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New iOS app does more than suggest restaurants, it tells you what to order

A new app uses online reviews and photos from Instagram to generate suggestions for individual orders at restaurants.

Dell executive warns Microsoft to change Surface for Windows RT branding

A Dell executive has suggested that Microsoft rename its Windows RT OS for the Surface tablet since it is not compatible with standard Windows apps.

Skype offers a month of free and unlimited worldwide calling

If you have friends or family around the world and fancy calling them on their landline or mobile phone this Christmas, Skype's offering free calls for a month to a long list of countries.

Lost no more: Google Maps for iOS gets 10 million downloads in first two days

With all the fuss surrounding Apple Maps, it's hardly surprising that millions of iOS users clamored to download Google Maps immediately upon its release last week.
Social Media

State of the Web: Newtown, and the shameful rise of the instant lynch mob

The horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, exposed another kind of violence: The rising ferocity of the Internet lynch mob, which turns more innocent people into victims of another sort.
Android Army

Samsung reveals the Galaxy Grand, a new smartphone with a 5-inch screen and Android 4.1.2

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Grand, a smartphone/tablet hybrid with a 5-inch screen, which fits in-between the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note in the company's ever-expanding range.
Social Media

London fire department may offer option to tweet emergencies instead of just calling

The UK capital's fire service is considering allowing people to tweet emergencies as it looks at ways of using social media to help improve communication with the public.

Apple’s request for Samsung sales ban rejected by US judge; Samsung’s retrial bid also denied

US District Court judge Lucy Koh has rejected Apple's request for a sales ban on a number of Samsung mobile devices deemed by a jury in August to have infringed Apple patents. Meanwhile, Samsung has failed in its bid for a retrial based on…
Home Theater

Hulu Plus hits three million subscriber milestone

Working to improve Hulu Plus on the Web and home theater hardware over the past year, the streaming video company is continuing to attract new subscribers.
Home Theater

Amazon signs an exclusive deal for TNT’s Falling Skies, The Closer

Ideal for fans of science fiction shows and crime dramas, Amazon has inked a new content deal for the benefit of Amazon Prime subscribers.
Home Theater

YouTube rolls out YouTube Capture, a standalone video recording and editing app

YouTube has unveiled its own standalone video recording and editing app called YouTube Capture, which we found offered rudimentary editing tools, but was dead simple to use.

Facebook updates ‘Nearby’ feature with heavier social integration

Facebook is rolling out an update to its mobile app that will improve its 'Nearby' feature.