Articles By Ian Paul

SkyDrive workaround enables Office Web Apps for iPad

Microsoft’s Office Web Apps-SkyDrive combo are great tools for working online, as long as you’re using a traditional mouse-and-keyboard PC. But if you’re using a tablet such as an iPad or one of

Published on: July 20th, 2012 Ian Paul

Why BlackBerry fans should be (even more) worried now

Research In Motion late Thursday said release of BlackBerry 10, the company's last-ditch effort to keep BlackBerry smartphones relevant, will be delayed until the first three months of 2013.The company says getting BB10

Published on: June 29th, 2012 Ian Paul

Apple expected to shut down Ping social network

Apple will soon shut down its music-focused social network Ping in favor of partnerships with Facebook and Twitter, according to an online report. Since its launch with iTunes 10 about 21 months ago, Ping has failed

Published on: June 13th, 2012 Ian Paul

Why Facebook Camera sucks

After paying $1 billion for Instagram about six weeks ago, Facebook recently launched its own Instagram clone, Facebook Camera, and like many people I wanted to check it out right away.“Great, it’ll be

Published on: May 25th, 2012 Ian Paul

Windows Phone Marketplace now only compatible with Mango

If you're having trouble downloading apps from the Windows Phone Marketplace, you just might be a pre-Mango Windows Phone 7 user. Microsoft is now enforcing a rule that only users of Windows Phone 7.5, codenamed

Published on: May 23rd, 2012 Ian Paul

5 ways Microsoft SkyDrive is better than Google Drive

Amid the excitement over Google Drive, the search giant's new Dropbox competitor, Microsoft recently improved a similar online sync and storage service, SkyDrive. Microsoft added the ability to store files online and sync

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Ian Paul

New iPad heat not a hot-button issue for consumers

Apple's third-generation iPad is hot, but this time in a good way, says Consumer Reports. The consumer reviews magazine created a stir two weeks ago when it said the latest Apple tablet could get as

Published on: April 2nd, 2012 Ian Paul

Angry Birds Space gets 10 M downloads three days after release

Fans of Angry Birds Space downloaded the game 10 million times in less than three days after launching Thursday for Android, iOS, Mac and Windows, Game maker Rovio said Monday. Angry Birds Space

Published on: March 26th, 2012 Ian Paul

Will Windows 8 tablets just confuse consumers?

Is Microsoft headed for disaster later this year when Windows 8 debuts on tablet devices some of which will not be able to run Windows 7 desktop apps, despite supporting an optional desktop

Published on: March 19th, 2012 Ian Paul

Siri ads misleading, class-action suit claims

A Brooklyn man recently launched a class-action lawsuit against Apple over Siri, the popular personal digital assistant on the iPhone 4S, claiming the feature can't understand directions, locate nearby stores, and often produces

Published on: March 13th, 2012 Ian Paul

Apple CEO predicts tablets will outsell PCs

Apple CEO Tim Cook believes that tablets such as the iPad will outsell PCs in the coming years thanks to the explosive popularity of one-panel slates as well as innovation from tablet makers and app

Published on: February 15th, 2012 Ian Paul

Firefox’s plan to catch Chrome in 2012

The Mozilla Foundation has big plans for Firefox in 2012 that can be summarized in two words: Google Chrome. That's not to say the Firefox browser won't have some unique features, such as

Published on: February 13th, 2012 Ian Paul

Facebook ads could hit smartphones, tablets as soon as March

Get ready for advertising to hit the mobile version of Facebook in early March as the company looks to generate more revenue leading up to its forthcoming initial public offering, according to an

Published on: February 6th, 2012 Ian Paul

Windows Phone 8 leak reveals NFC and integrated Skype: blogs

Deep integration with Windows 8 and SkyDrive, NFC support, and variable screen sizes for mobile devices are among the wealth of new features coming to the next version of Windows Phone, including according to two

Published on: February 3rd, 2012 Ian Paul

Megaupload file seizure shows why many cautious about the cloud

Megaupload users are crying foul after their personal files, not necessarily copyright-infringing material, stored with the file-sharing service was seized on Thursday along with a trove of illegally distributed copyrighted works. Some of

Published on: January 21st, 2012 Ian Paul