Refresh Roundup: week of March 12th, 2012

Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it’s easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To make sure

Apple’s new iPad screen gets compared to iPad 2 under a microscope

There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that the new iPad has a display that puts every other tablet to shame. But if you’re interested in seeing what is perhaps the most vivid representation of just how much more advanced it is than the iPad 2′s display, you’ll need a microscope.

How To Work With A Recruiter To Find Social Media Talent

Social media has become a hot new job opportunity in the past few years and companies are snatching up the social media pros left and right. Br…

Apple Will Tell Us Monday How It Plans To Use Its $100B In Cash

Everyone has been wondering what Apple will do with its outsized cash reserves — currently at just under $100 billion. Tomorrow the company will hold a conference call to tell the world what that will be.

"Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, and Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO, will host a conference call to announce

Apple to announce plans for its $100 billion cash reserves tomorrow morning

A slew of successful, high margin products have left Apple sitting on an almost unimaginable amount of money — $97 billion as of its last earnings report — and led to the natural question of just what to do with it. According to a press release just issued, we’ll all find out about "the outcome of

Don’t Tag Me, Bro: How to Control Facebook Photo Tags

Facebook’s photography features and photo-tagging functionality are an awesome way to share your images with friends and family. Sometimes, howe…

5 Questions For Rep. Darrell Issa, SOPA Opponent and ‘Internet Defender’

Rep. Darrell Issa, a California Republican who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, describes himself as an “Int…

Silicon Valley’s Next Big Mafia Is Coming Out Of Twitter

In middle school, my teacher assigned a book by Mario Puzo called "The Godfather." Yes, it was pretty epic. From that work of art, mass audiences were introduced to Don Corleone and eventually its derivatives Goodfellas, Bugsy, Capone, Casino, Heat, The Departed, and scores of other pieces that romanticized

New iPad Screen Under the Microscope Makes the iPad 2 Screen Cry [PICS]

We know that the new iPad screen has a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution, making it the most pixel-dense tablet screen available, but seeing the sc…

Switched On: Extra Sensory Perception

Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. At Intel’s CES 2012 press conference, the giant chipmaker justified calling thin notebook PCs "ultrabooks" by noting how the devices would increasingly be characterized by more than their thinness. The integration of