Category: Technology

Microsoft buys Nokia’s devices business, licenses patents and maps for $7.2 billion

Microsoft buys Nokia’s devices business, licenses patents and maps for $7.2 billion

Microsoft just announced its long-awaited move into the mobile phone hardware space: the software giant will acquire most of Nokia’s devices and services business for €3.79 billion...

Typing eight characters crashes nearly every app in Mac OS X Mountain Lion – even the Crash Reporter

Typing eight characters crashes nearly every app in Mac OS X Mountain Lion – even the Crash Reporter

A pretty embarrassing bug has surfaced in Apple’s latest version of Mac OS X, 10.8.2 Mountain Lion: typing “File:///” (without quotes) into nearly any app’s...

Philips exits consumer electronics industry

Philips exits consumer electronics industry

Philips Electronics announced today that it is exiting the consumer electronics industry, capping over 80 years in the space.  The Dutch firm was among the...

Intel’s $126 YOLO phone matches quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III performance

Intel’s $126 YOLO phone matches quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III performance

New benchmark results suggest Intel may have a bright future in smartphones after all– and the first phone to show that is, appropriately, named YOLO....

White House decides against building $850 quadrillion Death Star

White House decides against building $850 quadrillion Death Star

Star Wars fans may be dismayed to hear that the U.S. will not be building a Death Star after all.  The White House finally responded to...

Google blocks Windows Phones from accessing Google Maps site

Google blocks Windows Phones from accessing Google Maps site

Just hours after settling the FTC’s antitrust investigation of its business practices, Google has blocked all Windows Phones from accessing its Google Maps mobile site....

How To: Fix Outgoing Email for IMAP Accounts in Windows 8 / RT Mail

How To: Fix Outgoing Email for IMAP Accounts in Windows 8 / RT Mail

The Metro-style Mail app in Windows 8 / RT works well enough for Exchange accounts and email hosted on Outlook.com, Gmail, and the like.  But the...

The Immortal Phone: Windows Phone 8 Gets Ported to HTC HD2

The Immortal Phone: Windows Phone 8 Gets Ported to HTC HD2

  Russian developer Cotulla has managed to port Windows Phone 8 to HTC’s HD2, adding yet another OS to the legendary smartphone’s collection — which already included Windows...

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