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Google’s Chrome OS Will Soon Look More Like Windows Than A Browser

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It’s hard to say how popular Chrome OS, Google’s browser-centric operating system, really is. There can be little doubt, though, that Google is quite serious about this initiative. Today, Google launched the latest developer version of Chrome OS and this update sports the first major redesign of the operation system’s...
Google’s Chrome OS Will Soon Look More Like Windows Than A Browser
'Mobile' Is Over

Adobe announces Project Primetime video platform, Highlights available now for iPad

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If you've been wondering what Adobe had in the works after laying Flash Player for mobile to rest, the wait is over. The outfit has unveiled the codenamed Project Primetime, the "industry's first fully integrated video technology platform" that will offer television-esque viewing sessions across your web-enabled devices. This...
Adobe announces Project Primetime video platform, Highlights available now for iPad
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'Mobile' Is Over

Ubuntu for Android could turn your phone into a powerful desktop computer

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What if you could run around town with your Android phone using it like you normally do and when you get to the office all you have to do is dock it and start your day? That’s exactly what Ubuntu wants to do with its pitch to Android handset manufacturers...
Ubuntu for Android could turn your phone into a powerful desktop computer

Mountain Lion and Windows 8's Common Aim: Make Desktop More Like Mobile

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Although they are doing it in different ways, Apple and Microsoft are aiming for a similar goal with their next desktop operating systems: To make the computer more like the phone. Apple on Thursday announced its plans for Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.8. Due this summer, it brings over...
Mountain Lion and Windows 8's Common Aim: Make Desktop More Like Mobile

Mountain Lion and Windows 8's Common Aim: Make Desktop More Like Mobile

allthingsd.com
Although they are doing it in different ways, Apple and Microsoft are aiming for a similar goal with their next desktop operating systems: To make the computer more like the phone. Apple on Thursday announced its plans for Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.8. Due this summer, it brings over...
Mountain Lion and Windows 8's Common Aim: Make Desktop More Like Mobile

In a huge shift, Apple announces Scott Forstall and John '#Fire' Browett are leaving the company

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SVP of iOS software scott Forstall is leaving Apple next year. Press release below: Apple® today announced executive management changes that will encourage even more collaboration between the Company’s world-class hardware, software and services teams. As part of these changes, Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi will...
In a huge shift, Apple announces Scott Forstall and John '#Fire' Browett are leaving the company

How to download Firefox 16 right now (officially launching tomorrow)

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While Firefox 16 isn’t due to launch until October 9, the latest version is already available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can grab it now from Mozilla’s FTP servers here: ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/16.0. If you prefer to wait for the official launch, keep your browser pointed to firefox.com. You may also...
How to download Firefox 16 right now (officially launching tomorrow)

Android APK 4.2 teardown shows Google getting serious about security

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The folks at Android Police released part two of their Android 4.2 Alpha tear down today. The first edition revealed Android may soon have a Quick Settings feature available in the notifications panel. Now, it looks like Google is also turning its focus at beefing up security on the open platform....
Android APK 4.2 teardown shows Google getting serious about security

New OpenGL Standards Promise To Bring Better, Faster Graphics To Mobile And Desktop

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At SIGGRAPH 2012 today, the Khronos Group, the non-profit organization behind the OpenGL standard, announced the release of OpenGL 4.3, OpenGL ES 3.0 for mobile devices. OpenGL, in its various versions for mobile and desktop, is the one of the main standards for developing graphics-intensive 3D apps and games for...
New OpenGL Standards Promise To Bring Better, Faster Graphics To Mobile And Desktop

Mirantis pitches a do-it-yourself OpenStack cloud

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OpenStack is coming into its own, at least if you count the number of companies delivering OpenStack-based cloud infrastructure. But with variety comes confusion. Who do you go with? Rackspace? Red Hat? Hewlett-Packard? Cloudscaling? SUSE? Ubuntu? Internap? Someone else? Storage from one vendor, compute from another? Mirantis is pitching itself...
Mirantis pitches a do-it-yourself OpenStack cloud
Google Chrome OS Busts Out Of Browser With New Interface

Apple's Retail Boss Is Out (AAPL)

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Developing...here's the release from Apple: CUPERTINO, California--October 29, 2012--Apple® today announced executive management changes that will encourage even more collaboration between the Company's world-class hardware, software and services teams. As part of these changes, Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi will add more responsibilities to their roles....
Apple's Retail Boss Is Out (AAPL)

$AAPL kisses $FB, smacks $GOOG, and the market yawns

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Several days ago, I penned a short article noting the massive disconnect between the financial performance of LinkedIn’s stock, and the media reaction to its massive, and embarrassing password leak. The technology community was embroiled. The market didn’t give a damn. Something similar is going on today, that I think...
$AAPL kisses $FB, smacks $GOOG, and the market yawns

The flavors of Ubuntu from A to Z--or at least from Kubuntu to Xubuntu

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The release of Ubuntu 13.04 is less than a week away, bringing with it some refinements to the Unity interface that users either love or hate. But Ubuntu with Unity is far from the only choice for Linux lovers or those looking to avoid Windows and OS X. In addition to...
The flavors of Ubuntu from A to Z--or at least from Kubuntu to Xubuntu

Microsoft follows Vista extension by pushing back Windows 7′s expiration date

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Use Windows 7? Do you love it? Never want to let it go? If so, we have good news, as Microsoft is granting you an extra five years of extended support. Mainstream support for Windows 7 will expire in 2015, as before. Of course, this follows our news this morning...
Microsoft follows Vista extension by pushing back Windows 7′s expiration date

Hands-on with the Windows Store: meet your source for Metro apps

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With today's release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, we got our first hands-on experience with the brand-spanking-new Windows Store. The previously released Developer Preview showed an icon (or tile, in Windows 8-speak) for the Store, but clicking it didn't lead anywhere. Now, you can actually download tons of...
Hands-on with the Windows Store: meet your source for Metro apps

A brief history of Microsoft’s e-reader efforts

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Although Microsoft invested $300 million in a Barnes & Noble spin-off on Monday, this isn’t the first time Microsoft played the e-book game. Typical for the company, it often has great ideas, but it errs on the timing. In fact, when Microsoft debuted its Windows Pocket PC platform for mobile...
A brief history of Microsoft’s e-reader efforts
For Apple, Microsoft, and Google, mobile convergence means executive consolidation

Facebook adds iTunes gift cards to Gifts product, integrates iTunes catalogue

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Facebook today announced that it is now selling iTunes digital gift cards through its Gifts product. The feature includes iTunes catalogue integration so users can search for music, movies, apps and other content through Facebook and then send recommendations along with the gift cards they buy for friends. The addition...
Facebook adds iTunes gift cards to Gifts product, integrates iTunes catalogue

Windows 8 slowly gains market share traction, analysis shows

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Barely five months after its release, Windows 8 has captured 3.17 percent of the desktop operating systems market share, though it's still lagging behind Vista, according to the March stats from Net Applications. Windows 8 shipped in October 2012, and its market share has grown slowly but steadily. In...
Windows 8 slowly gains market share traction, analysis shows
From App to Platform: Flutter Brings Motion Control to Windows

BlueStacks' Android App Player for Mac Moves into Beta with Support for All 750,000+ Apps

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Back in June, we noted that BlueStacks had introduced an alpha version of its Android app player software for Mac. The app, which is also available for Windows, allows users to run Android apps on their desktop machines. With the alpha launch, however, BlueStacks supported only about 15 Android titles...
BlueStacks' Android App Player for Mac Moves into Beta with Support for All 750,000+ Apps
First look: Mozilla's Firefox Marketplace app store for Android

Engadget Podcast 281 - 02.17.2012

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Call us loco, but after this, the 281st edition of the Engadget Podcast, we're excited about a future where desktop operating systems, mobile gaming and telecommunications platforms, and hoverboard interfaces converge into one new distinct product category. We're not sure exactly where in the Walmart it will sit, but...
Engadget Podcast 281 - 02.17.2012
'Read Later' Instapaper and Read It Later client now free in the Mac App Store
Bluestacks brings every Android app to Macs
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?