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Great Twitter usernames you can’t have (but soon could)

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As we revealed recently, Twitter has plans to release all the old, neglected usernames that have long been abandoned by their original users. Twitter counts a username as ‘lapsed’ if it hasn’t been logged into or tweeted from in six months. While no timescale has been announced by Twitter for...
Great Twitter usernames you can’t have (but soon could)

Presentations in Poetic Motion

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Presentations can be incredibly dull, with slide after slide of too much text and mind-numbing bullet points. Short of eliminating PowerPoint altogether, how can people add spice to these things? This week, I tested Haiku Deck, a free app from Seattle-based Giant Thinkwell Inc. that has the potential to shake...
Presentations in Poetic Motion

RIM Will End PlayBook Sideloading to Escape "Android Market Cesspool"

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Sideloading is a great way for PlayBook owners to get more Android apps on their tablets while they wait for native versions to be released. But for Research In Motion, it’s becoming a developer-relations problem at a time when maintaining good ties is paramount. The growing list of paid Android...
RIM Will End PlayBook Sideloading to Escape "Android Market Cesspool"

Mobile app monetization: Think business model, not ads

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Oliver Roup is the CEO and founder of VigLink. According to statistics released from the Interactive Advertising Bureau, mobile advertising spend rose to $3.4 billion in 2012, up 111 percent from the prior year’s record levels, and mobile advertising...
Mobile app monetization: Think business model, not ads

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

A Chance To Call 15 Friends To Video Chat In High Def

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There are lots of ways for consumers to conduct free one-to-one video calls on computers and mobile devices. The best known is Microsoft’s Skype service, but there is Apple’s FaceTime, a good service called Tango and others. But what if consumers want to conduct a group video call, with multiple...
A Chance To Call 15 Friends To Video Chat In High Def

Review: R-Studio recovers data when others won't

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There are a lot of file recovery programs out there that can try to recover your files from a damaged drive. There are even free ones, but when your vital data is on the line, R-Studio Data Recovery is quite possibly your best bet. Not only does R-Studio Data...
Review: R-Studio recovers data when others won't
Watch These Coders Build A Social Media Future That Doesn't Depend On Google, Twitter, Or Facebook

Duh: Apple doesn’t want Flattr money flowing through its apps if it can’t take a cut

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Today, those of us who are paying attention to the Internet have seen a story about Apple rejecting an app for integrating a third-party payment system. That third-party system is Flattr, a service designed to allow people to leave “tips” for content creators, makers, and anyone who they admire. The...
Duh: Apple doesn’t want Flattr money flowing through its apps if it can’t take a cut

Apple Tops 25 Billion App Store Downloads as iPad Event Nears

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Apple said on Monday that it has now passed 25 billion app downloads (including free ones). The 25 billionth download, a game called “Where’s My Water? Free,” was downloaded by Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China who will score a $10,000 iTunes gift card....
Apple Tops 25 Billion App Store Downloads as iPad Event Nears
Predictors of In-App Purchases? Not Having Paid Apps And Playing Lots of Games, Apsalar Finds

Why isn't a program malware if it installs additional, unwanted software?

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The iLivid installation routine put several unwanted programs on Threaddy's computer. Why didn't Norton block the program as malware? [Email your tech questions to answer@pcworld.com or post them on the PCW Answer Line forum.] A lot of programs--especially free ones--install additional software on your PC. They do this as...
Why isn't a program malware if it installs additional, unwanted software?

Spotify's Free Streaming Music Service May Be Coming to iPhone and iPad

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Streaming music service Spotify is reportedly in negotiations to make its free subscription tier available on smartphones and tablets, according to a report from The Verge.Spotify, the popular music subscription service, is due to meet in the coming weeks with its major counterparts in the record industry to renew their...
Spotify's Free Streaming Music Service May Be Coming to iPhone and iPad

Melod.io lets you record and send personalized audio messages set against music

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Melod.io is a mobile music messaging platform that lets users create personalized music-based audio messages to share with friends. The Finland-based company officially launches its app today, across Europe, the US, China, India, and Russia, having raised $300,00 (USD) in angel funding through public sources in Finland. Though it’s currently...
Melod.io lets you record and send personalized audio messages set against music
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