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Amid all commotion of patent wars, it looks like two giants are secretly negotiating on the sidelines. Whom might these two giants be? None other than Google and Apple themselves.
Quoting “people familiar with the matter”, Reuters is reporting Larry Page (CEO of Google) and Tim Cook (CEO of Apple) [...]Read More »
Apple just ran roughshod over Samsung with Apple’s touch-enabled smartphone — and tablet — patents. Samsung tried to fight back but clearly its smartphone related patents, at least in the United States, couldn’t hold up against the Cupterino juggernaut. Samsung’s data related patents, however, are another story.
According to iRunway [...]Read More »
Oracle has released an update to Java 7 for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux that patches security vulnerabilities. Oracle says the Java 7u7 (v1.7.0_07) update fixes security issues related to CVE-2012-4681 plus two other vulnerabilities.
Update: Looks like this “fix” isn’t a very good fix at all — a [...]Read More »
So, you have a HTC One X in your hand thriving to get rooted? If yes, then you are at the right place to start getting your device rooted. Unlocking the bootloader of your device would be one of the first steps (probably the hardest) forward to achieving your goal.[...]Read More »
You know that Java exploit dotTech posted about yesterday? The one that circumvents Java’s security sandbox and lets attackers remotely install malware on infected machines via payloads delivered from booby trapped websites? Yeah, well, a tech security firm is saying it alerted Oracle to that vulnerability four months ago. In [...]Read More »
There are plenty of high-quality clouds being produced by reputable companies, including Google Drive, Dropbox, and Microsoft SkyDrive. However, if you’re looking for one from a company known for its impressive cloud infrastructure, try Amazon Cloud Drive.
Amazon gives you 5GB of storage for free, which is on par with [...]Read More »
Are you looking for a functional calculator app for your Windows 8 PC or tablet? Calc4Win supports the standard four-button calculator features, plus the standard set of scientific calculator features.
Calc4Win is easy enough to use. You just tap out the things you need to calculate, hit the big red [...]Read More »
Listening to your media collection can be quite annoying, especially if the files themselves were not properly cared for. Clementine doesn’t care–it uses the MusicBrainz Picard database to automatically tag music files, and can create smart playlists on demand.
Clementine also makes a relatively good podcast program. There’s no download [...]Read More »
Are you an avid 9Gag reader?
Why. You’ve probably been searching for a good app for Android for a while, as there really aren’t any… until now. Nine is a beautiful, free 9Gag reader for Android.
9Gag is a site for sharing funny photos. It’s a lot like certain parts [...]Read More »
Are you annoyed that your phone is slowly filling up with cruft? Do you find yourself obsessively checking your system stats? All-In-One Toolbox is the perfect app for you.
All-In-One Toolbox has fourteen main tools. You can monitor memory status, view system information, kill tasks, clear cache, clear history, clear [...]Read More »
Continue the Bourne franchise on your phone with the official Bourne Legacy Live Wallpaper [Android]
Are you a fan of the Bourne franchise? If you are, you’ll find the new, official Bourne Legacy Live Wallpaper awesome, celebrating the release of the corresponding movie earlier this month.
This wallpaper is quite simple, really. It slides through a set of photos from the movie. It’s really too [...]Read More »
TuneIn Radio turns your iDevice into a portable radio. You can listen to news, music, or sports not only locally, but from stations around the world. The app presently boasts over 70,000 radio stations and 2 million on-demand programs, including your favorites such as ESPN, CBS, and the BBC. TuneIn [...]Read More »
VLC Amigo is the only VLC remote control you will need for your iDevice. VLC is one of the most popular media players on the market due to its flexibility in playing almost any media file. VLC Amigo provides you with the ability to control the player from across the [...]Read More »
Scanner Pro transforms your iDevice into a portable scanner. The app allows you to scan single or multi-page documents, business cards, receipts, notes, whiteboards, and even personal checks. Once scanned, all documents will be PDFs that can emailed, shared over a home network, or uploaded to any one of your [...]Read More »
What happens when Apple issues a court order to Starship Enterprise to cease and desist all infringement on Apple patented technology? It gets blown to pieces by a Romulan Warbird because nothing freaking works. Or at least that is how the Apple kills Star Trek parody by @HAL9000_ goes. Check [...]Read More »
Samsung got smacked by Apple in court. It was only a matter of time before our friends at Joy of Tech illustrated the aftermath. That time has arrived.
After being beat down by Apple, Samsung goes to the hospital to nurse its injuries. What happens when Apple and Android visit [...]Read More »
This guide will help you to unlock the bootloader of your Google Nexus 7, the first device to run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and to root your device and install ClockworkMod recovery, to gain access to advanced features such as blocking ads, or installing custom ROM’s such as Cyanogenmod.[...]Read More »
There are many apps in the Apple App Store that drop their prices to free everyday. Finding only the best to download is the hard part. I searched through the many freebies and picked out the best apps for you to download. Hand picked and free for a limited time, [...]Read More »
Windows Vista removed the feature to extensively customize file type associations. Now, you can only use Windows’ very basic association editor. Gunners File Type Editor seeks to fix that by bringing extensive support for filetype control back to Windows Vista and 7.
File Type Editor allows you to edit existing [...]Read More »
If you’re a true security nut, you’ve probably heard of TrueCrypt. It’s that free hard drive encryption program that’s unfortunately quite complicated. If you’re looking for a trouble-free way to encrypt your hard drives, DiskCryptor might be the program for you.
DiskCryptor allows you to encrypt your hard drive, thumb [...]Read More »
Avid readers of the internet all know about RSS, the free and awesome way to read the latest posts from all of your favorite sites. However, if you’re a fan of the new Windows 8 style interface, there’s not many choices for RSS readers. Live Reader is one of them.[...]Read More »
Twitter’s default app for Android is decidedly terrible. It’s slow, designed for either Android 0.1 or iOS, and is overall a terrible experience. TweetLine is different: rather than being designed for iOS and then ported to Android, it’s designed for Android using Google’s new design guidelines.
TweetLine has all [...]Read More »
Do you remember playing that three-jewel matching game on your old Nokia dumbphone? I certainly do, and it was actually quite fun. Now, you can get the exact same game on your Android smartphone with Jewels.
There’s really not too much to Jewels. You simply have to find and tap [...]Read More »
There’s something nice about a simple live wallpaper. Bubble Live Wallpaper is a nice example of that: it’s incredibly simple, but at the same time almost relaxing. You can just sit back and stare at your homescreen, and even tap on the bubbles to pop them.
Bubble Live Wallpaper is [...]Read More »
Smartr Contacts is an all-in-one address book for all your communications. The app scans your email, calendar, and social networks to find everyone you know and creates a profile for each of them. Smartr Contacts is quite easy to use as well, given that you can call, SMS, or email [...]Read More »
Kayak Pro is an all-in-one travel app. The app allows you to conveniently search and compare flight, hotel, and car rental deals, while giving you the option to set price alerts. You can even book your hotel from the actual app itself. Kayak Pro provides a large amount of airport [...]Read More »
ShopAdvisor is an excellent shopping companion. After selecting an item from the app by searching or with the barcode scanner, the app will find all relevant data that will assist you in your purchase. ShopAdvisor will grab all online and local prices, product ratings and descriptions, and a very useful [...]Read More »
After patenting the ability to automatically detect faces in videos, Google has now been granted a patent for automatic detection of objects in videos. In other words, Google now has the rights to the technology that allows for automatically detecting and tagging objects in videos (whether that be a living [...]Read More »
SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage offering, offers a decent amount of free storage space (used to be 25GB but is 7GB for new users now) but has been lacking in one thing: cross-platform mobile support. SkyDrive, of course, is on Windows Phone and — due to their popularity — hit iPhone [...]Read More »
New Java 7 exploit allows hackers to install malware on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux; only fix currently is to disable Java
Perhaps due to their high market penetration, or maybe because of poor coding, Adobe Flash and Java have emerged as the two most widely attacked platforms on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux alike. Indeed Adobe just recently patched a new Flash vulnerability, and now it is Java’s turn.
A [...]Read More »
Some people are claiming Apple v Samsung has helped Samsung sales. According to a major second-hand devices vendor, the resale market of Samsung devices — and Android devices in general — is not so lucky.
Gazelle, a company that buys used electronic devices from consumers and resells them, is reporting [...]Read More »
If overheard Starbucks conversations are to be believed, the Apple v Samsung trial has piqued interest in Samsung devices — interest that may not otherwise be there if Apple hadn’t brought suit against the Korean giant. Now Trip Chowdhry, managing director of Global Equities Research, is claiming the curse of [...]Read More »
How to install ‘unofficial’ ClockworkMod Recovery Touch on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (both 3G and WiFi) [Guide]
ClockworkMod recovery is currently the most popular and extensive custom recovery tool for Android devices. Its wide range of features has over time made it the most preferred recovery tool for even the standard Android users. ClockworkMod Recovery Touch gives you the ability to utilize your device’s touchscreen interface (as [...]Read More »
Google already has a multiple-sign feature that allows users to sign into multiple Google accounts at the same time. Google is now rolling out something called the ‘Account Chooser’ which makes it easier for people that regularly log into multiple different Google accounts.
You know how browsers can save the [...]Read More »
Are you a famous Wiki editor by night? If you are, you probably know some form of markdown. That’s the syntax formatting that allows you to form series of asterisks and pound signs into real HTML and XHTML. MdCharm is a free markdown editor that allows for instant previews of [...]Read More »