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How apps will scale up to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screens

September 30, 2014 - 11:47 pm in Apps

Apple’s mobile devices have traditionally offered developers a simpler, more consistent platform, but that makes it hard to switch from one generation to the next. Every time Apple takes the stage and announces a new screen resolution on the iPhone, you…

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Four Android apps for Chrome OS are here, and Google wants you to choose the next set

September 23, 2014 - 11:25 pm in Apps

Google has started making good on some of the Chrome OS promises that were made during the company’s big developer conference earlier this year. The…

Smartphone cameras need an Incognito Mode

September 14, 2014 - 4:40 pm in Apps

The camera you use is the one you have on you. This simple fact, combined with internet connectivity makes the smartphone the ultimate camera for most…

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Two Mozilla developers re-imagine Firefox, call it Lightspeed

August 28, 2014 - 11:22 am in Apps

Wonder what the future of web browsing looks like? Mozilla thinks it could look something like what you see here. This is Lightspeed, a re-imagined, legacy-free Firefox. If you don’t like what you see, take a beat. Before you press the panic button and tell…

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The Cloud smart lamp brings a thunderstorm to your house for $3360

July 9, 2014 - 11:32 am in Apps

Designer Richard Clarkson has created a different kind of cloud-based music. The aptly named Cloud is an interactive light and speaker that’s shaped like an angry little stormcloud. The idea is that you suspend it from the ceiling and it plays tunes and…

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Microsoft targets 18,000 malicious websites, takes 4 million offline in the process

July 7, 2014 - 11:28 am in Apps

Microsoft has gotten pretty good at using the legal system to combat the spread of malware and online fraud. It appears, however, that they need to work on their finesse game a little. In their latest assault, the collateral damage knocked around 4 million…

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Microsoft emulates Star Trek, turns Skype into a Universal Translator

June 14, 2014 - 2:38 am in Apps

It’s been three years since Microsoft acquired Skype for a staggering $8.5 billion, but the investment didn’t end there. Microsoft isn’t just pushing Skype as the text, voice, and video communication service to use, it has set its sights on emulating…

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Geek 101: How to schedule a tweet with an image

June 5, 2014 - 3:52 pm in Apps

Update, 5/29/2014: TweetDeck, now lets you schedule a tweet with an image, and it’s currently the easiest, hassle-free way to do so. Simply compose a tweet as normal, add an image like you normally would, then schedule the tweet. Easy peasy. It’s extremely…

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Cortana’s Easter Eggs include Clippy, Master Chief, and Steve Ballmer

April 16, 2014 - 6:24 pm in Apps

Microsoft is still hard at work making sure Cortana is ready to leave beta status on time, but they still took a little time out of their busy schedules to stuff the clever little voice assistant with easter eggs. Are you curious what Cortana thinks of Siri,…

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Apple granted patent for indoor location tracking

April 16, 2014 - 9:45 am in Apps

The stage is set for the next big Apple-Google throwdown: indoor location tracking. Apple has just been granted yet another seemingly obvious patent, this time for tracking a device’s location using WiFi access points and a location database. Here’s how…