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Siri was the big thing Apple used to sell iPhone 4S. However, Apple has never really been adept at providing services that depend on the collection, management, and sorting of data. As such, Siri — while entertaining, at times — …Read More »
Majority of people won’t upgrade for Windows 8 but do think it is safer than previous Windows, according to massive survey of over 350,000 computer users
Do you use avast!, either the free version or their paid offerings? If so, last month you probably were prompted with popups asking you to take part in a Windows 8 survey Avast was conducting. Well those survey results are …Read More »
Want to root your new Nexus 4? This guide shows you exactly how to do that!
Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. Ashraf and dotTech are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not …Read More »
How to enable USB debugging mode on all Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and higher devices (Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus 7, etc.) [Guide]
If you like playing around with your Android device (e.g. rooting or installing custom ROMs), then you probably are familiar with Android’s ‘USB debugging mode’. However, USB debugging mode is really intended only for developers and people who don’t know …Read More »
Today I have somewhat of a different comic to share with you. I am going to call it a logic-puzzle-comic because it is a comic… that presents you with a puzzle to solve. Think you have it in you? Then …Read More »
I know, I know. It must seem like I am obsessed with big cats. I’m not. I have just happened to stumbled upon interesting wild cat photos. Well, actually, today’s photo is hardly what you could call wild.
Have you …Read More »
A few years back Dropbox was just another cloud storage/backup startup. Now with over 100,000,000 registered users and 1,000,000,000 files being saved every day, Dropbox is the cloud storage startup.
Earlier this week Dropbox CEO Drew Houston announced there are …Read More »
Windows 8 comes with Internet Explorer 10. Now Windows 7 users can also enjoy a taste of Internet Explorer’s latest upgrade, Internet Explorer 10 — Microsoft has just released Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview for Windows 7 and Windows Server …Read More »
In the recent past Microsoft has made changes to be more like Apple — releasing its own hardware, increasing restrictions on its traditionally more open operating system… and firing similarly uncooperative employees? You have may heard that Apple recently fired …Read More »
Some tigers enjoy a nice dinner date with humans. Then there is Gisa.
Gisa is a Siberian tigress that lives in a zoo at Duisburg, Germany. With Gisa lives Elroy, a hopeful suitor. Apparently Gisa does not like Elroy; when …Read More »
What happens when you couple top-of-the-line hardware with promises of fast software updates and a bargain-basement price tag in a smartphone? That smartphone sells out within minutes.
The Nexus 4, which went on sale yesterday (November 13) around the world, …Read More »
You have a new Nexus 10 and want to be able to root it or install custom ROMs. Before rooting or flashign a custom ROM, you need to unlock your boatloader. This article shows you exactly how to do that.…Read More »
Here is a sob story for everyone.
A few years back I wrote an extremely popular article on how to get your own free custom e-mail address. As part of the process of getting your own free e-mail address, I …Read More »
How many dotTechies work or have worked in the tech industry, either as engineers, support, executives, etc.? Ever have people approach you to solve their computer woes simply because they know you work/ed for a tech company and thus assume …Read More »
There is a stereotype that modern nations only exist in the North America and Europe, collectively known as “the West”. This stereotype couldn’t be more wrong. In fact, there is one city in the Middle East that has gained recognition …Read More »
Samsung forces Apple to pay 20% extra for mobile processors, while Apple makes HTC pay $8 per device royalties
If you are Samsung, what do you do when one of your largest customers (Apple — they purchase billions of dollars worth of components from Samsung each year) is attacking you through litigation? You make them pay more for the …Read More »
Steven Sinofsky has been the President of Windows and Windows Live at Microsoft since July 2009. His reign has now officially ended and he is to be replaced by Microsoft veterans Julie Larson-Green and Tami Reller. As President of Windows …Read More »
What was Kim Dotcom’s response to the United States government disrupting this budding Megaupload enterprise? Give the feds the middle finger and open a new and improved service, Mega.
As part of his plan to circumvent anti-piracy enforcement by the …Read More »
If you are a guy, have male children, or are married to a man, then you know men are just naturally slobs. So when it comes to cleaning our rooms, we apply our slob principles. For example, when I have …Read More »
Excellent photo of a busy airport at night allows you to see the movement of planes via lights [Amazing Photo of the Day]
These is a technique in photography called “long exposure” where the photographer allows the photo to be taken for an extended period of time as opposed to just capturing that one moment. Long exposure photography allows for stunning photos, if …Read More »
Earlier this year we learned that Apple stole the design of a famous, and tradmarked, Swiss clock. After the Swiss called out Apple on the matter, Apple moved quickly to secure some sort of licensing agreement with Swiss Federal Railway. …Read More »
My, what do we have here. Apple and HTC have finally settled their legal differences and have agreed to a 10 year cross-licensing patent arrangement that ends all current legal disputes and allows HTC and Apple to have access to …Read More »
Windows 8 is out. One new feature included in Windows 8 is the new Start screen that has something called tiles. Among these tiles, there are “live tiles” which regularly and automatically update themselves to display varying information. Want to …Read More »
Any dotTechies have kids or raised kids? Then you probably know how some kids can throw pretty bad tantrums. I don’t have kids and haven’t raised any but I was (recently) a kid, so I kneely remember how I used …Read More »
So you have a Nexus 4 and want to be able to root it or install custom ROMs. Before you can do any of those things, you need to unlock the bootloader, first. This guide will show you how to …Read More »
Do Not Track is a semi-new feature in the digital world that allows users to tell advertisers to not track their online activity for the purposes of serving targeted/personalized ads. To use Do Not Track, it must be built into …Read More »
So you have enabled Do Not Track in your browser, but you want to confirm that it has actually been enabled. How do you find out? Easy — you read the following handy dandy guide that shows you how to …Read More »
Comics are meant to be funny, right? At least they are intended to make one smile. Sure some comics in the past may have been more serious than funny, but the general intention is to be humorous. The following comic, …Read More »
At the risk of sounding like a
broken trashed record, I must say that here on dotTech we love featuring photos (or images, for those of you “that probably is not real” folk that get irked by me referring to …
In its most simple form, the traditional online file locker business model is to allow anyone to freely download files but charge people for uploading. For the longest time, RapidShare, an extremely popular file locker, has bucked that business model …Read More »
Ransomware is a special type of malware that locks, or claims to lock, your files and folders; then it asks you to pay a certain amount of money before you are given access back to your data. If you don’t …Read More »
Do you ever feel sorry for Adobe? I mean, yeah, it is hard to feel sorry for a multi-billion dollar corporation that likes to use closed standards and charge us for the privilege. But still, you have to feel for …Read More »
I remember reading a news report, yes news report on a major news channel (*cough* CNN *cough* — yes I do watch TV… sometimes…), that the first thing a couple did after getting married is post a status update to …Read More »
Golden Eagle is a bird of prey. Red Fox is a omnivorous animal. If they go head to head, which would win a fight? The Golden Eagle with its air advantage and razor sharp claws? Or the Red Fox with …Read More »
On Tuesday dotTech’s ability to send e-mail reminders, comment updates, etc. was disabled by our web host due to a bogus spam complaint. That issue is still being resolved but due to how long it is taking, our …Read More »