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
When reading a Gmail message from one of your contacts, what would you like to appear in the right-hand panel: an ad or an interactive social media profile for the contact in question? No matter how targeted Gmail's ads might be, I'd wager you answered the latter. If so, then you'll want to try out Rapportive, a browser extension that brings the various social media profiles of your Gmail contacts right to your inbox.… Read more
LG Electronics has filed for a series of trademarks that may point to a tablet, smartwatch, and other devices up its sleeve.
The letter G is used by LG to brand its premium lineup of smartphones. Among the trademarked items, GPad likely refers to a tablet, while the G Watch would be a smartwatch. G Glass could be LG's own version of high-tech specs, a … Read more
People don't seem as happy with social media sites and search engines, and advertising could be the culprit, at least according to one new study.
Released Tuesday in partnership with analytics firm ForeSee, the American Customer Satisfaction Index's E-business report gave search engines, social networks, and news sites a collective satisfaction grade of 71.3 out of 100. The score was 3.9 percent lower than last year's score and the lowest seen by the ACSI since 2002.
To explain the drop, the ACSI pinned part of the blame on online advertising. Among those surveyed, 22 percent … Read more
LinkedIn is battling a DNS issue that took the business social networking site offline for an hour Wednesday night.
The outage, which appears to be over for most of LinkedIn's members, began when the site's homepage was replaced by a domain sales page. (See The Next Web for screenshot.) An hours-long service disruption began affecting the site around 6 p.m. PT, according to DownRightNow.com.
The site's operators explained via Twitter that the outage was caused by a "DNS issue" but did not elaborate.
Our site is now recovering for some members. We determined … Read more
Even though Twitter has been Apple's pick of social networks to be integrated into iOS 7, it's looking like LinkedIn could also make it to the chosen circle.
Developers have found code-based references to deep LinkedIn integration in the beta version of iOS 7, which was supplied by Apple, according to 9to5Mac. This code shows that a single sign-on system is in the works for the professional social network -- much like how iOS currently works with Facebook and Twitter.
The developer that supplied 9to5Mac with the code sheets said that certain bits of code are missing for … Read more
Believe or not, the plurality of men in the U.K. rank Internet access as valuable as sex and even more important than food and shelter.
That's right, 42 percent of male respondents in a new survey by broadband provider TP-Link throw food, shelter, and sleep to the wind, while saluting Internet access as one of life's most cherished needs. In fact, 50 percent of people say they dedicate more time to the Internet than sleep.
"As our recent research shows, in the current increasingly digital world, quick and easy connectivity is one of the main concerns … Read more