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Morning lowdown: New York Post, Jonah Lehrer, ESPN

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… Jonah Lehrer, self-borrowing and the problem with “big ideas” (paidContent) New York Post pivots on iPad strategy, dropping paywall (Forbes) Is Cue the cure for information overload? (Bloomberg Businessweek) Bing ties Yellow Pages for most accurate local data (Search Engine...
Morning lowdown: New York Post, Jonah Lehrer, ESPN

Apple Fires Maps Manager

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Now that Apple SVP Eddy Cue has had some time to assess the debacle that was the iOS 6 Maps launch, he’s taking decisive steps to make sure it never happens again. He’s fired Rich Williamson, the guy who oversaw the development of Apple’s mobile mapping software, which launched with...
Apple Fires Maps Manager

Dragon Mobile Assistant 3.0 can share locations, call meeting numbers for you

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Nuance has long wanted Dragon Mobile Assistant to do as much of the heavy lifting as possible for common Android phone tasks. The newly available 3.0 beta is shouldering even more of the load, including responsibilities that can still involve separate apps with rivals. It's now possible to share...
Dragon Mobile Assistant 3.0 can share locations, call meeting numbers for you

Food app Burpple takes a cue from Foursquare with location-based friend, restaurant discovery

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Food journaling app Burpple has furthered its focus on social and location after it introduced Explore, a feature that brings Foursquare-like discovery and friend-finding to the service. Burpple, for those that are not aware, is a 6-month-old service where food lovers can snap, post and share food/drink-related snaps from their...
Food app Burpple takes a cue from Foursquare with location-based friend, restaurant discovery

Samsung Announces (Incrementally Upgraded) Galaxy S Advance

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One could argue that there is already enough matter in Samsung’s galaxy, but the company has just announced another addition to that universe: the Samsung Galaxy S Advance. And in that rather overcrowded space, we aren’t completely convinced that this device is earth-shaking enough — with minor, incremental upgrades...
Samsung Announces (Incrementally Upgraded) Galaxy S Advance

Hulu Plus on Apple TV redesigned with simplicity and easy discovery features in mind

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It's not often that we see those services present on the Apple TV get tweaked, but today Hulu announced its Plus offering has been on the receiving end of a major design overhaul. Clearly taking a cue from Cupertino's own iTunes app on the tiny media box, the Hulu...
Hulu Plus on Apple TV redesigned with simplicity and easy discovery features in mind
The New Version Of iTunes Is Out Now (AAPL)

The Right Tool For The Job

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The mobile phone is today’s PC, but not necessarily in the way you think. Fifteen years ago, the PC was the central hub in one’s interactions with the wider world. This was largely because of the state of miniaturization; our electronics simply weren’t small or efficient enough to make mobile...
The Right Tool For The Job

AOL unveils Alto: a web-based email client with an emphasis on aesthetics and organization

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A cleanly organized inbox may be a holy grail that's seemingly out of reach, but AOL (which happens to be our parent company) has unveiled a web-based e-mail client dubbed Alto to help cut through clutter. Instead of singing up for a brand-new email address, users log into the...
AOL unveils Alto: a web-based email client with an emphasis on aesthetics and organization

Eddy Cue Worked to Convince Steve Jobs of Need for 7-Inch iPad in Early 2011

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Back in October 2010, Steve Jobs appeared on an Apple earnings conference call to address the Android-based iPad competitors that were just then coming to the market. With the majority of those tablets carrying 7-inch displays, Jobs noted that the screens were only 45% as large as the iPad's and...
Eddy Cue Worked to Convince Steve Jobs of Need for 7-Inch iPad in Early 2011

Death, Justice and Statistics: 1 billion Apple iTunes downloads

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Among the hottest courses in what Apple bills as the world's largest online catalog FORTUNE -- In a press release issued Thursday, Apple (AAPL) announced that content from its iTunes U site has been downloaded more than 1 billion times since the free educational service launched in May 2007. There...
Death, Justice and Statistics: 1 billion Apple iTunes downloads
Facebook's mobile-only user base up 24%, now 126M people
iPad to come standard with 2013 Cadillac CTS

Apple exec: Television may not be in the cards for now

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Eddy Cue, Apple's head of Internet software and services, says Apple won't get into the television business unless it can create a great user experience, which isn't the slam dunk people think it is. [Read more]...
Apple exec: Television may not be in the cards for now
Ivy League Students Get A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Dropbox, Cue, Romotive, And More
How Steve Jobs bought Bill Nguyen's Lala for $80 million

How to make reading more like Angry Birds

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Book publishers should make reading books as addictive and habit-forming as playing Angry Birds, said Charles Duhigg, author of “The Power of Habit” (also known as “that book about how Target knew a teenager was pregnant before her dad did”), at the Book Industry Study Group’s “Making Information Pay” conference...
How to make reading more like Angry Birds

Showyou video discovery app announces new channel platform for creators

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More and more video discovery apps are starting to pop up, with even big-name brands such as Samsung joining the race to have the best offering out there. But while this particular field is still relatively young, startups like Showyou are already thinking ahead by launching creator-focused programs of...
Showyou video discovery app announces new channel platform for creators

Apple activates increase in share of iAd revenue to developers from 60% to 70%

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Apple has sent out a notice to participants in its iAd program that it will now be giving 70% of the revenue earned from an ad displayed in an app to the developer. This is an increase from the previous 70%. The increase is a continuation of Apple’s efforts to...
Apple activates increase in share of iAd revenue to developers from 60% to 70%

Google patent delivers close-up photos when your phone can't, Blade Runners would approve

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It's been 30 years since we saw Deckard track down replicants by having a machine "enhance" pictures, and yet we're still stuck with distant-looking photos when we want more detail than our smartphone cameras can manage. While we'd argue that a few phones already live in that Blade Runner...
Google patent delivers close-up photos when your phone can't, Blade Runners would approve

Denon teases new SC2900 DJ controller and media player, hopes to get heads spinning (video)

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As the world of digital DJing offers those who spin increasingly individual configurations, there's still a dedicated crowd who like to keep it strictly "ones and twos." Denon hears this, and is hoping to snag some of those faithful with its latest SC2900 DJ media player. From the tease...
Denon teases new SC2900 DJ controller and media player, hopes to get heads spinning (video)

★ Why 'The Daily' Failed

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Jeff Sonderman, writing for Poynter: With the benefit of hindsight, there seem to be at least two other major lessons from The Daily’s failure: Audience clarity. It was difficult to grasp who exactly was the intended audience of The Daily. It excelled at interactive elements and visual appeal, but the...
★ Why 'The Daily' Failed

LG trolls elevator passengers to show off how 'lifelike' its new IPS monitors are [Video]

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For technology manufacturers, there’s no better way of showing off what your new product can do than deploying it in a real-world environment, where people can see for themselves. To show off its new IPS monitors, LG combined nine of its displays, arranged them in a three-by-three grid, and fix...
LG trolls elevator passengers to show off how 'lifelike' its new IPS monitors are [Video]

Office 15 Beta Slated for Summer, Time to Move to Office 2010

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The next generation of the Microsoft Office productivity suite is looming on the horizon--a cue for those clinging to legacy versions to finally switch to Office 2010....
Office 15 Beta Slated for Summer, Time to Move to Office 2010

Flipboard’s Quittner: Magazines a “horrible,” “ugly,” “uneconomic” business

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“Virtually every publication in the world right now would desperately like to be 100 percent digital” but most can’t do it, said Flipboard editorial director and Time Inc. vet Josh Quittner said at Internet Week this week, as publishers debated how to monetize digital magazines. Since The Daily launched on...
Flipboard’s Quittner: Magazines a “horrible,” “ugly,” “uneconomic” business

Shape-shifting hydrogel takes cue from plants, moves to light

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Soft robotics, typically inspired by octopuses, starfish, and squid, could get a boon from plants thanks to a new hydrogel out of Berkeley. [Read more]...
Shape-shifting hydrogel takes cue from plants, moves to light

Apple redesigns iTunes for iOS, adds deep Facebook, Twitter integration to App Store

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As was widely anticipated, Apple has revamped the iOS version of iTunes and the iTunes App Store. Apple’s senior vice president of internet software and services Eddy Cue took the stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts during Apple’s Sept. 12 press event to detail the changes, which include a revamped...
Apple redesigns iTunes for iOS, adds deep Facebook, Twitter integration to App Store

The Best App Is the One You Don't Have to Use

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Apps are reaching an inflection point. Now that zillions of apps are available to serve every imaginable purpose, there are two ways for them to keep us interested. They can either melt into the background and do their jobs with minimum fuss, or they can force us to pay attention...
The Best App Is the One You Don't Have to Use

Cue Explosion

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Snapchat Is Reportedly Close to Raking in $100 Million in Fresh Funding So Happy Friday!
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