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Last year in October we shared an image and video that depicted fireballs. If you recall from that post, a fireball is not something from Harry Potter, a sci-fi novel, or a flick. Rather, a fireball in the real world is a meteor that flies enters the Earth’s atmosphere (to put it simply).…Read More »
The lack of of a metro style notepad was noted by many users. Microsoft should have released something, but they never did. The developers of Notepad Classic, took note of this and released and released this app. And this app does everything, that the Microsoft app would have done.…Read More »
Have a bunch of DVDs you want to watch on your smartphone or tablet? Or maybe you want to watch the DVDs on your computer without having to put in the discs every time. Or maybe you just want to store your DVDs in a different video format.…Read More »
Viruses, malware, spyware, and all kinds of scumware always worry Windows users. Fortunately, Windows 8 comes with built-in Windows Defender, which is know as Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) on other versions of Windows, that can keep you safe without installing any third-party security software.…Read More »
[iPhone] ‘Reincarnations: Uncover the Past’ is a creepy, tricky game that will get your blood pumping
Back in January, we took a look at Big Fish’s hidden object game Dark Strokes. Despite bad previous experiences with the company’s other titles, I really enjoyed Dark Strokes. So when I caught wind of another spooky hidden object game called Reincarnations: Uncover the Past from the same team, I decided to check it out.…Read More »
If you share your computer with others or you just really care about security, locking your folders is something that you may have already considered. There are tons of different programs out there that allow you to do this (such as Private Folder), and Folder Locker Free is one of them.…Read More »
Photo sharing apps are easy to find on the App Store, but it’s less common to find an app that has both mobile and Mac versions. If you already use Loops on your iPhone or iPad, you should definitely check out Loops for your Mac. …Read More »
I just wanted to give everyone a head-up that some scumbag is using dotTech’s email to spend spam emails.
If you receive an e-mail from “firstname.lastname@example.org” that is not characteristic of the emails we send (i.e. not an article or comment notification), then the email is probably spam.…Read More »
What happens when you combine a filter that only captures a very narrow wavelength of light (H-alpha, emitted by hydrogen) with a 90mm telescope and point it at the Sun? You get an awesome, unique photo of said Sun. That is exactly what photographer Alan Friedman did and the result is absolutely stunning.…Read More »
Adobe Reader, Adobe’s popular PDF viewer, has a flaw that is allowing hackers to install malware on users’ computers. The exploit affects the latest version of the program (11.0.1), as well as earlier versions. This appears to be Windows only.
Adobe engineers have tried to make malware attacks harder to carry out on their software by implementing a sandboxing technique, but this new attack bypasses those defenses.…Read More »
Another attack on free speech: US legislator introduces bill to ban photoshopping of head on porn star’s body
First of all, the above image is quite disturbing — I apologize but it is necessary to convey the gravity of this story. Georgia State Representative Earnest Smith has introduced a bill to ban the practice of imposing the facial image of a person onto an obscene depiction (in the state of Georgia only — Smith isn’t part of US Congress but rather Georgia Congress).…Read More »
Before I share the image for this post, let me give everyone a quick background.
For about 100 years, the British ruled what is today known as the Asian subcontinent (or Indian subcontinent) — the countries of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh (which used to be part of Pakistan as East Pakistan).…Read More »
Australians have been warned against using Apple Maps before, and it looks like they’re getting another reminder that Apple’s built-in maps application just isn’t quite ready for prime time.
The Country Fire Authority in Victoria is telling people to “to disregard Apple Maps township locations and instead focus on street names and the location of incidents and warnings in relation to their GPS location.” Turns out Apple’s Maps is directing people toward the center of a district, rather than the actual township itself.…Read More »
Someone who was simply bored, ingenuity in the face of harsh financial conditions, a salute to peace, a love for music, or simply an opportunity to turn a leftover war relic to good use, or maybe some other reason — I really don’t know.…Read More »
This is Joe McCambley, co-founder of The Wonderfactory. He’s also the creator of the very first banner ad on the Internet. You know, the ones that are probably sitting somewhere on the sides of your screen when you’re off browsing the interweb.…Read More »
The Brazil Institute of Industrial Property has made it official: Apple does not hold exclusive rights to the “iPhone” name in Brazil. The decision favors Android phone manufacturer Gradiente Electronica, as they can now freely use the name which they first registered for back in 2000 — way before Apple unveiled the iPhone.…Read More »
[Android] Andmade Share replaces default Android ‘share’ menu with something better and customizable
Andmade Share replaces the stock Android share menu with one that is more functional and convenient when dealing with multiple services. This application is great for those who like sharing the same content across multiple social platforms. It is also great for those who have simply grown tired of Android’s current implementation and need something with a little more function and convenience.…Read More »
[Windows] Focus completely on your work with WriteMonkey, a clutter-free and portable writing application
I would like to say that when I sit down to write something, I get into the “Zone”. Unfortunately, that would be a lie. I can become very easily distracted. So I went looking for a writing application that could help me stay on track.…Read More »
Have you ever found a letter that you wrote to your future self when you were a kid? A lot of people had to write these kinds of letters for school projects back in the day, and they can be pretty amusing to read.…Read More »
[Windows] Simultaneously view and export internet browsing history from Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari, and SeaMonkey with BrowsingHistoryView
Last month we reviewed MiTeC Internet History Browser, a program that allows you to view the history of all your browsers at the same time. Not happy with MiTec Internet History Browser? BrowsingHistoryView does the same thing except it also allows you to export your history.…Read More »
I can’t name a single person in my social circle who doesn’t yearn to be more productive during their working day. One of the reigning kings of the productivity world is a little thing called the Pomodoro Technique. A look around the Mac App store shows tons of Pomodoro-themed timer apps.…Read More »
Intel is launching their own Internet TV later this year, and it comes with a camera-equipped set-top box
Erik Huggers, General Manager of Intel Media, confirmed during the Dive into Media conference that the company will be joining the battle for the television later this year. Their service will also include hardware that people can purchase, and he describes it as something with “beautiful industrial design.”
The set-top box will come equipped with a camera, which will enable users to have a “real social experience.” While there’s a possibility that it will also be used for targeted ads or personalized recommendations, the goods new is that, it can be turned off — no need to worry about your TV watching you while you watch TV.…Read More »
If you couldn’t care less about watching the Grammys, you might have missed one of Google’s best ads for the Nexus 4. But really, it couldn’t have just as easily been an ad for Google Now, as the service is the prime focus of the ad anyway.…Read More »
Reports are beginning to surface that the late Steve Jobs wanted to build an Apple-branded car before he died. Meetings with Volkswagen reportedly took place as far back 2007 to discuss the project.
iDB notes that somewhere in the New York Times story about Apple building a smartwatch, there was actually already mention of an Apple car:
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In a meeting in his office before he died, Steven P.
Most people have heard of Hurricane Sandy, the storm that devastated the American East Coast last year. The same region that was hit with Hurricane Sandy was recently hit with a winter blizzard and/or snowstorm. The city of Boston was hit with plenty of snow, with some outlets indicating somewhere around 30 inches (2.5 feet or .762 meters).…Read More »
Vertu’s latest phone is made of titanium, handmade in England, powered by Android, and costs $10,000
Are you rolling in the dough? Craving for an outdated handset that’s made with ridiculous material and costs the same amount as a car?? Vertu’s got you covered! Their latest luxury phones has arrived in the form of the Vertu Ti (it’s made of titanium, get it?), and it’s yours for the low low price of $10,000.…Read More »
Advance notice to all dotTechies who own Apple products, want to own Apple products, and/or like or love Apple: don’t be offended, this post is a joke (and I didn’t create the image, I just found it)!
What do you call a bunch of people who blindly follow Apple and buy Apple products?…Read More »
Advance notice to my friends from the United Kingdom: don’t be offended, this post is a joke (and I didn’t create the image, I just found it)!
I am sure if you live in the United Kingdom you probably have a good idea of your fellow countrymen, the different cities of Britain, etc.…Read More »
For all the students out there, we all do know how costly the textbooks recommended and our biggest help in this case would definitely be E-Textbooks. And Kno Textbooks makes this all easy on Windows 8 now. The great app which has been for iOS and Android, now is on Windows 8.…Read More »
I have used a lot of registry cleaners in my life, and Registry Life didn’t appear to offer much more. But it offers two registry services in one: an optimizer and a cleaner. Unfortunately, I found myself liking the program that it installed on my computer, without my knowledge, even better…go figure.…Read More »
FaceLock is an application that will allow you to unlock your phone and other applications by facial recognition instead of a simple touch. This application is great for those who are currently on an Android device that is not on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.…Read More »
Have you ever come across a file that you simply cannot open on your computer? This can be a pretty frustrating experience. Maybe you once had a program that could open this file type, or maybe you received the file from someone else and you never had a program that could open it!…Read More »
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I will tell you now that pretty much everyone you know is sick of lame e-cards, stupid teddy bears, and all the usual, played out V-Day gifts. The new hotness this year is sending a message with the Rebtel Re:Beat app for iOS.…Read More »