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  • Blue Apps Are All Around But Blue Tones Get Less Of A Role In iOS 7′s Psychedelic Redesign

    Blue Apps Are All Around But Blue Tones Get Less Of A Role In iOS 7′s Psychedelic Redesign

    Why are so many apps blue? The obvious answer is many tech brands contain blue in their logo or tradedress. But why? What's with the love of blue tones? I ask because the number of blue icons on my phone has reached a kind of tipping point where I'm often firing up the wrong (blue) app. Apple's iOS 7 redesign is also pushing away from using lots of blue, towards a more balanced multicoloured look. Read More

  • Windows 8.1 Will Be A Free Update For Windows 8 and Windows RT Users, Public Preview To Launch June 26

    Windows 8.1 Will Be A Free Update For Windows 8 and Windows RT Users, Public Preview To Launch June 26

    Windows Blue will be called Windows 8.1 and will launch as a public preview on June 26, Microsoft revealed today. While the company remains mum about what exactly we can expect from Windows 8.1 (boot to desktop? the return of the Start menu?), Microsoft says that Windows 8.1 "will help [it] to deliver the next generation of PCs and tablets with our OEM partners and to deliver the experiences… Read More

  • Google Introduces “Gmail Blue” — It’s Completely Blue, Because Brown Was a “Disaster”

    Google Introduces “Gmail Blue” — It’s Completely Blue, Because Brown Was a “Disaster”

    The Google April Fool’s train continues with the announcement of “Gmail Blue.” Yes, it’s a version of Google’s email service where everything is the color blue. The YouTube one from earlier was OK, and the Nose one was just so-so, but I’d actually use this product if it existed, especially since it took six years to “develop the technology.” Can you… Read More

  • Microsoft Announces Its Next Build Developer Conference: June 26-28 In San Francisco

    Microsoft Announces Its Next Build Developer Conference: June 26-28 In San Francisco

    Build is Microsoft’s developer conference for its Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Server and Azure platforms, and the company just announced that Build 2013 will take place June 26-28 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Registration will open Tuesday, April 2, at 9am PT, and early-bird pricing for the first 500 registrants starts at $1,595. As Steve Guggenheimer, Microsoft’s… Read More

  • The Weekly Good: Random Acts Of Kindness With #GiveMondays

    The Weekly Good: Random Acts Of Kindness With #GiveMondays

    What if you found a blue envelope outside and it had a few dollars in it that you could use on whatever you like, say a coffee on Monday? This is a possibility with a new initiative that took off in London and is starting to spread itself throughout the world. Read More

  • Swiss Army Victorinox Dive Master 500 Mechanical Watch Review

    Swiss Army Victorinox watches are very important to the watch industry in my opinion. For many people not familiar with the greater breadth of offerings from the watch industry, these Swiss timepieces are a creamy options when wanting a piece that combines good design, sporty styling, and solid value. As a kid I grew up knowing about Swiss Army watches, and not so secretly wanted one. I recall in… Read More

  • New Microsoft Blue Track Mouse spotted on Amazon?

    New Microsoft Blue Track Mouse spotted on Amazon?

    Microsoft might just have a little surprise up their sleeve. First, Redmond teases, and entices, us on their hardware website with an upcoming announcement message. “9.9.08 – Say Goodbye to Lasers.” All right, oh creator of the first laser mouse, what are we going to say “Hello” to then.  Then these images were spotted on Germany’s Amazon site showing a mouse… Read More

  • Acer Aspire 'Gemstone Blue' series details

    Acer Aspire 'Gemstone Blue' series details

    Here’s a little more information about Acer’s new Gemstone Blue notebook series. First up, there are two models; the Aspire 8920G and the Aspire 6920G. Both feature an Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo processor and Vista Ultimate or Home Premium and up to 4GB of DDR2 667MHz memory, depending on your tastes. Both also have an integrated webcam, fingerprint reader, draft-N wireless, Bluetooth… Read More

  • Live from the Acer 'Blue' announcement

    Live from the Acer 'Blue' announcement

    Our intrepid editor in chief John D. Biggs is live at the Acer announcement. I’ll be updating the info in this post as we get it… Read More

  • Acer announcing new 'Blue' notebook concept today

    Acer announcing new 'Blue' notebook concept today

    In a little over five hours, Acer will be announcing a new notebook concept called “Blue”. I’d expect this to be along the lines of a UMPC or ultraportable notebook. If it is a UMPC of some type, it’ll be interesting to see how it differentiates itself from other UMPCs on the market. Acer president Gianfranco Lanci told me last September that Acer wasn’t planning on… Read More

 
  • AT&T Increases Fee For Using Grandfathered Plans

    AT&T Increases Fee For Using Grandfathered Plans

    Still on one of AT&T’s old school TDMA plans? AT&T wants you off and pronto. The new rate for using grandfathered plans that have been discontinued is now $9.99, a $5 increase over the old rate. Word is that AT&T is even decreasing service and coverage for these customers to lure them off of the old plans so they can start cashing in. If you want something done, just do it. Send… Read More