Rick Broida scours the Web for great deals on tech.
The USPTO publishes a patent application from the iPhone maker that shows a new twist on step tracking.
The maker of mobile chips and now smartwatches, too, gets itself a much larger war chest for patent lawsuits or cross-licensing deals.
Plug-ins like Silverlight and Google Earth will be harder to find in the Chrome Web Store as Google works to build a safer, faster Web browser.
The company's patent application describes a method by which the watch can be modified quite heavily through its modular design.
The Firefox overhaul applies the lessons of mobile design to Mozilla's desktop browser to unify its look across devices, a change more than two years in the making.
The chipmaker is jumping on the HTML5 bandwagon -- sort of. Its newly acquired AppMobi software lets programmers create Web apps that can be converted into native Android and iOS apps.
The free PrintFriendly.com service and HP's free Smart Print extension for Internet Explorer (which works with any model printer) make it easy to select only the portions of the page you want to print. Also, switching to a lighter font could cut your printing costs by a fifth or more.
The free Webpage Screenshot extension for the Chrome browser lets you save an entire Web page as a PNG file. For $20, the FastStone Capture program saves all or part of your screen as JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PDF, and other file formats, and also captures your onscreen actions as a video file.
Say goodbye to Chrome's download shelf at the bottom of the browser and instead access your downloads from a single button.