April 2013  Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for April 2013. 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 April of 2013

Below are the 140 articles for April of 2013

How to Build a Blog and Find the Best Blogging Service

There are dozens of services and options out there for the potential blogger, but which are a fit for you? TechnologyGuide dives in to show you how to best built[...]

iOS Has Had Most Discovered Software Vulnerabilities, Report Says

A March report from cybersecurity firm SourceFire says that more than 80% of all smartphone OS software vulnerabilities from the last 25 years have been found in iOS.

Aereo Defeats Broadcasters in Court Ruling

An appeals court today declined a group of major television broadcasters’ request to temporarily shut down Aereo, a streaming video service that lets users watch live and recorded television over[...]

Amazon Announces Desktop Cloud Drive App, Integrates File Sync

Amazon has announced a new feature added to its Cloud service that integrates File Sync into a desktop app, which allows users to store and access files in the Amazon[...]

Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Windows 8 Tablet Review

We haven\'t been kind to Intel-based Windows 8 tablets, as they have all been underwhelming. Can the Lenovo Lynx buck the trend?

AT&T to Offer HD Voice Later This Year

AT&T has affirmed its plans to deploy HD Voice technology sometime this year, allowing users to enjoy drastically improved call quality.

How Does a Smart Basketball Work? 94Fifty Aims to Improve Your Game

How exactly does the 94Fifty smart basketball work, and how can it make you a better baller?

HTC One Coming to AT&T and Sprint on April 19 for $199

AT&T and Sprint have announced that they will begin selling the HTC One on April 19. The 32 GB variant will cost $199 with a two-year contract, while the AT&T-exclusive[...]

Windows Blue May Be Named Windows 8.1

The forthcoming Windows Blue upgrade to Windows 8 will officially be called Windows 8.1, according to a new report.

New Google Nexus 7 Coming In July?

Google could release a new Nexus 7 tablet as early as July, and it rumor has it, the new Nexus will be cheap.

QuiltWizard: The Best Quilt Designing App for Modern and Traditional Quilters

Quilting is not just your grandmother’s craft. In the past, communities (sometimes guilds) of sewers would gather to share tips, try out new block patterns, and bond over a shared[...]

AT&T Announces Pricing and Availability of Samsung Galaxy S4 (UPDATE)

The wireless company will begin pre-order sales of the smartphone beginning April 16 for $249.99 with a two-year commitment.

Smartphone SmackDown: The Best Smartphones of 2013

There\'s already been a truckload of new high-quality smartphones announced this year, with just about every major manufacturer throwing its hat into the superphone ring. Wondering what\'s got these phone[...]

Rdio Announces New Video Streaming Service, Vdio

Rdio has announced a new video service, appropriately named Vdio

LIT Brings Fitness Tracking to Action Sports

LIT is a fitness tracker aimed at action sports and extreme sports enthusiasts; able to track jumps, waves, and more with its unique design.

The New Nexus 7 Is Coming, But Where Have All the Tablets Gone?

Hints of a new Nexus 7 have got the tech world buzzing today, and with good reason: it will likely be the first noteworthy tablet in months.

Emerging Tech Drives SMB Home-to-Office Telecommuting Activities

By all indications, small-to-medium size businesses are on the move, in more ways than one.

BlackBerry to Close BBM Music on June 2

After launching just a year and a half ago, BBM Music will be shut down for good on June 2.

Samsung To Open Mini-Stores in 1,400 Best Buys Across the U.S.

Samsung announced this morning that it will be opening 1,400 mini-stores inside Best Buys across the country by the end of June.

Panasonic Announces New Line of Consumer Phones

The company announced today its new lineup of telephones... not smartphones, but actual regular phones. Remember those?

Samsung Galaxy Camera Wi-Fi Price and Availability Announced

Samsung has announced the pricing and availability of the Wi-Fi-only version of the Samsung Galaxy Camera.

Facebook Home Launches on April 12

Facebook has unveiled Facebook Home, a new “family of apps” that integrates Facebook software into a variety of Android smartphones and, eventually, Android tablets.

HTC First Arrives with Facebook Home on April 12

HTC and AT&T have announced the HTC First – the, ahem, first Android device to come with Facebook’s new Home software built into it. It’ll be exclusive to AT&T, and[...]

Apple iPhone Gaining Smartphone Market Share Again, Samsung Too

Apple is making gains in the U.S. smartphone market, solidifying the iPhone as the most popular device and placing iOS in a solid position among smartphone platforms.

Miss the Windows 8 Start Button? Here\’s How To Get It Back

Many consumers are frustrated by is the lack on a Start Button on the new user interface of Windows 8. Here\'s how to get it back.

How to Watch The Masters Online

The Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National tees off April 11. Forget network TV, here\'s how you can catch the entire 2013 Masters Golf Tournament online and with apps.

GPS Indoor Maps are Here: Never Get Lost In a Mall or Museum Again

Ever get lost at the mall or race around a casino looking for a bathroom? That all could be a thing of the past as indoor mapping brings GPS-style maps[...]

Sony Reveals Pricing for 55- and 65-Inch Ultra HDTVs

Sony has revealed pricing for its 55- and 65-inch 4K TVs, and the numbers are a little more affordable that what\'s come to be expected.

Sony Announces 4K Media Player for New Ultra HDTVs

Sony has formally announced its 4K media player, the FMP-X1, which will provide native 4K content to those who pick up one of Sony\'s new Ultra HDTVs later this year.

Using Mapping Apps While Driving is Illegal, Says California Court

A California appeals court has ruled that any form of hands-on use of a mobile telephone while driving is against state law, even looking at a map

Microsoft Sells Mediaroom IPTV Business to Ericsson

Microsoft today announced that it has come to an agreement with Ericsson that will see the Swedish telecom equipment company acquire Microsoft’s ‘Mediaroom’ IPTV platform, which provides television services over[...]

Facebook Home Brings Security Issues to BYOD, Analysts Say

Facebook Home should be exciting to social media junkies, but multiple analysts agree that it could present stiff security issues if deployed in the workplace.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Announced, Brings Wi-Fi, NFC and Smartphone Compatibility

Panasonic has formally unveiled its latest Micro Four Thirds camera, the Lumix DMC-GF6. The mirrorless shooter follows in the footsteps of last year’s entry-level GF5, but does manage to bring[...]

Panasonic Blu-ray Players Now Available, Starting at $80

Panasonic has announced availability and pricing information for its new lineup of Blu-ray disc players, which includes two new full HD 3D models, two 2D players and continuations of two[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Shipping April 11

Samsung has announced availability for its Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet in America, with the device hitting shelves on April 11.

Panasonic To Take on Roku with New Media Players, Now Available

Panasonic has officially announced availability for its inaugural line of streaming media players entering a market already crowded with devices.

Batman: Arkham Origins Launches on October 25

The next entry in the acclaimed Batman: Arkham franchise is called Batman: Arkham Origins, and it will arrive on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC this October.

HTC One LTE Review (US Version)

The HTC One is simply the best Android smartphone available. Here\'s why.

Google Play for Android Gets a Makeover

The Google Play Store for Android has received a makeover, bringing a cleaner user interface that will make finding and purchasing content a breeze.

Boxee TV Rebranded as Boxee Cloud DVR, Adds Free Service Tier

Boxee launched its Boxee TV set-top box just last fall, but now the company has quietly decided to rebrand its newest flagship device as the Boxee Cloud DVR.

Canadian Startup Selling 3D Scanner for $443

Canadian startup Matterform has just announced it will begin selling the Photon 3D Scanner for just $443.

Panasonic RP-HTX7 Monitor Headphones Review

The Panasonic RP-HTX7 Monitor headphones provide retro style at a low price, but is their performance good enough to warrant consideration? Find out in TG\'s review.

Nike+ GPS Running App Review

The Nike + app is a GPS running aid that helps runners keep track of important data in real time while running, reflect on data after the fact, and compare[...]

Worldwide PC Shipments Tumble as Windows 8 Struggles Continue, Reports Say

Shipments of personal computers totaled 76.3 million units in the first quarter of 2013, according to research firm IDC, good for a 13.9 percent decrease from the total shipments made[...]

Panasonic HD TVs Now Available, Starting at $799.99

Panasonic has now unveiled pricing and availability for most of its 2013 line of HD TVs, which the company first showed off at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.

Sony NEX-6 Digital Camera Review

The Sony NEX-6 is the latest in the company\'s line of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. Previous entries have been great, how does this compare?

Sony Xperia Z Video Preview: Raising the Bar in Display, Connectivity and Design

By all indications, small-to-medium size businesses are on the move, in more ways than one. Find out why the Xperia Z could be part of this charge in this special[...]

Microsoft Reportedly Working on 7-inch Surface Tablet

Microsoft is reportedly working on development of a 7-inch version of the Surface tablet, entering the mini-tablet market for the first time.

Samsung Confirms Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3 Phablets

Samsung today announced two new supersized phablets into its family of Galaxy devices, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and the Galaxy Mega 5.8.

Don\’t Trade It In! How to Sell Your Phone on eBay & Get More Money

Your old smartphone may be worth more than you think, and even more than your carrier is willing to fork over through a trade-in. Before buying a new handset, find[...]

Consumers Still Like to Shop in Stores, Report Says

According to a new report by Forester Research, consumers are still more likely to visit a brick-and-mortar store than shop online, by a very large margin.

Reports Claim BlackBerry Z10 Returns Outnumber Sales, BlackBerry Refutes

According to the report, sales of the Z10 are being outnumbered by returns of the smartphone in some instances. BlackBerry has something to say about that, however.

Samsung WB250F Review

The Samsung WB250F is a compact point-and-shoot camera with built in Wi-Fi. It’s a good camera for casual photographers on a budget and kids looking to get into photography.

\”Amethyst Purple\” Samsung Galaxy S3 Coming to Sprint

Samsung has released an Amethyst Purple version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone for Sprint customers.

Verizon Extends Upgrade Cycle to 24 Months

Bad new Verizon customers, you will have to wait an extra 4 months to upgrade your smartphone at a discounted rate.

Facebook Home Available Now

Users are now able to download Facebook Home in the Google Play store.

Dish Network Launches $25.5 Billion Bid to Buy Sprint

Dish Network has informally made a $25.5 billion cash-and-stock bid to purchase Sprint Nextel. Dish hopes that its deal will be more appealing to Sprint\'s stockholders than a currently-proposed $20.1[...]

Facebook Home Review: It Cripples Android

Facebook Home is built around \"people, not apps,\" according to Mark Zuckerberg. Find out if that makes for a better Android experience.

Microsoft Looking into Smart Watch Designs, Report Says

Microsoft is currently \"working on designs\" for a touch-enabled smart watch of its own, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

Amazon Launches Healthy Living Store for Seniors

E-commerce giant Amazon today announced the launch of its \'50+ Active and Healthy Living Store,\' a new segment of its website specially devoted to supplying wellness, personal care and other[...]

Canon Pixma MX922 Review

The Canon Pixma MX922 debuted at CES and is designed for home office use.

Bionic Prosthetic Hands Controlled by iPhone App

Yes, the iPhone can be used to control prosthetic hands now.

Comcast to Encrypt Basic Cable Programming

Comcast has revealed that it will begin encrypting its Limited Basic cable channels over the next few months. The company is currently notifying affected customers ahead of the encryption process[...]

Kodak to Sell Portion of Business to Brother Industries

Kodak has reached an agreement with Brother Industries, a company most well know for its printers, to sell certain assets of its Document Imaging business.

Do You Need a Water Break Reminder? Check Out this Gadget

Jomi is creating two devices that will remind users to drink water in order to keep hydrated throughout the day.

Google Releases Google Glass Specs

Google Glass is fast approaching, and today Google released the first concrete technical specifications for its futuristic pair of glasses.

Galaxy S4 Pre-Orders Open at AT&T, Shipping April 30

Those looking to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S4 can get a little more giddy today, as AT&T has officially kept good on its word and made Samsung\'s[...]

How To Set Up a Home Theater: Cable Management

The final steps in setting up a home theater is ensuring you have the right cables and a properly tuned room. Read on to understand what we mean by that.

Select Apple TVs Having Wi-Fi Troubles, Apple May Offer Replacements

A leaked memo suggests that Apple will be offering free replacements for select Apple TVs that are having issues connecting to Wi-Fi networks.

Windows 8.1 Rumored to Include \’Boot to Desktop\’ Option

Various reports suggest that Windows 8.1 may include a \"boot to desktop\" option that bypasses the OS\' tile-based \"Metro\" interface and brings users straight into desktop mode.

Fujifilm X100s Camera Review

The Fuji X100s is a point-and-shoot, fixed lens camera with a small, retro look that hits home for nostalgic photographers that used to use film cameras.

Dell Latitude 3330: A Budget Notebook for Schools and Businesses

Dell announced a new Latitude notebook aimed at students, businesses, and schools operating on a tight budget.

Logitech Releases Two Harmony Universal Remotes With Smartphone App

Logitech announced two new universal remotes along with Harmony hub, which also features smartphone connectivity.

Facebook Bringing Chat Heads to iOS App

Facebook today revealed that it will be bringing a limited version of its Chat Heads messaging app to iOS devices as soon as today.

Meet Arena.Xlsm, an RPG You Can Play in Excel

In this age of superpowered gaming PCs and next-gen consoles, sometimes it\'s nice to go back to the simpler times of gaming. Graphically speaking, Arena.Xlsm goes back even further.

HTC One Available On T-Mobile April 24

T-Mobile has announced it will begin selling the LTE version of the HTC One on April 24.

T-Mobile and Sprint to Offer Galaxy S4 Later This Month

Both T-Mobile and Sprint have announced pricing and availability details for the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S4.

Seiki to Offer 50-Inch 4K TV for $1500

Seiki has announced that it will begin selling its 50-inch 4K TV later this month for the relatively cheap price of $1,500.

Tobii UX Live Launched, Grants Eye-Tracking Tools for Web Developers

Tobii Technology has announced the launch of Tobii UX Live, a set of tools aimed at letting Web designers and developers utilize the Swedish company’s brand of eye-tracking technology to[...]

Samsung ML-5512nd Printer Review

The Samsung ML-5512nd is a high functioning monochrome laser printer targeted at a range of businesses.

Microsoft Now Offers Two-Step Verification for Entire Microsoft Account

Microsoft has announced it will now offer two-step verification for users with a Microsoft Account.

HTC, LG, and Samsung to Support PMA Wireless Charging Standard

HTC, LG, and Samsung have joined the Power Matters Alliance (PMA), an organization pushing for a standard wireless charging format that would allow consumers to charge devices on the go.

Nintendo Announces ‘Link to the Past’ Sequel, ‘EarthBound’ Wii U Release and More at Nintendo Direct

Nintendo is making a habit out of stuffing its Nintendo Direct conferences with truckloads of new information, and today’s was no exception.

LG Creating Water-free Washing Machine?

LG is rumored to have a washing machine that won’t require water in the works.

Pentax MX-1 Review

Pentax\'s MX-1 is a welcome addition to the compact camera lineup. It offers 12 MP, a 4x zoom, maunual modes, and good image quality.

Twitter Music Launches on Web and iOS Today

After a few days of speculation, Twitter has formally unveiled its music discovery and streaming service, the fittingly-titled Twitter #Music.

What is Two-Step Verification? How Do You Set it Up?

What is two-step verification and how can it help you from being the victim of online identity theft?

Toshiba Reveals the Kirabook, a Windows 8 Ultrabook with a 2560 x 1440 Display

Toshiba hasn’t been known for offering premium tech for a few years now, but the Japanese tech company plans on attacking the high-end PC market with its newest offering: the[...]

Nikon D7100 Review

The Nikon D7100 is no joke! Find out why in this full review.

Twitter Music Review: Tweet that Tune

Twitter\'s new music discovery service for iOS users features social integration and a friendly UI.

HTC One Available Today on AT&T and Sprint

A quick PSA for all those eager to get their hands on the HTC One: As previously announced, HTC\'s flagship phone can be had today on AT&T and Sprint for[...]

Report: Telecommuting Is Good For The Environment

Here\'s a great reason to work from home; it makes you more environmentally conscious.

Amazon Lets Users Watch and Rate its Original Pilots

Amazon has released the pilot episodes of multiple original series, including six children’s shows and eight comedies.

Volkswagen iBeetle Launching Next Year With iPhone Integration

Volkswagen and Apple have teamed up for the iBeetle, a new car that will integrate iPhone technology and aesthetic when it launches in early 2014.

Samsung Planning IFA Spectacle with 4K and Galaxy Devices

Surprise, surprise, Samsung will dominate IFA.

Dead Island Riptide Review: Zombie on Zombies

Does Dead Island Riptide improve upon the successes of its predecessor, or does it rehash the same undead formula? Read on to find out.

Samsung Working on Mind Control for Smart Devices

Samsung is working with researchers from the University of Texas, Dallas on brainwave-reading technology that lets users launch apps, select contacts and the like with nothing but their minds.

Expect More Smartphones than Anything Else at IFA

Expect IFA 2013 to be the biggest yet, with more than 10,000 new product launches.

Google Earth Adds Leap Motion Support

Select Google Earth users will now be able to move the world with a wave of their hands, as a new update released today will add Leap Motion Controller support[...]

Google Glass A \”Year-ish\” Away For Consumers

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt told BBC Radio 4, Google Glass is a \"year-ish\" away for consumers.

How Do You Make an App?

Got an idea for a great app but lack the technical know-how? Here\'s what goes into getting your excellent app built by pros.

Asus Cube with Google TV Launching Today for $140

Asus is launching its Google TV-sporting media streamer, the Asus Cube, today for $140.

Netflix To Offer Family Plan, Has Strong First Quarter

As part of its first quarter earnings call, Netflix has announced it will launch a new family streaming plan, expanding its service options in the U.S.

The Best Home Theater Gadgets for Moms, Dads & Grads

It\'s not expensive or difficult to give an old home theater a modern makeover, at least not with these top home theater gadgets.

Aereo Arrives in Boston on May 15

Aereo already announced plans to expand its live broadcast TV streaming service out to 22 major U.S. cities earlier this year, but today it has specifically revealed which region will[...]

HP Unveils HP Prime, Touchscreen Graphing Calculator

The HP Prime is the company’s newest graphing calculator, but it appears to be a whole lot more than that.

BitTorrent Sync Gives Users a Personal Cloud Without Additional Storage

Ever want your own private cloud?

Lenovo G580 Review: Budget Notebook

The Lenovo G580 is a budget notebook with a bulky design but strong performance. Find out what else is good/bad about it in this full review.

Western Digital Ships 5mm, 2.5-Inch Hard Drives

Western Digital claims it has taken a bold leap forward in hard drive design with the announcement of its newest WD Blue UltraSlim hard drives and WD Black solid state[...]

How a 67-Year-Old Field Service Company Started an ‘iPad Initiative’

McKinley Equipment Corp. streamlined its decades-old business and improved its customer service efficiency by turning to modern technology. Read how in SearchConsumerization\'s report.

Thinx 4G LTE Camera with Smart Alert App: Intelligently Monitor your Home or Business

Thinx takes a unique approach to remote video monitoring for homes and small businesses by letting users set SMS alerts for specific times of day or events, which they can[...]

3D Printer Makes Small, Functioning Human Liver

This week, at the annual Experimental Biology conference in Boston, a company unveiled mini-livers created by a 3D printer.

Huawei “Not Interested in U.S. Market Anymore” After Political Pressure

After repeated clashes with the U.S. government over national security concerns, Chinese telecom giant Huawei has said that it will be scaling back its efforts in the American mobile market.

Best Golf Gifts for Dad

Dad a lousy golfer? These gadgets should help put a little swing back into his game.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

The Samsung Galaxy S4 promises to be the next big thing in smartphones. Is it?

Next Xbox to Be Revealed on May 21

After months of rumors and speculation, Microsoft has announced that the next Xbox will be revealed at an event on May 21. The news comes via an event invite sent[...]

Galaxy S4 Launch Delayed on T-Mobile and Sprint, Verizon Taking Pre-Orders Tomorrow

Both Sprint and T-Mobile have delayed the launch of the Galaxy S4 due to inventory issues, while Verizon has begun to announce availability for its version of the handset.

Amazon Set-Top TV Box Reportedly in the Works

An Amazon Roku? Sure, why not?

BlackBerry Aims to Sell Q10 for $249 and a Contract in the U.S. Next Month

Details on the QWERTY-sporting BlackBerry Q10 have started to trickle in, and now BlackBerry has confirmed to TG that consumers should expect to pay $249 for the handset when it[...]

LG to Release Smartphone with Flexible OLED Display This Year

Speaking at the company’s most recent financial earnings call, LG vice president of mobile Yoon Bu-hyun said that LG plans to release a smartphone with a flexible OLED screen in[...]

Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition Notebook Review

The Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition notebook is walks the line between Dell’s budget Inspiron notebooks and its premium XPS series.

The Top 5 Multiplayer Games for Grads

Let\'s face it, grads: You don\'t want really want to go to work. That\'s fine. Why would you when you could be playing these great multiplayer games with your friends[...]

Tablet Shipments At All-Time High, Apple Leads the Pack

Tablet shipments are at an all-time high and Apple is leading the pack.

Panasonic Network Era Wireless Speaker Systems Available Now

Panasonic has announced pricing and availability for its new Network Era Series of wireless speaker systems.

Solar Powered Smart Trashcans: Recycle, Compost, and Compact (w/ Video)

Smart trashcans are likely on your city streets right now. So what exactly can a smart trashcan do?

Leap Motion Controller Shipments Delayed to July 22

Citing the need for further comprehensive beta testing for developers, Leap Motion has announced that it is delaying the original shipping date of its motion control device.

Smartphones Out-Ship Feature Phones For First Time

Smartphones have outshipped so-called \"dumbphones\" for the first time in industry history.

LG Hopes to Launch Curved OLED TV This Year, Though Nothing is Confirmed

Contrary to some previous reports, LG tells TechnologyGuide that it isn\'t sure whether or not it will be able to release its curved OLED TV by the end of the[...]

Samsung Rumored to Release Rugged Galaxy S4

Samsung is expected to release a rugged version of its Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone.

LG Launching Curved OLED TV in Korea Next Month

Well that was fast. Just a couple weeks after hinting that it hoped to get its Curved OLED TV to market soon, LG today announced that it is indeed ready[...]

HP ElitePad 900 Tablet Review

The HP ElitePad 900 is a business-class Windows 8 tablet. Find out if it earns its namesake in this full Windows 8 tablet review.

Samsung Reveals Galaxy Tab 3

Whispers of a new, smaller Galaxy Tab arose late last week, but today Samsung has gone and made the Galaxy Tab 3 official. It\'ll go on sale beginning next month

What\’s Going On With Aereo?

It’s no secret many consumers are looking for ways to cut the cord on cable, and a new start-up company called Aereo is trying to help consumers do just that.

Google Now Available On iOS Via Search App Update

Google Now has officially come to the iOS platform with a new Search app update.

Next Issue Review: Netflix for Digital Magazines

Next Issue provides 80 magazine titles to its users, for one low monthly rate; its like the Netflix for magazine subscriptions.

BlackBerry Q10: A Reason for BlackBerry to Be Optimistic?

It\'s no secret that BlackBerry is struggling, but early reports suggest that there may be reason to put a little bit of faith back in the company formerly known as[...]

Toast to Health, Happiness, and Facebook Friends with Budweiser Buddy Cup

Making new friends over a cold beer has gotten even easier, with the Budweiser Buddy Cup.

Linksys Announces Availability of Two New Smart Wi-Fi Routers

Linskys today dished further details for the two newest entries in its EA series of Smart Wi-Fi routers: the Smart Wi-Fi Router AC 1200 Advanced Multimedia (model EA 6300) and[...]

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 Notebook Review

The HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 z-b000 is a configure-to-order Windows 8 notebook aimed at consumers on a budget.

VIDEO: HP Sleekbook 15z Review

The HP Sleekbook 15z is a 15.6-inch, budget-class, Windows 8 notebook. Check out the video review to see what corners were cut in order to make it affordable.