Although it never graduated from a beta release, the Spool app showed a lot of promise as a kind of Instapaper service which added the ability to DVR online video content for later viewing -- and now, it's gone, just like that.
It's been awhile since we've heard this one, but a report this week is dragging out new details about Amazon's ambitions to release a smartphone of its own to follow up the company's Kindle Fire success.
We were among the few, the proud who lined up outside their nearest Sprint dealer exactly three years ago tomorrow to buy the Palm Pre, the first device to feature the company’s innovative webOS software. While the device went back to the store two weeks later (never could get past that awful chiclet keyboard!), we remained fascinated by the platform, all the way to its bitter end last year with the HP TouchPad. Now you can relive the platform’s entire sad history, along with everything else happening this Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
Now that June is in full swing, the annual E3 show kicks off this week in Los Angeles, only the first of a number of exciting (and costly to our wallet) events. By this time next week we’ll be basking in the glow of whatever Apple has deigned to show us at WWDC, and Google I/O will wrap up the busy month with their own brand of fun. Might be a good time to put those credit cards on ice, right? In the meantime, soak up some absolutely free fun with today’s recap for Monday, June 4, 2012.
Krikey, what a day for the tech world! On top of the jury siding with Google over the Oracle lawsuit, we’ve got Seagate buying up LaCie, HP slashing eight percent of its workforce over the next two years and Apple CEO Tim Cook failing to cut a deal with Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung over their long-standing patent dispute. Oh, and DigiTimes says they’ll work harder to make Apple rumors more accurate. Yes, seriously. Read on to check out all the news for Wednesday, May 23, 2012!
Ladies and gentlemen, “Googorola” is now official. Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page took to the company’s blog to announce that the acquisition of Motorola Mobility is complete, setting the stage for some interesting days ahead in the smartphone wars.
While there’s certainly nothing wrong with the Google-powered Maps app we’ve had since the original iPhone, it could be argued that it’s time for Apple to shake things up and go their own way -- and that could indeed be happening with iOS 6.
Acquisitions are all the rage these days, and one of the companies making some of the most interesting acquires is Evernote. After bringing Skitch into the fold, the company has announced Penultimate as the next to join the Evernote family.
Two great tastes that taste great together? That remains to be seen, but like it or not, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took to his Timeline on Monday to announce the social network’s acquisition of Instagram, which is said to be a $1 billion cash and shares deal.
What’s in a name? For someone like the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, quite a lot. The notorious perfectionist didn’t particularly take to the name “Siri” when Apple acquired the company two years ago -- but accordingly to that company’s co-founder, Jobs never came up with a better one.