Jennifer Usener

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Sonos releases redesigned iPhone & iPad apps w/ universal search & more

First launched a couple months back as a beta for Android users, Sonos today announced that its redesigned mobile app for iPhone and iPad users is now available. On top of a streamlined interface with a darker color palette (pictured above), the app also introduces a new universal search feature …

From Former Amazon Execs, Pro.com Tells You How Much That Home Project Will Cost

Pro.com promises it can calculate how much a job will cost before you even commit to talking to a service provider.<p>There are many websites that try to connect people to service providers who will come fix up their homes: Thumbtack, Handybook, Redbeacon (bought by Home Depot), Porch.com, …

Sidewall displays the next frontier in Apple iPhone design?

A recently granted patent application describes a method by which Apple would place OLED or other flexible displays around the sides of a mobile device.<p>Apple's iPhones and other devices might eventually feature technology that would extend their screens around the sides of the devices, if a newly …

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Beats Music had only 111k subscribers in March, claims music blog

If a leaked royalties report posted by a musician’s blog is genuine, Beats Music subscribers certainly played no part in Apple’s presumed decision to acquire the company. The report appears to indicate that the service paid first quarter royalties to musicians based on total subscriber numbers of …

Nokia, Motorola hedge smartphone allegiances

Commentary: With Nokia and Motorola changing hands, Android and Windows Phone have opportunities to branch out.<p>Many of the leading handset vendors have a hand -- or at least a pinky -- in both the Android and Windows Phone worlds.<p>A year ago, Motorola and Nokia were the two handset brands with the …

Mobile Technology

Moto E Specs, price, and availability

Motorola just one-upped itself, at least when it comes to the value for cost ratio. We all thought the Moto G was amazing for its price (and massive sales throughout the world prove that customers agree), but the brand new Moto E is even cheaper.<p>Announced minutes ago, the Moto E is Motorola’s phone …

Mobile Technology

EU Court Rules Google Must Give Individuals “Right To Be Forgotten” (Or Not To Be Found)

TechCrunch contributor Andrew Keen has long argued the “Internet needs to learn to forget“, but I’m not sure this latest EU ruling is quite what he had in mind.<p>The European Court Of Justice has ruled that Google must respect the “right to be forgotten” and, at the request of private individuals, …