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BlackBerry Issues First Software Update To BlackBerry 10

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BlackBerry is issuing the first software update to its BlackBerry 10 operating system this morning to address usability issues concerning apps, camera, calendar, contacts, browser and, perhaps most importantly, battery life. Apps Optimization & Camera Upgrade The biggest complaints that initial users of the BlackBerry Z10 have voiced have revolved...
BlackBerry Issues First Software Update To BlackBerry 10
The Galaxy S III is a huge hit, but usage in the U.S. still lags way behind iPhone

Google I/O: Android 4.1, aka Jelly Bean, Will Have Responsive Widgets, Offline Voice Typing

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Photo by Eliot Weisberg/ReadWriteWeb. Creative Commons licensed. Barra introduced engineering director Dave Burke to demonstrate the new features of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. He showed off Project Butter, Google's effort to make the transitions and animations in the operating system run at a smooth 60 frames per second everywhere. A...
Google I/O: Android 4.1, aka Jelly Bean, Will Have Responsive Widgets, Offline Voice Typing

Developer Sees Quick Adoption of iOS 5.1 Amongst Users

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iOS developer David Smith has been posting iOS version stats for his Universal app Audiobooks [Direct Link]. Smith gets about 100,000 weekly downloads to both his paid and free versions and believes it is a statistically meaningful data set. With the launch of iOS 5.1 on March 7th, 2012, Smith...
Developer Sees Quick Adoption of iOS 5.1 Amongst Users

Google Chrome browser hits top spot in iOS free apps

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Less than 12 hours after initial release, Google Chrome is the number one free application on the iOS App Store. The new Webkit-based browser app supports the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, and requires iOS 4.3 or greater. The iOS version shares its features with the desktop versions, which are...
Google Chrome browser hits top spot in iOS free apps

Facebook's Team of Former Apple Engineers Focused on Improving iOS App

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Last month, The New York Times reported that Facebook has been working on a major overhaul of its iOS app, seeking to improve performance by transitioning from the current HTML5-based app to a native Objective-C one. At the time, Facebook was said to be releasing the app the following month....
Facebook's Team of Former Apple Engineers Focused on Improving iOS App
Get excited: Brain-bending platformer Fez finally coming to Steam (and OS X!)
That was fast: OS X Mountain Lion running on 1 of every 10 Macs

MetaLab Updates Ballpark to Help Small Businesses, But Don't Call it a Revolution

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This is awkward. Just one day after Sarah explained why there hasn’t been a small business software revolution, MetaLab has decided to update its long-standing invoicing app aimed at – you guessed it – freelancers and small businesses, Ballpark. Based in the maybe-not-so-great White North, MetaLab has been working on this Ballpark...
MetaLab Updates Ballpark to Help Small Businesses, But Don't Call it a Revolution

Moog Music tacks on Grateful Dead expansion pack to Animoog 2.0 for $4.99 (video)

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Late last week, Moog Music rolled out version 2.0 of its Animoog synthesizer app for Apple's slate. Now, the Asheville, North Carolina outfit is adding a truckload of new sounds less than a week after the initial release. The Grateful Dead Expansion Pack is now available for the iPad...
Moog Music tacks on Grateful Dead expansion pack to Animoog 2.0 for $4.99 (video)

Alex Payne: The Moderate’s Position on iPad Openness

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Alex Payne: The Moderate’s Position on iPad Openness

Turbo: Yandex rolls out new version of its browser with built-in data compression

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Russian internet firm Yandex has begun automatically updating its browser to version 1.1, which includes the Turbo technology, licensed earlier by Opera Software. The new feature is aimed at users with weak Internet connections, automatically compressing data that is being downloaded. Yandex Browser 1.1 was rolled out about a month...
Turbo: Yandex rolls out new version of its browser with built-in data compression

Why Flash failed on Android, and what it means for Adobe

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Something happened yesterday that seemed unthinkable a year ago — Adobe gave up on Flash Player for mobile devices. As you were chugging through another Wednesday, Adobe quietly removed the Flash plug-in from the Google Play Store, effectively admitting defeat. The sad thing is, it should have happened a long...
Why Flash failed on Android, and what it means for Adobe

Google's Knowledge Graph search tool comes to Sweden, shows information instantly in the sidebar

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Google is rolling out its Knowledge Graph product in Sweden today, allowing users to see a small batch of information related to their search query instantaneously in the sidebar. Knowledge Graph was announced in May last year and launched globally in August – so why it’s taken this long to...
Google's Knowledge Graph search tool comes to Sweden, shows information instantly in the sidebar

WikiLeaks publishes Stratfor files linked to Anonymous attack

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Website says total cache amounts to millions of emails exposing the global trade in intelligenceWikiLeaks has begun releasing a cache of what it says are 5.5m emails obtained from the servers of Stratfor, a US-based intelligence gathering firm  with about 300,000 subscribers.The whistleblowing site has released 167 emails in its...
WikiLeaks publishes Stratfor files linked to Anonymous attack

Lionsgate teams up with Samsung to convert more films to 3D, starts with Gamer, Crank and Bangkok Dangerous

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Got a 3D TV? You've probably noticed that not all depth perception is equal. It's true, not all films have the privilege of being shot in 3D -- many are converted in post production, and more still make the switch years after their initial release. Lionsgate and Samsung are...
Lionsgate teams up with Samsung to convert more films to 3D, starts with Gamer, Crank and Bangkok Dangerous

Google Buzz Comes to Seesmic and TweetDeck

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Interest in Google Buzz has been dwindling ever since its initial release, but that could soon change. Today Google announced that a number of notable web and desktop applications — like TweetDeck, Seesmic, Plancast and Boxee — have integrated Google Buzz via the new Google Buzz API.What this means...
Google Buzz Comes to Seesmic and TweetDeck

Why Do Americans Hate Technological Change?

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Dan Lyon's provocative question about Why Do American's Hate Android And Love Apple?, got me to thinking about even larger questions involving my fellow countrymen's relationship to technology. Schuler, in his 2003 paper, "Resistance to Change," lays out ten reasons why people resist change. His first two points may help...
Why Do Americans Hate Technological Change?

Where’s My Perry?, The Amazing Spider-Man and more on this week’s Android app charts

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The very top of the Android charts were once again dominated by apps we’ve seen many times before. However, some new apps managed to make impressive debuts, most likely because of the popularity and support of the bigger franchises behind them. Gameloft’s The Amazing Spider-Man benefited from a simultaneous release...
Where’s My Perry?, The Amazing Spider-Man and more on this week’s Android app charts

Visualplanet's Touchfoil Turns Virtually Any Surface into a Virtual One (i.e. a Touchscreen)

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Touchfoil is a proprietary technology that is designed to turn any large area of glass—a retail display window was their inspiration—into a "huge interactive surface that behaves just like the latest tablet devices." The transparent film can be fitted (or retrofitted) to the inside or underside of any nonmetallic...
Visualplanet's Touchfoil Turns Virtually Any Surface into a Virtual One (i.e. a Touchscreen)
Sierra Wireless aims at Ultrabooks with ultra-thin LTE module
Review: Orcs Must Die 2 encourages you to share your tower defending

Windows Phone 7 future features

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During last month's Microsoft's DevDays in The Hague, Charlie Kindel, a Windows Phone 7 Development Team member, sat down with Tweakers.net and discussed, in part, future features for Windows Phone 7 and Microsoft expects to deliver them.Kindel stated that the initial release of Windows Phone 7 will not be feature...
Windows Phone 7 future features
Report Claims Union Square Ventures Made $253M Off Tumblr; Millions for Early Employees

Analyst Mark Mulligan On The New "Agile Music" #MIDEM

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From Cannes by Stuart Dredge for Midem content partner Music Ally. Find them at musically.com and @musically. On Monday, Music analyst Mark Mulligan  today shared is theory of "Agile Music" - how music products need to evolve in "the age of mass customization". Mulligan said that the decline and...
Analyst Mark Mulligan On The New "Agile Music" #MIDEM
ActiveState buys Appsecute for its social devops smarts

Pentax 645D Gets 40MP, May Release Date…In Japan

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Pentax today detailed specs for their soon to be released 645D, a DSLR with a Kodak manufactured 40MP lens. The unit uses a SAFOX IX+ autofocus system with 11 sensor points, a semi-rugged body and 70 seals to prevent damage by dust, water and low temperatures. The camera also...
Pentax 645D Gets 40MP, May Release Date…In Japan
Interplay's Brian Fargo finds fan funding for Wasteland sequel

Nokia PureView 808 is running 124 hours late, due in India June 5th

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A countdown timer has appeared at an official-looking Indian PureView site, indicating that the 41-megapixel camera (with a twist of smartphone) should arrive in that country on June 5th. The last we heard it was scheduled for initial release in India and Russia sometime in May, but being late...
Nokia PureView 808 is running 124 hours late, due in India June 5th

Android Jelly Bean hits 13.6% adoption

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Android Jelly Bean hits 13.6% adoption: Emil Protalinski of The Next Web: The bigger picture is still the same though: Gingerbread (released December 2010) is first, ICS (October 2011) is second, the latest and greatest Jelly Beans (June 2012 and November 2012) are third, and Froyo (May 2010) is fourth....
Android Jelly Bean hits 13.6% adoption
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