There is, of course, now a watered-down version of Google Now for iOS users. And there are some bifurcated iOS apps that try to replicate the experience, but so far, nothing officially from Apple.
With a small but growing slice of the PC market, Chromebooks are finally a viable choice for anyone looking to buy a secondary or travel laptop. Unlike the similarly priced netbooks of old, these systems, running Google's Chrome OS instead of Windows, tend to focus on doing one thing and doing it well -- giving you low-cost access to online tools and services.
But with myriad models available from Acer, HP, Toshiba, and even Google -- many with annoyingly similar names -- which is the Chromebook to beat?
Compare our hands-on reviews and impressions of the major Chromebook entrants … Read more
Duet Game is one of those games that's so challenging that the frustration level is high, but when you finally succeed is that much more satisfying. Your goal is to maneuver two objects in sync past white blocks by rotating either clockwise or counterclockwise. On the surface, the concept is simple, but once you get into the game, the challenge is anything but.
Voted by The New Yorker as one of the most elegant iPhone games of 2013, Duet Game only reached into the top 100, then fell back into relative obscurity. But a recent price drop has sent … Read more
The OS X Finder allows you to access and organize files and folders on your hard drive, with one common function being to move items to the trash. While you can drag items to the trash, an additional feature is to make a selection and then press the hotkey Command-delete, or choose "Move to Trash" from the File menu, which will place the selected items in your account's trash in preparation for deletion.
While this feature should work for files and folders in your account, sometimes it is not available for a selection, and the command in … Read more
Microsoft's Xbox Live hub is one of the most robust, well-developed social gaming spheres out there, and it's about to go more mobile in a big way.
The company is looking into bringing Xbox Live to iOS and Android games, rounding out the cross-functionality of the service and extending it from Xbox consoles, Windows phones, and machines all the way to iPhones and Android handsets, according to a report from The Verge Monday.
The news was originally hinted at in a recent Microsoft job listing that read, "We will create a modern framework that is open-source, lightweight, … Read more
Fueled by a 127 percent surged in worldwide sales, Android tablets collectively overtook the iPad last year, research firm Gartner said Monday.
Android tablet sales jumped to 120.9 million in 2013 to snag a global market share of 61.9 percent, up from sales of 53.3 million and a 45.8 percent share in 2012. Over the same time, iPad sales grew to 70.4 million from 61.4 million. But Apple's share of the tablet market dropped to 36 percent from 52.8 percent.
Apple's slice of the market fell amid increased demand for smaller, … Read more
Apple's "iOS in the Car" operating system, which would let drivers access various iPhone functions through a car's built-in screen, is set to head out of the garage next week, says a report.
Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo are the automakers on board for the launch, said the Financial Times, which cited unnamed sources in reporting that the official announcement will take place at the Geneva Motor Show. The FT said neither Apple nor the carmakers would comment.
Grab your iOS and OS X devices -- this is a security update you can't afford to ignore.
According to a study by Chitika released yesterday, only 25.9% of users have updated their operating system with a bug fix that prevents third parties from intercepting and fiddling with activity on an iOS device.
More specifically, without the update, the system does not check SSL/TLS hostnames, so connections that should be encrypted are left wide open.
The same security hole is also apparent in systems running OS X Mavericks.
iOS devices (all iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices) … Read more
When it comes to Girl Scout Cookie season, I always begin to sweat, wondering how I am going to track down a box of those delicious Peanut Butter Patties. It never crossed my mind to try searching the App Store or the Girl Scouts Web site to find the nearest cookie sales until I found this post on Brokelyn.com.
As it turns out, the Girls Scout Web site does offer a method for searching the cookie sales schedule in your zip code. There are even links to an iOS and Android app to help you fill your cabinets, but … Read more
One of the minor but relatively long-standing bugs in OS X Mavericks has been an inability to boot to Safe Mode on some systems after upgrading. When attempting, the Safe Mode progress bar may display but will then disappear after about a third of the way (or halfway) to completion, followed by the system restarting and then booting normally.
For those affected by this issue, it appears a change Apple made in OS X 10.9.2 addresses this problem and allows affected systems to boot properly into Safe Mode. Therefore, if you have not done so already, applying the … Read more