an very clever app for iPhone 5c owners
Nest Unveils A New Product -
Nest is at it again. Helping revolutionize another annoying utility appliance. Too bad these things are awfully expensive.
Safety shouldn’t be annoying. The Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide detector. Nest Protect thinks before it speaks, can be hushed with a wave and can be monitored from your smartphone or tablet.
Google sneaks Chrome OS into Windows 8 -
After a long lull, Google has finally revealed its next play for Chrome OS: Slipping the Chrome-based operating system into Windows 8, like a Trojan horse. The new alpha version of Chrome for Windows 8 is essentially Chrome OS: Open it in the Metro interface, and you get a multi-window interface, with a taskbar and app launcher, that looks and feels a lot like Chrome OS. With development and adoption of Chrome OS seemingly at a standstill, is this Google’s gambit to finally push its other operating system into the hands of consumers.
This is going to get interesting.
Ars Technica’s introduction to their Samsung Galaxy Gear reviewis brutal:
The frequent “First!” cry of the Internet troll declares some strange pride in being the first to comment on an article. The commenter put little to no effort into the post; it added nothing to the conversation, and it was completely devoid of substance. The troll did secure the spot at the top of the thread, though, and every additional commenter will be forced to scroll past the pointless contribution.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear says “First!” in hardware form. Samsung has beaten Google and Apple as the first major manufacturer to market, but much like the Internet commenter, it has sacrificed substance for the sake of timing. The Galaxy Gear is a product (with some impressive internals, no less) that has such limited use and such crippling compatibility requirements that it is currently the equivalent of hardware spam.
Fraser Speirs - Battle: Los Angeles -
A great piece that is deeper than just “what did the Los Angeles School District’s IT team do wrong”. It exposes about how LA schools are creating the wrong culture and not helping the students develop into responsible individuals.
1Password 4 is released -
The greatest password manager app just got a huge update that includes over 90 new features like:
1Password has been on my must have mac apps list and must have iOS apps list. This huge update which enables a user to have multiple vaults and to share entire vaults further accentuates why 1Password is THE BEST password manager that money can buy.
The Next Mac OS - Concept/Re-Skin -
Quite honestly, I kinda like it. I really like the toolbar, notification center, and control center implementation.
Patent troll Lodsys demands $5,000 from Martha Stewart. That was a bad idea -
A patent troll that bleeds small developers for their revenue has so far fought off the mighty Apple and Google. But now its luck may run out as it must tangle with Martha Stewart.
Martha Stewart decided to not pay the $5,000 and counter sue Lodys. Her team did some detective work to determine that the CEO of Lodsys operates the business out of Wisconsin and is taking the legal action to Lodsys in Wisconsin.
Martha Stewart is about to get some serious love from geeks if she can pull it off.
Carrier Unlocked != Region Unlocked -
People buying the unlocked Galaxy Note 3 in regions such as Europe or North America will not be able to use a SIM card from another region in it, meaning they will have to pay exorbitant roaming fees if they travel outside the region.
Wow… just wow! But then again, that is what happens when you do business with a shady company.
T-Mobile stops stocking BlackBerry phones -
Shares in BlackBerry Ltd fell more than 6 percent on Wednesday on doubts about a $4.7 billion bid to take the smartphone maker private, and after a big U.S. carrier said it would stop stocking BlackBerry smartphones in its stores. In an announcement that highlighted the faded relevance of the company that pioneered on-the-go email, T-Mobile US Inc said it was no longer efficient to keep BlackBerry devices in its stores.
Talk about adding insult to injury.
The new Instagram for iOS 7 isn’t a massive redesign, but great incremental update that pays attention to the little details.