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Sketchfab Is A Unique Way To Show DIY 3D Content On The Web

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Sites like Thingiverse offer ways for 3D makers to display and upload their 3D models for the world to peruse but there’s never been a way to really “see” the models in real space. That’s where Sketchfab comes in. This WebGL-based tool allows 3D modelers to show almost any object...
Sketchfab Is A Unique Way To Show DIY 3D Content On The Web

LucidChart debuts Chrome extension, Firefox add-on for viewing and editing Microsoft Visio files

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LucidChart today unveiled a Chrome extension and Firefox add-on designed to make it easier to view and edit Microsoft Visio files right from the browser. The creator of software that helps professionals produce flow charts and online diagrams, LucidChart has found a way to bring one of the widely used file formats...
LucidChart debuts Chrome extension, Firefox add-on for viewing and editing Microsoft Visio files

Google + Quickoffice = get more done anytime, anywhere

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We're happy to announce that we have acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions. Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device. Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and...
Google + Quickoffice = get more done anytime, anywhere
Film preservation and the impermanence of the digital medium
BitTorrent's new SoShare app lets you share files of up to 1TB for free

Glide combines cloud accounts on iPhone but Apple seems upset about the message sent

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Got too many cloud storage accounts with files seemingly scattered across them all? Perhaps Glide, a mobile app that combines multiple cloud storage accounts can help. The app already supports Windows 8 and Android devices, but added a version for Apple’s iPhone on Thursday. Even though Apple approved the application,...
Glide combines cloud accounts on iPhone but Apple seems upset about the message sent

9Slides Launches An iPad App For Adding Video To Presentations On The Go

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It was just a few months ago that Redmond, Wash.-based startup 9Slides launched to combine slide presentations with video in a simple and accessible player that could be viewed on nearly any device. Now the startup is taking that mission a step further, with a native iPad app that will...
9Slides Launches An iPad App For Adding Video To Presentations On The Go
Google gets more serious about mobile documents with Quickoffice buy

LibreOffice kicks it up to version 4.0, promises leaner performance and greater interoperability

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It's been a little over a week since Microsoft unveiled its big Office 2013 suite (along with that Office 365 subscription option) to the world, and right on cue the Document Foundation has released version 4.0 of open source alternative LibreOffice. The latest update promises to be cleaner and...
LibreOffice kicks it up to version 4.0, promises leaner performance and greater interoperability

Review: Slice your AVI files up into separate files with AVI Splitter

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One of the most popular file formats for movie files is AVI. Although it is gradually being eclipsed by its newer (and iOS friendly) brethren format MP4, AVI still remains one of the favorite file formats for storing video files downloaded from the net. But there may be certain...
Review: Slice your AVI files up into separate files with AVI Splitter

Microsoft’s Office Web Apps Are Open for Business

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Microsoft has announced that the consumer versions of its new Office Web Apps–browser-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote–are now available to anyone who cares to check them out. They’re headquarted at office.live.com, and you need a Live ID to access them. I wrote about the Office Web Apps...
Microsoft’s Office Web Apps Are Open for Business
Apple TV 5.2 jailbroken, FireCore releases updates to Seas0nPass & aTV Flash (black)
Sony's Homestream software streams media files to DLNA devices

Design The MakeUseOf T-Shirt & Get $200!

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One of our pet projects over the past year has been to launch our own line of customised t-shirts, and we have now finally decided to get this baby moving.  But we thought it would be cooler if we asked YOU to help us with the design. Instead of...
Design The MakeUseOf T-Shirt & Get $200!
9Slides Launches To Combine Slide Presentations With Video For Viewing On Any Device

Smartling Speeds Up Web Localization

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Last year in the wake of the shootings in Norway, I wondered aloud about the language gap that exists on the Web, and as if on cue, I was introduced to Smartling. The company bills itself as a Translation Delivery Network, which is a fancy way of saying it uses...
Smartling Speeds Up Web Localization

You're Nuts If You're Not Using VLC Media Player

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VLC Media Player is a free, open-source application that does one thing very well: It plays nearly any media file you can imagine. Initially released in 2001, the app has been continually developed and improved ever since. It's now indispensable for people who watch videos and listen to audio on...
You're Nuts If You're Not Using VLC Media Player

Cowon's X9 PMP now shipping, features up to 110 hours of music playback

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The latest addition to Cowon's line of portable media players is reaching consumers' hands in the good, old US of A as shipping is now underway for the X9. The PMP -- which comes in either black or white -- measures 72.5mm wide, 114.9mm tall and weighs in at...
Cowon's X9 PMP now shipping, features up to 110 hours of music playback

9Slides releases iPad app to make slick presentations

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Does your PowerPoint presentation need a little spice? 9Slides, a Seattle startup led by former Microsoftie Ruchit Garg, thinks it can help. And today the company is rolling out a new iPad app, which allows users to quickly add video to the presentation using the iPad’s built-in camera. Garg notes...
9Slides releases iPad app to make slick presentations

'The State of HTML5 Video' offers a positive outlook for (most of) today's top browsers

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Adoption of the HTML5 video specification continues to climb rapidly according to research from media platform company LongTail Video. The firm presents a wide gamut of data, gathered as part of the development process for its JW Player, on a page appropriately called "The State of HTML5 Video." Naturally...
'The State of HTML5 Video' offers a positive outlook for (most of) today's top browsers

Pick a pico projector: We review four of the best and brightest models

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Pico projectors--the tiniest of handheld projectors--continue to benefit from advances in miniaturization and power management. Although most pico projectors are still a tad too bulky for comfortable pocket portability, none of models in this round will weigh down a briefcase or purse by more than a pound; some weigh...
Pick a pico projector: We review four of the best and brightest models

Review: Free Opener can open almost any type of file you can think of

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What do you use to open files? If you're in the majority, your answer would be "depends on the file." This is not the case with Free Opener. Free Opener claims to open over 80 different file formats--anything from Microsoft Office documents and PDF files, to image, video and...
Review: Free Opener can open almost any type of file you can think of

Wanted: a tablet for watching movies on the go | Ask Jack

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Ben is about to start commuting and would like a tablet that will enable him to use the time enjoying audio-visual media. While he's an Apple fan, he'd like something smaller and more "AV-extension friendly" than an iPadI'm about to start commuting for two hours a day. I would like...
Wanted: a tablet for watching movies on the go | Ask Jack

Take A Tour Of Jumpshare, A Simplified Dropbox That Doesn't Require An Account

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Jumpshare is one of the latest entrants to the world of file sharing. The focus here seems to be on simplicity-users can upload without even creating an account, and the upload process is completely straightforward. An inline file viewer makes it a snap to view a number of different file...
Take A Tour Of Jumpshare, A Simplified Dropbox That Doesn't Require An Account

Mogreet Releases APIs To Let Developers Quickly Add SMS, Video, Rich Media Messaging To Apps

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Mogreet, the Los Angeles-based startup that provides brands and marketers with a distribution platform for mobile video messaging, today announced the release of its API developer portal, which allows third party-developers to easily integrate MMS, SMS, video and in-app messaging into their applications. Launched in 2006, Mogreet has built a...
Mogreet Releases APIs To Let Developers Quickly Add SMS, Video, Rich Media Messaging To Apps
MessageMe: A Richer, Faster Messaging App That Quickly Grabs Doodles, Videos & Images

Clipboard Cuts Into Cloud Storage with New File Upload Feature

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Clipboard, the accurately-named clipping service, is getting into the cloud storage game after adding a new file upload feature that includes 1GB of free space. The Clipboard team announced the update on Monday, following a revamp of its Clipper browser plugin last month. Files are limited to a maximum of...
Clipboard Cuts Into Cloud Storage with New File Upload Feature

Coub's Gif-Like Looping Musical Videos Start To Pick Up Real Traction

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While other file formats have faded, the lowly Gif has stubbornly stayed alive for more than 25 years through sites like Tumblr. Other apps like Vine and Cinemagram have also popped up to support the short-looping video. Coub is doing the same and it’s starting to pick up some...
Coub's Gif-Like Looping Musical Videos Start To Pick Up Real Traction

Google buys Quickoffice, ups ante vs. Microsoft in apps

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Looks like Microsoft Office for iPad can’t arrive quickly enough. Google this morning announced its acquisition of Quickoffice, a software company that makes apps for creating, editing and synchronizing Microsoft Office-compatible documents — including Word, Excel and PowerPoint — on iPhone, iPad, Symbian and Android devices. “Quickoffice has an established...
Google buys Quickoffice, ups ante vs. Microsoft in apps
CAD Users Rejoice: Sunglass Brings Slick 3D Modeling To The Browser
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