Mashable: Two key Windows 8 apps get a makeover Microsoft is updating the built-in Mail and Calendar apps for Windows 8, boosting functionality and adding some convenience features based on user feedback. The changes apply to both Windows RT and Windows 8 machines.
Los Angeles Times: T-Mobile's new Simple Choice Plan: How does it stack up? T-Mobile introduced its new no-contract Simple Choice Plan this week, which includes unlimited talk and text and half a gigabyte of high-speed Internet data for $50 a month. Users can choose to pay an additional $10 for a total of 2.5 GB of high-speed data or $20 for unlimited high-speed usage. Adding a second line costs $30, and each line after that costs $10.
Los Angeles Times: Windows Phone gains ground in first months of 2013 Windows Phone 8, led by the Nokia Lumia 920, had the third-highest market share for smartphones sold in the U.S. during December through the end of February. Still, the platform got only a small slice of the market -- 4.7%, according to Kantar Worldpanel, an analytics company.
All Things D: HD Voice will start coming to AT&T later this year Among the announcements that T-Mobile made last month was its plan to deploy improved voice calling on the iPhone 5 it will start selling later this month. The technology, known as HD Voice, requires support from both the network and the devices on each end of the call.
CNNTech: Facebook Home, privacy and you Facebook Home is an Android app that acts like a skin, updating the standard Android mobile operating system with a more modern, Facebooky decor. The Android home screen is replaced with a graphic version of the Facebook news feed that automatically flips through the latest happenings from your friends. The phone's home page has additional Facebook features for posting to the site and communicating with friends.
CNNTech: Report: Next iPhone could land this summer Let the iPhone 6 speculation begin. Apple is kicking off production on a new iPhone in the coming months and could announce the device this summer, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The phone would have the same size and shape as the iPhone 5, and Apple might also be working on a cheaper model to sell in developing countries, the report said.
CNNMoney: Software is key to tech's next cool thing Our PCs, smartphones and tablets are already very fast, thin and light. With a device no bigger than a candy bar, you can perform complex tasks with a single finger. You can fetch information with your voice, watch a movie, compose a song, capture your child's first steps at a moment's notice and communicate with the world -- from virtually anywhere.
CNNTech: Seeking a market for cheap 3-D printers There is no shortage of amazing industrial commercial applications for 3-D printing -- internal organs, stem cells, artificial limbs, art, cars, customizable furniture. But if you had a 3-D printer sitting on your desk at home, what would you make?
Inman News: 5 responsive plug-ins for WordPress Responsive Web design is the new industry standard for the Web. The way consumers interact with real estate websites has changed. Consumers have transitioned from large, desktop computers to smaller mobile devices.