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Office for Android and iOS purportedly caught in screenshots, won't lure away Surface loyalists

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We're wondering if Microsoft is a master of the non-denial. While it has twice downplayed rumors of an upcoming Office for competing mobile platforms, supposed new screenshots and details from The Verge hint that the Redmond team's use of the word "inaccurate" wasn't a flat-out rejection. The Android and...
Office for Android and iOS purportedly caught in screenshots, won't lure away Surface loyalists

Outlook.com exits preview with 60 million active users, Hotmail UI to be retired this summer

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It's been so long since Microsoft launched Outlook.com that we forgot it was technically in preview mode. Well, that ended today, at 12:01AM ET on the dot. The company just announced that the email service is no longer in beta, and that the site has racked up 60 million...
Outlook.com exits preview with 60 million active users, Hotmail UI to be retired this summer

BlackBerry Says Z10 Appeals to Platform Newbies

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Charting BlackBerry’s performance as it mounts its long-promised comeback is no easy feat. The company’s new Z10 smartphone has been available in some markets for nearly a month now, and it has yet to announce any hard sales figures, saying only that early sales are much better than some numbers...
BlackBerry Says Z10 Appeals to Platform Newbies

Samsung Shoots for Social Fun, Suffers Foot Wound

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I’m not sure who at Samsung thought this would be a good idea, but the company recently got all social and asked Facebook users which electronic gadget they’d want if they were stranded on an island. (Let’s pause here for a second. How long have you been using the Internet?...
Samsung Shoots for Social Fun, Suffers Foot Wound

JCPenney Had A Huge Social Media Apology Tour This Week

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In case you missed JCPenney's new commercial, the retailer is really, really, really sorry for its admitted "mistakes" and is begging customers to come back. But the apology tour isn't limited to the airwaves. This week JCPenney has unrolled a massive social media initiative to try to win loyalists back....
JCPenney Had A Huge Social Media Apology Tour This Week

Google enhances local web search for US iPad users

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Google added a new feature to its web search for US iPad users on Tuesday. In addition to traditional web results, this new enhancement displays a virtual carousel with reviews and photos that detail local businesses matching your query. Selecting an image card reveals additional information, including a map...
Google enhances local web search for US iPad users
Apple’s New Fraud Problem: Cracked Walls and Broken Promises

Microsoft gifting 10-year anniversary Xbox 360s to long-term Xbox Live loyalists

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Microsoft's offering a hearty thank you to some of its longest running Xbox Live members with the handsome limited edition Xbox 360 seen above -- totally gratis -- celebrating this month's 10 year Xbox Live anniversary. Director of Xbox programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb posted box to his Twitter...
Microsoft gifting 10-year anniversary Xbox 360s to long-term Xbox Live loyalists

New Hangouts App Conflicts With Google Voice Feature; Fix Coming

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Last week was a big week for Google+ — the company revamped its stream to look much more Pinteresting, beefed up its photo capabilities to the nth degree, and unified Google’s messaging product across multiple platforms, now dubbed the “new Hangouts.” There’s just one problem with the last feature: Upgrading...
New Hangouts App Conflicts With Google Voice Feature; Fix Coming
Syria Is Off the Internet Amid Fighting in Damascus

A Guy Figured Out How To Send Emails By Playing Guitar

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A creative at Wieden + Kennedy, the agency that brought us Old Spice's "Man Your Man Could Smell Like" and the new Facebook ads, has invented something amazing: a way to write an email by playing guitar. David Neveel says that since everyone is always busy, trapped in front of a...
A Guy Figured Out How To Send Emails By Playing Guitar

YouTube to Power New Media Businesses of the Future? Maybe.

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Life is good at YouTube. It’s already the largest video network globally and the second largest search engine — and with over half of content marketers migrating an increasing share of their $40b+ budgets to video in 2013, YouTube is now uniquely positioned to become the go-to platform for building...
YouTube to Power New Media Businesses of the Future? Maybe.
STARBUCKS EXEC: 'We Know Who You Are, We Know How You're Different From Others' (SBUX)

Preorders For TheGaming-Focused Razer Edge Tablet Start March 1st, Prices Start At $999

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Surface Pro fanboys, Take notice. Your hot little tablet will soon be the runner-up in the ever-growing category of “incredibly expensive Windows 8 tablets aimed at a tiny, but rabid demographic”. Razer just announced that the Edge and Edge Pro gaming tablet will ship in late March, with the startup accepting...
Preorders For TheGaming-Focused Razer Edge Tablet Start March 1st, Prices Start At $999

HP takes Open webOS 1.0 live, shows it supersized on a TouchSmart (video)

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WebOS loyalists have been waiting a long, long time for HP's September launch of Open webOS, but the company has made good on its promise with not a moment to spare. Open webOS 1.0 is now available with core browser and e-mail apps, the Enyo 2.0 framework and enough...
HP takes Open webOS 1.0 live, shows it supersized on a TouchSmart (video)

Twitter narrows TweetDeck AIR and mobile app shutdowns to May 7th

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Twitter has been warning for weeks that it would shut down TweetDeck's AIR and mobile apps sometime in early May, but it didn't say exactly when loyalists would finally have to move on. The company now has a firm date: May 7th. In just over two weeks, Twitter will...
Twitter narrows TweetDeck AIR and mobile app shutdowns to May 7th

If the new iPad is "hot," what do you call a MacBook Pro?

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The heat generated by Consumer Reports' thermal test is likely to dissipate quickly  Source: Consumer Reports Mike Daisey owes Consumer Reports' Donna Tapellini a thank-you note for diverting attention -- at least briefly -- from his malfeasances with her preliminary report on the new iPad. CR engineers discovered -- and on...
If the new iPad is "hot," what do you call a MacBook Pro?

In Race to Beat iPhone, One Android Weighs In

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Android phones have an identity problem: Few people know one model from another. There are exceptions to the rule, including Samsung’s Galaxy line, which managed to bring a phone of the same name to all four major carriers, and Verizon’s Droid, which has been a hit. The rest have been...
In Race to Beat iPhone, One Android Weighs In

Hackers 'disable Hong Kong civil referendum website'

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Poll set up to gauge how people would vote if election for territory's chief executive were democraticHackers have disabled an independent Hong Kong "civil referendum" aimed at gauging how people might have voted if allowed in a scandal-ridden, undemocratic leadership election on Sunday, the director of the initiative has told...
Hackers 'disable Hong Kong civil referendum website'

Samsung Galaxy S III leaked in purple, pegged for April release on Sprint

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Starting next month, Sprint loyalists will likely be able to get their paws around the Galaxy S 4. Or, if the budget has been a bit tight, a brand new Galaxy S III. The image above has been posted by the typically-reliable evleaks, showing off a heretofore unannounced purple...
Samsung Galaxy S III leaked in purple, pegged for April release on Sprint

The Plasticky BlackBerry Q5 Is Not The Mid-Tier Hero Handset BB10 Needs To Save It

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In some ways the Qwerty-packing Q5, with its throwback BlackBerry looks, is a far more important device for BlackBerry than its current flagship, the all-touch Z10. Or the premium-priced Qwerty-clad Q10. The mid-tier Q5 should be priced to shift — because that’s what BlackBerry needs to happen to start regaining the ground...
The Plasticky BlackBerry Q5 Is Not The Mid-Tier Hero Handset BB10 Needs To Save It

LG E980 arrives in the FCC's database with LTE: is this the Optimus G Pro for AT&T?

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It's reported that the E980 is LG's codename for the Optimus G Pro (considering that the E970 is the Optimus G), and while we've already reviewed the global variant, it sure looks as if AT&T is setting itself up to carry the handset here in the US of A....
LG E980 arrives in the FCC's database with LTE: is this the Optimus G Pro for AT&T?

Get Your Google Back: a hilarious video meant for Windows 8 converts

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For those unaware, Windows 8 went on sale today. If all goes well, millions upon millions of Wintel users will be switching the latest OS in the coming months, and there's a giant in Mountain View that's severely concerned about the future of your searches. You see, Microsoft has...
Get Your Google Back: a hilarious video meant for Windows 8 converts

WinZip iOS App Tops 500K Downloads In 8 Days

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The WinZip iOS app, which lets you crack open .zip files from your iDevice, has only spent a short time on the App Store (and by short, I mean, like, a week). But there’s already plenty to brag about. The app saw over 30,000 downloads on Day One, and nearly...
WinZip iOS App Tops 500K Downloads In 8 Days

Lenovo faces uphill battle in U.S. smartphone market

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A Lenovo phone currently on sale in Asia. ThinkPad loyalists may be in for a real treat soon: The current owner of the brand says it wants to bring Lenovo-brand smartphones to the U.S.within a year. It's not as wild an idea as it may seem to those who...
Lenovo faces uphill battle in U.S. smartphone market

The iPhone 5 dock connector conundrum

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Evidence mounts that Apple will shrink the dock connector in the iPhone 5, a change that will obsolete a decade of accessories but allow Apple to retain the tight control over the broad and diverse ecosystem that iOS devices have created.Reuters is the latest to report that the 30-pin connector at...
The iPhone 5 dock connector conundrum
After Seducing 1M Little Monsters For Lady Gaga, Backplane Expands To Spawn More Fan Clubs

Twitter Power Users: "Discover Page Changes Aren't For Us"

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Twitter always risks ticking off long-term loyalists of the microblogging site when it makes any sort of overhaul. In the past six months alone, it has gotten a lukewarm reaction for a previous redesign and taken heat for changes it made to TweetDeck. So when Twitter started May by announcing the...
Twitter Power Users: "Discover Page Changes Aren't For Us"

4 Ways Non-Profits Can Use Google Buzz

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Geoff Livingston co-founded Zoetica to focus on cause-related work, and released an award-winning book on new media Now is Gone in 2007.Despite some initial flaws, Google Buzz continues to show promise as a social marketing platform. It has a significant (though somewhat latent) user base, with an increasing number...
4 Ways Non-Profits Can Use Google Buzz

Facebook Plucks At Twitter With Launch Of News Feed Interest Lists

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Appealing to power users and Twitter loyalists, Facebook today lets users start creating and subscribing to “Interest Lists”. You can view updates from these collections of Pages and public figures in a dedicated news feed. They’ll be discoverable through suggestions of popular list and those created by friends. Rolling out...
Facebook Plucks At Twitter With Launch Of News Feed Interest Lists
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