holiday

Smartphone and tablet Christmas day activations break records

Smartphone and tablet Christmas day activations break records

Christmas is always a big day for the smartphone and tablet space, but this year, Christmas was bigger than ever. That's according to analytics firm Flurry, which tracked activation data for the first 20 days in December and then compared it to the data it received for December 25. It probably won't come as a shock to most to hear that the data Flurry has for Christmas Day shows a huge number of activations for both tablets and smartphones.

Continue Reading

AppSales for Android keeps track of all the holiday app deals

AppSales for Android keeps track of all the holiday app deals

Thanks to the holidays, tons of Android apps are going on sale, some of which are already on sale, but you're probably frustrated at how you can't keep up with all of the good deals at once, especially since some deals only last for 24 hours or so. However, a deal-aggregation app called AppSales looks to take the pain out of curating deals.

Continue Reading

OnStar tracks Santa again this Christmas Eve

OnStar tracks Santa again this Christmas Eve

If you own a General Motors vehicle that has OnStar service, you will be able to use the OnStar button to keep track of Santa Claus again this Christmas Eve. OnStar has been tracking Santa during his Christmas Eve flight for the last several years. OnStar is collaborating with NORAD and the annual Track Santa program.

Continue Reading

Google launches Santa Tracker extension for Chrome

Google launches Santa Tracker extension for Chrome

It's that time of year when Santa packs his sleigh full and prepares for the longest all-nighter of the year. Per usual, you and your kids will be able to track Santa's whereabouts at noradsanta.org, keeping an eye on where he's at in the world. To make things easier, however, Google has also launch Santa Tracker, an extension for its Chrome browser that features a countdown timer to Christmas.

Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving 2012 from SlashGear!

Happy Thanksgiving 2012 from SlashGear!

Here at SlashGear we've got a lot to be thankful for, and without a doubt we've got more people to thank for making this all possible than we can possibly list. That said, we're certainly about to try to thank everyone who went above and beyond for us over the past year, starting with you - the readers! We consider you to be not just the people that keep us in a steady job and off the streets with your interest in what we've got to present, but our extended network of friends as well - we're here for you first and foremost, and we want to make sure you understand that you mean a lot to us!

Continue Reading

Google Shopping adds 360-degree view in time for the holidays

Google Shopping adds 360-degree view in time for the holidays

Google is ramping up its online shopping system with the addition of two new features: 360-degree product view and shortlists. Shoppers can now enjoy a more dynamic variety of virtual window shopping, getting a closer peek at products before buying them. The addition of social networking-like tools allows you to share the experience with friends and family, as well.

Continue Reading

Velocity Micro unveils Vector Holiday Edition desktop for $599

Velocity Micro unveils Vector Holiday Edition desktop for $599

Velocity Micro, makers of custom pre-built desktop computers, announced a Vector "Holiday Edition" desktop computer, as well as a VMultra drive external peripheral. The computer isn't dressed up in Christmas colors and strung with bells and ribbons -- it's a different kind of Holiday Edition, meaning the company is making it its main product over the holidays.

Continue Reading

GameMaxx PrankPack comes just in time for the holidays

GameMaxx PrankPack comes just in time for the holidays

The holiday season is here and if your family is anything like mine that means you'll see some of the same boxes used again for gifts this year that you saw last year, I and maybe even the year before. If you want to use an interesting box that will be in the family for years to come, a new PrankPack box is available to wrap your gift in.

Continue Reading

Happy Year of the Dragon from SlashGear

Happy Year of the Dragon from SlashGear

It's the first of the Chinese New Year today, ladies and gentlemen, and we're glad here at SlashGear to wish you a happy and extra lucky Year of the Dragon from all of our places of work and play across the earth! The Year of the Dragon, for those of you that do not know, is more than just a year of great luck for those born in it, it's a time when new children are granted a life of innovation, passion, confidence, and fearlessness. We're hoping the goodness pours over into the tech world in a period that's being heralded as an innovation-less time in history.

Continue Reading

Take your Twitter Kid’s gifts back NOW

Take your Twitter Kid’s gifts back NOW

If you've not yet experienced the unmitigatedly satanic screaming of the hoards of ungrateful kids across the nation at not getting the iPhone they wanted for Christmas, now's your chance - and if you're a parent of one of these whining little pukes, you've got one option, and one option only: take back everything else you gave them. There's a song that goes with this sudden collecting of Twitter status updates that sums it all up quite nicely, you can watch it below. When you do, please, for the love of Pete, check your kid's Twitter account and make sure they're not a horrible, horrible person.

Continue Reading

Ten apps for your brand new iPad 2 : Christmas 2011

Ten apps for your brand new iPad 2 : Christmas 2011

Should you receive or if you've already received a brand new iPad or iPad 2 for the holidays here at the tail end of 2011, the first thing you'll want to do is download a few fabulous and essential apps. What follows is a list your humble narrator has put together for you, the informed reader, detailing what a set of 10 may well be for your instantly impressive apps collection. Everything from high-powered music software to pinball and back down to news reading apps. You'll be set by the end of this post!

Continue Reading

Ten Android apps for your new smartphone or tablet: Christmas 2011

Ten Android apps for your new smartphone or tablet: Christmas 2011

So it's Christmas day (or something similar here at the tail end of 2011) and you've just received a fine Android tablet or smartphone to get you started on your way to smart device heaven: what do you do? You first take a look at the apps you've already got, realize there's not just one whole heck of a lot of fun stuff there, then head to the Android Market. Your device likely has a little white bag icon with an Android head on it in green titled "Market" - this is where you want to go to get the goods. In this post you'll find a find handfull of apps I suggest to you to pick up immediately.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7