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Bawte Helps You Catalog And Take Care Of Your Stuff

Buying a new gadget or appliance can suck up a surprising amount of time. Going shopping and unboxing your new purchase is exciting, but then you have to deal with making sure all its paperwork–receipts, warranties, user manuals–are organized and safely filed away. Bawte, a new iOS app, wants to …

Find'Em Tracking: A Very Thin Bluetooth Tracker

There’s no shortage of gadgets designed to help you <i>never</i> lose your belongings. Take the Cobra Tag for instance, a Bluetooth-enabled fob that you can clip to anything and connects with your phone to tell you if either the phone or the fob-connected object move out of range of each other. There are …

Windows Phone to be fastest growing mobile OS, says IDC

Microsoft's mobile OS will surge, after a fashion, amid slower growth for the smartphone industry as a whole, predicts research firm IDC.<p>Windows Phone could be the only major mobile OS to see a gain in market share in the next few years.<p>Released Wednesday, IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone …

Mobile

ETA For iPhone Offers A Simpler Way To Get Driving Times & Directions To Your Favorite Places

Looking for a quicker way to find the drive time between two or more points, and optionally get directions? Google Maps may still be everyone’s go-to mapping application on mobile, but a new iPhone app called ETA is launching today to offer a simpler, faster and generally less cumbersome experience.<p>…

H-P Lands $32M Cyber Security Contract From Dept. of Homeland Security

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) won a $32.4 million cyber security contract on Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to provide software security product licenses for 33 federal civilian government agencies.<p>The agreement comes as the U.S. government continues to struggle to defend itself …

Report: Verizon Uncovers Two More Retail Breaches After Huge Target Hack

Verizon (VZ) is reportedly investigating two more breaches at retailers that appear to have been hacked at the same time as the massive holiday data breach at Target (TGT).<p>According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Verizon contacted the unnamed retailers last week.<p>It's not clear which retailers may be …

Connected Car App Automatic Gets Even Smarter With IFTTT Integration

Automatic’s driving assistant, which combines a small hardware device with a mobile application in order to track, analyze, and even potentially improve your driving capabilities, is getting a whole lot smarter today with new support for IFTTT technology. That’s the online service where you can …

Kahuna Raises $11M To Push Notifications For Yahoo And The New England Patriots

“The Wild West with spam cannons” is how Kahuna cofounder Adam Marchick describes push notifications that pop up on your phone from applications that you’ve downloaded. Only 2% of users typically responded to messages, which can feel invasive or just out-of-touch.<p>Kahuna’s CEO says his company has …

Apple Makes Big Improvements In iOS Management Tools For Enterprise And Education

Apple has been busy in the IT department. Today, it released a slew of improvements and alterations to its large-scale deployment tools for education and enterprise customers.<p>Some of the tweaks get way out in the weeds of deployment strategies, so they’ll only be really exciting for the actual pros …

Uber Denies Text Message That Suggests It Withheld Cars 'To Make Earnings Higher' On Valentine's Day

The message, which was overheard by a passenger via the car's loudspeaker, could be interpreted to mean that Uber purposely withheld vehicles to drive up demand at the expense of customers. Worse, it said Uber did so to make its own earnings higher.<p>It read:<p>UberX is very close to SURGE. It's …

Transportation

Sony to shutter two-thirds of its US stores

Sony Electronics is closing 20 of its 31 US-based store locations, the Japanese consumer electronics giant announced this afternoon. The news follows layoffs at Sony affecting approximately 5,000 employees worldwide; it's unclear if European or Asian Sony stores are affected by today's news (we've …

Google’s first Ara developers kits and conference are coming soon

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Motorola<p>Developers interested in creating their own features for Google’s Ara customizable phone project will soon get …

Justice Department asks to keep phone records longer as evidence in anti-NSA lawsuits

The Obama administration is asking permission to hold onto the NSA's database of phone records for longer than five years because of lawsuits from the EFF, ACLU, and others, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports. In a request to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the Department of Justice asked …