News@Noon: Tasty Tech Snacks

A curated list of today’s most interesting tech news to snack on over your lunch break. Instagram Lands on Windows Phone (Minus Video) We wanted to make Instagram available to people with Windows Phones as quickly as possible, so we focused on creating an awesome experience with Instagram’s core features. We’re not finished, and our team will continue developing the …

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For The iOS7 Haters…

A lot of people dislike iOS 7. They can’t stand it. They are passionate about hating it. Even rabid Apple fans. I don’t quite get it, though I am trying to understand where they are coming from. Personally, I love iOS 7. To me, the obvious reason almost any non-designer, regular user doesn’t like iOS 7 is because they are …

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MyCharge Peak, Sojourn and Voyage: Never Be Without Power Again

As I use my mobile devices more and more, it seems like my batteries last less and less. That’s why I’m keen on having a backup battery handy at all times whether I’m just in the office or on a trip. I’ve used a few different battery cases for my iPhone, but I’ve yet to meet one I actually liked …

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HTC One X+

Are you looking to upgrade your mobile photo and video experience? Check out the HTC One X+  ($199 with a 2-year ATT contract), a smartphone that delivers sharp images (see sample below) and crisp videos: it’s hard to believe such a thin and light device can produce such impressive output. Built-in camera filters and effects, including a handy auto-edit feature, make …

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The 5 Best Smart Watches of 2012

There are two reasons to wear a watch: fashion and function. Over the last 100 years, designers have been working furiously to create high-fashion watches but the function has basically remained the same: telling time. Over the last several decades a few new features have managed to creep in: altimeters, tide monitoring, chronographs, etc. but none of these functions are …

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100 Ways to Discover and Enjoy Music

UPDATE 12/10/13: We’ve released a follow-up to this post with 100 More Ways to Discover and Enjoy Music. Prepare yourself for another dose of Monday roundup madness! It’s time for another crazily comprehensive, yet carefully curated, look at an entire industry–the music industry to be specific. This if the first in a two-part series on the music industry which will …

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Tiggzi Mobile App Builder Giveaway: Comment to Win!

Are you looking to build a mobile app? Of course you are because it just makes good business sense. Maybe you saw our recent post titled 100 Tools to Develop the Next Killer iOS or Android App and wanted to get in on the action but weren’t sure which direction to go. Well Tiggzi has offered to let 5 DailyTekk readers try …

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100 Tools to Develop the Next Killer iOS or Android App

This post is #11 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 113. Time to compile: 6+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week! There’s quite a list of people who are interested in creating iPhone/iPad and Android apps these days. Big publishers, indie …

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MintMarket App Makes it Easy to Sell Your Pre-Owned Items

For the past few days I’ve been testing a pre-launch beta version of Mint Market, a marketplace for mint condition, pre-owned items that have been purchased within the last 60 days. The free app, available for iPhone and Android devices, enables users to buy and sell goods to their immediate social network of friends, family, colleagues, and etc. Mint Market …

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Daily Tech Find: Sony LiveView Android Remote

The LiveView Android remote from Sony is wearable (think watch) and lets you get instant updates and launch any app. The LiveView came about when Sony Extras partnered with the London College of Fashion to get new, fresh ideas on wearable technology. The idea reminds me of the WiMM One Watch I recently covered. The Android Market app automatically connects your …

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Daily Tech Find: ZOMM Wireless Leash Keeps You Safe (and Finds Your Keys)

With the ZOMM Wireless Leash Plus you’ll never leave your phone behind again. The poker chip-sized device lives on your keychain and wirelessly pairs with your iPhone or Android phone. Since it’s always next to your keys, that means it’s easy to use the phone app to find them should they get lost or misplaced (or purposefully hidden). Just in …

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Use Tech to Get Organized: The 100 Best Tools, Websites, Apps and More

This post is #3 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 100. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week! As an IT Director, I can personally appreciate how hard it can be to stay organized in today’s world. …

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Daily Tech Find: WIMM One Watch (A Smartphone’s Best Friend)

Although currently only available to developers for $199, the WIMM One watch is something you’ll want to keep your eye on. If you’re a business person of any sort you probably have a smartphone that prompts you with lots of alerts (text messages, calendar events, reminders, CNN updates, etc.). Wouldn’t it be nice to leave your phone in your pocket …

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Daily Tech Find: Pico Flex Dolly Smooth Motion Movable Video Tripod

Have you ever seen behind-the-scenes footage of a movie where the camera is mounted on what looks like miniature railroad tracks? You can see the camera sliding across the terrain on these tracks to provide a smooth camera shot–essentially a moving tripod of sorts. Well, that kind of cool cinematography is now available for your iPhone and Android videos or …

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App Watch: Card.io Lets You Accept Payments Using a Phone Camera

Wow, one whole day after posting 7 Slick Ways to Accept Mobile Payments I discovered Card.io, a new app in the Apple app store that lets you accept payments with your mobile phone’s camera! With Card.io there’s no extra hardware to use–just your phones camera. There is a $1 minimum charge and a maximum charge limit of $999.99. There’s a …

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7 Slick Ways to Accept Mobile Payments

When it comes to accepting mobile payments, merchants and service providers want a solution that is easy, secure and has low rates. While the most well known mobile credit card processing system is Square, there are decent alternatives. Also known as mobile POS systems (point of sale), these products will allow you to make the most of your own offerings …

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7 Easy Ways to Learn Coding and Computer Science for Free

These days it seems like people fall into one of three categories: people who know how to code, people who want to learn how to code and people who are losing opportunities because they either can’t code or don’t understand how code works. Luckily, it’s easier than ever for a person willing to invest a few hours here and there …

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