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Workplace Social Network Convo Adds An Android App And Group Chat

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When it comes to business social networking products, Convo, created by Scrybe Labs, probably doesn’t have the name recognition (or the funding) of Yammer. But judging from the demonstration I saw recently, it has a compelling product, and it’s announcing some nice additions today. CEO Faizan Buzdar came by the...
Workplace Social Network Convo Adds An Android App And Group Chat

Social gaming company Wooga storms the Android beach while beefing its iOS offerings

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Today, social gaming giant Wooga has announced that two of its most popular Facebook games are coming to Android and iOS respectively. Diamond Dash will now be available for Android, the company’s first for Google’s platform. For iOS, gamers will get a taste of Monster World. Since Diamond Dash’s release...
Social gaming company Wooga storms the Android beach while beefing its iOS offerings
A developer's review of Windows Surface RT: "it fills the gap between tablet and laptop"
Windows 8 Consumer Preview downloads top 1 million
Twitter releases photo filter and editing product in direct challenge to Instagram

Raspberry Pi credit-card sized Linux PCs are on sale now, $25 Model A gets a RAM bump

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The good news is that Raspberry Pi's highly anticipated teeny-tiny Linux computers are on sale now, just barely making the promised February launch window (good thing it's a leap year). The better news, is that the $25 Model A version has gotten an upgrade from the planned 128Mb of...
Raspberry Pi credit-card sized Linux PCs are on sale now, $25 Model A gets a RAM bump

Motorola unveils 18.5-inch Android-powered desktop with touchscreen in China

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Ready to kick the screen size up a notch? Google-owned Motorola has unveiled a brand-new 18.5-inch Android-powered desktop in the great country of China. With a focus on media and home entertainment, the HMC3260 features an 18.5-inch LED touchscreen, Android 2.3.4, and a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor that will power...
Motorola unveils 18.5-inch Android-powered desktop with touchscreen in China
BlackBerry CEO Comes Out Swinging At BlackBerry Live

Inky Plans To Reinvent Email (For Real This Time)

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Inky, a new email software company, has accidentally found itself in the spotlight this week after hiding in plain sight for over half a year. The company is aiming to offer a better email experience on the desktop, and later on mobile and web, by providing an alternative email client that...
Inky Plans To Reinvent Email (For Real This Time)
Ubuntu touch-based OS teased for January 2nd

Gmail composer goes to a simple pop-up, gives multitaskers freedom to fly

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As much as Gmail shines when it's on the web, some of its most avid users stay in native apps for the multitasking; having to check a past message in the web client has usually meant putting the current draft on hold, or at least maintaining a near-photographic memory....
Gmail composer goes to a simple pop-up, gives multitaskers freedom to fly

If Facebook Buys Opera, It Can Be Bigger Than Google

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Facebook is still trading well below its IPO price, and suddenly it’s hip to dump on the company. Sure, that IPO was ugly and its negative effects will continue to be felt for some time. But to everyone out there who think Facebook has already played all its revenue tricks...
If Facebook Buys Opera, It Can Be Bigger Than Google

Seven fresh reasons to try Linux Mint 14 'Nadia'

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It seems like the shiny new Linux releases are coming fast and furious this fall, and this week has been no exception. Just a month or so after the widely trumpeted release of Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal," the Linux Mint project on Tuesday unveiled its own latest update, Linux...
Seven fresh reasons to try Linux Mint 14 'Nadia'

How to dual-boot Windows 8 and Windows 7

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One of the big barriers to upgrading to Windows 8 is that Windows 7 is so good. For keyboard-and-mouse users, Windows 8 isn’t a hugely compelling upgrade — and without judicious use of third-party apps to bring back the Start menu and other core Windows 7 features, Windows 8 can...
How to dual-boot Windows 8 and Windows 7

Windows 8 build 8220 screenshots demonstrate improved Charms bar

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Microsoft's Windows 8 Start button has been removed but new screenshots leaked today offer a closer look at an improved charms bar and desktop experience in the company's "Consumer Preview" release. Chinese site PCBeta has supplied a number of new screenshots from build 8220, a near-final copy of Windows...
Windows 8 build 8220 screenshots demonstrate improved Charms bar

Zoosk grows mobile platform, shares some of its insights

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Zoosk has evolved from a dating application on Facebook in early 2007 to a romantic social network ranging from its destination website to multiple mobile products on iPhone, iPad, Android and HTML5. We chatted with Zoosk co-founder and co-CEO Shayan Zadeh to get some deeper insight into the company’s recent...
Zoosk grows mobile platform, shares some of its insights

"With Flash Lite 3 and its support for video, we've passed a major milestone in bringing a..."

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"With Flash Lite 3 and its support for video, we've passed a major milestone in bringing a desktop experience to mobile and transforming the wireless industry." - Al Ramadan, senior vice president for Mobile and Devices at Adobe in 2007 -- the year the iPhone came out. Yup. Thank god...
"With Flash Lite 3 and its support for video, we've passed a major milestone in bringing a..."
Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 5

Microsoft: Only We Get To Use Desktop Mode In Apps For Windows 8 On ARM

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Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) has cleared up some of the confusion regarding its plans for Windows 8 computers that will use ARM processors, the first time the storied company has built a version of Windows for the chip standard that dominates the mobile world. Windows 8 devices on ARM chips...
Microsoft: Only We Get To Use Desktop Mode In Apps For Windows 8 On ARM
Under the hood of Windows 8, or why desktop users should upgrade from Windows 7

BlackBerry's "New" Strategy: Mobile First

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BlackBerry lost the mobile world it once ruled in a matter of years. Now, under new CEO Thorsten Heins, it hopes to reclaim it in an equally short time. But how? According to Heins’s remarks during his BlackBerry Live keynote this morning, by “building for mobile first.” As a pioneering...
BlackBerry's "New" Strategy: Mobile First

Google’s goal with Chrome OS, Chromebook and Chromebox: speed, speed, speed

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In case you’ve forgotten, Google has its own operating system called Chrome OS, and it has been working closely with Samsung on the hardware. Today, Google announced the next phase of its OS and the focus is simple: speed. In a world where we have two major options, Mac or...
Google’s goal with Chrome OS, Chromebook and Chromebox: speed, speed, speed

Tim Cook: I don’t really think anything Microsoft does puts pressure on Apple

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This morning Apple released the developer preview for Mac OS X 10.8 ‘Mountain Lion’, whipping up Apple fans and product owners into a frenzy as the Cupertino-based technology giant showed its plans to further merge the Mac OS and iOS platforms. As is customary with any big release from Apple, a number...
Tim Cook: I don’t really think anything Microsoft does puts pressure on Apple

Instagram For The Web Coming Soon? Online 'View Profile' Link Spotted In The Wild

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Instagram became a billion dollar company by providing a service that existed entirely within the mobile app realm. But it’s looking like the social photo-sharing juggernaut may be almost finished with constructing a bridge to the web as well. Web designer Cole Reinke says he recently was logged into Instagram...
Instagram For The Web Coming Soon? Online 'View Profile' Link Spotted In The Wild

Remote desktop software Splashtop 2 launches for Windows Phone 8

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Slashtop has a proven track record of bringing the full desktop experience to mobile devices, and now its expertise has come to Windows Phone 8 with the launch of the Splashtop 2 app. The remote desktop client for Redmond's latest mobile OS is free to download until August 31st,...
Remote desktop software Splashtop 2 launches for Windows Phone 8
Lovely's Apartment Search Goes Mobile With Its New iPhone App
Startup shootout: How to hurt your mobile performance

Pokki Game Network Launches At GDC, Bringing Traditional Download Channels To Web-Based Games

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Pokki, the web-to-desktop game conversion service from SweetLabs, has focused on web-based games and apps to the desktop, sort of like apps like Fluid do with site-specific browsers, but with a centralized marketplace and a number of tools to help make sure monetization tools like in-app purchases also translate as...
Pokki Game Network Launches At GDC, Bringing Traditional Download Channels To Web-Based Games

BeamApp lets you beam music, maps and more between iPhone and Mac, and pick up where you left off

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As smartphones become increasingly sophisticated, the long-term goal is to be able to transition between a mobile device and a desktop experience without batting an eyelid. After all, most of our favorite applications and services are now available on a mobile device – be it email, text editors, maps or...
BeamApp lets you beam music, maps and more between iPhone and Mac, and pick up where you left off
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