A patent application from Apple outlines a device with a flexible screen worn on your wrist, adding fuel to the recent iWatch rumors. The patent application describes a "wearable accessory device" which "includes a flexible display coupled to a bi-stable spring." If that sounds vague, Apple was kind enough to explain that it's actually talking about a "slap wrap" type of bracelet.
With thousands of apps and limitless online resources for any task imaginable, we take our phones everywhere. Smartphones are used as mirrors, navigation guides and cook books, but maneuvering your iPhone while measuring ingredients can get messy. Salutoo Skins, a self-adhesive iPhone accessory, may make your device even more accessible. The skin allows you to stick your phone to any flat surface.
Google has added file previews to Google Drive, a nifty feature which will help users quickly find the document they want. Previews will show up automatically when you open photos, videos or PDF files. For Google documents, you can also get the preview by right-clicking on the file name and selecting "preview". The preview window offers a fair share of options as well.
Unless you’ve been living with that Russian family cut off from human contact since before World War II, you may have noticed that pretty much every video worth a watch on YouTube has an ad in front of it. This, of course, is not an accident. This is a carefully built and highly profitable scheme created by the good people of Google, and one that's been netting top YouTubers annual salaries of well over a hundred grand per year.
Twitter on Wednesday opened the floodgates to a torrent of new advertising. While that's going to be great for revenues, there's a risk of an oversaturation of ads in the stream. Balancing user experience with monetization needs is a delicate task for any media company, but Twitter is uniquely vulnerable. As Clark Fredricksen, VP at eMarketer, points out, Twitter does not have a right column for direct-response ads the way Facebook does.
When you think of Craigslist, you probably imagine the sparsely designed Internet agora of job listings, apartment rentals and just about everything else in between. But what do you really know about the community-driven e-commerce hub? We dug into Craigslist's About page to learn some lesser-known facts.
iMadeFace is one of the hottest new apps, enabling anyone with an iPhone to turn their social avatars into cartoonish versions of their self. Last week, we asked you to submit your best iMadeFace self-portraits. You sent us some amazing submissions, and we loved seeing the creative interpretations of your photos. In a matter of minutes, anyone can use iMadeFace to draw an animated doppleganger.
The Boston Globe is officially up for grabs. The New York Times Company announced Wednesday that it plans to sell the New England Media Group, which includes The Boston Globe, Boston.com and The Worcester Telegram & Gazette. The Times is also looking to sell off its 49% stake in Metro Boston.