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Articles for February of 2013Below are the 162 articles for February of 2013
Sony is finally axing the music player no one you know ever owned.
Sony has sent out a cryptic invitation to investors and members of the media informing them about the next PlayStation Meeting on February 20. No specific details about what exactly[...]
Microsoft has launched five new Bing-powered apps for its Office 365 Home Premium productivity suite.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has awarded the Dish Network Hopper with Sling DVR its “Best of Show” award for last month’s 2013 International CES. The Hopper joins the Razer[...]
This is it. This is the smartphone that BlackBerry, no longer RIM, is hoping will reverse its fortunes, as well as it decline in smartphone marketshare.
The Walking Dead game series has piqued interest in the somewhat forgotten genre of adventure games, sparking a rise in the genre's popularity.
Knights of Pen & Paper may just be the best mobile RPG for fans of the genre, thanks to its witty writing and excellent gameplay.
Most of last night’s Super Bowl commercials were from the usual blend of beer, car, and food makers, but a handful of tech companies managed to sneak their way in[...]
HP today confirmed that it is jumping on the Chromebook bandwagon. The HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook marks the PC maker’s first foray into the Chrome OS-powered machines, and is available[...]
Documents.Me for iPhone and iPad is the perfect document solution and aggregate. The app easily syncs computers, email, and cloud services to allow users to access all of their content[...]
TG's own Jamison Cush talked about all things BlackBerry 10 on Federal News Radio this morning, so have a listen to his insights here.
Got a new Android smartphone? Here's a quick and easy guide for backing up your old Android handset and easily transferring your data and contacts.
AT&T has formally announced the AT&T Unite, an LTE mobile hotspot from Sierra Wireless that lets users connect their devices to Wi-Fi or AT&T’s zippy 4G network from any location.[...]
With all the gaming news breaking, it’s easy to forget about Nvidia’s Project Shield. You know, the one that looks like an Xbox controller with a touchscreen attached to it?[...]
Dell has confirmed the rumors and announced it is going private in $24 billion buyout -- $2 billion of which will come from Microsoft.
Ouya, the $99 Android-based gaming console, will be available through major retailers this June. Pre-orders can be made starting today.
Amazon today revealed Amazon Coins, a new virtual currency for Kindle Fire users.
Apple will be just as accepted in the enterprise as Microsoft by 2014, if a recent study by tech research company Gartner is to be believed.
Dyson has announced its most recent invention, and it’s claiming to shorten lines and reduce energy consumption in public restrooms everywhere.
For anyone looking to banish winter weight before spring arrives, yoga is a great exercise of choice. With its focus on stretching, toning, strengthening, and de-stressing, practice can range from[...]
Universal remotes have evolved technologically over the years, and devices now range from simple to complex. Read more to find out what remote will suit your home theater needs.
Bad news, BlackBerry traditionalists. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has revealed that the QWERTY-sporting BlackBerry Q10 isn’t likely to release in the U.S. until May or June.
A recent survey has found Samsung and Amazon to have the most loyal smartphone and tablet consumers, with Apple losing its lead in both categories.
Apple today announced that more than 25 billion songs have been bought and downloaded from the iTunes Store since it debuted in April 2003.
Cubby, the cloud sync and storage service from LogMeIn, is officially out of beta and available for all to use.
Getting the most out of a day lift ticket just got easier with the addition of ski lifts and runs to Google Maps.
Sony will be hitting the books with its K-12 Education Initiative, a new program that will attempt to integrate Sony tech into the classroom.
The Ouya may be first hitting the market this June, but it won’t be done there. Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman has revealed that there will be new releases of Ouya[...]
The Wikipad has been resurrected, and it’s now 3 inches smaller than before. Wikipad today announced that its eponymous Android gaming tablet will be arriving as a 7-inch slate in[...]
Texas Instruments has released the TI-Nspire app for the iPad, bringing all the usual functions of a graphing calculator to Apple's popular tablet.
Mailbox, the new free email client for iPhones, has officially gone live in the App Store.
Strategy game fans know Skulls of the Shogun is a must-buy, but what about everyone else?
The SIGMA DP2 Merrill produces the finest still images seen in any compact digital camera, but can that justify the price?
There is a reason TurboTax by Intuit is the most widely-used tax prep software for consumers, and even the SMB set. It’s available both in disk form and online, and[...]
Winter is here and there are plenty of excuses not to head out to the gym, so why not create a yoga studio right in your home with one of[...]
The Nikon D800 is the highest megapixel DSLR in the Nikon line, and is a good camera for studio and portrait photographers.
RetroSound today revealed the Model Two in-dash radio, which looks to combine vintage looks with modern features.
Microsoft today announced that its SkyDrive cloud storage service now lets users edit shared Office documents in Office Web Apps, even if they do not have a Microsoft account.
The BlackBerry Z10 is BlackBerry's great hope for smartphone market revival. Find out why this BlackBerry 10 handset just might do the trick for the company formerly known as RIM.
Billed as “tactile intelligent interactive objects,” Sifteo Cubes are a fascinating concept, a portable electronic gaming system that’s operated through a combination of touch and tilt. But are they any[...]
Whether you are single or taken this Valentine's Day, there is an app to help make February 14 memorable or bearable, depending on your point of view.
Did you feel the Earth move this week? If so, you are not alone. This week marked the debut of TechnologyGuide, an exciting destination Web site for consumer[...]
TailorToys has unveiled the PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone Controller Paper Airplane Conversion Kit, which lets paper pilots control their craft via their smartphones.
The heart of the SD1 Merrill is its sensor, which uses Foveon technology. Find out what that means in this DSLR review.
Microsoft launched the Surface Pro in the United States on Saturday, and multiple reports are saying that the hotly-anticipated Windows 8 tablet is already sold out in most retail stores[...]
Dell has officially gone private, but what will that mean for the company's plans in the storage market? Analysts are mixed,
Dish has announced nationwide availability of its Hopper with Sling Whole-Home HD DVR.
US consumers can now get the Blackberry Z10 before its official launch date through the carrier Solavei partnered with GSM Nation, however, the unlocked device will cost buyers nearly a[...]
Google believes its self driving cars will be on the road within five years, but questions regarding the legal implications have arisen. For example, whose at fault in the case[...]
Who needs Photoshop when Corel PaintShop Pro X5 Ultimate offers great image editing tools and features at a fraction of the price?
Is getting to market at the right time more important to the success of a mobile app than the quality of the app itself? That’s the question TechnologyGuide sister site[...]
Nike announced it will not be creating a compatible Android app for its Nike+ FuelBand, leaving many users disappointed in the lack of mobile connectivity.
MakerBot donated two 3D printers to two men on opposite ends of the country who worked together via crowd funding to create the first robotic hand for five year old[...]
After numerous delays, BlackBerry, or the company formerly known as RIM, finally completed the next iteration of its mobile operating system, BlackBerry 10 OS. Though it has already launched in[...]
The future of storage may be in DNA, giving users the ability to store more data than ever before on something smaller than a thumb drive.
Microsoft has announced the opening of Xbox Entertainment Studios, a new group that will focus on creating “true interactive content” for the Xbox platform.
Major defense contractor Raytheon has created a piece of software that can track and even predict users' movements based on their social media activity, a recent report reveals.
Intel has confirmed that it will be launching its own Internet TV service and set-top box later this year.
Western Digital has annouced its WD Play TV, a device that plans to bring all streaming services together in one device.
Sonos has announced its Playbar, a HiFi wireless sound system that will also feature Night Mode to control loud noises when watching TV at night.
Apple is "experimenting with" a wristwatch-style device made of curved glass, according to multiple reports.
Apple today announced that it is dropping the prices and boosting the specs of MacBook Pro with Retina display and MacBook Air laptops.
4K and OLED televisions will be hitting living rooms everywhere within the next few years. Here's a full breakdown of what they're are all about.
Slacker Radio has released a new design of its site and mobile apps in order to better compete with streaming radio services such as Pandora and Spotify.
Under Armour has revealed Armour39, a new fitness tracking system designed to monitor intense workout sessions.
Vizio was once known for inexpensive HDTVs, but they’re now making attempts to enter the Ultrabook and tablet markets with some success. Its latest, which debuted at CES 2013, is[...]
The RFLKT cyclist computer from Wahoo Fitness works with an iPhone app to deliver real time workout data to its users, letting them keep their smartphone somewhere safe during a[...]
Spanish researchers have developed a system of improvements that they believe will boost the accuracy and reliability of in-car GPS navigation systems.
In the fall, Canon introduced the new SX50 HS, the successor to the very popular Canon PowerShot SX40 HS. The fifth generation Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is an entry-level DSLR-sized point[...]
iOS 6.1 launched only a few weeks ago, but users have already found an security exploit that lets anyone bypass the iPhone lockscreen and gain unauthorized access to someone's private[...]
Children of the 90's will be overcome with nostalgia upon discovering the once popular digital pet, Tamagotchi, has been resurrected as an app for Android, with an iOS app soon[...]
The popular game app, Infinity Blade, is currently available for free in the Apple App Store for a limited time only.
It's obvious from its sturdy build that the Dell Latitude E5530 is a business notebook made to last. Does that mean it's a decent laptop, too?
Sega is getting back into the hardware business. Sort of. No, the prolific Japanese games maker isn’t creating a new console, but it is licensing its brand to a limited[...]
Samsung and SodaStream plan to bring carbonated water to refrigerators to help users cut down on plastic bottles, but it won't be cheap.
Second Sight Medical Products has spent 20 years designing the first bionic eye and the device has just been approved by the FDA for blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa.
Apple’s vehicle-friendly ‘Eyes Free’ mode for Siri is officially compatible with the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system in 2013 Chevrolet Sonic and Spark cars, the auto maker announced today.
These days, people chronicle their lives on so many different platforms it can be hard to keep track of everything. That's where Momento for iOS comes in.
The Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 macro lens is a recent addition to the Olympus lens line-up. The lens weighs 185g and its diameter measures 56x82mm making it almost the exact[...]
Apple has them. Microsoft too. And now rumor has it that Google will open retail stores of its own.
There’s no reason to call Nintendo “doomed” because of the Wii U’s historically bad month. Apple had record sales last quarter, and still its stock dropped.
Special education often involves teachers, therapists, and parents working together to best serve students who may require an Individualized Educational Program; and the iPad could make it easier than ever.[...]
Best Buy has announced that it will implement a permanent online price matching policy for all of its storefronts.
LG has officially announced its newest handset, the phablet LG Optimus G Pro, which will arrive in North America in Q2 2013.
The TV Play is the newest smart player in Western Digital’s line of media streaming devices. Originally displayed at CES 2013, the WD TV Play has received an Editor’s Choice[...]
Enthusiast PC and tablet maker Velocity Micro today announced the release of the Raptor MultiPlex, an all-in-one home theater PC that also has gaming functionality
Devon wasn't able to go to school due to a life threatening illness, but now thanks to one robot, he can safely attend school without worry.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is the latest chapter of the long-running and beloved Metal Gear franchise. Does it do the series proud, or do these gears grind?
BlackBerry has issued a “high severity” warning to users of BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), cautioning that security vulnerabilities found within the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service and the BlackBerry Messaging Agent[...]
After becoming available in preview last summer, Microsoft has officially rolled out its new online email service, Outlook.com.
HTC today unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the HTC One. The device had become just about the worst-kept secret in the mobile industry, but it sounds like it'll be jam[...]
Is it an annual subscription to Office 365 worth the long term money? TG's sister site SearchEnterpriseDesktop takes a look.
Whispers of smart watches are making the rounds, with speculation that companies like Apple and Samsung have watches in the works that will incorporate smartphone features.
Both Apple and Microsoft have acknowledged a bug in the new iOS update which can significantly drain battery life, memory and CPU performance in iPhones if consumers use Microsoft Exchange[...]
Prensilia has created the first bionic hand that will be hooked up to the central nervous system, controlled by thought, and will even mimic the sensation of touch.
Jabra today announced its newest Bluetooth headsets, the Jabra Motion series, which the company says were made to make multitasking easier for the employee on the go.
After weeks of teases and leaks, the HTC One is here. On paper, HTC’s new flagship smartphone is a powerhouse. Find out how it holds up in this hands-on preview.
Google has released a new video showing off the capabilities and user interface of its newest technology, Google Glass. Google Glass is a futuristic set of glasses featuring augmented reality[...]
Samsung has released a version of its Galaxy Camera that has Wi-Fi capabilities rather than 3G or 4G.
Square has taken another step in its quest to make mobile payments the new norm by today announcing its ‘Business in a Box’ package.
Smart tattoos can monitor our vitals and now they might even bring us mind control; sounds like science fiction, but the technology is right around the corner.
The Sony PlayStation 4 is official. Sony has announced, but has yet to show off, its next-generation console, which will feature new social, virtualziation, and cloud technologies.
The PlayStation 4 is here. Well, kind of. Sony's PS4 press event did lots of good, but managed to create plenty of new confusion and speculation in the process.
VEA Digital has announced its forthcoming smartwatch, the VEABuddy, which will feature connectivity with Android, iOS, and Windows 8 phones.
Google has added a preview feature to its Google Drive service, it now lets users scan documents to find what they are looking for without opening each document.
We may not know what it looks like, but at least Sony revealed the PlayStation 4 tech specs.
Setting up a projector can be a pain. Why not, then, simply broadcast the projector via Wi-Fi? This clever combination from Viewsonic does exactly that – with a couple of[...]
Sony left plenty of questions in the wake of its big PlayStation 4 unveiling. Thankfully, we now have a few more answers.
Popular mobile productivity app CloudOn is now available for select Android smartphone users, giving them the capability to access a Microsoft Office-like environment on their smartphones. Supported devices include the[...]
Google has announced its first premium Chrome OS laptop, the Chromebook Pixel, which will begin shipping next week for $1,299.
Forget the console. The most important things Sony showcased last night were all the new PS4 games that have already been confirmed to go next-gen. Let's take a look at[...]
Lots and lots of bacteria.
Popular chipmaker Qualcomm says that it has conquered the problem of LTE band fragmentation with its new “RF360 Front End Solution” chipset.
Guess what? Lots of people are buying Samsung and Apple products. An IDC report says that Samsung led all connected device sales in 2012, with Apple finishing in a close[...]
Oscar buzz is growing as the event draws close; this Sunday there will be plenty of ways to keep up with the 85th Academy Awards using a tablet, smartphone, or[...]
Google has announced its Google Glass will be available by the end of this year; people can apply to be some of the first to test out the futuristic glasses.[...]
Yes, 802.11ac is getting all the buzz, but don’t ignore 802.11ad. The IEEE standard is now approved, and the ultimate success of WLANs operating in the massive 60 GHz. band[...]
Mobile World Congress 2013 kicks off next week in Barcelona, and all eyes are on the major mobile makers, as this show, and not CES, is the major industry event[...]
The worst kept secret at Mobile World Congress is now official, as the Samsung finally unveiled its oft-leaked Galaxy Note 8.0. As its name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0[...]
With a push to the cloud and increased competition, it’s hard to ignore the gravity of this upcoming console generation and its potential to shape the future gaming landscape.
Lenovo added three new Android tablets to its lineup, announcing the devices at Mobile World Congress.
The rumors were true. HP just announced an Android tablet.
Black Friday and the Super Bowl spark sales that will lure shoppers in for a new HDTV, but is that really the best time to buy? Read more to find[...]
In an attempt to gain some traction in the mobile business sector, Samsung has unveiled an additional layer of security software known as Knox.
WebOS isn’t dead just yet. LG is reportedly taking the troubled mobile operating system off of former owner HP’s hands, but instead of deploying it in smartphones or tablets, it[...]
Samsung unveiled its new TV-connected box at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on Sunday, announcing the Samsung HomeSync.
Mozilla announces Firefox OS phones at Mobile World Congress; they are set to hit the US and undetermined European markets as soon as 2014.
The Nook is struggling, and its future may not be getting any brighter. Barnes & Noble will scale back on the production of its own Nook hardware, and instead place[...]
Sony announced a slew of new cameras including a new DLSR, an interchangeable lens camera, and three new Cyber-shot models.
Nokia announced its latest in its lineup of mid-range Lumia smartphones as well as two new devices targeted at emerging markets.
TechnologyGuide got to spend some time with the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet at MWC 2013.
Asus today unveiled the PadFone Infinity, the latest iteration in its PadFone line of smartphone-tablet hybrid devices, and the FonePad, a new 7-inch tablet with built-in phone functionality.
The DivX Stash app will help keep your favorite cat and auto-tune videos in one convenient place, so you never forget where you saw them again.
Sony has already launched the Xperia Tablet Z in Japan, but today the electronics giant is taking advantage of the Mobile World Congress stage to announce that its newest 10.1-inch[...]
Visa today announced that it has inked a deal with Samsung that will see the Visa payWave app pre-loaded onto future Samsung smartphones – a grouping that most likely includes[...]
LogMeIn, the company behind the eponymous remote desktop client and the Cubby cloud storage service, announced an update to its business-focused LogMeIn Rescue remote device support service today at Mobile[...]
Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 has been out in preview form for developers since November, but starting today every other Windows 7 user can download the upgrade too.
The D600 promises a good mix of features and a price tag that won't break the bank, making it great for advanced amateurs, enthusiasts and pros who want a smaller,[...]
For the first time since 1999, the recorded music industry is showing signs of growth. The IFPI issued its annual Digital Music Report today, revealing that the industry’s revenues rose[...]
Which cloud storage is best for business: Google Drive or Dropbox? SearchConsumerization weighs the options.
Styluses are staying strong. N-trig today announced the launch of the next generation of its DuoSense Pen line of touch pens, the DuoSensePen2.
Sony had its Sony Xperia Tablet Z on display at MWC 2013 and TechnologyGuide got to spend some time trying it out. Here is our quick take on the latest[...]
Cablevision has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against Viacom today for “illegally forcing” it carry 14 of the mass media company’s lesser-watched TV stations in order to carry higher-profile ones.[...]
Asus had its PadFone Infinity on display at MWC 2013 in Barcelona, Spain; a device that features a smartphone that can be docked into a tablet. The idea behind it[...]
Slow down with all that "Google Store" talk.
The latest two Lumia devices from Nokia, the 720 and 520, are targeted at two different Windows Phone 8 users, but each offers a solid design and performance.
Samsung has unveiled Wallet, a new app for Android devices that can store a user’s tickets, coupons, membership cards, and boarding passes in one place.
Adobe has released an updated version of its Photoshop Touch app, which lets users edit images with some of the classic Photoshop functions on their smartphone or tablet.
Amazon warns iOS users that its latest update, 3.6.1, could cause more problems for Apple users than is solves.
The United States Department of Defense has announced its “Commercial Mobile Device Implementation Plan,” an initiative that will open up the DoD’s communications networks to a wider range of iOS[...]
Leap Motion today revealed that its Leap Motion controller will begin shipping to pre-ordering customers on May 13, with a retail launch coming on May 19.
Who got game? Maybe you, with the aid of a smart basketball.
LG had its Optimus G Pro on display at MWC 2013 and TechnologyGuide got to test it out. Read on to get our take on the forthcoming LG flagship smartphone.[...]
The new Dell Wireless Dock, a docking solution that uses WiGig, a wireless connection technology based on the new 802.11ad wireless standard that can theoretically hit speeds of up to[...]
Microsoft today announced that it has launched updated versions of Office 365 for businesses.
Most homes have a wireless network these days, but many people are not taking the necessary steps to ensure their network remains secure. Read more to find out how to[...]
Five major internet service providers (ISPs) have teamed up with major copyright holders in the entertainment industry to launch the Copyright Alert System (CAS), a private sector initiative to combat[...]
Barnes & Noble posted its latest quarterly fiscal report today and, as expected, things were not looking up for the bookselling giant.
HP had its Slate 7 tablet on display at MWC 2013; the low price makes it an attractive choice, but there are a few sacrifices.
Ouya (the company) today revealed that Ouya (the Android-based game console) will start shipping to Kickstarter backers on March 28.
Ubisoft today confirmed Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, the next entry in the hit action game franchise.
The Samsung ATIV Odyssey is a mid-range Windows Phone 8 that doesn't boast much else besides being practical.