bells and whistles

bells and whistles

Cinemagram Turns iPhone Photos Into Animated Gifs In Seconds

techcrunch.com
Remember when the iPhone app GLMPS launched last summer, seemingly heralding the start of new image format that blended static photos and video? No? That’s OK. Today, there’s a new twist on the idea of reinventing the mobile photo, this time by turning static photos into animated ones. With the...
Cinemagram Turns iPhone Photos Into Animated Gifs In Seconds

MeetingBurner Debuts Sleek, Webinar Platform To Rival WebEx

techcrunch.com
Because I live in Chicago, I tend to conduct a lot of demos and meetings with startups and companies over webinar products like GoToMeeting or WebEx. While they get the job done for the most part, the UI is clunky and slow. Today, MeetingBurner is releasing its sleek, fast, and...
MeetingBurner Debuts Sleek, Webinar Platform To Rival WebEx

Keep It Simple, Stupid: The Enterprise Version

techcrunch.com
Back in 2009, my colleague MG Siegler wrote a brilliant piece titled ‘Keep It Simple, Stupid,‘ which delved into how having a simple and easy to use product is a key formula for winning in the consumer tech space. A few days ago, Greylock Partner John Lilly echoed MG’s thoughts,...
Keep It Simple, Stupid: The Enterprise Version

Reading Rainbow Returns As A Startup And An iPad App

techcrunch.com
Back in 2009, NPR ran a story titled “‘Reading Rainbow’ Reaches Its Final Chapter.” At the time, that probably seemed like a reasonable headline — after all, after 26 years, the beloved TV show was going off the air, the victim of changing government funding priorities. But it looks like...
Reading Rainbow Returns As A Startup And An iPad App

Moglue Makes It Dead Simple For Anyone To Create And Publish Interactive Ebooks

techcrunch.com
Creating and publishing content-rich, interactive ebooks without programming skills or distribution power: that’s the problem New York- and Seoul-based startup Moglue is trying to solve. The TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing finalist offers two products: MoglueBuilder (a desktop app that makes it dead simple for authors and artists to create and publish interactive ebooks) and MoglueBooks (an ebook store...
Moglue Makes It Dead Simple For Anyone To Create And Publish Interactive Ebooks

Microsoft promises native Dynamics CRM client for iPad, iPhone in 2012

9to5mac.com
Software giant Microsoft will release in the second quarter a high-profile productivity tool for iPad-toting business professionals, it’s been revealed. Accompanying Microsoft’s CRM Dynamics 2012 platform update is this preview guide which specifically mentions iPad support, as noted by ZDnet. The document also includes a screenshot depicting Dynamics CRM mobile...
Microsoft promises native Dynamics CRM client for iPad, iPhone in 2012
After 200M+ Views in 2011, The Decorah Eagles’ Live Stream Is Back For “Season 2″

Evernote for Android adds speech-to-text and custom widgets in latest update

www.engadget.com
If you've been putting Evernote through its paces on your Android device, a new update adds a few more bells and whistles. First, the outfit has integrated speech-to-text transcription to go alongside its existing audio notes feature. Don't worry, the original audio is also attached to each note and...
Evernote for Android adds speech-to-text and custom widgets in latest update

Two Slim Digital Cameras Worth Considering – Even With Your Smartphone

allthingsd.com
Let’s face it: Smartphones, with their ever-improving cameras and ability to instantly share photos, are munching away at the digital camera market. But some consumers still appreciate the features that a more powerful camera can provide, especially when it comes to shooting photos at weddings, on vacation or in situations...
Two Slim Digital Cameras Worth Considering – Even With Your Smartphone

Native Firefox Android browser adds speed, Flash, HTML5 and a fresh look (hands-on)

www.engadget.com
After a brief stretch in beta followed by some vague teasing, Firefox's native Android app is finally set to hit Google Play. While there are a raft of other bells and whistles -- a new welcome page, curvy Australis tabs, Flash and HTML5 support, for starters -- the company...
Native Firefox Android browser adds speed, Flash, HTML5 and a fresh look (hands-on)
Path raising $40M round led by Redpoint. No, it will not be the next Instagram.

Toshiba announces fresh C, L, S and P series laptops for back-to-school season

www.engadget.com
Chances are, college students are merely gearing up for finals, and the high school seniors among us are still months away from graduating. No matter to Toshiba. The company is getting ahead of the competition, showing off its back to school collection now. In addition to refreshing its entry-level...
Toshiba announces fresh C, L, S and P series laptops for back-to-school season

Roomorama And Lofty Merge Online Rental Sites, Take $2.1M Seed Round From ProFounders, Lerer Media

techcrunch.com
As a wave of new hopefuls enter the online travel market using social media elements to stand out from the pack, two more traditional sites that focus on vacation rental accommodation, Roomorama and Lofty, are merging to scale up, and they’re picking up a $2.1 million seed round to help...
Roomorama And Lofty Merge Online Rental Sites, Take $2.1M Seed Round From ProFounders, Lerer Media

Screenleap lets you share your screen with one click and no software installation

thenextweb.com
I’m a big fan of services on the web that don’t require me to sign up or install any software. YC company Screenleap fits the bill on both of these things. Screensharing is an important part of being able to hold business meetings from remote locations, and most of the...
Screenleap lets you share your screen with one click and no software installation

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 review

www.engadget.com
More Info Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 hands-on (video) PSA: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Player 4.2 now available online When we review a second-generation product there are certain things we tend to take for granted: this new thing, whatever it is,...
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 review

Apps bring museum studies to life

www.guardian.co.uk
Touchscreen devices are putting students and curators togetherThe term "museum" is an unlikely partner for "new technology" in any game of word association. But mention museums to master's students at the University of Leicester and the links have more to do with computer apps than history.And that's not surprising, since...
Apps bring museum studies to life

Ditch your mobile phone: 7 alternatives for in-office calls

thenextweb.com
This post brought to you by Comcast Business Class. Another day, another report of a legacy carrier announcing everything from an end to unlimited data plans to lowering subsidies for smartphones to restructuring their companies and cutting hundreds of jobs. Will we ever reach a point where mobile phones...
Ditch your mobile phone: 7 alternatives for in-office calls

Plantronics M55 and M25 bluetooth headsets ears-on

www.engadget.com
Plantronics has launched two headsets at this year's CTIA: the M55 and M25. Sure, we'd bet dollars to donuts that piles of companies offer more bells and whistles but the M55's $49 and the M25's $39 price tag will likely garner some fans. The M55 features voice activated answering,...
Plantronics M55 and M25 bluetooth headsets ears-on

Cisco aims to put technology professionals on Cloud 9

thenextweb.com
Brought to you by Cisco. When it comes to finding a technology solution that’s right for your company, it’s smart to have your head in the clouds… cloud technology, that is. Cisco is taking the concept of cloud computing to the next level with its Cisco CloudVerse. The platform...
Cisco aims to put technology professionals on Cloud 9

Why the Puppy Cam Is About to Make the Whole Internet Better at Photoshop

www.theatlantic.com
Science shows that looking at cute things makes your fine motor skills a little better. The Puppy Cam is back. Its annual relaunch with a new set of shiba inu babies has become like the budding of the trees in Central Park, a milestone of another year passed on the...
Why the Puppy Cam Is About to Make the Whole Internet Better at Photoshop
WayIn takes on Twitter-based voting with TwitPolls

Swivl, the Swiveling Smartphone Dock, Slashes Price

allthingsd.com
Swivl, the crowdfunded, swiveling smartphone dock that uses sensors to follow your movement like a mini-cameraman, is getting a price cut. A new version of Swivl, called Swivl-it, will cost $129 — down from $179 — and will come with fewer bells and whistles. Swivl-it will still automatically move from...
Swivl, the Swiveling Smartphone Dock, Slashes Price

Intel's (latest) mobile comeback

tech.fortune.cnn.com
CEO Paul Otellini thinks he's finally found a way to get Intel into the mobile game. Will phone makers take his call? FORTUNE -- There are two kinds of CEOs: Those who love the spotlight and those who hate it. Paul Otellini, chief executive officer of Intel, falls into the...
Intel's (latest) mobile comeback

Meet Apple's Secret Feline App Tester

www.readwriteweb.com
What goes on in Apple's app testing lab? Just ask Dive Apple. She may be a cat. She lives in San Francisco. She takes lots of photos of Apple products. And her Facebook posts are publicly visible. Let's take a look at what she has to say. Is Dive Apple Legit?...
Meet Apple's Secret Feline App Tester

Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 now up for touchy-feely orders

www.engadget.com
If you've been waiting to, literally, get your hands on the submissive A720 all-in-one from Lenovo, now you can. When we got our paws on it back at CES, it's fair to say we were intrigued. Now, the 27-inch 10-point multitouch PC is up for your buying pleasure. The...
Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 now up for touchy-feely orders

Tripbirds is gorgeous, but can social travel fly?

gigaom.com
When I first met Tripbirds founder Ted Valentin at a group lunch a few months ago, I scoffed a little bit at what he was doing. A social travel site? Really? Surely the world has had its fill of them, I said. Travel is one of the most over-populated areas...
Tripbirds is gorgeous, but can social travel fly?
Anything They Can Do, You Can Do Better

Meet the Digital Camera That Lets You Travel Through Time

www.theatlantic.com
BlackBerry's new camera is trying to change, one more time, what photography's all about. At the BlackBerry World conference yesterday, Vivek Bhardwaj introduced a new camera being developed for RIM's new product, the BlackBerry 10 -- one that allows users to detect faces and scroll through frames of the images...
Meet the Digital Camera That Lets You Travel Through Time

Enhanced ebooks are bad for children finds American study

www.guardian.co.uk
Unlike print versions or basic ebooks, enhanced ebooks distract children from the story and stop them remembering narrative details according to new researchAll-singing, all-dancing ebook versions of children's stories might encourage kids to pick up a book, but they don't help with literacy, according to a new study.Researchers at the...
Enhanced ebooks are bad for children finds American study

America’s Pastime: MLB at Bat 2012 app hits 3M downloads with 800K daily average live streams

thenextweb.com
The excellent MLB at Bat 2012 app has hit 3M downloads just 8 days into the regular season, clocking a peak of 1M live streams a day yesterday. The app has delivered 800,000 average live streams of audio and video content since opening day. That means that the app hit...
America’s Pastime: MLB at Bat 2012 app hits 3M downloads with 800K daily average live streams
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?