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Rhapsody and Napster get Chromecast Support
Rhapsody and Napster are now casting to Google's Chromecast from your Android phone or tablet. The announcement was made today via Rhapsody's Blog. Rival service Pandora has been on Chromecast for awhile now so Rhapsody is a little late, but better late than never right? The latest versions of Rh....more
Facebook Messenger for Android adds Free WiFi calling
Facebook Messenger for Android has been updated with a big new feature. Now you can make free WiFi calls using Messenger for Android. Free WiFi calls hasn't even made it to Google Hangouts on Android yet, although iOS users have had the feature for awhile. Also new in the updated Messenger is a Gro....more
Yahoo encrypting internal traffic to thwart NSA
Yahoo has added extra layers of encryption to protect its users from eavesdropping by the NSA. The technology industry has been moving fast to encrypt more data after the revelations by Edward Snowden last summer. Google recently announced similar measures and now Yahoo has followed suit. Yahoo says traffi....more
iPhone users should dump Gmail
A little more than a year ago Google dropped Exchange support for iOS devices. Before Google crapped on millions of iPhone users who depended Gmail, iOS Mail and Gmail via Exchange was the best way to get push mail on any device. Apple’s Mail client on the iPhone was fantastic, and paired with Gmail it made....more
Google encrypts all Gmail after Snowden revelations
Google has made a significant change to its Gmail service today. The company announced Gmail will "always use an encrypted HTTPS connection when you check or send email." After last summer's revelations by Edward Snowden, Google was determined to stop mass surveillance by the NSA. This is a small step in t....more
QNX is turning out to be a winner after all
When BlackBerry announced its new QNX operating system a few years ago the tech world was underwhelmed. BlackBerry promised stunning performance and features on smartphones and tablets, but when QNX arrived the reception was tepid. As it turns out, BlackBerry had more to be proud of than we thought and we a....more
Microsoft Office for iPad coming soon?
According to ZDNet's Mary Joe Foley, Microsoft is working on a version of Office for iPad, and it may show up sooner than we think. Microsoft has apparently acknowledge that they are indeed working on Office for iPad, but it was believed it would show up later in 2014. Foley says her contacts say otherwise,....more
Take revenge on Flappy Birds with Flatty Birds
Are you a Flappy Bird addict upset at the developer for pulling your favorite game from the Play Store? Now you can get a glimpse of your former addiction with Flatty Birds. There will surely be a number of copy cat games, but Flappy Birds is out now. It borrows heavily from the look of Flappy Birds, but i....more
Google taking Chromecast to the UK
Google launched a nifty little gadget last year without much fan fair. Chromecast is a little $35 HDMI stick that plugs into your TV and allows you to stream content from your tablet, phone, or computer. Amazingly, Google seemed to under estimate the demand and so far Chromecast has only been available in t....more
NYPD testing Google Glass
Google Glass is widely seen as an expensive toy for Geeks, but that may not always be the case. There are many applications for Google Glass beyond geek culture. According to a report, the New York City Police Department is testing Glass with some officers as a way to fight crime.
We si....more
How will Satya Nadella change Microsoft?
Microsoft announced its new CEO pick, insider Satya Nadella the other day. The pick represents a huge change for Microsoft as Nadella is only the third CEO in Microsoft's history. Microsoft also announced Bill Gates would step down as chairman, but take a more active role in the company. How will ....more
Google sells Motorola Mobility to Lenovo
Just a few short years after Google purchase Motorola Mobility, the company is dumping the cell phone maker. Many were questioning Google's decision after finding out the sale price is $2.9 Billion. After all, Google paid $12.5 Billion for Motorola just a few years ago. It appears that Google will be keepi....more
Free Chromecast with Moto X off-contract purchase
Motorola is running a special promotion that could net you a free Chromecast. Simply purchase an off-contract Moto X and they will throw in a Chromecast for free. The Chromecast retails for $35 so if you purchase the least expensive Moto X at $399.99, you're almost reaching the holiday sales price of $350. ....more
Microsoft narrows CEO search to two people
According to Bloomberg, Microsoft has narrowed its search for a new CEO down to two people. The last we heard they were focusing on four people to replace Steve Ballmer, one of whom was former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop. It looks like Elop got the axe. Bloomberg says the company is focused on Ford CEO Alan Mul....more
Man asked to leave restaurant for not removing Google Glass
The next time you wear your Google Glass to a restaurant, make sure they don't mind. A restauranteur was kicked out of a restaurant in Seattle after he refused to remove his Google Glass. Nick Starr was dining at the Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge when he was asked to remove his Google Glass. Apparently the resta....more
Moto X to get $150 discount on Cyber Monday
Let the holiday sales begin. Motorola will offer $150 off any unlocked Moto X starting Cyber Monday. You won't have to sign up for a 2-year contract because these phones are not subsidized. You can get an unlocked Moto X for as little as $350 next Monday. Obviously, Motorola is matching Google's Nexus 5 p....more
BlackBerry updates BBM for Android and iOS
BlackBerry has released an updated version of BBM for Android and iOS. The update address various bugs and improvements, and also adds iPad and iPod support. The new version adds the feature of allowing users to invite contacts to BBM groups using their email address. The new version also includes ....more
Google updates Drive for iOS
Google has released an updated version of Drive for iOS version 2.1. The new app has multiple account support, single sign in, and printing via AirPrint. You can download the update from the App Store.
What's New in Version 2.1.0 - Multiple Account Support. You can now switch betwee....more
Google gives Chrome for Android new gestures
Google continues to improve their Chrome browser on all platforms, and today Google has updated Chrome for Android with new gestures for moving between tabs. The gestures can be used at any time while you are in Chrome, and makes moving around in Chrome on your mobile a lot easier. In Chrome for An....more
Should Microsoft buy BlackBerry?
Speculation has been swirling about who would, or should, acquire BlackBerry in the wake of the company's announcement that it would look for a buyer. Microsoft has been named by quite a few bloggers as a potential buyer for BlackBerry. USATODAY makes a case for why Microsoft should buy BlackBerry in an art....more
BlackBerry scraps earnings call
BlackBerry announced it intends to sell to a group of investors led by Fairfax Financial, and the company will go private. In light of the sale, BlackBerry says it will not hold an earnings call with the latest quarterly report. BlackBerry's Fairfax Financial deal is worth $4.7 billion or $9 per share, but ....more
Moto X launching on Sprint September 6
The Moto X is coming to Sprint tomorrow, September 6, 2013. Sprint will offer the Moto X for $199.99 on the standard two-year contract, but they will also run a promotion that will allow users to get $100 off. Sprint will offer the Moto X in woven black and white to start, but will support the Moto Maker i....more
Next version of Android is Kit Kat?
Android versions have been named in alphabetical order, and they have all been some type of dessert. Android started with Cupcake, then Donut, and then we had Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jellybean. The new version of Android was believed to be Key Lime Pie, but a recent a....more
8GB Nexus 4 sold out and not coming back
The 8GB version of the Google Nexus 4 is sold out on the Google Play Store, and it won't be coming back. Most people take this as a sign that the Nexus 5 is obviously on the way. If you're still looking for a Nexus 4 you can purchase the 16GB version, but the 8GB version is gone forever. Although....more
Can BlackBerry survive as a niche company?
BlackBerry's struggles continue as their board considers several options including selling off pieces of the company, or going private. One director feels that BlackBerry can survive as a niche company. Director Bert Nordberg said that the company has strengths in secure communications an enterprise....more
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