James L. Burns

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By Acquiring This Company You Never Heard Of, Aaron Levie Just Punched Dropbox In The Gut

You probably never heard of Crocodoc. It's a seven-person startup and class of 2007 Y-Combinator alum that raised a little over $1 million.<p>Terms of the acquisition were not announced but we bet the team made a pretty penny. That's because, despite its small size, Crocodoc had a handful of huge …

Google Maps for iOS auto-dimming is driving users crazy

The latest version of Google's Maps software for Apple's iOS includes an undocumented feature that dims the screen between navigation instructions in order to save the battery, but instead it's driving users batty.<p>The feature was designed to save battery life between navigation directions, …

Here's How Rich You'd Be If You'd Bought Apple Stock Instead Of Its Gadgets

Did you buy an Apple product between those dates?<p>Ever wonder how much money you would have now had you invested in AAPL stock instead of the first iPod when it came out? (That's $399 in 2001).<p>You'd have tens of thousands of dollars (see image).<p>We put 10 of the most popular Apple products of the …

ESPN Wants to Subsidize Your Data Plan Because Carriers Are Awful

Because data caps are the terrible reality to owning a smartphone, even giant companies want to help us poor saps who've signed our life away to …

Galaxy S 4 app-bloat earns Samsung a BBC Watchdog investigation

The software bloat that leaves Samsung Galaxy S 4 owners with roughly half of the available storage their 16GB smartphone promises on the box is set …

Android powers 59% of mobile devices, what can Apple and Microsoft do?

Latest figures show that Android was the operating system of choice for over 182 million smart devices that were shipped during the first three months of this year. According to a new report by research company Canalys, 308.7 million smart mobile devices (which includes notebooks as well as tablets …

Apple deluged by police demands to decrypt iPhones

Apple receives so many police demands to decrypt seized iPhones that it has created a "waiting list" to handle the deluge of requests, CNET has learned.<p>Court documents show that federal agents were so stymied by the encrypted iPhone 4S of a Kentucky man accused of distributing crack cocaine that …

i-mobile flaunts IQ X and IQ XA Android smartphones with 8MP front and 18MP rear cameras, laughs at megapixel myth

Once upon a time (2007) in a land far, far away (Thailand) lived the i-mobile 902, a pseudo Sony Ericsson W800 clone featuring a trick five-megapixel autofocus camera with a Sony-made CCD sensor and xenon flash. At the time, it produced shots with the most detail and best low-light performance we'd …

Apple's 'iRadio' service 'stalled over royalties'

Apple's plans for a radio streaming service have reportedly stalled again, with label bosses at Sony Music pushing for better terms in ongoing negotiations.<p>Apple has has struck a deal with Universal Music, the largest of the three major record labels, and is said to be close to an agreement with …

Ahead of I/O, Google Wallet Drops Plans to Introduce a Physical Card

Google will update its Wallet product at its I/O developer conference next week, but will not include the physical credit card that the company had …

Amazon Is Reportedly Building a 3D Smartphone You Can Control with Your Eyeballs

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> says that Amazon is expanding its hardware offerings with a whole new line …

Samsung Prepares A Phone For Every Feature As The Galaxy S4 Zoom Shows Up At Bluetooth SIG

Samsung is in a unique position among Android smartphone manufacturers, which allows it to create devices like the Galaxy S4 Zoom, a rumored S4 variant that showed up for certification at the Bluetooth SIG this week (via UnwiredView) as the “SM-C101.” The S4 Zoom is reportedly going to resemble the …

If You Don't Think College Athletes Should Be Paid, This Chart May Change Your Mind

The chart below is the best visual yet that shows just how much money schools are making off their student-athletes and why there has been an upwelling of support in recent years for finding a way to get more money in the hands of the athletes.<p>The data collected by USA Today shows the revenue …