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Entries by Jason Gilbert from 11/2012

'Working From Anywhere': Employees Flung Afar By Hurricane Sandy Telecommute From Wherever

Posted 11.01.2012 | Technology

In Internet-speak, an increasingly common status message on Gchat or AOL Instant Messenger is "wfh," or "working from home." Following Hurricane Sandy...

Battery Life Champions: Smartphones That Get The Most Power On One Charge

Posted 11.02.2012 | Technology

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, one smartphone feature seems to reign supreme for the millions of East Coasters without power: Battery life. ...

Galaxy Note II Review: 2 Photos That Tell You Everything To Know About Samsung's Enormous New Phablet

Posted 11.05.2012 | Technology

Samsung has smartly cast basketball player Lebron James as the lead spokesman for the Galaxy Note II, its even-huger followup to the already-huge (and...

11 Apps To Waste Your Time While You Wait In Line To Vote

Posted 11.06.2012 | Technology

It's Election Day, and once again lines to vote at polling stations across the country are incredibly, incredibly long, causing thousands of patriotic...

iPhone User Loyalty Declines For The First Time Ever (But It's No Big Deal)

Posted 11.06.2012 | Technology

And now for your questionably accurate "Apple is in deep, deep trouble!" statistic of the day: According to a report released on Oct. 25 by market ...

13 Instagram Photos Of Dogs Who Committed #Voterfraud

Posted 11.06.2012 | Technology

Our latest favorite trend on Instagram: Putting your "I Voted" sticker on your dog and tagging it #voterfraud. Alert the Federal Election Committee, b...

Fastest Browsers: Internet Explorer 10 For Windows, Chrome 19 For Mac, Says Report

Posted 11.07.2012 | Technology

Microsoft has been playing up the speed of of Internet Explorer in a flashy TV advertisement lately, and according to at least one research firm, the ...

iPad vs. Surface Video: Clever New Parody Shows Microsoft's First Tablet Crushing Apple's Fourth

Posted 11.07.2012 | Technology

The Surface tablet -- Microsoft's response to King of the Tablet Mountain Apple iPad -- has been released to the public, and despite mixed reviews, th...

Kindle Fire HD And Nook HD: Two Tablets To Consider Instead Of The iPad Mini

Posted 11.07.2012 | Technology

Like Nate Silver, One Direction, and whatever Honey Boo Boo Child is, the 7-inch tablet is so hot right now. The one you've probably heard the most...

Apple's Rounded Rectangle Patent To Protect Design Of Original iPad (PICTURE)

Posted 11.08.2012 | Technology

The headline on technology site Gizmodo seemed to say it all: "Apple Finally Patents The Round-Cornered Rectangle." Yes, it's true: Apple has been ...

Smartphone Loss: Philadelphia Is Most Dangerous City For Smartphones, Followed By Seattle, Oakland

Posted 11.08.2012 | Technology

If you're in West Philadelphia (born and raised) and see a couple of guys that are up to no good, be careful: They might be after your smartphone. ...

Microsoft Cool? Consumer Sentiment Rising After Surface, Windows 8 Campaigns, Per YouGov

Posted 11.08.2012 | Technology

Here's a question you probably never thought we'd be asking about the company that makes Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook: Is Microsoft getting cool? ...

Internet Radio Is About To Surpass FM/AM, But Have Spotify And Pandora Really Changed Anything?

Posted 11.09.2012 | Technology

Ch-ch-ch-changes: Market research firm NPD Group is out with new research this week indicating that a milestone of music will soon be upon us: The per...

How BlackBerry 10 Is Like The Modern Republican Party

Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology

Stop me if this story sounds familiar: A once-dominant entity in the United States suddenly finds that its main opponent has surpassed it in overa...

Edible iPhone 5 Case: Japanese Scientist Invents Smartphone Protection You Can Eat

Posted 11.14.2012 | Technology

The iPhone 5: Now available in black, white or rice cracker. A entrepreneur in Japan (and, really, where else would this come from?) has invented a...

'Watching Cute Girl' App For iPhone: Pay A Dollar For A Cute Girl To Watch You All Day

Posted 11.15.2012 | Technology

Do you ever feel like there's not enough creepy/cute Japanese girls staring at you through your iPhone 24 hours a day? Well, I've got some good new...

Lytro Pictures: Startup Adds Trippy 'Perspective Shift,' 'Living Filters' To Its Already Incredible 'Living Pictures'

Posted 11.15.2012 | Technology

Lytro's infinitely re-focusable "living pictures" were already out-of-this-world amazing. Now, the innovative California startup has added two new fea...

Nokia Maps vs. Apple Maps: New 'Here' App Squares Off Against Maligned iOS 6 Maps

Posted 11.20.2012 | Technology

Last week, the scrappy Nokia revealed its latest effort to hoist itself back into American consumer relevance, and this time the company chose one of ...

2012 Black Friday Online: How To Avoid Lines And Still Find Great Deals

Posted 11.22.2012 | Technology

If you've ever tried shopping on Black Friday, you know that everything about the experience suggests the activities of insane human beings. You k...

Best Cyber Monday Deals: All The Sites, Extensions And Utilities You Need To Make Sure You're Getting A Deal

Posted 11.26.2012 | Technology

Hypothetically, the online shopping mega-holiday Cyber Monday is a bonanza of once-a-year sales, can't-miss savings and that-must-be-a-typo discounts ...

iPad Mini With Retina Display, An Apple TV Set And The iPhone 5S: This Week In Apple Rumors

Posted 11.27.2012 | Technology

Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to a special edition of This Week In Apple Rumors, our regular look back at all of the week's unconfirmed gos...

Google Voice Search For iPhone Commercial: How Accurate Is It, Anyway?

Posted 11.28.2012 | Technology

Back in August, when Google announced improvements to its voice search capabilities on Android and iOS, it released a slick little commercial showing ...

Windows 8 Sales Hit 40 Million; Will App Developers Follow The Money?

Posted 11.28.2012 | Technology

This week, Microsoft announced that it sold a truly bananas 40 million licenses of Windows 8 in the new operating system's first month of availability...

Internet Explorer Ad: Microsoft Mocks Trolls And Commenters, Touts Browser Progress In New Commercial (VIDEO)

Posted 11.29.2012 | Technology

Hey, commenters: Microsoft has read your best Internet Explorer insults, and it doesn't think you're very original. Microsoft lightly mocks Intern...

Spotify Top 10 Songs Of 2012: How Many Times Did You Listen To That Gotye Song This Year?

Posted 11.29.2012 | Technology

Okay, seriously, folks: How many times did you play "Somebody That I Used To Know" at full volume on your computer this year? Hundreds? Thousands? ...