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Spritz is a new speed-reading technology that cuts the time it takes to read by 80%.
Okay, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t totally addicted to Flappy Bird. I’m talking Flappy Bird practice sessions at every work lunch hour, and if a coworker even tries to talk to me, you bet they’re getting a death stare (after my game ends, of course). However, every time I boot up my Flappy Bird, I think to myself, “I wish there were things I could change.”
Although there have been many new products to hit the shelves, and with more on the horizon, certain categories are showing some age. Portable speakers and mobile accessories are a couple of examples.
In the past few weeks, we’ve seen several leaked screenshots of the upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 1, which is expected to bring in some necessary features to the operating system to make it better suited to desktop users. Well, there’s no official word from Microsoft about its launch, but that doesn’t stop the rumor mill from leaking information about the upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 1.
By now, I’m sure that most of us have heard about the Target data breach. It’s also been warned/predicted that there will be more of these types of hacks to come. A little more than a month ago, Yahoo, Google, and Facebook had millions of account passwords stolen too. Safeguarding personal information is more important than ever.
In what seems to be the biggest news early this year in smart home technology, Google is set to acquire Nest Labs with a hefty price of $3.2 billion. The search giant paid cash and with CEO Larry Page excitedly welcoming Nest founders to Google.
Microsoft is already making big plans for the company’s annual Build conference in April. In an effort to distance Microsoft from Windows 8, the company will be announcing its successor, Windows 9, at the conference. The new software will supposedly ship in April 2015 and has been codenamed “Threshold” according to Microsoft blogger Paul Thurrott.
Many people pack on the pounds this time of year, and a common New Year’s resolution is “to lose weight.” Easy to say but so hard to actually accomplish. There are lots of weight loss apps out there, but the one I use and like is Lose It!. It’s easy to enter information, and keeping more »
Were you one of the lucky people to receive a new tablet for the holidays? Once you’ve got it all set up and running, it’s time to get some apps. But there are so many. Which ones should you get first? Here’s my list of must-have tablet apps for your new device. Evernote (iOS) (Android) more »
I love auto app updates. They’re one of my favorite features in Android, and when iOS 7 added them, I was thrilled. I hated the badge count on my App Store app, and now I never see it. However, until I went away last weekend, I never thought about the downsides. We were staying at more »
I was excited to hear about an upgraded OS for Android. Since I been using a Nook HD (running Ice Cream Sandwich) and a Nexus 7 (running Jelly Bean), I’ve seen a huge difference between the two versions. I was kind of expecting something similar with Android 4.4 Kit Kat. (And the name is great–one of my favorite candy bars!) But so far, as a tablet user, I’m not impressed.
I had to research this recently because nope, Apple doesn’t make it obvious how to find your iCloud Keychain passwords. I looked first for an option in Safari. Wrong. Turns out it’s in Settings. One thing I prefer about Android is that settings are usually in the app, not in a whole ‘nother location.