Tech News Roundup

No time to catch up on the latest tech and social media news? No worries! All Things E has you covered. Here’s your weekly dose of what’s happening across the web.

HowTo.gov: 65% of All Email Gets Opened First on a Mobile Device – While composing email on mobile phones is still a tricky feat, email reading is quickly shifting away from the desktop. According to data from the US Consumer Device Preference Report: Q4 2013 from Movable Ink, way more than half of all email — a full 65 percent — is now being accessed via mobile devices in …read more

Best Back-to-School Apps

It’s that time of year again. Students are back in school and whether they are in the middle school, high school or at the college level, we have some apps that will them get organized and help parents keep track of their star pupil.

1. MyHomework – Getting organized is now a touch screen away. With the MyHomework app, students can organize and keep track of classes and assignments. The app also color-codes items according to their due date and syncs to a desktop to keep all of a student’s information centralized. We can’t guarantee they’ll go to class, but …read more

Say Goodbye to Google Reader

Let’s say a fond farewell to Google Reader. Yes, that’s right, Google Reader is going the way of Google Wave and will be no more as of July 1.

Google Reader is a popular and widely used RSS reader that allows you to subscribe to your favorite blogs –Like All Things E– without having them emailed to you and cluttering up your inbox. The web is all a buzz with news that Reader is going away and whether this signals the death of feeds all together.

USAToday.com summed it up this way, “Naturally, Reader’s impending shutdown has sparked discussion on …read more

Google Glass to bring the quirk?

We recently wrote a post on how to bring quirk to your social media and on this week’s wrap up we reached out to some social media experts and novices on how they would use Google Glass to personalize (and add quirk, of course) to the work they do on the web.

But first here’s a little background on Google glass. They are glasses that you wear (imagine the terminator glasses) and they do the following via voice commands:

Takes pictures Takes videos Searches the web Share what you see live via the web Give directions

Here are some responses …read more

Friday Roundup: New Year’s Resolution Style

 

The New Year Hat (Photo credit: coreycam)

Inspired by our post on Google’s attempt to help us keep our resolutions? Check out a few more resources and infographics to help you learn why some resolutions fail and how to make sure you keep yours!

 

Learn what New Year’s resolutions experts are making to optimize social media. Check out this cool infographic on why sometimes New Year’s resolutions fall to the wayside. Explore free and low cost mobile apps to help you keep your resolutions. Share with Google your resolutions and see the resolutions from around the world …read more

Google Wants to Help You Keep You New Year’s Resolutions

It is week two of 2013. Have you already missed the mark on your New Year’s resolutions? Maybe you have already blown your diet or have yet to get to make those travel plans. Google wants to help. The company posted a list of tools designed to assist with some of the most common January 1 promises.

“The new year has arrived, and with it all the resolutions that we hope to tackle in 2013,” Google’s Liz Wessel wrote on the company’s blog. “But resolutions can be hard to keep. And since eating better, taking control of personal finances, traveling …read more

If It Ain’t Broke…

It’s another face off for Internet freedom. On one side we have the United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) who claims that revising their global treaty would help increase Internet access to all, stop spam and increase safety. On the other side are organizations like Google and Mozilla who believe the two week conference held by the ITU to revise their International Telecommunication Regulations will jeopardize Internet freedom and legitimize censorship. As the EU digital commissioner Neelie

Google 貼牌冰箱(Google Refrigerator) (Photo credit: Aray Chen)

Kroes tweeted, “The Internet works, it doesn’t need to be regulated by ITR treaty. If …read more

What’s New With Google?

Big changes are happening over at Google +. On Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Google’s social network, Google+ launched a totally new look, making images and videos larger and navigation customizable. The new layout is not unlike like that of social networking rival, Facebook but the interface is much more engaging. The new designed is aimed at making the user experience more visually appealing while streamlining the interface. On its official blog, Google explained way they made the changes:

A critical piece of this social layer is a design that grows alongside our aspirations. So we’re introducing a more functional and …read more