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Google Now comes to iOS, missing a few options but none of the utility

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Today, Google expands its predictive search tool Google Now from Android to iOS. Now is being made available in an update to the Google Search app, which is available on the App Store now. The app works from the Google Search app on either iPhone or iPad, and is fully...
Google Now comes to iOS, missing a few options but none of the utility

Pictos is like Typekit for your UI with over 650 icons to play with

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At first it may sound strange for a designer to keep their icons in a font file, let alone use them Online. CSS3 and @font-face are just now emerging as a viable option for display and text fonts, so why depend on it more for icons as well? The thing is,...
Pictos is like Typekit for your UI with over 650 icons to play with

Apple releases 'Colors' ad for 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

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Apple on Wednesday posted a commercial for the recently-announced 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display to the company's YouTube page, with the ad highlighting the laptop's power and accessibility....
Apple releases 'Colors' ad for 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
Mozilla CEO on mobile web openness: “We have to do better.”
Samsung Unveils Its "Premium Suite Upgrade" For The Galaxy S III

Google's Sergey Brin: Facebook and Apple a threat to Internet freedom

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In an interview with the Guardian, Google co-founder Sergey Brin said that the openness and accessibility that led to the creation of the Internet is under serious threat. [Read more]...
Google's Sergey Brin: Facebook and Apple a threat to Internet freedom
BII REPORT: Why Mobile Video Is Set To Explode

9Slides Launches An iPad App For Adding Video To Presentations On The Go

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It was just a few months ago that Redmond, Wash.-based startup 9Slides launched to combine slide presentations with video in a simple and accessible player that could be viewed on nearly any device. Now the startup is taking that mission a step further, with a native iPad app that will...
9Slides Launches An iPad App For Adding Video To Presentations On The Go

Autodesk Pays $60 Million for Socialcam

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Autodesk agreed to acquire Socialcam in a $60 million cash deal aimed at increasing accessibility to the design software maker's technology for professional film and video creators....
Autodesk Pays $60 Million for Socialcam

CloudUp Is A Fast, Dead-Simple Way To Share And View Files On Any Platform (Without The Folders)

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In today’s world of email, social networks, SMS, chat applications and cloud services, there are plenty of ways to share share a file, folder, photo or video. And as intelligent devices and cloud computing infrastructure proliferate, and processing power and capacity improve, we expect file transfer and sharing to be...
CloudUp Is A Fast, Dead-Simple Way To Share And View Files On Any Platform (Without The Folders)

One Robot Per Child? Former Googler, Apple Engineer Tackle Educational Bots.

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There are apps that teach kids the basics of programming. And then there are robots that get the job done. That’s the vision of a group of four tech entrepreneurs who late last year formed a company with the purpose of creating educational robots for kids. The Bay Area-based company,...
One Robot Per Child? Former Googler, Apple Engineer Tackle Educational Bots.

App City: Having a Beer With a Smartphone

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The increasing accessibility of craft ales and lagers has been accompanied by the creation of dozens of related apps, which can help you discover good beer and where to get it....
App City: Having a Beer With a Smartphone
BII REPORT: Why Mobile Video Is Set To Explode

enThread is super-simple photo editing, right in your browser

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For the past hour or so, I’ve been playing with a new Web app called enThread. It’s a photo processing app, of sorts, that runs in your browser, features a drag & drop upload process and is probably powerful enough for the majority of your quick daily edits. enThread is...
enThread is super-simple photo editing, right in your browser

Gadgetwise Blog: Having a Beer With a Smartphone

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The increasing accessibility of craft ales and lagers has been accompanied by the creation of dozens of related apps, which can help you discover good beer and where to get it....
Gadgetwise Blog: Having a Beer With a Smartphone

UK's ValoBox launches pay-by-the-piece ebooks with O'Reilly and Guardian

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UK-based startup ValoBox is launching “pay-as-you-go” ebooks, which lets readers pay for ebooks by chunks and read them on a web-based reader. The company is working with O’Reilly in the US and Profile, Guardian Books, Constable & Robinson and SnowBooks in the UK. ValoBox, which announced its publisher lineup at...
UK's ValoBox launches pay-by-the-piece ebooks with O'Reilly and Guardian

YouTube automatic captions now available in Spanish

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Cross posted from the Blog de YouTube en Español Last year, YouTube had more than 1 trillion views, or about 140 views for every person on earth. As the world tunes in to YouTube, we want everyone, in every language, to have the same opportunity to enjoy YouTube. So today,...
YouTube automatic captions now available in Spanish

FCC proposal would allow the encryption of basic cable programing, Boxee cries foul

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Last month Boxee released its Live TV dongle, which allows Boxee Box owners to integrate live television into their programming options. A recent proposal from the FCC could limit the device's functionality, however, and it has the company calling on its customers to speak out against what it calls...
FCC proposal would allow the encryption of basic cable programing, Boxee cries foul

Windows 7 Tweaks Software Overview

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Windows 7 tweaks can be applied either manually by manipulation the Windows Registry or by using one of the available tweaking programs that often offer comfortable access to hundreds of configuration settings. Hardcore users might prefer to apply all tweaks manually which has the advantage that they can be sure...
Windows 7 Tweaks Software Overview

Planning a hack day? Take a look at this Manifesto and see what you’re forgetting

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Hack days as a high energy and fun way to get ideas moving are becoming more common as developers, companies and organisations support the method of cross pollinating skills. Organising a hack day is no mean feat and with plenty to plan for, you’re bound to forget something. Fear not,...
Planning a hack day? Take a look at this Manifesto and see what you’re forgetting
Includification: Bringing video games to players with disabilities

Samsung reveals final details of Galaxy S3 'Premium Suite Upgrade', includes easy mode, camera updates

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Last week Samsung teased owners of the Galaxy S III smartphone with details of its ‘Premium Suite Upgrade’ — aka new Jelly Bean update — that it has begun introducing for the device, vowing to showcase the rest of the goodies later. Today, it has returned to deliver on that...
Samsung reveals final details of Galaxy S3 'Premium Suite Upgrade', includes easy mode, camera updates

Aussie ISP: We Won't Be Hollywood's Copyright Cops If Hollywood Won't Fix Its Own Business Model

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You may remember iiNet, the Australian ISP that Hollywood attacked (with support of US State Department officials) after they decided that it was too small to fight back, but big enough that people would notice. They guessed incorrectly, and iiNet not only fought back by taking a strong pro-consumer view,...
Aussie ISP: We Won't Be Hollywood's Copyright Cops If Hollywood Won't Fix Its Own Business Model

The Future Will Be Captioned: Improving Accessibility on YouTube http://vdege.org/aFtUoQ

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The Future Will Be Captioned: Improving Accessibility on YouTube http://vdege.org/aFtUoQ

Apple Files New Patents Relating to Haptics, Thunderbolt, iSight and Improved Accessibility for the Hearing Impaired

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Some weeks there just isn't a wining patent declared by a rocking TKO. This week is such a case but that doesn't mean that that there weren't a series of solid inventions, because there were. A series of patent applications came to light today relating to improvements in the works...
Apple Files New Patents Relating to Haptics, Thunderbolt, iSight and Improved Accessibility for the Hearing Impaired
Babble curtails language learning costs using iPad subscriptions

Free audiobook service LibriVox hits 100m downloads

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Librivox, the community that provides public domain texts, read by volunteers, has hit 100 million downloads. The organisation creates hundreds of audiobooks for free as mp3 or ogg files, providing access to an amazing selection of audio that is no longer under copyright in the USA. The hard work has...
Free audiobook service LibriVox hits 100m downloads
Google Glass Has 3 Big Challenges To Beat (GOOG)

Wireless Ink Sues Facebook And Google Over Patent Infringement

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WSJ is reporting that Facebook and Google have been sued by Wireless Ink Corp, a Long Island based company for patent infringement. Wireless Ink is accusing Facebook and Google’s mobile websites of infringing upon Wireless Ink’s patent that was sought in 2004 and finally granted to them in 2009. Wireless...
Wireless Ink Sues Facebook And Google Over Patent Infringement

Kompany opens its corporate background database to UK businesses, lists 21 million companies

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Kompany will be making its data available in English to UK-based companies, the international company information service announced today. In addition, it is also launching a local website in Germany to provide in-depth reports on German companies. For those that aren’t clued up about kompany, it’s an online service which provides access...
Kompany opens its corporate background database to UK businesses, lists 21 million companies
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