Pictures often hold much more information than meets the eye, but maybe you're not aware of how much, where it is, and what this information might say about you. If you take a lot of digital snapshots (and who doesn't?) you're probably aware of all the metadata stored with your pics, such as date and time, location, exposure, and even camera make and model. Some of that data might be personal or sensitive, especially if you're a commercial photographer; but even amateurs who want to protect their privacy have an interest in purging sensitive personal and … Read more
A proper backup solution should back up your files and data on a regularly-scheduled basis. But it should also be able to create a disk or system "image" that can fully restore your system to a new or reformatted disk drive when disaster strikes. Easy-to-use backup utility, Abelssoft Backup can do that -- and it's free to try for 30 days.
Abelssoft Backup's user interface is very easy to use, spare, and clean. That's fine with us, especially the "easy" part; this tool's look is a refreshing break from some other backup … Read more
I figured it would be a slow week when Mitsubishi delivered to the CNET garage a 2013 Lancer with neither an Evo nor Ralliart badge. The rally star Lancer Evo is a glorious little street-fighter, while the Ralliart version is almost as good.
But this 2013 Lancer SE showed me a couple of tricks that ultimately made for some fun driving adventures.
Bargain four-wheel drive Among Mitsubishi's limited line of vehicles, the Lancer is the stalwart -- an economy car offered in multiple trims, and with some tech options. The Lancer SE delivered to CNET was a midtrim model, … Read more
Telenav's Scout navigation app is making the jump from living on your dashboard (or windshield) to living in your dashboard with today's announcement of Scout for Cars, an embedded in-dash navigation product that is being offered to automotive OEMs.
However, Scout for Cars is actually two products under one name -- Scout for Cars: Brought In and Scout for Cars: Built In.
NBA's All-Star Game has become a star-studded affair full of celebrities and cool activities. You can enjoy all of the action from 2013's event with this official app. You'll find highlights, behind-the-scenes fun, and recaps in NBA All-Star 2013. The information is still fun to browse even though the game is in the books.
This app offers a smooth presentation of coverage from the 2013 All-Star Game. That means there are highlights of the dunks, skills competition, and all of the other events during All-Star Weekend. NBA All-Star 2013 has all the clips you could ask for, … Read more
The F1 Circuit starts in early March and lasts until late November, covering six continents and dozens of races. It is consistently one of the most popular events in the world and the sheer volume of information about it is overwhelming if consumed from multiple sources. That's why Maxis F1 2013 is such an incredible app; it succinctly organizes and presents every relevant piece of information about F1 you could ever need, whether as a fan or a racing enthusiast.
The app opens to an array of information, including a countdown clock to the next race, a list of … Read more
Las Vegas -- Wireless giant Verizon is on a collision course with TV broadcasters as they each see big opportunities in broadcasting live events to mobile devices.
During a question-and-answer session at the broadcast industry's annual trade show here Tuesday Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam said his company's new broadcast video service is not meant to compete with traditional broadcast TV. In January, Verizon said it planned to offer a broadcast TV service over its LTE wireless network. And the company has said that it plans to broadcast live events such as the 2014 Super Bowl over this … Read more
Lexus injected its brand, which had taken the place of Cadillac among AARP members, with a little excitement when it introduced the LFA and the IS-F. While those models have legitimate sport cred, the F-Sport line of cars, exemplified here by the 2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport, comes off as much less convincing.
In colloquial terms, F Sport is all hat and no cattle.
On its own, the Lexus RX 350 works as a solid luxury SUV. Seating for five, flexible cargo space, and an easy driving character have made it a strong seller for Lexus, and a success … Read more
LAS VEGAS--One major U.S. broadcaster upset with last week's court decision that upheld the right of Internet TV company Aereo to stream broadcast TV to its customers in New York without paying retransmission fees says his company will find new ways to monetize its content if the courts don't protect its copyright interests.
Speaking at the opening session of the National Association of Broadcasters' annual trade show here today, Chase Carey, chief operations officer of News Corp., said that his broadcast network, Fox, will change its business model to ensure it gets paid for TV content it … Read more
Got a lot of email from you about turbos and superchargers, the purposes and differences of each. Not surprising, since there are a lot of both showing up in all kinds of cars these days, not just in hot rides. So this week we lay out the difference by walking you through some cutaway engines.
We're pretty smart about the data on our computers and phones these days, but most people do not give enough thought to the fact that … Read more