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Google brings Google Now to Chrome for desktop

One thing that Google is slowly (but surely) pushing across all major platforms is Google Now, its “before you know you need it” platform that aims to give you information when - or even before - you need that information. It is a great service that first launched on Android then made its way to the iOS Google Search application, then other operating…

TwelveSouth announces SurfacePad for iPad mini, and it looks great

If you haven’t heard of TwelveSouth, you need to. This company makes beautiful cases and stands for iPhone, iPad, and Macs. They pride themselves on not just being Mac friendly, but instead, Mac only. Any company that cares this much for design is one that I can align my preferences with. Personally, I have had the SurfacePad for iPhone as well as the…

Overview of the new Pebble 2.0 update

Finally, the Pebble update to version 2.o has landed! But, what all is included in this monstrous update? Well, a lot, actually. Not only does this include version 2.0 firmware for the Pebble smartwatch, but it also comes with a full revamp of the application itself. No longer is it just a simple front for moving apps to and from your Pebble, but now it…

You can now buy the iPad at Staples brick and mortar stores

If you have been trying to get an iPad straight from a store instead of ordering, and you have nothing in your area except for Staples (or everywhere is sold out, etc), fear not. Staples has begun selling iPads in its physical retail outlets, instead of online only as was previously practiced. It doesn’t appear that the entire lineup of iPads is…

ōlloclip for iPhone 5c now available for $59.99

If you wanted to get in on the iPhoneography fun by picking up an ōlloclip – the ever popular 3-in-1 lens set for iPhone – but couldn’t because you have an iPhone 5c, fear no more. ōlloclip has made available for purchase on its site the ōlloclip 3-in-1 for iPhone 5c, available in 5 colors of which you can most likely guess: white, green, yellow, blue,…

Siri improved with iOS 7, but Google Now is catching up according to report

Analyst Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray – the one known for constantly predicting an Apple television – put Siri and Google Now, the two prominent virtual assistants, to the test. With iOS 6, Siri had earned a “C” grade, with the stats from that test being shown alongside the iOS 7 results above. This go around, however, with the new features of iOS 7 and…

74% of North American iPhones are on iOS 7

It is always fun to talk adoption and distribution numbers, isn’t it? Of course, the first thing we always have to do is compare it with Android’s latest OS distribution rate (chart below). Jelly Bean, the previous version of Android, sits at 54.5% adoption, while the newest version that was pushed to AOSP on October 31st is at a mere 1.1% distribution….

Apple Store app giving away free holiday playlist

If you need a little extra help to get you some holiday cheer this season, Apple looks like it has you covered. Now available via the Apple Store app is a free “Holiday Playlist” that gives you eight songs for free. The promotion, which expires on December 31st of this year, follows in the footsteps of Apple’s recent decision to begin giving away random,…

Unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 5s now available on Apple online store in US

If you have been patiently awaiting the day that Apple began offering an unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 5s on its online store, that day has finally come. Now, alongside the option to purchase an iPhone 5s through your respective carrier, you are given the option to purchase an unlocked SIM-free iPhone 5s for $649/$749/$849 for a 16/32/64GB option. If you buy…

Dropbox update hits App Store, brings iOS 7 support

Dropbox version 3.0 has just dropped on the App Store, bringing with it some big changes which consist mostly of iOS 7 support. That’s right, Dropbox finally has been iOS 7 optimized, making it fit right in with the rest of iOS 7′s blurred, white UI. Part of that new iOS 7 support includes support for AirDrop, which will let you send links and files…