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fresh coat of paint

Free Get Satisfaction is back: moderation, Hootsuite, other features added to make it useful for SMBs

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Customer service platform, Get Satisfaction, has revived its long-hidden free product, sprucing it up and adding some new features to it to make, what it hopes it will be, a useful and accessible product for small- to medium-sized businesses. Although a free plan had long been available, today’s announcement brings...
Free Get Satisfaction is back: moderation, Hootsuite, other features added to make it useful for SMBs

Mobile mess: Surface Pro has bigger battery, half run time of Surface RT

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Microsoft announced price and availability details of its Surface Pro tablet with Windows 8 on Thursday but left one key piece of information out of the conversation. The two-pound tablet will get approximately half the battery life of its Surface with Windows RT peer, notes The Verge, even though the...
Mobile mess: Surface Pro has bigger battery, half run time of Surface RT
With Google Play For Education, Google Looks To Challenge Apple's Dominance In The Classroom

Peddl takes on Zaarly, TaskRabbit & Craigslist with a new local marketplace

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The local buying and selling market only has room for one or two winners. Right now, Craigslist still dominates, despite the fact that it’s overrun with spammers, scammers and looks awful. Zaarly recently emerged as a fresh and successful take on listing what you need locally and Taskrabbit (and Viatask) does...
Peddl takes on Zaarly, TaskRabbit & Craigslist with a new local marketplace

Bell Canada set to launch Novatel's MiFi 2

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Novatel's touchable MiFi 2 -- also known as the MiFi Liberate -- receives a fresh coat of paint in the form of a UI overhaul on its way to Bell Canada's network this March. No word on pricing or an exact date, but this 11-hour-lasting king of all portable...
Bell Canada set to launch Novatel's MiFi 2

Blippy Gets A Facebook-Inspired Redesign And An Important New Privacy Feature

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When Blippy launched a few months ago, the idea was to get the site up there as bare-bones as possible so it was simple to people. That makes sense since the idea of sharing your credit card transaction data was (and remains) highly controversial. But despite the controversy, users...
Blippy Gets A Facebook-Inspired Redesign And An Important New Privacy Feature

Moving service Moveline launches a site redesign as it prepares for expansion

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Moveline, a NY-based startup dedicated to easing the pain of moving by helping you organize and track your stuff, compare quotes and hire a moving company, has launched a site redesign ahead of its plans to ”aggressively” expand beyond New York in the first half of 2013. We’ve kept our eyes...
Moving service Moveline launches a site redesign as it prepares for expansion
Microsoft unlocks Socl, a puzzling social network that looks a lot like Pinterest

Microsoft's SkyDrive gets a fresh coat of paint

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A new, updated, more 'modern' version of Microsoft's SkyDrive storage service is rolling out over the next 24 hours. [Read more]...
Microsoft's SkyDrive gets a fresh coat of paint

Snag YouTube's redesign early with a quick browser cookie change

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After a debut this summer, YouTube's visual refresh hasn't rolled out to all of its users, but the folks at OMG! Chrome! have stumbled upon a way for you to get in on the action a little early. Simply point Chrome or Firefox to YouTube, open up the browser's...
Snag YouTube's redesign early with a quick browser cookie change

Google debuts a new look for the +1 button, updates its configuration tool

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The Google+ team has just announced a new look for its +1 button, the first since Google’s social layer launched last year. It has dropped the red and blue look that we’re used to and has gone completely red and white: If you aren’t sure what it looked like before,...
Google debuts a new look for the +1 button, updates its configuration tool

Hands on with ARMA III and DayZ, PC gaming's E3 vanguards

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E3 has never been a bastion of PC gaming, but the pickings are incredibly slim at this year's show. Sure, there's a virtual cornucopia of console titles destined to land on PCs as part of a cross-platform push, and yeah, Sega is showing off the PC-exclusive Rome: Total War...
Hands on with ARMA III and DayZ, PC gaming's E3 vanguards

Screenshots of redesigned Google Maps surface, show web UI without a sidebar

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If you can trust a couple of screenshots posted by Google Operating System this evening, we'll soon see a new Google Maps experience on the web. As shown above, the sidebar is toast, gone in favor of overlays for the necessary information, a move that more resembles its mobile...
Screenshots of redesigned Google Maps surface, show web UI without a sidebar
Google Keep: The Second Coming Of Android's Voice Actions

First look: Outlook 2013

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For many of us, Outlook is the most important part of the entire Office suite. It's where we manage the steady trickle of e-mail that drives and directs our work, it's where we plan our days, and it's where we keep all our business contacts. We may be more directly...
First look: Outlook 2013

Gmail vs. Outlook.com: Which offers the best email in the cloud?

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There's an elephant in the room, and it's wearing a Microsoft T-shirt. Of course, when it comes to business-friendly webmail services, Gmail has been the go-to tool for as long as anyone can remember. Outlook? That was purely a desktop mail client. Hotmail? Most business users wouldn't touch that...
Gmail vs. Outlook.com: Which offers the best email in the cloud?

HP To Launch New Online Retail Experience At The End Of March, Code-Named “Atlas”

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HP.com is a mess. It has been for years. But I just received word via an internal HP memo that the company plans on launching new U.S. Home & Home Office consumer store at the end of March. As the memo stats, this project, code-named “Atlas”, will be “the foundation...
HP To Launch New Online Retail Experience At The End Of March, Code-Named “Atlas”

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Galaxy Nexus: Is it time to upgrade?

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After months of waiting, and more rumors than anything but an iPhone can generate, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been announced. The device brings a number of hardware improvements like a new Exynos system-on-a-chip (SoC), backlit camera sensor, and a slick chassis design. Samsung also gave TouchWiz a fresh coat...
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Galaxy Nexus: Is it time to upgrade?

Windows 8 six months in: Thoughts from a power(less) user

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Crave's Eric Mack has felt at home in Windows for decades. Now that his home has a fresh coat of paint, he's still not sure if it's an improvement. [Read more]...
Windows 8 six months in: Thoughts from a power(less) user
Office 2013: Microsoft's bid to win the future
Google's Nexus 7 gets a fresh coat of paint for the holidays

First look: PowerPoint 2013

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Love it or hate it, PowerPoint is an essential tool in the business user's arsenal. As with Word and Excel, PowerPoint is a large application. The focus with PowerPoint 2013 has been on streamlining real-world usage and getting the most out of the features that already exist, rather than cramming...
First look: PowerPoint 2013
Read It Later Trades in Its Literal Name for the More Open-Ended "Pocket"

Instagram for iOS gets a newly reworked camera, delves into recent photo history

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Instagram knows it can't stay still just because it's under Facebook's wing. Accordingly, a new iOS update has delivered a (quite frankly welcome) remake of the camera and editing interfaces. While snapping photos, there's a more stylized interface with an optional grid to perfect that rule-of-thirds composition, if you...
Instagram for iOS gets a newly reworked camera, delves into recent photo history

MEET THE NEXT CEO OF MICROSOFT: Steven Sinofsky Is The Man Who Made Windows 8

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This story was originally published in February. We are republishing it because Steve Sinofsky is in the news after Microsoft launched Windows 8, the most radical change to its ubiquitous operating system in 17 years. Sinofsky is the man responsible for that change. It was summer 2009. Microsoft had...
MEET THE NEXT CEO OF MICROSOFT: Steven Sinofsky Is The Man Who Made Windows 8
Foursquare revamps business pages as web visitors hit 50 million per month

Facebook announces new Android Developer Center and the biggest overhaul to its Android SDK yet

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Facebook today introduced a new Android Developer Center for developers looking for tools and resources to build social apps. The company also announced Facebook SDK 3.0 Beta for Android, which it is calling “the biggest overhaul of our Android SDK so far.” It features new native UI controls, simplified session...
Facebook announces new Android Developer Center and the biggest overhaul to its Android SDK yet

Inside iOS 7: Safari gains portrait fullscreen, unified search bar, visual tabs

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Underneath its fresh coat of paint, Safari in iOS 7 includes a number of new features that make it a richer mobile browsing experience, including a mandated fullscreen mode in both portrait and landscape views, and a new unified smart search box.    ...
Inside iOS 7: Safari gains portrait fullscreen, unified search bar, visual tabs

MediaPortal posts new beta with new look and CableCARD, teases bigger sequel (video)

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MediaPortal is a rare veteran spinoff of XBMC -- a testament to its fan base, but also a sign that it needs a fresh coat of paint. A new 1.3 beta might offer just what home theater PC users have been looking for to keep the front end relevant,...
MediaPortal posts new beta with new look and CableCARD, teases bigger sequel (video)

Google Shopper adds push notifications, new UI and more with 3.0 update

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Google Shopper has just gotten the bump to version 3.0 with an update that brings a roster of fresh features, including a new UI with speedier navigation and larger images. In addition to the fresh coat of paint, the app sports a brand-new sales screen, image-focused search results and...
Google Shopper adds push notifications, new UI and more with 3.0 update
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