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In The News 08-31-2012

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

A federal jury handed down a verdict last Friday recommending that Samsung pay Apple over $1 billion in damages. The jury stated that Samsung was guilty of “willful” patent violations on numerous mobile devices. The jury also did not suggest Samsung should get any payment for its counterclaims against Apple for patent infringement. Continue reading

In The News 08-17-2012

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

For those of us who haven’t been looking to the stars these last couple of weeks, some big news has happened at our closest planetary neighbor. NASA’s Curiosity rover landed successfully on Mars on August 6 to the joy of many NASA scientists as well as people that want the question “is/was there life on Mars?” answered. Continue reading

In The News 08-03-2012

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

If Dick Vitale were part of the broadcast crew, he’d say “It’s the OLYMPICS, baby!” It’s also no secret that with our ever-advancing technological world, the Olympics are keeping up to date with their own use of technology. So let’s take a look at this week’s news in technology from an Olympic point of view… Continue reading

In The News 07-27-2012

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Apple released its latest version of OS X, named Mountain Lion, earlier this week. Mountain Lion boasts a lot of new features and is attempting to help bridge the gap between desktop Macs and Apple’s mobile devices. Continue reading

In The News 07-13-2012

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Windows announced on Monday that Windows 8 will finally land near the end of October. The new tablet Sruface will also go on sale at that time. That means we have less than 4 months (!) until Window’s biggest operating system update since Windows 95 was released. Continue reading

In The News 07-06-2012

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Windows announced this past Monday that the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro will cost only $40. This applies to any Windows user running XP or newer. This is a significant announcement since past upgrades have cost much more than $40. Continue reading

In The News 06-29-2012

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Typically the In The News article brings you the latest tech news from the week, and this week really isn’t an exception, but there was a small shake-up on Facebook that should affect all Facebook users and should be passed along. The good part is that you can actually do something about it this time. Continue reading

When Sprinters Beat Technology

Monday, June 25th, 2012

For those of you who haven’t been keeping up (or just aren’t sports fans), the 2012 US Olympic Track and Field Trials are being held in Eugene, Oregon this past weekend and next weekend. Being a former track athlete myself I find these races to be just as exciting, if not more so, than the upcoming Olympics in London next month. Continue reading

In The News 06-22-2012

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Microsoft makes some big announcements this week that could change the mobile landscape as we know it and give Apple a real challenge. Sharp also introduces what could be the biggest LED TV on the market. Learn more in this week’s edition of In The News! Continue reading

In The News 06-15-2012

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

In The News 06-15-2012
Your Weekly Update In The World Of Technology

 

News From The World Of Apple

Apple hosted its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) earlier this week and released some mostly expected news.  Some may argue that the announcement of various updates to their MacBooks and Mac OS, however the news that will affect most people is

In The News 06-08-2012

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

From the expo centers of Southern California to the skies above your favorite cities, this week in technology has been a busy one! Find out what Microsoft is up to with the Xbox and Windows 8, discover why Google plans on flying planes over your head, and the learn about the new changes coming to Twitter in this week’s In The News! Continue reading

In The News 06-01-2012

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Samsung’s new phone, the Galaxy S III, went on sale earlier this week. The flagship Android smartphone was released in 28 countries, but that currently does not include the US. The device is also big. How big? 4.8″ touchscreen big. Continue reading

In The News 05-25-2012

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

In The News 05-25-2012
Your Weekly Update In The World Of Technology

 

Chrome Is King… According To Some Anyway

 Are you a Google Chrome user?  If so, you may be part of the majority now.  According to recent data from StatCounter, Google Chrome has overtaken Internet Explorer as the top browser.  The stats show that Chrome routed more total

Moogle

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Google is celebrating the 78th birthday of Robert Moog, the inventor of the Moog synthesizer, with a fully functional Moog synth as today’s Google Doodle! Continue reading

In The News 05-18-2012

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

In The News 05-18-2012
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Kiss Your Unlimited Data Goodbye

Do you currently have an unlimited data plan through Verizon?  Well, that most likely won’t be the case anymore the next time you upgrade.  Verizon Wireless is planning on forcing customers into tiered data plans when they upgrade next.  This will also be followed

In The News 05-11-2012

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

In The News 05-11-2012
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Smartphones Are Taking Over The Social World

We all knew that Facebook use was increasing across mobile devices, but did we know by how much?  According to a report by comScore, smartphones spent more time accessing Facebook than computers in March.  Of course, anyone with any experience

In The News 05-04-2012

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

In The News 05-04-2012
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Xbox AND Kinect For $99?! (With A Contract!)

For awhile now phones and other mobile devices have tried to be more and more like gaming systems, providing better and faster games and graphics.  Now it looks as if Microsoft is turning the tables and trying to make gaming systems

In The News 04-20-2012

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

In The News 04-20-2012
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Put Away Your Card, Pick Up Your Phone

Do you ever use your phone to pay for a transaction, whether it be your morning coffee, or simply buying an app?  You’re definitely not alone as a recent survey by Pew Internet & American Life Project

In The News 04-13-2012

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

In The News 04-13-2012
Your Weekly Update In The World Of Technology

 

A Picture Is Worth… A Billion Dollars?

We all know the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words”, but it also seems that a way to store a picture has a value as well: $1 billion

In The News 04-06-2012

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

In The News 04-06-2012
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Under Oceans And Into Your Home

We can all guess that a good chunk of the Internet is connected through wires through the US and throughout other countries, but how are we able to connect to other continents over vast expanses such as oceans?  With the

In The News 03-30-2012

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

In The News 03-30-2012
Your Weekly Update In The World Of Technology

 

The Big Break-Up

Phone customers are fickle beings and the stats prove it.  According to a study released Monday by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the average phone user drops their carrier and goes to another right after their two-year contract

In The News 03-23-2012

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

In The News 03-23-2012
Your Weekly Update In The World Of Technology

That’s Hot.

Apple’s new iPad’s sales are hot.  The new iPad is also, well… hot.  According to many early comments and complaints from customers, the new iPad is reportedly getting pretty warm to the touch.  Most of

In The News 03-16-2012

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

In The News 03-16-2012
Your Weekly Update In The World Of Technology

 

It’s Heeeeeere….

Wednesday of last week marked another big day for Apple as they released the newest version of the popular iPad.  The new version, which many thought would be named the iPad 3, was in fact

What the Heck are ActiveX Controls?

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Are you puzzled by “ActiveX” controls? Well, here’s some info on what these little programs are and how you can avoid them if you want. Continue reading

In The News 03-02-2012

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

In The News 03-02-2012
Your Weekly Update In The World Of Technology 

 

8 Is Here (Sorta..)

Windows 8 is finally here!  Well, at least the consumer preview anyway.  This also means the operating system probably has more bugs than

In The News 02-24-2012

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

In The News 02-24-2012
Your Weekly Update In The World Of Technology

Yet Another Big Cat…

Apple released the developer preview of the next version of Mac OS X yesterday.   The new version, 10.8, keeps up with Apple’s big cat theme and is named Mountain Lion.  The

In The News 02-17-2012

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

In The News 02-17-2012
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It’s Baaaack….

Myspace.  The word brings fear into the hearts of thousands and, if you’re like most of us, we thought the social networking site had finally died.  Not so fast.  According to Tim Vanderhook, Myspace CEO

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