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JoT 1355: How Microsoft came up with the name Windows Phone 7 Series.

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No, they didn't put a dictionary in a shredder then randomly pull out words.Click here to visit the comic. http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/joyarchives/1355.html...
JoT 1355: How Microsoft came up with the name Windows Phone 7 Series.

Whatta Glasshole: John Doerr Uses Google Glass to Cheat at Scattergories

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Mr. Doerr, Scattergories cheater. (Photo: Edge.org) Google Glass may be used to control wayward traders and birth the beginnings of cyborg celebrity cliques, but one thing it should decidedly not be used for is cheating at board games you’re playing with your family. Still, that doesn’t stop Kleiner Perkins partner John Doerr...
Whatta Glasshole: John Doerr Uses Google Glass to Cheat at Scattergories

Nuance overhauls Swype for Android with word prediction, letter tracing, and Dragon voice-recognition [Video]

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Nuance just released a significant update to its Swype keyboard software that it acquired last year. The entire UI is revamped. Users can still quick-swipe for input, but the keyboard now offers multimodal support with the option to press keys and initiate Nuance’s “Next Word Prediction” technology. Swype’s built-in dictionary...
Nuance overhauls Swype for Android with word prediction, letter tracing, and Dragon voice-recognition [Video]

Google Docs updates to spell checker to identify words like ‘Skrillex’

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Google Docs can now spell check threw through the Web. Software Engineer Yew Jin Lim took to the official Google Docs blog this afternoon to explain how the Internet is helping Google Docs get smarter. The ambiguous and ever-adapting Googlebot is able to crawl cyberspace and adapt to words. The resulting action enables Google...
Google Docs updates to spell checker to identify words like ‘Skrillex’

Amazon Is Buying Goodreads; Draw Your Own End-of-Literature Conclusions

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HE SMELLS BLOOD. (Photo: flickr.com/oreilly) As if anyone in the publishing industry needed another reason to view Amazon with suspicion and alarm: Today the goliath announced it’s acquiring literary-themed social networking site Goodreads. Head for your bunkers; we’ve just gone to End of Publishing DefCon 1. Said Amazon’s VP of...
Amazon Is Buying Goodreads; Draw Your Own End-of-Literature Conclusions

Merriam-Webster announces Dictionary API for developers, coming to a word game near you

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Merriam-Webster just announced its new Dictionary API, which gives developers access to the full dictionary and thesaurus, along with more specialized content like medical, Spanish, ESL and student-targeted vocabulary lists. The API will let app makers integrate word definitions, etymologies, audio pronunciations and more. While this content will no...
Merriam-Webster announces Dictionary API for developers, coming to a word game near you

Mobile Ad Exchange Nexage Raises $10M Led By Singtel Innov8

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Nexage, a mobile ad exchange using real-time bidding, has raised $10 million in Series B funding. The round was led by SingTel Innov8, the venture arm of Asian telecom company SingTel. Nexage CEO Ernie Cormier says Singtel is approaching this like any other venture investment, and that “there’s no requirement...
Mobile Ad Exchange Nexage Raises $10M Led By Singtel Innov8
Google Translate For Android Gets Offline Mode With Support For 50 Languages
iOS 6 beta 4 change log now available

Google releases stock Android keyboard to Play store

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Forget SwiftKey and Swype, Google's bringing its own keyboard to the Android masses. As of today, users looking for an alternative to their OEM or third-party typing solution can head to Play and download the keyboard (supports Android 4.0 and up) for a "Nexus typing experience." And don't worry...
Google releases stock Android keyboard to Play store

Apple Disapproves Sweatshop Game That, Perhaps, Hits A Little Too Close To Home

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Apple considering its iOS app store a way to nanny their customers is nothing new. We've already seen examples such as when they took down a dictionary that included profanity, a scan of the Kama Sutra, and an educational game revolving around the war in Syria. That last example...
Apple Disapproves Sweatshop Game That, Perhaps, Hits A Little Too Close To Home

Draw Something nosedives: Is Zynga losing its touch?

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It’s barely a month since Zynga surprised everyone by splashing out $200 million to buy OMGPOP, the makers of the mobile smash hit Draw Something. But while Zynga CEO Mark Pincus was all smiles on signing the deal, he may be less impressed six weeks on, thanks to an intriguing...
Draw Something nosedives: Is Zynga losing its touch?
Game Maker Studio DRM Misfires; Permanently Replaces Created Game Resources With Pirate Symbols

Google image search results crammed into picture dictionary

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Though not quite a replacement for Mountain View's ill-fated dictionary, this 1,240 page tome contains the first Google image search result for each word in a run-of-the-mill dictionary. With a PHP script, London-based artists Felix Heyes and Ben West scraped the image from each search and compiled an alphabetically...
Google image search results crammed into picture dictionary

Ebook annotations, links and notes: Must-haves or distractions?

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Liza Daly's recent piece in the New York Times inspired a great back-channel discussion among O'Reilly's editors. The subject: pros and cons of ebook links, annotations, and notes. There was a lot of interesting back-and-forth, so I asked participants if we could publicly share a handful of excerpts. Mike Loukides...
Ebook annotations, links and notes: Must-haves or distractions?

Google Translate Gets A Better Dictionary With Smarter Rankings, Reverse Translations And Grouped Synonyms

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Google just launched an update to Google Translate that brings a few new features to the tool that will make it easier to decide which translation of a given word is the one you’re actually looking for. With this update, Google Translate will now rank possible translations by frequency. Every...
Google Translate Gets A Better Dictionary With Smarter Rankings, Reverse Translations And Grouped Synonyms

There's A Big Disconnect In The Way Apple Enforces Its Anti-Porn Policy (AAPL)

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After an outbreak of user-generated porn on Twitter's new video-sharing app Vine, there's been a big debate about how such content should be managed by Apple, which explicitly prohibits porn in apps for iPhone and iPad. But much of it misses the point. The story here isn't the porn on...
There's A Big Disconnect In The Way Apple Enforces Its Anti-Porn Policy (AAPL)

Microsoft launches Bing apps for Office 2013

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Microsoft has launched five Bing apps for the just-released Office 2013. Each of the new apps integrates tightly with Office in order to add a range of useful functions to each of Microsoftís core Office apps. The new Bing apps for Office includes Image Search, Finance, Maps, Dictionary, and News...
Microsoft launches Bing apps for Office 2013

Sociogram | Define Sociogram at Dictionary.com

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Sociogram | Define Sociogram at Dictionary.com

The Lugt, a dictionary of collection marks, posts its new edition online via @BibliOdyssey - http://j.mp/b8RFjr

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The Lugt, a dictionary of collection marks, posts its new edition online via @BibliOdyssey - http://j.mp/b8RFjr

Hackers Point Large Botnet At WordPress Sites To Steal Admin Passwords And Gain Server Access

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If you’re running a WordPress site, now would be a good time to ensure you are using very strong passwords. According to reports from HostGator and CloudFlare, there is currently a significant attack being launched at WordPress blogs across the Internet. For the most part, this is a brute-force dictionary-based...
Hackers Point Large Botnet At WordPress Sites To Steal Admin Passwords And Gain Server Access

How To Create A Strong Password That You Will Not Forget

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Passwords can be a key to many things, for example your emails, your Facebook profile, or your bank account. Did you know that some people still use passwords like “password” or “123456″? Needless to say, it’s dangerous to use one and the same simple password for all of your online...
How To Create A Strong Password That You Will Not Forget

How To Stop Autocorrect Failures On Your iPhone (AAPL)

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If you have ever mistakenly rejected your iPhone's keyboard suggestions, then chances are you've been annoyed by an incorrect word later being placed in your messages, notes, or emails. The iPhone uses a unique dictionary. Unfortunately, you can't edit the dictionary directly, but you can add things to it. When...
How To Stop Autocorrect Failures On Your iPhone (AAPL)

Nexage raises $10M in series B to expand its mobile ad exchange

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Mobile advertising company Nexage announced today it has raised a $10 million Series B round of funding. The company brokers mobile advertising deals through its Nexage Exchange, a service that allows publishers to sell inventory to potential advertisers using real-time bidding. The company also offers a private exchange service for...
Nexage raises $10M in series B to expand its mobile ad exchange

How to Blog When You’re Not a Writer

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In this post Mark Hayward shares some tips on blogging for small business when you’re not a writer. image by tomswift46 Have you ever accidentally slammed your hand in a car door? OUCH! I think that very unpleasant feeling can be compared to how some small business owners feel about...
How to Blog When You’re Not a Writer

Everyone On the Internet Should Probably Change Their Passwords Now

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He will crack you. (Image by Devdsp on Flickr) We don't want to scare anyone, but Dan Goodin's Ars Technica article published late Monday illustrates at length why everyone who uses the Internet for anything at all should consider changing their passwords. Actions that once required supercomputing can be done...
Everyone On the Internet Should Probably Change Their Passwords Now

Kim Dotcom Tackles Mega Security Concerns, Points To Password Changes In The Pipeline

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Though it launched to considerable fanfare, Kim Dotcom’s Mega encrypted storage service has recently drawn fire from the press thanks to supposedly questionable security practices. Well, Mr. Dotcom is none too pleased with the conclusions that some news outlets have come to, and has taken to the official Mega blog...
Kim Dotcom Tackles Mega Security Concerns, Points To Password Changes In The Pipeline

Tweet of day: How to create a strong password to guard against hackers

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Twitter's warning about hackers is another reminder about the importance of password protection. Here's a guide to creating a strong password and keeping out of the clutches of those who would do your computer and personal information harm. A strong password is one that cannot be easily guessed or...
Tweet of day: How to create a strong password to guard against hackers

The Dictionary just got a redesign and it’s freakin’ gorgeous

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If you are an avid dictionary user, or well, Dictionary.com that is, then you’ll absolutely love “The Clean Dictionary“. At first, I thought it meant that there wasn’t any dirty words in it. I was wrong, but boy does this dictionary have the cleanest design that I’ve ever seen: There’s...
The Dictionary just got a redesign and it’s freakin’ gorgeous

Limited features define Wordy: The Logophile’s Primer (Appolicious)

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Appolicious - Dictionary apps are always useful, and one of the latest to join this app family is Wordy: The Logophile’s Primer, which serves up a word of the day alongside its aggregated word database....
Limited features define Wordy: The Logophile’s Primer (Appolicious)
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