And the key difference between the two companies centers around mobile: Mark Zuckerberg's figured it out at Facebook, while this remains the proverbial work in progress at Yahoo. So maybe CEO Marissa Mayer should look to the social network for guidance.
A year ago, suggesting that anyone look to Facebook as a mobile role model would have been met with a laugh. But oh what a difference a year makes. Both tech giants beat Wall Street's forecasts, but … Read more
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg can publicly assert that he's absolutely A-OK with his social network merely being a routine function of our daily lives as opposed to something we seek out for pleasure. But, as the old adage goes, actions speak louder than words.
If we're listening to Zuckerberg's actions, the message is clear: Facebook is desperate to work its way back into the cool crowd.
Thursday, the social network announced Paper, an iPhone-only application arriving February 3 and offering mobile audiences a derivative experience to the social network's status quo. The application, a product of … Read more
Facebook on Thursday unveiled Paper, a Flipboard-like reader app, as it continues to broaden its mobile offerings.
Paper is made up of stories and themed sections, tying together your News Feed with other themes and topics ranging from sports to food, with stories from publications. It will be available in the US on Feb. 3 for iPhone users.
Paper is just the latest step in Facebook's strategy to push more into the mobile world. Beyond its core Facebook app and the Instagram photo-sharing service, it has steadily launched mobile products such as its Messenger app. During its earnings conference … Read more
LAS VEGAS -- CTA Digital already conquered the realm of the bathroom with a toilet paper holder that doubles as a tablet stand and the iPotty, an iPad toilet-training arrangement for kids. Now the company has set its quirky sights on the kitchen with a line of cutting-edge tablet holders.
For people with precise knife control skills, there's the $34.99 Bamboo Cutting Board with Stand for iPad and Knife Storage. It elevates your iPad just a bit above the cutting surface and includes knife slots along the side. Just be careful when you're slicing away not to peel a bit off your screen. For people who may be a little more klutzy, there's a $24.99 bamboo cutting board with a screen shield that should also keep your precious tablet protected from flying vegetable peels and meat juices.… Read more
PaperPort Notes is a very powerful app offering numerous note-taking tools in a single, concise interface that will perfectly fit the size and portability of your iPad. While an easy comparison would be to Evernote, PaperPort Notes has its own flavor that works with a natural paper backdrop, intuitive handwriting commands, and numerous other tools that allow you to add audio clips, images, and more for notes, the way you want them.
When you open the app for the first time and agree to the EULA, you'll find a yellow legal pad look and a few directions written onscreen … Read more
A lot of wrapping paper gets wasted during the holiday season. Sure, some of it ends up in the recycling bin, and some even gets folded and saved for reuse. But a lot ends up in the garbage, too.
A UK company seeking funding on Kickstarter has found a novel way to make wrapping paper reusable: embedding it with vegetable seeds, similar to plantable greeting cards.
I suck at paper airplanes. Though I love origami in general, I have never managed to build a truly flight-worthy paper plane. With the PowerUp 3.0 smartphone-controlled paper airplane kit, though, I could get my revenge on aerodynamics.
No longer will paper airplanes have to rely on clever folding techniques and outdated technology like paper-clip weights to make them fly. PowerUp 3.0 includes a device called a Smart Module that clips onto your paper airplane creation. This contains a small propeller and rudder to power your plane through its flight. Take that, gravity!… Read more
Papers, Please for Mac transports you to a dystopian city where you play the immigration officer, providing a slow, text-based gameplay that can sharpen your memory skills. Since the gameplay is largely based on text and reading, there's not much action in this game, and the graphics aren't too impressive, either. If all your favorite games are shooters, this one isn't for you. But if you want a different yet captivating gaming experience, you should try it.
When playing Papers, Please you have to pay close attention to the onscreen text instructions. There aren't many game … Read more
My Sketch Paper HD is a free app for the iPhone that provides numerous sketching and drawing tools that you can switch between, on the fly. From using a straight pen to draw out a message that you can then export and share with friends to drawing something carefully with your finger, the app allows you to do quite a bit and includes a range of filters for editing and adjusting how it looks.
When you load up My Sketch Paper HD, you can create a new sketch right away. In the future, all of your sketches will appear in … Read more