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App.net goes gratis, announces invitation-only free accounts

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Since its inception, App.net has been working hard to improve its growing platform, giving all of its paid users a 10GB bucket of cloud storage and opening up its File API so devs could use the data stored there. Today, folks wanting in on the fledgling social platform can...
App.net goes gratis, announces invitation-only free accounts
J.J. Abrams wants 'Star Wars' sequel to tell 'personal, intimate, and emotional' story
GitHub Pages migrating to a new, more secure domain
Python v. Python: Software foundation fights for trademark in EU

Pioneer Drops AirPlay Speaker Prices, Now Competitive with Bluetooth Models

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As noted by Macworld, Pioneer has lowered the prices on several of its AirPlay speakers, which have, historically, been offered at a much higher pricing tier than Bluetooth speakers.The company recently dropped the price of its XW-SMA1 speaker from $299 to $149, while the prices of the XW-SMA3 and XW-SMA4...
Pioneer Drops AirPlay Speaker Prices, Now Competitive with Bluetooth Models
HTC is getting its money's worth out of patent and trademark agreement with Apple, new One comes with iPhone 5-like accents

Samsung Plans To Abandon The Cheap Plasticky Look For Something Better In Its Next Major Smartphone

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Samsung is planning on improving the design quality of its next major smartphone, says DannyD at SamMobile, a blog dedicated to Samsung. According to his inside sources, DannyD says Samsung is worried about the widely praised HTC One phone. The HTC One is an aluminum bodied phone that rivals, or...
Samsung Plans To Abandon The Cheap Plasticky Look For Something Better In Its Next Major Smartphone

Apple Posts New iPhone TV Ad 'Music Every Day'

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Apple started running a new iPhone ad this evening called 'Music Every Day', the second in a series that launched last month with a spot entitled 'Photos Every Day'. Both ads in the campaign focus on people actually using the phone, rather than just the phone itself. Every day, more...
Apple Posts New iPhone TV Ad 'Music Every Day'

Gadgetwise Blog: Reading a Bedtime Story Together from Afar

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Kindoma Storytime, an iPad app, allows two people to read an e-book together, with both faces and the book appearing on each person's screen.    ...
Gadgetwise Blog: Reading a Bedtime Story Together from Afar
Original Adobe Photoshop source code now available for free
Billionaire T. Boone Pickens claims extortion and cyber bullying from his son's tell-all blog

Is Moleskine Replicable?

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Is Moleskine Replicable?: Alex Mayyasi on the Priceonomics blog: In short, Moleskine is not selling a notebook, it's selling customers on the identity of being the type of person who uses a moleskine - someone whose cultured globetrotting is reminiscent of Hemingway. Yep....
Is Moleskine Replicable?

Google Earth's tour guide feature swells to the tune of 100K new attractions

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Hate flying? Google Earth could keep you visiting attractions anyway for the next, oh, rest of your life or so, thanks to 100,000-plus new tours it just added across sites and cities in over 200 countries. That's on top of the 11,000 tours that came with its recent launches...
Google Earth's tour guide feature swells to the tune of 100K new attractions

Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Breaking the Bluetooth Bond

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You can easily manage your connected Bluetooth devices in the Mac OS X Bluetooth preferences box.    ...
Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Breaking the Bluetooth Bond

These Computer-Generated Women Look Like Real

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Over at 3D graphics blog CGTrader, they've rounded up an eclectic collection of computer-generated images of women for International Women's Day. Some are humorous and cartoony, but some are borderline photorealistic. We've gathered some of the most impressive displays 3D graphics for you here.The artist packed so much detail into...
These Computer-Generated Women Look Like Real

Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Moving iTunes Libraries

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When it comes time to move your iTunes library to a new computer, you have several ways to transplant your collection to the other machine....
Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Moving iTunes Libraries

Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Seeing Ads on Twitter

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Twitter's "promoted tweets" advertisements are not optional, but they can be deleted one by one from the feed....
Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Seeing Ads on Twitter

Galaxy Note II info ticker, pop-up browser and ICE menu combo reveal another lock screen flaw (video)

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The emergency contacts (ICE) menu is proving to be a Pandora's Box of lock screen vulnerabilities on several Samsung Galaxy handsets. Users are finding ways to exploit this weak point and the latest flaw that's come to our attention employs the pop-up browser on the Note II as an...
Galaxy Note II info ticker, pop-up browser and ICE menu combo reveal another lock screen flaw (video)

Apple forces Line to remove the ability to send virtual items as gifts from its iOS app

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Asian mobile messaging service Line is seeing early success with its monetization model — to the tune of $58 million in revenue for Q1 2013 — but there’s a little bad news today as the company has withdrawn the gift sharing feature from its iOS app at the request of...
Apple forces Line to remove the ability to send virtual items as gifts from its iOS app

Google+ extends its reach into Blogger comments

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We haven't been hearing a whole lot about Blogger amid all the changes at Google in recent months, but the company hasn't entirely forgotten about the pioneering blogging platform it acquired way back in 2003. It's today introduced Google+ Comments for Blogger, a fairly self-explanatory new feature that will...
Google+ extends its reach into Blogger comments

Google Reader, please don't go -- I need you to do my job

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When I learned Wednesday night that Google Reader is shutting down, I literally broke into a sweat. Like many journalists, I’ve come to rely on the 242 RSS subscriptions I manage through Google Reader. It’s the first thing I check every morning — second only to making a cup of...
Google Reader, please don't go -- I need you to do my job

Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Protecting Your Mail Account

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A few simple precautions can help keep your e-mail account safer from intruders.    ...
Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Protecting Your Mail Account
Apple Offers Refund After British Boy Spends $2500 on In-App Purchases in 15 Minutes

Flood of leaked images suggest Nokia EOS smartphone with huge PureView camera

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Images of an alleged Nokia EOS chassis have leaked from what appears to be a factory, lending some credence to previous rumors of a camera-centric handset from the Finnish outfit. Other shots from GSM Arena and a Twitter user called @ViziLeaks, (with exactly three tweets under that name) also...
Flood of leaked images suggest Nokia EOS smartphone with huge PureView camera
Security blogger Brian Krebs suffers simultaneous cyber attack, police raid

Here's A Taste Of What Publishers Will Do If First Sale Rights For Foreign Goods Disappear

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As Techdirt reported a few months back, the Supreme Court Justices seem rightly concerned about the "parade of horribles" -- things that would happen if the decision in the Wiley v. Kirtsaeng copyright case over whether or not you have the right to resell a foreign-made product you bought were...
Here's A Taste Of What Publishers Will Do If First Sale Rights For Foreign Goods Disappear

JustMigrate Launches To Move Posterous Blogs To Tumblr Just As Posterous Announces Imminent End

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Just in time for Posterous’ closure on April 30th, a service has launched to bring Posterous blogs over to rival service, Tumblr. JustMigrate was announced the same day that Posterous unceremoniously called it quits via its blog. The service requires you to punch in your posterous URL, authorize it with...
JustMigrate Launches To Move Posterous Blogs To Tumblr Just As Posterous Announces Imminent End

Feedly promises 'seamless' transition after Google Reader to its own backend

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If you (like many of us at Engadget) are in a state of shock facing the end of Google Reader this summer, there may be an easy replacement. RSS app/service Feedly posts on its blog that it has been anticipating the shutdown of Google's service for some time, and...
Feedly promises 'seamless' transition after Google Reader to its own backend

Gadgetwise Blog: App Smart Extra: Starry Night

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More astronomy apps for star gazers....
Gadgetwise Blog: App Smart Extra: Starry Night

Slacker radio added to Xbox Live litany of services

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Streaming music provider Slacker has announced its availability on the Xbox Live service. The service allowing Xbox LIVE subscribers in the US and Canada to listen to millions of songs and hundreds of pre-programmed stations on an ad-supported basis, including a new videogame music soundtrack station curated by gaming culture...
Slacker radio added to Xbox Live litany of services
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