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Windows Phone 8.1 Comes Calling

Windows Phone has long been an operating system that sort of interested me, but I can’t see myself in a relationship with it. It’s a flirtatious acquaintance when there are better options out there to have a relationship with.  Microsoft announced the 8.1 update this week,  and I have to admit that the temptation has […]

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Google Voice Allegedly Hanging Up

Don’t look now, but it appears that Google is plotting to get rid of Google Voice. As someone who uses that service as his main number, I started to freak out. Except Google isn’t ditching the concept. Rather, Google will allegedly be consolidating it into the Hangouts app. Google has already merged Google+ Messenger, Google […]

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Interoperability Onslaught: BB Messenger Leaves BB OS, Outlook Chatting With Google Talk

In the words of Doctor Peter Venkman, “Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria!” That was my initial reaction to the news that BlackBerry has created iOS and Android versions of what was once the linchpin of a mobile empire: BlackBerry Messenger. Known as BBM to users, it was also the one thing that kept people on […]

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Buycott Helps You Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Have you ever wondered if the money you spend ends up funding causes you oppose? The front page of Buycott’s website poses this question to visitors. In a political landscape where a dollar for Stephanie Meyer turns into a boon for anti-gay rights organizations and cash-flooded lobbyists have just as much of a say in […]

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Android 4.3 Release Leaked Early

Today’s keynote address at the first day of Google I/O 2013 may lack a few surprises considering the amount of news leaking out early. One such example is the release of Android 4.3, which The Verge found by digging through the search listings on Google’s developer website. Not much is known about Android 4.3 (Jelly […]

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Google Now For iOS Now

Google has finally taken the cool but creepy Google Now application and put it on a non-Android platform. Starting today, iOS users can download an update to the Google Search app that adds some of the amazing functions of Google predictive personal assistant. What is Google Now anyway, you ask? It’s a system where Google’s various services […]

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Google Keep May Not Be For Keeps

This past Wednesday, Google announced Google Keep, poised to take on Evernote as an unstructured collection of digital things. Google’s announcement states that: With Keep you can quickly jot ideas down when you think of them and even include checklists and photos to keep track of what’s important to you. Your notes are safely stored […]

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SXSW 2013: The Highlights

South by Southwest lasts 10 days during the month of March. The festival takes place in Austin, TX. SXSW is broken up into three sections: Interactive, Film, and Music. Throughout the festival, many innovations come to light and old ideas are reinvented. Most days’ events begin with panels at 9:30 or 11 AM and end […]

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Google Closes The Book On Reader

Microsoft was everyone’s favorite Evil Empire, but now Google is earning that nickname. Every time the search giant shuts down a service, it garners new bad sentiment amongst its user base. It started with Google Wave, which never had a big user base to begin with. Google Wave’s demise was widely reported because it was touted […]

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Google Soon To Expand Google Now To More Platforms

There are a depressing number of non-Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) handsets in the wild, so it could be that many are unfamiliar with Google’s impressive virtual assistant, Google Now. While other virtual assistants require that you talk to them, Google Now passively collects data on you and learns a surprising amount. For example, opening Google Now on my recently […]

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