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Sweet: Hola lets you use Hulu, Pandora, Netflix, CBS, Fox, BBC iPlayer TV, and iTV from any country

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Hola is a new service that claims it can let you access videos on Hulu, Pandora, Netflix, CBS, Fox, BBC iPlayer TV, and iTV from any country. To try it out, download the extension for Google Chrome or the add-on for Mozilla Firefox. Windows users who aren’t using either of...
Sweet: Hola lets you use Hulu, Pandora, Netflix, CBS, Fox, BBC iPlayer TV, and iTV from any country

Gallery: Audiotool lets you make music using your browser

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Filed under: Audio, Freeware I can't exactly make up my mind whether Audiotool is a toy or a serious tool but one thing is for sure -- it is not lacking in ambition. It is a Flash-based music creation tool which uses real-world devices as metaphors. In simpler terms, it's...
Gallery: Audiotool lets you make music using your browser
Facebook reportedly kills friend-finding for group messaging competitor MessageMe

Scroogle Says Google Is Blocking Their Privacy Search Engine

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If you try to conduct a search at Scroogle, the portal that lets you search Google in private, Scroogle will tell you that Google is blocking them. I just tested it and Scroogle returns an error message that reads, “so sorry… Google is temporarily blocking this Scroogle server.”... Please visit...
Scroogle Says Google Is Blocking Their Privacy Search Engine

It appears Google has quietly killed its weather API

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Last month, Google announced plans to shutter iGoogle, among a bunch of other services. Many developers and users were (and still are) outraged, but at least they have some time to breathe: iGoogle isn’t going away until November 1, 2013. That means there are still 15 months left to adjust...
It appears Google has quietly killed its weather API

Barnes & Noble Decides That Purchased Ebooks Are Only Yours Until Your Credit Card Expires

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DRM rears its ugly, malformed, malignant, cross-eyed head again. Despite the fact that, as Cory Doctorow so aptly put it, no one has ever purchased anything because it came with DRM, an ever-slimming number of content providers insist on punishing paying customers with idiotic "anti-piracy" schemes. Combine this "malware" with...
Barnes & Noble Decides That Purchased Ebooks Are Only Yours Until Your Credit Card Expires

Apple Releasing iOS 6 Beta Build 10A5316k and Safari 6 Developer Preview at WWDC?

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A post [Google translation] from the staff of Chinese forum WeiPhone.com claims to share a host of official Apple download links for tomorrow's software releases. While the links are not currently active, they include iOS 6 beta build 10A5316k for a variety of devices, as well as a developer preview...
Apple Releasing iOS 6 Beta Build 10A5316k and Safari 6 Developer Preview at WWDC?
Google Play video now works on Chromebooks, Chromeboxes

Links to Pirate Bay temporarily fall foul of Live Messenger's malware blocking

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Over the weekend, users of Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger instant-messaging service found themselves unable to send and receive links to torrent site the Pirate Bay, as reported by TorrentFreak, leading to speculation that Microsoft had singled out the Pirate Bay as a target for censorship. Though the block now...
Links to Pirate Bay temporarily fall foul of Live Messenger's malware blocking

Facebook’s New Like Button Plugin Has a Rough Week

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Facebook’s popular new social plugin, the Like Button, has been having some growing pains this week. The new feature, which lets users share web pages back to Facebook with a single click, is already live on more than 100,000 web sites after it launched in late April, including big ones...
Facebook’s New Like Button Plugin Has a Rough Week

This is the funniest Windows error message you've ever seen

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I have always found BSOD errors on large screens to be amusing, but there was never any WTF factor for me as I had experienced many and knew they are fairly easy to figure out. This is different. Late on Friday I spotted a tweet from F-Secure CRO Mikko Hypponen...
This is the funniest Windows error message you've ever seen
Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 Preview

Get better copy and paste with Clipboard Magic 5.0

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When CyberMatrix released Clipboard Magic 4 it was one of the better clipboard managers around, effortlessly capturing every text item copied to your clipboard and retaining them in a list for easy re-use later. That was back in 2005, of course, and the intervening years have seen several significant issues...
Get better copy and paste with Clipboard Magic 5.0

Telltale Galaxy Note Documents Spotted On T-Mobile's Website Ahead Of Launch

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Well, if you needed any more proof that the Galaxy Note will soon make an appearance on T-Mobile’s store shelves, take a gander at this. TmoNews has discovered that a slew of Galaxy Note related documents can be found by searching for — what else? — “Galaxy Note” on T-Mobile’s...
Telltale Galaxy Note Documents Spotted On T-Mobile's Website Ahead Of Launch
Tencent Responds in Case of Apparent WeChat Censorship

Facebook Connect issue wrecks havoc on the Web

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A temporary glitch in the social network's system rerouted people from other sites to a Facebook error message. [Read more]...
Facebook Connect issue wrecks havoc on the Web

Did Google Just Disable Privacy-Friendly Scroogle?

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(scroogle.org) Not long ago, Google changed its privacy policy to give itself more liberties with user data. Every time a major Internet company gets media attention for privacy issues, search volume goes way up on Scroogle, a little independent, nonprofit search engine. Scroogle scrapes its search results from Google, but...
Did Google Just Disable Privacy-Friendly Scroogle?

Behind the scenes: Giving away the secrets of email delivery

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We send a lot of mail for Basecamp, Highrise, Backpack, and Campfire (and some for Sortfolio, the Jobs Board, Writeboard, and Tadalist). One of the most frequently asked questions we get is about how we handle mail delivery and ensure that emails are making it to people’s inboxes. Some statistics...
Behind the scenes: Giving away the secrets of email delivery

In less than 24 hours, Kim Dotcom's Mega blocks third-party search engine that indexed some of its files

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That was quick. On Wednesday, the first third-party search engine for Kim Dotcom’s Mega showed up on the scene, quickly climbing to the top of Hacker News. On Thursday, the site called Mega-Search.em has been rendered useless after Mega’s team stepped in to stop the indexing via a script. A...
In less than 24 hours, Kim Dotcom's Mega blocks third-party search engine that indexed some of its files
Balrogs! Kabam can't keep #11 top grossing iOS game The Hobbit live tonight

Tumblr will be down for a few hours this Saturday for 'last major step' in infrastructure upgrade

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Tumblr today announced that all blogs as well as the Tumblr Dashboard will be unavailable for a “few hours” on Saturday October 6, starting at 4:00AM EST (1:00AM PST). The company explained this was a required move as the microblogging platform, which serves billions of impressions for its 150 million...
Tumblr will be down for a few hours this Saturday for 'last major step' in infrastructure upgrade
Wikipedia Goes Down, Internet Immediately Becomes Dumber

500px bemoans Twitter link blockade, claims auto-generated citations about malware and spam are false

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Update: We have heard back from Twitter and they said that they are looking into the situation. 500px is encountering issues with Twitter in which the Toronto, Canada-based photography social network’s links are being blocked. The reason, as TNW has learned, is that users are receiving automated messages on the web...
500px bemoans Twitter link blockade, claims auto-generated citations about malware and spam are false

Build a communal masterpiece with Pixplit

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Pixplit is a new mobile-social photography application for iOS from Pixplit Technologies. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store with no additional in-app purchases. Pixplit’s self-stated aim, according to its App Store page, is to be a “social Instagram.” Leaving aside the fact that Instagram is already...
Build a communal masterpiece with Pixplit
Windows Phone Error Message Tells Users To Insert CD And 'Restart Your Computer' (MSFT)

Reddit utterly bans The Atlantic, Business Week and others in move to limit spam

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Reddit is on the warpath recently, banning entire websites and news organizations from its site, in a bid to limit spam and abuse. According to the recently created /r/BannedDomains subreddit, the following sites have been banned: Phys.org TheAtlantic.com BusinessWeek.com ScienceDaily.com GlobalPost.com TheAtlanticWire.com Funny-On-YouTube.com TheAtlanticCities.com Echomon.com MedicalXPress.com That is quite the...
Reddit utterly bans The Atlantic, Business Week and others in move to limit spam

28 pieces of computing advice that stand the test of time

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Technology never stops moving foward. Hardware gets faster, and operating systems gain new features and (we hope) finesse. This is natural computing law. But just because computers are one big exercise in evolutionary progress, that doesn't mean certain computing maxims ever go out of style. Take, for example, the...
28 pieces of computing advice that stand the test of time

Facebook is currently down for some users

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If you’re unable to access Facebook, it’s not only you. The site is currently down for some users (including several of The Next Web’s team). Heading to the site shows an error message: Down For Everyone Or Just Me also says the site is down on its end. We have already...
Facebook is currently down for some users

Google to strip unique client ID from future Google Chrome installs

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Filed under: Google, Browsers Whether you were aware of it or not, Google has always tagged Chrome installs with a unique identifier. It's long been reported as a privacy-compromising feature, though as H-Online states in their post today that has never been proven. Analysts have tried to do so via...
Google to strip unique client ID from future Google Chrome installs
Apple’s new iPad heats things up – literally
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?