Gloria Sin

Gloria Sin

Gloria’s tech journey really began when she was studying user centered design in university, and developed a love for observing how people actually use technology. Her bylines include Fast Company, ZDNet, and Tom’s Hardware. She often judges mobile apps competitions like the SIIA CODiE Awards and the Mobile Apps Showdown at CES. When she’s not tripping over various cords and plugs, you can probably find her skating up a storm in a ice rink somewhere.
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Mozilla revamps Firefox to look more like Chrome, sets release date for October

Mozilla is giving the next-gen Firefox a major makeover codenamed Australis. Say hello to rounded tabs and add-on buttons and widgets next to the main toolbar, and goodbye to user-created toolbars.
Computing

Microsoft shows off first public demo of Windows 8.1 at Computex 2013

Microsoft releases a preview video of Windows 8.1 that puts some of its new features into action, including the new motion-sensing wallpapers, Bing-powered search, 4-app Snap mode, and the new lock screen as photo frame.
Computing

Microsoft considers restructuring into a ‘devices and services company’

MIcrosoft CEO Steve Ballmer is reportedly reorganizing the company to reflect its changing business from being all about software, to putting more focus on hardware and products like the Surface tablet and SkyDrive
Computing

Dell refreshes XPS 12 and XPS 27 with Haswell chips; intros 21-inch touch monitor

Today at Computex 2013, Dell announced its most popular machines are getting the Haswell upgrade. This includes the iconic XPS 12 Ultrabook, XPS 27 all-in-one, and XPS 8700 desktop PC.
Computing

Seagate’s 5mm Laptop Ultrathin SATA HDD is small enough to fit into a tablet

Seagate introduces two 5mm-thin SATA drives for desktops, laptops, Ultrabooks, and even future tablets that you can upgrade on your own. The 500GB model retails for $90 and is available now.
Computing

Rumor: MacBook Pros and Airs to get Haswell chips and minor tweaks at WWDC 2013

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo updates his latest report on what we can expect from WWDC 2013: new Haswell-powered MacBook Pros and Airs, non-Retina 13-inch Pros to be discontinued, and dual-mics coming to the Air.
Computing

The iPad is a PC! At least according to Microsoft…

Microsoft's Frank X. Shaw believes iPads and other tablets should be considered personal computers, too. Slates just happen to be in a more mobile form factor than traditional computers, and are just as useful.
Computing

Apple knocks $100 off 13-inch MacBook Pros for students

Just days before Intel formally launches its new Haswell chips at Computex, and weeks before WWDC 2013, Apple quietly slashes prices on two 13-inch MacBook Pros for students based in the U.S.
Computing

Windows 8.1 features confirmed: Start button (not menu), boot to desktop, and more

Ahead of Windows 8.1's public preview on June 26, Microsoft reveals some new changes that are coming to the platform, which includes a new Start button, boot-to-Desktop, IE11, and Bing-powered search.
Computing

Office 365 Home Premium reaches 1 million subscribers in just over 100 days

Microsoft's new Office is the "best-selling" edition of the productivity suite, with Office 365 Home Premium signing up a million users in just 3.5 months since its launch on January 29, 2013.
Computing

Transporter v2.0 gets Dropbox-like software reboot, new iOS and Android apps

Just six months after producing the first-gen Transporters, the Connected Data team is back with version 2.0, complete with a new interface that offers Dropbox-like features and new mobile apps.
Computing

Acer’s new $200 C710 Chromebook ditches the HDD for a 16GB SSD

Acer introduces a $200 C710 Chromebook. Basically identical to the $280 C710, the new model comes with a 16GB SSD and 2GB RAM instead of a 320GB HDD. This latest budget Chromebook is available at Best Buy now.