Monthly Archives: May 2011

Green Your Tech: 5 excellent eco apps for your iPad or iPhone (Yahoo! News) – 283th Edition

Yahoo! News – Apps that bring tree huggers and iPhone and iPad lovers together for the greater green are few and far between. While they might be in relatively short supply at the moment, there are a handful of green … Continue reading

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The 5 best smartphone apps for TV lovers (Yahoo! News) – 282th Edition

Yahoo! News – One-third of all smartphone owners use their phones while watching TV. Nearly half of all users spend the time logged in to social sites like Facebook and Twitter, but many are accessing one of these nifty apps that … Continue reading

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Tecca TV: TechLife on iPad apps for cats, tweeting Toyotas, an invisible phone and more (Yahoo! News) – 281th Edition

Yahoo! News – Welcome everybody to TechLife on Tecca TV, where we give you the top 5 technology-meets-lifestyle news stories in only 5 minutes. We want to bring a little Friday Fun to you every week! If you missed last … Continue reading

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Just Show Me: An overview of Google Music Beta (Yahoo! News) – 280th Edition

Yahoo! News – Welcome one and all to Just Show Me, where we give you short tips and tricks for getting the most out of your gadgets. In our last episode we showed you how to download apps to your … Continue reading

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Is your city well-read? Amazon knows the answer (Yahoo! News) – 279th Edition

Yahoo! News – Amazon informed us last week that for the first time, it had sold more ebooks than print books. But that doesn’t answer the age-old question of what city boasts the most well-read population. Well, prepare your arguments … Continue reading

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With the President away in Europe, a robot signs PATRIOT Act bill into law (Yahoo! News) – 278th Edition

Yahoo! News – After garnering House approval with a 250-153 vote, the 4-year extension of the USA PATRIOT Act just needed the President’s signature to be made official. Unfortunately President Obama is making his rounds in Europe and simply couldn’t … Continue reading

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Prison computer error lets 450 violent felons walk free (Yahoo! News) – 277th Edition

Yahoo! News – According to California prison inspectors, an ill-equipped computer system has allowed the release of 450 inmates who are considered to have a “high risk of violence.” The mistake originated in a computer program designed to organize the … Continue reading

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Undercover NASA agent busts woman selling $1.7M moon rock (Yahoo! News) – 276th Edition

Yahoo! News – Space has long fascinated humanity, so it comes as no surprise that some people will go to great lengths to buy, sell, and trade little pieces of it. The problem is, it’s not always legal. After several … Continue reading

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Just Show Me: How to download apps to your iPad (Yahoo! News) – 275th Edition

Yahoo! News – Welcome to Just Show Me on Tecca TV, where we take your tech toys and gadgets and give you tips and tricks for getting the most out of them. Yesterday we looked at how to arrange tiles … Continue reading

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Chinese prisoners forced to play World of Warcraft, make money for guards (Yahoo! News) – 274th Edition

Yahoo! News – It’s a common practice for Chinese labor camps to force prisoners to bust boulders and dig ditches, but a former inmate has recently come forward to shed some light on a little-known practice that goes on behind … Continue reading

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