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Microsoft feeds its enemies with Office for iOS, Android -- coming early 2013

Lucky numbers: Should you get a 7 or a 10 inch tablet?

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For as long as tablets have been a thing, the devices have ranged across a spectrum of sizes, from a too-massive 13 inches down to a dubious not-quite-sure-if-this-is-a-tablet 5 inches. Most manufacturers aren't even ashamed of the fractional inches attached to the screen size, to the point that such fractionals...
Lucky numbers: Should you get a 7 or a 10 inch tablet?

"Content and commerce" is hardest for those who need it the most

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It just kinda rolls off the tongue. Content and commerce. Suddenly every website with creative descriptions of its merchandize is doing “content” and every blog that links to Amazon is doing “commerce.” It’s a very on-trend strategy. That might explain the packed house at Contently and Outbrain’s content and commerce-themed...
"Content and commerce" is hardest for those who need it the most
Yahoo eliminates classic Mail, requiring users to agree to Gmail-like email scanning

Beloved Mac and iOS RSS reader NetNewsWire set to return after ditching intractable iCloud data syncing

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iCloud data syncing, especially with Core Data, has become the bane of many an iOS developer’s existence. I can’t tell you how many developers have run into major issues implementing sync with Apple’s iCloud, no, really, I can’t tell you as most of them won’t go on the record. But...
Beloved Mac and iOS RSS reader NetNewsWire set to return after ditching intractable iCloud data syncing

NTT DoCoMo details its 150Mbps LTE rollout, plans to double base stations

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To this day, relatively few wireless carriers offer LTE at its loftiest 150Mbps speeds. We'll soon get to count NTT DoCoMo among those ranks, however. Alongside the launch of its summer phone lineup, the Japanese network has firmed up some details of its Xi speed-up plans. The initial rollout...
NTT DoCoMo details its 150Mbps LTE rollout, plans to double base stations
Atom for jailbroken iPhones is a welcome lockscreen overhaul

Google will offer free Gmail voice calls for yet another year

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Google is giving its Gmail users a late Christmas present. The company announced today that Gmail users in the U.S. and Canada will continue to be able to make free domestic phone calls through next year.  Google will also continue to offer international calls at “insanely low rates,” the company said. Introduced in 2010, Gmail’s phone...
Google will offer free Gmail voice calls for yet another year
Galaxy S4 comes to Cricket for only $54.99, but carries an unknown monthly device fee

Microsoft Surface sales not expected to top 600,000 this quarter

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Middling reviews and limited distribution may be putting a damper on sales of Microsoft's Surface tablet, according to brokerage firm Detwiler Fenton. The Boston-based firm estimates that Microsoft will sell between 500,000 and 600,000 Surface with Windows RT tablets in the December quarter. The fact that Surface is only...
Microsoft Surface sales not expected to top 600,000 this quarter

One month in, Windows 8 is on track to easily outsell Windows 7

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Windows 8 has received mixed reviews, some focusing on how much faster it is than Windows 7 and others being quick to call it the second Vista. So far, though, this hasn’t stopped consumers from buying it up in droves. According to Microsoft’s own sales numbers, Windows 8 is selling...
One month in, Windows 8 is on track to easily outsell Windows 7

Unhappy Google's Not Changed Privacy Policy, EU Vows Six Individual EU Nations Will Press On

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The European Union’s privacy watchdog announced today that as Google hasn’t made suggested changes to its privacy policy, it will continue investigating. Well, six EU countries will, to see if there’s actual action to be taken against Google. The European Union’s... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Unhappy Google's Not Changed Privacy Policy, EU Vows Six Individual EU Nations Will Press On

Windows 8 gets first critical Patch Tuesday security bulletins

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Windows 8 hasn't even been on sale for a month yet but is already the recipient of three critical security updates via Microsoft's monthly Patch Tuesday security bulletins, each of which will block flaws that allow remote execution of code on targeted machines. That means flaws in the operating system...
Windows 8 gets first critical Patch Tuesday security bulletins

Fusion-io's CEO and co-founder step down, new leadership looks to increase growth

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Times are a-changin' for Salt Lake City-based Fusion-io, as the company's CEO David Flynn has resigned alongside co-founder and CMO Rick White. It seems that both are stepping away in order to "pursue entrepreneurial investing activities," leaving the act of running one of the world's leading flash storage makers...
Fusion-io's CEO and co-founder step down, new leadership looks to increase growth

US Bank kicks off 'Go Mobile' payment trials with NFC-equipped iPhone case

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The iPhone may not come with built-in NFC, but that hasn't stopped it from finding itself at the center of plenty of NFC-based payment projects. The latest comes courtesy of US Bank, which is now kicking off trials of its new Go Mobile service in Salt Lake City, Utah,...
US Bank kicks off 'Go Mobile' payment trials with NFC-equipped iPhone case

Brammo expects 2013 Enertia Plus to reach US in January, puts new Empulse R on the road

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Brammo hasn't always had the smoothest delivery schedules, which has us somewhat relieved that its latest generation of electric motorcycles is hitting the road in earnest. To start, the company now anticipates that the 2013 Enertia Plus should ship to the US in mid-January. That leaves one last wait...
Brammo expects 2013 Enertia Plus to reach US in January, puts new Empulse R on the road

When an HP cloud is not an HP cloud (and whether it matters)

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Much of Hewlett-Packard’s new cloud relies on non-HP technology. The foundation is OpenStack; the content delivery network (CDN) is from Akamai; and the latest piece, unveiled this week, is a Platform as a Service from ActiveState. That outsourcing of key technologies from a company once known for its “invent” motto, is jarring...
When an HP cloud is not an HP cloud (and whether it matters)

Deep inside Windows Blue: 10 coolest features in Microsoft's leaked OS

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After an abundance of rumors, whispers, and slip-ups in job postings, we now have more concrete evidence of Microsoft's secretive Windows Blue operating system: An honest-to-goodness leak of an early build of the OS. The leak of "Windows Build 9364" appeared on torrent and file sharing sites Sunday morning...
Deep inside Windows Blue: 10 coolest features in Microsoft's leaked OS
White House Removes Petition for State Pokemon Because Seriously, This Is Getting Old
Multiple Google services, including search and Gmail, are currently blocked in China
'Sound Bottle' captures audio, automates the remix

After a 20-month suspension, Google reopens paid app sales in Taiwan

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After more than 20 months without access to paid apps on Google Play, Taiwanese Android devices users will finally be able to download their favourite premium titles, after Google ended its dispute with the Taipei City Government over longer app trials. Ealier today, Google told Focus Taiwan that it was “pleased...
After a 20-month suspension, Google reopens paid app sales in Taiwan

Ubuntu phones to come with a terminal--prepare your command line skills

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The Ubuntu phone operating system will come with a terminal application. That's right: experienced users will have access to the full power of the Linux system running underneath the phone's shiny graphical user interface. While Ubuntu phone code hasn't been released publicly yet, it seems that development will take...
Ubuntu phones to come with a terminal--prepare your command line skills

SearchCap: The Day In Search, February 20, 2013

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Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web. From Search Engine Land: No, Google Hasn’t Released Unannounced Peguin Updates The last time Google has confirmed a refresh or update to the Penguin algorithm was back in October... Please...
SearchCap: The Day In Search, February 20, 2013

Intel may look to outrun foundry competitors with new CEO Krzanich

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Intel hasn't signaled a change in strategy with the appointment of Brian Krzanich to CEO, but it is likely that the company will take steps to outrun its foundry competition by opening its industry-leading manufacturing facilities to more third parties....
Intel may look to outrun foundry competitors with new CEO Krzanich
Messaging war survivor Kik retools with new custom features
Google Adds Trail Maps For 100 Additional Ski Resorts To Google Maps

Happy 540th Birthday, Copernicus, have a Google Doodle

www.engadget.com
It may be obvious now, but when Heliocentrism was cooked up by Nicolaus Copernicus, he was branded a heretic. The idea that the Earth orbited the Sun, conceived without the aid of any equipment, would only be proved half a century later, when Galileo built a telescope and pointed...
Happy 540th Birthday, Copernicus, have a Google Doodle
Verizon Wireless to begin using mobile usage data for new targeted ad service
Apple's plan for its cash: stock buyback or more dividends likely coming this spring
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