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Tweetbot 2.0 Review

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How do you improve something that’s already great? You keep working on it, trying to look at your product from as many perspectives as possible. If you believe in it, you can make something great an even greater product. Last year, I reviewed Tweetbot 1.0 for iPhone, the Twitter client...
Tweetbot 2.0 Review

Tweetbot for iPad is a classic Twitter experience with a speedy gesture-focused interface

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The long wait for the popular Twitter client Tweetbot to arrive on the iPad is over. The robot-themed app has a definite reputation to live up to as it has become one of the de-facto alternatives to Twitter’s increasingly newbie focused official clients. This release follows today’s earlier launch of...
Tweetbot for iPad is a classic Twitter experience with a speedy gesture-focused interface

New Google+: Stream, Hangouts, and Photos

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Technology works best when it gets out of the way, and lets people do what makes them happiest: living, learning and loving. That’s why, when we started the Google+ project nearly two years ago, we aimed to bring real-life sharing to software. We wanted to forget about tools, and focus...
New Google+: Stream, Hangouts, and Photos

Moglue Makes It Dead Simple For Anyone To Create And Publish Interactive Ebooks

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Creating and publishing content-rich, interactive ebooks without programming skills or distribution power: that’s the problem New York- and Seoul-based startup Moglue is trying to solve. The TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing finalist offers two products: MoglueBuilder (a desktop app that makes it dead simple for authors and artists to create and publish interactive ebooks) and MoglueBooks (an ebook store...
Moglue Makes It Dead Simple For Anyone To Create And Publish Interactive Ebooks
Why LinkedIn dumped HTML5 & went native for its mobile apps

Opera 12 Beta Launches, Loses Voice, Unite and Widgets

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Opera is launching the first official beta of the next version of its desktop browser today. As usual, the Opera 12 beta includes a number of new features and enhancements, but this release also marks the end of some of the company’s more ambitious projects. With Opera 12, the company...
Opera 12 Beta Launches, Loses Voice, Unite and Widgets

★ Why 'The Daily' Failed

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Jeff Sonderman, writing for Poynter: With the benefit of hindsight, there seem to be at least two other major lessons from The Daily’s failure: Audience clarity. It was difficult to grasp who exactly was the intended audience of The Daily. It excelled at interactive elements and visual appeal, but the...
★ Why 'The Daily' Failed

Tizen developer phone appears, complete with 4.3-inch screen and dual-core CPU (video)

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Not satisfied by the currently available mobile OS options? Tizen could be your next option, and Samsung just took the wraps off of a prototype device (possibly the GT-I9500 we'd heard about) at the currently ongoing developer's conference in San Francisco. As seen above in still photos taken by...
Tizen developer phone appears, complete with 4.3-inch screen and dual-core CPU (video)
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean official, improved with Project Butter UI enhancements

Draw Something: which apps should be turned into TV shows?

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As the Pictionary-style app is headed for television, what other games should commissioners have an eye on?You may know Draw Something as the Pictionary-style iPhone app that you downloaded, became obsessed with, grew tired of and bitterly deleted over the space of a single weekend back in March. But now...
Draw Something: which apps should be turned into TV shows?
The Gmail app for iPhone and iPad: version 2.0

Autodesk Scaleform lets you use Flash to build high-end portable device games for $299 (video)

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Got some great smartphone game ideas and Flash talent, but no budget and little to no programming savvy? Autodesk's Scaleform for Mobile Platforms could let you launch those ideas from a catapult, cannon or any game weapon of your choice -- all you'll need is Adobe creation tools and...
Autodesk Scaleform lets you use Flash to build high-end portable device games for $299 (video)

Microsoft Office 15 revealed, simpler UI with touch-friendly features

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Microsoft started seeding its Office 15 technical preview to a select few partners earlier this year to get it ready for public consumption, and The Verge managed to get a sneak peek at some of the software's new features. As you would expect, the newest Office version got a...
Microsoft Office 15 revealed, simpler UI with touch-friendly features

New Chrome Beta Improves 2D & 3D Graphics for Older Systems

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The next version of Chrome will help older computers catch up with rapidly accelerating Web-based graphics.. The upcoming Chrome release will improve the performance of hardware-accelerated 2D animations using Canvas, which include many Web-based games and other graphically-intensive sites. It will also let systems with older GPUs use SwiftShader for...
New Chrome Beta Improves 2D & 3D Graphics for Older Systems

Sony PlayStation Wonderbook hands-on

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Last night, we caught a demo of PlayStation's new Wonderbook during the company's E3 press event. Today, we grabbed a few moments of hands-on time with the new PS Move peripheral at the Sony booth. As we learned last night, the first title for the new tech is a...
Sony PlayStation Wonderbook hands-on
Unity 4 will let devs "do so much more with so much less"

A day in the life of a Gmail email

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Electronic mail, or email to those in the know, has become so ubiquitous and transparent that many take for granted the effort and engineering required to make this near-instant communication medium a reality. In an effort to remind the general public about this digital miracle, Google (a company that...
A day in the life of a Gmail email
First Spotify app gets funded: Soundrop raises $3M

Metalab wires its Blinkenwall to run from Commodore 64, gives no word on the obligatory Tetris port (video)

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We've seen some ambitious Blinkenwalls in our time. Nearly all of the attention is unsurprisingly focused on the wall, however, and not on the often clever hardware and software behind it. Vienna's Metalab wants to shift the limelight by kicking it old school. Instead of the thoroughly modern Arduino...
Metalab wires its Blinkenwall to run from Commodore 64, gives no word on the obligatory Tetris port (video)

Tumblr for Android gets overhauled with new interface

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It looks like April is the month for major Android apps to get a visual overhaul. Following Twitter's refresh last week (and Facebook's decidedly more ambitious effort), Tumblr has today released its own app update that offers a whole new user interface. As you can see above, that includes...
Tumblr for Android gets overhauled with new interface

Watch this: 25,000 LEDs bring the San Francisco Bay Bridge to life, starting live at 8:30PM PT

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At 9PM PT, the San Francisco Bay Bridge will light up with 25,000 individually programmed LEDs, joining the LED light fixtures already there... only these ones will display patterns and animations as part of a grand art project. And while you can make a pilgrimage to San Francisco and...
Watch this: 25,000 LEDs bring the San Francisco Bay Bridge to life, starting live at 8:30PM PT
The Louvre now offering Nintendo 3DS audio guides with built-in maps

Nutty mobile GIF app Loopcam adds web sharing, takes funding

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Where would we be without animated GIFs? If I’m being honest, the reality is that we would probably be in exactly the same place we are right now… but the world might be a little less fun. Once the preserve of web nerds, this weird, headache-inducing pop art form has...
Nutty mobile GIF app Loopcam adds web sharing, takes funding

CSS filter effects get GPU-accelerated in Chrome

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Have you ever wanted to apply Instagram-like filters to HTML elements? Well, now you can. The CSS Filter Effects specification, which is backed by Adobe, defines a mechanism for applying common graphical filters to Web content. It can be used to adjust brightness, saturation, hue, and contrast. It can also...
CSS filter effects get GPU-accelerated in Chrome

Wooga isn’t ditching Facebook: It’s just releasing an open source HTML5 version of Magic Land

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Wooga, creator of Facebook games like Diamond Dash, has just recently announced that it is releasing an open source version of one of its top titles: Magic Land, under a new name: Pocket Island. Note that, according to the official release, “the original [Flash] Magic Land remains alive and well...
Wooga isn’t ditching Facebook: It’s just releasing an open source HTML5 version of Magic Land

Adobe Creative Cloud rolls out today: storage, syncing and web apps from $50 per month

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Already upgraded to CS6? Then maybe Adobe can entice you to take the "radical" next step of signing up to its subscription-based cloud service, which starts today in 36 countries priced at $50 per month on an annual contract, or $75 per month for the non-committal. Will it be...
Adobe Creative Cloud rolls out today: storage, syncing and web apps from $50 per month

Intel Wants You To Fall In Love With Tech (Again)

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Not too many people get excited by microprocessors, and that's a problem for Intel. "The customer in general isn't just interested in buying technology," says Justin Rattner, Corporate VP and Head of Intel Labs, sounding a bit more like Steve Jobs than Andy Grove. They want a solution to their...
Intel Wants You To Fall In Love With Tech (Again)

I’m really, really excited about the new HTML5 tags

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HTML5 has been a long time coming, and although what we normally call HTML5 is actually a combination of things, including existing and developing JavaScript advancements and CSS3, HTML5 on its own is still pretty exciting. This new standard is on target to becoming default within the next two or...
I’m really, really excited about the new HTML5 tags

Recent improvements mitigate Android emulator performance woes

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Android application developers frequently complain about the poor performance emulator that is included in the platform’s SDK. The animated transitions and other graphically-intensive characteristics of the user interface introduced in Android 3 and 4 have only exacerbated the problem. Developers can breathe a little easier now, because Google’s efforts...
Recent improvements mitigate Android emulator performance woes

Microsoft shows devs the secrets to creating fluid animations in Windows 8 Metro apps

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As Microsoft brings its Metro style from the mobile world back to the desktop in Windows 8, it's also focusing on keeping the smooth animated transitions users have gotten used to on certain mobile platforms intact. A new post on the Windows 8 app developer blog breaks down exactly...
Microsoft shows devs the secrets to creating fluid animations in Windows 8 Metro apps
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