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The schools where Google, Apple, Facebook, and other tech giants recruit employees

Posted July 3, 2014 - 4:37 pm

Tech companies seem to favor some universities more than others

Samsung waves white flag on content push, closes Video Hub

Posted July 3, 2014 - 11:45 am

After shutting down its in-house book and music services, Samsung Electronics is closing the company's Video and Media Hub, which hasn't been able to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Google.

Leaks point to new Shield Tablet coming from Nvidia

Posted July 3, 2014 - 6:05 am

Nvidia's Shield is a handheld Android gaming device. Now the company many be following it up with a tablet that comes with some kind of physical controller.

Home IT support can generate its own fireworks [CARTOON]

Posted July 3, 2014 - 6:00 am

No July 4th show can match the entertainment value of watching dad upgrade an iPhone

Mobile devices to beam 4K video direct to TVs with Qualcomm buy

Posted July 2, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Smartphones and tablets will be able to transmit 4K video directly to big screens next year now that mobile chip maker Qualcomm has acquired Wilocity.

Lights out for Yahoo's Shine site, Xobni email apps, other products

Posted July 2, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Yahoo is shutting down a range of products, including apps from its acquisition of email management service Xobni, and its Shine women's lifestyle site.

Facebook introduces 'missed call' advertising for cost-conscious Indians

Posted July 2, 2014 - 1:43 pm

Cost-conscious people in India often signal that they want to talk to someone by placing a call and hanging up before the phone is answered, with the idea that the other person will then call them back.

Join Microsoft's Office for Android beta test

Posted July 2, 2014 - 1:27 pm

Microsoft wants you to test the touch-friendly Android tablet app

Battle of the super minis: The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini takes on the HTC One mini 2

Posted July 2, 2014 - 10:55 am

The just-announced Samsung Galaxy S5 mini looks to be a great phone for those who want a smaller screen and smaller price tag than the full-blown Samsung Galaxy S5. How does it stack up against the other great mini, the HTC One mini 2?

Ouya back in the news: Reading Rainbow, Ouya Everwhere and an all-you-can-eat plan

Posted July 2, 2014 - 6:13 am

The company continues to try new ways to build an audience.

Gain insight into your time and effort with Toggl

Posted July 2, 2014 - 6:00 am

You might think that you’ve got a general idea of how you spend your time and effort at work, but tracking such things is usually more effort than it’s worth. With Toggl, they’ve reduced the friction to recording time so much that it’s barely any effort at all and you have a lot to gain.

Find out what's draining your battery with Windows 8's Sleep Study

Posted July 1, 2014 - 5:34 pm

The new tool diagnoses what's using your battery life, while your computer sleeps

FTC: T-Mobile made hundreds of millions from unwanted SMS features

Posted July 1, 2014 - 3:21 pm

T-Mobile USA made hundreds of millions of dollars by charging customers for purported "premium" SMS subscriptions that, in many cases, they never ordered, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission says.

Opera Mini iOS browser gets updated look, new compression mode

Posted July 1, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Need to economize your mobile data consumption? The Opera Mini 8 iOS browser has two data-compression modes.

Mobilizing your sales team brings challenges and high expectations to IT

Posted July 1, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Equipping your sales force with smartphones and tablets makes for more efficient and happier sales people.

How to make two-factor authentication less of a pain

Posted July 1, 2014 - 2:26 pm

The problem with two-factor authentication is that it's a bother, requiring an extra, manual step. Usually you have to do this only once per device or app, after which point ordinary logins work, but even so, it's a pain. Here are a couple of ways to reduce that inconvenience.

Apple deals $50-$100 store gift cards for back-to-school promo

Posted July 1, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Apple today began its annual back-to-school promotion in the U.S., once again reprising a gift card deal for customers who buy eligible hardware.

So long, AT&T! T-Mobile free trial convinced me to switch

Posted July 1, 2014 - 2:19 pm

It's not me, AT&T. It's you.

iFixIt giving away 15K iPhone ‘liberation kits'

Posted July 1, 2014 - 2:18 pm

Having been so widely saluted last year, the folks at iFixIt have declared today through the Fourth of July to be "Liberation Week" for iPhone owners, 15,000 of whom can receive for free a special tool needed to get at the innards of an iPhone.

Want to blow your monthly bandwidth cap? Use a Kindle Fire TV

Posted July 1, 2014 - 1:46 pm

One unfortunate owner learned of the Fire TV's tendency to download almost all of the Internet.

Ericsson hits 5Gbps in 5G labs demo

Posted July 1, 2014 - 1:33 pm

Ericsson says it has succeeded in sending data at 5 gigabits per second over a wireless testbed for future "5G" mobile networks.

BOOK GIVEAWAY: App Accomplished: Strategies for App Development Success

Posted July 1, 2014 - 9:14 am

Whether you’re writing your own code or contracting out, you'll find hard-won guidance for your entire mobile app development life cycle. Five will win. Enter the drawing today!

Razer's Project Christine modular PC struggling to find OEM partner support

Posted July 1, 2014 - 6:12 am

Razer first showed Project Christine as a concept at CES 2014.

Why it's never been more important to pick your mobile platform wisely

Posted June 30, 2014 - 8:45 pm

Is moving from one mobile OS to another a big deal? Maybe not right now, but the platform you choose today could have ramifications on your fitness tracking, car navigation and TV viewing in the future.
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