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Auction-based eBay has recently revamped its site with a new page that looks an awful lot like popular social networking site Pinterest. This new feed is designed to showcase products that eBay thinks a user will be interested in purchasing. Data from previous purchases and search history is used by eBay to learn about the kinds of things a user likes, and then it crafts a page that shows off products in a way that is more stylish than we are used to.
There are hundreds of applications out there for movie lovers on iPhone. Some of them are fantastic, and some leave much to be desired. For me, a movie app needs to have a few key features or I will quickly move on to something better. It needs to give me movie reviews, showtimes, trailers, and DVD releases. If an app does these things well I will be interested. If it performs these functions, along with some other awesome stuff, then I will be really impressed.
Google’s efforts to take over every form of media and entertainment have taken another big step forward with the announcement that Google Play movies, TV shows, and music will be available on Google TV. This brings the service to yet another level of usability.
Google Chrome’s download bar hangs around until a user manually closes it or closes the browser altogether. For some users, this comes in handy because it allows them to open downloads quickly without having to go to the downloads page in Chrome or open the folder where their downloads go when finished. For some it […]
Are you looking for an easy to way to let family, friends, and colleagues know when you will be meeting them? Twist is a cool iPhone application that automatically alerts people of your estimated time of arrival, so they will know exactly when you will show up at your destination. No longer will friends be waiting for […]
Fans of BBC Radio can take their music with them wherever they go with the launch of their new iPlayer Radio app. Users can listen to all of their favorite BBC Radio stations on their iOS devices with the launch of this brand new application. Apparently, BBC has been working on releasing this mobile radio application for over a year.
The latest World of Warcraft expansion has been on the market for a couple weeks, and I have been able to spend far too many hours playing it. I started playing WOW again a few months ago, before I even knew that Mists of Pandaria existed, and I could not be happier with my decision. There is so much to do in WOW, and this new expansion makes it all even better.
For network administrators, or anyone looking for an easy way to find out more details about a wireless network, ezNetScan is the perfect Android app for you. It is packed with features that help you find out all kinds of valuable information about your current WiFi network. It is simple enough to use, and offers […]
Camera Awesome, which has over seven million downloads of its iPhone application, is following in the footsteps of Camera+ by releasing an iPad version of their photography application. The key difference between Camera Awesome and Camera+ is the emphasis on taking pictures. Camera+ does allow you to take photos, but its main emphasis is on editing pictures already taken.
There is a new hoax making its way around Facebook, and there is a good chance you have already seen it. The post implores Facebook users to repost it by midnight to avoid Facebook’s new monthly charge. According to the post, Facebook has implemented a new, three-tier pricing structure that will go into effect tomorrow (the date is not relevant, it says tomorrow no matter when it’s posted). The proposed prices range from $9.99 a month for gold to $3.99 a month for bronze. The post makes no mention of what features users supposedly get for these tiers.
Twitter is huge. You cannot watch a commercial or Presidential debate without someone mentioning Twitter. Of course, Twitter is built into iOS and it seems like almost anything you do on the device can be tweeted to the world. Of course, with all that extra stuff in the Twitter universe, there is still the Twitter app. All too often the official Twitter app is lost in a sea of third-party tweeting solutions.
If you are a freelance worker, than you will know that determining a fair price can be a real challenge. You do not want to be underpaid for your time, but you also don’t want to charge so much that you are no longer competitive with other members of your field. The iOS app MyPrice […]
If you are a surfer, than you know how devastating it can be to show up to your favorite spot only to find the conditions less than favorable. This can put a real damper on your day. If you want to be able to keep track of the surfing conditions in your area, Wisuki is […]
If you manage a Facebook page for a website or company, the new update for Page Manager on iOS should make you quite happy. The main feature of this new version applies to Apple iPad users. For whatever reason, the old app did not support usage in landscape mode, but this new update has rectified the situation. It is more of a convenience move, and won’t really change the way you do business on Facebook, but it certainly looks nice.
If you own an Android device, this is a program you are going to want to check out. It is sort of like iTunes, but for Android and without all of the restrictions. It does everything you could want an Android desktop companion to do, and it does it in an incredibly easy, streamlined way. […]