Apple Patent Reveals Plans to Include Thunderbolt on iOS iPhone, iPad

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Apple already includes its Thunderbolt port, created as a collaboration with Intel, on its MacBook and iMac, but the standard may also be going mobile as well. The iOS-maker has recently filed for patents to use Thunderbolt on mobile devices, including the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. At the very least, Thunderbolt would be able […]

Ford Evos: Cloud-Connected Concept Car Coming to America

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The Ford Evos is making its North American debut at CES 2012 next year. Ford’s concept car is a technology showcase that goes far beyond giving driving directions or pairing with your mobile phone. The Evos integrates driving performance with cloud computing and social networking. Ford already offers autos loaded with Sync  and is in […]

Dolphin Browser 7.0 Arrives With Browser Sync

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The popular Dolphin Browser got Android just for a major upgrade today that takes your favorite browser to the cloud. The Dolphin Browser is a replacement for your standard Android browser that allows you to customize gestures, change your browser from mobile to desktop so that you can get your full browsing experience when you […]

How to Sync Email, Contacts and Calendar with iCloud

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The new iCloud replaces MobileMe, Apple’s previous tool for syncing personal information data like email, contacts and calendars. While I would recommend using something more feature-rich like Google Apps, which has all three and adds Google Docs and much more, you still might want to use the new iCloud feature to have a second copy […]

Spotify Hitches Ride with Ford SYNC

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Ford and Spotify demonstrated exactly how what I’d like to have in my car at the TechCrunch Hackathon. Using Ford’s SYNC API, Spotify was able to integrate its iOS app into a Ford’s SYNC demo unit. Spotify is a music service that streams music on demand. Like competitors Pandora and Slacker, you can search by […]

Win a 30GB SugarSync Account Telling Us How You Would Use It

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The only thing more frustrating than leaving a file at home when you really need it is being unable to send a file to a co-worker or family member because it is too big for email. If you commonly encounter these problems, you need to check out SugarSync and enter our SugarSync Back to school giveaway for […]

Publish Sync Posts to Google+ Facebook and Twitter From One Place

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If you are a Google+ user who wants to put your posts there and on Twitter and/or Facebook, the tool for you is Publish Sync: a Chrome-only extension. There are not many options for cross-posting your updates to Google+ as well as the other social networking services. This one seems to do the job. You will only […]

iCloud Drops MobileMe’s Mac OS X Sync Settings Features

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iCloud won’t include one of the most useful MobileMe features – OS X Settings synchronization. Things like the layout of your OS X Dock icons, keychain passwords and user names and all of your email accounts will not be synced between devices via the new iCloud service. When I first made the leap to the […]

MyFord Touch Hands On Video: Voice and Touch Combine For In Car Control

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Touchscreens aren’t new to cars, but just like on our phones and tablets, the screens are getting larger and the user interfaces are getting better. The new MyFord Touch system is an evolution of the voice controlled SYNC system which we reviewed last summer, adding in a touchscreen and easy access to smartphone apps like […]

Google Sync for iOS Gets Three Important Updates

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Google announced an update to their sync service for iOS devices like the Apple iPhone and iPad bringing three welcome feature updates. The ability to search all email – not just locally stored Calendar events invitation handling Send Mail As which lets you send messages with a different return address than the one being used […]

In Wake of iOS 5, iCloud Announcements, Microsoft Details SkyDrive Features for Windows Phone 7 Mango Update

After Apple had announced its next-generation iOS 5 software and the iCloud photo, documents, and music synchronization engine with the cloud, Microsoft is revealing more information about its SkyDrive document and photo synchronization service as part of the Windows Phone 7 Mango update that’s slated to come this fall. SkyDrive is a cloud-based service that […]

RIM Makes Push Into Social Calendaring with Tungle Acquisition

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Research in Motion, makers of the BlackBerry smartphone, has announced that it has acquired Tungle, which integrates with existing social networks and cloud-based calendaring systems to share their appointments, events, and calendar regardless of platform. In its blog, RIM says, “The Tungle team is bringing their expertise in cloud-based, cross-platform, calendar management to the BlackBerry […]

HTC Thunderbolt: How to Get Better Battery Life [Android]

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The HTC Thunderbolt is a pretty amazing phone, but the first 4G LTE phone on Verizon’s network has at least one major issue — it can drain a standard battery in 4 hours while browsing in a 4G network area. While many will see their Thunderbolt last longer, since they won’t be browsing the web […]

Facebook Contacts Sync in Violation of Android’s TOS

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Google is re-igniting its war with Facebook, but this time the war is fought much closer to home on the Android home front. With the recently deployed Android 2.3 Gingerbread over the air update to rectify some of the Nexus S‘s many problems, Google is removing the Facebook contacts synchronization feature that would allow Android […]

Windows Phone 7 Connector Debuts on Mac App Store for Synchronization

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Microsoft has released its Windows Phone 7 Connector software, which has now existed beta, on the Mac App Store, which will allow users of the company’s Windows Phone 7 platform and Zune devices to synchronize multimedia content from their iTunes library to the Microsoft-powered devices. The Windows Phone 7 Connector will also allow users to […]

HP Topaz webOS Specs and Details Leaked

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With HP having already teased that it will launch a webOS-based tablet in the near future, we now have more information about its Topaz codenamed tablet, of which the company has filed for the Touchpad trademark. Along with the hardware specs for the tablet and its ability to sync wirelessly with the cloud, PreCentral has […]

RIM Updates BlackBerry Desktop Sync Software for Mac, Windows PC

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Research in Motion has launched updates to its BlackBerry Desktop Software for Windows and Mac. The Mac update now supports synchronization with BlackBerry 6 devices, like the newly launched BlackBerry Torch on AT&T or the BlackBerry Style on Sprint, and will allow users to switch devices and synchronize media–including music–over WiFi. Mac users can grab […]