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  • The First Facebook Phone: A Little Too Much Information

    April 10, 2013 11:32 PM 288

    The HTC First, which features Facebook’s new Home interface, will appeal only to the most devoted of Facebook users. Do you use Facebook a lot? Like, a lot a lot? If the answer is yes, then the HTC First may be the smartphone for you. It’s the first to include Facebook’s new mobile software, called Home, which attempts to remake the smartphone experience

  • Dropbox Revamps Business Service, Adds a New Feature

    April 10, 2013 8:59 PM 307

    Popular cloud-based file hosting service Dropbox announced today that it is renaming its business-focused offering Dropbox for Teams to Dropbox for Business in an effort to better serve its large and small-business customers. Dropbox also announced a new feature that gives IT administrators more security and management options, it says. Dropbox says the rebranding

  • PCs hit by an ugly quarterly drop as Windows 8 flops

    April 10, 2013 8:04 PM 162

    International Data Corp. says first-quarter computer shipments tumbled 14 percent from the previous year, much worse than the estimated 7.7 percent slide. First-quarter global computer shipments dropped 14 percent from the previous year, the tech research firm said, much worse than its forecast for a 7.7 percent decline. The extent of the pullback marked

  • Apple said to be ditching Samsung in favor of TSMC for A7 CPU

    April 10, 2013 6:03 PM 178

    The fact that Apple relies upon Samsung, its arch-rival, for a healthy amount of its components, is one of the biggest paradoxes in the tech industry. Still, if The Korea Times is to believed, the unhappy marriage between the two could rapidly be heading towards a divorce. While Apple has previously splashed out several billion per year on Samsung components

  • Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour now available for Windows Phone 8

    April 10, 2013 5:51 PM 175

    Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour was first released back in December for iOS and Android, but Windows Phone 8 ended up getting the shaft. However, Gameloft has announced that the game is now available on Windows Phone 8, allowing users of Microsoft’s new platform to play one of the most intense mobile first-person shooter games out there. The game will take up around

  • Exclusive: Microsoft's next Xbox will take over your TV, interact with your cable box

    April 10, 2013 5:20 PM 156

    Microsoft is investing in TV in a big way with its next Xbox console as part of a fight for the living room. Multiple sources familiar with the company's Xbox plans have revealed to The Verge that Microsoft will introduce a feature that lets its next-generation console take over a TV and set-top box in a similar way to Google TV. We understand that the next Xbox will require

  • Office for iOS, Android on deck for 2014: Will the users wait?

    April 10, 2013 4:46 PM 154

    Summary: A leaked Microsoft roadmap shows Office for iOS and Android-based is on deck for mid-late 2014. But will the users wait that long? Microsoft can hold off a year to release iOS and Android-based versions of its Office software, but can the users wait? On-the-go Office users may have to wait another year before they can get their hands on the latest

  • Dropbox for Business Arrives, Bringing Single Sign-On

    April 10, 2013 4:06 PM 204

    Dropbox began as a consumer-focused service, but as anyone who works with digital files knows, it has been adopted by businesses — both large and small — en masse. After dabbling with business-focused features for a while, Dropbox is now officially launching Dropbox for Business, with tools designed to make the service as convenient as possible for IT managers

  • Samsung launches GALAXY S 4 TV ads showcasing features

    April 10, 2013 3:04 PM 179

    Samsung’s GALAXY S 4 is quickly approaching, and it’s expected to launch at the beginning of next month, with pre-orders starting later this month. In the meantime, Samsung is prepping to launch a television ad campaign for the new phone. Several television commercials have popped up on Samsung Netherlands’ YouTube channel, showing off some of the device’s

  • Facebook Expands Ad Targeting Based on Purchases

    April 10, 2013 2:53 PM 202

    Do you buy a lot of children's breakfast cereal? Then you might see some new Facebook ads for those products cropping up on Facebook thanks to a new program from the company called Partner Categories. Facebook describes the offering as a "new way to target ads to more categories of people." Partner Categories builds on Custom Audiences, a program it launched