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Retina MacBook Pro: maximizing battery life with gfxCardStatus
$50 iStack Mac Bundle ends today, includes SnagIt, Disk Drill Pro, Parallels, Paint Supreme, more

Google acquires Wildfire, the Facebook-focused marketing startup

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Wildfire, the social media marketing startup that’s making huge strides in online marketing — Facebook marketing in particular — has just been snapped up by Google. Nice work, Google! Picking up one of the main marketing channels to a major competitor right as that competitor’s marketing effectiveness is coming...
Google acquires Wildfire, the Facebook-focused marketing startup

No API For You: Twitter Shuts Off "Find Friends" Feature For Instagram

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Instagram has just announced 80 million users and a new app update; Noticeably missing in the update? The “Find Your Friends” on Twitter feature, which allowed users to follow the same people they follow on Twitter on Instagram. The “Tweet Photo” feature is still available. We’ve learned that the feature is...
No API For You: Twitter Shuts Off "Find Friends" Feature For Instagram

2/3 of Apple's iOS App Store populated by 'zombie' apps, estimate finds

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Most of the applications on Apple's iOS App Store are un-downloaded, unranked, and largely invisible software options....
2/3 of Apple's iOS App Store populated by 'zombie' apps, estimate finds

Don't Call It A News Reader: Trapit Launches Content Browsing App For The iPad

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When you write about different news apps and aggregators, the pitches can start to run together — “We do real personalization, we find content beyond the articles in your social feed, etc. etc.” Now, many of those claims may be true, but often I’m left wondering if all the touted...
Don't Call It A News Reader: Trapit Launches Content Browsing App For The iPad

Apple's Brilliant Boondoggle: MacBook Pro Retina Display

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Only Apple could get away with charging a $400 premium for a feature that no one needs, few people will notice, doesn't work with most apps, and was not on anyone's wish list until the company announced it last month. Apple's ultra high-resolution Retina display may be a valuable innovation...
Apple's Brilliant Boondoggle: MacBook Pro Retina Display

Verizon to stop blocking tethering apps, settles with FCC for $1.25

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In May of last year, our free ride came to an end. US carriers started blocking third party tethering apps in the Android Market. Not long after, the built in feature was turned off on many phones. Our fortune may be reversing, however. The FCC has ruled that Verizon...
Verizon to stop blocking tethering apps, settles with FCC for $1.25

Rovio Hopes Amazing Alex Will Catapult It Past Angry Birds Into Its $9bn IPO

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Angry-bird maker Rovio has shown that is more than a one-trick pony with the release today of Amazing Alex, a physics game that perhaps draws on the original trajectory physics of those annoyed Birds. This time, the game game centers around whiz kid Alex and his creations, where players set...
Rovio Hopes Amazing Alex Will Catapult It Past Angry Birds Into Its $9bn IPO

Take That, Yahoo Fantasy Football: NFL Adds Google+ Hangouts To Its Fantasy Football Site

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Google announced today a pretty major deal with the NFL which will help it to virally grow adoption of Google+ Hangouts – the live chat feature on its social networking efforts known as Google+. With a full rollout coming later this month, NFL.com will soon be offering one-click access to...
Take That, Yahoo Fantasy Football: NFL Adds Google+ Hangouts To Its Fantasy Football Site
Office 2013 drops support for Windows XP and Windows Vista
Research In Motion announces US$100M investment to grow developer community for BlackBerry platform
Microsoft advises users to disable Windows Gadgets following security vulnerability fears

D-Link Cloud Router 5700 marks the outfit's first foray into 802.11ac WiFi, now shipping for $190

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D-Link has fulfilled its promise to support the newfangled 802.11ac wireless standard. The company has pulled the curtain back on its first router that's compatible with the aforementioned tech in the Cloud Router 5700. Boasting performance of up to 1,750Mbps (that's 1,300 ac + 450 n), the kit implements...
D-Link Cloud Router 5700 marks the outfit's first foray into 802.11ac WiFi, now shipping for $190

Brits say text beats talk - but data is going crazy

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We’ve all known for a while that mobile phones have become a lot more than just mobile phones: they’re computers, messaging devices, cameras, emailers, clocks, gaming handsets and more. But what was anecdotal is now official. A new study by Ofcom, the UK’s media regulator, shows that for the first...
Brits say text beats talk - but data is going crazy

AT&T officially releases Watson speech API, gives devs a bit of babel fish for their apps

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Ma Bell's been hard at work on its Watson speech recognition system for years, and 2012 has seen the tech show up in an automobile and a real-time translator app. Months after announcing it would grant Watson's skills to the developer masses, AT&T has made good on its promise...
AT&T officially releases Watson speech API, gives devs a bit of babel fish for their apps

Apple Begins Accepting OS X Mountain Lion Apps for Mac App Store

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Following the release of the Golden Master version of OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has begun accepting Mountain Lion apps into the Mac App Store. From an email that Apple sent to registered developers:Make sure your apps take advantage of the great new features in OS X Mountain Lion...
Apple Begins Accepting OS X Mountain Lion Apps for Mac App Store

Announcing Amazon GameCircle - A New Gaming Experience for Kindle Fire

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Announcing Amazon GameCircle, a new set of services designed to make it easier for you to create more engaging gaming experiences and grow your business on Kindle Fire.       GameCircle will make achievements, leaderboards and sync APIs accessible, simple and quick for you to integrate, and will give...
Announcing Amazon GameCircle - A New Gaming Experience for Kindle Fire

Skype begins rolling out update for bug that unintentionally shared instant messaging conversations

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Staying true to its word, Skype has begun rolling out a hotfix for affected versions of its software that unintentionally shared instant messages with other contacts on a user’s friend list. The update addresses more than just this one issue but the company says that the affected clients were Skype 5.10 for Windows, Skype...
Skype begins rolling out update for bug that unintentionally shared instant messaging conversations
Metroon for iOS theme brings Windows 8 interface to the iPhone (hands-on video)
eBay Windows 8 Metro style app now available in the Windows Store

GoodData Raises $25 Million To Extend Cloud Based Business Intelligence Platform

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GoodData has raised $25 million to continue developing its cloud-based business intelligence technology. The funding brings GoodData’s total funding to $55 million. Founder and CEO Roman Stanek said the investment came from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst Partners and Fidelity Growth Partners. Windcrest Partners is also contributing to the round....
GoodData Raises $25 Million To Extend Cloud Based Business Intelligence Platform

Virgin Mobile USA opening flagship Chicago store, selling 'culture' on top of phones

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Virgin Mobile USA is adding actual bricks and mortar to its primary selling channels -- the internet and box stores -- but said that a new flagship Chicago store will not just be about the phones. The location has been set up like a casual, music-themed lounge, where customers...
Virgin Mobile USA opening flagship Chicago store, selling 'culture' on top of phones

More malware found hosted in Google's official Android market

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Symantec Security researchers have found more malware hosted in Google's official Android market, a discovery that once again demonstrates the limitations of a recently deployed scanning service designed to flag malicious apps before they can be downloaded by end users. Android.Dropdialer, a trojan that racks up costly charges from...
More malware found hosted in Google's official Android market

Signs Of The Semantic Web Surface In Salesforce.com Radian 6

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The Semantic Web’s promise is about developing common frameworks that allows data to be shared and reused across applications and platforms. At its heart comes the understanding that applications are loosely coupled. The apps connect with APIs that form a sort of glue. The data moves between these apps, which is...
Signs Of The Semantic Web Surface In Salesforce.com Radian 6

Evernote Wants To Be The Automatic, Trusted Place To Store Your Life [Interview]

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Evernote, the multi-platform app that lets you capture notes, audio and images when you are on the go, and then access those mementos wherever you want to next, has carved out a position as one of the more consistently useful services out there for smartphone consumers. The growing number of...
Evernote Wants To Be The Automatic, Trusted Place To Store Your Life [Interview]

Gogobot Launches Its Redesigned iPhone Travel App, Hits 2M Registered Users

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Social travel site Gogobot has been on a roll lately. Just two months ago, the company announced that it had passed 1 million registered users. Today, Gogobot announced that it now has more than 2 million users, up 100% in the past 60 days. Currently a new users signs up...
Gogobot Launches Its Redesigned iPhone Travel App, Hits 2M Registered Users

Perfectly Clear for Android makes your pictures look right

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One of the best autocorrection apps for iOS comes to Android with new tools, a new interface, and faster performance. [Read more]...
Perfectly Clear for Android makes your pictures look right

Microsoft Hits Back at Google

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Microsoft has publicly dismissed Web-based Google Apps as a competitor. But, behind the scenes, Microsoft is stepping up its efforts to halt Google's encroachment on its business-software turf....
Microsoft Hits Back at Google

This Little $99 Box Could Be The Thing That Crushes The Xbox

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Apple, Google and Microsoft are all gunning to take control of the living room. But now there's a new startup called OUYA that could give all three of them a run for their money. OUYA is a $99 Android-powered box that's open to any developer for hacking. That means you can...
This Little $99 Box Could Be The Thing That Crushes The Xbox
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