Confessions of a music thief: The dirty truth about music and money
Is music piracy really the music industry's worst enemy, or is there a much bigger threat that musicians and record labels should fear?
The Galaxy Tab S released to rave reviews earlier this summer as many proclaimed that Samsung finally had its answer to the iPad. The tablet’s killer feature is its 2560 x 1600 Super AMOLED display, which is of course the focus of the brand new #TabletRealities ad campaign. In the three advertisements published to Samsung’s YouTube page on Friday, we watch three accomplished individuals discover their guilty pleasures on the Galaxy Tab S. More →
Microsoft’s Office for iPad has been a hit from the moment it was finally launched in the App Store, with Word, Excel and PowerPoint quickly becoming top apps, and it looks like the Windows maker is not done with further improving this particular touch-first Office version. Microsoft has updated its Office for iPad apps, Ars Technica reports, with several interesting additions, including support for exporting files as PDFs, cropping pictures in line, and using third-party fonts in documents. More →
Wunderlist is a well-known to-do list app that’s available on iOS, Android, Mac, Chrome and the web, with developer 6Wunderkinder on Thursday announcing a major redesign and completely new features for the popular applications. The company also revealed that its app has more than 8 million users who have generated over 450 million lists since the app was first launched four years ago. More →
Back in February, we showed you how to play classic NES games on your iPhone without having to resort to a jailbreak. If your mobile Nintendo game fix still isn’t satisfied, you might want to give GBA4iOS a try. There are versions for both iOS 6 and iOS 7, but the instructions to download the app are the same: set your iPhone back at least one day, head to the website to download the app, open GBA4iOS at least once and then set the date back to normal. More →
Remember those hilarious videos wondering what it would be like for Google to be an actual human being capable of answering all your serious, strange and wacky questions? Well, now there is one such human-powered search solution, but it wasn’t made by Google. The guys over at iDrive, who make extremely affordable cloud solutions for iOS and Android devices, have a completely different endeavor called Ooloo that is described as Apple’s Siri but with real people. Or better said, it’s like Amazon’s Mayday service, but for everything you might want to find out from a search service. More →
Rumors have been circulating regarding a Windows Phone variant of the HTC One (M8) for months, but a picture on Verizon’s servers seems to have confirmed the existence of the phone once and for all. Leaked to PCMag, the high quality rendering clearly shows an HTC One (M8) with the iconic Live Tiles of Windows Phone on the display. The URL even reads “HTC_M8_Windows.” More →
Samsung’s latest flagship phone just got even better on two of the biggest U.S. carriers. As SamMobile points out, both Verizon and T-Mobile released updates for the Galaxy S5 this week, fixing several issues and adding additional features to the Android device. On Verizon’s side, Caller Name ID, Message+ and Cloud have all received updates. Streaming music connectivity has also improved, the “Primary Contacts” label now reads “Emergency Contacts” when in Emergency Mode and Visual Voicemail will now work when the S-View flip cover is closed. More →
Amazon’s recently launched Fire phone isn’t exactly jumping off of store shelves, but the handset’s placement on the Amazon.com best-selling smartphone charts over the past month suggest that at least a few people have purchased the novel new handset.
Amazon tried to woo potential smartphone buyers by developing features that no other smartphone has, such as a nifty glasses-free 3D effect and touchless tilt gesture controls. The bad news is that these aren’t really features that will sell phones. The good news is that if you did happen to purchase a Fire phone, we’ve come across a quick collection of guides that will teach you everything you need to know about how to use the handset’s unique new features. More →
When Iron Man landed in theaters in 2008, we had no idea what we were in for. Seven years and several billion dollars later, The Avengers have changed the landscape of cinema — and that’s putting it lightly. With this weekend’s release of Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel is taking a bold step by introducing an unknown group of space vigilantes to the masses. More →
So you bought a brand new, expensive LCD TV and now you sit down to binge-watch your favorite show only to find it looks… totally different than it usually does? There’s nothing wrong with the TV or the content you’re watching, Wired explains, although sometimes there can be issues with those things, too. The TV has a built-in feature that turns Hollywood movies in a soap opera-like video mode that makes things look like they have been recorded in a different century. More →
Beginning Friday, August 1st, it is once again legal to unshackle your carrier-locked cell phone in the United States. President Obama on Friday signed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act into law, thus giving cell phone users the legal right to unlock their handsets. More →
One of the best features Google brought to KitKat devices is the brand new Google Now Launcher, a Google Search-infused product that should improve users’ search experiences as well as Google’s bottom line, since search is how the company generates revenue. Up until now, that launcher wasn’t officially compatible with any Android handsets and tablets other than Nexus models and Google Play Edition (GPE) devices, although daring Android users were able to install it on many other devices. More →
For years, we’ve been told that various technologies were going to render business cards obsolete. NFC-enabled smartphones, apps that let you bump two devices together even without NFC to exchange contact details, and plenty more have come and gone, and yet we still carry cards and hand them out when we need to exchange info.
Since business cards don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, one company has decided to give them a much-needed digital update instead of trying to kill them off.
Meet the SwivelCard.