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June 22 Tech news roundup: Kaspersky banned in the U.S., Microsoft patches critical Wi-Fi security issue in Windows, Snapdragon X laptops fail to impress in gaming performance

Biden administration bans Kaspersky products in the U.S. The United States Government has officially banned all Kaspersky products in the Country. Users will need to switch to alternative security products as the company can no longer sell its software in the U.S. The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and…

Adobe Acrobat Pro is the ultimate solution for increased productivity

Disclosure: Our team is always looking for things we think our readers will value. We have received compensation for publishing this article. Despite our many technological advances today, we still sit with situations where we open several apps for a task. You use one to compile a document, another one…

GOM Mix Max’s Big Launch

GOM & Company is releasing its newest video editing software, GOM Mix Max, with a big launch celebration. Focused on balancing high-quality and plentiful features, GOM Mix Max will be a powerful tool for new editors and veterans alike. Users who sign up now can get GOM Mix Max for free for…

PCs May Have Pre-Installed Malware
It is nothing new for a person to buy a PC and finding a number of new features. With the passage of time, retailers have become more cautious and throw in security software to appease the customers. After all, there is nothing more threatening to the average PC user... Read more
The Best Map Apps to Help You Survive iOS6
Even the most enthusiastic of Apple users have to admit defeat – albeit probably temporarily – when it comes to Apple Maps. In my comparison of Apple Maps and Google Maps prior to the official launch of the former, it was already rather clear that Google Maps still reigns supreme.... Read more
The Best iPad Keyboard Cases
At the risk of inciting the ire of Apple haters, I dare say that the iPad is the best tablet you can buy today. That is not to discount the fact that it is expensive device, of course, but the experience it offers surpasses that of its competitors. And... Read more
Kickstarter Makes It Harder To Raise Money For Gadget Projects
Crowd-funding website Kickstarter has helped hardware and software manufacturers raise millions of dollars for their projects, now the company is making it harder for future companies to raise the same type of money thanks to more stringent page guidelines.   Kickstarter recently sent out a memo to project creators to inform... Read more
Hacked? The Latest GoDaddy Outage
The web-hosting guru GoDaddy had an outage September 10, 2012 that affected millions of domains worldwide. Initially, news reports concluded that the GoDaddy outage was from a hacker, but GoDaddy was quick to defend them.   The Complaint September 10th millions of registered domains through the GoDaddy web system... Read more
The Pinterest Revolution
Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social networks around. Already valued at over $1.5 billion, this virtual pinboard and social media platform does something that other social networks cannot – it pins.  The concept behind Pinterest is simple. A user will share their favorite websites through the use... Read more
Facebook Social Search: A Google Search Competitor?
At the Disrupt conference this year, there was a lot of buzz about a potential Facebook social search that would clobber the makers over at Google. Since Facebook’s start, it has been constantly evolving and striving to beat out the competition and take on new competitors – such as... Read more
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