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'GIF' is the Oxford University Press word of the year in the US

What was that? Philips debuts dictation and transcription solution for Mac OS X

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Philips Speech Processing this morning announced brand new dictation and transcription software for Mac operating systems, continuing the tradition of picking God awful names for their products. Dubbed SpeechExec4Mac (!) and to be used in combination with the DPMConnect4 (!) Mac software, the solution enables users of the Philips Digital...
What was that? Philips debuts dictation and transcription solution for Mac OS X
AppSurfer adds tablet apps to web-based try-before-you-buy Android app demos

When Updates Make Things Worse: Evernote's Skitch 2.0

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The popular screenshot tool Skitch is launching on the iPhone today and Evernote, which bought the tool about a year ago, also just released version 2.0 for Mac and iPad. With this update, Skitch is also paring down Skitch’s smart but idiosyncratic user interface down to its bare minimum, leaving...
When Updates Make Things Worse: Evernote's Skitch 2.0

Color inks deal with Verizon, but the real story is the file format it’s working on

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For some, the company Color has been a cautionary tale to raising money in Silicon Valley. The company itself is hearing nothing of the sort and seems to be quite happy with the direction in which it’s going. After raising north of $41M and launching two unsuccessful iOS apps, it...
Color inks deal with Verizon, but the real story is the file format it’s working on

UltraViolet to bundle free movies with Smart TVs and Blu-ray players

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The Digital Entertainment Group has announced plans to give away free movies when you buy an UltraViolet compatible device. If you buy a Smart TV from one of the following brands, you'll get ten free movies accessible anywhere UltraViolet titles work; including CinemaNow, Flixster, Nook and VUDU. Blu-ray players...
UltraViolet to bundle free movies with Smart TVs and Blu-ray players

Harry Potter series goes to e-books in iPad-friendly form

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JK Rowling's own Pottermore store became the first to carry Harry Potter e-books on Tuesday. The shop has all seven novels in ePub format. The files are unprotected and will work with iPads and other iOS devices along with Android hardware and anything else that takes standard ePub files; Kindle...
Harry Potter series goes to e-books in iPad-friendly form

Evernote Listens To Unhappy Skitch 2.0 Users: Brings Back Some Old Features And Version 1.0

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Earlier this month, Evernote launched version 2.0 of Skitch, the popular screenshot tool the company acquired in 2011. Sadly, Skitch 2.0 didn’t just do away with Skitch’s idiosyncratic but highly functional user interface, but it also dropped a number of features in the process. Version 2.0 currently has a 1.5-star...
Evernote Listens To Unhappy Skitch 2.0 Users: Brings Back Some Old Features And Version 1.0

German Court Issues Ban on Motorola Products Using Microsoft's Patented File Format

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A German court on Friday ruled that Android phones from Motorola infringe on a Microsoft patent over file formats. The court issued an injunction on Motorola phones that use the File Allocation Table (FAT) format for file storage. Among those phones are the Atrix, the Razr and the Razr Maxx....
German Court Issues Ban on Motorola Products Using Microsoft's Patented File Format

WSJ: Walmart to offer in-store disc to digital UltraViolet service

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Hollywood's latest digital ecosystem offers lots of promise, but in the five months since its release, it couldn't be further from delivering on it. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Walmart will finally make use of its membership to the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem by offering in-store disc...
WSJ: Walmart to offer in-store disc to digital UltraViolet service

Sony reveals prototype 13.3-inch e-ink slate with stylus, aims to put it in students' bags

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Sony's no stranger to the odd e-ink device, but its latest prototype creation isn't targeted at the bookworm, it's intended to educate. The e-paper slate is quite a lot bigger than most tablets, let alone e-readers, sporting a 13.3-inch screen (1,200 x 1,600) to match the standard A4 size...
Sony reveals prototype 13.3-inch e-ink slate with stylus, aims to put it in students' bags

To stream everywhere, Netflix encodes each movie 120 times

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Xboxes, iPads, connected TVs: Netflix streams to a lot of different devices. More than 900, to be precise. And many of them have different screen sizes, bitrate requirements and codec support. That’s why Netflix is doing a whole lot of encoding: Each and every movie is encoded in 120 different...
To stream everywhere, Netflix encodes each movie 120 times
Piracy, virtual record collections, and how the MP3 changed music

Apple Reportedly Acquiring Streaming Video Firm Color Labs

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Just after the revelation that Apple has acquired Web app startup Particle, The Next Web reports that Apple is also in the process of acquiring Color Labs. Color, which raised a substantial $41 million round of financing even before launching last year, arrived as a photo sharing service that has...
Apple Reportedly Acquiring Streaming Video Firm Color Labs
Microsoft’s Azure platform gets frisky with Linux

BitTorrent launches 'Bundle' media format with Ultra Music partnership

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The folks at BitTorrent have been busy little bees since the beginning of 2013. Between Sync, SoShare, Live and Surf you'd think the company already had enough projects to work on. Now it's adding a new file format called Bundle to its lineup of experimental alphas and betas. The...
BitTorrent launches 'Bundle' media format with Ultra Music partnership

Apple reportedly cooking up new audio file format

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The file format would adapt itself to high-quality or low-quality audio depending on the bandwidth and other conditions, says The Guardian. [Read more]...
Apple reportedly cooking up new audio file format

Don't call it a GIF: Lightt is an app that lets you upload silent, looping clips for your friends to comment on

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Technically speaking, it would be incorrect to call Lightt the Instagram for GIFs, but really, it's tough to explain it any other way. In short, it's a new app for iOS which captures short, soundless clips that play back in an endless loop. (See? Looks like a GIF and...
Don't call it a GIF: Lightt is an app that lets you upload silent, looping clips for your friends to comment on

Apple at work on 'adaptive streaming' audio format

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Apple is at work on a new file format that should enable "adaptive steaming" of high- or low-quality audio to iCloud users, The Guardian claims. The format will allegedly adjust itself to the bandwidth and storage on a given device, and it's speculated that it could allow downloading "HD" audio...
Apple at work on 'adaptive streaming' audio format

The Inventor Of The GIF Says Everyone Is Pronouncing 'GIF' Incorrectly

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Steve Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF, a file format that's used to create moving images on the web, says everyone is pronouncing GIF incorrectly. Speaking with The New York Times, he said, "The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations ... They are wrong. It is a soft 'G,' pronounced...
The Inventor Of The GIF Says Everyone Is Pronouncing 'GIF' Incorrectly

VIDEO: Digital artists inspired by the GIF's resurgence

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A digitally ancient file format is finding new uses among artists who value the GIF's limitations....
VIDEO: Digital artists inspired by the GIF's resurgence
Lytro light-field photography finally makes it way to Windows via new app

Public Enemy backs BitTorrent, releases new single in a Bundle, announces remix contest for fans

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BitTorrent announced its new file format, the Bundle, just over a month ago, giving artists new tools to control content distributed P2P. Now, Public Enemy is one of the first to take advantage of those features by releasing its latest single as a Bundle and announcing a BitTorrent-based remix...
Public Enemy backs BitTorrent, releases new single in a Bundle, announces remix contest for fans

Psddd: A collection of the best design resources from Dribbble

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Dribbble has quickly become one of the most popular design communities on the Web, and many designers have taken to giving away their side projects — like buttons, templates and mockups — as freebies on the site. There’s only one problem with this: Dribbble wasn’t built to be a discovery...
Psddd: A collection of the best design resources from Dribbble

Project Footage offers online, Web-based project management for people and companies

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Most of us have such complicated, diverse lives that it’s hard to keep track of everything. Project Footage aims to help, with a cloud-based project management service that helps you manage your projects, collaborate with others, and stay on top of everything in your personal and professional life. Project Footage,...
Project Footage offers online, Web-based project management for people and companies

Will Google's Cloud be a Cozy Nest for Aviary?

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Aviary, the online creative platform is a visionary tool. When it launched a few years back, the irony of a Flash based Photoshop competitor was, well, ironic. With the launch of Aviary in Google's App Marketplace, we can say that the company is close to making lightening strike twice, this...
Will Google's Cloud be a Cozy Nest for Aviary?

Intel Considers Hardware Acceleration For Google's WebM Format

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CWmike writes "Intel is considering hardware-based acceleration for Google's new WebM video file format in its Atom-based TV chips if the format gains popularity, an Intel executive said on Thursday. Announced last Wednesday at Google I/O, WebM files will include video streams compressed with the open-source VP8 video codec, which...
Intel Considers Hardware Acceleration For Google's WebM Format

Converting audio CDs into digital files

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Michael Stevens would like advice on ripping CDs once so that he never has to do it againYou wrote in another column: 'My preferred strategy for scanning things (or ripping CDs), is to do the job so well that it never has to be done again.' Please could you share...
Converting audio CDs into digital files

Chicken meets egg with Facebook, Chrome WebP support

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The problem with introducing a new protocol or file format on the Web is being the first mover. Browser support for a new technology is only half the story; Web sites also have to use the same technology. Making that first move can be tricky, as Facebook and Google...
Chicken meets egg with Facebook, Chrome WebP support
YouTube captions mature for television-viewing audiences
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