HTC kicked off the show Wednesday morning by introducing the Snap, its newest QWERTY device. We haven't seen one in this form factor from the smartphone manufacturer in a while (think back to the T-Mobile Dash) and given the design, it's no surprise that the handset is optimized for e-mail and messaging.
In fact, HTC thinks e-mail is so important it has created a new … Read more
While we normally appreciate user guidance, the pop-up how-to guides got in the way of what proved to be an effective tool for capturing and manipulating images.
Ashampoo Magical Snap adds an expandable toolbar to the top of your window that lets you capture entire Web pages or specific selections. It also captures desktop and window screenshots--basically anything that appears on your screen. Once you make a selection, pop-up how-to guides walk you through the editing process. We found them a little overwhelming, and appreciated the option to turn them off. Once you capture an image, the toolbar smartly changes … Read more
Research firm Nielsen Online announced the results of a study that found 20 percent more people visited career development sites in January than in the same month last year and unique visitors grew from 41.5 million to 49.7 million in the same span.
According to the firm, CareerBuilder was the top career development destination in January with 20.8 million unique visitors, followed by Yahoo HotJobs and Monster, which captured 11.7 million and 9.5 million unique visitors, respectively. Ironically, the number of unique visitors aged 65 and older who used career sites grew 41 percent year-over-year … Read more
Docstoc has a new service for site owners that makes Web documents more readily accessible. Called Docshots, it presents any linked document in a pop-up viewer that site visitors can read without leaving the page.
If you've ever seen the pop-up thumbnail previews from Snap.com, the idea behind Docshots is the same. You simply hover your mouse over the link and the viewer pops up. Presumably the people visiting your page won't leave and forget to come back if they can read it right there. It also cuts down on any embedded Docstoc Flash viewers that can … Read more
The Knot on Monday announced that it has acquired WedSnap, the developer of the popular online wedding-planning application Weddingbook.
While The Knot remained mum on the purchase price, it touted the features Weddingbook will bring to its site.
The Weddingbook application features community boards on which users share wedding advice, a tool to create a wedding profile box to post updates to the upcoming nuptials, and direct links … Read more
On Tuesday, Glassdoor.com, an online community that offers career advice, released its first Employees' Choice Awards, which lists the top 50 "Best Places to Work." According to the report, which features data from employees at more than 11,000 companies operating in the U.S., General Mills is the best company to work for in the United States. In the tech space, Netflix and Adobe made it into the top five and Google wasn't far behind in seventh place. Google CEO Eric Schmidt also received an 89 percent approval rating from employees, while Netflix's CEO … Read more
FanSnap announced Monday a $5.5 million funding round, which it aims to use on completing the build-out of its search engine.
FanSnap, which launched its ticket search engine beta in September, received funding from existing investor General Catalyst Partners, which led the round.
The FanSnap site is designed to allow users to search for tickets based on a number of criteria, from price range to number of tickets sought, as a well as an at-a-glance ticket price range based on the stadium section using a colored map.
The site gleans its data from 56 ticketing providers including StubHub, Ace … Read more
Note: The iPhone 2.2 firmware update is now available. Connect to iTunes to get all the details. My app update issue is fixed!
One of the great things about my job writing about iPhone apps is I sometimes get to look at what's coming up in the future for the iPhone. I was invited to a small gathering of developers and reviewers this week to see the latest games and apps from premiere software companies. The future of iPhone apps looks great.
While many of the apps were must-haves, one of the best of the bunch was a … Read more
Maybe I give off some unusual electrical impulse, but whatever the reason, I'm the guy who can crash any computer or application in no time flat. Hard drives melt down under my fingers, I get a couple of BSODs a week at least, and naturally, I've even managed to crash Google's new supposedly super-stable browser, Chrome.
That in itself isn't terribly noteworthy, but I did appreciate the humorous message Chrome gave me (while trying to preview an upcoming CNET review), so I screengrabbed it for your viewing pleasure.