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Facebook mobile push fuels bulk of sales Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM
Facebook reached a key milestone in the last quarter when more than half of its advertising revenue came from mobile devices.
Obama expands on social media for state of union as tv fades Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM
President Barack Obama deployed just about every trendy social media tool to promote a century- old ritual -- the annual State of the Union address to Congress.
Micros aims to make pay restaurant bills more nimble Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM
A growing group of start-ups and established tech companies are competing to provide mobile point-of-sale services for restaurant managers and retailers. Micros announced it was partnering with Dell, Intel and Microsoft to introduce tablet-based sales systems customized for the food and beverage, retail and hotel industries.
App reviews: Trove, Level Money Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM
A new competitor in the social news space comes from Trove, a company formerly known as WaPo Labs and formerly a sister company of this newspaper. Balancing a budget is never easy. But Level Money can keep you on the straight and narrow.
Review: Beats Music proves it has some heart Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM
There’s no shortage of music subscription services that offer unlimited streaming for a monthly fee. The conceit of the latest offering, Beats Music, is that its playlists and other recommendations are curated by warm-blooded humans, not robots. As CEO Ian Rogers proclaims, “Algorithms can do `sounds like.’ They can’t do `feels like.”’
Can fancy frames make Google Glass go mainstream? Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM
Google has announced hew fun, hipster-ish frames for Google Glass that it hopes will overcome one of the greatest obstacles facing Glas: It doesn’t look so cool when you’re wearing it.
Indiana bill would restrict electronic surveillance Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM
Individual privacy and public safety faced off Monday at an Indiana legislative hearing, as a committee gave its support to an effort aimed at protecting residents from invasion by surveillance drones, GPS trackers and unwarranted cellphone searches.
Google sale of Motorola shows limits of Microsoft-Nokia strategy Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM
Google Inc.’s sale of Motorola Mobility holds a clear lesson for Microsoft Corp.’s acquisition of another smartphone maker, Nokia Oyj: Be a hardware or software company, not both.
Google+, 'Candy Crush' show risk of leaky apps Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM
Revelations that the National Security Agency is tapping smartphone applications to mine personal information highlight the risk millions take every day when they play games, schedule lunch or check the weather.
Arlington Heights-based Paylocity files $115 million public offering Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
Paylocity, an Arlington heights-based company that develops payroll and human resources management software, has filed for an initial public offering to raise up to $115 million.
Motorola Mobility workers still fear layoffsJan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
Motorola Mobility's tradition may include innovative phones, but it's also known for mass layoffs. Over the last decade Motorola lost tens of thousands of workers and then split into two companies. Will new owner Lenovo do the same? Workers are telling headhunters they're worried again. "They're just apprehensive now," a former manager said.
Google’s Motorola misstep could be Lenovo’s boon Jan 30, 2014 12:00 AM
An expensive mistake by Google could turn into a golden opportunity for China’s Lenovo Group as it expands beyond its success in the personal computer industry. Google is ridding itself of a financial headache by selling Motorola Mobility’s smartphone business to Lenovo for $2.9 billion.
Inventor’s crusade against fractions may be 5/16ths done Jan 30, 2014 12:00 AM
An engineer, author, inventor, historian, toymaker and activist when called, 85-year-old Ed Evenson is on a new quest: to rid our schools of fractions. “What I do now is write for the grandkids — things I think they should know about, but don’t,” says the grandfather of nine. “This campaign I’m on now is because of my engineering background. As far as I’m concerned, fractions are a waste of time.”
Humin: The app for human connectionsJan 26, 2014 12:00 AM
Humin is essentially a re-imagined address book for your smartphone that aims to enrich human connections by presenting relevant information at the perfect time. Open Humin in Houston and you’ll see different information than if you were in Chicago.
Is a wearable bracelet that measures your sun exposure actually useful?Jan 26, 2014 12:00 AM
The June bracelet is unusually attractive piece of tech that actually looks like statement jewelry. But it really only does one thing: It measures sun exposure. It's a single-use device that syncs to a single-use app.
Chipless credit cards lure global fraudstersJan 26, 2014 12:00 AM
U.S. banks and retailers, a decade behind in deploying the secure, high-tech credit cards used elsewhere in the world, may take years longer to switch to a system that all but eliminates common types of fraud.
App reviews: Sunrise, DuolingoJan 25, 2014 12:00 AM
A clean but full-featured calendar program, Sunrise aims to make sure that you’re on top of your schedule to sunset and beyond. A smartphone app from Duolingo that lets you take basic lessons in Spanish, German, French, Italian and Portuguese.
The Internet’s 25 worst passwords, and what they say about youJan 25, 2014 12:00 AM
In the spirit of educational password-shaming, here’s SplashData’s list of this year’s 25 worst passwords, along with our own expert analysis of what each one says about the sort of person who uses it.
Can a social reader app move from useful to fun?Jan 25, 2014 12:00 AM
The death of Google Reader, may it rest in peace, was difficult for everyone. For those obsessed with Google’s RSS offering, the alternatives seemed annoying. Curating a solid RSS feed with a good balance of news takes time. Trove, a new iOS social reader is an attempt to take social news curation in a more productive and tailored direction.
Ohio man questioned over Google Glass in theaterJan 25, 2014 12:00 AM
Federal authorities say they questioned an Ohio man they suspected of recording a movie in a theater with his Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device.
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