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Robots start replacing humans in Foxconn factories (the company that makes devices for Apple, Sony, and more)
Foxconn, responsible for manufacturing hardware of companies like Apple, Sony, Nintendo and more, has begun replacing factory workers with robots. These plans were made known by the company as far back as last year and are now beginning to come to fruition. According to a report by CNET, 10,000 of [...]Read More »
[Windows] Easily transfer files between devices (computers, smartphones, and tablets) thanks to Dukto Portable R5
Transferring files between devices has never been so easy. Thanks to Dukto Portable R5, you no longer have to worry about standard protocol, operating systems, permissions, etc. Simply start Dukto Portable R5 on the two devices you want to transfer files between, and you’re go to go. No configuration needed![...]Read More »
Extreme Road Trip 2 is a fast paced scrolling-style game that will test and push your reflexes. This game is designed for those who are constantly looking for excitement and love going at fast speeds. It will be great for people who love racing games, and while it’s not exactly [...]Read More »
Have you ever needed to rename a whole group of files? If so, you know that this is a task that can be kind of tiresome. The good news is it doesn’t have to be! BatchFileRenamer will not only help you rename all of these files quickly, but you can [...]Read More »
ZIP Code Tools offers users a handy reference tool for looking up zipcodes. In addition, users can also look up area codes for phone numbers, making this app perfect for trying to determine where unknown calls to your phone are coming from.[...]
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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 limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following [...]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 what they are doing may accidentally enable it and put [...]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 check it out below, but be warned — it isn’t [...]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 ever had a family portrait taken? Did you think family [...]Read More »
[Windows 8] How to always open mouse-optimized Internet Explorer when on computer or touch-optimized Internet Explorer when on tablet or touch-enabled PC
Windows 8 is, in a general sense, a hybrid system that caters to touch-enabled tablets and PCs, and traditional mouse and keyboard computers. As such, Windows 8 has two parts — Modern UI (e.g. the Start screen) and the traditional desktop. As such, Internet Explorer 10 also has two versions. [...]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 now over 100 million registered users on Dropbox, a 200% [...]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 2008.
Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 is, for the [...]Read More »
While other tech giants, namely Google, provide their employees with plenty of notable perks, Apple has been known to skimp on simple things such as free lunches… seemingly believing that employees are simply grateful for being able to work on the company’s iconic products. Tim Cook is looking to change [...]Read More »
Today RIM has announced a new feature coming to the BlackBerry Messenger — BBM Voice. This new service allows all BBM customers to make free voice calls (VoIP) to each other over WiFi. One of its features is split-screen functionality, so BBM users can continue using their phone as normal [...]Read More »
[Windows] Keep your data safe with Redo Backup and Recovery, a backup and restore program that works from bootable CD or USB drive
Many people live in fear that their computer could crash at any moment. Alright, maybe not in fear, but it is something that I think about from time to time. Thus, backing up my system is something that is important to me. Redo Backup and Recovery is a very simple [...]Read More »
Diet & Food Tracker is an app designed to keep you healthy. This is perfect for busy people who do not have time to properly plan out a diet or exercise schedule. This app is also great for people with difficulty organizing data into useful purposes.[...]
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Sick of surfing the web looking for PDF files to download? Maybe you’re searching for that “certain” PDF file, and you can’t seem to find it? Well, your search is over thanks to PDF Download Pro Lite. This is a free program that will actively search Google for [...]Read More »
The AFP is reporting that top Samsung executive J.K. Shin has made comments indicating that they have no plans to reach a settlement with Apple on their ongoing patent lawsuit battles around the world. This is in contrast to the [...]Read More »
Whiteboard Free, developed by Raizlabs Corporation, is a handy app for collaborating with friends and colleagues over Bluetooth. Raizlabs also offers a Pro version of this app for 99 cents, which basically only differs because it has more marker colors than the Free version.[...]
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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 Scott Forstall, who served as the head of iOS; rumor [...]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 approached by Elroy, Gisa responded by showing her fangs. Check [...]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, was sold out within minutes of availability — both 8GB [...]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.
Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. [...]Read More »
Do you want to remove all traces of activities? Would you like to free up some space on your computer by getting rid of junk you no longer need? How would you like to do all of this with just a click of a button? Well, thanks to Xleaner Portable[...]Read More »
The new Droid DNA: Android’s latest beast comes with full HD 1920×1080 display, quad-core, 2G RAM, and LTE
HTC and Verizon Wireless have just announced their latest partnership, the Droid DNA by HTC. Its most notable feature is its 5-inch full HD 1080p 1920×1080 screen (440 ppi), the same resolution that we see on our large HDTVs and computer monitors. It’s also one of the most powerful Android [...]Read More »
Screenshot Ultimate is a screenshot app that will take perfect looking screenshots easier than most apps of similar functionality. This app is useful for people who don’t like rooting their phones just so they can get a simple functionality like taking screenshots.[...]
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[Windows 8] How to switch between local offline account and Microsoft online account, and vice-versa
When you install Windows 8, it allows you to choose using between using a local account and Microsoft account. A local account is the traditional one which has been used in previous versions of Windows. Using a Microsoft account is new to Windows 8; you can sign in to your [...]Read More »
[Windows] Synchronize files between a computer and removable device (e.g. USB drive) with PendriveSync
Finding a good file synchronize program is not easy. I should know, I have tried plenty of them. Then I came across PendriveSync. This is a program that quickly lets me sync files between my computer and removable devices. Best of all, this software is able to recognize which [...]Read More »
In the same announcement which revealed the news that Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky would be leaving the company, Microsoft also announced his successor. Julie Larson-Green is being promoted to lead all software and hardware engineering related to Windows and other Microsoft online and offline products.
She is [...]Read More »
The Habit Factor LITE is an iOS app that helps users to start building up good habits and track their progress towards achieving major life goals.
What is it and what does it do
The Habit Factor LITE aids users in tracking their habits and goals. The approach [...]Read More »
RIM has announced that it will be holding its BlackBerry 10 launch event early next year on January 30, 2013. This will be the official launch of the new platform and will occur simultaneously in multiple countries.
In addition to launching its latest version of the BlackBerry software, the firm [...]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 directed users to register a free CO.CC domain. While 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 you to be a fix-it guru? If you have, then [...]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 as “the Las Vegas of the Middle East”, not only [...]Read More »