“This is an injustice that has been largely hidden from most Americans," said the New Jersey senator and presidential hopeful.
Boomerang’s mail tools work as a plug-in for web-based Gmail or the desktop Outlook client. Boomerang Gmail works as an extension (plug-in) for Gmail or Google-hosted Apps accounts, and works with Firefox, Chrome, or Safari browsers. Boomerang Calendar works for Chrome and Firefox, and similarly requires a Google-based email account and calendar (though you can usually sync your email and calendar to Google if that’s a limitation). Boomerang Calendar is free while in its public beta, while Boomerang Gmail gives you 10 message credits every 30 days or so, with monthly plans for unlimited usage. Boomerang Gmail and Calendar are separate apps, while Boomerang Outlook does both of those jobs.
This story originally appeared at Fast Company. While Apple's new products are generally met with fawning praise and long lines, its first map app inspired nothing but complaints. It mislabeled cities, flattened the Statue of Liberty, didn’t include public transportation and is, by one estimate, three-times more likely to get you lost than Google Maps.
This story originally appeared at Fast Company. In a bill barreling towards passing both houses of Congress before the Christmas break, lawmakers are earmarking millions to make life more difficult for hackers in American cyberspace. The new National Defense Authorization Act is said to provide millions for maintaining the Department of Defense's Cyber Command, and for research and development programs to help keep hackers at bay.
There was particularly intense interest in Cook saying that TV remains an "area of intense interest" for Apple. Some took this news as further evidence that 2013 will be the year Apple really leaps into the TV fray. Inevitably in this time of bloodthirsty technology battles, it looks like several other big players also have ideas for bringing TV truly into the 21st century. New data from Morgan Stanley suggests that 18% of American's already own a "smart TV" that's connected to the Web in some way, but only 13% know that they have this capability.
Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the FCC, is pushing for the rules regarding the use of electronic devices to be relaxed in-flight. In a letter to Michael Huerta, acting administrator of the FAA, he has asked the aviation body to "enable greater use of tablets, e-readers and other portable devices." Electric shavers, hearing aids, portable voice recorders, and pacemakers are, of course, permitted. This comes a few months after the aviation body announced it would undertake a study on the subject, although it concluded that "voice communications" during the duration of a flight were still verboten.
As competition from online streaming services, traditional TV networks and premium services like HBO heats up, will Netflix have to start charging its subscribers more to afford the content they want to see? It's a question some analysts and pundits are asking after Netflix announced a deal for the exclusive rights to Disney films starting in 2016, an acquisition that is rumored to cost between $300 million and $350 million. UPDATE: Netflix has pushed back strongly against talk of a potential increase in its monthly fee.
A hitherto quasi-anonymous part of the U.N. (that is, nevertheless, almost 150 years old) is attempting to redraw a quarter century-old communications treaty that opponents say will mark the end of the free Internet. The two-week conference in Dubai is led by the I.T.U., and will see telco regulators representing 193 different countries sit down and discuss the thorny subject of Internet regulation. Google has already nailed its colors to the mast with a Free Internet blogpost and petition, with its chief internet evangelist Vint Cerf adding to the clamor.
Suneet Singh Tuli, the CEO of DataWind, believes that the super-cheap Aakash tablet (called the Ubislate 7ci) will give low-income Indians, and low-income earners in other developing countries, a shot at connectivity--fruit vendors and rickshaw drivers who can't or won't buy a computer, much less a third-screen iPad. “We are used to new tablets that break some performance barrier,” Tuli tells Fast Company. Tuli stopped by the Fast Company offices with the latest version of DataWind's ultra-cheap tablet.
How many words do you think you've typed on Facebook since activating your account? According to Zeebly's Social Me analysis app, since 2005 I've penned 1,036 status updates and written 15,202 words. Zeebly launched in August 2012, creating a patent pending system that sifts through copious amounts of Facebook data we've gleefully been uploading for years.
Apple has announced the highly anticipated iPad Mini. The Cupertino giant has also created a whole new line of accessories for customers to swoon over, including a teeny new Smart Cover. Available in six different colors, the iPad Mini Smart Cover has been redesigned to fit the 7.9-inch display of Apple's latest tablet.
To buy, or not to buy a new iPhone 5? Apple revealed its newest smartphone on Wednesday during a media event in San Francisco, showing off a slender new device that retails at a starting price of $199. To help with your decision, check out our gallery (below) to see 7 things the iPhone 5 has that its predecessor doesn't.