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TheiPhoneAppReview.com

There are a few reasons why I use an Android phone instead of an iPhone. Notably, price has a large part in the matter. But outside of my own desires …

Cloze Launches Circulate.it For Easier Team Content Sharing

Cloze, a startup that helps users manage their messages on email and social networks, is launching a new tool today that helps teams circulate content through those channels. It’s called, appropriately enough, Circulate.it.<p>Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer Alex Coté said that if you’re “an …

A billion smartphones were sold last year, says IDC

A billion smartphones were sold in 2013, according to IDC data, the first time the milestone has been hit. The number represents one smartphone sale for every seventh man, woman and child on the planet.<p>IDC says that price has been the main driver for growth, putting yesterday’s market share stats …

Tim Cook as good as confirms mobile payment via Touch ID on the way

When Touch ID was first rumored, there had been much speculation about whether the iPhone 5s would act as an electronic wallet, with payments to retailers authorized by fingerprint. While that hasn’t yet happened, it does now seem clear that it’s on the way.<p>Asked about mobile payments during …

Here’s A New Way Facebook Is Pushing You To Share Your Contact Information

Facebook would always rather you share more, not less, on the social network. Its latest tweak now puts your friends to work to cajole you to part with personal information you may not have wanted to put out there.<p>Users who have not disclosed their phone numbers, home addresses or personal emails …

Google Glass Gets Prescription Options With Four Titanium Frame Styles And Shades

Google has taken the step that many asked for regarding its Google Glass head-mounted computer – it introduced prescription frames for the device, via an update to the Google Glass website. Google has created four different varieties of frames that should fit the fashion tastes of a number of …

BlackBerry 10 gets upgraded lock screen, group messaging functions with latest update

BlackBerry announced the launch of the latest version of its BlackBerry 10 operating system today. Version 10.2.1, which will be delivered to all BlackBerry 10 device users starting today, includes a number of enhancements over 10.2, such as a new incoming call screen, better management of the …

Intel’s voice recognition will blow Siri out of the water—because it doesn’t use the cloud

There’s a problem with today’s voice recognition systems: They’re just too slow. Anyone who has waited in frustration while Siri or Google’s Voice Search “thinks” about even the simplest commands knows what I’m talking about.<p>The problem isn’t voice recognition software per se, which is more …

Artificial Intelligence

Teenage hacker creates next-gen crypto-platform

Most people think of bitcoin as a form of money, if they think of bitcoin at all. But 19-year-old hacker Vitalik Buterin sees it as something more -- …

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 …

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 …

Once-in-a-generation winter storm descends on Deep South

A brutal winter freeze began to descend on the Deep South early Tuesday with a huge swath of the region in the crosshairs of a storm that forecasters called "potentially paralyzing."<p>The storm was still in its infancy at 3:30 a.m. ET but meteorologists at The Weather Channel said they already had …