44bn (£4.6bn), Nokia is casting off the business that once represented Finland’s most important export, in a […]