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Meet the cashless generation
In an effort to boost the popularity of its mobile payment system, Google this week announced that it is integrating Google Wallet with Gmail.
Wed May 22, 2013
Google Glass, What's Not To Like? Quite A Lot Actually
Glass has been an act of genius. From the moment Glass was announced it was positioned as the must-have accessory for the new class of daredevil entrepreneurs.
Google plans to bring its own voice search to the iPhone and iPad
Voice search will be available as part of an update to Chrome for iOS "in the coming days," Google announced Wednesday.
Flickr Android App Gets Gorgeous New Interface, Photo-Editing Tools
Yahoo is determined to be relevant again, and the company's recent Flickr photo-service and app updates, just might do the trick, according to CIO.com blogger James A. Martin.
These 5 Start-ups Will Change the Way You Pay for Everything
Digital wallets have long been in the news, but the hottest trend is peer-to-peer payments and apps that help small business owners ditch their cash register.
A Galaxy far, far away
The launch of Samsung's Galaxy S4 presented a familiar moral conundrum: how could we justify ditching the Samsung Galaxy SIII - a perfectly good smartphone that had never faltered in the 10 months we'd owned it, unlike two iPhones in the family that had been replaced in roughly the same span - for the new Samsung unit? Having been branded a ... (more)
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Square debuts Square Cash
Square has already made a name for itself as one of the few -- if not only -- companies to crack the virtual wallet technological nut.
Tue May 21, 2013
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Stitcher Radio gets simplified car mode
Stitcher Radio is a combination streaming radio app and podcast player. It's biggest limitation is programmers have to submit their programs, but otherwise is a nice way to listen and discover audio content.
Saucon Valley Middle School adding new high-tech classes for students
The school board has signed off on five new courses for all middle school students to rotate through in addition to art, music, physical education, health and guidance.
Mon May 20, 2013
How to sync an Android phone to your Mac
Thanks to iCloud, syncing an iPhone with a Mac is a piece of cake. But Mac users who don't buy into the whole "one vendor to rule them all" thing will find that syncing an Android phone with OS X isn't quite as easy.
Sat May 18, 2013
Google Now, Hangouts feel here, there and everywhere
Google developer conferences, called Google I/O , always have an "Oprah moment." During the keynote, the company gives developers a phone, a tablet or some other new mobile hardware product.
Google Wallet: Gen Y credit card?
Facing stiff competition and tepid demand, Google Wallet has not made a big splash in the world of mobile payments.
App Review: Wunderlist for task management
As soon as I published the post about Astrid being bought by Yahoo and mentioned I was looking for a new app, my in-box started chiming with suggestions.
Google Scolded on Taxes by British MPs
Today in international tech news: British members of Parliament bust out the heavy rhetoric for Google on taxes; British hackers are sentenced ; Foxconn's got some work to do to meet July deadline; and Samsung might double-dip on Apple suppliers.
BBM Vs. Google Hangouts: What's At Stake
BlackBerry on Tuesday announced that its BlackBerry Messenger product, long heralded as one of the company's defining services, would be available to Apple's iOS platform soon and to Google's Android platform later this summer.
Fri May 17, 2013
DirecTV wants to buy Hulu, again
Satellite TV provider DirecTV is thinking about buying all or parts of streaming-video site Hulu, according to news reports Friday.
IDC: Windows Phone Now No. 3 in Market, BlackBerry No. 4
Samsung once again is the smartphone leader, representing 41.1 percent market share of all smartphone shipments.
The Mac Night Owl
Samsung Galaxy S4: What About the Little Things?
So I unwrapped a spanking new Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone the other day. It's Samsung's most popular handset, earning iPhone-level sales in the first two weeks on sale, and I had to wonder whether I had a mobile gadget, or a doorway to a magical world with all the publicity it has received.
Thu May 16, 2013
Host a Google Hangout on Your Smartphone
If you have an iPad or an iPhone, you can now host a video Google Hangout on your mobile device-connecting with your writing group, book club or editor in a face-to-face chat.
Larry Page's reality distortion field
Larry Page is turned off by treating his life's work as a kind of sporting competition.