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Avatar Blu-Ray Customers Not Enjoying Their DRM-Crippled Discs

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The film studios apparently should have spent as much time making sure their DVD new release DRM actually works with popular Blu-Ray players as they did on their new 28 day new release delay scheme. Avatar, which of course Netflix and Redbox users now won't be able to rent for...
Avatar Blu-Ray Customers Not Enjoying Their DRM-Crippled Discs

Facebook tests letting users play games sans permissions dialog

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CNET tests a new "Start Now" option, but finds some annoyances. [Read more]...
Facebook tests letting users play games sans permissions dialog

Start Building An “Authority Blog” Before It’s Too Late

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This is a guest post by Andrew Hansen. I recently started a new “passion project” – a blog in the travel niche. Like most projects, profit oriented or not, entering a new niche teaches many an interesting lesson. Big Authority Sites Kickin Your Butt? The travel niche is one where...
Start Building An “Authority Blog” Before It’s Too Late

No More Crappy Conference Calls: UberConference Launches For All, Adds Pro Features

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In a matter of days, the team from Firespotter Labs, makers of conference calling solution UberConference, will be on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012, handing off the trophy for their Disrupt NYC 2012 win to another new startup. But today, UberConference has news of its own. The company is now exiting its closed...
No More Crappy Conference Calls: UberConference Launches For All, Adds Pro Features

The Notifications Are Too Damn Many

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How many notifications do you receive from apps in a day? How many of those are really important? More important than whatever you're doing at the time? OK, maybe you're an E.R. doctor on call. But if you aren't, consider turning off Facebook notifications off this Thanksgiving. The food pictures...
The Notifications Are Too Damn Many

Three Ways to Manage Your Attention with Facebook

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It took me awhile but I have become a big evangelist for Facebook. It's now my primary source of information. I suspect, from looking at the data, that this is true for millions - although I bet most don't even realize it. Nielsen reports that the average American spends...
Three Ways to Manage Your Attention with Facebook

Editorial: Countering ID theft requires better awareness campaigns

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Evernote's massive password reset last week was the most recent demonstration of leaky security around consumer locks and keys. Dropbox, LinkedIn, Twitter and others preceded the Evernote action. These anxiety-producing consumer annoyances occur over a backdrop of increased cyber-attack news. Chinese hackers are spotlighted in many recent disruptions, substantiated...
Editorial: Countering ID theft requires better awareness campaigns

Osfoora for Mac 1.2 brings streaming support

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Osfoora, one of the newer Twitter clients for Mac, got a very nice update today, bringing to version 1.2. Aside from a much-improved icon (which sports a resolution of 1024×1024, making it ready for those upcoming Mac refreshes), the new version finally brings Twitter’s live streaming API, joining a handful...
Osfoora for Mac 1.2 brings streaming support
Happy IPv6 day! Welcome to the future of Internet addressing
Why Google's homepage antics are more serious than they appear

Hands on with Google+ for the iPad - A promising app, with a few annoyances

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iPad owners who are fans of Google+ got some good news today, as Google released the universal binary for its iOS app, making an iPad version something better than just a Web interface or a x2 iPhone app. So we thought we’d go hands on with the new software to...
Hands on with Google+ for the iPad - A promising app, with a few annoyances

Top 10 Google Docs Annoyances (and How to Fix Them)

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Google Docs helps you collaborate easily with people across the globe, but is infuriatingly reliant on Google for most fixes and enhancements. Here are some workarounds that can quell your angst....
Top 10 Google Docs Annoyances (and How to Fix Them)

Kickstarter: Leikr Is An OpenStreetMap GPS Sports Watch With A Two-Inch Colour Screen

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As a long-time runner and a recent recipient of a Nike+ SportWatch GPS I can safely say I’ve been bitten by the exercise data bug. The satisfaction of uploading your latest round of physical exertion and transforming it into digital bits and bytes that can be analysed and compared against...
Kickstarter: Leikr Is An OpenStreetMap GPS Sports Watch With A Two-Inch Colour Screen

How to File the Sharp Edge Off a MacBook Pro [Annoyances]

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Technology lover John Pozadzides isn't just a whiz at hacking your weak passwords. When his MacBook Pro's sharp edge dug into his wrists one too many times, he made quick work of that annoyance. Here's how: More »...
How to File the Sharp Edge Off a MacBook Pro [Annoyances]

Marissa Mayer Details Her 3 Goals for Yahoo: More Users, Bigger International Reach And Broader Demographics

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Considering the long-standing struggles of Yahoo as a business, its board of directors battles, and Scott Thompson’s “ResumeGate”, Yahoo (and its investors) have been in sore need of some good news. When beloved Google exec Marissa Mayer took the helm as CEO back in July, finally Yahoo had a cause...
Marissa Mayer Details Her 3 Goals for Yahoo: More Users, Bigger International Reach And Broader Demographics

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: The Best (And Worst) Of Mobile Connectivity

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. The Best And Worse Of Mobile Connectivity (Pew Internet)Some 85% of American adults now own a cell phone of some kind. When asked to describe in their...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: The Best (And Worst) Of Mobile Connectivity

Forget The Numbers--Yahoo's Turnaround Is About People, Marissa Mayer Says (YHOO)

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Most CEOs start earnings calls by crowing about numbers. Marissa Mayer is doing things at Yahoo very differently. Her first topic of conversation in a call with Wall Street analysts about its fourth-quarter earnings was Yahoo's people. Yahoo had become infamous for its bureaucracy. A new system to let employees...
Forget The Numbers--Yahoo's Turnaround Is About People, Marissa Mayer Says (YHOO)

PayPal updates iPhone app with new look and ‘Local’ service for finding PayPal Here merchants

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PayPal has released an update for its iPhone app today that brings along a completely new design that is, at first glance, much more visually appealing than the last version of the app. This edition of the app brings back the ‘Local’ feature which used to show vendors that accepted...
PayPal updates iPhone app with new look and ‘Local’ service for finding PayPal Here merchants

Gift Guide: The Cygnett Icon iPhone 5 Case

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Short Version: When I first wrote about the Cygnett Icon case for iPhone 4/4S, I called it the perfect case. It wasn’t rugged like the LifeProof case, and it didn’t come with any extra tricks like a fish-eye camera lens, a bottle-opener, or a swiss army knife-style assortment of blades...
Gift Guide: The Cygnett Icon iPhone 5 Case

Microsoft applies to patent MagSafe-like magnetic power and data coupling

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Microsoft has applied to patent a magnetic power and data coupling that's similar to the power-only MagSafe. Using the technology, the unit would snap onto the base of your phone (in the example) in either direction, pushing juice and information without the needless fiddling with a micro/miniUSB port. Since...
Microsoft applies to patent MagSafe-like magnetic power and data coupling

New Chrome Beta for Android update improves page rendering performance

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Today's update for Chrome Beta helps alleviate some issues and improves the overall stability of the mobile browser application for Android. The update contains fixes for "frequently occurring crashes," according to Google's official Chrome Releases blog, and it gives page rendering performance a bump. The newest update also fixes a few pesky...
New Chrome Beta for Android update improves page rendering performance

TC Disrupt Winner UberConference Sees Major Update: Adds Instant Conferences, Chat & Evernote Sync

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Only a few weeks following its TechCrunch Disrupt NYC win, UberConference, the service which aims to fix crappy conference calls, is out with its first major update. Today, the company is introducing three new features for its beta users, including Evernote integration, group chat, and something it’s calling “instant conferences.”...
TC Disrupt Winner UberConference Sees Major Update: Adds Instant Conferences, Chat & Evernote Sync

Windows Phone’s Facebook app set to receive much needed update

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New platforms often contain apps that, while fuctional, are not exactly bursting with features. So it has been with the Windows Phone Facebook app, an application that, especially given the closeness of Microsoft and Facebook, has been in great need of an update for some time. Happily, the wait is...
Windows Phone’s Facebook app set to receive much needed update

The Flipside: Embracing Closed Gardens Like The Apple App Store Shows Just How Un-Free You Want To Be

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Just the other day, I told you the story of some immature and racist apps in Google's Play store. In that post, I discussed how the kind of speech that offends is truly a barometer of exactly how free we want speech to be. It's one thing to embrace free...
The Flipside: Embracing Closed Gardens Like The Apple App Store Shows Just How Un-Free You Want To Be

Boot up: RIM's dire figures, spread that butter!, Google's iOS Chrome, iTunes revamp and more

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Plus Nokia's plan B, Google Drive SDK, Android activations, Wall Street on the Nexus 7 and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamRIM announces quarterly results >> RIM(Note: PDF) Thorsten Heins, President and CEO. "Our top priority going forward is...
Boot up: RIM's dire figures, spread that butter!, Google's iOS Chrome, iTunes revamp and more

Review: Classic Shell brings the Start menu to Windows 8 for free

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Windows 8 doesn't have a Start button. If you don't think that's something that needs fixing, you're probably in the minority, at least for now. Maybe in time, Windows 8's Modern-style Start Screen will grow on users and it'll turn out Microsoft was right all along. Until that happens,...
Review: Classic Shell brings the Start menu to Windows 8 for free

How the world's largest cyberattack slows down your Internet use

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Websites take longer to load. Netflix cuts out. Normally you can blame those annoyances on a slow Internet connection speed, but this week, it's the result of the largest global cyberattack in history. The European nonprofit spam filtering company Spamhaus reportedly is fending off DDoS, or distributed denial-of-service attacks,...
How the world's largest cyberattack slows down your Internet use
Ten disappointments with iOS 5.1

The Complete Guide to Fixing Google Contacts - Google Contacts - Lifehacker

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Google Contacts needs to get better. Google and Gmail devotees regularly deal with duplicate contacts, sync abnormalities, over-stuffed contact groups, and other problems. Here are our best methods for fixing those annoyances yourself until Google does for real....
The Complete Guide to Fixing Google Contacts - Google Contacts - Lifehacker

The Complete Guide to Creating a Consolidated, Master Contact List [Annoyances]

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The Complete Guide to Creating a Consolidated, Master Contact List [Annoyances]
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