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Microsoft has changed its mind about Office 2013. The company had previously announced that if you purchased Office 2013 and the computer it was installed on failed, you were just out of luck. But thanks to angry consumers, that policy is changing. Continue reading

Pandora, the popular Internet radio service is putting a cap on how many hours a month of free music users can listen to on their mobile devices. Continue reading

Google+ Sign-In – How It Works

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Google has introduced Google+ Sign-In, which the company promises is “simple and secure, minus the social spam.” If you sign in to Gmail, YouTube or any other Google service, you can use your credentials to sign in to outside apps. This works like Facebook sign-in, but Google says their version is better. Continue reading

Physicians at Cornell University say they’ve used a 3D printer with a biological ink to create a replica of the human ear that looks and functions like a real one. And that’s good news for the thousands of children born with congenital ear deformity every year and those who have lost an ear to accident or cancer. Continue reading

In The News 03-01-2013

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Big news causes quite a stir within Yahoo! and Instagram reaches quite a milestone. Get all the in depth news in this week’s edition of In The News! Continue reading

Your camera phone photos could soon look a whole lot better thanks to a chip designed by scientists at MIT. They say it automatically gives a professional look to shots by instantly making adjustments to things like lighting and color. Continue reading

In The News 02-22-2013

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

7 years. That’s how long it’s been since Sony released its popular (and expensive) PlayStation 3. That all changed Wednesday when Sony announced their next generation system, the PlayStation 4 (no points for creativity, but points scored for consistency). Continue reading

How would you like the ability to edit digital images using the sound of your voice? That technology could be coming to your tablet, phone or laptop soon. Continue reading

Smartphones are being blamed for a drop in sales at the supermarket checkout line. Instead of flipping through a magazine or picking up some candy and lip balm while waiting for that person checking out 45 items in the 10 items or less lane, people are checking their Facebook, replying to texts or getting in a Words With Friends move. Continue reading

Georgia State Representative Earnest Smith wants to make it a crime to digitally edit a person into an “obscene” picture. Commonly known as “Photoshopping,” after the popular Adobe digital image editing software, celebrities and politicians are often the targets of photo-editing pranksters. Continue reading

A British Architectural firm is showing off a spider web-like prototype house made from fibers printed on a 3D printer. Continue reading

Tamogotchi virtual pets were a huge hit in the 1990s, when it seemed like every kid (and some adults) were carrying around a tiny little digital friend that required constant care and feeding. Now the high-maintenance virtual critters are making a comeback as a free smartphone app called Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. Continue reading

MIcrosoft General Manager Panos Panay says the company will restock the Surface Pro in stores by Saturday, February 16. Customers were disappointed when the devices sold out early in the day on the product launch day. Continue reading

Adobe has issued what they are calling “critical” updates for all versions of Flash Player for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. Continue reading

Facebook tried it unsuccessfully with Facebook Credits, but plenty of online games like Farmville make big bucks with virtual currency. Now Amazon is getting into the act with Amazon Coins and they’re launching it with a big giveaway. Continue reading

Computer maker Dell Inc. announced Tuesday morning that it was going private with the help of a two billion dollar loan from Microsoft. Dell is the third largest computer maker in the world, but has been losing market share recently as more users make the switch to tablets. Continue reading

The Federal Trade Commission is calling on mobile platform providers and mobile app developers to establish a national “Do Not Track” registry similar to the “Do Not Call” registry to prevent apps from tracking the locations of unsuspecting users. Continue reading

Microsoft is launching Office 365 Home Premium, a subscription-based version of the popular Microsoft Office products. Instead of spending up to $400 for a full suite of Office programs, you purchase a yearly subscription for $99. Continue reading

Google Maps Virtual Grand Canyon Tour

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The folks at Google Maps have a treat in store for nature lovers. They’ve released 9,500 beautiful panoramic images of the Grand Canyon. Continue reading

Customers purchasing the new Microsoft Surface Pro could be asking, “Where’s the rest of my hard drive?” The tablets come out of the box with a lot less free hard drive space than you might expect. Continue reading

In The News 2-1-2013

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Remember Research In Motion, the producer of BlackBerry that continues to surprise us because it still exists? Yeah, that Research In Motion. Well, it looks as if the BlackBerry is pushing to make a comeback (again) and it might be for real this time (seriously!). Continue reading

Microsoft is offering a significant price break to college students on its Office 365 subscription service. Office 365 University will cost $79.99 for a four-year subscription, just $1.67 a month. Continue reading

The Food and Drug Administration has okayed the use of a telemedicine robot in hospitals. It’s called the RP-VITA, and manufacturers iRobot and InTouch Health promise that it will allow doctors to communicate with and treat patients from thousands of miles away. Continue reading

This might seem incredible for those of us who have run into problems printing off a long document, but a Dutch architect named Janjaap Ruijssenaars plans to construct a home using a 3D printer to make the components. Continue reading

Experts researching password cracking warn that the programs used by hackers are getting smarter and smarter. But there is a pretty simple way to help block hackers… Continue reading

Microsoft Surface Pro Coming February 9

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Microsoft says the much-buzzed-about Surface Pro tablet will be in stores starting February 9. Touted as a tablet/laptop hybrid, the Surface Pro will retail starting at $899 and will be available in 64GB and 128GB models. Continue reading

When you buy an album as Amazon, they will now give you a free digital copy. The company is even offering free digital copies of music purchased 15 years ago. It’s called AutoRip and here’s how it works… Continue reading

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