In an effort to reclaim control over the single-serve coffee market, Keurig parent company Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' new generation of "Keurig 2.0" brewers will include interactive readers programmed to work only with Keurig-licensed K-Cups. The company confirmed the news in a recent earnings call, as reported by Techdirt. The new brewers are due out in stores later this year.
The move comes at a time when Keurig's grip on the booming single-serve coffee market might be slipping. The company's original K-Cup patent expired at the end of 2012, and not surprisingly, bargain-priced competitor cups … Read more
Sound Forge Pro for Mac lets you remaster audio files using an elegant and streamlined interface. This premium app offers many ways of adjusting your audio tracks, such as setting waveform peak ranges, delays, distortions, filters, and more. It also supports adding multiple channels and removing noise, but it lacks software instruments, save for a rudimentary synthesizer.
Sound Forge Pro for Mac features a streamlined interface that follows Apple's aesthetics. There are three side panes, which can be hidden, as well as a toolbar with an LED display. The sound editing is done using an extensive plug-in system in … Read more
StyleCapture is a tool for capturing all types of screen and window shots of your desktop that you can then edit, save, and send. With an intuitive interface and multiple options for getting the shot you want, this program makes taking perfect screenshots accessible for beginners and experts, alike.
When you install this program, you can choose the language you prefer from a list containing over 50 options. Once the software is in place, the interface is composed of six buttons across the top of the window that let you take different types of captures, and that provide access to … Read more
Soundpic makes it possible for you to add a sound clip to a still shot, and then share your creation with friends. Take a new photo, or use an existing one, and use a sound clip from a video to complete the picture. The interface of this app is highly intuitive, and the instructions are clear, making it a good choice for both beginning and experienced users.
To begin using Soundpic, you have to log in with either Facebook or Twitter. And, if you don't already have a Soundpic account, you'll have to create one, although this doesn'… Read more
Flight Time Calculator lets you enter your total airtime and converts it to decimal form, so you can log your flight hours quickly and accurately. With this app, you can see your departure and arrival times in your local time zone as well as in Greenwich Mean Time, so that you have a frame of reference.
As soon as you open Flight Time Calculator, you can start entering your flight times. Just tap the take-off time section to enter that info on the rolling scale, and once you're back on the ground, tap landing time to enter that in … Read more
Smart Writing Tool is a note-taking app that lets you write with your finger or stylus, or type as you normally would on a keyboard. This is especially useful if you want to draw a picture or diagram to send to someone or to save for future reference. With the premium version of the app, you can also combine written notes with voice recording.
When you open Smart Writing Tool for the first time, you're introduced to the various features of the app by a comprehensive tutorial. You can test out the features and get a good feel for … Read more
Password Memory lets you enter in all of your log-in information for various sites, as well as the site URLs, to use as a reference later. In this app, your username and password for each site, as well as the name of the site and the URL are displayed together, so you don't have to worry about remembering any of them, yourself. And all of this information is protected by your master password or pin.
The first time you open Password Memory, you'll have to enter the default pin (1-2-3-4) to get in. Once you've logged in, … Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Intel is upping the ante for crunching big data, promising to double the performance over the previous generation with the new Xeon E7 v2 chipset.
The Xeon processor E7 8800/4800/2800 v2 product family is designed to support up to 32-socket servers with configurations of up to 15 processing cores and up to 1.5 terabytes of memory per socket.
Unveiled at the Exploratorium museum during a media presentation on Tuesday, the chipset falls within Intel's game plan for tackling the Internet of Things movement, which the processor maker projected will grow to consist of … Read more
OneTuner Radio Player give you access to hundreds of radio stations from dozens of countries and in multiple languages. You can search by country, by language, or by genre to find the stations you like, and you can link to your Facebook and Twitter account to share your opinion about the stations and programs you listen to. You can create your own personal news channel through Facebook and Twitter, as well.
When you first open OneTuner, you'll see a short tutorial explaining the features of the app, which is good because the interface can take some time to get … Read more