Feedly, a news aggregator and RSS reader app available on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Android, and iOS, anticipated the end of Google Reader and were ready for it. As soon as Google announced the end of Google Reader, Feedly made posts informing users of not only Feedly’s intent to make a [...]Read More »
Prior to its release, many people predicted Galaxy S4 would outshine iPhone 5, the latest iteration of Apple’s mighty device. Galaxy S4 has been announced and that excitement has dampened down. However, Apple is clearly still feeling the heat because two days after the unveiling of Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple [...]Read More »
This message was “sent from my iPhone”.Read More »
One of my all-time favorite Eddie Izzard bits comes from his classic “Dress to Kill” recording at San Francisco. He’s talking with the audience about their fair city, and transitions to a bit about the fog to a bit about taxi cabs.
“[The fog] runs down the road, doesn’t it? [...]Read More »
[iPhone] CalcMoolator PRO is a personal finance tool that supports a staggering number of finance calculations
I have a friend who just got a promotion at work, and was trying to calculate how much his pay bump would end up netting him in terms of his annual pay. As someone who’s not exactly good at math, I’m always looking for ways to do these simple calculations [...]Read More »
I’ll admit, I’m not entirely sure how our site’s viewership breaks down by gender. But if I had to hazard a guess, I’d say we have more male readers than female ones. But no matter what your gender is, everyone loves to save money. If you have a pile of [...]Read More »
Apple’s senior vice president of world-wide marketing, Phil Schiller, made some pretty forward comments in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that won’t sit well with Android fans:
Read More »
Mr. Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of world-wide marketing, also said that Android users are often running old operating systems and
Every bookworm is doubtlessly familiar with this famous quote, attributed to Erasmus: “When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.” If Erasmus was around today, he would almost certainly be better clothed than he was in his time, thanks [...]Read More »
Anyone notice smartphones are becoming larger while tablets are becoming smaller?Read More »
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.[...]
What is itRead More »
[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 »