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Google Rolls Out Virtual Keyboards On Non-English Search Portals

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This hasn’t been formally announced by Google yet, but industry blogs are picking up on it and so are our readers: the company has started to include buttons that open up virtual keyboards when doing a search on non-English search portals. You can see the buttons when you run...
Google Rolls Out Virtual Keyboards On Non-English Search Portals

Fujitsu unveils new Lifebooks, Esprimo AIOs, Arrows tablet

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Fujitsu is preparing to sell some new additions to its mobile computing and stationary computer catalog. The Arrows Tab is a water-resistant Android tablet, two new Lifebooks offer fingerprint-resistant screens, while the Esprimo range includes new all-in-one computers with built-in television recievers and DVR functions.......
Fujitsu unveils new Lifebooks, Esprimo AIOs, Arrows tablet

Fujitsu's super-slim, super-powerful phones could come to Europe

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We've been enviously eyeing Fujitsu's super-thin, super-powerful phones for a very long while. At CES, we were able to swing an early look at its unnamed Tegra 3 Arrows prototype and the question we asked, over and over, was if we'd ever see these devices in the west. A...
Fujitsu's super-slim, super-powerful phones could come to Europe

Trackpad makes Tyype keyboard for Android useful, but skips key features

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As someone who favors large-screened phones, I’m all for making it easier to type on a mobile device. So when I heard about Tyype for Android, which adds a trackpad to the traditional on-screen keyboard, I was intrigued. After trying it out on my Galaxy Note 2, which has a...
Trackpad makes Tyype keyboard for Android useful, but skips key features

Review: Twine lets you easily create interactive "choose your own adventure" stories

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Stories have been with us since the dawn of time. First told in caves and around campfires, then inscribed in tablets and later in books, today we increasingly find ourselves reading stories off of screens. But no matter the format, the best stories are the ones you get lost...
Review: Twine lets you easily create interactive "choose your own adventure" stories

BitTorrent Surf Turns a Chrome Browser Into a BitTorrent Client

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From its humble beginnings more than 11 years ago, BitTorrent has turned into one of the main generators of Internet traffic. Shifting hundreds of petabytes of data across cyberspace every day, torrents have become a daily activity for millions of people. The protocol’s most popular client, uTorrent, currently facilitates the...
BitTorrent Surf Turns a Chrome Browser Into a BitTorrent Client

Evernote Listens To Unhappy Skitch 2.0 Users: Brings Back Some Old Features And Version 1.0

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Earlier this month, Evernote launched version 2.0 of Skitch, the popular screenshot tool the company acquired in 2011. Sadly, Skitch 2.0 didn’t just do away with Skitch’s idiosyncratic but highly functional user interface, but it also dropped a number of features in the process. Version 2.0 currently has a 1.5-star...
Evernote Listens To Unhappy Skitch 2.0 Users: Brings Back Some Old Features And Version 1.0

Preview files in Google Drive

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Posted by Ian Kilpatrick, Google Drive Engineer (Cross-posted on the Google Drive Blog.) It may sound obvious, but sometimes the best way to find something is to start looking. Beginning today, Google Drive will let you quickly preview more than 30 file types and quickly flip between files until...
Preview files in Google Drive

Should Newspapers Give Readers the Option to Hide News They Don't Want to See?

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The Guardian has created a tool that lets readers disappear Olympics coverage, raising questions about the role of editors in an age of self-curation. Please use a JavaScript-enabled device to view this slideshow Click the arrows to toggle between "Before" and "After" screenshots from The Guardian's homepage. Recognizing that plenty...
Should Newspapers Give Readers the Option to Hide News They Don't Want to See?
Fujitsu developing indoor guidance system using Ultra Wideband radar

Points connected sign can show any place you need to go, what's up online (video)

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Most street signs aren't especially street-savvy when they can't change with the passing weeks, let alone the moment. Breakfast NY's new Points sign is much, much smarter. As long as it has an Ethernet or WiFi connection, it can spin its arrows toward locations on demand or as they...
Points connected sign can show any place you need to go, what's up online (video)

Using Lightroom Compare View

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In an earlier post, I showed you how to use Lightroom’s Survey View to choose one image from a selection of images. In this post I’ll show you how to use another of Lightroom’s specialty views – Compare View which has a similar purpose but which operates very differently....
Using Lightroom Compare View

The Best Productivity Apps Of 2012

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This year we got a lot of stuff done. Thanks to our smartphones we were able to get even more done than ever before. In 2012, we saw several developers come up with great apps to help you stay on task. Plus, some big names in the space like Evernote...
The Best Productivity Apps Of 2012

TravelNerd takes travelers' hands through 50 of the worlds busiest airports

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It’s probably fair to say that traversing to, through and from airports isn’t the highlight of most people’s holidays. In fact, it may well be the lowlight for many folk. And that’s where this new iOS app hopes to help. TravelNerd is an iOS and Web app aimed at helping travelers...
TravelNerd takes travelers' hands through 50 of the worlds busiest airports

Google Adds Monthly Top Charts To Google Trends, And A Beautiful New Search Trend Visualizer

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Every year Google creates a summary Zeitgeist feature to sum up the year in search data, showing what has been the most popular among its users. Now, it’s rolling out Top Charts, a new monthly series of lists similar to that year-end feature, available on Google Trends as of today....
Google Adds Monthly Top Charts To Google Trends, And A Beautiful New Search Trend Visualizer

Alternative Search Engine Blekko Launches Major Redesign In Effort To Go Beyond The Usual 10 Blue Links

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Blekko, the alternative search engine that launched back in 2010, unveiled a major redesign today that uses some of its “slashtag” technology to help users go beyond the usual ten blue links on its competitors search results pages. Blekko now automatically breaks its results down into different categories of curated...
Alternative Search Engine Blekko Launches Major Redesign In Effort To Go Beyond The Usual 10 Blue Links
Fujitsu bringing 'wide range of smartphones and tablets' to Europe, says FT

Sony's PlayStation Mobile platform launching in Oct.; PlayStation Plus for PS Vita in Nov.

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Sony sent out a flurry of announcements on Wednesday, including news of a slimmer PlayStation 3 model coming later this fall, as well as launch timing for its PlayStation Mobile platform, which is for select Android devices and Sony’s own PlayStation Vita, and the upcoming mobile version of its PlayStation...
Sony's PlayStation Mobile platform launching in Oct.; PlayStation Plus for PS Vita in Nov.

NTT DoCoMo launching 19 new devices this summer, brings Galaxy S III to Japan

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If you aren't already accustomed to Japan's regular deluge of device announcements, brace yourself: NTT DoCoMo just stepped forward with 17 new phones, as well as a mobile WiFi hotspot and a tablet. Throw a stone at the pile of hardware, and you're likely to strike something running Ice...
NTT DoCoMo launching 19 new devices this summer, brings Galaxy S III to Japan
PlayStation Mobile titles go on sale October 3rd, Sharp and Fujitsu join as hardware partners

How Google’s app strategy is growing up

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Of the dozens of meeting requests I received in conjunction with this year’s Interop conference, the one I least expected came from Google. Interop is all about enterprise IT — networks, security, servers, stuff with gravitas — and Google is, well, Google.  Whatever it is, it’s not enterprise IT. Or...
How Google’s app strategy is growing up
Facebook takes photos high-def and full screen
Apple Updates Online Store With Touch-Friendly Navigation and Search Result Tweaks

Use Call-Out Arrows to Add Emphasis to Outlook Emails

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One of Outlook's lesser-known features is its Shapes tool, which lets you add lines, arrows, and other helpful artwork to your messages....
Use Call-Out Arrows to Add Emphasis to Outlook Emails
Google Glasses patent hints at speech-to-text display for deaf users

How To Avoid The Excel Mistake That May Have Ruined The Global Economy

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Whoops. An apparent error in Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff's influential study of government debt was the result of a simple mistake in Microsoft Excel that all spreadsheet jockeys fear. Here it is: The cells outlined in dark blue contain the data points that Reinhart and Rogoff used to reach their conclusion that countries with a...
How To Avoid The Excel Mistake That May Have Ruined The Global Economy

After a long wait, Spotify finally launches Windows Phone 8 app in beta

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After promising it would release a Windows Phone 8 app back in November, Spotify has finally launched its music-streaming app on the Windows Phone Store, allowing Nokia, HTC, Samsung and owners of other Windows Phone 8 handsets to get their music fix. The app is free and so is the service...
After a long wait, Spotify finally launches Windows Phone 8 app in beta

Introducing comment voting on news articles and features

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In our continuing effort to promote the best and brightest discussion on news articles and features, we are testing a new voting system on comments. It's an experiment—we built the system with the minimum number of features to launch with, and if readers take to it, we may very well...
Introducing comment voting on news articles and features

Valve's Comprehensive Strategy Shows How To Go From Fee To Free... And Increase Revenue Twelve-fold

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We've writen about Valve's approach to the market many times before. The company believes strongly that "piracy" is a service problem not a legal problem. It knows that it can easily compete with piracy by offering a better service, something that it regularly succeeds in doing. However, On The Media...
Valve's Comprehensive Strategy Shows How To Go From Fee To Free... And Increase Revenue Twelve-fold

Napkin: A beautiful, clever image annotation and collaboration tool for Mac

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How do you re-create the experience of sipping your coffee and scribbling on a napkin so that you don’t lose a fleeting but wonderful idea…without the napkin. That’s what Aged & Distilled’s new Mac app Napkin is all about. It’s an image annotation and diagram creation tool that provides you...
Napkin: A beautiful, clever image annotation and collaboration tool for Mac
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