November 2012  Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for November 2012. If you are looking for an article on a particular day or on a particular topic, you can use the menu on the right to narrow your search

Articles for November of 2012

Below are the 53 articles for November of 2012

Nintendo 3DS XL Review

Those looking for a worthy upgrade in gaming gadgets, look no further than the Nintendo 3DS XL. The updated version of last year’s 3DS, the device boasts a 90% larger[...]

Google Simplifies Enterprise Search

Since its launch as a search engine in 1998, Google has branched out of the cyber world and taken some bold steps into the physical one. But long before Google\’s[...]

LG Intuition Review: Smartphone and Tablet

The LG Intuition takes after the likes of Samsung\’s Galaxy Note in that it\’s a sort of \”phablet,\” or phone-tablet hybrid, that straddles the line between the large and the[...]

BYOD and Cloud Storage: A One Two Punch to Enterprise Security

Today, the advent of the cloud and the proliferation of inexpensive hand-held mobile devices has changed everything. And corporate security personnel are scrambling for ways to make sure these[...]

Brother HL-5470dw Review: Low Cost Laser Option

The Brother HL-5470dw is no-frills, single function monochrome laser printer aimed at pleasing small office environments at an affordable price. Available for just $249.99 at the time of review, the[...]

Meet Baxter, The Collaborative Robot for SMBs

Remember Rosie, the Jetson family robot housemaid? She\’s real, except she is actually a he, his name is now Baxter, and instead of picking up after Elroy and Astro, Baxter[...]

Evernote for Windows 8 and Windows RT Review

The new Evernote app for Windows 8 offers a simple and clean appearance thanks to its “Modern UI” design. While the program isn’t meant to replace the Evernote Windows desktop[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Review

Samsung continues its string of impressive Android tablets with the Galaxy Note 10.1, a 10-inch device that sports a Samsung Exynos quad-core processor, Android OS 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich (with[...]

Apple\’s iPad mini Costs Just $188 to Make

The base model, a Wi-Fi-only 16 gigabyte iPad mini, which sells for a starting retail price of $329, costs about $188 to build. Adding additional memory ? the options are[...]

How to Buy a Low-Cost Laser Printer

It’s the holiday season, which means that consumers everywhere are going to be on the lookout for the best values on the market. When it comes to printers, finding the[...]

How to Make Macro Photography Easy

Getting those extremely close-up, macro photographs can at once be a challenge and a hell of a lot of fun for the everyday photographer. While’s it’s usually pretty funny getting[...]

The Great Reinventors: Best & Worst Tech Company Rebranding Efforts

A brand defined as a complex set of inter-related components that overall set an expectation for a customer experience. A brand involves the name the logo, the colors, the tone,[...]

Smartphones Now Used More Than Laptops to Access Wi-Fi Hotspots, Study Finds

For the first time, smartphones are reportedly the most used device to access a wireless hotspot, according to a report released by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA). Results showed that[...]

Apple iPad mini Review

After what feels like a lifetime of rumors and speculation, Apple is finally jumping into the 7-inch tablet market with its iPad Mini. Although the company has long reigned supreme[...]

HTC 8X Review: Starting Off on the Right Foot

The HTC 8X is the Taiwanese hardware manufacturer\’s attempt to snag the title of \”Best Windows Phone\” away from the OS\’ native stalwarts, Nokia. It features a svelte, smooth build[...]

HP Brings Connected Music To All Of Its Windows 8 Devices

With a private concert by No Doubt in Paris and in collaboration with Universal Music, HP presented Connected Music, an internet service which it will now offer to all users[...]

Dragon NaturallySpeaking (DNS) 12 Review

An already impressive product, Dragon NaturallySpeaking (DNS) software turns talk into text easily on PCs. With the latest update bringing initial Windows 8 support and some other new enhancements, Nuance[...]

You Don\’t Own Your Amazon Kindle eBooks

You may own a Kindle full of books, but in reality, the only thing you truly own is the Kindle. Buried in the spaghetti code that is Amazon\’s Kindle license[...]

TechnologyGuide Holiday Buyer\’s Guide

The holidays are around the corner; Halloween ushers in a whirlwind holiday season, and shopping quickly takes precedence after Thanksgiving Day football games. Starting on Black Friday, many are up[...]

What Are the Best Apps for Financial Pros?

The mobile device world is saturated with applications that provide numerous functions. Each year developers create newer, more efficient apps that can perform the most complicated or perfunctory financial tasks.[...]

Samsung Announces 85-inch 4k Ultra HD TV for CES 2013

Samsung is planting its feet firmly in the Ultra HD market with its announcement of an 85-inch 4k Ultra HD TV, which will be unveiled at the upcoming annual 2013[...]

Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite Review

The Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite is a portable device marketed as having HD video playback and SIM card compatibility  allowing the device to be turned into a phone. Android fans[...]

Notebook Buying Guide: How to Buy the Right Laptop

Finding the right laptop is at once crucial and extremely difficult. Not everyone can be Daddy Warbucks, so chances are that a given consumer will only have one shot at[...]

Microsoft Surface RT Review

The Microsoft Surface RT is a tablet that functions more as a shrunk-down notebook, rather than a blown-up smartphone. The tablet runs the Windows RT operating system on a Nvidia[...]

Motorola Droid RAZR HD Review: Slick and Fast

Take everything about the already impressive Motorola Droid RAZR and make it better. You now have the Motorola Droid RAZR HD, which isn\’t so much about reinventing the proverbial RAZR[...]

Best Black Friday Deals Across TechnologyGuide

Black Friday is more than just an excuse for bargain hunters and cheapskates to scour the circulars and line up for the door-busting deals. It\’s often the best time of[...]

147 Million Bargain Hunters Expected for Black Friday Sales

Bargain hunting this Black Friday? You\’ll have plenty of company as more than 147 million shoppers plan to take advantage of Black Friday deals, either online or in store, according[...]

Apple iPad 4 Review: The Fastest iPad Yet

Apple shocked many when it revealed the iPad 4 at its special keynote this past October, especially considering the device\’s third-generation \”new iPad\” was released just a half a year[...]

Wave Connections Review: Push to Talk Reborn

As Sprint continues to move away from its Nextel service and ultimately eliminates the system’s push-to-talk technology, a new app has begun to fill the void left by the riddance[...]

Microsoft Smartglass: Bringing the Second Screen to Your Home Theater

Dual-Screen gaming appears to be the next forefront to explore further and at this year\’s E3 event, everyone was eager to show off their own take on the concept. Sony[...]

Sony VAIO T (T13122CXS) Review

You would be hard pressed to talk about the Sony VAIO T13122CXS without mentioning its beautiful exterior. It is basically everything you\’d expect from Sony and an ultrabook. With its[...]

Five of The Best Black Friday Shopping Apps

Black Friday seems to start earlier each year, and this year is no exception, with stores like Walmart opening at 8 pm on Thanksgiving night. For anyone planning on waking[...]

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Review

The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 is a good camera for anyone looking for a high performing point and shoot. The 11 Art Filters, five effects, 1080p full HD video and accessory[...]

HP Photosmart 7520 Review: Worth The Upgrade?

The HP Photosmart 7520 is HP\’s all-in-one follow up to the previous model, HP Photosmart 7510. Priced at $199 at the time of the review, it sports print speeds of[...]

Online Sales Spike, In-Store Decline for Black Friday

On Black Friday 2012, consumers spent $1.042 billion online, which is a 26-percent increase from Black Friday 2011; while stores reported a 1.8-percent decrease for in-store sales, according to analytics[...]

What Does 802.11ac Mean For Business?

802.11ac is the latest Wi-Fi standard, which promises blazingly fast Wi-Fi speeds. TechnologyGuide looks to separate its promise from reality, and figure out what it means for businesses.

Nintendo Announces $99 Wii mini

The Wii mini, the latest addition to the Nintendo Wii family, was announced shortly after an advertisement from Best Buy Canada exposed the device prematurely. The announcement of the Wii[...]

Netflix for Windows 8 Review

Delivering a simple, user-friendly way to watch movies on Windows 8, Netflix is one of the first big name apps available for Microsoft’s latest operating system. While the app isn’t[...]

Google Integrates Drive into Gmail

Google has integrated its Google Drive cloud storage service into Gmail, allowing users to now attach files up to 10GB in size in their messages. Previously, Gmail\’s attachment limit was[...]

Think Your Business is Getting the Most Out of Mobile? Think Again

The consumerization of IT is a force to be reckoned with. But enterprises must put forth serious effort to get the most out of the newly liberated mobile landscape.

Amazon Reveals Redshift Data Warehousing Service

Amazon Web Services will be entering the data warehousing market in 2013 with the launch of its new Redshift service, Amazon has announced. Speaking at AWS\’ inaugural re:Invent conference in[...]

U.S. Senate Panel Approves Amendment to Digital Privacy Bill

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a privacy bill that would amend the laws set forth in 1986\’s Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), which many in the technology arena[...]

Nokia Lumia 810 Review: Being Held Back

When Nokia announced the release of its newest mid-tier Windows Phone 8 device, they also announced that each carrier would have different variations of the phone. The Nokia Lumia 810[...]

Canon PowerShot 320 HS Review

The Canon PowerShot 320 HS is a good camera for anyone who likes to shoot in auto mode. With a 16.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5 images processor and Wi-Fi[...]

Samsung Printers Have Hidden Security Exploit

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has reported a security vulnerability in various Samsung printers and Dell-branded printers manufactured by Samsung that could allow an attacker to remotely[...]

Sony Reveals 4K Ultra HD Video Player

Sony will be offering ten 4K resolution movies and a variety of 4K short videos through its \”4K Ultra HD Video Player,\” the company announced today. \”Loaned\” exclusively to U.S.[...]

What to Look for in a Kids Tablet

It seems that everywhere you look these days, electronics companies are manufacturing tablets designed specifically for kids. With no shortage of choice on the market, parents are now faced with[...]

Halo 4 Game Review

Avid Halo gamers may have been skeptical of the release of Halo 4 from new studio 343 Industries (343i), but DesktopReview is sure fans and gamers will be more than[...]

DARPA Seeking to Identify Backdoor Security Threats In Tech

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is growing increasingly concerned with the possibility of supply-chain IT tech being deliberately built with backdoors for attackers to illegally get a hold[...]

The Merry Tablet: A Holiday Traveler\’s Dream Gadget

Holiday travel usually means long lines, car rides, crowds, flights, delays, and a lot of waiting around. The good news is that we live in a day and age where[...]

The Sims 3 Seasons Expansion Pack Review

EA has released The Sims 3 Seasons, the eighth expansion pack for The Sims 3 franchise, which launched in 2009. One of the greatest aspects of playing The Sims, from[...]

Staples to Offer \”Easy 3D\” Printing

If you can think of it, you can print it. That\'s the promise of 3D printing, and Staples is helping to bring it to the masses.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 Review: Simply Amazing

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is a high-quality point and shoot camera that nears the abilities and quality of an entry-level DSLR. Priced at $650 at the time of the review,[...]