Articles By Dave Smith

From Companies Aug 07, 2012

iOS 6 Release Date Approaching As Apple Seeds Beta 4 To Developers For Download

Though Apple hasn't specified the exact release date of iOS 6 - the site currently says it's "coming this fall" - but many believe Apple will release the platform alongside a new iPhone and possibly a new "mini iPad," which are both expected to be unveiled and released in mid-September.

From Companies Aug 07, 2012

Nina Vs. Siri: Where Nuance Beats Apple

Siri's reputation is well-earned: But would you trust Siri, or any of her similar rivals out there for Android, to pay your bank bill? Nuance has clearly thought about what's missing from the voice recognition department, and unveiled its own solution on Monday, called "Nina.

From Companies Aug 04, 2012

Apple iPhone 5 Specs: Most Convincing Photo Evidence Yet Showcases Different Features From iPhone 4S [PICTURES, VIDEO]

Smartphone supply, component and repair sites like Gotta Be Mobile and iFixyouri have previously posted images and videos of alleged iPhone 5 prototypes, but never did those sites fully compare the new model to the iPhone 4S.

From Tech Aug 03, 2012

Rule 40 And The 2012 London Olympics: Should Athletes Be Free To Tweet?

The existence of Rule 40 tells says the IOC thinks that Twitter is solely a marketing tool, and not a tool for communication and storytelling. In this way, the athletes likely understand Twitter significantly more than the IOC members.

From Companies Aug 03, 2012

Apple iPhone 5 Rumors: $800 Starting Price? Fat Chance [PICTURES]

Twitter was abuzz early Thursday morning with two hashtags carrying the same message: The next iPhone -- the iPhone 5 -- may cost $800. The rumors came from online gaming site GameNGuide, but unfortunately, this is the sole illegitimate source causing the confusion in today's news. Nobody knows the true price of the iPhone 5, but its starting price will almost certainly not be $800.

From Companies Aug 03, 2012

Mac OS X Mountain Lion: More Problems, Bugs, Issues Reported By Apple Users

Mac users have been able to play with Apple's newest big cat, OS X Mountain Lion, for exactly one week now. While most users report a seamless, fluid experience, the fact remains that this is the fourth time in one week that I've needed to publish a story about new bugs, problems and issues that new Mountain Lion adopters are experiencing with their Macs.

From Entertainment Aug 02, 2012

Snoop Lion: 10 Better Names Snoop Dogg Could Have Chosen

Calvin Broadus, Jr., the West Coast rapper more popularly known as Snoop Doggy Dogg and Snoop Dogg, decided to formally change his name again on Wednesday, opting for "Snoop Lion." Was "Snoop Lion" really the best possible name? We created a list of 10 other great names that we believe Snoop Dogg could have, and should have, chosen instead.

From Companies Aug 02, 2012

Why Apple Cannot Release The iPhone 5 And The iPad Mini On The Same Date

If Apple plans to release the iPad Mini to the masses at the same time as the iPhone 5, Apple could run into the biggest crowds in the history of the company. And that's not necessarily a good thing.

From Sports Aug 02, 2012

#NBCFail 2012 Coverage: NBC Compares Justin Bieber To Winning Olympic Gold

NBC is the only American broadcast distributor for the London 2012 Olympics, and despite its efforts to bring high-production value to its Olympic coverage, it continues to receive significant criticism for its Olympics coverage. Now, any time NBC slips up, viewers go to Twitter and note their criticisms with the hashtag, #NBCFail.

From Politics & Policy Aug 01, 2012

2012 Presidential Election: Mitt Romney To Announce VP Decision Via Smartphone App For iOS, Android

On Tuesday, Mitt Romney's campaign team launched an app on Apple's iOS App Store and the Google Play store for Android smartphones, called "Mitt's VP," which promises app users will be the first to know the official news of Romney's running mate for the November election.