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Mailbox email app ditches reservation system, now available to everyone

Modern muggles rejoice! Harry Potter e-books finally on sale

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Author J.K. Rowling's "Pottermore" website has finally put the entire Harry Potter series on sale, including both digital audiobooks and e-books compatible with all major electronic book reading devices. Despite their massive popularity, Harry Potter books have remained off-limits to the Amazon Kindle store and other major e-book platforms....
Modern muggles rejoice! Harry Potter e-books finally on sale

Xbox Live account region migration is a go - you are now free to walk about the cabin

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Good news gamers: Xbox Live region migration is now fully live, meaning that if you move and change regions, you can now take your “gamerscore, unlocked achievements, any Microsoft Points already in your account and any remaining time on your Gold membership” with you, according to Microsoft’s Major Nelson. This...
Xbox Live account region migration is a go - you are now free to walk about the cabin

Google Says ‘Gchat’ Is Not a Word

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(nakedthanks.com) The term "Gchat" is used by everyone from you and your friends, to the bloggers at the New York Times, and, perhaps a little too often, in the pages the New York Observer. A recent cover story in New York magazine, "The Kids Are (Sort Of) All Right," conceived to be...
Google Says ‘Gchat’ Is Not a Word
Apple slips, BlackBerry slides and Windows Phone stalls in December

iPhone 5 Costs Roughly $0.41 Per Year to Charge

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Energy efficiency company Opower today released a study calculating the annual energy cost for charging the iPhone 5 at just $0.41. While any user's actual cost would vary based on use and electricity rates in their areas, Opower's estimate assumes a full charge once per day at a U.S. average...
iPhone 5 Costs Roughly $0.41 Per Year to Charge

Apple and Proview Face Off in Shanghai Court Over iPad Trademark

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While Proview has had some success in its battle against Apple's use of the "iPad" trademark in China with minor court decisions against local retailers, the two companies are now going directly head-to-head in a higher-profile case underway in Shanghai. There has been no decision in the case yet, but...
Apple and Proview Face Off in Shanghai Court Over iPad Trademark

Apple Is Not Going To Build A Search Engine, Keep Your Shirt On

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Can we all relax? We all know that rumors about Apple are more than a staple in technology, and especially the technology reporting realm. Even more, we all eat up what tech analysts say, even if it has entirely no basis in reality.The more crazy the pronouncement from an analyst, the more...
Apple Is Not Going To Build A Search Engine, Keep Your Shirt On
Christmas SMS volume growth shocks industry watchers

Windows 8′s Consumer Preview racks up 1 million downloads in 24 hours

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Microsoft’s Consumer Preview of its Windows 8 operating system has seen some 1 million downloads in its first day of availability. While not a surprising figure, given the massive popularity of Windows, the number underscores how critically important the upcoming piece of software is for the larger computing market. People...
Windows 8′s Consumer Preview racks up 1 million downloads in 24 hours

Nokia bounces back to profit on smartphone demand

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Finnish mobile phone maker makes profit of €439m against loss of nearly €1bn a year ago as smartphone sales reviveNokia has returned to profit, ending an 18-month spell during which it piled up losses of more than €4bn (£3.36bn).The Finnish mobile phone maker reported an operating profit of €439m, compared...
Nokia bounces back to profit on smartphone demand
Tumblr releasing new iOS app next week
Tumblr's Mobile App Finally Comes to Windows Phone

10 Y Combinator startups that didn't make it, but should've

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Y Combinator has invested in hundreds and hundreds of companies, and many of them have become quite successful. Reddit, Dropbox, Airbnb, Wufoo, Hipmunk, Loopt, Posterous, Heroku, and Scribd are just a few of the companies that are doing well today. But there are, naturally, many startups who don’t make it....
10 Y Combinator startups that didn't make it, but should've
Instagram top of iOS App Store for the first time in wake of Facebook acquisition

E-book readership rises sharply

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The number of Americans reading electronic books rose sharply over the last year while the population of printed book readers slightly declined, according to a survey. The trend highlights the massive popularity of e-readers and tablets that have flooded homes and schools in the past year. About 33 percent of...
E-book readership rises sharply

Pinterest clones flooding China

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Pinterest clones have flooded China's web world - only months after the social image-sharing website reached massive popularity....
Pinterest clones flooding China
Mary Meeker Gives Surprise Mid-Year Internet Trends Report: Android Adoption Ramping Up 6X Faster Than iPhone
For one researcher, Twitter proves a valuable tool in tracking spread of illness
Reddit served 37 billion pageviews last year, President Obama's AMA was most popular post
Windows 8 music and video apps: Integration with Xbox, new life for Zune

Apple to Introduce Third MacBook Line with Retina Display at WWDC?

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KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today issued a new report outlining his belief that Apple's thinner, Retina-equipped Mac notebook will arrive next week as a new model, referring to the machine simply as a "MacBook". Kuo believes that this MacBook will be offered alongside upgraded versions of the existing 13-inch...
Apple to Introduce Third MacBook Line with Retina Display at WWDC?

‘Photo and video’ is the fastest growing mobile app category, according to Flurry report

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Mobile analytics company Flurry has published some pretty interesting insights on the growing popularity of apps by category, revealing that ‘photo and video’ is the fastest growing in terms of time spent using them. Flurry tapped a sample of 8 million mobile users across all application categories, with its analytics...
‘Photo and video’ is the fastest growing mobile app category, according to Flurry report
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