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Beats Music builds a unique, if messy, listening experience around emotion

The Beats empire has officially expanded beyond its humble headphone roots. Beats Music has officially launched (download it from the iTunes App Store here), and become the latest contestant for your streaming music dollar. Of course, the market for such services is already pretty crowded. Between …

Google Chromecast: What It Does (And Will Do)

Google's $35 streaming stick is an interesting little piece of equipment. Here's what you can do with it.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we …

T-Mobile Will Support Moto X, But Won't Sell in Stores

The new Moto X will be available from all four top wireless carriers, but some companies appear more enthusiastic about the smartphone than …

Microsoft Talks Pre-Launch Xbox One Tweaks

Less than two months after its E3 debut, Microsoft's Xbox One has already had some work done, boasting new features and upgrades.<p>PCMag reviews …

Kindle for iOS review: A great e-reader with one catch - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>Kindle for iOS</b> lets you read sample chapters in the latest version and offers a built-in dictionary for quick reference. You also have the the Send to Kindle feature for saving items from around the Web.<p><b>The Bad</b> Apple's rules prohibit a dedicated e-book store, and it's hard to keep track of …

Android this week: Moto X arrives while Galaxy Note 3 expected soon

The Moto X, Motorola’s first phone with design input from parent company Google(s goog), made its debut this week, ending months of …

Prizefight: Google New Nexus 7 vs. Apple iPad Mini

The 7-inch tablet market just got even hotter with Google's new Nexus 7 so we're throwing it into the Prizefight ring with Apple's iPad Mini.<p>Apple's iPad Mini still brings some of the best level of design and the power of its iTunes and App Store ecosystems that can't be ignored.<p>The New Nexus 7 is …

Apple to make year-end push for slice of dashboard

While Steve Jobs regretted not making an iCar, Apple for years was ambivalent about the auto industry. Now it's vying for dashboard space held by …

Microsoft’s Surface Tablets ‘Officially a Flop’

Lots more bad news for Microsoft and their Surface tablets this week. Microsoft’s most recent financial results filing (for their fiscal year that ended June 30 of this year) show a total of $853 million in revenue from Surface sales – which some are saying is less than they’ve spent on marketing …

Videos of purported iPad 5 and plastic-low-cost iPhone shells hit the web

Following several photo leaks and reports, Macotakara has posted two videos that show purported shells for the upcoming fifth-generation iPad and low-cost, plastic iPhone. Above is the video of the iPad 5 shell, which shows thinner bezels and is in line with our exclusive photos from January. …

Why PlayStation 4 Still Has The Edge Over Xbox One When It Comes To Indie Games

Adam Boyes has a fascinating job.<p>Working in “developer relations” at Sony may not sound particularly glamorous, but Boyes heads up the team behind Sony’s indie self-publishing effort: Pub Fund.<p>Boyes and his team have a singular goal: to find great indie games and game developers and bring their …

Obama Administration Vetoes Ban On Certain iPhones And iPads

President Obama’s administration has vetoed a decision by the United States International Trade Commission to ban the import and sale of a number of Apple products, including models of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2.<p>The ITC announced the ban in June after finding that those devices had violated a patent …

Motorola Moto X Pure Edition (unlocked) review: Customization champ, but middle-of-the-pack phablet overall - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Motorola Moto X Pure Edition lets you pick your design. It also has expandable storage, loud front speakers and charges quickly.<p><b>The Bad</b> The handset's bigger size may be unwieldy for some, its battery life is just average and it's hitting a market increasingly crowded with more …

Battery life and a sharp screen: A 'Mini' opportunity for Apple

Maybe Apple should take its time on the iPad Mini Retina.<p>Last week I said Google trumped Apple with the release of the Nexus 7's eye-popping 323-pixel-per-inch display.<p>That's still true -- with a qualifier. After using the Nexus 7 for a week, I've discovered (or I should say it's been reinforced) …

This Radical iPhone 6 Concept Completely Reimagines The World's Favorite Smartphone

Graphic designer and artist Johnny Plaid has envisioned a drastic update for the iPhone 6 which takes advantage of an edge-to-edge display, multi-touch sensors in the bottom of the device that get rid of the home button, and a brand new charger that integrates MagSafe technology.<p>While it's highly …

Mobile Technology

YouTube opens up live streaming to anyone with 100 or more subscribers

YouTube is opening up its live streaming service to anyone with 100 or more subscribers, putting smaller, independent creators on the same footing as larger productions. The announcement comes less than three months after YouTube lowered the bar on live streaming to channels with 1,000 or more …

iOS 7 UI overhaul monochrome, flat, and tipped for iPhone first

Hints at the comprehensive interface changes expected in Apple’s iOS 7 have emerged in fresh leaks from the company, tipping a flatter, more …

iOS

Google Play Music All Access hits the iPhone through gMusic

This week the folks at the app called gMusic have pushed through an update to include Google Play Music All Access for iOS users – iPhone, iPad, and …

Google Play

GadgetellSolutions Media

26Jul/18<p>There are multiple departments within a retail organization, so which are most important? If we’re equating worth to cost — i.e., the annual …

Customers

HTC One Google edition: It's real and coming in summer

The HTC One will indeed get the Nexus treatment.<p>HTC will sell a Google Edition version of its flagship One smartphone with the stock Android operating system, CNET has confirmed.<p>Word of a version of the phone without its trademark Sense user interface popped up earlier Friday on Geek.com, with a …

How Xbox One opens the door for the next Apple TV

Imagine this.<p>It's 2014. Apple has gathered everyone together for a special event. As Tim Cook presents, he says, "Today we're introducing three revolutionary new products. The first one is a cable box. The second one is a revolutionary streaming-media device. The third is a new way to play games on …

The ugly truth: Apple vs. PC design

Walk into any Best Buy and you're hit with an ugly truth: PCs aren't pretty.<p>A 15-inch HP Windows 8 laptop that sells for $270 (Best Buy's "Deal of the Day" on Saturday) isn't meant to be pretty. It's meant to be practical.<p>But a $330 iPad Mini is also very practical for a lot of people. And pretty …

Apple Loop: Macs Made In Texas, iOS 7 Goes Black And White, Microsoft Mocks Siri

Keeping you in the loop on some of the things that happened around Apple this week.<p><b>Talking to the tax man.</b> Apple CEO Tim Cook went to Washington, D.C. this week to address a bi-partisan Senate subcommittee that criticized the company for using tax loopholes and keeping the majority of its cash …

What is happening to all-in-one PCs? A photo essay

Why your social media profile might be your next credit score

<i>This is a guest post by Bill Clerico, the CEO of payment processing service WePay.</i><p>Social media has created a vast amount of data and every second we add more information. Consider that in a single day we send 400 million tweets, share 985 million pieces of content on Facebook, “like” 50 million …

TECH NOW: Fitness apps can inspire you to shape up

Forget fad diets and expensive gyms. One of the best get-in-shape go-to's could be right in the palm of your hand: your smartphone. There's a whole host of new, fun and really creative fitness apps that can inspire you to shape up, anytime, anywhere. Here are some of my favorites.<p>Zombies Run! 2 …

#Hashtags: Facebook's missing link to pop culture

Scan Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr. Watch your favorite television show, or even listen to the radio, and you might notice that the biggest social network of them all is disconnected from pop culture -- at least when it comes to hash tags.<p>Hash tags are a form of expression that Facebook, like your …

Noise-canceling twin signals could lead to a faster, more reliable internet

Researchers have discovered a way to dramatically improve the reliability of high-speed internet. Fiber optic lines use light waves to transfer data, but sending high-speed long-distance communications requires a lot of power. The more power used to transmit a signal, the more interference, or …

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3: will it fit in your pocket? (video)

While waiting for the U.K. launch of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 (the device already has a price tag there), Three made a presentation video of the device that compares it to its siblings in the Galaxy family. Watching the video, you will also find out if the next BIG thing, as the Mega is called …

Yahoo reportedly willing to pay up to $800 million in bid for Hulu

Apparently Yahoo has some deep pockets: the company has reportedly bid somewhere between $600 million and $800 million in its quest to assume ownership of Hulu. Those figures come from <i>All Things D</i>, which first reported Yahoo's interest in the video streaming site last week. According to the report, …