July 2013  Articles

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

Below are the 79 articles for July of 2013

Microsoft Launches Web-Based Version of Xbox Music

Microsoft mentioned last week that it would be launching a web-based version of Xbox Music, and today it has kept its word.

How To Check Email and Get Online While Away

While the idea of unplugging while away on vacation sounds appealing, the harsh reality is that many cannot stay offline for long. Learn how to stay connected while away.

Swell is the Pandora of Streaming News Content

With all the music streaming services and apps out there, news junkies have to be wondering, "what about me?"

Brother HL-3170cdw Color Printer Review

The flagship in Brother's HL-3000 line is a no nonsense printer offering quality color printing at a competitive price.

Microsoft Updates OneNote and Skype Apps

Microsoft has announced updates to its OneNote and Skype apps.

Canon Unveils the EOS 70D DSLR, Boasts Improved Autofocus Tech

Canon is looking to change the DSLR video recording game with its successor to the EOS 60D: the fittingly-named EOS 70D, which was announced this morning.

Coinstar Acquires ecoATM, Moving into Gadget Recycling Kiosk Biz

A Coinstar for old gadgets? Yes!

Video Game Roundtable: The Digital Age, Xbox One, and Always-On DRM

The gaming experts at TechnologyGuide explore the topic of always-on DRM and Microsoft's Xbox One reversal.

Pebble Hits Retail, Now Available at Best Buy for $150

As previously rumored, Best Buy has begun selling the Pebble smartwatch.

Southwest to Offer Free TV Programming from Dish

Dish and Southwest have partnered to offer free TV content to passengers on Wi-Fi enabled flights.

Murdered: Soul Suspect Preview: Raise the Dead

TG was recently able to get a first look at Murdered: Soul Suspect, a supernatural detective thriller that puts you in the ghostly shoes of a murdered cop. Here's what[...]

The Moto X is Coming on August 1, Here’s Everything We Know (UPDATE)

The Moto X is coming August 1, and while there's plenty of mystery still shrouding the flagship device, there are already a few things TG knows for certain.

Samsung to Acquire Boxee and its Streaming Set-Top Box Technology (UPDATE)

Samsung is reportedly set to acquire Boxee for around $30 million.

USA Network to Bring Next-Day Streaming to iOS, But App Isn’t Available (UPDATE)

USA Network launched its Anywhere Plus app earlier today, letting iOS users watch programs the day after they air on TV, but now the app has vanished.

Laptops, Tablets, and Smartphones: A Different Kind of Workplace Mobility

Companies need to catch up to mobility trends to keep data secure and employees happy.

HTC Earnings Disappoint as Profits Down 83% From Last Year

HTC has posted its earnings for Q2 2013, and it would appear that the launch of the HTC One has not saved the Taiwanese phone maker from its recent struggles.[...]

How To Set Up an Inexpensive Home Security System

There are plenty of inexpensive options when it comes to monitoring your home while away on vacation.

The Dish Hopper with Sling DVR Review

The Dish Hopper with Sling is a versatile DVR that offers some unique features. Its ability to automatically skip commercials has the networks hopping mad, but how about TV viewers[...]

Popular iOS Apps and Games Now Free in App Store

Apple’s App Store is turning five years old in a couple of days, and it would appear that a multitude of its games and apps are being given away for[...]

Garmin HUD Projects Smartphone Navigation on Car Windshields

GPS maker Garmin has announced HUD, a portable display unit that sits on any car’s dashboard and projects navigation details onto the windshield.

Aereo Coming to Android, Google TV, and Game Consoles via PlayOn (Update)

Aereo, the young streaming media service that broadcasts live local TV over the internet, will be coming to Android devices, Google TV, and game consoles on July 10.

Dropbox Reveals the Dropbox Platform, Seeks to Sync Third-Party App Data to the Cloud

At its inaugural developer conference today, Dropbox revealed a new platform that aims to move the cloud storage service "beyond files" and into the world of third-party app data.

Google Maps for Android Updated with New Interface and Navigation Features

We’ve known since May that a major update to the Google Maps app was on the way, but today Google is officially rolling out the refresh to the Google Play[...]

What is the Internet of Things and Why is it Important?

Get ready to hear a lot about the Internet of Things. It's the future of connected technology, and it's coming sooner than you think.

What Does Apple iOS 7 Have in Store for Business?

Registered Apple developers have a sneak peak at some of the new features in iOS 7 for enterprise.

Samsung Unveils Future Smartphone and Wearable Tech Concepts

Samsung unveiled concepts for the future of wearable tech and smartphones.

T-Mobile Unveils ‘Jump’ Program, Allows Two Phone Upgrades Per Year for $10 Per Month

T-Mobile has announced ‘Jump,’ a new program that lets T-Mobile users purchase up to two new T-Mobile phones per year for $10 per month.

Sony Still Releasing Walkman MP3 Players?

Yep, Sony is still making Walkmans... and MP3 players.

Nokia Lumia 1020 Leaked, Reportedly Packs 41-Megapixel Camera (Update: Nokia Confirms, Reveals Launch Date and Price)

Nokia is going to formally announce the Lumia 1020 at an event later today, but most of the details on its newest Windows Phone have already leaked across the Web.[...]

It’s About Time: Airline Offering Printable Luggage Tags

Iberia Airlines now offers online check in and printable baggage tags.

Microsoft Reveals Cross-Company Reorganization

Microsoft has been expected to undergo a massive structural reorganization for weeks, but today CEO Steve Ballmer formally announced the sweeping changes in a company-wide memo.

Slingbox 500 adds External Hard Drive Support with New My Media Feature

Slingbox has updated its Slingbox 500 set-top box to include a new feature called My Media, which lets users access videos and photos from their own external hard drives.

It’s for Good Causes: Google One Today app Now Available

Google has opened up its charity app, One Today, to almost all Android users in the US.

Keeping Me Zen, My California 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[...]

What are the Best Tablets?

Looking for a tablet but don't know which to buy? Look no further as TechnologyGuide presents the top 5 tablets for July 2013.

Sprint Promises Unlimited Everything ‘For Life’ with New Plans

Sprint is firmly rooted as the third-place carrier in the US, but today it hopes to gain more traction with its just-launched Unlimited, My Way and My All-In plans.

Microsoft Drops Surface RT Prices By $150

The Surface RT hasn't quite taken off the way Microsoft may have initially intended, but today the company just made the Windows RT tablet a little more appealing by slashing[...]

Rovio Announces Angry Birds Star Wars II

Will you join the pork side, or fly with the birds in Angry Birds Star Wars II?

Google Glass Review: The Future is Here?

Is Google Glass the next big thing, the revolutionary product heralding the age of wearables? Or, is it just a geeky gizmo only a handful of techies will adopt?

AT&T Next Program Gives Yearly Phone and Tablet Upgrades

T-Mobile may have gotten the Jump on its wireless rivals, but AT&T today announced that it will be changing the way it manages device upgrades as well.

VIDEO: Samsung ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook Review

No doubt, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook is a high-end device, with a high-end price. Is this sleek Ultrabook worth the cost? Find out in this full video review.[...]

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Preview: Monster Hunter

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was TechnologyGuide's favorite game of E3. Find out why in this in-depth preview.

Google Invites Press to July 24 Event

Google has sent out invitations to the press for an event to be held in San Francisco on July 24.

Panasonic SC-NE5 Speaker with iPhone 5 and iPad Mini Dock Review

The Panasonic SC-NE5 features a slew of connectivity options, but the docking station is really only useful for those with an iPhone 5, iPad Mini, or extensive CD collection.

HTC One mini Official, Shrinks Flagship to 4.3 Inches

It’s been rumored for months, but today the HTC One mini has been made official.

BodyMedia Fit Link Review: Three-Way Fitness Tracker

The BodyMedia Fit Link is arm band fitness tracker that will monitor your sleep quality, calories burned, and weight loss goals.

Verizon Edge Plan to Challenge T-Mobile Jump and AT&T Next on August 25

Rumors surfaced earlier this week that Verizon would be joining T-Mobile and AT&T in announcing a new path for phone upgrades, but today it has made it official.

VIDEO: Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11s Convertible Video Tour

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[...]

Microsoft Offering Free Year of Xbox Live Gold with Office 365 Subscription

Microsoft is aiming to entice more users towards its Office 365 service, and it’s hoping that a free year of Xbox Live Gold might do the trick.

Best Buy Cuts $200 Off of MacBook Pro Prices

Back to school season usually brings about some good deals for gadgets, and Best Buy is getting a jump start on the sales by offering a couple of non-Retina, 13.3-inch[...]

Halo: Spartan Assault Now Available for Windows 8, Verizon Windows Phone 8 Devices

Microsoft said last month that top-down shooter Halo: Spartan Assault sometime in July and, sure enough, it has now kept its word.

Nvidia Shield to Ship on July 31

After a month-long delay, Nvidia has revealed that it will begin shipping its Shield gaming handheld on July 31.

Google Nexus 7 Specs, Price and Release Date Revealed in Various Leaks

A series of leaks over the past several days have all but confirmed that Google will be introducing the next Nexus 7 tablet at its press event later this week.[...]

Aereo Lands in Utah on August 19

Aereo is already live in the New York City, Boston and Atlanta areas, but today the young company announced that it will be stretching its internet-based TV service out to[...]

Ubuntu Edge Revealed, Looks for $32 Million in One Month

Canonical has revealed the Ubuntu Edge, an experimental device that will be the first Ubuntu phone--if it manages to complete its lofty crowdfunding campaign.

Samsung Curved OLED TV Reportedly Hitting Select US Retailers for $15,000

Samsung's 55-inch Curved OLED TV will reportedly go on sale in the United States very soon, albeit in extremely limited quantities.

LG’s Curved OLED TV Lands at Best Buy for $15,000

LG has announced that its 55-inch curved OLED TV is now rolling out to select Best Buy stores across the US.

Nokia Lumia 625 Official, It’s a Budget Windows Phone 8 Smartphone

The Nokia Lumia 625 is official. It's a budget Windows Phone 8 device that actually has some high-end specs.

Google, Intel, Netflix: Why Internet TV Might Not Be a Revolution

Intel, Google, Apple and other tech giants are looking to take TV to the internet, but the future may look a lot like the present when they do.

Motorola Droid Ultra, MAXX, and Mini Official, Coming to Verizon

Verizon Wireless and Motorola unveiled three new smartphones in the Droid lineup, one with a 48-hour battery life.

Google Announces New Nexus 7 with Android 4.3

After a week of near-constant leaks, Google officially announced Android 4.3 and the new Nexus 7 at its press event this afternoon.

Google Chromecast Unveiled, Streams Online Video and Music to HDTVs

Google has unveiled Chromecast, a new USB plug-in device that can beam online video and music from a laptop, phone or tablet to an HDTV.

What is the Best Smartphone Camera?

Looking for a smartphone with the best camera? Find out how four popular smartphones held up in different conditions.

Samsung NX300 Digital Camera Review

The Samsung NX300 digital camera is the flagship shooter in the Samsung NX line of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. Does that make it the best?

Zinio Review: Three Magazines a Month for Five Bucks

Zinio offers users multiple ways to access their favorite publications at a discounted price, including a Z-Pass option, which costs $5 a month for three subscriptions.

Google Confirms Chromecast Features Coming to Google TV

Google confirms Chromecast will not replace Google TV, and in fact, Google TV will be getting Chromecast features.

No More Free Netflix with Chromecast Purchase

Google has ended its Netflix and Chromecast promotion, just one day after unveiling the wireless TV streaming dongle.

Halo: Spartan Assault Review: Touch of Class

Halo: Spartan Assault is Microsoft's best attempt at turning Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 into a viable gaming platform, even if it is a little soulless.

Get $200 Off a MacBook Pro & More with Best Buy Black Friday July Sale

Best Buy is offering a two day sale, labeled Hot July Black Friday, with free shipping.

Canon Powershot SX280 HS Review

The Canon Powershot SX280 HS is a compact point-and-shoot digicam perfect for travelers because of its small size and light weight.

Android Leads in Global Tablet Sales for Q2, Beats Apple iPads

Android took first in sales for tablets in Q2 2013, while Apple fell.

Back to School: The Best Productivity Apps for Any Student

With the start of the school year just around the corner, we've rounded up a list of our favorite productivity apps that'll make the kids' work much less of a[...]

Asus Reportedly Backing Away from Windows RT

Asus is reportedly pulling back support for Windows RT for the foreseeable future. Is there any hope left for Microsoft's troubled OS?

Canon Rebel T5i Review

It's both small and compact. Learn more about the Canon Rebel T5i in this full DSLR review.

Google Chromecast Review: Google Takes on Roku, Apple TV

Google takes on Roku and Apple TV with its own media streaming gadget, the Chromecast. It's cheaper than the others, but it's also more limited. Read more about the Google[...]

Bioshock Infinite Challenge Mode DLC Out Today, Story DLC Bringing Players Back to Rapture Soon

Irrational Games has detailed the three downloadable expansions coming to Bioshock Infinite. One is available right now, while the other two will bring players back to the aquatic city of[...]

Microsoft Office Comes to Android Phones, But Not Tablets

Microsoft has released the mobile version of Microsoft Office for Android, but there are some catches if you want to use it.

Instagram, Viber, Vine, and Kik: The Next Big Names in Social Networking

What are the next big social networking and messaging services? Read more to find out.

Dragon’s Crown Review: Dungeon Master

Dragon's Crown is a 2D beat-em-up/RPG hybrid inspired by the classic Dungeons and Dragons arcade games from years ago. Find out if it makes old feel new again in our[...]