August 2013  Articles

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

Below are the 90 articles for August of 2013

BlackBerry Q10 Review: The Full QWERTY Keyboard Returns

BlackBerry returns to its QWERTY roots with the BlackBerry Q10, it's latest BlackBerry 10 OS smartphone. Is this a return to form for the struggling handset maker?

Killzone: Mercenary Preview – Dead Space

Killzone: Mercenary brings the dark shooter franchise to your pocket for the first time in seven years. Can it be the AAA blockbuster Vita owners have been waiting for? See[...]

Netflix Finally Introduces User Profiles to Its Streaming Service

Netflix has announced individual user profiles for subscribers to its streaming service.

Moto X Revealed, Coming Later This Summer for $199 on Contract

Motorola has officially unveiled the Moto X. The Google-owned company took the wraps off the much-anticipated Android phone this afternoon, confirming weeks of leaks, hints and speculation in the process.[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s Review

This Windows 8 tablet and notebook hybrid has an innovative design, that's for sure. But, how does the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s stack up against the competition?

Department of Justice Wants Apple to Let Amazon and Barnes & Noble Link to Stores Within Their iOS Apps

Last month a court found Apple guilty of illegally conspiring to fix ebook prices, and today the DOJ and 33 State Attorneys General have proposed a set of solutions to[...]

Google Unveils Android Device Manager for Tracking Lost Android Phones

Later this month, users of Android 2.2 and up will be able to remotely ring their phone, erase all of the data off of it, and see its real time[...]

Microsoft Surface Pro Price Cut by $100 Until August 29

Microsoft has dropped the prices of its Surface Pro tablets by $100 for a limited time, and in select regions.

President Obama Vetoes ITC Ban on Older iPhones and iPads

The Obama administration has vetoed a US sales ban placed on older iPhone and iPad models by the United States International Trade Commission last June.

Canon PowerShot S110 Review

The Canon PowerShot S110 boasts impressive features for photographers serious about their work.

Samsung Unveiling New Device September 4, Will it be the Galaxy Note 3?

Samsung plans to unveil a new Galaxy device on Sept 4, it will most likely be the Galaxy Note 3.

Apple Announces Trade-In Program for Third-Party Power Adapters

Apple has announced a special program that will let users trade in their third-party iPhone, iPad and iPod chargers in exchange for the company’s official chargers at a discounted price.

What are the Best Laptops?

There many notebooks on the market right now, all ranging in specs, size, and performance. This is why TechnologyGuide has assembled a list of the top notebooks for August 2013.

HP EliteBook 2570p Review

It may not be the prettiest notebook on the block, but the HP Elitebook 2570p offers decent features, a solid construction, and great battery life for business users.

VIDEO: TechnologyGuide on NECN – Jamison Cush Shows off Google Chromecast

Watch Jamison Cush for TechnologyGuide on NECN, talking about Google Chromecast.

Amazon Opens Fine Art Marketplace

Amazon has become the leading destination for buying books, movies and all sorts of gadgets online, but today it is venturing into new territory: fine art.

VIDEO: Sony VAIO Fit 15 Review

Sony’s VAIO line of notebooks always offer a sophisticated, streamlined look – and the VAIO Fit 15 is no exception. With its very responsive 15.6-inch touch-enabled display, Intel i5, 8GB[...]

Alienware 17 Review: Excellence in Gaming

TechnologyGuide and NBR review the latest Alienware gaming notebook, the excellent Alienware 17.

Nintendo Direct Brings Expected Wii U and 3DS Announcements

Nintendo's latest Nintendo Direct video conference primarily talked about previously announced titles for the company's 3DS handheld and Wii U home console.

LG G2 Unveiled, Packs Powerful Specs and Unusual Buttons

LG has taken the wraps off of its newest flagship smartphone, the G2, which packs cutting edge specs and unorthodox button placement.

GPS Might Be Your Smartphone’s Biggest Battery Hog. Here’s Why.

Of the many sensors and antennas in your highly capable smartphone, GPS is killing your device’s battery the most.

Xbox One Unboxing Video Gives a Glimpse of Microsoft’s Next Console

Microsoft has given future Xbox One owners a look at what they’ll be getting this holiday season with a new unboxing video posted on its Xbox Wire blog.

Cool YouTube Easter Egg Brings Playable Missile Command to Videos

You know what would make that cat video, or really any video, even better? 1980s arcade classic Missile Command!

Rdio Revamps Its Streaming Radio for More Personalization (Hands-on)

Popular streaming music service Rdio today announced that it has overhauled its radio features to allow for more personalized playlists. We gave them a spin.

With LeftoverSwap, One Neighbor’s Leftovers are Another’s Dinner

Before you throwaway that last slice of pizza, post it to LeftoverSwap.

Roku Update Brings Local Video Streaming to iOS App

Roku has updated its iOS app to make it easier to stream user-created videos from mobile devices to TVs.

What’s the Best Media Player? Roku vs Apple TV vs Chromecast

Looking for a media streamer? Find out how the new Google Chromecast measures up against Roku and Apple TV.

Amazon Working on Android Game Console, Says Report

If a recent report from Game Informer is to be believed, Amazon will soon be joining the Ouya, Nvidia Shield and others in the Android game console race.

Samsung Gives Launch Details for Ativ Book 9 Plus and Ativ Tab 3 (Update)

Samsung introduced a bevy of products at its Premiere 2013 event last June, but today it has formally announced US launch details for two of them: the Ativ Book 9[...]

Huawei Ascend P6 Review

Huawei is a big Android phone maker overseas, but not in the US, yet. Find out of the Ascend P6 could compete with the big boys in this full review.

VIDEO: Windows 8 Laptop Designs – Making the Most of the Latest Microsoft Operating System

Take a look at the latest notebook designs that make use of the Windows 8 tile interface.

What are the Best Digital Cameras?

The experts at TechnologyGuide and DigitalCameraReview choose the top DSLR cameras for August 2013.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P Notebook Review

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P is an affordable gaming notebook that certainly has the reviewers impressed. Find out why.

ZTE Looks to eBay to Sell $80 Firefox OS Phone

ZTE will be bringing Mozilla’s Firefox OS to the US and UK in the near future, but it’ll be taking an unsual route to get there: eBay.

TechnologyGuide Goes Back to School

Looking for the A+ tech this back-to-school season? The experts at TechnologyGuide and its network of review sites take a closer look at the apps and devices that will help[...]

Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

$149 for a keyboard!? Surely, it has to be good, right?

CheapCast App Turns Android Devices into Google Chromecasts (UPDATE: Hands On)

A new app dubbed CheapCast lets Android users mimic the features of the Google Chromecast at no cost.

Microsoft Introduces New Ergonomic Keyboard and Mouse

Microsoft today introduced its new Sculpt Ergonomic keyboard and mouse, which are designed to both alleviate physical stress and make Windows 8 easier to navigate.

How To Replace a Notebook DVD Drive with a Hard Drive

Swap out your unused DVD optical drive for more storage to maximize your notebook's capacity. It's surprisingly easy.

Saints Row IV Review: The Naked Game

Saints Row IV continues the popular open world franchise in the most ridiculous ways possible. Find out if that’s a good thing in our review.

What’s the Best Way to Back Up iTunes and Your Other Music?

You have a ton of music stored on your computer, so what happens if you break it? Music lost, right? Wrong, if you back it up. Here's how.

Windows 8.1 Launching on October 17

Microsoft has announced that Windows 8.1, the long-anticipated update to its Windows 8 operating system, will officially launch on October 17.

Razer Blade Pro Gaming Notebook Review

The Razer Blade Pro is a powerful gaming notebook with some innovative features. Find out more about them in this full review.

Xbox One Delayed in Eight European Markets

The Xbox One has been delayed in eight European markets. Read on to get the details on that, as well as the console's many other recent announcements.

Google Personalizing Search With Google Now Features

Google will try to make searching the web more personal by implementing some of the features from its Google Now software into its standard search engine.

New Kinect App Makes Any Surface a Touchscreen

Ubi Interactive and Microsoft have teamed up to make a new app that uses the Kinect sensor and a projector to turn any surface into a virtual touchscreen.

Samsung Galaxy S II TV Announced, Brings Mobile Television to Brazil

Samsung has announced the Samsung Galaxy S II TV smartphone, which has no relation to the old flagship phone but does provide live broadcast TV on the go.

Facebook is Taking on PayPal with Online Payments

Facebook is launching a program that will allow users to make quick payments on mobile devices from within their Facebook accounts.

MapMyFitness Announces Two-Way Sync with Jawbone UP and Nike + Fuelband

Jawbone UP users can now sync data between their UP and MapMyFitness accounts.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 Is Genuinely Free, But Well Worth Your Money (Hands-on)

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time, the sequel to the popular tower defense game that was first released in 2009, has officially launched for iOS devices. We go hands-on.

What are the Best Video Games?

Here are TechnologyGuide's favorite games of 2013...so far. Be sure to check back throughout the year as the list is updated.

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Will Be Unveiled on Sept. 4, Says Report

Samsung’s forthcoming smartwatch will be called the Galaxy Gear, and it will be unveiled to the public on September 4, according to a Bloomberg report.

HP EliteBook Revolve 810 Review

The HP Elitebook Revolve 810 is a hybrid notebook featuring a classic rotating hinge design. It's targeted at business users, so is it any good?

HTC One Coming to Verizon August 22, Moto X Hits AT&T August 23

The HTC One is finally arriving on the Verizon Network August 22, and the Moto X is coming to AT&T on August 23.

Samsung Galaxy Mega Launching on AT&T, Sprint and US Cellular

Samsung has announced that the 6.3-inch version of its latest phone-tablet hybrid, the Samsung Galaxy Mega, will be coming to the US.

Eurocom X3 (Clevo P157SM) Gaming Notebook Review

The Eurocom X3 is a high-performance gaming rig for real enthusiast gamers. Can its performance match its high price?

Ranking the Best Sites for Fantasy Football Online

Are you ready for some fantasy football? If not, here's our breakdown of the best hosting sites for your league this year.

Barnes & Noble Announces Nook Video App for iOS, Android, and Roku

Barnes & Noble has introduced the Nook Video App for iOS, Android, and Roku.

HTC One mini Coming Exclusively to AT&T (Video)

One for all, and mini One for... one. That appears to be HTC and AT&T’s thinking, at least, as today the latter announced that it will be the exclusive US[...]

Xbox One Launch Day Games Lineup Revealed

Microsoft has announced the lineup of games that will be available for its Xbox One console on launch day. Read on to see the full list.

Samsung HMX-QF30 HD Camcorder Review

In the age of smartphones, is there any room for a dedicated HD camcorder?

TiVo Launches New ‘Roamio’ DVRs: More Tuners, More Storage and Out of Home Streaming

TiVo has unveiled a new family of DVRs that add more tuners, more storage, a new interface, and the ability to stream both TV and web content to devices inside[...]

LogMeIn Introduces Recording and Cloud Storage for Join.Me

LogMeIn introduces Cubby cloud storage for recording and sharing Join.Me meetings.

Waze Real-Time Traffic Data Coming to Google Maps

Waze is getting Google Maps features, and Google Maps is getting Waze features.

The Samsung ATIV Tab 7 Review

The Samsung ATIV Tab 7 is a Windows 8 tablet, much like the Microsoft Surface. How does it compare?

PlayStation 4 Launches on November 15

Sony has announced that its PlayStation 4 console will launch on November 15 in North America. Europe will get the console two weeks later, on November 29.

MHL 3.0 Standard Brings 4K Support Next Month

The MHL Consortium has announced the new MHL 3.0 standard, which will soon let you output 4K video from your phone to your TV.

Samsung WB2100 Digital Camera Review

The Samsung WB2100 is an ultra-zoom point-and-shoot digital camera with a 35x zoom lens. Is it any good?

Amazon Temporarily Discounts Refurbished Kindle Fire HD 8.9

A quick good deal alert: As part of its daily Gold Box offers, Amazon is now selling refurbished 16 GB models of its Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet for $180.[...]

Google Now Update Brings More Cards for Travel and Entertainment

Google Now, Google’s digital personal assistant and rival to Apple’s Siri, is getting updated to include more cards for travel plans and entertainment events.

Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue Review

This 7-inch Android tablet is taking aim at the Google Nexus 7 and others. Find out if it hits the mark.

MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner Coming in October for $1400

MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner makes it easy for anyone to quickly create 3D files to print and share.

Getting an iPhone 5S? Here’s How To Migrate Your Contacts & Media

Looking to upgrade to the forthcoming iPhone 5S? Find out the easiest way to transfer media and contacts, no matter your current platform.

What We Think We Know about the Next Apple iPhone (UPDATE)

It’s that time of year again, when iPhone rumors start to gain traction and leaked images make their way around the internet. As we head into the anticipated fall release[...]

Steve Ballmer to Step Down as Microsoft CEO Within Next Year

Just a little over a month removed from its sweeping structural reorganization, Microsoft has announced that current CEO Steve Ballmer will be retiring from his position within the next 12[...]

The Fantasy Football Apps and Sites to Use This Season

In the second half of our tech guide to conquering the virtual gridiron, we’re giving you our picks for the most helpful supplementary apps and websites.

Microsoft Points Are No More With New Xbox 360 Update

Microsoft is converting its Microsoft Points virtual currency to actual cash with a software update that is rolling out to Xbox 360 consoles today.

Moto X and Moto Maker Launch on AT&T (Update: Verizon Availability Announced)

The Moto X, Motorola’s newest flagship smartphone and its first to be wholly created since the company was purchased by Google in 2011, has launched on AT&T.

Madden NFL 25 Review: Fantasy Football

Madden NFL 25 focuses more on under-the-hood improvements than general gameplay changes. Find out if it's a touchdown or a fumble in our review.

Sony A3000 is a DSLR-Style Camera That’s Priced for the Entry-Level

Sony has announced the Alpha A3000, a camera that seeks to combine the body of a DSLR shooter with the functionality of a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera--for cheap.

Samsung NX2000 Review

The Samsung NX2000 is a reasonably priced camera that will deliver quality images to impress any entry- or mid-level photographer.

Asus X200CA Notebook Launches in US

Those in the market for a cheap Windows 8 laptop have another option on their plate, as today Asus announced that its Asus X200CA notebook is now available in the[...]

Parallels Access Converts Desktop Apps into iPad Apps (Video)

Parallels Access for iPad is a new remote desktop suite that claims to “appify” Windows and Mac apps and make them function as if they were native to the iPad.

Mozy, Carbonite and Other Cloud Backup Services for the Lazy

Backing up your data is enough of a hassle that many simply don't do it. Luckily a handful of reputable and automated cloud backup firms are available, offering a mix[...]

Nintendo Slashes Price of Wii U, Announces Nintendo 2DS Handheld

Nintendo has announced a $50 price cut to its Wii U Deluxe console, and a new handheld dubbed the Nintendo 2DS.

Moto X Launches on Verizon for $200

It was confirmed earlier this week, and now it’s official: the Moto X is officially available for purchase on Verizon.

Samsung WB800F Review

The Samsung WB800F is a well-built point and shoot that captures stunning images with true-to-life color quality.

Navigate Your City Smoothly With These Seven Android Apps

Our friends over at Brighthand have published a nifty tech guide for sampling a city that makes it much less of a headache than it’d usually be.

Aereo to Officially Arrive on Android

Aereo has confirmed to TG that its controversial streaming TV service will officially arrive on Google’s mobile OS, though it says that it “does not have an exact date for[...]

Apple Introduces Nationwide iPhone Trade-In Program

Apple has opened up its trade-in program nationwide, allowing iOS users to trade in their old iPhones for a new model.