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Android Wear now works with iPhones

Android Wear now works with iPhones

Google announced today that Android Wear for iOS will be available in the Apple App Store for iPhones starting today.  Android Wear is Google’s smartwatch operating system which previously worked only with Android Devices.  It is a competitor to Apple’s iWatch which currently only works with iPhone devices. The new iOS compatibility will only work … [Read more…]

Upgrade to Windows 10 Today!

Upgrade to Windows 10 Today!

Microsoft’s Windows 10 update is now available.  Anyone using Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 is eligible for a free upgrade during the next 12 months.  If you’re currently using Windows you can upgrade once you receive the update notification through the Windows Update utility. If you do not want to wait you can also … [Read more…]

Apple’s IOS9 and OSX El Capitan Enter Public Beta

Apple's IOS9 and OSX El Capitan Enter Public Beta

In June, Apple announced its new operating systems for phones (IOS9) and computers (OSX El Capitan).  Soon after, developers and the press received exclusive access to test this new software. On Thursday, however, Apple opened beta access to anyone with an Apple product (iPhones, MacBooks, etc). Have an Apple device? Check out the new software … [Read more…]

Google Plans to Transform NYC’s Phone Booths into Wifi Hotspots

Google Plans to Transform NYC's Phone Booths into Wifi Hotspots

Sidewalk Labs, funded by Google, is a new tech startup that plans to revitalize the payphones of NYC. The previous payphone service contracts for these booths expired in 2014. Sidewalk Labs plans to introduce free Wifi hotspots and informational kiosks into each of NYC’s 10,000 phone booths by the end of this year. Each phone … [Read more…]

Windows 10 release date announced

Windows 10 release date announced

Microsoft confirmed today that Windows 10 will be released on July 29 – for PCs and tablets only.  It will be available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users for the first year after release. Windows 10 mobile and enterprise mobile customers will have to wait for a future release date … [Read more…]

Google Releases Google Photos as a Stand-Alone App

Google Releases Google Photos as a Stand-Alone App

Two days ago, Google finally released their long-awaited Google Photos app.  Although most of the features have been available for some time, Google Photos has existed as a mere branch of Google+, until now.  With this new release, Google Photos is available as a stand-alone app for Android, iOS, or as a web service. Google … [Read more…]

Windows 10 editions have been announced

Windows 10 editions have been announced

Windows 10 is set to release this summer, but Microsoft just recently announced the different editions that will be available: Windows 10 Home – Designed for consumer use on laptops, desktops, tablets, and 2-in-1s.  For medium to large touchscreen devices. Windows 10 Mobile – Designed for smaller, touchscreen devices such as smartphones and small tablets.  Includes … [Read more…]

10 Best Apps For Your Smartphone Slideshow

10 Best Apps For Your Smartphone Slideshow

On Friday, April 17, 2015 the Westhampton Free Library Computers & Digital Services Department offered a program detailing some of the most popular apps for your smartphone.  For those that were unable to attend the program, or just want to brush up on the apps discussed, below is a scaled down version of the slides … [Read more…]

Microsoft’s Windows 10 will support iOS and Android apps

Microsoft's Windows 10 will support iOS and Android apps

Microsoft’s new Windows 10, rumored to be released this July, will support apps developed for both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems.  This was announced today at the 2015 Microsoft Build Developer Conference. Although developers will have to recompile these apps specifically for Windows 10, changes to their code will be minimal.  This will allow … [Read more…]