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Friends List: Will offline mode save SimCity?

At first they said they had no intention of adding it, and that it wasn't apart of the experience. But now, after almost a year, it's finally coming... Wait, did you think I was talking about <i>SimCity?</i> I was talking about the addition of a playoff to college football and the end of the BCS.<p>Today on …

Digital music sales drop for the first time since the iTunes Store's inception

Proponents of digital music are in for a surprise as sales of digital albums and individual songs nosedived last year, for the first time since Apple …

T-Mobile Will Cover Switching Fees To Steal More Customers From AT&T, Sprint, And Verizon

T-Mobile, the self-proclaimed “UnCarrier,” has a lot to crow about after a banner 2013 that saw the wireless carrier add 4.4 million customers. On Wednesday afternoon from CES, T-Mobile announced plans to build on that success by stealing more customers from incumbents AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint …

Are iPads and tablets bad for young children?

Four small preschool children are sitting in a semi-circle around their teacher, in a large, bright room in a Georgian house in Bath. The nursery belongs to the Snapdragons chain, one of the first in the UK to offer iPads to its children soon after the tablet was launched in April 2010. The shelves …

Sources: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M

Earlier this week, Yahoo announced that it had acquired Aviate, a startup providing contextually relevant information on Android homescreens, but it didn’t say anything about the acquisition price. Now a source with knowledge of the deal tells me that the acquisition was for $80 million.<p>My source …

The ‘Anti-Amazon Law’ Is About To Become A Reality In France, But It’s Not A Bad Thing

The cultural exception strikes again — France’s National Assembly will most probably pass the so-called ‘anti-Amazon’ law in the coming days. In a few months, Amazon won’t be able to offer free shipping for books in order to protect independent bookstores. It’s a logical evolution of the Lang …

iPhones hold top three spots in network usage ranking

What were the top three most used phones in 2013? The iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5, and the iPhone 4, according to an Actix study that tracked communications between mobile devices and carriers' mobile networks.<p>But Samsung is the clear rival: its Galaxy S3, S2, and S4 claimed the fourth, fifth, and …

Sony returns to the swagger of its glory days

'We are Sony, so of course we’ll do things a little differently.' — Kuni Suzuki<p>During the 1990s, Sony was the world’s preeminent tech brand, dominating the field with its innovative designs and consistently superior products, but the past decade hasn't been so great.<p>The Japanese company lost its …

Meet ChoiceMap, A New App That Helps You Make Better Decisions

Making complicated decisions is an emotionally fraught process and (if you are like me) the whole thing can leave you feeling paralyzed. ChoiceMap is a new free iPhone app that helps you break down complex dilemmas into a list of priorities, rate them by how they will affect your life, and then …