Entech's Monitor Asset Manager lets you monitor your monitors. It queries your PC's displays in real time for raw performance data and specific characteristics such as color and timing. It handles any type of Plug and Play monitor, including multiple monitor installations. Three advantages make Monitor Asset Manager appealing to enterprise users as well as individuals: 1) It queries devices directly instead of relying on potentially inaccurate, changed, or corrupt Registry entries; 2) It runs in Windows NT 4.0 so it can be used to track corporate inventory by serial number; and 3) It's free (for … Read more
As smartphones become more widespread, so does Internet use on cell phones.
According to a new report from Pew Research Center, 63 percent of US adult mobile phone owners use their devices to go online, which is double the amount of cell Internet usage since 2009. And not only are more people surfing the Web and checking e-mail from their phones, but 21 percent of adult cell owners use their smartphone more than a computer to go online.
"A majority of the public now owns a smartphone, and mobile devices are playing an increasingly central role in the way … Read more
Two large overseas carriers are said to be getting Apple's next iPhones ahead of next week's anticipated unveiling of those devices.
Japan's NTT Docomo, which owns more than half of that country's wireless subscribers, plans to sell Apple's next iPhone for the first time, according to Nikkei (subscription required). Citing sources, the news outlet says the Japanese carrier will begin selling Apple's next iPhone as soon as it's released, following up on a previous report that the devices would go on sale in Japan on September 20.
Apple already sells the iPhone through … Read more
Daily Progress Report is designed to create progress reports that can be easily shared with your colleagues, clients, and personnel, directly from an iOS device. The concept is great and the features here are designed with contractors and manufacturers in mind. However, the app lacks depth in some places. There is no tutorial, project entries offer limited fields, and there is minimal customization available for categories and projects. None of these issues detract from the app's performance, but they may limit how useful it is for your efforts.
When you first start Daily Progress Report, you can create a … Read more
Reporting abuse on Twitter has now been simplified on all platforms, including desktop Web, mobile Web, and iOS and Android apps. The move comes after female journalists and a member of Parliament were harassed and threatened with rape on the social network with no easy way to report the abuse.
Before the change, Twitter users had to search the site to figure out how to report abuse. Now, there's a simple button located directly on people's accounts that takes them to Twitter's help center to file an abuse report. The social network also pledged to add more … Read more
Google Maps users can now get help avoiding traffic jams and mishaps courtesy of Waze.
Waze, which Google bought in June specifically to improve its mapping service, taps into crowdsourcing to compile traffic updates reported by its users.
"This means when Wazers report accidents, construction, road closures, and more on Waze, the updates will also appear on the Google Maps app for Android and iOS in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, UK, and the US," Google … Read more
When U-2 spy planes first soared over Nevada in 1955, they flew higher than any other plane ever: 60,000 feet. The development and construction of the vessels were part of a top-secret CIA operative in the remote desert of Nevada known as Area 51.
When people who lived nearby saw the sleek planes -- far above, glinting in the sun -- they had no idea what they were. And naturally, it became widely believed they were UFOs carrying aliens.
Many of the details and history around Area 51 and U-2 planes were recently declassified by the CIA and revealed … Read more
Fort Reports digitizes one of the more laborious tasks associated with buying and selling real estate -- the home inspection. As a result, inspections can be performed faster, within strict guidelines and delivered to the homeowners very quickly complete with attached photos. Fort Reports is designed for ease of use and it shows in every aspect of the app -- from the streamlined setup process to the carefully designed set of menus and navigation features throughout the app.
Designed only for iPad, Fort Reports needs all of the screen real estate it occupies. You can sign up for an account … Read more
Sony may have called an audible on the robotic eyeball accessory of its upcoming PlayStation 4 console, according to a new report.
Citing sources, IGN says Sony originally intended to include the $59 camera accessory inside a $499 launch system bundle, but changed plans at the last moment by removing it in favor of trimming everything down to $399. All to beat out Microsoft's Xbox One and its mandatory Kinect accessory with its $499 price tag, IGN's sources said.
Sony did not respond to a CNET request for comment on the report. We will update this story when … Read more
Web sites you think are safe but have been compromised to distribute malicious software are far more prevalent than sites that are intentionally dangerous, according to a new Transparency Report from Google released on Tuesday.
The new Safe Browsing section of the report reveals some of the security trends that Google has been seeing. While Google reiterated that its Safe Browsing program flags up to 10,000 sites a day, the report showed that hacked sites remain a major problem -- with about 60 percent hosting malware and 40 percent being used for phishing attacks.
Dedicated attack sites numbered in … Read more