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19
Feb

AOL is making $500 million profit from Dial-Up connections still

AOL Dial UpAOL recently released profits amounts for each of its divisions in Q4 2012. It’s Dial-Up division accounts for $500 million dollars of AOL’s profit. Surprised they are making that much from dial-up with its shrinking user base as more and more people are moving to broadband. I assume it would be more popular on Farmland and poor rural areas where they just have phone lines mostly and not cable. Read moreRead more

14
Feb

Kickstarter Launches iOS app

kickstarter-dark Kickstarter is a online site where people can post projects to be funded. They have gained a lot of fame in the past year or two. They have funded over 35,000 projects for a whopping total of $450 million dollars. ‘Bout had a heart attack when I saw that one. Read moreRead more

14
Feb

Exclusive: Facebook testing showing last active time on desktop

fbChatSidebar_bluredFacebook is testing showing last active time on the right side bar on chat. They do this on the mobile apps already, but not on desktop yet. I noticed this today on Facebook desktop, some refreshes show it and some don’t, this is because Facebook has a system to test features with a percentage of page loads, groups of people, etc using a “gatekeeper” system.

Just thought this was sorta interesting and creepy at the same time. Anyways, what do you all think of this feature? Do you like or dislike it, find it useful?

14
Feb

Facebook Promotes gift feature on Valentine’s day

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Around September 2012 Facebook started rolling out a gift feature to its users, that allows you to pick a physical gift for a friend and then pay for it, then Facebook sends them a notification with a preview of the gift along with a virtual Card to the recipient alerting them to enter in their shipping address.

You normally see the option to send a gift when viewing a birthday reminder, and a gift button in the area where you write on someone else’s wall. Read moreRead more

13
Feb

Apple lowers 13″ Retina MacBook Pro Prices

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Apple today announced some updates to its MacBook line up. The 13″ Retina MacBook Pro starts at $1,499 for 128GB of flash storage. The 256GB version with a new 2.6GHz processer starts at $1,699. About 200 dollars cheaper. So that’s great news and I expect that over time Retina MacBook Pro’s prices will eventually become around the same prices as the non-Retina MacBook Pro’s and replace them in the MacBook Product line.
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11
Feb

Twitter LOLCat language setting (Updated)

Twitter has started testing out a new language translation on the site. So instead of plain old English you can change your language to LOLCATZ (Beta). For those who are unfamiliar with lol cats, those are the funny pictures of cats with captions floating around the internet.

But anyways, I decided to try it. Stuff like “Interactions” turn into “INTERACSHUNS”, “Worldwide Trends” turn into “WURLDWIDE TRENDS”, “follows you” becomes “FOLLOWS U” and so on.

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10
Feb

Apple rumored to be making a iOS watch

A watch band on the 2010 iPod Nano

Apple is rumored to be experimenting with wrist watches that would run iOS and feature curved glass. This is just a rumor and the exact feature set is unknown but we can always speculate, and with major news publications relaying these rumours, they may have some truth to them. The source wasn’t named but it seems it could have been an Apple employee familiar with the prototypes who leaked the info, wishing to remain anonymous for obvious reasons.

Corning, the company that makes the Gorilla Glass that is used on the iPhone, announced last year that it has been developing thin flexible glass for the last decade.

Wearable computers are predicted to be the next big thing. I currently wear a Nike FuelBand, Tim Cook, who is on the board of Nike, wears one also. Apple just might be interested in wearable computers too. Read moreRead more

5
Feb

Dell announces plans to go private

Michael Dell

Michael Dell

Dell’s founder Michael Dell announced today that Silver Lake(A firm that invests in technology companies) and he are going to take Dell private again. Michael Dell and Silver Lake will be buying up the company at $13.65 per share. This deal is valued approximately at 24.4 Billion dollars.

By being a private company Dell won’t have to worry about impressing share holders each fiscal quarter. So now they can focus on whatever they want such as trying new interesting things. This is basically like becoming a startup again.

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1
Feb

The New BlackBerry

blackberry-z10-blackThe makers of BlackBerry, recently changed its name to BlackBerry Limited so they can have just one brand, it was formerly RIM(Research In Motion). They also named Alicia Keys as its creative director.

Yes, the singer! Which is great since Ms. Keys connects better with the young hip target audience that they need to compete better with iPhone and Android.
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31
Jan

Stickam is shutting down

Stickam has announced that it’s closing down on January 31 at 11:59 PM, that is tonight. The site posted the news 21 hours ago on its official blog. A short notice, and they didn’t state a reason why they were shutting it down. Read moreRead more

30
Jan

Will Apple have Fingerprint Recognition on the next iPhone?

6a0120a5580826970c017ee418d255970d-800wiThis rumor has been circulating since the iPhone 4 came out. The longing for the ability to unlock your iPhone using only your fingerprint. I mean it would be very interesting, but what if a friend needed to use your phone and you weren’t available to put in your fingerprint? Read moreRead more

29
Jan

128GB Retina iPad

iPadApple today just announced a 128GB iPad, that is twice the storage space of the 64GB iPad. The new version will go on sale next month on February 5th. It’s going to cost $799 for the Wi-Fi only version, and $929 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model. Read moreRead more

28
Jan

iOS 6.1 hit’s the update servers!

iOS update screen

Apple has just released iOS 6.1 today, the latest update to iOS. It brings LTE to 36 additional carriers on iPhone and 23 additional carriers on iPad. iTunes Match subscribers can download individual songs from iCloud now. A new way to reset your advertising tracking Identifier. Seems like the most exciting feature is now you can buy movie tickets with Fandango using Siri(currently in the US only). Read moreRead more

28
Jan

Free Wallpapers!

4sToday we added a free iGeekable wallpapers section. Check it out here or the “Wallpapers” link at the bottom of the page.

Currently we have a wallpaper that is great for your desktop background, and another one covering the iPad and iPad mini. Then the rest cover some of the popular phones such as the iPhone (both 3.5 and 4 inch displays) and the Samsung Galaxy S3.

What other devices would you like to see iGeekable wallpapers for?

27
Jan

Epson WF-3520 Review

Epson WF-3520 BoxAbout 2 weeks ago our old family printer, the Epson Workforce 610, started printing smeared pages. I ran the print head cleaner in the menu, and then for a few prints it was fine, but after that it did it again. I then took it to Geek Squad since we had an extended warranty and about a week later they called saying they couldn’t fix it but that we could pick out a similar one. So the agent let us search for one with similar features on their computer, and this one looked interesting, but was out of stock. It turned out more were coming in, so they held one for us.

So here I am with this new Epson WF-3520, it’s a wireless printer all-in-one copier/fax/scanner that works with Mac, Windows, AirPrint and Google Cloud Print which means all the computers in the house are able to print. Even my iPad can print!

Setup instructionsSetup was pretty easy and simple. Once unboxed, you just plug it in and load in the ink. It’s the kind of printer where each ink cartridge is separates so you have a separate black, magenta, cyan and yellow cartridge. Read moreRead more

24
Jan

Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer Ad

IE AdThis morning I was browsing Twitter and Microsoft released a new ad promoting Internet Explorer 10. The ad didn’t actually show IE itself, only the icon at the end on a Windows Surface tablet. Even though I doubt I’ll switch to Internet Explorer 10, or Windows 8 as my fulltime operating system I think this is the best Microsoft Ad ever made. This is one of those ads that connect to you emotionally  especially if you remember the 90s.

Back when life moved a little slower because we were stuck with 56K dial-up modems and didn’t have Smartphones to always be connected 24/7. Without a smartphone, the only thing buzzing in our pockets was a Tamagotchi. When a troll was your friend. Back before everyone posted pictures of their food on Instagram. Everything was simpler back then. Read moreRead more

24
Jan

Camera Phones

camera_phonesEven since before the age of smart phones, camera phones have been pretty popular. But since the new era, they have really taken off. Even the simplest of phones has a camera on it, as shown above. But has it really become to much. I mean, Nokia has a 16 megapixel camera on a phone. To me that’s ridiculous.

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22
Jan

100% of the senate and 90% of the house are on Twitter

Twitter reported that 100% of the senate and 90% of the house are on Twitter for the 113th Congress compared to the 112th congress which was only 44% of the senate and 35% of the house on Twitter.

Over the past 4 to 6 years, social networks such as Twitter and Facebook have become widely used in American politics. Though people talked about issues and candidates before they were using social networks, it seems that social networks are helping people talk more about politics and brings in people who normally would not talk about politics since social networks give people a larger voice than ever before, and make it simple and convenient. Read moreRead more

21
Jan

Atari files for bankruptcy

Atari, one of the pioneers in gaming announced today that they filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. They are aiming to keep the US operations separate from the french parent holding company Atari SA. Within the next few months they are going to sell their assets such as Pong, Asteroids, Missile Command and other titles. They may even sell their logo, leaving them with just a name.

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21
Jan

Watch the Inauguration Live

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If you want to watch the inauguration live, There’s an app for that. I’m not an extremely political person, but I do find the Inauguration interesting. The app idea is pretty smart for people who want to watch it on the go or at work. The app is available for iPhone and Android.

Oh, and I’m watching on the app. You can download the app on the Apple App Store, and Google Play store for free.

Source: RedmondPie