June 2013  Articles

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

Below are the 129 articles for June of 2013

Microsoft Offers Solutions for Legacy Apps with Windows 8

Microsoft knows businesses are weary about upgrading to Windows 8, which is why the company has incorporated plenty of solutions to help IT ensure compatibility with legacy apps.

Logitech Harmony Ultimate Review: The Ultimate Universal Remote

It's not just a remote, it's an Ultimate universal remote. Find out why TG loves the Logitech Harmony Ultimate in this full review.

Canon PowerShot G15 Review

As the newest member of Canon's G Series cameras, the Canon G15 does not disappoint. It has a 12.1 MP sensor and a 5x zoom.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Gets 8- and 10.1-Inch Models

Samsung has announced that it will release 8- and 10.1-inch versions of its Galaxy Tab 3 alongside the 7-inch model that was first revealed in April.

Dell Announces XPS 11 Convertible Notebook

Dell takes on the Lenovo Yoga with the XPS 11 convertible notebook.

Acer Iconia W3 Tablet Hands-On, Unveiled at Computex 2013

The Iconia W3's 8.1-inch display makes it the smallest Windows 8 tablet on the market. Does this mini device have any potential?

Vine Now Available For Android

The Vine app is now available for Android and includes some features iOS users don't get.

Acer Intros New Haswell Notebooks, 8-Inch Windows 8 Tablet and More at Computex 2013

Computex is almost always a time for the Taiwanese tech giants to make headlines, so it's no surprise to hear that Acer introduced some notable new devices at its press[...]

Acer Liquid S1 Hands-On: A Phablet with (Almost) Stock Android

Acer unveiled its first ever phablet, the Liquid S1, at Computex 2013 today. Does it have what it takes to overthrow the ever-popular Galaxy Note II? Let's take a look.

Microsoft Details Windows 8.1: The Start Button is (Kind of) Back (UPDATE)

Windows 8.1 will arrive as a public preview in just a few weeks, but today Microsoft has formally detailed what exactly the forthcoming software update will bring to Windows 8[...]

ASUS Unveils Tablets, Phablets, and More at Computex 2013

ASUS announced a number of devices from tablets, to phablets, and more.

HTC One Coming to Verizon by End of Summer

Verizon announced via Twitter that the HTC One will be coming to its network by the end of summer.

Sony RX1 Compact Camera Review

The Sony RX1 is a unique camera at a high price.

Asus Transformer Book Trio & Fonepad Note FHD 6 Preview

Of the dozen or so products Asus announced at Computex 2013, these two caught TG's eye.

Toshiba Unveils Three New Excite Android Tablets

Toshiba has announced that it is refreshing its Excite tablets with the new Excite Pro, Excite Write and Excite Pure.

Toshiba Announces PX35t Desktop All-In-One

Toshiba has announced a refresh to its desktop all-in-one aimed at users looking for a multimedia desktop experience.

E Ink Announces Mobius Display Designed for Smartwatches

E Ink has revealed its latest Mobius display tech, specifically designed for future smartwatches.

Wikipad Launching in US on June 11, Globally This Summer

Wikipad has announced that its eponymous 7-inch gaming tablet will be available in the US starting on June 11, with an international launch to follow sometime this summer.

Asus Reveals 31.5-Inch 4K Monitor (UPDATE)

Ultra HD resolution is most often discussed in terms of the future of television, but Asus plans on bringing 4K to the desktop with its new, 31.5-inch PQ321 True 4K[...]

Acer Aspire S7 Hands-On: Haswell, Gorilla Glass and a Bigger Battery

TG sister site NotebookReview got to play around with the new Acer Aspire S7 at Computex 2013 and came away more than impressed.

Toshiba Announces Updates to Its Gaming and Series Notebooks

Toshiba made a number of announcements at Computex 2013, including updates to its notebook lines.

Halo: Spartan Assault Announced, Coming Next Month to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

A new Halo game will arrive next month, but it isn’t quite like the blockbuster first-person shooters that have come to the Xbox and Xbox 360 over the years.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Officially Announced

A ruggedized version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S4 has been announced for adventurers.

Apple Banned From Selling Select AT&T iPhones and iPads After Samsung Patent Victory

The ITC ordered yesterday that Apple has infringed upon a mobile communications patent owned by Samsung, and banned numerous older iPhone and iPads in the US as a result.

Hands On with the Asus Republic of Gamers G750

NotebookReview had a chance to preview the latest gaming notebook from Asus, the Republic of Gaming G750.

BlackBerry A10 Will Be BlackBerry’s Next Flagship, Says Report

A new report says that BlackBerry’s successor to the BlackBerry Z10 is called the BlackBerry A10, and that it’ll arrive this holiday season.

eBay Introduces Shoppable Windows in New York

EBay is introducing what it calls "shoppable windows" in busy New York areas, helping retailers expand their reach without the square footage.

LG Optimus G Pro Smartphone Review

The LG Optimus G Pro is the successor to the company's Optimus G, and it gives the Samsung Galaxy Note II a run for its money.

Google Releases Stock Android Keyboard on Google Play

Google has made its stock Android keyboard available as a free download through the Google Play store.

Gigabyte Introduces its Latest Gaming Laptops

Gigabyte unveiled two new gaming laptops at Computex 2013, the P27K and P25W.

Samsung Releases First Firmware Update to Galaxy S4 in Germany

The first firmware update to the Galaxy S4 address storage issues, but is currently only available in Germany.

Titanfall Reportedly Arriving on PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One Next Spring

The first game from Respawn Entertainment is called Titanfall, and it’ll launch for the PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in Spring 2014, according to a new leak.

BlackBerry Messenger Arriving on iOS and Android June 27 (UPDATE: BlackBerry Says Date Is Incorrect)

T-Mobile UK has announced via Twitter, BlackBerry Messenger will be coming to iOS and Android on June 27.

Computex 2013: The Latest News from TechnologyGuide

TechnologyGuide is in Taipei and has all the latest news and announcements from Computex 2013.

Hands On with Acer Z3 All in One at Computex 2013

Acer had its latest all-in-one, the Z3, on display at Computex 2013.

Nokia Lumia 928 Windows Phone Review

The Nokia Lumia 928 is a high-end Windows Phone available on Verizon's network. Does it measure up against the S4 and other flagships?

Microsoft Details Xbox One’s Used Games, Online and Privacy Policies

Microsoft has answered to a number of lingering questions concerning how the Xbox One will handle game licenses, what its online requirements are, and how much privacy the Kinect will[...]

E3 2013 Preview: Everything to Expect When You’re Expecting the Future of Gaming

E3 is just days away, and TG will be in Los Angeles to cover the gaming goodness. Here's what you should expect to see.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Wireless Charging Kit Available Now

Samsung has announced the launch of its Wireless Charging Pad and Wireless Charging Battery Cover for the Galaxy S4. The two devices were first revealed shortly after Samsung unveiled its[...]

NSA and FBI Allegedly Spying on Citizens Through PRISM Program

The Washington Post has reported that the NSA and FBI have organized a program dubbed PRISM that could be collecting user data from Apple, Google, Facebook, Skype, and more.

Google Set To Purchase Waze Traffic App For Over $1 Billion

The purchase of Waze could help Google bolster its mapping service.

Microsoft Xbox 360 Redesigned, Free Games Coming to Xbox Live

As the gaming world focuses on the next-generation of consoles, Microsoft is still working in the present, and today used its E3 press conference to announce a new Microsoft Xbox[...]

Microsoft Xbox One Games Detailed, Including Metal Gear V, New Halo, and Killer Instinct

Here they are, the first batch of Xbox One games announced at E3.

Microsoft Xbox One Launch Price and Date Revealed (UPDATE: Now Available for Preorder)

The new Xbox One is coming in November, and it won’t be cheap.

Microsoft Ditching Microsoft Points, Launching New SmartGlass

Microsoft is ditching Microsoft Points in favor of real money, in a move that will likely please gamers.

Apple Unveils OS X Mavericks at WWDC

Apple announced its latest operating system, OS X Mavericks, at the WWDC Keynote.

Apple Announces Refresh to MacBook Air, Previews New Mac Pro at WWDC

Apple has upgraded its MacBook Air with faster processors and better battery life.

Apple Announces iTunes Radio, Streaming Music Service

iTunes Radio will launch this fall and compete with service like Pandora, Spotify and Google Play Music: All Access

iOS 7 Official, Biggest Overhaul for iOS Yet

Apple showed off completely rennovated iOS 7 at its WWDC conference today.

Ubisoft Announces Rabbids Invasion Interactive TV Show

Ubisoft turned heads heads at E3 with Rabbids Invasion, which Ubisoft dubs an interactive TV show for the Xbox One.

PlayStation 4 Pricing and Availability, Other Details Announced

Sony answered many lingering questions about the PlayStation 4 at its E3 press event.

The Xbox One is the Focus Group’s Console

Microsoft brought the games at E3 2013, as promised, but its press conference didn't stray from its larger vision for the Xbox One.

The PlayStation 4 Shows the Power of Common Sense

Sony emerged as the big winner of E3 2013 last night, and it has no one to thank but Microsoft.

Amazon Launches 3D Printing Section of Online Store

The 3D Printing department of the e-retailer offers hardware, filament, software and everything else that goes along with the new tech trend.

Comcast Announces X2 Entertainment Platform, Stores DVR Content in the Cloud

The new service stores all DVR content in the cloud, eliminating the need for a hard drive and slicing the size of the DVR.

Nintendo Announces New Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8

Smash Bros is coming to the Wii U, and it will include a new classic Nintendo character.

Nintendo Recreates Classic Game with Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Nintendo finally showed off footage from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the 3DS.

A Skype Date for Two Please!

Follow the exploits of  student and Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s user Valerie Sarnataro in her blog, Balancing Act, as she balances her work, school and social life with this  new and innovative  tablet and[...]

Nintendo Plays In Its Own Universe at E3 2013

Nintendo found itself below a battle of behemoths at E3 2013, and retreated to some familiar names for shelter.

Samsung Announces Galaxy S4 Zoom with 16 Megapixel Camera and 10X Zoom (UPDATE)

Samsung attempts to combine its flagship smartphone with a compact digital camera in the Galaxy S4 zoom.

VIDEO: Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Hands On

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is an affordable gaming notebook that does not skimp on quality.

ESPN To Shutdown 3D Channel by End of 2013

ESPN cites low consumer demand for the reason its shutting down its 3D channel.

Time Warner Cable Offers Incentives to Media Companies that Withold Content from Web-based Services

Higher payments and threats to drop programming keep media companies from providing web-based services with content.

Hands-on with the Xbox One Controller

TG went hands-on with the Xbox One's controller at E3 this week, and found that Microsoft has improved upon an already winning formula.

Hands-on with the PlayStation 4 Controller

TG got its hands on the PS4's new DualShock 4 controller at E3 2013, and found that Sony has taken complaints about its previous pads to heart.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Coming to AT&T June 21

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active will be available on AT&T's network on June 21, with preorders opening on June 14.

My Digital Yogi Master

Can the Lenovo Yoga 11S actually inspire this blogger to try yoga? Sure, why not?

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook Review

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 packs a lot of performance punch into an incredibly thin form factor.

Is Apple Releasing Two Larger, Cheaper, More Colorful iPhones?

Reports indicate Apple is currently working on releasing two cheaper, larger iPhone models in multiple colors.

Microsoft Office Available for iPhone with Office 365 Subscription

Microsoft released a Office app for iPhone - iPad is not supported.

Saints Row IV Preview: Soaring, Shooting, and Slapping Senators

Saints Row IV looks to be one of the most ridiculous games of 2013, but is it too goofy for its own good? TG went hands-on at E3 2013 to[...]

Analysts Predicting Positive Quarter for BlackBerry, Thanks to Q10 Sales

BlackBerry's users are drawn to the full QWERTY keyboard, which has helped Q10 sales.

Samsung to Release LTE-Advanced Version of Galaxy S4

Samsung Mobile VP JK Shin says that the company plans to release a new variant of the Galaxy S4 that offers double the data speeds of today's version.

Fords Adds Buttons And Knobs Back To Its Dashboard

After consumer complain the touchscreen dashboard is difficult to use, Ford will add back traditional buttons and dials.

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Preview: Tentacles-on with the PS4’s Favorite Octopus

Octodad: Dadliest Catch is shaping up to be the premier octopus fatherhood simulator for the PS4, so TG went hands-on with the slapstick adventure at E3.

The Game Has Changed: Hands-on with the Oculus Rift

TG got its eyes on the Oculus Rift at E3 2013, and found that the dream of virtual reality gaming has almost been realized.

SmugMug Launches Free Android App

The SmugMug for Android app is available now as a free download in Google Play.

Huawei Ascend P6 Smartphone: Exclusive Hands-On First Look

Huawei Ascend P6 won't be officially unveiled until tomorrow, but Brighthand still has an exclusive first-look preview.

Sony Xperia Z Exclusive to T-Mobile, Available In Coming Weeks

Sony's flagship Xperia Z smartphone will be available exclusively on T-Mobile this summer.

HP Slate 7 Review: Budget Friendly Tablet

The HP Slate 7 is a good tablet for anyone looking for a budget-friendly, entry-level machine.

Lenovo Announces ThinkPad S531 Ultrabook

Lenovo has announced the ThinkPad S531 15-inch notebook aimed at small businesses looking for a premium design.

Could Consumers 3D Print Themselves A New Home?

Curious about 3D printing a home? Find out how much it will cost, how long it will take, and how many bricks you will need to print.

Researchers Develop Microscopic 3D-Printed Battery

A team of researchers from Harvard University and the University of Illinois have built a battery the size of a grain of sand with the help of 3D printing technology.

The Last of Us Review: A New Take on a Classic Zombie Tale

The Last of Us is a familiar dark tale with an interesting twist and excellent gameplay to boot.

How To Make Money with a Blog and Make it Look Professional

Read on to find out how to build a professional-looking, and money-making, blog.

Apple TV Adds HBO Go and WatchESPN

Users can now stream HBO Go and WatchESPN directly from their Apple TVs, but a cable subscription is required.

Breathalyzer Watch Coming Soon

The Japanese-produced watch has a sobriety game and built-in breathalyzer to tell users in they are drunk or not.

Wi-Fi Alliance Begins Certification Program for 802.11ac Wireless Standard

Faster Wi-Fi, in the form of 802.11ac, takes a step closer to the mainstream.

Microsoft Reverses Xbox One Online and DRM Requirements

The Xbox One will neither require daily internet checks nor support its previously announced DRM policies, Microsoft announced today.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview: Dressed to Kill

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII shakes up the usual Final Fantasy formula, but is its new action focus for the better? TG went hands-on to find out.

Nvidia Shield Price Cut, Release Date Revealed

Nvidia has slashed the price of the Shield from $349 to $299 and announced its availability for June 27.

Logitech Harmony Ultimate Hub to be Sold Separately

The Logitech Harmony Ultimate Hub will be available to iOS and Android users for $99 in August.

The New Xbox One Keeps the Future in the Future

The Xbox One is dead. Long live the Xbox One.

Customers Can Get the iPhone 5 For Free At Best Buy

Users looking to upgrade from an iPhone 4 or 4S can trade-in their current models for a free iPhone 5.

Watch Out Vine! Instagram Adds Video Support and New Filters

Watch out Vine! Instagram now offers video.

Samsung Reveals Galaxy NX Camera, Ativ Q Convertible, and More at London Event

Samsung introduced a range of new products at its Premiere 2013 event in London today, including a new camera called the Galaxy NX and a wide range of Ativ tablets,[...]

Aereo Review: Functional, Modern, Incomplete

Aereo is a futuristic service that lets users watch live TV over the internet. The broadcasters hate it, but is it worth a monthly subscription? Find out in our review.

InstaVid: Instagram Video Feature Preview and Hands On

TechnologyGuide takes a first-look at Instagram's video feature. Is it really just a Vine wannabe?

The Convertible Bank Teller

Follow the exploits of student and Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s user Valerie Sarnataro in her blog, Balancing Act, as she balances her work, school and social life with this[...]

Samsung Galaxy NX Preview and Hands On

TG sister site DigitalCameraReview went hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy NX, an Android-based camera that Samsung calls the first fully connected interchangeable lens shooter.

FAA Expected To Relax Gadget Rules

“Please turn off and stow all electronic devices.” Or, in the near future, perhaps not.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, S4 Active, and S4 Mini Hands On Preview

Samsung had the Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy S4 Active, and Galaxy S4 Mini on display at its London event.

Sony, Disney Test On-Demand Service For Films Still In Theaters

The studios have begun testing an on-demand service in South Korea, which allows consumers to rent films while they are still being shown in theaters.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Coming in July, Starting at $199

Samsung has debuted three new tablets as part of its Galaxy Tab 3 line, offering consumers 7-inch, 8-inch or 10-inch options.

Bing for Schools Removes Ads, Aims to ‘Teach Digital Literacy Skills’ to Students

Microsoft today announced that it will launch a modified version of Bing that’s tailored for K-12 schools in the United States.

Street View Now Extends to Top of World’s Tallest Building

Experience what it's like to stand on top of the Burji Khalifa with the latest addition to Street View.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Announced, Brings 6.4 Inches of Phone-Tablet Hybrid

The large smartphone trend appears to be here to stay, and it’s only getting bigger (literally) with the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.

Barnes and Noble Looking to Dump Nook Tablet Production

Barnes and Noble is looking to dump Nook tablet production.

Sony SmartWatch 2 Revealed, Gives Water-Resistant Second Screen to Android Phones

Sony today announced the SmartWatch 2, its latest wearable smartphone companion device for Android.

Ouya Now Available in North America and UK

Ouya, the Android-based, open-source game console that raised $8.5 million in crowdfunding last year, is officially available for purchase at North American and UK retailers.

How To Reuse and Recycle Old Phones and Gadgets

Not sure what to do with your old device? Read on for different ways to get extra mileage out of your retired tablets and smartphones.

Nokia Releases JobLens, Augmented Reality App For Job Seekers

Job seekers can now use augmented reality to find open positions close to them.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Preview: God of Whips

TG recently got its hands on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, an upcoming action-adventure game that puts players in the shoes of none other than Dracula himself.

Sharp Bringing 70-Inch 4K TV to US This August for $8,000

Sharp has announced it will begin selling its 70-inch Aquos Ultra HD TV in the United States in mid-August.

HTC 8XT Taking Windows Phone 8 to Sprint This Summer

Months after its initial launch, Windows Phone 8 is officially coming to Sprint later this summer with the HTC 8TX and the Samsung Ativ S Neo.

HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Editions Available Now

Ask, Android fans, and you shall receive. Starting today, the stock Android versions of both the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 are now available for pre-order in the Google[...]

Square Market Makes it Easy and Inexpensive to Start an Online Shop

Square has introduced Square Market, an easy to use and cheap to operate e-commerce site.

Windows 8.1 Preview Available Now, Microsoft Shows Off Features At Build Conference

Microsoft previewed new features of Windows 8.1 at its Build conference.

Nvidia Shield Delayed Due to ‘Mechanical Issue’

Just a day before it was scheduled to go on sale, shipments for the Nvidia Shield have been delayed until sometime next month.

How To Choose The Perfect Tablet Operating System

Apple has iOS, Google has Android and Microsoft has Windows 8 and Windows RT. So what's the best OS for your tablet?

What is a Wireless Mesh Network?

What are wireless mesh networks and what do they mean for the future of connectivity?

Google Adds BYOD Management Features For Android Devices

Google has added BYOD features to its Google Apps for Business

The Coffeehouse Convertible

Follow the exploits of student and Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s user Valerie Sarnataro in her blog, Balancing Act, as she balances her work, school and social life with this[...]

BlackBerry Turning Things Around?

Not likely.

What’s the Best Streaming Music Service for You?

No streaming music service is perfect, but it's summertime, which means it's time for summer jams. Which subscription is best for you? Let's take a look.

Google Working on Its Own Android Game Console: Report

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is developing its own Android gaming console, smartwatch, and redone Nexus Q in an effort to expand the reach of the next version[...]

Time Warner Cable TV App Brings Live TV to Xbox 360 This Summer

Microsoft today announced that Time Warner Cable will launch a live TV app for the Xbox 360 later this summer.

BlueStacks Announces GamePop Mini, Subscription Mobile Gaming Console

BlueStacks, the company behind the GamePop Cube, has introduced a subscription-based gaming console. The best part? It’s free…kind of.