Meghan McDonough

Meghan McDonough

Meghan J. McDonough is a Chicago-based purveyor of consumer technology and music. She previously wrote for LAPTOP Magazine and is currently an on-air DJ for CHIRPRadio.org. She is often found drinking gigantic iced coffees  – even during Chicago’s infamous winters.

iTunes 11.0.3 update arrives with new miniplayer and improved multi-disc support

Apple released an update to iTunes today, bringing it up to version 11.0.3. After the massive makeover the app received back in November, the latest version won't turn your musical world upside down, but It does boast a new miniplayer, multi-disc support, and…

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Next-gen Google Maps brings better imagery, tailored results, and more

Today at Google I/O, we were blown away by the new version of Google Maps. It is launching today by invite only for the desktop and includes more detailed directions, social network integration, and tons of 3D images.

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Chrome OS: What will be unveiled at Google I/O?

Google's annual I/O developer conference starts tomorrow, and the tech rumor mill is at full tilt with speculation. Here's what we know about what may be coming to Chrome OS this week.

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DIY cartography: Hands on with MapBox’s new open-source ‘iD’ editor in OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap is an open source community mapping project that uses a combination of satellite images and human input to create maps. One contributor, MapBox just released a new map editor for OpenStreetMap called iD, and we went hands on with the software.

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Forget Mr. Clean: Our tips to spring cleaning and speeding up your PC

Spring has sprung and it's time to clean up your computer. Cleaning both the inside and outside will make it run efficiently and help extend the life of its physical components. From cleaning the hardware to tidying up the software, we'll help you get your PC…

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Nvidia exec says Tegra 4 will power Windows RT tablets

Nvidia's vice president of computing products, Rene Haas, told investors on a quarterly call that next-generation Tegra 4 processors will power Windows RT devices.

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OpenStreetMap and MapBox launch ‘iD’ editor community mapping tool

OpenStreetMap is trying to beat Google at its own game using a combination of satellite data and a community of cartographers. Today, OSM and MapBox released a new map editor called iD that allows aspiring cartographers to edit OpenStreetMap's map database and…

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Adobe enters hardware space with Project Mighty stylus and Project Napoleon ruler

During Adobe's MAX conference in Los Angeles, the company announced two new hardware endeavors called Project Mighty and Project Napoleon that are designed to work with Adobe's touch and tablet apps.

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Acer Aspire R7: Everything you need to know

Acer dropped a design first at its event in New York City this morning: a laptop-tablet hybrid with a display that can "float" above the keyboard. The Acer Aspire R7 is certainly unlike any notebook we've seen.

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Google intros Hangouts Remote Desktop, makes family tech support less frustrating

Paging the family tech support specialist! Google just upgraded Google Hangouts to include the ability to remotely control another user's desktop. Instead of a patience-testing phone call, you'll be able to fix Grandma's computer yourself – even if you're…

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Intel’s Haswell chip coming to Google Chromebooks, bringing better battery life

Intel's new Haswell chip, which promises extra long battery life, will be used in new iterations of the Chromebook, giving it up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge. But will a better battery be enough to get people to buy a Chrome-OS-running…

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Latest Windows 8.1 screenshots reveal new lock screen app alarm options

Screenshots from one of latest builds of Windows 8.1, Build 9385, have surfaced showing new options for the lock screen, user access control, and updated developer tools for Internet Explorer 11.

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Skype starts Outlook.com integration, video voicemail comes to Windows desktop beta

Microsoft is rolling out Outlook.com with Skype integration to UK users and plans to roll it out to the U.S. and Germany in the next few weeks. Skype's video voicemail service was also updated.

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SideWays eye-tracking prototype sees what you’re ogling while shopping

SideWays is an eye-tracking prototype that's able to recognize up to 14 pairs of eyes. Created by Andreas Bulling and colleagues, it could be used for much more than just an advertising tactic.

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Samsung intros ATIV Book 5 Ultrabook and ATIV Book 6 laptop with touchscreens

Samsung surprised us today with two new touchscreen notebooks: the Samsung ATIV Book 5 Ultrabook, and the Samsung ATIV Book 6 laptop. Both are available for pre-order today and serve different needs.

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