Category Archives: Cool Websites

  • Google New “Collections” Feature

    Google New “Collections” Feature

    Watch out, Pinterest, you’ve got new competition. Google has now rolled out a new feature on its search engine that offers users an easy way to save to save images they find to collections they can reference at a later time. The search giant suggests you could use the feature for saving things like hairstyle examples […]

  • Google+ gets an overhaul, refocuses on communities and collections

    Google+ gets an overhaul, refocuses on communities and collections

    Google+ ain’t dead, yet. The moribund social network has received a new shot at life with a redesign focused on allowing users to gather in communities devoted to certain topics. The change involves a full redesign of the service across the Web, Android, and iOS devices that users can choose to test when they sign […]

  • Google redesigns Google+ to attract users

    Google redesigns Google+ to attract users

    The newly redesigned Google+ is here. The company introduced a revamped version of the Google+ app and website that reorganizes the social network around its Communities and Collections features. The revamped Google+ emphasizes Communities and Collections, which the companyintroduced earlier this year. Communities is the network’s groups feature while Collections allow users to group posts […]

  • what people think about Twitter ‘likes’

    what people think about Twitter 'likes'

    It’s been a little over 24 hours since Twitter replaced its star-clad favorite button with a like button that flashes a congratulatory heart when pressed. In that time the social network has been abuzz with comparisons to Facebook, complaints about the implications of a digital heart over a virtual star, and tongue-in-cheek calls for people […]

  • Apple is training its store staff to offer fashion advice

    Apple is training its store staff to offer fashion advice

    Now that the Apple Watch is close to launch, Apple is getting its stores ready to sell the wearable — and apparently, that involves turning its T-shirt-wearing staffers into fashion gurus. A 9to5Mac leak has revealed that the company is asking retail employees to suggest different watches based on how you dress and your lifestyle, […]

  • Study says Android 4.0 and iOS 8 are most likely to crash your apps

    Study says Android 4.0 and iOS 8 are most likely to crash your apps

    Ever had the feeling that certain phone operating systems are more likely to crash your apps than others? It’s not just you. Crittercism has posted its latest breakdown of crash reports from about 20,000 apps, and it’s clear that certain operating systems aren’t as friendly as others. On Android, Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) is most […]

  • There’s magic everywhere

    There's magic everywhere

    The past couple of articles I’ve written about Apple may paint the company in a negative light. One might misinterpret those posts as saying “Apple is doomed.” I think given profitability, cash on hand and product pipeline, that is a ridiculous statement. Apple is moving faster, with more products and its biggest changes, than ever […]

  • MacID: Unlock your Mac with Touch ID

    MacID: Unlock your Mac with Touch ID

    Even though my 27-inch iMac is in my home office and usually not apt to be “played with” by unauthorized personnel other than my cats, I make sure that it auto-locks whenever I’m away from the keyboard for even a few minutes. Of course, that means entering my long and ever-changing password every time I […]

  • Five products from 2014 I can’t live without: Kelly Hodgkins

    Five products from 2014 I can't live without: Kelly Hodgkins

    With 2015 right around the corner, the team at TUAW has been looking back at 2014 and reminiscing about their favorite apps and products of 2014. It’s my turn to chime in, and I’ve decided to combine the best of both world’s by including apps, Apple hardware and Apple-related accessories in my list. Osprey Axis […]

  • Best 3rd Party App Stores for PC

    Best 3rd Party App Stores for PC

    The popularity of smartphones and tablets from Google and Apple have of course changed the technology industry, but they’ve also changed the way we acquire software. For example, when you’re browsing for iPhone apps you likely find the apps through the Apple AppStore the majority of the time. Alternatively, when browsing for Android apps, you […]