Looking to avoid backlash this New Year's Eve, Uber is broadcasting loud and clear that surge pricing will be in effect the night the ball drops. This means riders using the car service during certain hours of the night will have to pay premium fares.
"This New Year's Eve we'll have a record number of cars on the road ready to get you where you want to go," Uber writes in a blog post. "But, that doesn't change one simple fact: on NYE, everyone wants to move around the city at exactly the … Read more
A new year brings new goals, new aspirations, and new opportunities to grow financially, physically, and mentally. Instead of breaking your resolutions as soon as you make them, start the year off strong with these helpful apps -- and make the most out of 2014."The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them."
Any.do tops the list for any productivity enthusiast, thanks to its ease of use, powerful autofill, and clean design. Any.do digs deep to integrate your task with your phone's capabilities. For example, if your task is … Read more
So continues the media exodus to the greener pastures of tech companies.
Arem Duplessis, The New York Times Magazine design director, is headed to Apple in February as a creative director, according to Mediabistro. He joins the ranks of several other prominent media types -- including Katie Couric and David Pogue who both joined Yahoo -- to recently head to the tech industry.
It's not yet clear what Duplessis, who worked at the magazine for almost a decade and was behind some of its most memorable covers, will specifically be doing at Apple, but he will be joining the … Read more
Lose weight, stop smoking, save for a new house, organize your life: Your resolutions are set, and you have every intention of keeping them -- at least until life gets in the way. Don't give up on your goals before February, instead download a few apps that can nudge you in the right direction and coach you to stay on track.
I've rounded up five apps that can help you keep your resolutions, from quitting smoking to whipping your budget or body into shape. Share your favorite goal-oriented apps in the comments below.
Mint (Free) For managing your … Read more
For smartphone nuts, few things top the excitement of powering up a brand new handset for the very first time and diving right in. By the nature of my work, I have a well-established routine for setting up a new phone when I review it. However, a phone that's going to stick around for awhile gets a little more forethought and effort.
Here are my guidelines for newbies and pros alike. I won't get into the nitty gritty, step-by-step details about the phone, or advise you to download apps (of course you will). Rather, I'll point out … Read more
Instagram is a daily habit for more than half of the photo-sharing social network's users, co-founder Kevin Systrom said at a press event Thursday in New York.
He also noted that, in general, photos taken have more than quadrupled from 86 billion in 2000 to 360 billion in 2011.
The main event of the press conference was the unveiling of Instagram Direct messaging.
Check out CNET's live coverage of Instagram's event Thursday
Ahead of the event, it was unclear just what the photo-sharing social network would announce, and speculation ranged from a photo-printing service -- based on the odd form of the invitations … Read more
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Game consoles almost need to shed the word 'game.' They are still masterful at gaming, but so much more is coming in terms of broadcast TV, online video, and communication that they are moving to the center of the living room. We'll take a look at how consoles win over incumbent technologies that already do all that and cost much less.
Plasma televisions are our favorite. Too bad they appear to be dying. The market has swung hard to LED LCD and it's still too early for OLED to make a dent. We'… Read more
So you now have an Android tablet. Congrats. Android tablets are arguably -- some would say inarguably -- the most versatile tablets you can buy. However, after you've gone through the initial setup but before you begin actual normal use of your shiny new portable device, there are a few things -- six things, in fact -- you'll want to take care of.
Actually, despite the title of this blog, you don't have to do any of these things right away or at all, but each will most definitely enhance your tablet experience. So just go ahead … Read more