September 2013  Articles

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

Below are the 90 articles for September of 2013

Lenovo Announces Five New ThinkPad Laptops

Lenovo’s ThinkPad line of laptops have always been big with the business class, so it shouldn’t be surprising to see the Chinese firm roll out new models at this year’s[...]

Microsoft to Buy Nokia’s Phone Business for $7.2 Billion

Microsoft has announced that it will acquire Nokia’s devices and services division, license the Finnish company’s patents and license and use its Here mapping services for a combined €5.44 billion[...]

How To Switch from Windows to Mac, and Vice Versa

Looking to move from Mac to Windows, or vice versa? It's surprisingly easy, if you know how.

Amazon Unveils Kindle MatchBook, Offers Digital Copies of Physical Book Purchases

Amazon has introduced a new initiative called Kindle MatchBook, which will allow you to get Kindle e-book copies of physical books you’ve bought from Amazon.

Apple Event Scheduled for September 10, Likely for iPhone 5S Unveiling

The Apple iPhone 5S is likely coming on September 10.

LG, HTC, Acer: The News From IFA 2013 So Far

The tech world is gathering in Berlin this week for this year’s IFA trade show, so here's a rundown of the major happenings so far.

The Next Version of Android is Called KitKat

Google has announced that the next version of Android, version 4.4, will be titled Kit Kat.

New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite eReader Official

Amazon added a new eReader to its lineup of popular Kindle devices, and it’s an update to its flagship Paperwhite series, dubbed the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite.

Killzone: Mercenary Review: Have Guns, Will Travel

Killzone: Mercenary is the first must-have blockbuster for the PlayStation Vita. Find out why in our review.

Xbox One Release Date Confirmed: November 22

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One will launch in 13 markets on November 22.

Sony Unveils Wealth of New Cameras at IFA 2013

Sony’s attacking the camera market from a variety of angles with its showing at this year’s IFA show.

Sony Announces Xperia Z1 Smartphone, New Vaio Tablets and PCs

In addition to revealing new cameras, Sony's also announced a new flagship smartphone, as well as new Vaio PCs and tablets. Read on for more details.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Revealed

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Note 3 at its IFA 2013 product showcase, as anticipated. A new Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet was revealed as well.

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Revealed at IFA 2013

Samsung has formally unveiled its Galaxy Gear smartwatch as part of its IFA 2013 product showcase.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Hands-On: Fast and Feature-Rich Phablet

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is official, and despite more powerful specs, Samsung is pushing the new Note's many S Pen features.

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Announced Alongside New Smartphone, Tablet and More Convertible PCs

Lenovo has announced five new convertible PCs, a new tablet and a new smartphone as part of its lineup of IFA products. Read on to get the full details.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Review: Pipe Dreams

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team flirts with a fresh take on the brothers Mario, but winds up relying on fresh mechanics and pure charm to keep from being a snoozefest.[...]

Samsung Galaxy Gear Preview: Don’t Call it a Smartwatch

Don't call it a smartwatch. The Samsung Galaxy Gear is actually a very high-end accessory. Find out what that means in this hands-on preview.

Toshiba and Asus: The Latest News from IFA 2013 (Update)

Toshiba and Asus have been mighty busy rolling out products for this year's IFA show. Here's a rundown of everything you might have missed.

HDMI 2.0 Brings Greater Bandwidth and 4K Support

The HDMI Forum has formally announced the HDMI 2.0 spec, which allows for greater bandwidth and support for 4K resolution displays.

Sony 4K Video Download Service Launches with More Than 70 Films and TV Shows

Sony has officially launched its 4K video download service, supplying “more than 70” movies and television shows that are all available to download and view in native UHD.

HP Envy Recline All-in-One PCs Bring The Desktop to Your Fingers

HP's new 'Recline' series of all-in-one PCs look to bring a desktop touchscreen to your lap. Read on for more details.

Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear Price and Availability Details Announced

Pre-orders for the Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note 3 are live on AT&T and Verizon, while T-Mobile has announced when it will launch the two devices.

Sony SmartWatch 2 Hands-On Preview

The Sony SmartWatch 2 is on display at IFA 2013, where TechnologyGuide took a closer look at the latest wearable.

Sony Announces New PlayStation Vita Model, PS Vita TV Set-Top Box

Sony has unveiled an updated, thinner model of its PlayStation Vita handheld, as well as a new Apple TV competitor named the PS Vita TV.

Xbox Music Comes to iOS and Android, Web Streaming Now Free

Microsoft has launched Xbox Music's iOS and Android apps, and it's made the web-based version of the streaming music service free to all.

Opera Introduces Coast, a Basic Browser for iPad

Opera has introduced Coast, a new web browser for iPad users.

Microsoft to Hold Surface Event on September 23

Microsoft will hold an event on September 23, where it is widely expected to announce the follow-ups to its Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets.

Roku Updates Android App to Support Local Video Streaming

Last month, Roku updated its iOS app to allow you to stream local video files from your iOS device to a Roku set-top box. Today, the company has brought the[...]

Dell Introduces New Precision Mobile and Tower Workstations

Dell has introduced new Precision mobile and tower workstations.

Google Nexus 7 (2013) Review

The new Google Nexus 7 tablet offers great performance at a competitive price, with a comfortable design and gorgeous display.

VIDEO: Asus Vivobook V500CA Review

The Asus Vivobook V500CA is a definitely a mid-tier notebook. Find out what that means in the video review.

iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S Announced

After months of speculation, Apple has formally announced the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S.

iOS 7 Coming September 18

Apple announced today that iOS 7 will be available for download starting September 18.

Lenovo Unveils More ThinkPad Notebooks, Now with Haswell Processors

Lenovo has announced a slew of new performance and budget-level machines for its popular ThinkPad line of business notebooks.

Samsung Galaxy Gear vs. Sony SmartWatch 2: Battle of the Wearables

Two smartwatches are coming, the Sony SmartWatch 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Gear. Which has an early advantage?

Steam Family Sharing Lets You Borrow Your Friend’s Steam Games

Valve has announced Steam Family Sharing, a new feature that will allow you to share your Steam digital games library with other Steam users.

VIDEO: TechnologyGuide on NECN, Jamison Cush Talks iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

TG Chief Editor chatted with New England Cable News recently, discussing all things iPhone.

iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Prices Discounted at Walmart

The iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s aren’t up for sale until next week, but Walmart has already announced that it will be discounting the prices of the two handsets.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Kitchen Edition is a Tablet Designed for Dinner

Sony has announced the Xperia Tablet Z: Kitchen Edition, a new version of its Android slate that's designed to be a cooking companion.

IFA 2013: Five New Devices Worth Watching from Sony, Samsung, and Toshiba

With so many gadgets and devices at IFA, which five really stood out and have the most potential to make a splash in a crowded market?

Asus Transformer Book T100 Announced: A $350 Convertible Tablet with Bay Trail and Windows 8.1

Asus has unveiled the latest entry in its Transformer Book line of tablets: the Transformer Book T100.

Microsoft Office Still Dominates, But Is There a Threat in the Cloud?

Microsoft was late to the game with its cloud office suite, but does it mean other services like Google and Zoho will become popular with businesses?

Working in the Cloud: Road Warrior iPad Apps & Accessories

Businesses are cloud bound, resulting in a more mobile and productive workforce. TechnologyGuide takes a closer look at this trend, with the a focus on the end-user. What does it[...]

How To Replace or Upgrade Notebook Memory

Upgrading the memory in a notebook can improve its performance and give it a second life.

VIDEO: Motorola Droid Ultra and Droid Mini First Look

TechnologyGuide takes a look at two new Motorola Droids, the Droid Mini and the Droid Ultra.

Microsoft Launches iPad Trade-In Program

Microsoft has launched a new trade-in program in which it is accepting “gently used” models of the iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPad 4. In return, it’ll give you a[...]

Pentax Q7 Review

The Pentax Q7 is a compact interchangeable lens camera that features good image quality, a portable design, and a range of expandability.

Canon EOS 6D Review

The Canon EOS 6D DSLR boasts excellent image quality, a nicely executed design, and offers users the same features and functionality as the next in-line option at a lower[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Pre-Orders Open for T-Mobile on September 18

T-Mobile has announced that it will make the Galaxy Note 3 available for pre-order on September 18.

Box Takes on Google Docs and Evernote with Box Notes

Box has unveiled Box Notes, a lightweight document editor that allows Box users to create and collaborate on files from within the cloud storage service.

Nvidia Shield Review

The Nvidia Shield offers great performance with a stunning display to boot, but it might not be enough for users to hand over $300 considering its sparse offerings for compatible[...]

Dell Introduces New Inspiron Laptops

Dell is taking the wraps off of a handful of new Inspiron notebooks today, ranging from the budget Inspiron 11 to the mid-to-high-end Inspiron 7000 series.

Amazon Instant Video App for iOS now Supports AirPlay Over AppleTV

Amazon rolled out an update to the Amazon Instant Video app for iOS today, including compatibility with AirPlay over AppleTV.

Pentax K-50 Review

The Penax K-50 is a great camera for any first time DSLR owner, with impressive features and a weather-proof design.

Windows 8.1 Starts at $120 for Non-Windows 8 Users

Microsoft has announced how much Windows 8.1 will cost for users of older Windows software like Windows 7, Vista and XP.

YouTube to Add Offline Viewing to Mobile Apps

YouTube has announced that it will update its mobile apps with the ability to view videos offline sometime this November.

BlackBerry Beefs Up with 5-Inch BlackBerry Z30

BlackBerry has unveiled the next entry in its portfolio of BlackBerry 10 devices: the BlackBerry Z30.

Buying Mom and Dad a Computer? Read This First

Buying mom or dad a computer? There are plenty of options to consider, including Chromebooks, tablets, hybrids, all-in-ones, and traditional notebooks.

HP Unveils New Windows and Android Tablets

HP traditionally hasn’t been a big player in the tablet market, but today it’s announcing a full-on assault of new slates. Our sister site TabletPCReview went hands-on with them.

HP Reveals New Notebooks: Haswell, Leap Motion, and No Fans

HP has announced its newest range of notebooks, and our sister site NotebookReview was able to go hands-on with the lot of them.

Sprint Launches ‘One Up’ Early Upgrade Plan

Sprint has launched "Sprint One Up," its take on the early device upgrade plan.

iOS 7 Review: Flat, Colorful, and Loaded with New Features

Apple iOS 7 is here, and it's both flat and colorful, but is it any good? There are plenty of new features, like a Control Center and iTunes Radio. Learn[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad T431s Review

The Lenovo ThinkPad T431s offers an excellent build and design, but unfortunately, its performance did not impress reviewers at NotebookReview.

Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE Review

The Casio G’zOne Commando is a ruggedized phone, but its outdated Android software and lack of performance might not make its durability worth the purchase.

Asus Vivobook V500CA Review

The Asus Vivobook V500CA offers an all-around decent performance, but failed to wow reviewers in any specific area.

Microsoft Confirms Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 Tablets

Microsoft has formally unveiled the follow-ups to its Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets: the Surface Pro 2 and the Surface 2.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Hit Sprint on October 4

Sprint has announced pricing and availability details for the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear.

Apple Announces Record Breaking Sales for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c

Apple released record breaking sales for the iPhone 5S and 5C in its first three days on the market.

Valve Announces SteamOS

Valve has announced SteamOS, its own Linux-based operating system that is based around its Steam digital gaming platform.

Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Hands-On Preview

The Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 are official, and at a glance, appear exactly the same as their predecessors. That means Microsoft has a lot of faith in[...]

BlackBerry Agrees to $4.7 Billion Buyout Offer

BlackBerry announced today that it has agreed to a buyout offer from a consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings for approximately $4.7 billion.

Toshiba Refreshes Mainstream Laptops

Toshiba has unveiled the latest refreshes for its Satellite series of mainstream laptops, as well as a refreshed Qosmio gaming notebook.

Apple Updates iMac with Haswell Processors

Apple has announced that it’s refreshing its iMac series of desktops to include Haswell processors, upgraded graphics, new storage options and 802.11ac WiFi.

Google Updates Android Device Manager to Include Remote Lock Feature

Google has updated its Android software to give users the ability to remotely lock a lost or stolen device.

CloudOn Takes to the Web with its Cloud Service for Microsoft Office

CloudOn has extended its popular mobile app for editing Microsoft Office documents to the web.

ASUS ZenBook UX51V Review

The Asus ZenBook UX51V features an impressive display, performance, and features. However, its lack of touchscreen might not make the high price tag worth it.

Roku Revises Mid-Range Offerings with Roku 1 and Roku 2

Roku just updated its mid-range offerings with new features.

How To Turn Your Smartphone into a Business Phone

Got a smartphone and a business? There are many options for using one for the other that are both inexpensive and effective.

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX and New Kindle Fire HD Unveiled

Amazon has revealed the next entries in its popular Kindle Fire line of tablets: an 8.9-inch and a 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX, and a refreshed 7-inch Kindle Fire HD.

Grand Theft Auto V Review: Too Big to Fail

Grand Theft Auto V is a technical achievement that successfully refreshes much, but not all, of the usual GTA formula. Read why in our review.

Valve Confirms Multiple ‘Steam Machines’ to Launch in 2014

Valve today confirmed that it, along with various other hardware manufacturers, will launch Steam-based game consoles beginning in 2014.

Verizon’s New Router Aims to Replace Landlines with 4G LTE

Verizon today launched a new router that allows for data and voice connectivity over its 4G LTE wireless network.

VIDEO: Asus ZenBook UX51VZ Notebook Review

Get an up-close look at this powerful, and expensive, Windows 8 notebook from Asus.

Will the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Make its Way into the Enterprise?

The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 are official, and while Microsoft touted the usability and performance of the new machines, no doubt in a bid to woo consumers,[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Arrives on October 10

Samsung has announced the its latest 10-inch tablet, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, will hit US retailers on October 10.

Gammatech Durabook CA10 Review

The Gammatech Durabook CA10 is a rugged Windows 7 tablet at a low price point but its lack of features might not make it worth the purchase.

Google Search Tackles More Complex Queries With Newest Updates

Google today announced that it’s updating its search engine with a host of new features for both desktops and mobile devices.

How To Do Everything New in iOS 7

There are many new features in iOS 7, and here's how to take advantage of them all, including iTunes Radio and the new Control Center.

Valve Reveals the Steam Controller

Valve has unveiled a new controller which can be used in conjunction with the Steam Machine consoles it announced earlier this week.