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Stop it with the end-of-the-world theories already!

June 17th, 2020

A researcher is arguing that the true “end date” of the Mayan calendar is June 21st, 2020, due to differences in the calendars. The theory appears to have many errors of its own and has been miscalculated. The world isn’t going to end in 2020, though it certainly feels like it could. Hey, so, funny …

Google Calendar new design

Google Calendar has been completely redesigned and it’s so much better

October 17th, 2017

Google has pushed a long-overdue redesign to Google Calendar. It’s live on the web version right now, and it’s everything I’ve ever dreamed of while clicking my way through a schedule. The new design features much larger date icons, new colors, a flat card design in line with Google’s overarching design philosophy, and a much …

Microsoft shows off Windows 8 Metro apps on video

September 16th, 2011

We’ve already seen an 11-minute walk-through video comparing a new Windows 8 beta tablet to an iPad 2 running iOS 5, but there are plenty of features Microsoft is cooking up that didn’t make it into the beta release of the OS. In a new video, Microsoft highlights a handful of currently unavailable applications that make …

AT&T’s BlackBerry Bridge software still a bridge to nowhere

May 9th, 2011

If you’re an AT&T BlackBerry user and you bought a PlayBook, you know that BlackBerry Bridge — the piece of software that wirelessly connects your BlackBerry to your PlayBook and facilitates PIM functions — is not available for AT&T BlackBerry devices. Sure, there are unofficial workarounds, but for RIM’s largest customer to not support this …

RIM shows off Android apps, native email app on BlackBerry PlayBook [video]

May 4th, 2011

Following the close of RIM’s BlackBerry World 2011 conference, the Waterloo Ontario-based cell phone maker on Wednesday issued two video demos showcasing forthcoming BlackBerry PlayBook features we’ve been very anxious to see. Of course we already wrapped things up with a slightly more interesting exclusive, but current (and future) PlayBook owners will definitely enjoy watching RIM …

RIM acquires Tungle to bolster cloud calendar services

April 27th, 2011

Research In Motion on Wednesday announced its acquisition of social calendar service provider Tungle. Tungle runs a like-named service that allows users to maintain a cloud-based calendar where events and schedules can easily be shared with contacts. The solution works across a variety of mobile and desktop platforms. “BlackBerry is a fantastic solution for connecting users …

HP's webOS 3.0 beta 1 gets exhaustive review via emulator [video]

April 13th, 2011

The brood over at PreCentral have managed to acquire a leaked copy of HP’s webOS 3.0 beta 1 software development kit (SDK). Why is this a good thing? Because contained within said SDK rests a TouchPad, webOS 3.0 emulator, of course. While emulators only provide 50% of the TouchPad story — the other half being hardware — …

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 1 set to launch next week

April 6th, 2011

On Wednesday Microsoft confirmed with enthusiast blog LoopinSight that it will launch Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 next week. The update will reportedly include performance enhancements, as well as security and stability fixes, but it will also include major changes for Outlook for Mac. After applying the software patch, users will be …