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Apple Highlights Age Ratings in iOS App Store With New Icons

Apple yesterday rolled out another tweak for its iOS App Store, adding age rating icons to the top section of each app's information page. While the ratings have long been included in app details at the bottom of the pages, the new icons are much more prominent to help parents quickly assess …

Microsoft to End Support for Office 2008 for Mac on April 9

Microsoft today announced that it will end support for Office 2008 for Mac next Tuesday, on April 9.<p>Support for Office for Mac 2008 will end April 9th, 2013. View the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy for further details, such as the support dates for this product.<p>Microsoft recommends that …

Apple Updates Online Store With Touch-Friendly Navigation and Search Result Tweaks

Apple today rolled out a few minor tweaks to its online store (via <i>Mac Otakara</i>), making it easier to navigate the store on touchscreen devices such as the iPhone and iPad.<p>One change involves a new sliding navigation bar for product categories. From the main store page, once users select one of the …

iOS 7 Concept Features Widgets, New Lock Screen, Mission Control and More

Earlier this week, a number of Apple-focused bloggers claimed iOS 7 was running behind schedule and that it would bring a significant user interface refresh.<p>Designer F. Bianco has posted a set of images to Flickr with some interesting thoughts on what useful changes Apple could make to iOS 7 to …

T-Mobile USA Rolling Out Software Update for Existing Unlocked iPhone Customers

In line with a report from earlier this week, <i>TmoNews</i> reports that T-Mobile USA has begun rolling out software updates for existing customers running unlocked iPhones on its network.<p>As the carrier notes in its support forum, the update enables a number of features, including LTE support where …

Google Fiber’s Next Stop Could Be Austin, Texas

Back in early 2011, Austin, Texas lost to Kansas City, Kansas for the distinction of being the first city in the United States to get wired up with Google’s high-speed Fiber internet service despite mounting a campaign to catch the search giant’s eye.<p>While the average tech-savvy Austinite has …

Nokia’s Verizon-Bound Lumia 928 Spotted In Leaked Images Ahead Of Launch

It’s been a long time coming, but Verizon Wireless customers should soon have another high-end Windows Phone 8 device to lust after. After the handset was spotted both in both the FCC’s and Verizon’s systems, noted leaker @evleaks has come through yet again with a new image of the upcoming Nokia …

What Games Are: The Reviewers Are Wrong About OUYA

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>So let’s be upfront about a couple of things.<p>First, I went to the OUYA party at GDC. Second, I also was invited to the …

3Gbps LED light bulb WLAN achieved by Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

We first noted it back in 2008: the possibility of using LED light bulbs for secure and directional wireless internet access. Well, the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute is claiming that speedy data rates of up 3Gbps have are indeed feasible. The boost comes from its latest enhancements, allowing …

Kyocera Torque review

Sprint has a long history of offering capable Direct Connect and Push-To-Talk devices to a specific set of customers. The Kyocera Torque is the …

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The Fast And Furious 6 Trailer Done Largely With R/C Cars

The trailer for <i>6 Fast 6 Furious</i>, as we have taken to calling it, looks like ridiculously good fun. It turns out that when you replace all the real …

Movies

Jaguar XS Spied, McLaren 12C GT3, Subaru WRX Concept: This Week’s Top Photos

To start of the latest Top Photos Of The Week post, we have this stunning shot of a fleet of 2013 McLaren 12C GT3 race cars, plus one road-going 12C …

Fisker mass layoffs triggers federal lawsuit

Turns out it's illegal to surprise three-quarters of your workforce with pink slips on a random Friday morning. Just before the weekend, Fisker Automotive furloughed 160 employees as "a necessary strategic step to... maximize the value of Fisker's core assets," which is lingo for trying to conserve …

Viber for Windows Phone 8 update adds free VoIP calling with HD audio

After several months as a watered down messaging app, Viber for Windows Phone 8 is finally catching up to its Android and iOS counterparts. Starting today, the redesigned VoIP application now supports free calls with HD audio, lock screen notifications and the ability to pin conversations to your …

Humble Mobile Bundle adds 3 bonus games to the original 6

The first mobile-only Humble Bundle has added three more games to the roster for those who choose to donate more than the average. On top of the …

Kobo Arc now available to purchase directly from Kobo in Canada and U.S.

The Kobo Arc is a fine tablet in its own right, despite not quite matching the Nexus 7 in the grand scheme of things. There are several reasons that …

Samsung Galaxy S III price slashed as the GS 4 looms

During all the crazy activities we know and love (or hate) that are April Fools’ Day many missed the fact that AT&T dropped the price of their Galaxy …

Phones

Outlook.com calendar gets redesign, offers improved nav and sharing options

Now that Outlook.com seems to have its email product sorted, the folks up in Redmond have turned their attention to that other popular cloud service: the online calendar. Indeed, Outlook.com has completely revamped its digital planner, resulting in a clean and fresh redesign that is reminiscent of …

2013 Audi S6 Quattro review: 2013 Audi S6 is a wolf in sheep's clothing - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> The <b>2013 Audi S6</b> features a solid cabin technology package with a built-in data connection for searching the Web for destinations, downloading driver assistance data, and creating a Wi-Fi hot spot for passengers. The 4.0-liter turbocharged sedan packs more performance than you can legally …

Zappos CEO buys 100 Tesla Model S sedans for his Project 100 transportation initiative in Las Vegas

Looking to give Tesla's Model S a spin, but can't quite afford one (despite the company's new financing option)? Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project may have you covered, presuming you visit Las Vegas. The Downtown Project just launched Project 100, a program it calls a "complete …

AntTek Quick Settings: Jelly Bean customization for all

One of the most anticipated features Jelly Bean brought to Android was Quick Settings. These handy little toggles live in the notification area, and …

BMW 3 Series FLUIDUM designed by Andy Reiben

DyCom Group, a BMW dealership from Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, embarked on a quest of their own to integrate the two seemingly very different …

Shelby Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: 575 Earth-Pummeling Horsepower

The only surprising thing about Shelby’s recently unveiled take on Ford’s Raptor is that it took them this long to work one over. After all, Shelby has been operating in near-lockstep with Ford for years, unleashing tuned, tweaked, and twisted versions of Blue Oval products in a reliable …

2014 BMW 328d Sedan

Unlike the last 3-series diesel in the U.S., this one's all about fuel economy.<p>When BMW introduced the 2009 335d, it was touted as a great blend of performance and fuel economy. In truth, most diesel buyers are more fuel-economy focused, but at the time, BMW was gingerly testing the diesel waters …

Road and Track: 2013 BMW 135is Review

Jason Cammisa of Road and Track gives a detailed review of the 2013 BMW 135is. The super sport version of the 1 Series Coupe sits above the 135i …

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Raspberry Pi $25 model sells out soon after U.S. debut

U.S. consumers unable to grab a $25 slice of Raspberry Pi yesterday are now out of luck.<p>The so-dubbed Linux PC on a stick hit the U.S. market yesterday morning. Both the $25 Model A and the $35 Model B versions are listed by U.S. retailer Allied Electronics. But the $25 flavor of Raspberry Pi has …

Raspberry Pi

April Fools' 2013: From Twttr to Google Nose to Nokia's microwave

You probably know this already, but today is April Fools' Day.<p>And the pranks, they are a-comin'. This year's batch of springtime hijinks from the greater tech community includes the usual onslaught from Google, along with notable entrants from Nokia, Sony, and others. Without further ado, here are …

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Windows continues to dominate PC shares with 8 on the upswing

This week the latest NetMarketShare report has been revealed, showing Windows to continue to dominate PC operating system shares in general, with …