There are many companies vying to fill the void left by Google Reader's upcoming departure. Today at Internet Week New York, Digg's CEO Andrew McLaughlin told the crowd that the company will be offering a Google Reader replacement called Digg Reader, which will have a beta release in June.
During July of last year, Digg was acquired by Betaworks, which is the same company that just bought Instapaper. A few months ago, Digg made its intentions known that they were going to build a Google Reader alternative. ... more
Windows Vista was a significant failure for Microsoft, as not only did it suffer critically and commercially, but it also made people lose faith in company. It seems like Windows 8 might be producing this same effect, as Microsoft's customer satisfaction level has dropped to levels it hasn't been at since Vista launched in 2007.
While the American Customer Satisfaction Index put Microsoft's satisfaction rating at a record high in 2011 with 78 out of 100 points, since the launch of Windows 8 in 2012, this number has since dropped ... more
Apple confirmed today that it will be holding its WWDC keynote presentation on June 10, the opening day of the five day conference.
The news comes as no surprise since Apple always chooses to kick-off the conference with its keynote. Other news about the keynote such as who will be speaking and what exactly will be unveiled are still unknown. We do, however, know for sure that Apple will show off its next version of OS X and iOS at the presentation. Newly updated Macbook Airs with Intel's Haswell ... more
Microsoft doesn't seem quite done bashing the iPad. The company has released another ad that pits the Asus VivoTab Smart against Apple's tablet, following up yesterday's ad which made fun of the limitations of Siri.
Today's ad focuses on comparing a number of features between the two tablets. It shows off how the size and weight of the Asus are better, and then how it is better at things like running Office or mulltitasking. The best diss comes at the end of the video, where each tablet tries to print ... more
While Apple is known not to spend as much money lobbying Washington as other large corporations, it seems as though the company is on track to significantly increase this spending amount, by doubling it to $4 million this year.
Apple's increase in spending comes at a time where the U.S. government has been much tighter on the company, having recently grilled Tim Cook and his company for allegedly having avoided paying $9 billion in U.S. taxes by keeping $100 billion in oversea accounts, despite companies like General Electric ... more
Google has been logging data about popular search trends for quite a while with its Hot Searches page, but now you can see all the hot trends in a sleek full-screen visualization. The full-screen hot trend visualizer shows the same data, but in a full-screen grid that keeps updating.
You can easily change which country you want to see hot trends for at the bottom of the screen, and Google says that it updates trending searches as they happen so you're always seeing the most up-to-date hot trends.
Along with ... more
Evernote has just been updated to include a new feature for the Mac, iOS, and web versions of the service. The new update introduces Reminders, which includes the three most requested features that will keep users on task and remind you to update and add new notes.
Evernote Reminders includes three features:
In-app and email Alarms
Quick note based to-do lists
Pinning notes to the top of your note list
Here's how it works: You can easily add a Reminder to any note by tapping on the new alarm clock icon that you'll find at ... more
Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods in the U.S. only, is going mobile with a brand new iOS app. Before now, Nextdoor was only available through the browser but a mobile app has been one of the most popular requests from users. Nextdoor is already available in more than 12,600 neighborhoods across the U.S. in over 50 states.
If you've never heard of Nextdoor, here's a little background information for you. Nextdoor is like a virtual neighborhood watch for the digital era. It's a private environment that is ... more
Rovio's Angry Birds Space first launched in the App Store last March and today, for the first time, you can get the game for free on both the iPhone and iPad. It probably won't last long so you should download it now while you have the chance. It's likely that this title is going free with Apple's Free App of the Week promotion, which means you'll only have seven days to get the game for free if that's the case.If you're one of the few people who haven't yet given ... more
Photo Movie Maker Pro lets you weave photos and music to create memorable movies in no time. Just drag in your photos and music, and Photo Movie Maker Pro will provide the themes and slideshow effects to create something truly stunning. You can also edit your photos right in the app, making the process that much easier. For a limited time, you can get Photo Movie Maker Pro for Mac for half-price, only $19.99. You can grab it here.
I love the thinness of the iPhone 5, but hate how fragile the device can be at times. Though I don’t drop my iPhone often, it has happened, and the only thing that has saved my mobile connection to the world is my case. As a frequent iPod, iPhone and
Two hundred and ten days, 22 hours, 33 minutes and 22 seconds No that’s not how long since the last Fast and the Furious sequel, it is the excruciating time lapsed since the last major Apple product launch. On October 23, 2012, the world was a kinder and more joyous