apple http://wwno.org en Google Ups Its Game Against Apple With New Smartphone http://wwno.org/post/google-ups-its-game-against-apple-new-smartphone When it was launched Thursday, the Moto X, Google's first smartphone product to come out of its buyout of Motorola, was not the highest powered or highest pixeled device. Rather, the designers boasted of its usability — that the Moto X has a larger purpose: making the technology of a phone adapt to the way people use them, rather than force user behavior to adapt to the technology.<p>For example, if the phone is placed face down and then turned over, it briefly exposes the time, text and any email notifications without getting unlocked. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 22:10:08 +0000 Melissa Block 41207 at http://wwno.org Apple's Change Of Heart On Green Certification http://wwno.org/post/apples-change-heart-green-certification It's not often that one of the world's biggest companies says, "We goofed."<p>But in a surprising turn of events Friday, Apple admitted it made <a href="http://www.apple.com/environment/letter-to-customers/" target="_blank">a mistake</a> in pulling out of an environmental rating system for computers and other electronics. The company said it would rejoin the so-called EPEAT certification system, placing all 39 of its originally certified products back on the list. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 22:26:00 +0000 editor 15728 at http://wwno.org