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Forgot password or security questions? Apple will say too bad, wipe iTunes account, and lock you out
Last month when Wired‘s Mat Honan was hacked thanks to Apple’s password reset protocol, it scared the pants off Apple. It was frightening the ease with which the hack was accomplished and horrifying what was destroyed in the process. However, Apple’s response has sent them flying too far in [...]Read More »
Want the world’s thinnest quad-core smartphone with a stunning 441 ppi 5-inch display? Check out Oppo Finder 5 X990
Oppo may not be a popular smartphone manufacturing company, but it surely turned some head a few months ago by releasing the world’s thinnest smartphone, Oppo Finder. And now, the company is back with another whopping device, the world’s thinnest quad-core smartphone, Oppo Find 5 X990.
The Oppo Find 5 [...]Read More »
The previously dark room lights up; what was formerly your living room is transformed through light and sound (and who knows! Maybe even scent!) into a battlefield. You pick up your “gun,” holding your hands as if holding the actual prop. The gun on the main screen in [...]Read More »
I love Chrome. I love it so very much. It’s fast, it’s reliable, it’s secure, and, even when I’m playing Flash games on Facebook, it hardly ever crashes.
Of course, I’m referring to the desktop version of Google’s popular browser. The Chrome on my phone… well, let’s just say that [...]Read More »
I’ve never been a big fan of mail applications. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve tried them all. Outlook, Eudora, Thunderbird, even a little known one called Incredimail (just because my boss at an old job was obsessed with it for awhile). While I don’t doubt that they’re effective for [...]Read More »
I’m not a coder. I don’t develop applications. I almost flunked the only programming class I ever took. So obviously, Microsoft’s announced new software absolutely does NOT have me in mind, but that isn’t a problem – I’m a reporter, not their intended audience. However, details about the new Windows [...]Read More »
Apple held a much-anticipated event today in San Francisco. Let’s take a look at the major things announced.
As already covered, the iPhone 5 has been officially unveiled. The iPhone 5 features a 4-inch screen with 1136×640 resolution and now shows 5 rows of icons. It is 7.6mm in thickness [...]Read More »
With all the iPhone 5 leaks over the past years, including 3D mockups, it may be hard to wrap your head around what the real iPhone 5 looks like. Indeed when I first saw photos of the real iPhone 5, I immediately thought to myself “are you sure that isn’t [...]Read More »
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iPhone lovers can finally rejoice as Apple has unveiled the next generation of the iPhone, the iPhone 5 today. The company unveiled the long awaited iOS device at a magical event in San Francisco. We heard a lot of pre-release rumors and reports about the iPhone 5 despite Apple chief [...]Read More »
Are you a fan of Linux, and its incredibly easy to use Terminal-based package management? Installing programs on Linux is as easy as a single command. With Chocolatey, you can bring that easy installation to your Windows computer.
With Chocolatey, you just run a few commands:
- clist [program name]. This
Are you a huge fan of the 2D falling block game also known as “Tetris”? If you are, you probably love that we’ve been covering a lot of Tetris-like games recently. Blockability 3d is yet another one of those: it’s Tetris, in 3D.
Unlike some 3D Tetris games, Blockability 3d [...]Read More »
Are you getting a consistently weak wireless signal? Do you find that there are tons of wireless networks around you? WifiInfoView, the latest tool from NirSoft, is a free tool to view all of the WiFi networks around you, and detailed information about them.
In the main screen, WifiInfoView shows [...]Read More »
Some games are fast-paced. Others are much more relaxing. Mohuca (stylized mohuca.) is one of the relaxed ones. In it, there’s only one goal: survive for as long as possible.
To play Mohuca, you do one thing: tap on the screen. If you come across a roadblock, you tap [...]Read More »
Are you a fan of racing games on your phone? Try Lunar Racer: it’s a free racing app, and in it, you have to race on alien planets while managing gravity and nitro. But watch out! The powerups are dangerous, so you’ve got to keep an eye out.
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Your phone is a lot like a mini-Star Trek tricorder. It can scan the ambient acceleration, magnetic pull, location, and more, and it’s entirely hidden from you the majority of the time. If you’d like to see what your device is scanning, however, try Sensible Sensors: it’s a nice looking [...]Read More »
ProtectStar iShredder Std. is a tool to securely erase anything on your iOS device. Whether you are selling your device or letting a techie friend borrow it, you should always feel like your private information is safe and sound. And don’t think that deleting something from the device is enough, [...]Read More »
Are you constantly on the lookout for the best deal? Do you aimlessly search the web to find the best freebies? If you answer yes to either or both of the previous questions, then iSlick might be the app for you. The app contains comprehensive lists of deals accumulated from [...]Read More »
MotoHeroz is a tremendously fun “physics-based” racing game. The goal of the game is to beat your opponent and gather as many coins and stars as possible. Stars allow you to not only unlock the next racing track, but also upgrade your racing vehicle to one of 8 options. There [...]Read More »
Do you know what a ‘skypunch’ is? According to Terry Boswell, skypunch is a “rare meteorological phenomenon where ice crystals form above the high-altitude cirro-cumulo-stratus clouds, then fall downward, punching a hole in the cloud cover.” Yeah… doesn’t sound so cool in words but, damn, it looks awesome in a [...]Read More »
Blackberry is going extinct, sales drop to 0 in a “meaningful number” of stores according to analyst
In my time writing for dotTech, I’ve written quite a few articles on iOS, many on Android, and a lot on Microsoft. However, there’s been one smartphone maker that’s been curiously absent, despite my daily research. Today, in an interview with All Things Digital, a Pacific Crest analyst may [...]Read More »
Apple’s much-anticipated press event of the year is tomorrow where it is expected to reveal the new iPhone, may that be iPhone 5 or new iPhone. This whole year has seem a steady flow of leaks related to the iPhone 5, from rumored specs to supposed parts and even fully [...]Read More »
Google didn’t invest more in patents because they “didn’t really believe rounded corners were patentable”
Ready for a shot across the aisle by Mountain View? In an interview with Bloomberg, Google vice president of corporate development David Lawee explains how the recent patent war has been a “wake up call” for Google. Lawee talks about Google, and people in general, not knowing the value of [...]Read More »
Want to know how much power Apple has? Simply see how Best Buy is prepping for both “iPhone 5″ and “New iPhone”
Apple pulled a fast one over the world earlier this year when debuting the “new iPad” instead of “iPad 3″. With the iPhone 5 — or should I say new iPhone — literally around the corner, a retail giant in the United States is taking no chances. Reports are coming [...]Read More »
Google Wallet has started to inform their users that Google will end its prepaid card feature soon.
If you still have some balance on your prepaid card, don’t worry as Google is giving you more than one month to use it; while you cannot add more money to your prepaid [...]Read More »
Everything Everywhere, owner of T-Mobile and Orange cell phone networks in the United Kingdom, has announced UK’s first 4G LTE network today. The company is all set to rebrand itself based on its 4G services and related products and will also change its consumer service and network to “Simply EE”.[...]Read More »
Price drop on Samsung Galaxy S III: Amazon is selling it for $99 with two-year contract on Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T [USA]
If your in the market for a brand new phone, then your in luck. Amazon, for a limited time only, has dropped the price of 16GB Galaxy S III from the regular $199.99 to $99.99 with two-year contract on Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T; and thanks to Amazon’s free two-day shipping, [...]Read More »
Study shows 90% of all app downloads are free while in-app purchases soar to new heights [iOS, Android, Windows Phone]
I play Facebook games. I also play games on my phone. In both cases, most of the time the games are free to download. In that vein, I’m right in line with 90% of all app downloaders, a new Gartner study says. Gartner reports that free apps will represent 89% [...]Read More »
With the launch of Windows 8 fast approaching (come on, October 26th!), Microsoft has made an interesting decision about the Windows Store. The corporation has opened up the submission ability to include individuals unconnected to Microsoft itself. Before this semi-surprising change, only people with company accounts with Microsoft were able [...]Read More »
The version of Internet Explorer 10 that comes bundled with Windows 8 has a vulnerability that has been traced to it’s integrated specific version of Adobe Flash. At first, Microsoft claimed that they wouldn’t be providing security patches for the bundled software until October; now they’ve changed their tune amid [...]Read More »
With Apple’s announcement that iOS 6 won’t come bundled with a YouTube app, it’s been obvious that something had to give otherwise iDevice owners would be out of YouTube. What give-ed is Google; today Google announced their own iOS app for the popular streaming personal video service. However, this new [...]Read More »
If you find it difficult to keep up with the nightly builds of CyanogenMod 10, you might be happy to hear that the CyanogenMod team has announced new ‘M-Series’ releases for CM10. Essentially these M-Series builds are a step between nightly and beta builds, leaning more towards the nightly side; [...]Read More »
AntiSec may have frog in throat over FBI hacking claims.
When hacking group AntiSec claimed last week that they’d hacked into an FBI agent’s computer and stolen millions of iOS unique device identifyers (UDIDs), the FBI immediately denied ever having the information in question:
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The FBI is aware of published
By this point in life, you must be familiar with the game of Tetris. If you’re not, it’s the game of falling blocks in which one must attempt to stack up a full row of blocks. Doing so causes them to disappear–earning you more time before they reach the top. [...]Read More »
Looking for a way to make cut, copy, and paste more useful? Consider this: when designing Windows, Microsoft completely overlooked pasting clipboard data as a file. This means you can’t paste images or text documents to your desktop, and is quite annoying. Paste As File changes that: now, you can [...]Read More »