Posts Tagged ‘Software’

Practical Traveler: Avoiding a Big Phone Bill When Traveling

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Take the right phone and use the right network. And keep in mind that your smartphone’s apps may rack up huge charges.




State of the Art: Nuance Tweaks Its Dictation Software, Wringing Out Errors

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

The company Nuance offers a new version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, proving that even near-monopolies like to tinker with their products.




App Smart: Seeing the World Through Phone Apps Like Goggles and Layar

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

The apps work best when analyzing bar codes, labels and other inanimate objects that are easily found in images on the Web.




Exemption Will Allow ‘Jailbreaking’ of iPhones

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Owners of iPhones will be able to run applications that have not been approved by Apple.




Microsoft Reports a 48% Rise in Profits

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

The strong performance of Windows and Office software contributed to the company’s record sales of $15.7 billion in its last quarter.




Techmeme Offers Tech News at Internet Speed

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Techmeme uses algorithms to constantly find the latest tech news, and has added a human editor too.




Google’s Do-It-Yourself App Tool

Monday, July 12th, 2010

The company is offering a free software tool to make it easier for people to write applications for Android smartphones.




Apple Blocks Developer from App Store

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Apple removed Thuat Nguyen’s applications after users complained that their accounts had been used to buy his applications without permission.




A Youthful Market Spurns the Wares of Microsoft

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Its recent cancellation of the Kin smartphone adds to a long list of product misfires — from watches to music players — that have plagued Microsoft’s consumer division.




Apple Confesses to Software Bug in the iPhone

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

In response to complaints, Apple said it would fix the way the signal strength is displayed on the new iPhone.




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