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HealthTap is an application designed to put any health information you need only seconds away. This application can be very useful for families who are always on the go. It can also be great just for personal use or curiosity.
What is it and what does it do
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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak calls Apple “arrogant”, wants a small and large version of the iPhone
Apple has taken a lot of heat over the years for refusing to build a smartphone with a screen larger than 3.5 inches and, when they finally caved and put out an iPhone with a 4 inch screen, people weren’t happy how the screen is “too tall” and “not wide [...]Read More »
When I say “Google dominates search” no one is likely to disagree with me because it is true — Google is the most popular search engine around the world (on an aggregate basis — some countries, like China, prefer other search engines). When you dominate one industry, there are bound [...]Read More »
Do you find yourself habitually forgetting to take your medications? Do you normally take vitamins or herbal remedies, but just can’t remember to take them with any consistency? If you are one of the many users that struggle with either situation, then Pillboxie might be just the app for you.[...]Read More »
2012 has seen Box.net offer various different promotions to entice users to pick its cloud storage/backup service over the competition, namely Dropbox and Google Drive. If you have not yet jumped on any of the previous promotions, there is another Box.net promo on the horizon courtesy of a partnership between [...]Read More »
If you have been following the news lately, you have probably heard how a US Congress panel decided to bar Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE from participating in the implementation of communication infrastructure in the United States on the grounds of national security because the American government feels China [...]Read More »
If you live, or have lived, in a cold climate with nearby bodies of water, you have probably seen frozen lakes before. It is nothing new for you. If you do not, or have not, lived in a cold climate with nearby bodies of water, you probably have heard but [...]Read More »
What would you do if you received a bill from your cell phone service provider for $15,000,000,000,000,000? Yeah… it happened. A French woman by the name of San Jose living in Bordeaux, France received a bill from Bouygues Telecom for 11,721,000,000,000,000 euros, which is roughly $15 quadrillion. In case you [...]Read More »
[Chrome, Firefox] Privacyfix allows you to control how Google, Facebook, and other websites track you
A decade ago the internet was just a tiny little speck and online privacy was not a huge issue. Your information was only in a few places and back then we were more careful with what we did. Plus the notion of online privacy wasn’t really popular. Now our information [...]Read More »
[Windows] Download online streaming videos (from YouTube, Dailymotion, etc.) using SPEEDbit Video Downloader
With hundreds of thousands of videos being uploaded on video sharing websites such as YouTube and Dailymotion, there is a big need for a program that make sit easy for users to download videos from such websites. While there are many websites that provide downloadable link for any videos that [...]Read More »
[Windows] Use FileBot to automatically rename your video files in sequential order, such as TV show episodes
Storing huge amount of TV shows, songs, or movies on your computer can pose some unique organizing problems. This is also true for those who like to download and store videos from YouTube and other popular video sites. Having a software that is a major help in organizing the files [...]Read More »
Last week Janet, a loyal reader, made a striking comment. She more or less questioned why dotTech would review anything but the best software in each category. I fired back that we like to provide our users with choice and that the “best” for someone may not be [...]Read More »
Remember that Firefox 16 vulnerability I posted about yesterday? Yeah, well, it has been fixed with the release of Firefox 16.0.1 — it is safe to upgrade now.
If you are curious as to what changes Firefox 16 brings over Firefox 15, there isn’t much for the end user; most [...]Read More »
Line is an application that will allow you send and receive calls and massages free of charge. This can be especially useful for those who are on a tight cellular plan. If you are on a plan that has a limited number of minutes or messages that you can use, [...]Read More »
The added bonus of reviewing apps is that you get to see many more apps than you would have normally. I often end up downloading apps that I would not ordinarily consider useful for a phone or even have any interest in myself. What I have realized is that if [...]Read More »
“The great battlefield for the defense and expansion of freedom today is the whole southern half of the globe — Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.” Apparently John F. Kennedy said that to the US Congress in 1961. Leave it to an artist to poke fun [...]Read More »
I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the skyyyyyyyyyyy. I think about it every night and day… I still remember that song from the movie Space Jam. Why exactly am I butchering the song now? Because I just came across a picture of a flying squirrel.
Okay, [...]Read More »
With higher capacity hard disk drives becoming a norm, the increasing number of files on a system is slowly making Windows Explorer annoying to use due to only basic functionality. Thankfully, there are a number of file managers available that are far better than Windows Explorer. CubicExplorer is one of [...]Read More »
Three important criteria to remember when buying an Android smartphone — price, performance, and power
Buying a new Android smartphone can be quiet a daunting task for the uninitiated. With various models — priced at various levels, running on various processors, with various screens — flooding the market, it can all get a bit overwhelming in the beginning. But fear not, because we’re here to [...]Read More »
If you are tired of paying hundreds of dollars for Microsoft Office, don’t want a desktop office suite, or don’t like Google Docs then Microsoft Office Web Apps is for you.
What is it and what does it do
With Microsoft Office Web Apps you can use Word, [...]Read More »
Malware is being spread with “lol is this your new profile pic” message on Skype — be careful what you click
Skype users be warned: if you get a message on Skype that says “lol is this your new profile pic” with an accompanying http://goo.gl/XXX?img=XXX URL, do not click on the link!
It is being reported by various security firms, and confirmed by Skype, that many Skype users are being spammed [...]Read More »
Update: Firefox 16.0.1 is out now. See this article for more information.
As I was trolling the web to find interesting tidbits to share with dotTechies, I learned that Firefox 16 has been released. I set the story aside for publication later in the day. Once later in the day [...]Read More »
Protecting your privacy and keeping your hard disk cleaned at all times is an important task that should be done on a regular basis. One of the best, if not the best, freeware software program to get this done is the popular CCleaner.[...]
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Windows XP is the most exploited version of Windows while infections on Windows 7 are increasing, according to Microsoft
Wondering which version of Windows you should stick to be the safest? According to data released by Microsoft in its most recent Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, Windows XP remains at the top of the list when it comes to most infected Windows version while Windows 7 — particularly 64-bit [...]Read More »
iCircuit is an application that will allow you to build and test circuits. This would be incredibly useful if you are a student or professional working in the field of electronics. This application will work like most CAD-type applications. In addition, it can also be a fun application to use [...]Read More »
Last year dotTech reviewed an add-on called HTTPS Everywhere developed by the folks at Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Tor Project. For those that aren’t familiar with it, HTTPS Everywhere forces the use of HTTPS (instead of HTTP) on websites, when available.
The kicker is HTTPS Everywhere needs to [...]Read More »
When buying an iPhone, chances are that the overwhelming majority of users know very little about the phone they are buying. Users also tend to struggle with battery issues and don’t even know that it usually is due to memory performance issues. Techet distributes an app called System Status that [...]Read More »
Longtime readers know I like to ask for feedback every time a major change happens here on dotTech. In the past few weeks dotTech has “returned to its roots” in the sense that we are now focusing more on reviews of software and apps rather than tech news. [...]Read More »
I’m not really sure how to introduce or describe the following comic except by saying it provides a cheap laugh. It may not be the best comic I have found to date but it is still funny. At least I think so, anyway. Are you curious as to what comic [...]Read More »
These are hilarious fingerprint portraits of famous personalities, such as Steve Jobs, Spock, Spiderman, and more [Amazing Photo of the Day]
Need a good laugh? I know where you might be able to find one. An Italian artist known as Dito Von Tease (fake name, obviously) is working on a project, dubbed “Ditology” which means “finger-ology” in Italian, where he creates fingerprint portraits of famous personalities. What exactly is a fingerprint [...]Read More »
Listening to online radio is one of a popular internet pass time — almost everyone and their pet 700-pound pig “Pinky” does it. V-Radio, the application in the spotlight today, is all about allowing users to enjoy radio happenings all over the world.[...]
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[Windows] Use VolumeOut to gradually automatically reduce computer volume over a specified time period
They say soothing music relaxes body and the mind and there is no better time for such a complete relaxation just before you sleep. Some people have a habit of listening to music, watching videos, or even listening to an audio book as they fall asleep. Eventually, however, what sounded [...]Read More »
Let us say that you want to take down a quick note or write down all of your notes for a class all in one place. Quick Note lets you take notes quickly and efficiently so that you can view those notes in any Chrome browser that you are signed [...]Read More »
With every new version of its Windows operating system, Microsoft has tried to improve the speed at which users can access their files. However the fact that each user’s needs are unique means that it becomes difficult to take advantage of the currently available tools and features to improve their [...]Read More »