Gadgets

Apple Shoves ‘Lite’ Apps into ‘Try Before You Buy’ Section

If you’ve made your way through the iPhone’s App Store, you’ve no doubt noticed several apps being sold for a certain price alongside a “lite” version of the same app. It’s more or less a feature-restricted version of the app meant to entice you to buy the full version.

There’s now a new section of the App Store called “Try Before You …

Droid X To Get Froyo In September

A discussion about issues with Exchange over at Motorola’s support forums has revealed a tentative release date for Froyo for the Droid X. According to Motorola employee Matt, Droid X users will get the Froyo (Android 2.2) update in early September.

A fix for this will be included in the upgrade to Android 2.2 scheduled for …

Apple Rumors Suggest New iPods, Smaller iPad, and More

Ah yes, more Apple rumors. About as dependable in frequency as they are undependable in accuracy, they must all be reported no matter what. This latest round comes from iLounge, who cites a “highly reliable source” while cautioning us to “take this report with the requisite grains of salt.” They do pretty good work over there at …

Acer Taking a Second Stab at Hybrid Android/Win XP Netbook

Back in October of last year, Acer went down a seldom travelled path by serving up a 10-inch netbook (shown above) running both Windows XP and Android. It received lukewarm reviews early on, with most of the criticism stemming from the lack of access to the Android Market and a dedicated Gmail app. It ran Flash, though, and seemed to …

The Great Depression in Color

A series of photos taken by the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information form 1939-1943 have been published by denverpost.com and are said to be “some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression” in rural America. The photos were originally shown in a 2006 exhibit titled “Bound for Glory: …

The Dual Screen Experience Of Kick-Ass: Win A Blu-ray Copy!

With yesterday’s release of Kick-Ass on DVD and Blu-ray, we called on Chris Brown, president and CEO of customized digital media company Metabeam, to walk us through the Blu-ray disc dual-screen experience, Metamenu – controllable by your iPhone or Android-platform smartphone. Download the free Metamenu app and your phone will …

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