Rumor: Thunderbolt to arrive in PCs around April 2012

December 31st, 2011 No Comments »

A report at Digitimes claims Intel may have plans to expand its Thunderbolt technology to the PC industry. Intel has apparently notified their partners that the company intends is to “fully release” a motherboard equipped with Thunderbolt around April of 2012. This opens the doors of opportunity for other companies such as HP and Dell [...]

Free iOS apps and sales for the new year

December 31st, 2011 No Comments »

With the holidays mostly gone (I’m not entirely sure what holidays compose “the holidays”), it’s time to start thinking of yourself for the coming year. That’ll mean resolutions, but first, it means rewarding yourself with some great apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Here’s our roundup of free iOS apps and sales up to [...]

New Year’s OS X app sales

December 31st, 2011 No Comments »

The holiday sales don’t end with Christmas, of course. Many good ones carry up through to the new year and beyond, so we’ve gathered those up from four Christmas roundups and have added a few new ones to give you great savings from companies such as Mariner, Global Delight, Eltima and Steam. Check them out, [...]

Where to watch New Year’s on Times Square live online

December 30th, 2011 No Comments »

What would New Year’s be without the traditional Times Square party? People in New York City have been watching the ball drop at midnight for more than a hundred years, and millions from all over the U.S. have been glued to their TV screens for decades to catch a glimpse of the action.
This year, the [...]

Free Apps Roundup for December 30, 2011

December 30th, 2011 No Comments »

It’s almost the end of 2011, and I say let’s wrap up the year with just a few more free apps to keep that home screen of yours full. Yes, it’s been quite the year for the App Store, the kind of year that has reminded you why app folders are necessary. I found one [...]

Games for the weekend: 100 Rogues

December 30th, 2011 No Comments »

Games for the Weekend is a weekly feature aimed at helping you avoid doing something constructive with your downtime. Each Friday we’ll be recommending a game for Mac, iPhone or iPad that we think is awesome enough to keep you busy until Monday, at least.
100 Rogues ($0.99, Universal) is a role-playing game that challenges the bond [...]

The 10 stories that defined tech in 2011

December 30th, 2011 No Comments »

While 2011 was a very busy year for the technology industry, the constant rate of innovation and activity in the market shows that things probably won’t slow down in 2012. Below, we’ve rounded up some of GigaOM’s biggest stories of the year — roughly in the order that they occurred — with a bit of [...]

Apple sued over third-party reseller inventory practices

December 30th, 2011 5 Comments »

Apple has an immensely successful self-run retail arm, but it wasn’t always that way. Once, it depended heavily on the kindness of strangers, and those same strangers (third-party resellers) are now bristling at what they see as unfair business practices. The latest example is a new suit by eBizcuss, Apple’s largest reseller in France, which [...]

Quick tip: Use a Bluetooth headset with your iPad for making calls

December 30th, 2011 No Comments »

Previously, we told you how you can use your iPad as a telephone. Using a Bluetooth headset with your iPad makes that idea even more practical. The Jawbone ERA is the one I happen to use, but others like the Jaybird Freedom we recently reviewed should work just as well. Here’s how to get set up, and [...]

iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak available for download.

December 30th, 2011 No Comments »

Following a month of updates from the jailbreaking community, an untethered jailbreak for iOS users has finally been released by the hacker pod2g. The Chronic Dev-Team and iPhone Dev-Team worked together with pod2g to push out the first untethered jailbreak.
The release was issued as a package in the Cydia App Store known as “Corona 5.0.1 [...]

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