Looking for reading apps on your iPad? You can find a reading app to suit any purpose: studying, working, or reading for pleasure. The iPad’s ideal for students: you can search, add highlights, and make notes, right within an app.
Apple released iOS 7 Wednesday, and debuted a huge visual overhaul along with it. Heavily textured backgrounds and dark colors are out, while soft gradients, thin sans-serif fonts and bright, bold hues are in.
Incredibly, there are still some 8-year-olds who don't know that in-game purchases involve real money. As Lily Neale's aerospace designer dad discovers when his bank account is frozen. Read this article by Chris Matyszczyk on CNET News.
Flipboard will be coming to Windows later this year.
Flipboard will be custom-made for this new platform, allowing Windows users to read, create and share magazines on virtually any topic imaginable. Microsoft fans have already proven to be passionate curators on Flipboard—see magazines like “The Micro-Times,” “Love My Windows Phone” and “Flip Your Geek.” Now they’ll be able to curate and enjoy content from Windows computers and devices, joining many more enthusiasts already rallying around everything from global issues (“The Collapsing Climate”) to personal interests (“Fixie”).
One of the great things about attending Facebook’s events is that one gets to see Mark Zuckerberg mature as a chief executive and hone his presentation skills. And today, he didn’t disappoint in his ability to spin the media corps. It was all claps for “four colors on HTC First” and ideas “inspired” by the likes of Amazon Kindle (ads) and Path. But what he did most brilliantly was obfuscate the difference between an app (Home), the user experience layer and the operating system.
Zuckerberg did that for two reasons: First, to buy his company time to build a proper OS that will come to us in dribs and drabs and then will wash over us suddenly, like a riptide. And secondly, to convince people that ”Home” is just like any other app. Unfortunately, Facebook’s Home is not as benign as that.
Barb Jemmott's insight:
I read this with great interest. Even though I don't write as well as this author, he has been able to express my exact feelings about the new "Facebook Home" app/pseudo android home page enviironment. We all need to be aware of where this is going.
With Google Reader on its way out, many users will be in need of a replacement for their RSS subscriptions. Here's a roundup of what we think are the best alternatives available. Read this article by Jaymar Cabebe on CNET.
When you get a new tablet, whether it's your first or 50th, you immediately download the most popular apps. Basics such as Facebook, Pandora, Candy Crush and Netflix are standard, but what else should you put on your new Kindle Fire?
Whether you're an Android or an iPhone user, odds are you have a gripe or two about your phone's battery life. It's the number one complaint among cell phone users, and unfortunately, there haven't been many breakthroughs in cell battery tech.
The other day I noticed I had more than 165 apps on my iPhone. Of them, I consistently use, maybe, 15. In other words, 91% of my apps are in the way of other apps I want to use. Organization does help, some.
Online security isn't just a good idea anymore — it's an essential safety measure for anyone using the web.
In 2012, Wired senior tech reporter Mat Honan lost more than a year's worth of pictures of his newborn daughter after his Google and Amazon accounts were hacked. Earlier in 2013, the Syrian Electronic Army allegedly hacked the Twitter accounts of The Financial Times, E! Onlineand The Associated Press.
If you've ever wanted to create and edit Word and Excel documents on your iPhone, the wait is overMicrosoft is launching Office for iPhone, bringing Word, Excel and PowerPoint to the world's most popular smartphone.
Between pricey flights, hotels and foreign shopping sprees, travel may be one of the best indicators of consumer confidence. And with unemployment going down, and even real estate seeing a modest comeback, that confidence seems to be rising.