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Smile photographers: Pics.io delivers RAW photo edits in the browser

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Does a browser replacement for Photoshop sound too good to be true? What if, to make it even better, it took advantage of Google Drive? Lets take it one step further and add image viewing and editing for RAW photography images, which are made from the native sensor data from...
Smile photographers: Pics.io delivers RAW photo edits in the browser

Box adds editing and document creation functionality to its cloud storage service

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Box released a new feature on Thursday that allows its customers to create and edit files from within the cloud storage service’s application. Dubbed Box Edit, it works with the common file formats such as Microsoft Word docs, Photoshop files, and even AutoCAD files. It has really become the virtual...
Box adds editing and document creation functionality to its cloud storage service

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
Glider Launches At Disrupt NY With SaaS That Automates Approving And Signing Contracts, Adds Intelligence To Deal Flow

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

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
BitTorrent's new SoShare app lets you share files of up to 1TB for free

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
Sunglass Launches With New API, Dropbox Integration To Democratize 3D Design

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

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

Google Wields Quickoffice In Battle With Microsoft

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In an effort to beef up Googles Apps — its suite of online office applications — Google has announced that it will acquire Quickoffice, an outfit that builds mobile applications for viewing and editing Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets and powerpoint presentations. “Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling...
Google Wields Quickoffice In Battle With Microsoft

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

AMD offers open-source Linux driver for hardware video decoding

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AMD's Unified Decoder has been the object of envy in the open-source community for some time. The silicon, which ships on the company's Radeon graphics cards, offers hardware-accelerated video decoding -- but thanks to legal and DRM issues, couldn't be used on Linux machines. AMD, however, has somehow scythed...
AMD offers open-source Linux driver for hardware video decoding

How to Convert Between File Formats in iTunes

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First, you need to convert the files to a format that is compatible with iPods and iOS devices....
How to Convert Between File Formats in iTunes
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!

Vector vengeance: British researchers claim they can kill the pixel within five years

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The humble pixel — the 2D picture element that has formed the foundation of just about every kind of digital media for the last 50 years — may soon meet its maker. Believe it or not, if a team of British researchers have their way, the pixel, within five short...
Vector vengeance: British researchers claim they can kill the pixel within five years
First look: Word 2013

Google Apps abandons file formats

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Google warns Google Docs users will not be able to export files in Microsoft's older Office 1997-2003 formats from 1 October....
Google Apps abandons file formats

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

Google search experiment integrates Google Drive, Calendar

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Google recently announced an updated search experiment that lets you integrate documents from Google Drive and Calendar appointments into your searches on Google.com and Gmail. Integrated search will also include improvements to Gmail's new autocomplete feature including results from Drive, Calendar, as well as e-mail. Frequent fliers will also...
Google search experiment integrates Google Drive, Calendar

Word Tips: Paste Special, File Formats Explained

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Last week I gave you some useful Windows tips; this week I thought I'd continue the tips theme, and move to Microsoft Word....
Word Tips: Paste Special, File Formats Explained

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

Whispercast turns Kindles into viable business tools

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Amazon unveiled a new service this week--Whispercast. Whispercast is a tool for schools and businesses that allows them to centrally manage and deploy content for Kindle devices and Kindle apps. Whispercast could make the Kindle much more attractive as a legitimate business tool. How much paper do you think...
Whispercast turns Kindles into viable business tools

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
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