Bluetooth LE has made it possible to perform all sorts of trickery using our smartphones and tablets without killing their batteries, but the developers behind a new app called Scribe have come up with an even more ingenious idea.
Although the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show wrapped up in Las Vegas a week ago, the event left a busy five business days in its wake this week with new products, updates and lots of stuff for us to recap. And hey, the month of January is already half over now, which means there's even more cool stuff on the way... so without further ado, let's dive in so we can get on to the weekend festivities!
eBay-owned PayPal is about to get even more up in your virtual grill this holiday season as it launches a new Digital Gifts initiative, kicking things off with electronic codes that can be spent on Apple's iTunes.
There may be plenty of Mac apps for converting DVDs into iTunes-friendly files, but few are capable of adding the metadata required to make them look their best -- a task the new iFlicks 2 appears to do in style.
Wednesday wound up being a big day for Windows Phone 8 users, who finally got the Instagram app they've been waiting for, as well as Google blessing them with a second app in the form of crowdsourced traffic service Waze. Sure, these apps aren't much to get excited about on the iPhone these days, but it's always nice to see competing mobile platforms catch up, even if it's long overdue. Speaking of which, there's still no NFC-enabled Google Wallet on the iPhone, but we do have a spot of news about the service in today's recap...
They say you can't keep a good man down, but does the same apply to a maybe not-so-good retail chain? Despite all the headlines touting the end of Blockbuster's reign over the video store, the company still has a few independently owned branches across the U.S. that will continue the good fight -- find out about one such place in today's recap.
On the heels of minor updates to iTunes and GarageBand for Mac earlier this week, Apple has relieved the suffering of millions of Gmail users running OS X Mavericks with a separate update specific to Mail.app.