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Halliburton to ditch BlackBerrys in corporate transition to Apple's iOS platform

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Exclusive: In yet another blow to troubled Research in Motion, one of the world's largest energy service corporations — Halliburton — plans to phase out by thousands of its employee's BlackBerrys in favor of advancing its business via the iPhone and Apple's iOS platform, AppleInsider has learned....
Halliburton to ditch BlackBerrys in corporate transition to Apple's iOS platform

Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview detailed impressions

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The early days of Windows were inauspicious ones. Sitting on top of DOS, it was hardly a revolution in personal computing -- instead it felt like a disjointed platform perched uncomfortably atop a command prompt, ready to come crashing down at any moment. That's what it was, and often...
Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview detailed impressions

Flickr wasn’t a fan of Snapjoy’s Flickraft importing service, cuts off its API access

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Earlier, we told you about a new feature from photo hosting site Snapjoy called “Flickraft“. The premise is simple: get all of your photos off of Flickr and onto Snapjoy’s platform. For those who were looking to ditch Flickr, much excitement was to be had. Apparently Flickr didn’t share in...
Flickr wasn’t a fan of Snapjoy’s Flickraft importing service, cuts off its API access

Google maps returns to iPhone, gives Apple users turn-by-turn navigation

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Once upon a time, Google Maps was an indispensable part of the iPhone experience, faithfully guiding users wherever they needed to go. Then, Apple decided to ditch Google's cartography in favor of it's own mapping system in iOS 6, sending the crowd in Mountain View scrambling to build a...
Google maps returns to iPhone, gives Apple users turn-by-turn navigation

Here's Why You Should Ditch iTunes Forever And Use Spotify

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For $10 per month, the streaming music service Spotify gives you unlimited access to millions of songs from all four major record labels. (Plus many of the smaller ones.) You can stream all of your music to any computer or smartphone. You can also download songs to your phone...
Here's Why You Should Ditch iTunes Forever And Use Spotify

SOURCES: The iPhone Is About To Get A 'Radical' Post-Steve Jobs Look, And It Could Be 'Unsettling' (AAPL, MSFT)

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Sources tell ace Apple reporter Mark Gurman that iOS, the iPhone and iPad operating system, is about to get a radically different new look, and that it could be "unsettling" for current iPhone users. Gurman, a reporter for 9to5Mac, has an excellent track recording reporting Apple news before anyone else...
SOURCES: The iPhone Is About To Get A 'Radical' Post-Steve Jobs Look, And It Could Be 'Unsettling' (AAPL, MSFT)

Can you ditch your smartphone data plan for Wi-Fi?

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With so much free Wi-Fi around, it would be great if wireless operators allowed people to chuck their smartphone data plans. In Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why that will never happen. [Read more]...
Can you ditch your smartphone data plan for Wi-Fi?

Once You Use This App, You'll Want To Ditch Dropbox Forever

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Dropbox is dead simple for syncing files across your computers, but doesn't offer much in the way of customization or advanced features. What if you only want to pick and choose folders to sync without dumping everything in one Dropbox folder? What if you want to back up some...
Once You Use This App, You'll Want To Ditch Dropbox Forever

Grooveshark circles back again, swaps app for HTML5

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It's hard to keep up with whether Grooveshark is in the Google Play store, or out again, but now it doesn't matter. The music streaming service has decided to ditch its yo-yoing app, and instead opt for a flashy new HTML5 website for all devices. It's gone live in...
Grooveshark circles back again, swaps app for HTML5

How to control your PC with your Android phone

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Admit it: You once owned a crazy multifunction remote. It had a black-and-white touchscreen and was supposed to let you control every entertainment device in your house from the comfort of your couch. That was the promise, at least. All it really did was force everything into the wrong...
How to control your PC with your Android phone

WSJ: Apple Will Ditch Google Maps On iOS "Later This Year"

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Apple is planning to get rid of Google Maps on mobile devices "later this year" and replace the feature with its own in-house mapping application, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to the Journal's sources, Apple may demo this new map app as soon as next week during its Worldwide...
WSJ: Apple Will Ditch Google Maps On iOS "Later This Year"

Netflix will switch from Silverlight to HTML5, explains what it's waiting for first

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Due to Microsoft's confirmation that support for its Silverlight plugin will end and the rise of plugin-free browsers, Netflix will eventually need to stream to PCs using something other than the tech it's had in place since 2008.The company has already implemented one example of the technology for Samsung's...
Netflix will switch from Silverlight to HTML5, explains what it's waiting for first

Is it time to ditch the iPhone for the Samsung Galaxy S4?

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon advises a longtime iPhone user who is tempted to jump ship for the new Samsung Galaxy S4. She also explains why Apple may need a low-cost iPhone. [Read more]...
Is it time to ditch the iPhone for the Samsung Galaxy S4?

Cutting the Cord: How to Ditch Your Cable Company

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TV programming no longer belongs solely to cable companies, but viewing the shows you want online can still be difficult. Here are some tips to get your favorite programs more quickly....
Cutting the Cord: How to Ditch Your Cable Company

Spotify Dollars Boost Warner Music, But Not As Much As iTunes

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Music sales may have bounced back last year after a very, very long slide. But we won’t really know for some time. Meantime, a short-term marker: Warner Music says revenue didn’t increase last quarter. But it didn’t decrease, either: Sales stayed flat at $780 million. If you are looking for...
Spotify Dollars Boost Warner Music, But Not As Much As iTunes

Should angry Verizon subscribers ditch Big Red?

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Verizon Wireless subscribers are hopping mad about losing their unlimited data plans. But what are their options, and is there any way to keep those unlimited plans? Ask Maggie offers some advice. [Read more]...
Should angry Verizon subscribers ditch Big Red?

Sorry, Your Phone Won't Become Your Wallet For At Least Another Decade

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Despite the slew of mobile payment products that have launched, we're at least another decade away from replacing wallets altogether, says Wired. Currently, mobile payment solutions only replace parts of the physical wallet. And until all stores accept smart phone payments, we won't be able to ditch the leather. It's...
Sorry, Your Phone Won't Become Your Wallet For At Least Another Decade

Next iPhone said to ditch glass for liquidmetal, arrive in June

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Apple's next iPhone is once again rumored to sport a metal back using tech Apple's had a license to since 2010, but has not used much. [Read more]...
Next iPhone said to ditch glass for liquidmetal, arrive in June
Feature: How Red Hat killed its core product—and became a billion-dollar business

Downgrading from Windows 8 to 7: What you need to know

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For all the talk about the advantages of Windows 8 over Windows 7--for example, account sync, better multiple monitor support, and faster startup times--some people just can't get past Windows 8's radical shift in user interface. Some may even want to ditch Windows 8 altogether in favor of Windows...
Downgrading from Windows 8 to 7: What you need to know

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Paul Graham, the cofounder of Silicon Valley's most important startup incubator, just emailed portfolio companies warning them that "bad times" may be ahead after the "bad performance of the Facebook IPO." More bad news for Facebook: A new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that the ads aren't...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Going on Vacation? Ditch the Paper Guidebook and Try These Apps.

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The restless mind only rests when the body is in transit — that’s what I tell myself when my feet are feeling particularly itchy. Fortunately, the summer travel season is upon us, and vacation isn’t too far away. So over the past week, I’ve been testing a couple of iPad...
Going on Vacation? Ditch the Paper Guidebook and Try These Apps.

Microsoft overhauls printing: Aims to ditch 'pray' part

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Windows 8 promises to make the printing experience a whole lot easier. That, of course, remains to be seen. [Read more]...
Microsoft overhauls printing: Aims to ditch 'pray' part
Apple throws MobileMe users a free version of Snow Leopard to update to iCloud

Why the death of DRM would be good news for readers, writers and publishers

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The decision by Tor Books to ditch digital rights management signals the beginning of the end of the ebook format warsAt the end of April, Tor Books, the world's largest science fiction publisher, and its UK sister company, Tor UK, announced that they would be eliminating digital rights management (DRM)...
Why the death of DRM would be good news for readers, writers and publishers

To Really Lose Weight Ditch That Diet, Grab This Vibrating Fork

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At least that's what the folks at HAPIfork, the company behind the new utensil, suggest. Could the future of dieting be as simple as a smart fork? The makers of HAPIfork think so. The fork, which was introduced at the this year's CES, uses electronic sensors to monitor users'...
To Really Lose Weight Ditch That Diet, Grab This Vibrating Fork

New RFID tags ditch the antenna to improve tracking on metal surfaces

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Researchers at North Dakota State University have developed an RFID tag that neatly solves the the problem of metallic interference — it uses the metal it's attached to as an antenna. Traditional RFID tags contain both an integrated circuit and antenna for broadcasting information. While this works well for...
New RFID tags ditch the antenna to improve tracking on metal surfaces

Survey: iPhone users rank highest in terms of carrier and smartphone loyalty

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A recent survey conducted by VoIP service Rebtel has given insight into how mobile subscribers are reacting to call quality, how they deal with the choice between VoIP or a mobile carrier, and more. One of the key findings of the survey is that a whopping 128 million American mobile subscribers,...
Survey: iPhone users rank highest in terms of carrier and smartphone loyalty

SanDisk releases Ultra Plus and X110 SSDs with speed on a budget

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SanDisk is coming to CES with the aim of democratizing solid-state drives, and its new Ultra Plus (X110 for PC builders) just might do the trick. The 2.5-inch drive (not yet pictured here) musters 530MB/s peak read speeds and 445MB/s writes, like many higher-end SSDs, but promises to ditch...
SanDisk releases Ultra Plus and X110 SSDs with speed on a budget

Facebook Photos Now Shown In 4X Bigger High Resolution and Can Be Viewed Fullscreen

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Starting today Facebook is allowing Chrome and Firefox users to ditch the black background and comments sidebar that surround photos and view them fullscreen. It also now shows photos at maximum resolution, which can be up to 4X bigger on large displays. Facebook has improved the sRGB color profile of...
Facebook Photos Now Shown In 4X Bigger High Resolution and Can Be Viewed Fullscreen
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