As news leaks that Google is rolling out a home entertainment console to stream music wirelessly inside homes, consumers are flocking online to speculate its possible perks and pitfalls. It’s Google’s first foray into building, marketing, and selling physical hardware -- not to mention their first real experiment with consumer satisfaction -- and it’s not going to be pretty. Below, we delve into a few of Google’s other failed products, and how its new mystery device is destined to follow in its steps.
It seemed forever ago that Google announced their Music Beta service. Upload up to 20,000 songs (for free, albeit at a snail's crawl) to be streamed to and downloadable to any computer. Access to the service on iOS devices was limited, for a while, to a clunky HTML-5-based weblication. Eventually, third parties got in on the act.
If you’ve already seen photos of the super-realistic 12-inch Steve Jobs action figure online, you may have already placed bets with your friends as to when Apple would come calling to squash it. If you guessed today, we have a winner! Cupertino is claiming ownership of the late co-founder’s likeness, but the defiant Chinese manufacturer plans to proceed anyway. Get out the popcorn, this one should be interesting! Meanwhile, here’s the rest of what’s making news for this Thursday, January 5, 2012.
Technology moves faster than poop through a goose: New products crop up quickly, while established brands and well-loved hardware can disappear just as fast. The same goes for those that make new technology possible, with new entrepreneurs bringing their wares to the fore, and legends leaving us years before their time. This past year proved no exception. With the new year creeping ever closer, we submit to you ten of our picks for the most important tech stories of the year. Designed by Apple users for Apple users, we're sure you'll find yourself nodding in agreement at more than a few of our choices.
Tired of being late to the party due to email messages that arrive belated on your iOS device? With push email, you can be notified the second an email arrives. Read on to find out how to set up a Google Apps accounts that supports push email by using the Microsoft Exchange features in iOS. We'll show you how to convert your existing IMAP Gmail accounts into IMAP Push accounts.
It was a big week for app updates and for iPad apps to migrate down to the iPhone (the reverse of the usual direction). There were also rumors, as there always are, and there was Google, stealing someone else's idea (as usual).
Seems like all the big news this week is app-related! Twitter has a new iOS app update, Batman flies in with a slick new Arkham City game, OnLive is coming to iOS and a whole lot more. Hey, maybe someday we’ll all be giving virtual gifts for the holidays -- no more wrapping paper and bows, no more piles of gifts under the tree. While you ponder that future, read on for all the news from Thursday, December 8, 2011.
RSS is a great way of catching up with news in this fast-paced world. We've taken a look at apps that turn your RSS feeds into magazine layouts, but maybe you don't have an iPad or maybe you want a more stripped down list for your news. Whichever your flavor, there are more than enough to choose from. All three apps this week feature list organization and caching of articles for offline reading, but what sets them apart and turns a good RSS reader into a great one?
There are social networks for everyone and everything. Whether you want to exploit colleagues for connections, take faux-retro pictures on your iPhone, or brag about how far you ran, there’s a network for that. In fact, social networks are so prevalent that the term has almost come to mean nothing at all. We decided it was time to take a look at some of the biggest contenders and see where they soar and where they sink.
It's Black Friday, and you might be sleeping off your pre-dawn shopping binge and missed the news; but it's also the day after Thanksgiving, so you might have been too busy stuffing cranberry sauce into your chops to keep up; and, last but not least, it's two days after you sat for hours in bumper to bumper holiday traffic, where you couldn't see these hot news stories. Luckily for you, we have a sweet leftover plate of the week's hottest newsflashes and we know you're going to gorge yourself on these awesome Apple stories.