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  • Chrome for Business adds some new features, includes legacy browser support and more

    April 17, 2013 3:28 AM 59

    By: Anthony Garreffa (more) | Apps News | Posted: 11 hours, 55 mins ago Google have just updated their Chrome for Business browser, where the Mountain View-based company have added legacy browser support and cloud-based management for Google Apps. If you are someone who uses older apps at work, you'll now be automatically switched to an alternate browser

  • Foxconn parent Hon Hai licenses Microsoft's patents for Android, Chrome devices Mobile

    April 17, 2013 2:35 AM 78

    Microsoft and Foxconn Parent Hon Hai Sign Patent Agreement For Android and Chrome Devices April 16, 2013 Agreement provides broad coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio to manufacturer of more than 40 percent of the world's consumer electronics. REDMOND, Wash. - April 16, 2013 - Microsoft Corp. and Hon Hai, the parent company of Foxconn, signed

  • Google still wants Apple to use its maps, Eric Schmidt says

    April 17, 2013 2:14 AM 52

    The Google chairman doesn't specify whether the two companies are still in talks but says it would be easy for Apple to shift to making Google Maps the default navigation tool for iOS. Schmidt, speaking today during an AllThingsD mobile conference, declined to say why Apple decided to go with its own mapping system rather than working with Google as it had in the past. But he said his company

  • WD SmartWare Pro automates backups to both Dropbox and external drives

    April 17, 2013 1:59 AM 58

    We're used to external hard drive makers offering some kind of backup software to add value, although it's usually forgettable for the experienced users among us -- what we erase while we're busy setting up Windows 8 File History, Time Machine or a cloud service. Western Digital thinks some cloud integration of its own will get us looking at its new, standalone

  • Bethesda tweets cryptic Vine video, says “guess again” to Fallout 4 rumors

    April 16, 2013 9:27 PM 69

    It starts with a dizzying shot of barbed wire. Then we see a glimpse of an LP—The Moonbeam Trio, directed by George Shackley. A quick Googling reveals that the Library of Congress has recordings. Then we see sheet music from Bach’s Air on the G String, and it’s back to barbed wire. It’s a four second Vine video tweeted by Bethesda Softworks. What it means

  • The Updated Nook HD+ Is Still Fighting The Tablet Wars

    April 16, 2013 9:07 PM 61

    The Nook HD+ came out last December to mixed reviews. The device had a great screen but problematic bugs caused laggy performance and low scores. The company has come out with an updated version and we took a look. The 9-inch Nook HD+ is a Retina-quality tablet with a very simple mission – it wants to replace the iPad in the entry-level tablet market

  • Google Fiber adds HBO, Cinemax

    April 16, 2013 6:39 PM 69

    Google Fiber announced today that it has added HBO and Cinemax to the lineup of its television subscriptions. That leaves just AMC — home to the martini-marinated “Mad Men” and popular zombiefest “The Walking Dead” — NBA packages and a handful of other offerings among the prominent channels still missing from its lineup. For an extra $20 a month, subscribers

  • app update for Android brings that fresh, clean Windows Phone 8 look Mobile

    April 16, 2013 4:42 PM 56

    Tired of that not-so-fresh-looking app on your Android device from all the way back in December 2012? Despair no longer, as Microsoft updated its Outlook Android app today, pushing new features and that distinctive, minimalist Windows Phone 8 aesthetic to its flagship mail program. And not just any new features, but hallmarks like "conversation

  • Mailbox app for iOS now open to all: reservations axed

    April 16, 2013 4:35 PM 74

    If you’ve been waiting all this time for Mailbox to open up to you for your iOS device, wait no more! The line-keeping outside the door for this app is finally over, with the ultra-popular means of keeping you interested in the app before you had access being axed this week. If you didn’t know there was an app simply called “Mailbox” for your iPhone

  • Motorola Plans Stock Android Phones, Sized 'Just Right'

    April 16, 2013 4:18 PM 109

    Motorola might be building my dream phone. Jim Wicks, Motorola's design chief, said the company's first round of products designed after Google's purchase of the company will follow a philosophy of "better is better" rather than "bigger is better," and that's music to my ears. The original mobile phone maker's fate under Google's thumb has been under