A small tweak to notifications makes the Pebble smartwatch much more useful. And there's new compass support too.
Oh dear. On Tuesday, software giant Ray Ozzie launched Talko, an app that promises to "save the telephone call"--and basically copies Apple's iOS 8 Messages feature in the process.
Like many (many, many) people, I preordered a new iPhone 6 as soon as I possibly could. I didn't choose the iPhone 6 Plus, the clown-shoe version of this device, but went for the standard-sized model. I've often desired to have a slightly larger screen, so I welcomed the idea of a 4.7-inch iPhone. I thought it would allow me to see more content, and use larger fonts, which would help my aging eyes. After using it for a few days, however, I'm not sure that I really want to keep it. I may return my iPhone 6 and continue using the iPhone 5s.
The iPhone 6 Plus is a sizable phone, so large that it doesn't fit in smaller pockets. But some buyers are finding a problem other than the fit: When they sit down for extended periods of time with the 6 Plus in their front pocket, the 5.5-inch phone bends ever so slightly.
Two accused of account fraud
Microsoft's new Miracast adapter wirelessly projects content to your TV like Google's Chromecast, but with more sophistication.
Another one bites the dust.
Apple isn't shutting down Beats Music, the streaming music service it snagged as part of its $3 billion deal to acquire Beats Electronics, but it needs to do something with the Spotify rival.
OS X includes all kinds of tools to help speed up your Mac's workflow--scripting, keyboard shortcuts, and Automator among them. But the venerable utility Keyboard Maestro can be more useful, in more different ways, than any of those built-in tools.
Achieving pixel perfection is a challenge that plagues developers and designers alike--the capability to measure, examine, and discover every last detail of your onscreen designs is often what makes it possible for great apps and great graphics to become a reality.