early august

early august

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Bloomberg reports that Apple will launch a smaller, cheaper iPad later this year. The new iPad is expected to be 7 or 8 inches. The Wall Street Journal also reports Apple is preparing to release a new iPad that is smaller than 8 inches sometime...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Launching Tomorrow; Hands-On Impressions Today

Face.com kills developer APIs and Klik app three weeks after Facebook acquisition

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A ripple went through Face.com's developer community three weeks ago when the company was acquired by Facebook. After all, what earthly reason would the social network have for continuing third-party developer support of the product? None, as it turns out -- API support for the firm's mug recognition software...
Face.com kills developer APIs and Klik app three weeks after Facebook acquisition
Microsoft gifts Windows 8 pirates with a free activation key

ZTE Grand X reaches UK shops a tad early through Phones4U

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Virgin Mobile had originally promised the UK version of the ZTE Grand X for early August. The carrier just can't contain its enthusiasm: it's letting retail partner Phones4U sell the budget smartphone as of today. While you're busy skipping the start of the Olympics, the store will give you...
ZTE Grand X reaches UK shops a tad early through Phones4U

Lady Gaga's Artpop: new album goes interactive

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Artpop will emulate Björk's Biophilia in allowing fans to engage with and explore songs through a range of extra digital contentArtpop, Lady Gaga's next album, will be released as an interactive app which, the singer says, will offer "the most major way to fully immerse yourself" in a record that...
Lady Gaga's Artpop: new album goes interactive

Canon 7D 2.0.X firmware update scheduled for August, brings plenty of free fixins

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It's hard to believe, but the last the last time we covered a major firmware update for Canon's 7D DLSR the iPhone 4 was still fresh in our minds. Now, nearly two years later, Canon is offering up a bevy of new features for the full-frame camera with its...
Canon 7D 2.0.X firmware update scheduled for August, brings plenty of free fixins
Windows Phone Store named as replacement for Marketplace, includes design and search tweaks

As Dell Shifts To Software & Services, Announces Plans To Buy SonicWall

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Computer manufacturer Dell announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement that will allow it to acquire SonicWall, a security vendor specializing in firewalls, network security and data protection. The move will help Dell round out its security solutions portfolio, the company reports, which currently includes Dell’s SecureWorks security...
As Dell Shifts To Software & Services, Announces Plans To Buy SonicWall

Microsoft Says Windows 8 PCs Should Hit by the End of October (Duh!)

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Confirming what everyone already expected, Microsoft said on Monday that the code for Windows 8 should be final by early August with the first PCs running the new operating system available by the end of October. The company had already said that its goal was to hit the holidays, but...
Microsoft Says Windows 8 PCs Should Hit by the End of October (Duh!)

How to find happiness in a world of password madness

www.pcworld.com
In early August, Wired reporter Mat Honan had his most precious passwords hacked via a complex series of social engineering exploits. The breach made headlines because it exposed security flaws in Apple and Amazon customer service policies; but let's not forget that the Honan saga capped a long summer...
How to find happiness in a world of password madness

Apple Granted Limited Permission to Intervene in Lodsys Case

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Last year, patent holding firm Lodsys took on app developers using Apple's In App Purchase system for iOS, suing a number of large and small developers over their implementation of the feature in their apps. Apple stepped forward to assist its developers by claiming that its existing licensing arrangement with...
Apple Granted Limited Permission to Intervene in Lodsys Case

The Light At The End Of Facebook's Lockup Tunnel

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Today’s massive lockup expiration has hung like a black cloud over Facebook. But there’s no more specific moments investors can point to and say “I’m not buying until after that”, and finally Facebook may start trading on its merit. It will still take a while for the 773 million shares...
The Light At The End Of Facebook's Lockup Tunnel
AT&T announces 10,000 square foot Chicago flagship store with advanced displays, biometric security (plus photos of new iPad POS system)

Kodak patent sale a go despite claims by Apple, FlashPoint

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A US bankruptcy court has approved a Kodak effort to auction off over 1,100 patents, reports Agence France-Presse. Potential buyers must submit bids on a confidential basis; Kodak expects the auction to be held in early August. The main collection in the auction will include some 700 digital capture patents,...
Kodak patent sale a go despite claims by Apple, FlashPoint
Apple is putting Google's Voice search app through purgatory yet again

New YouTube iPhone app preempts iOS6 demotion

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Release comes ahead of iPhone 5 launch at a time when Apple is working closely with rival VimeoGoogle has released a standalone YouTube app for iPhone and iPod touch, with a slicker design and richer features than the version that has been preloaded as part of Apple's iOS software.Those new...
New YouTube iPhone app preempts iOS6 demotion
Behold Apple's massive solar farm from the sky [photos]
Samsung adds silver option for 15-inch Series 9 laptop, 13-inch to follow
3taps sues Craigslist to save the internet (no, seriously)

Amazon Has Reportedly Ordered 2 Million Redesigned Kindle Fires For Early August (AMZN)

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Amazon has ordered 2 million redesigned Kindle Fires for an early August release, says the China Times, via Staska at Unwired. The new Kindle Fire is said to have a metal frame with a plastic chassis. (Sounds like an iPhone 3G.) The original Kindle Fire was a clunky piece of...
Amazon Has Reportedly Ordered 2 Million Redesigned Kindle Fires For Early August (AMZN)

Matrix One gets delayed at customs, manufacturer suspends new orders of $90 tablet

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In early August, we reported that the Matrix One $90 tablet was finally available for sale, but it now seems that the celebration was a bit pre-mature. Anyone who might've ordered the bargain bin slate must now wait for the company to move through a mess of red tape,...
Matrix One gets delayed at customs, manufacturer suspends new orders of $90 tablet

Federal Circuit extends stay of Samsung Galaxy Nexus injunction -- for the time being

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While jury selection is underway in the Apple v. Samsung trial in San Jose, California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit just issued a ruling that is moderately favorable to Samsung (though it has no bearing on the ongoing trial because it's related to a different...
Federal Circuit extends stay of Samsung Galaxy Nexus injunction -- for the time being

eBay unveils redesign, deals site and launches same-day delivery

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After eBay finally straightened out its logo and became ebay (it'll always be camel-cased in our hearts) it seemed only logical that the site itself would get a long overdue facelift too. At a press event today in NYC the tenacious dot-com holdover unveiled the most dramatic redesign of...
eBay unveils redesign, deals site and launches same-day delivery
Startups: Craigslist Doesn't Own Your Stuff Anymore
Windows 8 RTM 'on track' for August, launching late October

Cisco rolls its first Linksys 802.11ac WiFi router and bridge, kicks off Connect Cloud app platform (video)

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Cisco won't be the fastest out of the gate with an 802.11ac WiFi router, but it's certainly one of the most ambitious. The dual-band Linksys EA6500 and a companion, single-band Universal Media Connector network bridge hike the bandwidth up to 802.11ac's 1.3Gbps peak, each of them carrying their own...
Cisco rolls its first Linksys 802.11ac WiFi router and bridge, kicks off Connect Cloud app platform (video)

Facebook hits one billion users, not counting fake accounts

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Facebook has done the totally thinkable: it now counts 1 billion accounts in its user base, as reported to NBC's Today Thursday. This count presumably doesn't include the substantial population of fake accounts, which constituted about 8.7 percent of users as of early August. Facebook's growth has been steady for the...
Facebook hits one billion users, not counting fake accounts

Tapjoy Looks Beyond Gaming, Brings Virtual Rewards To Popcornflix

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Tapjoy is best known as a monetization service for mobile games, but the company is working to expand into other industries. Case in point — a just-announced partnership with movie-streaming site Popcornflix. Owned by Screen Media Ventures, Popcornflix allows its website visitors to watch movies (mostly independent titles that I...
Tapjoy Looks Beyond Gaming, Brings Virtual Rewards To Popcornflix

Apple is allowed (at long last) to intervene in Lodsys lawsuit against app developers

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On June 9, 2011, Apple filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit instigated by non-practicing entity Lodsys against various app developers. Apple argued that it has a license to the patents Lodsys is asserting, and that its developers are licensed by extension. The concept is called patent exhaustion and...
Apple is allowed (at long last) to intervene in Lodsys lawsuit against app developers
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