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MacBook Pro with Retina display 13-inch vs. 15-inch: Which powerful Mac laptop should you get?

Starting at $1,299, the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro comes equipped with a 2.7 GHz dual-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM and 128 of PCI Express-based flash …

Pay Attention, Snapchat! China’s WeChat Messaging App Does E-Commerce Well.

American messaging services could learn a thing or two from WeChat.<p>The mobile-focused app is massively popular in China and spreading quickly abroad; …

Apps

Going Paperless | Jamie Todd Rubin

Five Best Document Scanners for Going Paperless

Not every scanner is a great one if you're thinking about going paperless. You need a good one that'll handle all the documents, receipts, and …

Paperless Office

Want To Go Paperless? Avoid These 4 Big Mistakes

Resolved to go paperless but want to do it the smart way? In this article we’ll cover 4 big mistakes you might be making in your quest to go …

Ultimate guide to the paperless office

You have no excuse for being buried under paper these days. The tools to digitize most or all of your pile are readily at hand and very affordable. We’re not exactly a paperless society yet, but this guide will help you get to <i>less</i> paper, and that’s a step in several right directions: increased …

Going Paperless: A Framework for Searching in Evernote

One of the most frequently-asked questions I get in my capacity as Evernote’s Ambassador for Paperless Lifestyle is how I organize my notebooks and …

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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 …

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Google Mistakenly Leaks Revamped Maps Service

There’s been speculation that Google will launch a revamped version of its Map service at Google I/O this week, and, according to new screenshots that leaked this morning, we can expect to see revamped platform with a new user interface and integration with more Google services.<p>Droid Life spotted a …

Tesla eyes 'autopilot' partnership with Google

Tesla, the electric car maker, has been in talks with Google about the development of a self-driving car, the former's CEO revealed Tuesday.<p>In a Bloomberg interview, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that his company has "had some technical discussions with Google" about the search giant's self-driving car …

Google Adds Notification Center to Chromium for Mac

Over the last few months, the Chrome OS notification center was ported to Chromium and then to Chrome Canary, but the feature was limited to just Windows. Now it looks like the first attempts to do the same for OS X, at least in Chromium, have surfaced, paving the way for Google Now to arrive on …

Amazon Cloud Player app gets support for Ford’s voice-controlled SYNC AppLink platform

Following Spotify’s update early last month, Amazon has updated its Cloud Player iOS app today with support for Ford’s voice-controlled SYNC AppLink platform that allows users to control supported apps on their smartphones through voice commands and buttons on the steering wheel. The update brings …

Nest buys MyEnergy, giving users more data on power usage

Nest, makers of the Learning Thermostat, said Tuesday that it has bought MyEnergy, a move geared towards helping customers and utilities alike get a better handle on power usage.<p>In a release, Nest said that MyEnergy has built a nationwide user base with an online service that provides users with a …

Foxconn's Push Into Televisions Hints at Preparation for Possible Apple Television

<i>The New York Times</i> reports on Foxconn's efforts to diversify its business, recognizing that while Apple is and will remain an important customer currently responsible for about 40% of Foxconn's revenue, it needs to tap into other markets in order to improve its own stability.<p>One major push for …

Denon launches 4K ‘AVR-X4000’ AV receiver with AirPlay, Spotify, and iOS remote control app

There might not be many of us yet with a pricey 4K TV set, and even less 4K content to go around, but today Denon is launching its latest line up of ‘INCOMMAND’ network-connected AV receivers that now support 4K pass-through and upscaling. The new Made for iPhone certified AVR-X4000 includes …

Apple Nears 50 Billion App Store Downloads, Plans Giveaway

Apple said on Thursday that it is approaching 50 billion downloads from its App Store.<p>As has become customary for such events, Apple is prepping a …

Google games gets new chief as Noah Falstein joins team

Google has quietly found itself a Chief Game Designer, installing Noah Falstein – who counts LucasArts, Dreamworks Interactive, and more among his …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

US defense dept prepares to let Apple and Samsung challenge BlackBerry over contracts

BlackBerry, long a fixture in the Pentagon, could shortly face huge challenges from Apple and Samsung for contracts to sell millions of smartphones …

How To Download The Entire Google Fonts Catalog

Google’s massive collection of free and open-source fonts, Google Fonts, has grown in popularity since launching over two years ago. The quality of the typefaces available may vary greatly, but if you’re in search of new fonts, Google Fonts is still an excellent place to look.<p>Google has made the …

Facebook profits rise despite drop in US visitors to its website

The Facebook website has lost 10 million visitors in the US and seen no growth in monthly visitors in the UK over the past year, according to data …

No. 1: Bill Gates

Net Worth: $67 billionBill Gates, the world's most generous person, has already given more than $28 billion, but said in his fifth annual letter for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that the total amount invested is less important than precise measures of impact, like child mortality rates. …

In iOS 7, Apple wants to own your car’s console with Maps and Siri integration

Apple plans to move aggressively into the in-car integration space later this year, according to multiple people familiar with the initiative. Apple is working with car makers to deeply embed iOS’s Maps and Siri services into cars, according to these people. While companies sell accessories to …

Apple Stores: The Phenomenon in Figures (Infographic)

- Apr 30, 2013<p>Apple’s retail program is truly something to marvel at, in terms of its mind-blowing pace of growth, and its unprecedented success in …

Jawbone Releases API for Developers, Buys BodyMedia

Jawbone today launched a new API for developers, called the Up Platform. The API can deliver all of the data that the Jawbone UP collects, including steps taken, distance traveled, calories consumed, and sleep quality for use in third party apps. It is also able to incorporate data from those apps …

AT&T introduces new $100 phone trade-in program

AT&T will roll out a new trade-in program tomorrow allowing its customers to upgrade to a new high end (i)Phone with $100 of free spending money if you give them your old phone (restrictions apply).<p>Beginning May 1, consumers who trade in their current smartphone to AT&T* will be eligible to receive …

Joining the rest of America, Apple goes billions of dollars into debt

It seems somewhat counterintuitive, but the public company with the largest stockpile of cash in the world—Apple, sitting on $145 billion—is borrowing billions of dollars in the financial markets today.<p>Why? While the company owns a lot of cash, a significant chunk of it is kept overseas, making it …

Little Snitch updated to 3.1 with Automatic Profile Switching and more

Developers Objective Development just announced a nice update to its extremely popular network and application monitoring tool known as ‘Little Snitch’. For those of you unfamiliar, Little Snitch allows users to set up rules that control network access for specific apps and services, allowing you …