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Growing App Industry Has Developers Racing To Keep Up

April 17, 2014


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By Andrew Wyrich The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) (MCT) Smartphone application developers say they are challenged by the glut of apps as well as the need to update their software to keep up with evolving phone technology, making creative pricing strategies essential to finding their niche. “The co...

In The Digital Age, What’s Old Is New Again For Some

In The Digital Age, What’s Old Is New Again For Some

April 17, 2014


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By Maria Recio McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — Ralph Nader looks like the original geek. Intense, driven, focused on detail, slightly disheveled, the consumer advocate and former presidential candidate has a large electronic footprint on the Internet and social media. ...

Microsoft Extends Reach Into TV Pogramming Via Xbox

Janet I. Tu

April 14, 2014


Filed under Technology

It wasn’t so long ago that broadcast and cable networks were just about the only companies vying to produce original programming. Now more and more tech companies want in on the action, from Netflix and Amazon.com to Microsoft, Sony and, reportedly, Yahoo. Microsoft’s efforts will accelerate...

Bitcoin Gets Easier For Consumers To Buy, Spend

Bitcoin Gets Easier For Consumers To Buy, Spend

Heather Somerville

April 10, 2014


Filed under Technology

It’s getting easier for consumers to buy and spend bitcoin, the cybercurrency that has captured much of the tech world. With each passing month, entrepreneurs are rolling out new technology for consumers to buy and store bitcoin, shop online with the virtual currency and send it to friends. Last...

Building An Indoor 3-D Map On The Spot, Via Smartphone

Building An Indoor 3-D Map On The Spot, Via Smartphone

Steve Alexander

March 20, 2014


Filed under Technology

The view from the basement laboratory is breathtaking. Not the one out the tiny windows of the half-underground office. It’s on a smartphone that computer science Prof. Stergios Roumeliotis is using while walking around the depths of the University of Minnesota’s Walter Library. On the screen, a three-d...

Apple Upgrades Low-Cost iPad Option, Offers Cheaper iPhone 5C

Apple Upgrades Low-Cost iPad Option, Offers Cheaper iPhone 5C

Jeremy C. Owens

March 20, 2014


Filed under Technology

As Google’s Android operating system chips away at Apple’s market share in tabloids and smartphones, the world’s most valuable company announced Tuesday that a newer iPad model will be offered at a reduced price and a cheaper iPhone is on sale in certain markets outside the United States. In...

Tech Review: A Strong Range Of New Bluetooth Tracking Devices

Jim Rossman

March 20, 2014


Filed under Technology

Most of you are familiar with some popular uses of Bluetooth, such as wireless keyboards or mice. You also know Bluetooth as a term used to describe those small earpieces that help you make hands-free calls. If you have a fairly new car, it may have a Bluetooth link to connect your smartphone to make...

New Video Games Aim To Be Deeper Than First-Person Shooters

New Video Games Aim To Be Deeper Than First-Person Shooters

By Todd Martens

February 25, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Technology, Video Games

Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Miguel Oliveira is developing a video game in a tiny apartment near the University of Southern California, worlds away from the high-tech studios of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. He works on a laptop surrounded by folding chairs and red plastic cups. The...

Samsung Announces Galaxy S5 With Fingerprint Scanner

Samsung Announces Galaxy S5 With Fingerprint Scanner

February 24, 2014


Filed under Business, Technology

By Salvador Rodriguez Los Angeles Times (MCT) Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S5, the latest version of its flagship smartphone. The device includes a fingerprint scanner and will go on sale in April. Unlike in previous years, when Samsung announced new Galaxy S models with larger and larg...

Google opens talks on expanding Fiber home Internet service

Google opens talks on expanding Fiber home Internet service

By Brandon Bailey

February 20, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Technology

San Jose Mercury News (MCT) Google is inviting 34 cities around the country to begin talks on joining the gigabit-speed home Internet service known as Google Fiber, in a move that promises lightning-fast downloads to millions of consumers while transforming a former sideline into a substantial b...

Do smartphone traffic apps really work?

Do smartphone traffic apps really work?

By Katie Humphrey

February 20, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Technology, Travel

Do smartphone traffic apps really work? Mobile apps promise real-time traffic info, but — honk! honk! — picking the best route is still a gamble. It’s the commuter’s constant question: Stay the course despite the traffic jam or stray in search of a faster route? Winter weather only...

Dreamweaver and Fireworks: Creating a Website

Dreamweaver and Fireworks: Creating a Website

Karly Liska, Reporter

February 13, 2014


Filed under Campus, Technology

If you want to learn the basics of creating a Dreamweaver website and using Fireworks, Dreamweaver and Fireworks, INFO 1730, is the right class for you.  The class is split into eight weeks for each computer program and the teacher, Gigi Simonsen, takes you through the lessons step-by-step.  After Mrs. Simons...

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