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Entries by Jason Gilbert from 07/2012

Smartphone Usage Stats Suggest You Aren't Calling Your Mother (Or Anyone) Enough

Posted 07.02.2012 | Technology

This may surprise you, but on almost every smartphone, there is a telephone app that you can use to dial or receive a phone call. On the iPhone, it's ...

Radical Windows Phone 8 Curved Keyboard Would Be A Blessing For Your Thumbs (VIDEO)

Posted 07.02.2012 | Technology

Accurately typing on your smartphone with but one hand can require the dexterity, flexibility, and finger strength of a world-class thumb wrestler. Th...

Windows 8 Price: Upgrade For Most Windows Users Will Cost $40 (For A Limited Time)

Posted 07.02.2012 | Technology

Planning on upgrading your current PC to Windows 8? Unless you're still on Windows 95, Microsoft just revealed how much you might be paying. For us...

'Need A Debit Card' Twitter Account Proves Infinite Stupidity Of Humans

Posted 07.03.2012 | Technology

There are certain things that you should not tweet because they are annoying: your FourSquare check-ins; Instagram photos of your lunch meat; the arti...

Doodle.ly, The 'Twitter For Artists,' Is A Social Network For Illustrators, Scribblers, And -- Yes -- Doodlers

Posted 07.05.2012 | Technology

When using Twitter, you might have encountered an obstacle to composing your tweets that has been described as the "blank slate" problem. In short, it...

'Herp Derp YouTube Comments' Browser Extension Makes YouTube Comments Actually Readable

Posted 07.05.2012 | Technology

Scrolling down to the comments section on YouTube is like wandering into the middle of a dodgeball game where everybody is aiming at everyone else's f...

Google Glass By Apple? Patent Shows An Apple-Made Glasses Rival Could Be In The Works

Posted 07.05.2012 | Technology

Let's call them "iGlasses." The U.S. Patent Office published a patent on Tuesday revealing that Apple has experimented with producing a set of augm...

Amazon Phone, Potential iPhone Rival, Could Be In The Works, According To Report

Posted 07.06.2012 | Technology

With its $199 Kindle Fire, released in November, Amazon has already taken a hefty chunk of tablet sales away from Apple. Could Amazon be planning the ...

Galaxy Note 2: Samsung's Followup Phablet Could Be Getting A Larger Display, According To Reports

Posted 07.06.2012 | Technology

Bad news! The fog is getting thicker, and the Samsung Galaxy Note is getting laaaarger! According to a report from the Korean Maeil Business Newspa...

iPhone 5, iPad Mini Release Date, And iPad '4': This Week In Apple Rumors

Posted 07.06.2012 | Technology

Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to This Week In Apple Rumors, our regular look back at all of the week's unconfirmed gossip, questionably-sou...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 'Not As Cool' As Apple's iPad, Judge Rules

Posted 07.09.2012 | Technology

In a ruling that is sure to be as controversial as Chief Justice Roberts' healthcare decision, a British judge overseeing a patent case between Apple'...

10 Free Windows Programs Every PC Owner Should Install Immediately

Posted 07.09.2012 | Technology

You might not have realized it -- what with all the excitement over "Magic Mike" and all -- but we are rapidly approaching an exciting season: prime b...

Smartphone Owners Prefer Obama To Romney: Finally, Something iPhone And Android Users Agree On

Posted 07.09.2012 | Technology

Sometimes, it feels like the bitter arguments between Apple fanboys and Android lovers are as irreconcilable as those between Democrats and Republican...

Steve Wozniak's Reaction To Surface Tablet: 'Steve Jobs Was Reincarnated At Microsoft'

Posted 07.10.2012 | Technology

Steve Wozniak -- the lovable, free-thinking co-founder of Apple --has become well-known for speaking his mind: He's not afraid to praise the work of A...

Want A Job At Apple? Watch This Recruiting Video For A Taste Of The Infinite Loop Life

Posted 07.11.2012 | Technology

Apple is one of the most desired places to work in the United States for American twentysomethings -- it was the second-ranked "ideal employer" in a r...

RIM Lures Consumers With Free Booze, Money At 'Meet The Playbook' Event

Posted 07.12.2012 | Technology

On Tuesday evening I attended a party thrown by Research In Motion, which was a bit like spending a weekend at Bernie's. The BlackBerry maker has, aft...

Netflix Price Hike's One Year Anniversary: A Look Back At One Of The Great Tech Blunders

Posted 07.12.2012 | Technology

Do you remember where you were when Netflix announced its price hike? On July 12, 2011 -- one year ago today -- Netflix managed to enrage the enti...

iOS Hacker Unlocks Free In-App Purchases On Most Applications On iPad And iPhone

Posted 07.13.2012 | Technology

The Mighty Eagle is free! Fly away, little bird! A Russian hacker who goes by ZonD80 has discovered a simple method that makes in-app purchases on ...

iPhone 5 Photos, iPad Mini Leaks, And New Retina MacBook Pros: This Week In Apple Rumors

Posted 07.13.2012 | Technology

Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to This Week In Apple Rumors, our regular look back at all of the week's unconfirmed gossip, questionably-sou...

Pitchfork Festival Saturday: Sleigh Bells, Hot Chip And The Benevolence Of God

Posted 07.15.2012 | Huffington Post

CHICAGO -- After half an hour of midday driving rain that sent concert-goers scrambling for cover under tents, and with the sun tentatively reappearin...

Pitchfork Festival Sunday: Live Blogging Vampire Weekend, Beach House And More!

Posted 07.15.2012 | Huffington Post

CHICAGO -- It is Day Number Three of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, and the third and final day of this here Hipster Woodstock positively bu...

Nokia Discounts Lumia 900 'Superphone' On AT&T -- Still An Iffy Purchase

Posted 07.16.2012 | Technology

In slashing the price of the Lumia 900 to $49.99 this weekend, Nokia's gorgeous, super-intuitive Windows Phone is now -- as the poets at Gizmodo put i...

Microsoft Office 15 Aims At Google Docs' Cloud Advantage

Posted 07.17.2012 | Technology

Tracking the combatants and battlefronts in the Modern Tech Wars can be as difficult to comprehend as a family tree in a Garcia Marquez novel. Apple h...

Pitchfork Soundplay: Try These Bizarre, Beautiful Computer Games Inspired By Indie Music

Posted 07.18.2012 | Technology

Think of your favorite song at the moment. Try to hear it in your head, or, if you've got access to it, play the song on your computer. Close your eye...

Windows 8 Release Date Set For October 26: Microsoft

Posted 07.18.2012 | Technology

It's official: After months of speculation, Microsoft has set an official release date for Windows 8, its first update to the Windows operating system...