Stories by JR Raphael

Amazon's Kindle for PC app: 10 things to know

Amazon's extending its electronic bookstore onto your desktop. The company announced plans for a Kindle for PC desktop application at Microsoft's Windows 7 launch event Thursday.

Technology fails: 8 extreme electronic disasters

From acid-leaking game controllers to flame-shooting laptops, these eight failures are enough to shake anyone's faith in technology.

Sex and smartphones: 5 apps edgier than Pepsi's 'Amp Up'

The Web's gotten all worked up this week over a sex-centric iPhone application by Pepsi.

YouTube's anniversary: How HOTorNOT started it all

YouTube is celebrating the third anniversary of its acquisition by Google by showing off an awful lot of O's.

Microsoft: No e-Readers for us, thanks

All of Silicon Valley may be Cupertino dreamin' of Kindles and other tantalizing tablets, but Microsoft says it wants nothing to do with the ever-expanding electronic reader market.

What's inside the Windows Mobile marketplace?

You can stop holding your breath now: Windows Mobile 6.5 is here. Oh, come on -- I know you've been just dying to get your hands on Microsoft's new mobile OS, haven't you? Anyone? Hello?

Apple's logo lunacy: 5 previous trademark tiffs

Well, Apple's at it again. The company that never fails to galvanize the masses has stirred up a fresh debate with its latest logo controversy.

Facebook unveils Twitter-like '@' tagging

Facebook is taking another step toward Twitterfication with the introduction of a new "@"-based tagging system for status updates.

Apple's big event: A scorecard

The suspense is finally over: Apple's hotly hyped 09/09/09 event has come and gone, leaving us only with the inevitable task of analysing it till our "i" keys collapse with exhaustion.

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The 10 most idiotic iPhone apps

When it comes to applications, the iPhone has it all. Want to control your TV? There's an app for that. Want to find the nearest Chinese restaurant? There's an app for that.

At Wikipedia, it's a man's world

Sorry, ladies, but when it comes to questionable online information, it looks like men have the upper hand.

Apple: Exploding iPhones not our fault

Apple says it's not to blame for a series of exploding iPods and iPhones, according to a report published on Friday. The company has been under fire, so to speak, for devices overheating and shattering across Europe and the U.K.

The 15 biggest Wikipedia blunders

Wikipedia's just announced plans to restrict the editing of some of its articles. Under the new system, any changes made to pages of still-living people will have to be approved by an "experienced volunteer" before going online.

The 'skanks in NYC' soap opera: Will Google be sued?

Soap opera fans, listen up: The Liskula Cohen "Skanks in NYC" debacle is turning into quite the saucy story. In one corner, we have the former Vogue cover girl who claims she's been defamed by a blogger's harsh words. In the other, we have the blogger -- anonymous until a recent court order unmasked her -- who now claims she's the one who's been wronged.

What's the deal with Apple's September event?

Hold the presses, kiddos -- we have a hot new Apple rumor on our hands. This time, Apple has allegedly scheduled a "keynote event" for September, according to some unnamed sources quoted over at some unnamed blog. (Okay, I got carried away; the blog isn't really unnamed. It's All Things Digital<.) The event has been unveiled so far only to mysterious people within the music industry, All Things D says.

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