Newer versions of Chrome spruce up the New Tab page by adding some shortcuts to your most-visited Web sites or Chrome apps. A previous extension I wrote about, New Tab Page adds the weather, some headlines, and links to Chrome apps. Onefeed does all of this, plus a custom newsfeed and social media updates from Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also attach your Dropbox account, if you really want to.
Zortam MP3 Media Studio Portable lets you organize your MP3s into libraries and find, add, and edit MP3 tags, including both ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags, song lyrics, album cover art, visualizations, and more. It rips and burns CDs, creates playlists and lyrics albums in HTML, and processes files in batches. As the name indicates, Zortam MP3 Media Studio Portable is completely portable, and it's freeware, too. But it's not like most portable freeware we've tried. Instead of running from any directory without installation, Zortam MP3 Media Studio Portable is specifically designed to be installed on, and run … Read more
With an overall rating of two stars out of five (at the time of this story), Twitter for BlackBerry 10 hasn't exactly been embraced by its users. Fortunately, the app today gets a big update, in the form of a significantly redesigned user interface with a wider timeline and a number of new features.
The official Twitter for BlackBerry 10 now lets you view, reply, and send DMs from within the app, view recent and saved searches, and save pictures being shared on Twitter. These capabilities, along with the new Discover page and support for multiple Twitter accounts, mean … Read more
If you're Christian, you might believe the keys to salvation are faith and good works. But a little Twitter might help get you to the Pearly Gates too.
You can now reduce the time your everlasting soul has to spend in purgatory by following tweets from Pope Francis and Catholic World Youth Day, an event held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that the pontiff will attend later this month.
The policy is a form of indulgence, a centuries-old tradition in the Catholic Church in which the temporal punishment for absolved sins is relieved. Since it's a plenary indulgence, a believer gets total remission of sins and relief from penitence. … Read more
Remember the good ol' days when parents and teenagers didn't talk the same language? That's so pre-Internet. Nowadays, kids and parents are connecting online -- a trend that's not only affording parents a window into their children's lives but that also seems to be benefiting the kids, a new study out of Brigham Young University finds.
Reporting in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, BYU professors Sarah Coyne and Laura Padilla-Walker say that their survey of nearly 500 families finds that kids who friend their parents online feel closer to them in real life, and … Read more
Amazon has found itself in the middle of a battle over whether it should pay up for the past sales of blank CDs, cassette tapes, memory cards, and MP3 players. Unfortunately for the company, the EU's Court of Justice hasn't provided much help in determining an outcome.
The European Union's high court on Thursday issued a ruling (PDF) regarding whether Amazon or other retailers should pay a "private copying levy" on the sale of recording media to customers.
An Austrian copyright-collecting agency, Austro-Mechana, has sued Amazon for $2.4 million, claiming that the company owes … Read more
Cord-cutters of the world, unite!
Hey, that sounds familiar. Oh, right, I'm plagiarizing myself: That's how I kicked off last month's post about the Mohu Leaf antenna, which helps you tune in locally broadcast TV stations. You can plug it directly into your TV or, better yet, a tuner connected to your PC.
Today, let's talk about the latter. Until tomorrow, or it sells out, Newegg has the KWorld UB435-Q USB TV tuner for $19.99, shipped. That's after applying coupon code VDTV4JU at checkout. (As with most such Newegg deals, you must be a … Read more
MediaFire gives you double the amount of storage of other apps and doesn't sacrifice any of the good looks or fast performance they offer. You can actually get up to 50GB of storage totally free. Who can't use more cloud storage these days?
You have to register online before you can get into MediaFire; you can't register from the app, itself. The app lets you control your uploaded files and adds new files to your account, too. It uses all of your connection speed to upload files, so you won't have to wait very long even … Read more
Evernote for Mac makes it possible to write yourself reminders and notes, and keep them stored and organized in the cloud for safekeeping. By installing additional apps for your other devices you can also access your notes on the go from an iPad or iPhone.
We installed Evernote for Mac via the App Store, and were brought directly to a screen for creating an account. Once inside the app, we poked around, appreciating its attractive and functional interface. On our test machine, we wrote a quick note and attached a file to it. Switching over to an iPhone, we fired … Read more