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iCPooch Is A Remote Treat Dispenser & Pet Facetime Terminal For Absent Dog Owners

Last summer we covered Petzila’s answer to keeping a pet pooch happy when you’re not at home: a remote treat dispenser called PetziConnect which also let absent dog owners view and talk to their pooch while delivering treats from afar. Fast forward a few months and prepare to greet iCPooch: another …

Facebook to launch standalone news app ‘Paper’

Facebook is launching a new standalone mobile news app called Paper that features a slick new look and content creation tools.<p>Why is Facebook concentrating solely on a news feed app? Well, the company definitely understands that its news feed is one of the most vital components overall. It’s one of …

Scribd Brings Its Unlimited Reading App to the Kindle Fire

Scribd has thrown down a gauntlet against the reigning ebook champion Amazon with the release of an app for enjoying its subscription ebook service on Amazon’s own Kindle Fire tablet.<p>While Scribd already has Android and iOS apps for its $8.99-per-month service, which launched last October, the …

New iPhone apps worth downloading: Ghostery and 5by – Your Video Concierge updates, Word Cubes

Keep your web browsing data private with Ghostery, our first fresh app of the day. The mobile browser watches for things like ad trackers and …

14 Apps Every Entrepreneur Needs in 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are known to be the masters of efficiency, right? The secret? We don't do it alone. Besides having an amazing team to support our endeavor, we also utilize cutting edge apps to keep us on our A-game. (When you're heads down …

Tablets with the best battery life

Battery life is the one feature that truly affects all other aspects of a tablet's functionality. Let's be real: if you run out of battery life, there's not much you can do with a dead tablet.<p>Here is a list of tablets that lasted the longest during CNET Labs' tests. Before the test is run, we put …

Gear & Gadgets

Octonius: All Your Evernote, Dropbox & Google Drive Files

If you consider yourself a power-user of Evernote, Dropbox and Google Drive, you may wish to check out Octonius, which recently officially launched in the App Store.<p>Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch, Octonius has previously been available as a “proof of concept”, as the Romania-based team …

Apple Patents Two Ways To Extend Mobile Device Camera Performance Via Hardware Add-Ons

Apple has been granted two patents relating to ways it might look to extend/augment the built in camera lenses on its mobile devices in future (via AppleInsider).<p>The two patents, granted to Cupertino by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, are: Patent No. 8,638,369 (pictured above) for a “Back …

Solar-Powered Laptop with Dual-Sided Display Detailed in Apple Patent

Apple has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (via <i>AppleInsider</i>) detailing an "electronic device display module" for a laptop that would include the ability to act as a secondary rear display featuring touch controls. The patent also details a photovoltaic system located in …

Rose Gold Galaxy Note 3 now available from Verizon for $249

Gold edition smartphones seem to be popping up everywhere, but some handsets are definitely more tastefully done than others. Fortunately the Rose Gold Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which was leaked earlier this month, falls into the latter category.<p>The Rose Gold Galaxy Note 3 is now on sale from Verizon …

ZTE's Iconic Phablet comes to Boost Mobile as the Max, available today for $300

ZTE's Iconic Phablet may have been the worst-named product of CES 2014, but fortunately the company has told us it was merely a placeholder name. Despite it only having been unveiled three weeks ago, it's already making its way stateside under a much more reasonable (though predictable) name of …

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact puts top-end specs into a 4.3-inch body (hands-on) - CNET

Sony is jumping on the bandwagon of making smaller, more pocketable versions of flagship phones, much as we've already seen from Samsung and HTC. Unlike its rivals however, Sony seems to be doing the mini phone right.<p>The Xperia Z1 Compact packs the same waterproof, metal and glass design, …

This iPhone case lets you answer calls while it's closed

Both LG and Samsung have phone cases that let you take calls without exposing your screen to the elements, but what if you have an iPhone? As of today, you can check out Moshi's SenseCover. The iPhone 5 and 5s flip case includes both a preview window as well as a touch strip that lets you answer …

LG announces QSlide SDK, brings floating windows to 3rd party apps

Starting with the LG Optimus G, most modern LG devices now feature QSlide apps, which are small windowed applications that run in the foreground, while other apps continue to run in the background.<p>Now it looks like LG wants to expand its QSlide windowed app features to third party apps as well, as …

AT&T adds 566,000 new wireless subscribers in Q4, but can't keep pace with Verizon

AT&T just announced its financial results for Q4 2013 — revenue and subscribers have continued to grow, although not at the rapid pace that Verizon announced last week. The company's total revenue for the quarter was $33.2 billion, up 1.8 percent from the year before, while its net income of $6.9 …

Ahead of possible revamp, Apple TV gets listed as full product line on Apple’s website

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Apple<p>As rumors of a big upgrade to Apple TV continue to swirl, 9to5Mac has noticed that Apple(s aapl) has added a …

Chrome Apps are coming to iOS and Android

News broke last month that Google was working on bringing Chrome web apps to mobile devices, with a plan to have something ready in beta form by January. Google has delivered; the company released a tool set today for developers to port their apps to iOS and Android.<p>As previously reported, Google …

Like the iPad, HP Chromebook 14 laptops come with free T-Mobile 4G for life

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>Apple’s(s aapl) iPad isn’t the only device that gets free 4G data from T-Mobile(s tmus). Look around carefully and you can …

Dark Sky Is Ready To Be The Default Weather App On Your iPhone’s Homescreen

Dark Sky, easily one of the better weather applications on iOS, rolled out an update today that expands its focus beyond rain predictions to become a more comprehensive weather app which offers both 24-hour and 7-day forecasts, global maps, and more. The app was also rewritten from scratch for iOS …

Twitter Mobile Update Bubbles Trending Events To The Top Of The Timeline, Adds Photo Editing

Twitter has just released an update to its Android client (coming soon to iOS) that brings new photo editing tools to the service, which are likely meant to make it easier to share photos direct and keep people out of competitive apps like Instagram. The second change adds a significant element of …

Google to buy artificial intelligence company DeepMind | Reuters

(Reuters) - Google Inc said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire privately held artificial intelligence company DeepMind Technologies Ltd.<p>A Google logo is seen at the entrance to the company's offices in Toronto September 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren<p>Technology news website Re/code, which reported …

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Google Glass just got a lot less geeky

Just shy of a year after the Google Glass Explorer edition started arriving on early adopters’ doorsteps, Google is announcing a way for people who need prescription glasses to use it. The company is releasing four different frames that can both fit the Google Glass hardware and accommodate …

Yahoo Is Buying Tomfoolery, An Enterprise App Studio Led By Ex-Yahoos And AOLers

Yahoo’s acquisition spree continues apace, with the next deal likely to cover a few different bases for the company: mobile, enterprise and bringing ex-Yahoo talent back into the fold. We have heard that Yahoo is in advanced talks to acquire Tomfoolery, an enterprise app studio co-founded by two …

Why You Don't Steal a Case Full of Magical Golden Lego Pieces

What if Lego minifigures were real people, you had a case of full of magical golden Lego pieces, and they wanted it back? We’re making a big assumption here, but the result would probably be a massive battle:<p>Someone please make a Lego game where humans interact with Lego characters. Oh, and by …

This awesome iOS 7 tweak finally lets iPhone fans drink the Kool-Aid

Smartphone enthusiasts who don’t use Apple products and make it their business to chastise iPhone users online at every opportunity often tell Apple …

This Technology Picks Emoji as You Type

Stickers and emoticons are becoming a mainstream part of online communication — having been adopted by the likes of Facebook, Viber, Path and others — yet the actual process of picking out the right icon is not straightforward. Emoticons and stickers are typically stored separately to the virtual …

Future Android security apps will learn from your phone

Malicious software might not be as huge of a problem as some reports would like you to believe, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t take the time to protect our smartphones from potential attacks.<p>Fortunately, Zimperium, a new mobile security startup, seems to be taking mobile security seriously …

Incipio & AT&T finally launch NFC-enabled Cashwrap iPhone case for ISIS payments

A little over a year ago at CES 2013, we first got a look at a new case from Incipio that would allow iPhone users to take advantage of the NFC-based ISIS mobile wallet service that rolled out back in October 2012 for AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile customers. While ISIS is usually restricted to NFC …

PlayStation Vita TV review: Sony's first mini-console has some growing pains

Sony had a tiny surprise to share just ahead of the Tokyo Games Show: the PS Vita TV, appearing from inside SCE President Andrew House's jacket pocket. Having already announced a new, slender PS Vita handheld less than an hour earlier, Sony showed off this minute console -- roughly the same …