A new technology from Zyxio allows you to control your PC by breathing. Obviously this is good for accessibility, but it could also mean good and bad news for gamers. We'll discuss. We also rundown the latest news from CES, including the Intel keynote. And we talk with the winner of the Apps for Innovation contest about his Web site that makes it easy for you to find out what the government is about to do to you and gives you a chance to make a comment.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) … Read more
Are you an ex-Windows user that misses having an uninstaller or just want a better way to get rid of unwanted apps completely? AppZapper makes it easy to uninstall apps along with all their related files in Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Simply drag-and-drop the unwanted software into program's interface, and AppZapper will gather and list all the related files so you can eradicate them from your hard drive in one fell swoop. The developer of this app calls it the "uninstaller Apple forgot" and we agree that it is both extremely useful and easy-to-use. One important … Read more
New app Security Cam from Crowded Road ($0.99 iTunes link) has had a long journey to the App Store. Its creators tell us the app was first submitted to Apple back in December of 2008, where it remained in review purgatory before finally getting approved earlier this week.
The app lets iPhone owners set a phone to take a picture, either at a set interval of minutes, or every time the phone's microphone picks up sound. The two modes can also be set to run at the same time, so it'll take photos every few minutes, and … Read more
Creating personalized playlists for your iPhone is great if you're a control freak with plenty of time, but I've increasingly come to rely on the Genius function introduced with iTunes 8. But Genius requires you to build playlists around a single "seed" song, and is often weak on variety--it almost always picks two or three other songs from the same album as your seed song, and its other choices tend to run to the same era and genre.
LAS VEGAS--Regular readers of the CNET Car Tech Blog will likely be familiar with the Alpine iDA-X305, one of our favorite car stereos for iPod users that distinguishes itself by completely omitting a CD drive. Besides adding an "S" to the end of its model name, the new iDA-X305S is a real evolution of the previous model, adding Pandora Internet Radio support to the mix.
The iDA-X305S is able to control the Pandora app on a connected iPhone 3G or 3GS, streaming your user-created radio stations over a 3G data connection and out of your vehicle's speakers. … Read more
Blu-ray players tend to all have the same boxy shape and glossy black finish, but Samsung has shown some truly unique designs in the past, like last year's BD-P4600. Samsung announced another uniquely-shaped Blu-ray player at CES 2010, the BD-C7500, which comes in at just 1.1 inches thick and "wood" exterior finish.
Key features of the Samsung BD-C75001.1 inches thick "Nature-inspired" wood finish Wall-mountable Supports Internet@TV/Samsung Apps, which will provide content from Netflix, Pandora, Vudu, Blockbuster, Picasa, and Twitter Built-in Wi-Fi No release date or pricing announced
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No matter how much music you have on your iPhone or iPod Touch, sometimes you get bored with it or just want somebody else to drive.
A new app called Effin Genius, from Seattle company Melodeo, takes a different approach: instead of forcing you to enter the name of an artist or musical genre--or anything at all--Effin Genius analyzes the playlists in the iTunes library on your iPhone or iPod Touch, … Read more
People need many things right now, but surely nothing more than the ability to spontaneously see through the clothing of another.
You know this is true. So do the other-oriented folks at Presselite. For they want you to share their pride in an application creation called Nude It, which was approved by the Apple store Komsomol Tuesday.
Antoine Morcos, co-founder of Presselite, admitted in a press release that the creators' inspiration in the development of this astounding technology came from the WhoIsTheBaldGuyBlog. I have embedded a YouTube video in order to give you some relief from feeling that you inhabit … Read more
Microsoft has announced pricing for Office 2010, with the biggest change being the fact that buyers can pay less by forgoing the full boxed copy in favor of a card with only a product key code.
Office 2010, which is now in public beta testing and due in final form later this year, will come in four retail versions--Home and Student, Home and Business, Professional, and an academic version of Office Professional. Of note, the product key cards are good for only one PC, while the boxed copies are good for installation on two PCs, with the exception of Home … Read more
Apple's App Store hit another milestone Tuesday, topping 3 billion downloads.
The store, which launched in July 2008 with just 500 applications, now offers more than 100,000 free and paid apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Apple didn't break down how many of the downloaded apps were paid and how many were free, but the App Store does provide lists of its most popular apps in those categories.
The success of the App Store has forced other mobile … Read more