Erica Ho

Erica Ho was previously a reporter for TIME in Hong Kong where she wrote about tech, pop culture and Asian international affairs. Before that, she was at Gizmodo, Lifehacker and AOL. She now currently runs Map Happy, a travel blog.

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Showtime Pulls ‘Dexter’, Other Shows Out of Netflix

It’s time to say sayonara to Showtime shows on Netflix. By the summertime, the television service will pull early seasons of “Dexter” and “Californication” on the online-streaming service. Wondering why you weren’t seeing any newer episodes of “Dexter” or never got introduced to “Nurse Jackie”?

Instead, the pulled …

Guess What, Amazon’s App Store Is Open for Business

Well, I guess it doesn’t matter what Apple thinks, because the Amazon’s app store for Android is now open for business and its got 3,800 apps ready to go.

All the apps are available for free, or for a few cents, and or dollars. Luckily you don’t have to waste your pittance on something you don’t like – you can test drive the …

Apple Sues Amazon Over “App Store” Trademark

Just a day after leaked shots of Amazon’s app store surfaced online, Apple filed a complaint in court that their trademark “App Store” was being used. Looks like Amazon may have accidentally ruffled some feathers.

According to a Bloomberg report, the Apple lawsuit states “Amazon has begun improperly using Apple’s App Store …

Google Blames China for Slowing Down Gmail

The concept of “free internet” never really takes hold until the very first moment you sit down at a Chinese computer and type in ‘’. Here in China, it’s blocked. And even though tech giant Google pulled out of mainland China over a year ago, it’s only been harder to access Google’s services recently.

One of the …

The PolyPly Concept Stand Holds All Your iDevices

It’s a shame this prototype stand is not commercially available, but art student Andrew Kim just proved you can make a pretty nice looking stand by yourself. (Well, if you have access to a laser cutter.)

The stand itself is made from some acrylic plastic and birch plywood, and can hold up to three devices: mainly an iPad, an iPod …

Will Microsoft Office Eventually Include Facebook Chat?

Could it be true that Microsoft plans to launch its next version of Office with Facebook chat? It’s possible. According to a job posting found by ZDNet, Microsoft might have its sights set that way.

The next version of Microsoft’s office suite is Office 15, and no one is quite sure if it’ll find its way bundled with the next …

Twitter Your Way to a Free New York Times

Did you hear about the news yesterday? Well, it’s a good thing it’s still free because the Gray Lady of news, the New York Times, is going to start charging readers for access later this month.

If you’re a frequent user of the Times website, be prepared for a shock come March 28. Readers will still be able to read 20 articles a …

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