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There's Some Hope For Windows 8 After All (MSFT)

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Microsoft is getting ready to launch a new version of its Windows 8 operating system, codenamed Windows Blue, this summer that will reportedly fix many gripes people have with the current version. Microsoft's hardware partners are getting ready for the transition too. We've already seen some reports that smaller and...
There's Some Hope For Windows 8 After All (MSFT)

How to get the Office 2013 Consumer Preview right now

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Excited about the Office 15 Consumer Preview? Want to get your hands on it right now? All you have to do is head here, and get started. If you do install the software, and run into any issues, drop a note in the comments so that we can work through...
How to get the Office 2013 Consumer Preview right now

PaulT's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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It's been a good week for articles that interest me personally, a good thing as I've been asked to write this post about my favorites! First mention has to go to Jonathan McIntosh's great recap of the problems he's had to go through at the hands of Lionsgate. In short,...
PaulT's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Leaked photo allegedly shows iPad mini's dock connector flex cable with headphone jack on bottom

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Granted, the existence of a 7-inch iPad mini is far from confirmed, but the latest "evidence" to fan those rumor flames is a photo of what appears to be a dock connector flex cable that connects the smaller dock connector, headphone jack and home button connector. The photo appeared...
Leaked photo allegedly shows iPad mini's dock connector flex cable with headphone jack on bottom

AppleTV Firmware updated to 5.0.2 for 720P and 1080P models

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iOS Firmware reports that Apple just updated AppleTV’s software. device current version date found AppleTV(2G) (AppleTV2,1) 5.0.2 (9B830) 06/05/2012 16:19:01 AppleTV3,1 (AppleTV3,1) 5.0.2 (9B830) 06/05/2012 16:19:01 We should have more shortly…...
AppleTV Firmware updated to 5.0.2 for 720P and 1080P models

Yahoo backs new bill to support net neutrality in Brazil

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Today Yahoo announced it is officially supporting the Marco Civil da Internet bill that is expected to be voted through the Brazilian Congress in the coming months. The bill, which was originally conceptualised by professor Ronaldo Lemos, also founder of the Center for Technology & Society, in May 2007, was first drafted...
Yahoo backs new bill to support net neutrality in Brazil

Face Stealer: Yahoo's Path To Mobile Success Or Just A Weird App From Japan?

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A new app from Yahoo Japan, called Face Stealer, is dastardly in how it has not only morphed my face - but sucked away an afternoon. The free Face Stealer app, which works on iPhone and iPad, describes its mission with blunt honesty: Do you ever want to look like celebrities?...
Face Stealer: Yahoo's Path To Mobile Success Or Just A Weird App From Japan?

Fuelled By A $200K Seed, Free Mobile Marketplace Vendly Wants To Be A 'Twitter For E-Commerce'

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Chilean startup Vendly, backed by a $200,000 seed from UDD Ventures – and now relocated to San Francisco and looking to raise a Series A this spring – wants to cash in on mobile by turning your smartphone into a free mobile marketplace. The Vendly iPhone app lets you sell (aka ‘vend’) items; impulse buy from your...
Fuelled By A $200K Seed, Free Mobile Marketplace Vendly Wants To Be A 'Twitter For E-Commerce'

Android 5.0, aka Jelly Bean, rumored for Q3 release

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The next iteration of Android is looking to launch in June, just as Ice Cream Sandwich, the current version, finds itself on more devices. [Read more]...
Android 5.0, aka Jelly Bean, rumored for Q3 release

Ultra-thin notebooks, MacBook Air given EPEAT approval

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The US government environmental-friendliness assessment tool EPEAT, in part created by Apple, environmental groups and federal agencies, has cleared five "ultrabooks" or super-thin notebooks as conforming to "green" standards, including the current version of the MacBook Air. Apple had famously pulled out of the registry with the release of the...
Ultra-thin notebooks, MacBook Air given EPEAT approval
Developers give in-depth look at Google Maps iOS SDK vs Apple's MapKit

Acer waits for Windows RT 8.1 to make tablet decision

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Acer is waiting for the next version of Windows RT, due in the second half of this year, before deciding whether to release a tablet that runs on that OS. "The plan for an RT tablet is ongoing," said Acer President Jim Wong in an interview Friday at a...
Acer waits for Windows RT 8.1 to make tablet decision

StickNFind Bluetooth stickers let you tag and locate your goods with a smartphone (hands-on video)

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We've all misplaced keys, gadgets and occasionally even children. Well, no more. StickNFind is a nifty, inexpensive solution for tagging and locating electronics, keys and pets. For roughly $25 a pop (estimated retail), you get a small adhesive disk that can be affixed to any flat surface or attached...
StickNFind Bluetooth stickers let you tag and locate your goods with a smartphone (hands-on video)

Meet Scanner Mini, the free app that turns your iPhone into a scanning boss

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Out today from Readdle is Scanner Mini, the free, lightweight version of Scanner Pro that TNW reviewed favorably. If you need the ability to scan, but just on the occasion, spending the $7 for Scanner Pro might not make sense. Scanner Mini could be just the ticket. TNW tested the new application,...
Meet Scanner Mini, the free app that turns your iPhone into a scanning boss
Everything We Expect Google To Announce At Its Biggest Event Of The Year Next Week (GOOG)

New Hangouts coming to Gmail (optionally) starting today

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Google today announced today that Google’s new hangouts service/experience  would be available in Gmail: What does this mean for your Gmail? You now have the option to switch from the current version of chat to Hangouts. Simply click “Try it out” next to your chat list to switch to Hangouts and...
New Hangouts coming to Gmail (optionally) starting today

Asus readies small, sub-$300 Windows slates for release

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Would you pay an extra $50 for a pint-sized tablet if it ran Windows 8 instead of Android? Asus thinks you might. The Taiwan-based electronics maker plans to release a smaller Windows 8 tablet later this year, Asus CEO Jerry Shen recently told The Wall Street Journal. Shen also...
Asus readies small, sub-$300 Windows slates for release

Facebook expands free VOIP calling feature to Messenger users on iPhones in the US

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Facebook is now rolling out a new feature to US users of its Messenger app on iPhone: the ability to make voice calls. The new feature was noticed by The Verge, which confirmed with Facebook that it was rolling out to US users in the current version of the app...
Facebook expands free VOIP calling feature to Messenger users on iPhones in the US

You're Going To Love This New Feature Apple Just Snuck Onto The iPhone (AAPL)

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Apple is still chugging along with development on iOS 6, the next version of its operating system for iPhones and iPads. Developers already have their hands on the beta version of the software, and Apple Insider has discovered a handy new feature that'll help you manage your Wi-Fi connection. It's...
You're Going To Love This New Feature Apple Just Snuck Onto The iPhone (AAPL)

Help! I'm A BlackBerry Virgin! (RIMM)

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RIM was nice enough to send me a BlackBerry Bold 9900 to play around with. The FedEx guy just dropped it off. I'll admit right now that I have very little experience with BlackBerry phones. When it comes to covering mobile, I think iOS, Android, and even Windows Phone are...
Help! I'm A BlackBerry Virgin! (RIMM)

Security Hole Allows Pirates to Get a Legitimate Windows 8 Activation for Free

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A new security hole has been discovered in Microsoft’s product activation process that allows pirates to get a free legitimate activation of Windows 8 using the current Windows Media Center upgrade promotion. Pirates have been having a harder time with Windows 8 because Microsoft no longer allows volume keys...
Security Hole Allows Pirates to Get a Legitimate Windows 8 Activation for Free

1M User Strong, PlanetSoho Makes it Easy for Small Businesses to 'Get Paid' On-the-Go

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Last week, SohoOS, celebrated hitting its 1M user milestone by rebranding as ‘PlanetSoho.com‘. Originally designed as a utility for SOHO (small office, home office) businesses — main features being Invoicing, Web Presence and Contact Management — the rebranding also represents a shift from pure utility to a community hub for...
1M User Strong, PlanetSoho Makes it Easy for Small Businesses to 'Get Paid' On-the-Go
Song Pop Hits 2 Million Daily Active Users, Many Of Them Probably Flirting

Zappos Eats $1.6 Million In Pricing Snafu

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Zappos-owned e-commerce site 6pm.com had a little pricing problem this weekend: A glitch in its system marked down every product in the store to $49.95. By the time the problem was fixed, the store had lost $1.6 million. So, did Zappos cancel the orders or charge the customers the...
Zappos Eats $1.6 Million In Pricing Snafu

Nokia Lumia 900 ad appears to accidentally out upcoming Windows Phone features

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If you head to this post over on PCAdvisor, you’ll notice a big, bright ad for the Nokia Lumia 900 handset. Go ahead and watch the ad, and then replay it. Did you catch it? The most astute Windows Phone fans are probably already pretty excited, based on what they...
Nokia Lumia 900 ad appears to accidentally out upcoming Windows Phone features

Ask Ziggy briefly busted but major overhaul on the horizon. Exclusive first pics.

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We covered Ask Ziggy last month and it sure gained a lot of attention. While the Siri-like app itself was a great first start, it certainly lacked the ability to do some basic functions like tell the weather or what time it is. Still, for being done by one...
Ask Ziggy briefly busted but major overhaul on the horizon. Exclusive first pics.

Instagram updated to outfit Nexus 7 tablets, now likes the taste of Jelly Bean slates

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Bummed that Instagram wasn't suited for your shiny new Nexus 7? Well friends, those sorrows are about to come to an end. The photo application has been updated to accommodate the Jelly Bean slate with version 1.1.7. While the software's primary function is viewing the post-filter photography, you'll be...
Instagram updated to outfit Nexus 7 tablets, now likes the taste of Jelly Bean slates

A step-by-step guide to making CISPA less vile

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The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act is a lot like your old college buddy who used to get way too drunk and then puke in your lap: it claims to mean well, but its actions suggest otherwise. With its passage by the House of Representatives on Thursday, though, CISPA...
A step-by-step guide to making CISPA less vile

Ask Ars: why did Apple have to ditch Google to add turn-by-turn nav?

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Ars answer: The introduction of Apple's new Maps app for iOS—slated to launch with iOS 6 when it is released in the fall—was a breath of fresh air for most users. The current version of Maps had fallen behind the competition in terms of functionality and cool factor, and many...
Ask Ars: why did Apple have to ditch Google to add turn-by-turn nav?
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?