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Why Did “The Daily” News App Fail?

When “The Daily” was launched by News Corp is was a new idea that had never been tried and thus felt a bit exciting, at least to me. I hate to admit this in front of this particular group of people, especially given the answers below, but I was a subscriber right up to the end. Luckily I can say …

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2013 ROG Awards: 5 Mainstay iOS Apps

I’m starting a new tradition this year called the ROG awards. ROG stands for Rock of Gibraltar and in this context it applies to the 5 rocksteady apps that make my iOS devices worth using. I go through a lot of apps on both my iPhone and iPad. It’s perfectly logical… I do write a tech blog for crying out …

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5 Essential Tech Accessories for Travelers and Commuters

Nothing ruins a perfectly good trip quite like that moment when you realize you are without something essential like forgetting to pack your cellphone charger. To help you avoid that, “Oh crap!” moment, I’ve compiled a list of the five most useful tech items and accessories I take with me when I travel. I do a fair amount of traveling …

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Kindle Fire HD vs New iPad is No Contest for iPad

This weekend I spent some time getting to know the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ for the first time. We didn’t get along too well. At first glance I thought, “Hmm, this thing doesn’t look half bad.” It was a decent size and was not all too thick (or thin) and hey, it came from the people with the smile on …

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20 Fun & Unique iPad Accessories

You’re about to feast your lucky eyes on 20 of the most fun, unique, cool and, of course, useful iPad accessories the world has ever known. There’s a slight chance that you’ve seen one or two of these before, but chances are they are all brand new to you. From the usual stands and cases to the less common remote-controlled …

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Paid Apps Make My iPad Worthwhile

According to TechCrunch, most apps (89%) that are downloaded are free apps. What’s interesting to me is the fact that I get the most value from paid apps, not free apps (which seems a bit ironic). Just like anyone with an iPad/iPhone (or Android device, which I don’t have), I’ve loaded up on free apps. In the news reader/digital magazine …

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Sketched: Kindle Fire HD vs iPad (Prediction)

Amazon just launched a few new Kindle devices. Jeff Bezos has stated that he wants to make money when customers use his products, not when they buy them. The problem is, people will choose iPads over Kindles almost every time. Sketched is a fresh take on tech news and commentary. This is sketch #2. Created on an iPad using Paper. Comments?

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Radar: Is Apple’s CEO Starting to Slip? (Animated GIFs, Naked iPhones)

Ready for another daily tech update? Here’s what’s on the radar today: Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, appears to be de-Steving the company. That’s a bad thing. Animated GIFs: sometimes funny, always pointless. It’s the trend that won’t die. The agonizing decision of whether or not your iPhone should wear a case or go naked. Is Apple’s CEO Starting to Slip? …

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I Just Bought 80 iPads and Returned 20 Kindle Fires

I recently purchased 80+ iPads and 30 or so Kindle Fires for a group of employees at work. Some people got iPad 2s, but most people got the New iPad (or iPad 3, as most people still call them in conversation) and a few people got Kindle Fires. An interesting thing happened… people were given the option to keep what …

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Cool Tech This Week #2

Aesthetics are important considerations for today’s savvy tech consumer (aka, our readers) and the Cool Tech This Week series aims to showcase products with excellent design. Here we post a product’s name and a large picture and nothing else. If it catches your eye, click on the photo to be taken to the product’s official website for more information to …

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