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Google Reader is on its last breathe. RSS fiends need to find a substitute. I’m sure among the multiple thousands heads we have here on dotTech we can figure out viable — maybe even better — alternatives to Google Reader. So let ‘em rip. In the comments below, share with [...]Read More »
Google Now is currently available on Android handsets. But the last time we heard about it, there were signs pointing to a desktop version. Now, it seems that clear that Google intends to bring the feature to more even more devices as a leaked video online is clearly a promo [...]Read More »
Photography apps are a dime a dozen, and it’s pretty rare that a new photo app does anything more revolutionary than add extra filters. However, Dblcam is worth sitting up and taking notice of. This new photo app is fun, artistic, and makes a clever use of both cameras on [...]Read More »
Firefox is on Windows. Firefox is on Android. Firefox is in Linux. Firefox is in Mac OS X. Firefox, however, has yet to be released on iOS (a function-limited non-browser Firefox app was available on iOS last year but was pulled later by Mozilla) and now never will be released [...]Read More »
My mom recently retired, but she wants to keep busy with some freelance consulting work on the side. We were chatting the other day about how the hardest part of both of our jobs is knowing what to charge our clients. Whether you’re a freelance consultant, writer, designer, or in [...]Read More »
iPhone prototype (before iPhone 2G) ran OS X, had 7-inch display and USB ports, and was two inches thick
We have already seen an iPad prototype from 2002. Now it is iPhone’s turn.
The above image is an iPhone prototype from early 2005 leaked to ArsTechnica by “a former Apple employee who worked on various Apple hardware projects in the early 2000s and was thus exposed to some of [...]Read More »
As part of a promotion that Marvel announced at the ongoing SXSW festival in Austin, over 700 first-issue comics are now free to download from now until 11PM ET on March 12th. That’s a lot of free comics!
All you need to do is download the ComiXology Comics app, which [...]Read More »
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been collaborating with people at work or at play on some project, and things have come to a grinding halt because we’re all using different file formats and someone’s files just aren’t compatible. This can be especially annoying if you’re on the [...]Read More »
F-Secure, a security firm, has released their Mobile Threat Report for Q4 2012 and the trend is not surprising: Android has a bullseye on its back.
Accounting for a whopping 79% of 301 new malware discovered in 2012, Android is on top of the list when it comes to mobile [...]Read More »
There are tons of barcode scanners on the App Store, but not many that will beam info from your iPhone to your Mac. If you have need of such an app, check out Kinoni Barcode Reader, a Mac app that works with a corresponding iOS app.[...]
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[Windows] TunnelBear is an excellent VPN — fast, easy-to-use, secure, and private [Android, iOS, Mac OS X]
Maybe you are on a public network and want to protect your privacy. Maybe you are at work and want to access blocked websites. Maybe you live in a country where the government takes part in active Internet censorship. Maybe you just want to stay anonymous while surfing the web. [...]Read More »
I have a friend who lives in San Francisco. He’s been regaling me with tales of how the local coffee shops and pizza joints are starting to accept payment in Bitcoins, as well as more “traditional” forms of payment. It just shows how far the alternative payment movement has come. [...]Read More »
Gesture-based controls are all the rage right now. In recent weeks, we’ve talked about apps like Flutter (a “Kinect for OS X” tool for controlling music and videos) and the Leap Motion Controller. Today, we’re taking a look at a photography app called CamMe. This clever app lets you [...]Read More »
If you’ve never ever played Angry Birds, which might actually be pretty hard considering the fact it’s available on anything at this point, this might be your best chance. The original game is Apple’s App Store Free App of the Week!
Developer Rovio has also updated the game with 15 [...]Read More »
Some people get text anxiety and freeze up, while other people actually sharpen their focus under pressure. If you like your time wasters to be peppered with a dash of time constraint, then the wide-ranging trivia game Trivium is sure to get your blood pumping. Plus, it’s the kind of [...]Read More »
Reports have surfaced that Intel and Apple executives have been in negotiations over the past year to form a potential deal that would see Intel manufacturing chips for Apple’s mobile devices.
This would be highly desirable from Apple’s perspective, as their current chip manufacturer is arguably their biggest rival in [...]Read More »
I don’t know a single person who hates dinosaurs. How can you not love something that big, and that old? They’re just plain cool. If you’re a dino-lover, then you should check out Dinosaurs: The American Museum of Natural History Collections. If you can’t get to the American Museum [...]Read More »
[iOS] Cloak is “the easiest VPN you’ve ever used”, aims to keep you safe on unsecure public WiFi [Mac OS X]
Public Wi-Fi…it’s a bit like a public toilet, really. You never know what you’re gonna walk in on. Some public Wi-Fi is wonderful…but other spots are a bit questionable. If you spend a lot of time in coffee shops, restaurants, libraries, or other public Wi-Fi areas, you need to make [...]Read More »
A report out of Bloomberg is claiming that we’ll see Apple’s fabled smartwatch project as an actual product as soon as this year. The Verge followed that news shortly after with additional information from sources claiming that Apple has chosen to rework iOS to run on the “iWatch.”
Also included [...]Read More »
If you love Japanese RPGs, you’ve probably stumbled across a few visual novels in your time. In case you aren’t familiar with the term, a visual novel is a genre of game that is fairly unique to Japan. “Players” often do little more than read dialogue on the screen, and [...]Read More »
We are currently living in a world where meat pies don’t necessarily contain any meat, and “beef” burgers might contain horse. In other words, it’s a good time for an app that helps you to analyze the foods you’re about to buy and eat. If you are a vegan or [...]Read More »
This awesome ad shows an awesome Apple iWatch with awesome functionality. Too bad it is awesomely fake. [Video]
Rumors are abound on the interwebz about an impending Apple iWatch. But they are, after all, only rumors with very little, if any at all, accurate information to substantiate them. However, that has not stopped Apple fans from putting together an awesome concept video of the iWatch… which they predict [...]Read More »
Regular readers may recall that last month, I reviewed a iOS app called HiFutureSelf. The idea was that you could set up reminders to build new habits, or send notes of encouragement to your “future self” for when you know you’re gonna have a rough week at the office.
This [...]Read More »
Take a look at that little guy. Innocently playing his game on the iPad. But Danny Kitchen isn’t your everyday kid — he’s got a very special superpower: the ability to spend £1,700 ($2,500) on in-app purchases in just 15 minutes.
Kidding aside, unintentional in-app purchases by kids has been [...]Read More »
Apple is reportedly deleting any emails received in iCloud email accounts that contain the phrase “barely legal teen.” What makes things even more interesting is that the company is also deleting emails that are sent from iCloud accounts that contain the phrase… which is pretty much a form of censorship, [...]Read More »
Judge reduces damages awarded to Apple in Apple vs Samsung trial from $1.05 billion to $598 million, plus orders a new trial
Apple is having what can best be described as a crappy week. First they are forced to pay $368 million to a patent troll. Then they are taunted by Samsung vis-a-vis Samsung’s lawyers hiring the UK judge that ruled against Apple. Now they are at the receiving end of judge [...]Read More »
[iOS] HISTORY Here is an interactive guide to thousands of historic locations across the United States
Have you guys read Warren Ellis’ latest novel “Gun Machine”? It’s a wonderful little crime novel that takes place in Manhattan. One of the underlying concepts of the story is the idea that modern Manhattan has completely covered up all traces of its past, from the Lenape tribe of Native [...]Read More »
The other day I entered into a petty dispute with a classmate of mine regarding whether there are 1000 or 1024 megabytes in a gigabyte. To bring the silly discussion to an end, I whipped out my phone and brought up Amount. Bringing the argument to a halt, I announced [...]Read More »
If these rumors saying this exact same thing don’t stop, I’m just gonna start calling it a fact that Apple will indeed release a cheaper iPhone with a larger screen — I don’t know how many reports have surfaced over the past year claiming this.
But now, Japanese blog Macotakara[...]Read More »
I never really got into the whole Draw Something craze. Frankly, I’m not super great at drawing. But one form of artistic expression that pretty much everyone can do well (at least, with an iPhone in hand) is photography. If you love sharing photos with friends, then you should check [...]Read More »
Apple loses fight against patent troll, must pay $368 million to VirnetX for infringing on patents with FaceTime
VirnetX, which calls itself a “patent holding company” (aka patent troll), sued a bunch of major corporations back in 2010 over infringement on VirnetX’s VPN-related patents. Microsoft settled with VirnetX in 2010 for $200 million. The fight between VirnetX and Cisco, Avaya, and Siemens, is still ongoing with trials schedule [...]Read More »
iOS vs Android vs BlackBerry vs Windows Phone, a detailed comparison of major smartphone operating systems [Infographic]
Looking for a detailed comparison of the four major smartphone operating systems, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone? Then you have come to the right place.
The following is an infographic that details iOS vs Android vs BlackBerry vs Windows Phone. Please note dotTech did not create this infographic and [...]Read More »
[iPhone] Flayvr is a gorgeous photo and video viewer, blows Apple’s native ‘Photos’ app and Camera Roll out of the water
It’s fair to say that what Apple does best isn’t necessarily innovation, but renovation. There were tons of mp3 players on the market before the iPod arrived and blew the competition out of the water, and the same is true for other Apple products like the iPad and the iPhone. [...]Read More »
Last March, Ashraf put together a list of the best free anti-theft apps for Android. One app that scored an “Honorable Mention” nod was Prey. Ashraf wrote, “The attraction to Prey Anti-Theft is that it is an open-source project and if you use it to keep track of your [...]Read More »