August 2012  Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for August 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 August of 2012

Below are the 40 articles for August of 2012

Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C User Review

The 15-inch Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C is a larger-than average Ultrabook with a thin profile, beautiful design and excellent battery life. Predecessor of the smaller 13.3\” Samsung NP900X3B, the notebook[...]

SmartDraw Review: A \’Visual Processor\’ for Windows PC Charts & Graphs

Would you like to create pie charts, timelines, or other graphics on your Windows PC? If so, Microsoft Office isn\’t the only game in town. A software package called SmartDraw[...]

Top Five PC Software Applications for School or Office

Whether you\’re headed back to school next month or your school days are long behind you, sofware applications can help you get the most out of what you\’re doing with[...]

Best of the Worst: Top 6 Most Embarrassingly Useless Fitness Gadgets

The Hawaii Chair: You know you\’re in for it when you can\’t even keep a straight face long enough to hear the supposed health benefits of a proposed fitness gadget.[...]

What Are the Essential Smartphone Apps for Students Heading Back To School?

Like it or not, it\’s that time of year again. Back to school! Yeah, the sweet indulgences of summer are quickly fading, and it\’s once again time to get back[...]

HP Challenges Amazon with Cloud Storage Alternative

Not willing to let clouds get in the way of a good competitive tussle, HP last week shifted its HP Cloud Object Storage and Cloud Content Delivery Network (CDN) out[...]

Five Top iPad and Android Tablet Apps for the End of Summer

Maybe you\’ve heard about the analogy that some see between the smartphone and a Swiss Army knife. Well, due to the larger screen size of a tablet, it might also be[...]

HP Knows What You\’re Posting to Facebook before You Do

Looking back at the collective wasteland of Tweets, Facebook posts, and shared photos that make up our Social Media landscape, it’s easy to see social online interactions as nothing more[...]

Browser Wars: Google Chrome Increases Lead over Internet Explorer

In the battle for web browser supremacy there can only be one, and that one is apparently Google Chrome. Google Chrome has inched ahead of Internet Explorer (IE) last month[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review

Critics of Lenovo\’s earlier strategy to \’consumerize\’ its popular ThinkPad line of business notebooks were worried that the venerable line would be downsized to a mere shadow of its former[...]

Self-Driving Cars Will Be on the Road in Less than 10 Years, Seriously

In the very near future, cars will be able to pilot themselves. Long-distance commuters with 90-plus minutes to kill will be able to catch up on their reading, and the[...]

Microsoft Takes to the Cloud with Office App Development Store

Application stores are nothing new, but Microsoft\’s new cloud-centric Office and Sharepoint App store is something different. The company is taking Google\’s Chrome Web Store initiative and pushing their own[...]

Check Out the First HD Mars Panoramic Image

Last month NASA officially released the World’s first HD Panoramic Image of Mars. The full-circle scene was created by combining 817 images taken by the panoramic camera (Pencam) on NASA’S[...]

Lenovo Carbon X1 Review: Raising the Bar on Ultrabooks

Critics of Lenovo\’s earlier strategy to \’consumerize\’ its popular ThinkPad line of business notebooks were worried that the venerable line would be downsized to a mere shadow of its former[...]

BYOD Denial Seen as Hazardous to IT Health

IT managers who choose to look the other way as consumer devices unofficially seep into a company may be setting themselves up for a fall. Dismissing \”bring your own device\”[...]

Top Five iPhone & Android Smartphone Apps

With the brisker air of autumn now around the next corner, but the somewhat lazier days of summer still lingering,maybe you\’d like to spend a bit of your free time[...]

Nikon D3200 Review: A Mega Boost in Resolution

The Nikon D3200 boasts a 10 megapixel increase in sensor resolution over its predecessor, the D3100. Successor to the popular entry-level series, the D3200 also brings an increase in monitor[...]

Carbonite Review: Cloud Backup

When it comes to cloud storage, Carbonite is known as one of the better storage options available. Carbonite takes great measures to ensure that its servers are protected from any[...]

Canon Pixma MX372 Review: Solid Entry Level AIO

The Canon Pixma MX372 Office All-in-One is one of three new printers announced on the heels of CES 2012.  All three models take a page from the budget friendly Pixma[...]


Nope, that\’s not a MacBook Air, it\’s an Ultrabook — the Windows and Intel answer to the thin and popular Apple laptop. This particular model is the ASUS Zenbook UX32VD,[...]

Your Home in 5 Years, The Future of Personal Tech

Remote Controlled, Thinking Sci-Fi Appliances LG Electronics is already off to a good start in paving the way, offering futuristic versions of home appliances that\’ll make your current washing machine[...]

Ten Cool Trip Planning Apps for the iPad

Are you eying a vacation or a business trip either soon or some time \”down the road\”? Well, being at your desk isn\’t always the most convenient place to do your[...]

Toppling a Giant: League of Legends Crushes WoW

Just a few years ago, the free-to-play (F2P) video game market was filled with people spending cash to one-up their fellow players. RIOT Games\’ F2P game, League of Legends, has[...]

OnLive Goes Belly Up, Reborn as OnLive

After dumping its entire workforce and inadvertently setting the rumor mill in motion, OnLive finally offered something of an explanation to quell the worries of its devoted – albeit scant[...]

Amazon Vs. Google Play: Which Reigns Supreme?

The Kindle Fire and the Nexus 7, the tablets from Amazon and Google, respectively, were designed specifically for the two companies\’ content services. Google has Google Play, while Amazon has[...]

Self-Service Health Assessment Coming to a Retailer Near You

In the very near future, you\’ll be able to walk into high-traffic retailer like Walmart or Sam\’s Club, and with the help of a female video host in a white[...] Review: Microsoft Vs. Google is an email service from Microsoft that has replaced, and Microsoft has made it sleeker and easier to navigate. Microsoft\’s web-based mail client is up against well-known email[...]

Mobile Content Venture: Broadcast Television\’s Last Hope

If you think the advent of DVRs and video-on-demand will spell the end of over-the-air broadcast TV, you are probably right. But that doesn\’t mean that television won\’t go down[...]

Best Buy Going Bye Bye? Retailing Giant Profits Down 90% Last Quarter

Consumer electronics behemoth Best Buy is on the ropes. Yesterday, the company reported a staggering 90 percent drop in profits for the second quarter of 2012. According to experts, it[...]

Acer Aspire V5-571 Review

As far as affordable notebooks go, the Acer Aspire V5-571 may not be the best option, but it does offer decent features for its price. Less than one inch thin,[...]

Amazon Instant Video Review

Amazon\’s Instant Video app gives users access to any Prime content as well as any downloaded content on their Amazon account. Amazon\’s Instant Video app is available for free in[...]

Epson Expression Home XP-400 Review: Small & Fun

So you might be thinking from my review title, Epson Expression Home XP-400 Review: Small & Fun, that the Expression Home XP-400 is exactly that: small AND fun. And for[...]

FDA Approved \”Digital Pill\” Turns Sci-Fi Into Sci-Fact

Early in August, the FDA gave its official stamp of approval for a \”digital pill\” that will help medical professionals track a patient\’s health from inside the body. Sounding like[...]

Eurocom Scorpius (Clevo P370EM) Review

You\’ve probably never heard of the Eurocom Scorpius, or the model it\’s built from, the Clevo P370EM. That\’s because these are not your typical laptops; they are custom gaming rigs,[...]

Samsung vs. Apple: What Does It All Mean?

After taking Samsung to court in nearly every country over patent disputes; the U.S. courts ruled earlier this week in favor of Apple. The jury found that Samsung infringed on[...]

CyberLink Media Suite 10 Review

CyberLink offers a slew of media related applications and utilities, and it has bundled together a variety of these programs to create the CyberLink Media Suite 10. PowerDVD, PowerDirector, MediaShow,[...]

Canon Pixma MG4220 Review: A Welcome Update

If you follow printer news religiously (or even regularly) you might be surprised that Canon introduced a revamped budget friendly line of Pixma Photo printers this past July, especially since[...]

App Integration Standard on Many New 2013 Cars

Auto makers are utilizing the smartphone app industry more and more, as 2013 models will show vast systems designed to work with mobile device apps. Local searches, web content, and[...]

Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C Review

In the brief history of Ultrabooks, the Samsung Series 9 laptops have been some of the best. Samsung has typically been able to combine an excellent anti-glare display, high-speed SSD,[...]

New 2013 Cars Are Raising the Bar for Safety Technology

The automotive industry has continued to upgrade safety technology, and 2013 models will display the latest. The newest features, some industry firsts, are focused on enhanced visuals, driver alerts, and[...]