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25 Best iPhone Apps Under $1

The holidays are expensive enough. Why spend extra cash on tricking out your iPhone with sweet new apps? Besides, there are zillions of selections on the market; how can you even figure out which ones you really need -- or better yet, which ones won't chew through your battery and destroy your phone? Wouldn't it be great if there were a list of iPhone apps that were not only cheap, but essential,...

Chrome Faster Than a Speeding Potato, Countdown to Commercial Space Flight

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Google Chrome continues to dramatically climb the browser charts, so it wouldn't seem particularly necessary for the company to utilize wacky ad campaigns. Yet, the new Chrome speed test vids are pretty dang impressive. Even though the always popular YouTube cannon demonstrations may seem somewhat blasé and overplayed, the...

Googlemobiles Are Scanning German Wi-Fi Networks

According to The Register, Google Street View cars in Germany have been scanning Wi-Fi networks and recording users' Media Access Control (MAC) address, which are unique identifiers assigned to networks, without permission. The country's Federal Commissioner for Data Protection Peter Schaar isn't happy about it, either. "I am appalled... I call upon Google to delete previously unlawfully...

BlackBerry Google Maps Upgrade Brings Search by Voice, Buzz

The Google Maps mobile app for BlackBerry has just gotten a major upgrade with the introduction of Google Maps 4.0, ratcheting the BlackBerry app up to the level of Google Maps' iPhone and Android offering. One of the major additions to the app is the search by voice feature, which, as Google explains, should "save your overworked thumbs." Instead of tapping away in search of a location,...

Googlemobile Got By German GPS Pranksters

Remember when Google rolled out its Street View feature and everybody was suddenly up-in-arms about their privacy? Well, the tables were recently turned for a day in Germany. According to Mashable, some Berlin artists known as the Free Art & Technology (F.A.T.) group secretly attached a GPS device to one of Google's Street View cars over the weekend. In a hilarious bit of irony, the...

Near Me Now: The Laziest Google Search Tool Yet

Google is always trying to make life, and searching, easier. In fact, now that the company is getting close to its stated goal of indexing all of the world's information, it seems to have found a new directive: encouraging laziness. First, Google Mobile started letting you filter results by location using GPS. Then, the search giant let you talk-to-search. More recently, it fired up Google...

Google Street View Sees the Light... in Brooklyn

Google Street View is well known for some of the crazy things picked up by its roving band of car-mounted cameras. There are mundane, if disturbing, sights -- like these shots of Bambi getting run down -- and more surreal images of lasers, ghosts, and alien invasions. But none of those is quite as otherworldly as the mysterious light in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. The bright light erupting...

Googlemobile Smashes Street View Camera Into Low Bridge

Man, the life of a Google Street View driver seems less and less glamorous with each passing day. They have to deal with angry mobs and zealous traffic cops. Now, we've found out the drivers have had to deal with the ultimate foe for anyone driving with a huge pole-mounted camera on their roof: low bridges. In a total forehead-smacking moment, a Google Street View driver forgot how much...