One more culprit behind Apple’s sell-off

“Over the past several months, much Foolish ink has been spilled over why Apple has had such a monstrous pullback from its all-time highs set on the same day that the iPhone 5 launched,” Evan Niu writes for The Motley Fool. “Inevitably the sell-off is tied to everything from perceived iPhone 5 shortages (which are … Continue reading

Fujitsu President: Weak demand for Microsoft’s Windows 8 killing PC Sales

“Fujitsu Ltd., Japan’s biggest provider of computer services, said the company will miss its annual shipment target for personal computers amid slow demand for Microsoft Corp.’s Windows 8 operating system,” Naoko Fujimura and Shunichi Ozasa report for Bloomberg. “Initial appetite for the software, introduced in October, is ‘weak,’ Fujitsu President Masami Yamamoto, 58, told reporters … Continue reading

I’m a Tech Writer Thanks to This Calvin and Hobbes Comic Strip

I wasn’t supposed to be here today. Growing up, I was obsessed with dinosaurs and dreamed of becoming a paleontologist—the thought of sifting through heaps of stone and soil was far more enticing than fighting fires or learning Ninjutsu, my two fallback careers. But then Calvin’s dad went and blew my mind. “How is that … Continue reading

Huge Shark Tank Breaks Inside Chinese Mall, 15 People Injured (Updated)

Remember that fake image of a Dubai shopping mall flooded by a broken shark tank? Well, it has happened for real inside a shopping center in Shanghai, China, where 33 tons of water and three sharks invaded the mall after the glass shattered into multiple deadly shards. There are 15 people injured. According to local … Continue reading

Join This Day In The Rolling Stones – iPad App Review

Unless you have been living under a rock since the early 1960′s, chances are good that you have not only heard of the Rolling Stones but that you’ve listened to a few of their songs. Heralded by many as one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time, The Rolling Stones have certainly … Continue reading

Flickr Offers Free Trial After Instagram’s Privacy Woes

As part of a holiday promotion, photo sharing site Flickr is currently offering all current and new members three months of Flickr Pro access, at no charge. Flickr, which recently debuted a brand new iPhone app, can be used for free, but free accounts can only view the last 200 images uploaded, while those with … Continue reading

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 60 iPad Apps on Sale

As they have done previously, Apple has shutoff developer access to iTunes Connect from December 21 – 28. This means developers will be unable to release any new apps or updates to the App Store and they will not be able to change the pricing of their apps. For the next week, all prices in … Continue reading

Make Your Photos Talk with Over HD – iPad App Review

There’s no shortage of photo editing apps in Apple’s App Store, but Over HD deserves a special spot on your iDevice, especially if you like to create images with captions and messages. The app allows you to add gorgeous text adornments to your pictures, so you can make photos with quotes, jokes, memes, poems, and … Continue reading

5 things we learned from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s tweet from Apple Store Fifth Avenue last night

“Late Tuesday night Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, a finalist and runner-up for Time’s 2012 Person of the Year award, visited the 5th Avenue Apple Store in New York City,” Eli Langer reports for CNBC.  “Mayer posted a tweet to Twitter that read: “The 5th Avenue Apple store at 11pm. Wow…” The tweet also included a … Continue reading

U.S. FTC updates Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act to require parental consent for apps that collect kid’s personal info

“The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act that aim to protect personal information about children, with liability extending to mobile applications, but not entire platforms like Apple’s iOS App Store,” AppleInsider reports. “The adopted amendments to COPPA are designed to strengthen privacy protections for minors and … Continue reading