Block Images And Plug-ins To Speed Up Sluggish Wi-Fi

Fortunately, high-speed Wi-Fi is now pretty ubiquitous, especially if you live in a major metropolis. However, there are still occasions when you’ll find yourself without a strong Internet connection, whether it’s on a long train trip, in a dodgy hotel, or when you’re tethering from your phone in a remote wilderness. A couple of quick browser tweaks can improve your online experience.


Search For Tweets By Location With Castround

There are all kinds of reasons why you might want to filter tweets based on a location — from breaking news to travel tips — and new Android app Castround makes the process much simpler than it is on the Web. Here’s how to use it and several alternative approaches you can try.


Now's The Perfect Time To Harass Your Friends For Google Inbox Invites

Google still hasn’t opened its new Inbox mail service for everyone, and it’s not doing another invite free-for-all, but it is gifting all existing users 10 addition invites over the holidays. Time to start hitting up your friends.


Skype Translator Hands-On: Close, But No Babel Fish

When Skype announced its real-time translation program back in May, most of us seized on the sci-fi-ness off it all — Star Trek’s universal translator, Babel fish, etc. But the technology is very real, and has been for years, just it separate pieces. Skype Translator is is the commercial culmination of those efforts, bringing all those things, like speech recognition, automated translation, and machine learning, into one program.


This Cool App Could Help Convince Kids Santa Is Real

Spanish ad agency Shackleton has released a new clever app designed to help convince kids that Santa is real. You only have to place the iPhone behind a closed door and Santapp will play pre-recorded Santa voices, sound effects, and use the flash to make your kid believe something magical is happening at the other side.


Microsoft's Awesome Photo-Sharing App Just Got Even Better

Microsoft’s Xim is an awesome way to share photos across devices, no matter whether you’re on Android or iOS or even Windows Phone. Now it’s getting even better. The newest update to Microsoft Xim adds Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One and web browsers to the mix. That means you can share photos from virtual any mobile device to virtually any TV. That’s awesome.


What Your Favourite App Says About You

Briefly: Harsh, but perhaps ultimately fair. What does Endomondo do again? [Truth Facts]


SoundCloud Just Made It Way Easier To Find Good Music

SoundCloud has always been great for finding new music, but its manner of organisation and discovery has kind of sucked. Until now! Today the site is introducing a new page called collection, where you can find all the stuff you’ve liked and reposted, as well as the stuff the other people you’re following are posting, right there in one spot.


Our Favourite Android, iOS, And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

Sharing is caring — at least that’s what those creepy anthropomorphised Care Bears used to say — and in the app world this week, those sentiments are particularly true.


New Leaks Show A Closer Look At Cortana And Xbox On Windows 10

To say that we’re excited for Windows 10 would be an understatement. With Microsoft accidentally gimping Windows 7 with a faulty update this week and Windows 8.1 continuing to be a loveable mess, Microsoft’s new operating system can’t get here soon enough.


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