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Google Voice Search Coming To Chrome For iOS In A Few Days

Google started rolling out voice search functionally for Chrome on the desktop earlier today, and now the company has revealed that the same feature is headed to iOS. Chrome for iOS will be receiving voice search in the App Store in the next few days.<p>You can now speak your searches into the …

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Square Cash appears on invite-only site, lets you send money with an email

Square's been venturing beyond those tiny credit card swipers as of late. Last week, the company introduced its nifty $299 Stand POS system for iOS, and now it appears to be branching out to individuals, with a to-be-announced service called Square Cash. There's not much info to share at this point …

Viber releases Mac app for its messaging and VoIP platform, now 200 million users strong

Viber, the company behind the extremely popular free messaging and VoIP mobile apps for iOS and Android, today took another step towards offering a true Skype alternative by releasing native desktop apps for both Mac and PC.<p>Not only do the new desktop apps sync and integrate seamlessly with the …

BlackBerry CEO Questions Future of Tablets

BlackBerry Chief Executive Officer Thorsten Heins said the popularity of tablet computers may wane, an indication the company may shelve a follow-up …

Square Register gets kitchen tickets & barcode scanning on iPad + new UI, custom tipping, more on iPhone

The Square Register app was updated today with a number of new features for merchants on top of a redesigned UI for the iPhone app. Merchants running the Square Register POS app on their iPad will now have access to barcode scanning with the ability to sync a Bluetooth barcode scanner, new easy …

If Apple loyalty holds up, iPhone will surpass Android in U.S. market share by 2015

Whenever I stumble upon a survey predicting that Apple’s iPhone will loose traction to not just Android, but Windows Phone as well, my blood starts …

Facebook Rethinks Brand Pages On Mobile

Facebook Product Design Manager Jasper Hauser explains why the social network has replaced its one-size-fits-all timelines with category-specific Pages for brands, businesses, and organizations on mobile.<p>CNN, Starbucks, New York City, and the Lakers have, until today, all been using the same Pages …

Apple posts $9.5 billion net profit in Q2 2013: sells 19.5 million iPads, 37.4 million iPhones

Apple has been on a roll for, well, almost as long as we can remember. Basically since the debut of the iMac, the company has been riding a rocket ship back from the brink of irrelevance. The iPod, iPhone and iPad have all led it to post record quarter, after record quarter, after record quarter. …

LG is building a washing machine that doesn't use water

Still not charmed by LG's robo-vacuum? Well, the Korean electronics manufacturer has plenty more appliances up its capacious sleeves, including a washing machine that won't require water. Alas, Senior Vice President for LG Electronics Home Appliance Division, Kevin Cha, wasn't willing to divulge to …

Sold, a new iOS app created by a team of MIT Media Lab graduates, aims to alleviate the drag of selling stuff online by handling most of the details for you. http://trib.al/34Rp732

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Spotify Master

The digital music revolution continues at a frenetic pace — we'd only just turned in our CDs for MP3s when streaming services came along to upturn …

Facebook Introduces “Home,” “A New Category Of Experiences” For Android, Available April 12, Says Mark Zuckerberg

Forget about checking Facebook on your iPhone or Android app. Or waiting until you get home. The social network introduced its own addition to the Android operating system in a highly anticipated announcement today, called “Home.”<p>Home, which will be available on some phones beginning April 12, is a …

Happy Birthday, iPad! When You Were Born, Everyone Hated You!

“Not the company’s next huge growth story. Not now, anyway.”<p>“It’s a nice reader, but there’s nothing on the iPad I look at and say, ‘Oh, I wish Microsoft had done it.’” – Bill Gates

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Analyst sees Apple television with 'iRing' motion controller and 'mini iTV' secondary screen

A rumored standalone television set from Apple dubbed iTV continues to be the subject of tremendous speculation, with one analyst recently citing …

Study: More Young Adults Tuning Out Terrestrial Radio While Driving

Turn on and tune out: More young people (ages 13 to 35) are listening to Internet radio in their cars, despite the broad and ready availability of …

10 Job Skills Startups Will Kill For

<i>Scott Gerber is the founder of Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only organization comprised of promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC's</i> …

Smartisan OS unveiled in China, takes a fresh approach to Android UI design

Following the likes of Meizu and Xiaomi, another star is born in the Chinese smartphone market. In fact, some may already know the man behind this new Android-based Smartisan OS: Luo Yonghao, a self-taught ex-English teacher (and later becoming the principal of his own English school until last …