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HP Releases Two Beta Versions of Open-source WebOS

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Hewlett-Packard released two beta versions of its open source webOS on Friday: one for developers that runs on the Ubuntu Linux desktop, and one for the......
HP Releases Two Beta Versions of Open-source WebOS

Plex introduces web-based media center, rolls out premium subscriptions

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Media center maker Plex took a big leap to the web Wednesday with the introduction of a web-based Plex client that allows users to access their Plex library from any browser. The company also took a first step towards monetization with the introduction of a subscription tier called PlexPass. The...
Plex introduces web-based media center, rolls out premium subscriptions

Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 edging that bit closer

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Though Internet Explorer 10 is a shipping and built-in part of Windows 8, it's still not out for Windows 7. Microsoft hasn't announced when exactly it will be out for its older platform, but users shouldn't be waiting much longer: participants on the private beta program have been told...
Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 edging that bit closer

First Ubuntu mobile OS-powered smartphones due October

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The first new devices running Ubuntuís mobile operating system will hit the market in October, reports the Wall Street Journal. Developers will gain access to the beta versions of the operating system as early as late this month, with a variant that is designed to run on Samsungís Galaxy Nexus...
First Ubuntu mobile OS-powered smartphones due October

Ten years in, task/launcher app Quicksilver finally reaches version 1.0

9to5mac.com
Quicksilver, the donation-ware utility app that aims to speed up a wide range of the things you do on your Mac, has finally made it out of beta – some ten years after it was first made available. The app is compatible with OS X 10.6 onwards. Quicksilver is best...
Ten years in, task/launcher app Quicksilver finally reaches version 1.0

PayrollHero Is Like Guitar Hero For Payroll (Without The Guitars)

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Hot on the heels of Shifthub comes PayrollHero, a Philippines-based start-up aimed at streamlining payroll and time and attendance tracking for iOS devices. The service works on desktops and mobile devices – primarily iOS right now – and allows employers to register their workers video biometric data and facial recognition....
PayrollHero Is Like Guitar Hero For Payroll (Without The Guitars)
BlackBerry Messenger adds integrated video chat, voice calls, and screen sharing
Chat app Viber releases Windows Phone and BlackBerry betas, but no voice calls for now

GoPro HD Hero 2's free ProTune upgrade will add 24fps and higher bitrates

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On the show floor at NAB 2012 GoPro had more to show off than just a finalized version of its $99 WiFi BacPac and Remote Control kit we saw at CES, announcing a ProTune firmware update that should bring an all new level of quality to its existing HD...
GoPro HD Hero 2's free ProTune upgrade will add 24fps and higher bitrates
Xamarin 2.0 launches to help developers build native apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

XBMC 12 Frodo enters development, beta releases expected mid-November

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The media player paradise of XBMC 11 Eden has served us well for the majority of the year, but now it's time to move to Middle Earth. XBMC 12 Frodo has entered formal development, bringing with it a feature freeze until the new version is done and dusted. This...
XBMC 12 Frodo enters development, beta releases expected mid-November
Wi-Fi issues plaguing iPhone and iPad users following iOS 6 update

Grab the popcorn: Popular media player XBMC heads to Android

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Media geeks have long looked to the open source media player XBMC when setting up their home theater PCs, but soon anyone with an Android device will be able to enjoy all of XBMC’s features. The XBMC Foundation, the technology consortium behind the media player, announced the official Android...
Grab the popcorn: Popular media player XBMC heads to Android
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HP releases two beta versions of open-source webOS

www.computerworld.com
Hewlett-Packard released two beta versions of its open source webOS on Friday: one for developers that runs on the Ubuntu Linux desktop, and one for the "OpenEmbedded" development environment, intended to help developers port webOS to new devices....
HP releases two beta versions of open-source webOS

Boot up: Apple's fingerprint buy, Toshiba's RT bust, RIM woos carriers and more

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Plus IT hassles over council tax, Zenbook's zen-like teardown, why you should stop publishing web pages and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamIT firms fear council tax benefit collapse >> 24dash.comMeanwhile, back in the back office... The cabinet member...
Boot up: Apple's fingerprint buy, Toshiba's RT bust, RIM woos carriers and more

Firefox browser betas out for desktop, Android

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Mozilla has released new beta versions of its Firefox browser, with an improved JavaScript engine for desktops, Retina display support for Macs, and optional search suggestions for Android. The Firefox 18 beta is available through Mozilla's website for desktops, and through Google Play for Android. Keep in mind that...
Firefox browser betas out for desktop, Android
Thanks to $1.8 million in crowd-funding, Double Fine Adventure is heading to five platforms

Anticipating a Blended Classroom Boom Led by Education Startups

techcrunch.com
As kids head back to school this month and next, some will find a rather new arrangement greeting them: blended classrooms. These don’t feel like the ways that many of us attended class, with a single teacher lecturing at students from front and center (“Bueller?”). As it’s difficult–if not impossible–for...
Anticipating a Blended Classroom Boom Led by Education Startups

Swype raises the bar for mobile text input — here’s how you can take part

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Typing is definitely the lousiest part of using a phone or tablet. Despite hundreds of variations on keyboards, gestures, writing, and voice input utilities, tasks like entering email addresses, typing text messages, and (shudder) long emails are still painful compared to using a laptop or desktop. This pathos is exemplified by an...
Swype raises the bar for mobile text input — here’s how you can take part

Users finally triumph as Skype 5.8 goes on the Ultra Slimfast diet

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Yesterday, Skype updated its Mac client, significantly altering the user interface. That is not the story. Rather, the story is why the company changed, and how the update is largely focused on placating angry Apple users. In November 2010 Skype updated its Mac client and Skype went from a messaging...
Users finally triumph as Skype 5.8 goes on the Ultra Slimfast diet

Free calling app Viber hits BlackBerry, Windows Phone (but without the free calling)

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Viber Media, the company that it is challenging Skype and a plethora of cross-platform communication app makers with its free calling, texting and photo sharing application for mobile phones, is doubling the number of platforms it supports. Already available for iOS and Android, and used by over 50 million people,...
Free calling app Viber hits BlackBerry, Windows Phone (but without the free calling)

When Open Platforms Get Closed: AT&T Cripples Backflip

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The strength of an open platform is the flexibility it offers to companies, developers and consumers. That openness is a factor in the rapid growth of the Android platform in the smartphone world. Companies can customize the interface, such as HTC with Sense, and consumers can install any Android apps...
When Open Platforms Get Closed: AT&T Cripples Backflip

Opera 10.50: Can Opera Make a Comeback?

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The browser wars are back with a vengeance. In no small part thanks to the efforts of Google Chrome, we have seen a resurgence in browser inovation and a new emphasis on speed over the last year and a half. Today, Opera is launching its newest weapon against Chrome, Firefox...
Opera 10.50: Can Opera Make a Comeback?
OS X 10.8.4 beta suggests 802.11ac is coming soon to a Mac near you

Here's Some Good Evidence The iPhone's New Maps App Will Stink (AAPL, GOOG)

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Everyone is caught up in iPhone 5 hysteria. But you can't ignore that all isn't good. We were reminded today that Apple's Maps app is going to stink. A little background: Apple will no longer use Google Maps data for its new Maps app in iOS 6, the new operating...
Here's Some Good Evidence The iPhone's New Maps App Will Stink (AAPL, GOOG)

0x10c: Minecraft Developer Notch’s Next Game Will Be A MMO Space Epic

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In the world of indie gaming, Minecraft is undoubtedly in a league of its own. The sandbox game has already sold more than 5 million copies and has spawned its own subculture of fan sites and clones. Now, the game’s creator Notch (nee Marcus Persson), has announced his next project...
0x10c: Minecraft Developer Notch’s Next Game Will Be A MMO Space Epic

Chrome For Android Gets A Beta Channel For Early Adopters And Testers

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Google just announced that it has launched a beta channel for its Chrome for Android browser. This means you can get early access to new features, of course, but the beta versions will obviously not be quite as polished as the stable releases. The current beta, which is available here,...
Chrome For Android Gets A Beta Channel For Early Adopters And Testers

Dell looks to challenge the iPad with tablets based on Windows 8

www.geekwire.com
Dell's foray into tablets with the Streak didn't turn out so well, but the company isn't giving up yet. Apple’s lead in the tablet market may seem insurmountable, especially with last week’s release of the lastest iPad. But don’t tell that to Dell. An executive for the giant computer maker...
Dell looks to challenge the iPad with tablets based on Windows 8
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