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Apple releases new software for existing iOS-based Apple TV users

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Apple has released a free software update for second generation Apple TV users, bringing the revised new interface demonstrated for the new, third generation Apple TV....
Apple releases new software for existing iOS-based Apple TV users

MUST-have free software! http://getmiro.com v3.0 is out - and a new Miro Video Converter: http://mirovideoconverter.com

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MUST-have free software! http://getmiro.com v3.0 is out - and a new Miro Video Converter: http://mirovideoconverter.com

Microsoft woos startups with free software, advice

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Jun Kim, the young co-founder of a Korean software house, was recently approached by a representative from Amazon, who offered him a US$200 credit to develop on its Web Services cloud platform....
Microsoft woos startups with free software, advice

Use Apple's iCloud to store the App Store's free weekly promotions for later

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Apple’s App of the Week deal keeps a steady stream of free software coming through for us iOS users. On weeks when the app isn’t immediately relevant, just download and delete it and you can always come back to it through iCloud’s Purchased apps tab. Redditor TreyF posted this particular...
Use Apple's iCloud to store the App Store's free weekly promotions for later

The long-delayed TextMate 2 text editor has been open sourced

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The long-delayed TextMate 2 text editor has been open-sourced under the GPL 3 license, says its creator Allan Odgaard. The editor, after being announced years ago, was released as an alpha in December of last year. Now, the app has been open sourced, which has led a lot of folks...
The long-delayed TextMate 2 text editor has been open sourced
Tableau Updates Its Data Visualization Software And Unfortunately It's Their Biggest Product News Of The Year

KDE 4.10 delivers key updates across the board

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Hard on the heels of news earlier this week that KDE has been named the best desktop environment in a recent Linux user survey, the team behind the popular project on Wednesday launched a fresh new version of the software. Six months following the release of KDE 4.9 last...
KDE 4.10 delivers key updates across the board

Microsoft's Cloud Services Mix Leaves Many Vendors in the Dust

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IBM became 'Big Blue' because it leased hardware and provided free software, but its collapse divorced the two. The growth of the cloud has caused another marriage, one that brings together software and services. Vendors such as Amazon, Google and especially Microsoft understand this, CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle says, and...
Microsoft's Cloud Services Mix Leaves Many Vendors in the Dust

Microsoft: 76% of pirates trying to get free software end up with malware infecting their PCs

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Microsoft this week announced the release the 13th volume of its bi-annual Security Intelligence Report (SIRv13, PDF). The 146-page document looks at malware (and general security) trends for the first half of 2012. One of the biggest shifts, according to Microsoft, has been the growth of key generators and its...
Microsoft: 76% of pirates trying to get free software end up with malware infecting their PCs

Sonos listens to reason, drops dedicated controller in favor of smartphone apps

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Sonos will halt the sale of its pricey CR200 remote control from June 1st, after acknowledging that it's been nudged into obsolescence by free software controllers for Macs, PCs, tablets and smartphones. It'll honor warranties and issue software updates for the "foreseeable future," but CEO John MacFarlane indicates the decision...
Sonos listens to reason, drops dedicated controller in favor of smartphone apps

Microsoft details Windows 8.1 updates, confirms Start button returns

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Microsoft has revealed more details about its free Windows 8.1 update that it will release later this year. The company has confirmed yesterday's rumors about the return of the Start Button, as well as revealing more about the incremental changes that will form part of the free software pack, previously...
Microsoft details Windows 8.1 updates, confirms Start button returns

No, The Death Of Google Reader Doesn't Mean 'Free' Doesn't Work

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With the imminent death of Google Reader, I've seen a number of people whose opinions I respect quite a bit, say something about how "this shows why paying for software is important," or, alternatively "why free software isn't a good idea." One of many examples of this is Dave Winer's...
No, The Death Of Google Reader Doesn't Mean 'Free' Doesn't Work

Ryzom - The MMORPG Ryzom goes Free Software! - Ryzom Core Development Site

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Ryzom - The MMORPG Ryzom goes Free Software! - Ryzom Core Development Site
Mozilla Launches Open Badges 1.0, A New Standard to Recognize and Verify Online Learning and Education

Once More With Feeling: Paid Software Doesn't Mean A Company Treats You Any Better Than Free Software

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A few months back, we wrote a post about how there was this idea gaining steam that somehow a fee-based service (such as a fee-based Twitter clone) would likely result in better service for users than a free one, in which revenue was paid by other third parties (advertisers and...
Once More With Feeling: Paid Software Doesn't Mean A Company Treats You Any Better Than Free Software
9 in 10 app downloads are free as in-app purchase takes off

Now Available: Anti-Virus for Your Facebook News Feed

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Earlier this week we asked if Facebook had grown to the point that it needed its own anti-malware service and, would you look at this! - now it has one. Well, sort of. The well known security company Symantec has released an anti-malware service for Facebook which protects you from...
Now Available: Anti-Virus for Your Facebook News Feed

Mapfia: Location sharing between two people via phone call

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Need to share your location for a limited amount of time and just with a single person? I don’t think I’ve seen an easier method than Mapfia, a new mobile app for iOS and Android. Springwise highlighted the software on Tuesday and I took a closer look. All you have to...
Mapfia: Location sharing between two people via phone call

How to get started with DLNA

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What the heck is DLNA and why you should care about it? I'll keep this simple. If you have a lot of media stored on your PC--namely music, movies, and photos--DLNA makes it possible to stream that stuff to other devices in your house. What kinds of other devices?...
How to get started with DLNA

The Next Web's Daily Dose: Office for Android, privacy on Verizon, and more

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Malware infects a large percentage of computers owned by folks trying to get software for free, Verizon smartphone owners need to opt out of data collection, Office 2013 for iOS and Android rumors spin, and ‘Pinkie Pie’ takes down a fat prize. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday...
The Next Web's Daily Dose: Office for Android, privacy on Verizon, and more

Don't count your penguins before they've hatched

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Leave it to Richard Stallman to pour cold water on a hot idea. The noted free software activist has come out against Steam for Linux, writing that “Nonfree game programs (like other nonfree programs) are unethical because they deny freedom to their users. (Game art is a different issue, because...
Don't count your penguins before they've hatched

iOS 6 beta no longer requires Apple ID password for free apps

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With the latest beta of iOS 6, users are no longer required to enter their Apple ID password when downloading free software from the App Store....
iOS 6 beta no longer requires Apple ID password for free apps

Free-software activists hope for detained engineer's freedom

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Bassel Khartabil, a volunteer with copyright licensing nonprofit Creative Commons, was reportedly detained by the Syrian government on March 15. [Read more]...
Free-software activists hope for detained engineer's freedom

IDrive Connect offers Google Docs access via virtual folder on your Windows machine

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Need a way to access those Google Docs outside of the native interface? IDrive Online Backup has unveiled its free software that does just that. IDrive Connect allows folks who fancy the document-sharing platform to access files as if they were resting in a folder on their PC --...
IDrive Connect offers Google Docs access via virtual folder on your Windows machine

Microsoft Ventures: The story behind the company's startup overhaul

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Rahul Sood Even big companies face significant hurdles launching new products. As it turns out, Microsoft Ventures, the company’s new umbrella program for startups, almost had trouble launching on time. “Somebody registered microsoftventures.com, and we had to buy it from them,” said Rahul Sood, General Manager for Microsoft Ventures at...
Microsoft Ventures: The story behind the company's startup overhaul
Sonos hardware Controller killed by smartphones

Install Windows 8 virtually with free software

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You can install the new Windows 8 beta in a virtual environment using the free Oracle VirtualBox or VMWare Player. Here's how... [Read more]...
Install Windows 8 virtually with free software

Microsoft announces the 10 startups participating in its TechStars-powered Windows Azure accelerator

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Microsoft has just announced the ten startups participating in the upcoming 13 week Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, powered by TechStars. Over 600 startups were screened and companies from across the globe were chosen (Australia, Germany, San Diego, etc) to come together at Microsoft’s South Lake Union facility in Seattle, Washington. As Microsoft explains this class will focus...
Microsoft announces the 10 startups participating in its TechStars-powered Windows Azure accelerator

Get a $117 Mac app bundle for free

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What's this? Free software for Mac users? There's something you don't see every day. The Mac Freebie Bundle includes eight apps, yours for the taking. [Read more]...
Get a $117 Mac app bundle for free

Moving from Cupertino to Mountain View? Samsung's here to help

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Moving? We all have our reasons, but if you're transferring your stuff from iOS to a Galaxy device, Samsung and Media Mushroom are there to help with the Easy Phone Sync app. The free software installs on your Galaxy product and a PC or Mac, then shleps your stuff...
Moving from Cupertino to Mountain View? Samsung's here to help
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