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Flipboard for iPad review

Flipboard InterfaceAmong the already great selection of iPad news-reading apps, Flipboard (free) continues to be the best of the best, of the best…with honors. Version 3.0 of Flipboard for the iPad now has a more streamlined interface, a daily curated magazine, and a way of reading that looks like a social media site and encourages you to follow topics, people, and magazines. Flipboard 3.0 is still very much like it’s preceding versions, with aggregated articles, videos, and social media all at your fingertips. [Read more...]

Is the web dying, killed off by mobile apps?

In an article today on GigaOM.com the author discusses the concept of how browsing HTML based sites is shrinking as a percentage.  Although the Internet is used as a conduit for connecting users to content and software, the number of folks actually browsing random websites is definitely shrinking.  Gigaom does passively discount the idea that browsing may soon be dead, with the cavelier phrase “it’s complicated” in their title.  However, there is no doubt users are basically pushed content these days.  And, control of this medium is definitely in play. [Read more...]

SPARE: Mobile App to End Hunger

Spare: phone app to end hunger

Andra Tomsa, 27, started Spare Change as a way to generate micro donations. The nonprofit will now launch it’s own app that will allow users to track how much they donate.

Bronx waitress creates a mobile phone app to end hunger in the city

Andra Tomsa started the nonprofit Spare Change to raise money from bar patrons. Now users of the new app will get to track how much they donate and win free drinks.

This fetching Bronx waitress really is dishing up change. [Read more...]

World’s biggest IPO – Alibaba debuts at $92.70 a share

Alibaba IPOChinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will debut this morning on the New York Stock Exchange as the biggest public offering of all time. The company founded by Jack Ma in 1999, will raise as much as $22 billion.

The historic IPO was set to price at $68 a share, but quickly shot to over $92/share! The company will have a market capitalization of $168 billion. Alibaba will be listed under the ticker ‘BABA’. [Read more...]

Best Antivirus Software for 2014

Antivirus SoftwareWith external threats online there’s no doubt Antivirus software is now a necessity. However, which one to choose can be a tedious process. Most just choose what is readily available as they purchase the computer. Or, they visit several different ratings sites to see what the experts have to say. BitsOnBroadband has taken the work out of the process. [Read more...]

For the first time, more Americans subscribe to cable internet than cable TV

As predicted in our recent article, How to Cancel Cable and Save with Free TV, cable companies starting to lose TV subscribers as consumers find better alternatives to cable TV.  We can now safely say that folks are listening, and jumping off the triple-play bandwagon. [Read more...]

2 million people still have dial-up Internet service

About 20 years ago, the AOL startup disc was as ubiquitous as McDonald’s locations. In the era before broadband, AOL was the most dominant Internet service provider with more than 126 million subscribers. I actually worked for PeoplePC for a period of time, and we had the same direct mail initiatives. At that time CD’s were an awesome way to attract new subscribers. [Read more...]

Houston mom creates app to control child’s phone

teen with phoneFor parents of teenagers, not knowing where your child is can be frustrating, even frightening. Giving them a cell phone doesn’t always mean they’ll answer.

That’s why one local mom took control and invented an app that her kids — and your kids — can’t ignore. [Read more...]

Nokia 130 battery lasts more than a month, costs 19 euros

The new old-school Nokia 130 comes in single or dual-SIM versions and goes on sale in China, India and Africa.Nokia 130

A new budget mobile phone that can play movies, has a one-month battery life and is cheaper to buy than one of the top-up cards it uses has been unveiled.

Nineteen euros won’t buy you much in this day and age, but it will buy you a no-frills Nokia phone. The Nokia 130 is an old-school mobile phone at an old-school price for developing markets, with basic smartphone features like music and video in a phone that will last over a month before it needs juicing up. [Read more...]

Cell phone app helps save battery life on phone

A new cell phone application is helping people save hours of battery life on their phone.

E-star was unveiled earlier this month on the Google Play Store.  This is a free app and was developed by Mobile Enerlytics of Purdue Research Foundation. [Read more...]