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Disrupt SF-5 Startups To Watch Out For
This year the Disrupt event in San Francisco did something a little different: themed pavilions. These pavilions ranged from hardware to impact and even startups. Visitors would be able to look at the new and upcoming startup companies by themes to make browsing a little easier. From those themes,... Read more
Cloud Accounting? Comparison Of The Top 3 Cloud Accounting Programs
Over the past few years, a lot of traditional accounting programs have moved from desktop applications into cloud-based programs. There is no better example of this than accounting software. Software from makers such as QuickBooks and Peachtree has gone cloud, rather than desktop. With cloud accounting programs users can... Read more
Android Jumps Into The Cloud-Based Technology Pool
Android has been doing its best to compete with Apple’s iPhone, but the issue is apps. iPhone has millions of apps available, but Android still has to catch up. When it comes to cloud storage, it used to be all cloud storage providers offered an iPhone app, but now... Read more
Is Video Streaming More Energy-Intensive than Plastic Discs?
When digital video and music streaming was first released, it was marketed as a “green” alternative to buying traditional disks. Unfortunately, the times have changed. Music and video streaming may actually do more harm to the environment than we think. Though there is no waste, there is energy consumption.... Read more
iPhone 5 Sold Out? Apple Struggles To Fill Orders
Everyone knew that the iPhone is going to sell like hot cakes. Well, that didn’t quite happen, as even hot cakes don’t sell out within two hours. Given the rapid selling patterns of the previous versions of the iPhone, Apple would have known they had a winner on their... Read more
The Battle Of The Fitness Trackers: FitBit Vs Nike+ FuelBand Vs Motorola MOTOACTV
I think that exercise and fitness are buzzwords that are way overused these days. Or maybe I only think that because I am too lazy not hip enough to engage in that lifestyle. What seems to be the trend is that people are buying more into the healthy lifestyle,... Read more
5 Steps You Should Take Before Upgrading To Apple iOS 6
In the first 24 hours of the Apple iOS 6 upgrade window 15% of users have adopted the program. For the other 85% of users who are still using older versions of the Apple iOS here are a few tips to consider before upgrading your smartphones OS. Back up... Read more
Who Needs a Password When You Have a Palm?
The day of passwords may be nearing its end – that is, if Intel gets its way. Let’s face it; today’s computer and internet security is not very effective. Users have to rely on their skills to make an impenetrable password, but often this password is slightly revised and... Read more
Google Glasses: Should You Buy?
Every year Google holds an I/O for developers from all over the country. It is their opportunity to showcase and unveil new technologies and prototypes they are going to launch in the near future. This year’s I/O wasn’t much more than a circus but it did uncover one new... Read more
Free Photo Editing Programs Worth Using
As software and hardware manufacturers move their products towards cloud and open source services many customers have begun to ditch traditional software that they would normally pay for. I remember an early time in my life when MS Paint was just about the coolest program someone could master. How... Read more
Is It Time to Deadpool NFC?

Is It Time to Deadpool NFC?

Mobile September 20, 2012

What Is NFC? Although not everyone may be aware of it, NFC (short for near-field communications) is a technology that has been around for several years now. Probably thanks to the hype of the iPhone 5 possibly having NFC built-in – which we know by now is not true... Read more
Top Windows 7 Gadgets
Though the Windows Sidebar featured in Windows Vista was a bust, Windows 7 came back with innovative desktop gadgets that actually performed. Windows 7 stopped trying to knock off Mac’s dashboard appearance and instead created its own proper platform. Unlike the unpopular sidebar, Windows 7 gadgets have a purpose... Read more
Forget The iPhone 5 – 5 Apple Alternatives
Apple has released the iPhone 5, but experts are not convinced. Though it offers a few upgrades, really all the iPhone 5 has to boast about is a slightly slimmer construction. For most iPhone users, that is not that much of a big deal. Though the Apple iPhone has... Read more
Apple Wins Lawsuit in Germany – Will Google Motorola Be Banned?
The ‘Rubber Band’ Lawsuit Following their historic triumph over Samsung in the US, Apple didn’t cease and took its winning habits over to Germany. Apple had filed a lawsuit against Google Motorola in Germany regarding their patent of the ‘Rubber Band’ effect. As it turned out, Google Motorola was... Read more
Apple Maps Versus Google Maps
Google Maps has served as the lifeline of many a clueless traveler. For people like me, especially, Google Maps is an indispensable tool. Embarrassing as it may be, I have had to rely on Google Maps to get to my destination without being taken for a ride by unscrupulous... Read more
Forget Subsidized Phones, Offer Better Price Plans
Mobile carriers in the United States have mobile phone pricing all wrong. While users can enjoy a locked iPhone 5 for just $199.99 they end up paying for their phones discount with a two-year inflated pricing structure. Let me explain the subsidized dilemma currently facing American consumers, in many... Read more
5 Reasons You Should Own A Tablet
A tablet device could potentially be your key to portable freedom. While I would never endorse a tablet over a regular PC for heavy users, the cost on entry, portability and other advantages of tablet ownership should never be overlooked. For users who already run a Windows based system... Read more
Apple Hacker Heads to Twitter
Twitter looks like becoming the new hacker hangout. Gone are the days when users could post anything and everything on their Twitter feeds by breaking into people’s account. Twitter has enlisted the help of notorious Apple hacker Charlie Miller to ensure that its services are secure and aren’t abused... Read more