Nokia’s ‘New’ Smartphone Looks … Familiar

Which explains Nokia’s latest nod to the future, a reinvention of the classic Nokia 3310, a phone originally released in the year 2000, once labeled "the phone that could not be killed." While the latest 3310 physically resembles its predecessor, Nokia has updated the original with newer technology, including a slightly tweaked (Story…

Posted on: April 2, 2014 7:00 am

The Brilliant Hack That Brought Foursquare Back From the Dead

Crowley is the founder of Foursquare, the seminal social networking service that broadcasts your location across the net and serves you tips and deals based on where you are. This past February, the New-York-based startup boasted 40 million registered users, but it was facing competition from countless others including the Crowley…

Posted on: April 1, 2014 5:00 pm

New iPhone 6 screens to enter production as early as May: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) – Apple Inc suppliers will begin mass producing displays as early as May for the next iPhone, expected to be launched this autumn, with a 4.7-inch screen likely to be produced first while a 5.5-inch version could be delayed, supply chain sources said. Japan Display Inc, Sharp Corp…

Posted on: April 1, 2014 7:00 am

Top 8 Windows 8 Apps for Business

Window 8 tablets combine the portability of an iPad with the functionality of a Windows computer. They can run the same desktop PC programs you use at the office, but when you’re on the go, touch-optimized Windows 8 apps are easier to use without a mouse and keyboard. The selection Splashtop Business…

Posted on: April 1, 2014 7:00 am

WiFi gets more room thanks to new rules

Troy writes the Tech Files column as the Personal Technology Columnist at the San Jose Mercury News. He also covers the digital media, mobile and video game industries and writes occasionally about Apple, chips, social networking and other aspects of technology. Previously, Troy covered Apple and the consumer electronics industry….

Posted on: April 1, 2014 7:00 am

Study projects 4K will expand like HD, only faster

Research released yesterday by Parks Associates projects that 4K televisions will trace a popularity/price trajectory similar to that of HDTVs over the last 15-year period. However, the data also points to a quicker rate of progression for 4K TVs: the new technology is predicted to reach the HDTV’s level of…

Posted on: March 31, 2014 12:00 pm

With Office for iPad, Microsoft Kills Its Old Ideology

Finally, Microsoft is opening itself up to the real world and to some free love. Almost four years to the day after the release of the first iPad, Microsoft deigned to put out a version of its flagship software package, the Office productivity suite, for the Apple tablet. The company…

Posted on: March 31, 2014 7:00 am

Microsoft Office for the iPad: It’s the Suite You Want If You Want Office on …

First, a disclaimer: You can’t rush your way through reviewing an office suite. Exploring a new word processor, spreadsheet or presentation app is plenty of work on its own; judging all three is something you can’t do in a few hours. With that out of the way, I’m here to…

Posted on: March 30, 2014 5:00 pm

Apple Loop: iPhone 6 Screens, Microsoft Office For iPad, iBeacons For MLB …

The iPhone 6 screen size is debated online, Microsoft Office arrives on the iPad, staff are being sought for the iWatch, Mavericks reaches 40%, what is happening with the sapphire production, diversity in emojis, iBeacons at MLB parks, and the secret Scottish Apple store plans are a little less secret. Now Every…

Posted on: March 30, 2014 5:00 pm

The robot that can ‘wear’ any face

Any face can be projected onto the $24,000 robo-headEyes can be programmed to follow people round the roomSoftware can also sense the emotion of the person being talked to ByMark Prigg PUBLISHED: 17:35 EST, 28 March 2014 | UPDATED: 18:46 EST, 28 March 2014 A disembodied robot torso showing your colleagues face may at first seem a terrifying…

Posted on: March 30, 2014 7:00 am