with smarts: Interior designer
knows stars' homes inside out 6-15-13
ANGELES — The gig: Emily Schuman, 30, is the lifestyle
maven behind the popular blog Cupcakes and Cashmere, a
confectionary collection of stylish outfits, recipes,
home decor tips and do-it-yourself projects. Think
Martha Stewart meets Carrie Bradshaw.
Office for iPhone helpful for subscribers 6-15-13
YORK — The wait is over for the iPhone version of
Microsoft's Office software. With
the free app, users can quickly and easily edit, save
and share documents on the go. But there's a catch: You
have to be an Office 365 subscriber to use it. And the
mobile version is so bare bones, it may not do much to
attract new subscribers.
care for the elderly is moving into the digital age 6-3-13
N.J. — Sensors under the mattresses of elderly
residents with dementia track how much they sleep at
night. Others in the showers note how often they bathe,
while sensors in the walls watch over their movements.
operators buff up guides for Internet age
— After years of making money providing Internet
service, cable TV companies are now tapping the power of
the Internet to improve clunky program guides that are a
relic of the 1990s.
Savant: It's an app-user's world for some of the best
travel helpers 5-31-13
you might expect, some of the best apps out there for
mobile devices like smart phones and tablets are all
about being mobile.
count apps for smartphones are nothing to sneeze at 5-31-13
O’Reilly’s spring allergy survival kit includes the
usual stuff — nasal sprays, allergy pills and a box of
tissues. This season, she’s added a new weapon to her
line of defense: an app on her smartphone.
talk, surf more than Europeans on cells 5-31-13
YORK — Americans pay more for their cell service than
Europeans, but they're getting a lot more use out of
their phones, a global wireless trade group said
dive in to create a wealth of autism apps 5-20-13
times, Andy Shih still finds himself overwhelmed by the
groundswell of interest in autism applications he’s
seen in the three years since Apple Inc. released the
Toshiba brings high-res screen to Windows
YORK — Last year, Apple added a visually stunning
option to its MacBooks: screens with ultra-high
resolution. These "Retina" displays reveal
four times as much detail as any Windows laptop screen
... until now. Toshiba just released a new laptop line
with a Retina-level display.
CEO unveils 'slim, sleek' new version 5-15-13
Fla. — BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd.
unveiled a lower-cost BlackBerry that is designed to
entice consumers in emerging markets as the company
stepped up efforts to regain market share lost to the
iPhone and Android devices.
courses changing college classrooms - especially in the
— It was the sort of discussion that happens hundreds
of times a day in America’s college classrooms — an
English professor and her students grappled with Percy
Bysshe Shelley’s poem, "To a Skylark,"
trying to pry meaning from words written nearly two
Pinterest update cleaner, easier to manage 5-09-13
YORK — Don't worry, Pinterest fans: Your sprawling
virtual pegboards of wedding dresses, handmade jewelry,
craft projects and food porn haven't changed
dramatically. They're just easier to manage.
touching up Windows 8 to address gripes 5-07-13
FRANCISCO — Microsoft is retooling the latest version
of its Windows operating system to address complaints
and confusion that have been blamed for deepening a
slump in personal computer sales.
Buzz: Make like you're a local with Tripzaar.com 4-22-13
Couchsurfing.com, which connects travelers looking for a
place to stay with those offering to share their home,
and Viator.com, which finds and books tours and travel
experiences, had a baby, Tripzaar would be their bright
and smiley first-born.
takes on social-media parenting 4-15-13
pictures. Cyber mommy cat fights. Detailed accounts of
changing a baby’s diaper on a table at Burger King.
media are the new 'plus one' at weddings 4-8-13
— Becca Dilley remembers the first time she saw
newlyweds leaning in for the traditional kiss while arms
rose from the sea of guests — holding iPads aloft to
record the moment. "I have yet not to find it
electronics move on from iPhone, to iWatch and beyond 4-1-13
can wear your heart on your sleeve. Why not your
a burgeoning trend that has captivated Silicon Valley, a
mind-boggling array of "wearable electronics"
has begun to arrive, not just at a website or clothing
outlet near you, but on an arm, a face, a wrist and even
a pinkie finger.
remodeling goes social as tech startup transforms
remodeling, one of the biggest industries in the
country, is being transformed by the Internet with a
push from a fast-growing startup in Silicon Valley.
frustrated bad boys, violent video games become more
people playing violent video games blowing off steam, or
are they developing habits of violence that may play
themselves out off-screen? In the wake of a wave of
school shootings that have touched off debate about the
roots of violence, those are more than academic