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Sony Xperia ZL goes on pre-order for US customers, off-contract: $720 for HSPA, $760 for LTE

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Remember the Xperia ZL? While it lingered in the shadow of the waterproof Xperia Z back at CES, the phone does still exist and has now gone on preorder at Sony's own webstore. Withc the same 5-inch 1080p display, 13-megapixel camera and Snapdragon S4 Pro of the omnibalanced Z...
Sony Xperia ZL goes on pre-order for US customers, off-contract: $720 for HSPA, $760 for LTE

Apple sued for iPad 'planned obsolescence' in Brazil

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MacMagazine.com.br has reported that the Brazilian Institute of Politics and Law Software (IBDI) has sued Apple, claiming that Apple has introduced planed obsolescence and implements unfair business practices in regards to the iPhone 4. According to the suit, Apple could have implemented all of the features in the third-generation iPad,...
Apple sued for iPad 'planned obsolescence' in Brazil
Android this week: Nexus 4 reviewed; Droid DNA here; live TV on Galaxy Note 2

Facebook for iOS 5.3 includes photo album selection, faster Timeline and News Feed

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Facebook today released an update to its iOS application that improves the speed of the app and includes a new feature for users to upload photos to an album. The iOS update comes on the heels of an overhaul of the Android app earlier today with natively built features to...
Facebook for iOS 5.3 includes photo album selection, faster Timeline and News Feed
One design, any screen: Introducing GigaOM's new look and feel

Foursquare brings updated venue pages to iOS, adds new post-checkin 'highlights'

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Last week, Foursquare updated its venue pages to make them more friendly both pre and post-checkin. Today, those improvements come to the iPhone app, with one additional change. The new post-checkin experience on iPhone will now present you with ‘highlights’ of your visit. These can take the form of a...
Foursquare brings updated venue pages to iOS, adds new post-checkin 'highlights'
Facebook tries 'buy tickets' button on events, but links offsite

Serious LibreOffice update fixes 54 bugs

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It was just about two months ago that LibreOffice 4.0 made its official debut, but business users and others more interested in stability than cutting-edge features also have another option from the Document Foundation. Specifically, LibreOffice 3.6 is currently the version of the free and open source productivity suite...
Serious LibreOffice update fixes 54 bugs

Facebook Changes Privacy Settings (FB)

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Facebook has changed its privacy settings once again. And while it sounds like for the most part the changes are for the better, there's one tweak that's going to upset tens of millions of users. Let's tackle the annoying thing first. Facebook is stripping users of the ability to hide...
Facebook Changes Privacy Settings (FB)

BitTorrent's Secure Dropbox Alternative Goes Public

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Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive and Mega are just a few examples of the many file-storage and backup services that are available today. All these services rely on external cloud based hosting to back up and store files. This means that you have to trust these companies with your personal...
BitTorrent's Secure Dropbox Alternative Goes Public

EA making progress fixing SimCity problems

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Electronic Arts isn't able to say Game On quite yet to all SimCity fans, but it says it has made "huge progress" fixing problems that tarnished the March 5 release. Its servers are now responding 40 times faster than at launch while the franchise is seeing reduced downtimes. While the server...
EA making progress fixing SimCity problems
Reality be damned: iOS 7 wish list, continued

Editor's Letter: Windows 8 gets its start back

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In each issue of Distro, Editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. There are times when you need to stay strong, ignore the criticism and do what you know is right. Then, there are some times when the masses are right and listening is the smart...
Editor's Letter: Windows 8 gets its start back

Tesla Model S review

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As we cover the mobile industry, where the evolution of devices and processors is relentless, we're used to being impressed. We're used to seeing a new generation of a product that instantly and irrevocably makes the previous one look tame. It's just the way this world turns. However, that's...
Tesla Model S review
Hold On To Your Butts: There's a New Instagram With a New Filter
PS Vita firmware update 2.0 adds an email client and improves the browser

Mobile device security plan defended by Army

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The Department of Defense's inspector general has reposted and updated a report critical of the Army's shortcomings in handling cybersecurity for commercial mobile devices, with some changes to correct for what it says were mistakes. However, the basic findings in the reposted report, "Improvements Needed With Tracking and Configuring...
Mobile device security plan defended by Army
Nikon's J3 and S1 interchangeable lens cameras offer the V2's power for less

Google+ update for iOS adds photo enhancements, standalone Hangouts app

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An update for Google+ has just begin rolling out to iOS users, bringing with it a host of image-centric improvements. The version bump grants iPhone and iPad users of Google's social network more control over the quality of photos in their stream with an Auto Backup, Highlight, Awesome and...
Google+ update for iOS adds photo enhancements, standalone Hangouts app

iOS 6.0.1 released, brings myriad improvements and bug fixes

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Been waiting for Apple to refresh its mobile operating system? Well, the wait is over, as Cupertino has just released iOS 6.0.1 with the promise of improvements and bug fixes. We just grabbed the update ourselves, and among the highlights are: a fix for the iPhone 5's inability to...
iOS 6.0.1 released, brings myriad improvements and bug fixes

Windows Phone app for Windows arrives with expanded podcast support, quick updates, and flexible library selection

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Microsoft today announced the release of the Windows Phone app for Windows desktop. Available as a preview since October, the app is now available as a stable release. Here’s what’s new: Expanded podcast support. Support for iTunes podcasts has been a useful feature in the preview versions of the app,...
Windows Phone app for Windows arrives with expanded podcast support, quick updates, and flexible library selection

Verizon Galaxy S III software update adds bug fixes, carrier billing and Multi Window support

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With an AWS-enabled Galaxy S 4 looming on the horizon for Verizon (note: the rhyme has us cringing, too), Samsung's Galaxy S III is gracefully sunsetting its flagship status. But it's not bowing out quietly. A software update is set to roll out to Big Red GS III's that'll...
Verizon Galaxy S III software update adds bug fixes, carrier billing and Multi Window support

First look: Windows Server Blue beta shows compelling improvements

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There's a lot to like in Windows Server 2012 R2, but the key question centers around how Microsoft will handle licensing, our reviewer says. That alone might be the gating factor for the eventual success of this OS release....
First look: Windows Server Blue beta shows compelling improvements
Yahoo revamps search with new look that 'combines utility with beauty'

Facebook opens up on platform growth, ads, and Parse, reveals 1B stories are being shared daily

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Six years ago, Facebook unveiled its Platform service to allow third-party developers to integrate its social graph into their apps. Today, the company has revealed its enormous growth: 550 million people are having social experiences each month and more than 1 billion stories are being shared daily. It also shared...
Facebook opens up on platform growth, ads, and Parse, reveals 1B stories are being shared daily
Facebook Pages Manager for iOS rebuilt for speed, gains emojis and stickers

Windows Phone Dev Centre will now allow multiple XAPs for the same Windows Phone 7 and 8 app

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Here is an interesting development for Windows Phone Developers. The latest improvements to the Windows Phone Dev Centre allows developers to basically publish two different apps for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 under the same name, with different app descriptions and screen shots. This allows developers to...
Windows Phone Dev Centre will now allow multiple XAPs for the same Windows Phone 7 and 8 app

Microsoft says Windows Phone 8 increased app submissions by 40%, to keep full staff on for holidays

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Microsoft on Wednesday announced a rather interesting statistic for Windows Phone 8: the launch of the platform in late October has resulted in a sustained 40% increase in Windows Phone app submissions. As a result, the company has decided to keep the Windows Phone Store open for business during the...
Microsoft says Windows Phone 8 increased app submissions by 40%, to keep full staff on for holidays

Bing Maps Adds Variety Of Hi-Res Image Improvements

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Bing Maps has announced a series of updates to its high-resolution imagery, including expanded coverage, better mapping of ocean floors, cloud filtering and more. The prime features that Bing is touting involve what it calls “top of the world” imagery — those hi-res, top-down... Please visit Search Engine Land for...
Bing Maps Adds Variety Of Hi-Res Image Improvements

Windows Phone Store adds Collections, Recommendations, Wallet, and Family controls

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Microsoft has unveiled a refreshed Windows Phone Store to coincide with the launch of Windows Phone 8, and the new storefront offers users several important improvements. Read the full story here....
Windows Phone Store adds Collections, Recommendations, Wallet, and Family controls
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