With ever-increasing storage sizes on today's hard drives, most current PCs are capable of storing a vast amount of data. Gone are the days of backing up your files to a media disk; now you can safely stockpile all of that information on external drives and even in the cloud with services like Dropbox. But with the increasing size of our digital library, sifting through all of that data can be time-consuming. Copernic Desktop Search, one of the most popular search indexes on Download, can save you countless hours of rummaging through those old photos and MP3s by finding … Read more
An artist's artist, nine-time Grammy-award-winning musician John Legend remains sought-after for collaborations by the likes of Lauryn Hill, Kanye West, Jay Z, and Alicia Keys. His respect within (and outside of) the music industry is testament to his commitment to excellence -- and the primary reason that speaker leaders Definitive Technology called upon Legend to be their first-ever brand ambassador.
As part of a multiyear partnership deal, Legend, whose fourth solo studio album, "Love In The Future" drops Sep. 3, will serve as figurehead and muse for the brand's upcoming audio rollouts including the Sound Cylinder … Read more
On Tuesday, Google announced a new update to the Chrome browser, adding improved omnibox suggestions based on the most recently visited Web pages. The update also brings a fresh reset feature, similar to Firefox's own browser reset button. This is helpful for eliminating all those unwanted extensions and unintended add-ons that you may have accumulated over the years inside your Chrome extensions. Your themes, bookmarks, and Chrome apps should still remain intact.
Mac users also get rich notifications support for in-app- and extension updates.Grab the Chrome updates here: Windows Mac
Microsoft is making progress revamping Internet Explorer to shuck its bad reputation among Web developers, newly released measurements of browser reliability show.
Sauce Labs' Selenium service has run 55 million automated tests of Web sites and Web apps over the years, and the company kept track of the results. Although IE was the worst performer overall, newer versions show much lower rates of troubles bad enough to crash the browser, according to a Sauce Labs blog post Tuesday.
Overall, IE's error rate was 0.25 percent. But that's largely because of IE6's 0.31 percent rate and … Read more
Your personal stew of settings changes, add-ons, and other customizations can sometimes weigh down your browser, which is why Google has introduced a reset button in the latest build of Chrome stable.
Chrome 29 (download for Windows, Mac, or Linux) also includes more of your personal information in its Omnibox search suggestions, while Chrome 29 for Android (download) gets rudimentary Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) support.
The Omnibox improvement adds your recently visited sites to its mix, "resulting in more timely and contextually relevant suggestions," according to Google's blog post about the release.
Chrome's browser reset is … Read more
In a move that paves the way for watching Web-based Netflix videos on an Android device, Google is adding its Widevine digital rights management software to its Chrome browser for Android.
Google engineers on Monday announced their intention to build the DRM feature into Chrome for Android on a mailing list for Blink, the browser engine at the heart of Chrome and its open-source foundation, Chromium. Google acquired Widevine in 2010; Netflix and Blockbuster use the technology for barring unauthorized copying and optimizing online streaming.
DRM in the browser has been a touchy subject. Ian Hickson, for years a central … Read more
If you lock yourself out of your General Motors car, but have a Windows Phone in your pocket, good news: you can now use your phone to get back in your vehicle.
Tuesday General Motors and Microsoft launched the OnStar RemoteLink app for Windows Phone, three years after the app launched with the Chevy Volt in 2010. The app is also available for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry.
RemoteLink lets you unlock and lock your doors, remotely start your vehicle, and turn off and on your horn and lights, all from your smartphone. You can also view data on your car'… Read more
Chromecast may not currently support streaming of local media content on your Android device, but that's not stopping developer and hacker Koushik Dutta from making it happen. AirCast is Dutta's take on letting users play their media on Google's little dongle-that-could Chromecast.
Though the current version is still in beta, you can actually go ahead and grab the APK file yourself to try it out. Just be warned: this app will self-destruct in 48 hours, which Dutta says will most likely be removed once a more stable, freemium version gets released in the near future.
Being computer savvy is both a blessing and a curse. While you're always on top of the latest tech trends and the center of attention at parties (so they say), you're also the first person that everyone bothers with their computer problems. Everybody has at least one friend or family member that is the go-to IT person you always call on whenever you have a problem with your laptop, day or night, 365 days a year. If you don't know of one, you're it, and we feel for you. Jumpshot hopes to make the lives of … Read more
"We came to dance. The piper calls out a different rhyme. He cracks the whip and we step in time." -- Ultravox
An electro-pop pioneer, singer-guitarist Midge Ure called early-'80s club-goers to the dance floor with Visage's "Fade to Grey and Ultravox's "Vienna," "Reap the Wild Wind," and "Dancing With Tears in My Eyes." He later morphed into a philanthropic powerhouse who raised millions for famine relief, co-producing Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" single and mega-concerts Live Aid and Live8. After scoring … Read more