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Insanely Great Mac
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.
14 hrs ago
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.
Google Bets Its Empty Wallet on Gmail Tie-In
If enabling Google Wallet money transfers via Gmail works, said analyst Greg Sterling, "it could be quite a significant boost for Google's embattled Wallet program, which recently lost its product manager and saw the last-minute decision not to introduce a physical payment card -- to broaden the mainstream appeal of the service." Google first ... (more)
Insanely Great Mac
App store hits 50 billion downloads
Apple announced its app store has hit 50 billion downloads. Earlier this month the company announced a contest promoting the occasion.
Wed May 15, 2013
Google search goes hands-free
How would you like to do a search without touching a computer or phone? Or have your next question answered before you even ask it? Or get a reminder to pick up a carton of milk when you drive by a grocery store? These are some of the new upgrades to Google's search tools that the company announced Wednesday at Google I/O , its annual developers' ... (more)
Google pushes Android tablets for the classroom
Google's new education initiative, Google Play for Education, wants to put more tablets into K-12 classrooms, the company announced Wednesday at its Google I/O developer conference.
My choice of apps - 1Password
Hands up if you use the same password at more than one website. Now keep your hand up if all your passwords are more than 12 characters, contain a mixture of upper and lower case letters, numbers and characters.
Tue May 14, 2013
Google, Microsoft Battle Over Apps, Cooperate a Little, Too
Microsoft is also engaged in a substantial ad war to convince users that Google Apps are just too risky.
Big Changes Coming To Gmail
Attention, Gmail users. This could be good for all 425 million of you . Google is changing the way it allocates storage space on Gmail.