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All News for July 2013

Apparently, Locationary wasn’t the only maps-related acquisition Apple is making these days; the Cupertino company also snapped up HopStop, which is a service that provides “door-to-door transit, walking, biking, and taxi directions in over 300 cities worldwide”. It would seem that HopStop’s... Read more...
Here's a strange one: Apple recently published a page on its developer portal that openly apologized for maintenance that was "taking longer than expected." Of course, it's hard to fault a company for taking time to ensure something is done correctly, but the notice has now been up for several days. That's unlike... Read more...
When we posted our look at Windows 8.1 earlier this month, we covered a lot that was new to the OS, and admittedly, there was a lot more packed in than we originally anticipated. Despite that, we still managed to miss a couple of major DPI improvements that were added to the update, and for those sporting 4K... Read more...
The market is hardly devoid of remote desktop apps, but it is rather lacking in good ones. Google has for a couple of years offered a solution for Chrome desktop users which is decent, called Chrome Remote Desktop, and in the future (how far, we're unsure), it'll be bringing the same sort of functionality to... Read more...
With the release of Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, we were led to believe that Borderlands 2 would be seeing no more DLC. As it turns out, we're just not going to be seeing more DLC that introduces vast new worlds. At PAX Australia, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, who just last month showed us around the Gearbox... Read more...
Your eyeballs are valuable commodities. No, we're not talking about scooping them out and selling them on the black market -- please don't do that -- but for advertisers, their goal is to get their goods and services in front of your face however possible. A new app called Locket wants to help them do that by beaming... Read more...
If you believe everything that took place in the docudrama The Social Network, then Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was originally opposed to the idea of implementing ads into his social network, claiming they're not cool. Today, Facebook has ads, supposedly targeted ones, though we often we run into sponsored posts... Read more...
Apple recently hit the 50 billion app download mark with its App Store; Google just did the same. Apple did it in five years; Google did it (between the Android Market and Google Play store) in four. Further, Mashable says that Google CEO Larry Page noted that the company has paid out more money to Android app... Read more...
Google has been tinkering with Gmail’s look and features, and even after a major overhaul this spring, not everyone was satisfied, so even more changes are coming down the pike. Specifically, Google is tweaking the compose to give it a full-screen option. It’s a welcome change. Currently, you must write your email messages in a... Read more...
You've got to hand it to Microsoft -- the company is willing to find novel ways of promoting its products. The company is now offering anyone who buys a year of Office 365 ($99.95 annual rate) a free year of Xbox Live Gold. That's worth $60 a year -- a not-inconsiderable value relative to the cost of Office itself... Read more...
Nearly one billion dollars. Even for a company as massive, powerful and entrenched as Microsoft, that sum is one that simply cannot be ignored. It just can't be brushed aside. And in the company's latest quarterly earnings, the $900 million charge that it took related to Surface RT inventory adjustments became the... Read more...
The U.S. government has stated that it’s concerned about China-based Huawei and its ties to the Chinese government and military, and the UK shares that concern. After Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) issued a report stating that a great deal more oversight was needed regarding foreign... Read more...
Thanks for tuning in to our weekend edition of the web's hottest deals. Topping this weekend's offers is a Dell Inspiron 660s Dual-core Windows 7 Desktop under $350. We also found a 7" HP Android Tablet for just $139.99, the lowest price we've seen for it. Also don't miss a rare $50 coupon on Dell XPS 18 All-in-one... Read more...
As the Internet evolves, so too has the domain name. For years, everything was a .com, .net, .org, .edu, and so on, but now the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has enabled a greater variety of top-level domains (TLDs). Amazon, which has been accused of hoarding the new TLDs, was obviously... Read more...
What’s going on with Apple? Earlier this week, a rumor broke that Apple had to push back the release of its 2nd-generation iPad Mini to as late as next year--production allegedly won’t even begin until Q4 2013--and now, it seems that the company will have to push back the release of the iPhone 5S, too... Read more...
At this point, it's hardly a "rumor." The Motorola X is very, very real. Numerous executives have confirmed it slyly over the past few months, Google's own Eric Schmidt was seen using it in public earlier this month, and now we have yet another nugget to solidify things: Google CEO Larry Page recently stated the... Read more...
There's no better time to shop for a Mac than during the back-to-school shopping season. As we recently reported, Apple is offering college students up to $200 off select Mac systems plus a $100 App Store gift card, however you don't have to go through Apple to get a discount, nor do you need to be a student. Best Buy... Read more...
While Yahoo! has become the undisputed king of start-up acquisitions over the past year or so, Apple has definitely been on a fairly steady buying spree as well. While Apple never makes public its acquisition targets, huge innovations in the company's portfolio have began as ideas that were born outside of Cupertino... Read more...
Coincident with the launch of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 700 series of products, EVGA unveiled a new invention of its own: the ACX cooler. ACX is an acronym for "Active Cooling Extreme" and as the name suggests, it’s a cooling solution for high-end graphics cards. To date, we have looked at two ACX-equipped graphics cards, the EVGA GeForce... Read more...
Tired of changing passwords yet? Well, if you're a member of the NASDAQ OMX Group forums, your wish is still pending. The forum, where users can discuss stock happenings throughout the day, has been revealed to have been exploited, with an unknown number of usernames and passwords at risk. NASDAQ's OMX Group has said that it's reset all user... Read more...
There are no boundaries to technology, which continues to reach into all facets of our daily regimen. The world will look and function decidedly different in 10 years compared to today, and while we don't know exactly what life will be like, we know that banking at ATMs is one area that will see plenty of change... Read more...
Things are going well for Google, if you'll allow us the understatement of the year. As we reported yesterday, Google might as well have a license to print money, having earned over $14 billion in the second quarter, up 19 percent from a year ago. Google-owned sites generated over half of that, contributing $8.87... Read more...
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