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Apple vs Samsung

Apple vs Samsung

The intellectual property battle rages on between Apple and Samsung. In April 2011, Apple filed for patent infringement, claiming that Samsung copied its iPhone and iPad designs. Courts all over the world have taken on this battle. Europe and Australia, for instance, have ordered preliminary injunctions barring Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from shelves — just in time for the holiday ... Read More »

How to Use Google Search More Effectively

How to Use Google Search More Effectively

Among certain circles (my family, some of my coworkers, etc.) I’m known for my Googling skills. I can find anything, anywhere, in no time flat. My Google-fu is a helpful skill, but not one that’s shrouded in too much mystery — I’ve just mastered some very helpful search tricks and shortcuts and learned to quickly identify the best info in ... Read More »

Google+ Adds Mutual Circle Chat

Google+ Adds Mutual Circle Chat

Take a look in the lower left-hand corner of your Google+profile and you may notice a brand new feature: Chat with those in your mutual Circles. This little addition is significant because it breaks down a key interaction barrier between you and those you’re only acquainted with via Google+’s Circles social connection metaphor. As Google explains it in a brief support post, ... Read More »

Adobe Stops Development of Mobile Browser Flash

Adobe Stops Development of Mobile Browser Flash

Adobe has ceased the development of Flash Player for browsers on mobile devices, ZDNet reports citing an upcoming announcement from Adobe. “Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to ... Read More »

How Cellphones Shape the Lives of College Students

How Cellphones Shape the Lives of College Students

The majority of college students today use smartphones — although three-quarters don’t foot their own bills. Not surprisingly, this has changed the classroom dynamic. Some 88% text during class; 40% use their phones for last-minute test prep; and a quarter take their devices out during each class. This infographic, created by HackCollege, delves into the intricacies of how college students ... Read More »

Yahoo Buys Interclick for $270 Million

Yahoo Buys Interclick for $270 Million

Yahoo has purchased data-driven ad firm Interclick for $270 million. Interclick, a 4-year-old company that analyzes and identifies the most responsive audiences for marketing using digital media, will help Yahoo better value remnant ad space. Typically, such unsold opportunities are snapped up by other firms, which resell it for a higher price. Yahoo makes about $600 million a year from ... Read More »

Dropbox for Teams Offers a Terabyte of Space

Dropbox for Teams Offers a Terabyte of Space

If you have a crowd of people collaborating with large files synchronized by Dropbox, you might be interested in this new offering from the online file synchronization service, called Dropbox for Teams. It works the same way as the regular Dropbox service, where if you put files into a Dropbox folder on one computer, they immediately begin to synch up on all ... Read More »

Windows XP: It Will Not Die

Windows XP: It Will Not Die

Ten years after it first arrived and a year after Microsoft stopped selling it, Windows XP survives. It is an incredibly resilient piece of programming that has millions of fans around the world. But we can’t hold on forever. Microsoft promises to end support for the aging code in 2014. Though those few remaining years may not be enough time ... Read More »

iPhone History

iPhone History

In a scant few hours now, we’ll dive into chapter five in one of the most compelling stories of our digital-dominated era: The Life And Times of the iPhone. So for those of you who haven’t been paying attention, and even those of you who have (hands up if you remember the ROKR iTunes phone), here’s a recap — courtesy ... Read More »

iPhone 5: Will You Upgrade?

iPhone 5: Will You Upgrade?

The iPhone 5 is on the way, and millions of people are asking themselves, is it time to upgrade? This infographic will point you in the right direction. Let’s take a look at the current state of the iPhone 4 and its predecessors, how many apps users have installed, how much they’re using the iPhone and what new features they’d ... Read More »