BBuy Extends Return/Exchange Window →
My not so favorite blue box tech store is extending their return policy from 14 to 30 days. I still won’t buy stuff here unless there’s major discounts/coupons or if I receive gift cards (I do like gift cards!). This move is no doubt, an attempt to increase customer service/satisfaction, as a lot of major online retailers have transitioned to 30+ days return policies (with free...
No Quad-Core Devices from SONY in 2012 →
Sony announced today that they will not be releasing any quad-core devices till 2013. They will, however, release devices later this year that utilize next generation dual core devices, which they argue, out perform current quad-core technology. If this is true, I am completely on board with Sony’s justification. We have yet to improve or perfect dual core before we move onto quad-core....
Wsup in Tech: Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview... →
wsupintech: Microsoft has released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview for download on its website. System Requirements Windows 8 Consumer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows 7: Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) It’s going to be a fun and crazy day.
Google+ Doesn't Care If You Return... →
In short, once you sign up, Google keeps making money from Ads. They’re simply brilliant.
The Pirate Bay (TPB) Removes All Torrent Links →
Don’t worry, they’re still using magnet links…
iPad 3 Rumors →
Check the source for a roundup of all the rumors. Or…just be normal and wait for the announcement on March 7th.
Sprint TV for iPhone →
Smartphone owners on Sprint have enjoyed (or ignored) the Sprint TV app. But now iPhone users on the Now Network can experience it.
Windows Phone 7.5 Update "Tango" →
From Mango to Tango. The next version of WP 7.5 should be coming out this April. Information from The Verge basically tells us that it’s minor improvements with some added functionality to MMS and speed optimizations. Props to MSFT for getting this OS to run (smoothly?) on devices with only 256mb ram. Hopefully this means better multi-tasking and battery life, with maybe even a bump in...
New Windows Phones from HTC - Later This Year →
Just about every OEM has been very quiet about Windows Phones at this years Mobile World Congress in Spain. As you might have guessed, Nokia is the only handset manufacturer that is really pushing the OS. I think after MSFT invested time and money into Nokia, other OEMs have not been happy. Luckily, it seems that HTC will be releasing one or more handsets this year after MSFT releases...
How To Sue AT&T For Throttling Your "Unlimited"... →
Very recently, a California man won a suit against AT&T Wireless for throttling his iPhone when he had an unlimited plan. He won $850. There are now instructions and various videos online describing the throttling and the suit process. AT&T is of course, fighting back and with about half of their smartphone subscriber base still on the grandfathered “unlimited” data plan,...
Legal Notice From T-Mobile [Roaming]
I just got an e-mail from T-Mobile USA with the subject line “Legal Notice”. Basically, begining April 5, 2012, T-Mobile is imposing a much stricter policy on data roaming within the United States for all of its data users. In my case, I am signed up for the 5gb/mo. 4G plan, which, with the new roaming policy would mean I can use up to 100MB while roaming before they completely cut...
HTC One V →
This looks to be HTC’s more entry level phone. But I question if the internals can run ICS and Sense 4.0 efficiently, or if they’re going to disable certain features to make things flow better. One thing to note is the HTC iconic “chin” is back on this model.
HTC One X →
This is HTC’s “superphone”. 1.5ghz quad-core tegra 3 processor, or Qualcomm’s S4 processor for LTE variants. So they’ve also improved power management and battery technology…right?
HTC: Beats Audio Will Work On Other Apps →
The Beats audio on HTC devices and probably a lot of other devices is really just an enhanced/optimized equalizer. There’s really nothing special about the hardware itself. With this update, they are allowing third-party apps to take advantage of the EQ as well. On my HTC Radar 4G, SRS Audio is activated throughout the phone, which does increase the perceived quality of audio from Apps....
Sony Xperia U →
More of the same from Android, but a pretty chassis from Sony. We now know the clear bar is used for mood lighting of sorts.
Photoshop Touch for iPad →
Available Monday, but was released earlier today, Adobe’s Photoshop Touch for iPad will cost $9.99 in the app store. I hope Adobe keeps this up to date for the iPad 3’s retina display! iPad and Photoshop users rejoice!
A Colorful and Flexible HD Web Camera →
It’s called the Hercules HD Twist. For $35 it’ll fit on just about any monitor or stay on top of most surfaces. Maybe you can push that 6 year old Intel Centrino laptop to the max by running Skype HD!
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 →
Samsung has now announced that it’s second generation of Galaxy tablets will come in two sizes: 7.0” and 10.1” with resolutions 1024x600 and 1280x800 respectively. So far the pictures just make it look like more of the same from Samsung, which isn’t really a bad thing.
Samsung Galaxy Beam (Android Projector Phone) →
This might be the first somewhat successful and thought out smartphone equipped with an HD projector. We’ll learn more as this week’s mobile news gets crazy at Mobile World Congress.
MS Office to Feature Touch Friendly UI →
Looks like the next version of Office is getting tablet/touch friendly!
The End of Zune and Windows Live Brands - Windows... →
Looks like they’re simplifying things…reminds me of OS X… The branding will look like this in Windows 8: Microsoft Account (Windows Live ID) Mail (Windows Live Mail) Calendar (Windows Live Calendar) People (Windows Live Contacts) Photos (Windows Live Photo Gallery) Music (Zune Music Player) Video (Zune Video Player)
AT&T's S.O.N. →
The money grubbing organization, has been up to some good in the recent months. Partnering with Intucell, they’ve been testing out a Self Optimizing Network automated system, which is able to increase the quality of service experienced by users on their network. The technology is fairly simple, and works in real time (which is the key). In short, it is able to detected when a tower is...
Rapidshare Discourages Pirates [Throttling] →
With other similar file sharing services being taken offline, either by the law or out of fear, Rapidshare has seen an major influx of users. Rapidshare would rather not get into legal troubles, so they’ve limited the download speeds of individuals with “free” accounts.
Next-gen WiFi hotspots to feature no-password... →
unexpectedtech: Testing has begun on a new class of WiFi hotspots that will log mobile users in automatically with their SIM cards, potentially alleviating cellular network congestion and helping users stay within the limits of their data plans. The Wireless Broadband Alliance announced today that it has completed trials with a long list network operators, mobile device makers, and network...
Mac EFI Firmware Updates Galore! →
If you own a Mac purchased in 2011-2012, you probably have a software update (or two) to install. I would recommend performing a TimeMachine back-up before installing this update or at least back up critical files in the unlikely event of something going wrong.
"iConfess: Why an Android fan recommends the... →
Click the link to read what the author of this article has to say. I completely agree with his opinions/statements. Here’s my $.02. Today I sold my Galaxy S II 4G and I have no regrets. It is likely that I will move onto an iPhone in the future (bring on the iPhone 5!), but for now I am completely content with my Windows Phone. Honestly, how many of you can recommend...
Smoked by Windows Phone →
Microsoft is declaring “war” with their advertisements for Windows Phone. This comes as Windows Phone users/fans want more aggressive advertising campaigns and aligns with the recent $100 smoked by windows phone competitions. There are a bunch of youtube videos showing time after time, Windows Phone is faster when used to perform daily tasks.
Tactile Touch Screens →
Immersion HD created some tactile touch screens that can change the way we interact with our devices in the future and has the potential to help blind individuals utilize these devices too. Check the source for a video and much more information.
Google+ Circles & Google Voice →
If you’re a Google Voice and Google+ users, some new features popped up today allowing you to filter your calls using your Google+ Circles!
Wise Words from Meg [HP] →
I think Meg Whitman maybe one of the best things to ever happen to HP, but only time will tell how successful her changes will be for the tech giant. If anything, RIM (BlackBerry) should be taking some PR notes. “This is a “once-in-a-generation chance to define the future of technology and position HP as a leader for decades to come,” said Whitman. “I have no doubt...
Recently, the commotion over App Privacy has caused some companies to come under increased scrutiny by their users. Though I am in the camp of, “nothing is private anymore”, I am still very happy that Apple and 5 other companies have agreed to get together to set and abide by certain standards. I’m pretty sure PC software kind of went through the same revolution many years ago.
"Last chance to clear out Google Web History... →
If you’re worried, read the article! If you’re not, carry on with life.
Response from Apple, FLA and Foxconn to the... →
If you saw the special last night, you would have noticed that a lot of man power goes into making all those Apple goodies we all wait in long lines to buy. Well the companies had somethings to say about that special. To me, they showed the typical life of most factory line workers. The worst part of it is the pay, which even in China, isn’t enough for most to make ends meet. I do hope...
MS Office for iPad (Soon?) →
Maybe some of you saw the leaked shots of Office on an iPad today. I think Office is definitely coming to the iPad, but how well will it work is a whole other story. There’s an unfortunate chance that the integration as well as functionality of the official app crushing the 3rd parties who have worked so hard to make similar office products for the iPad. Some of which work really really...
PS Vita 3G is Futureproof? →
The people over at Sony seem to think so. Maybe having the 3g hardware is good for the future, but at the rates they’re charging to keep service running…no thank you!
ICS & Blur →
This maybe the next version of Blur. This screenshot was from a RAZR.
Revamped App Store [Apple] →
New App Store to come in the future. Probably will coincide with the launch of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
Samsung Galaxy Note [AT&T] →
Who bought one today? The reviews haven’t been so great for this device, and I would highly suggest staying away from this particular model, unless you absolutely want LTE. The international version of the Galaxy Note has received much higher reviews and does offer “4G” capabilities, just not LTE. Lets be honest, we don’t really need LTE, or even want it when it causes...
China and Tango? →
The rumored Windows Phone update may arrive next month. The release of Tango may coincide with the availability of Windows Phone in China. Bring it Microsoft!
Android Community Shows Their Support For... →
Stories like this are awesome. It really doesn’t take much money to help out the developers who work to make your phone so much better, or at least keep you amused during those times when you don’t want to work. More great things to come soon from the team at CyanogenMod!
VLC 2.0! →
Not much to write about here. VLC has finally launched their second version of their awesome audio/video player. I’ll be downloading it soon and you should too! Aside from iTunes, VLC is all I use on Windows and OS X.
Missed Opportunity - Unifying Logos [Microsoft] →
Microsoft showed off it’s new Windows 8 logo. Like the author of this article, I agree that the new logo is simple and representative of the metro-ui layout. But it has nothing to do with the other products/services that Microsoft sells/distributes. Honestly, it’s just silly, and what about all those keyboards with the wavy Windows flag?! What the author proposes is a great idea....