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Cookie Viewer review

Cookie Viewer lets you see what cookies are on your computer, when they were created, and when they expire, along with other useful data. With this app in place, you'll never have to wonder what cookies could be lurking on your computer, and you can easily remove any that you choose.

The interface for this app is not flashy, but it gets the job done. There is also a Help feature that contains a lot of good information and can really give you an idea of how to get the most out of the program. When you're ready … Read more

Soft4Boost Update Checker review

Soft4Boost Update Checker checks for available updates for all of the programs on your computer, so you can be sure you're always up to date. No matter how many apps you have on your computer, you won't have to worry that they're out of date when you have this software to check for you.

This app is available in multiple languages including English, Dutch, Danish, Spanish, French, Italian, and more. You can make your language preference selection during installation, and you can change it at any time. Once the program is installed, the highly intuitive interface gives … Read more

Cambly - English Teacher review

Cambly - English Teacher gives you access to native-speaking English tutors, so you can practice conversation and develop your skills. Now you can chat in English anytime from your phone just by logging in to this app, although only the first five minutes of conversation are free. After that, you'll have to pay to converse with a tutor.

To begin using Cambly - English Teacher, you have to log in, either through Facebook or by creating an account with your e-mail address. We did receive an error message while setting up the account, although it was inaccurate and the … Read more

PhotoWrite Free review

PhotoWrite Free provides you with tools and effects that you can add to your photos to create special mementos or holiday greetings. With this tool, you can add all of the information you want to your images so that they convey the whole story behind the shot, and share or save them.

This app has an intuitive and straightforward interface, with options on the home screen for selecting a photo or reading more about the app. You can choose a photo from your camera roll, take one through the app, or use one that you've previously saved in the … Read more

After rough IPO, concern for Apple supplier Japan Display

Japan Display, the world's largest smartphone display supplier, had a rough IPO on Wednesday.

When Japan Display (JDI) listed its shares in a $3.1 billion initial public offering Wednesday, the price at opening dropped 15 percent below the IPO price, as reported by Nikkei.

This despite the fact that the IPO price of 900 yen (about $8.87) was at the lower end of the suggested IPO range, according to The Wall Street Journal.

And the share price got as low as 706 yen on Wednesday.

"The [IPO] pricing was wrong," Amir Anvarzadeh, director of Japan … Read more

iPhone 6 may include sensors to detect the weather, says analyst

It's not the heat, it's the humidity. And Apple's next iPhone may feel it just like you do.

Expected to arrive this year, the iPhone 6 could come equipped with its own barometer to automatically detect the temperature, humidity, and air pressure, according to ESM-China analyst Sun Changxu. In a report covered by blog site G for Games, Chagxu cited "sources close to the matter" as responsible for this latest tidbit.

Assuming the report is true, Apple will be playing catch-up with Samsung, which added weather sensors to its Galaxy S4 a year ago. Of … Read more

Analysts on Apple: Looking to iPhone 6 upside

Wedge Partners and Pacific Crest weighed in on the rumored iPhone 6 this week, with Wedge also offering speculation on other possible products like the iWatch and a bigger iPad as well as strategies for services at Apple.

Overall, the research note from Wedge Partners' Brian Blair, as posted by Barron's, was upbeat, stating that "Apple's next array of products" provide an "opportunity" for investors. Apple shares have an upside this year of more than 20 percent, he said.

Andy Hargreaves at Pacific Crest was also optimistic, citing the iPhone 6.

"Apple is … Read more

LG G3 could be dustproof and water resistant, report indicates

LG's successor to the G2 could be both water resistant and dust-proof, according to Korea's ETNews.

Presumably, the handset will be known as the G3 and will make its debut in the second half of the year. Hardware specifications are a bit muddy at this point, but the rumor is already churning. Early chatter suggests a Quad HD (1,440x2,560 pixels) display, a 64-bit processor, and a 16-megapixel rear camera may be in order for the smartphone.

Looking ahead, I'd anticipate more handset manufacturers to adopt water resistance and dust proof capabilities. Sony, for example, has … Read more

This holographic iPhone 6 concept could change everything

Over the years, I've taken some heat for saying that the iPhone jumped the shark years ago or predicting that the iPhone 6 will be more run of the mill than a runaway hit. So far, I've yet to see anything on the horizon that will prompt me to eat those words someday soon, except maybe if this crazy holographic iPhone 6 concept miraculously came to market.

Put together by yet another Italian design outfit -- this time the Set Solution -- the concept imagines a new iPhone with holographic projectors on the side that allow the user to interact with projected screens alongside the physical display. Also demonstrated is how a vertically projected hologram might be used for applications like 3D gaming.… Read more

Silver Spring to network 75,000 Florida streetlights

In a sign of what modernizing infrastructure means in the Internet era, Silver Spring Networks, which brings IP networking to power grids, will install 75,000 networked streetlights for Florida Power & Light in the Miami-Dade County region, the company said Thursday.

The lights will be linked together with a wireless "mesh" network -- one where data is transferred among its members hop by hop without relying as much on central network equipment to route traffic. The network itself is IPv6 -- the new version 6 of the Internet Protocol that's gradually spreading across the Net, making … Read more