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Dell Continues Quest For Software Domination

Microsoft intros System Center 2012, names Windows Server 8

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Microsoft at its Management Summit in Las Vegas on Tuesday introduced the latest version of its system management environment, System Center 2012. Microsoft Corporate VP Brad Anderson said the new software would let system administrators launch a private cloud infrastructure in about 30 seconds. It will offer two console views:...
Microsoft intros System Center 2012, names Windows Server 8

Bump Aims to Ease Sharing Files Between Phones and PCs

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Bump, the program best known for letting people share photos and contacts from one phone to another, is expanding further onto the desktop. With a new software update, photos, contacts and other types of files can now be shared between phones and computers (both Mac and Windows). Bump had previously...
Bump Aims to Ease Sharing Files Between Phones and PCs

Connectify combines Wi-Fi, 4G into a superfast wireless pipe

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Connectify made a big splash in 2009 when it began offering software that would turn a Windows 7 PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot – long before such mobile hotspot features became common. Now the Philadelphia-based startup plans to pull the same trick in reverse. Instead of distributing a single broadband...
Connectify combines Wi-Fi, 4G into a superfast wireless pipe
Google's 'Roboto' font for Android is available for download

Sorry, Apple Fans, No More New Product Launches For Longer Than Anyone Can Even Imagine...*

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Those who draw some self-esteem from being the first of their friends to get new Apple gadgets are going to have to find a new source of identity for a while. Why? Because unless Apple pulls a rabbit out of a hat next winter in the form of a...
Sorry, Apple Fans, No More New Product Launches For Longer Than Anyone Can Even Imagine...*

Old Lumias get Nokia's new City Lens augmented reality app

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One of the more innovative features of Nokia’s new Lumia phones is now available for prior models. The company released its City Lens software to the Windows Phone Marketplace; free for Lumia 710, 800 and 900 handsets. The app, in beta since May, uses augmented reality to provide on-screen information...
Old Lumias get Nokia's new City Lens augmented reality app

Xbox 360 spring update rolling out to some now, everyone else next week

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It doesn't bring quite the overhaul that previous updates have, but at least some Xbox 360 users should be seeing a new software update available the next time they turn on their console. Xbox's Major Nelson confirmed on Twitter today that the spring update is rolling out to "a...
Xbox 360 spring update rolling out to some now, everyone else next week

New Firmware for Samsung's Line of Blu-ray Players

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We're spreading the word about new software intended for Samsung's new line of Blu-ray players, which also includes the splendid aluminum body 3D models. If you're a fan of extreme video quality and have decided to enter the world of Blu-ray fidelity, good for you! But if you're also thinking...
New Firmware for Samsung's Line of Blu-ray Players

Tim Cook apologises for iOS 6 Maps in open letter, suggests users try Google, Nokia and other mapping apps

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Following the less than enthusiastic response to its new mapping application in iOS 6, Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent a heartfelt letter to customers apologising for not being able to “deliver the best experience possible to our customers” and that it “fell short on this commitment.” In the letter, Cook says that Apple...
Tim Cook apologises for iOS 6 Maps in open letter, suggests users try Google, Nokia and other mapping apps

Facial Recognition Technology Is Now Available For Google Glass

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The new software from Lamda Labs, who are based in San Francisco, raises the prospect of never forgetting a face again, and also of internet recommendations for who Google Glass wearers should meet at large social gatherings. It will launch to computer programmers in days. Google has been at pains to...
Facial Recognition Technology Is Now Available For Google Glass

Apple’s Television

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People have been talking about an Apple television for the last couple of years, but nobody knows for sure if the company will actually make one or not. I wouldn’t count Apple out of that market. I’ve long held that Apple will enter markets that it feels it can make...
Apple’s Television

Chrome for Android improves with desktop view and more

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Google’s Chrome browser for Android is still in beta, yet it keeps improving quickly. The software launched in early February and has seen a few updates; the latest being on Tuesday. The browser, only supported on Android 4.0 smartphones and tablets, gains support for 31 additional languages and adds new...
Chrome for Android improves with desktop view and more
Autonomy explains just how large ‘big data’ is (infographic)

Microsoft announces AirPlay-like “SmartGlass” wireless streaming app for Xbox

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Microsoft just wrapped up its presentation at this year’s E3 event and while we didn’t hear anything about iOS support for its new cross-platform Xbox Music service, the company did confirm Xbox SmartGlass would be coming to Apple devices. SmartGlass incorporates at least some AirPlay-like features, allowing users to send...
Microsoft announces AirPlay-like “SmartGlass” wireless streaming app for Xbox
With Windows Blue, Microsoft looks to take a page out of Apple's Mac OS X playbook
Startup Plugs Gmail Into GitHub Into HipChat Into…

Nest 2.0: Slimmer, sleeker thermostat smarter than ever

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The latest thermostat from the "Father of the iPod" is 20 percent thinner and works with nearly all home heating or cooling systems. New software also is smarter than previous version. [Read more]...
Nest 2.0: Slimmer, sleeker thermostat smarter than ever

Have a new software idea? FundaGeek wants to help fund it.

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It's one thing to have a good idea for a new piece of software, but raising the funds necessary to bring it to life is a whole separate challenge. Crowdfunding can offer a nice solution, and platforms like Kickstarter and--more recently--Selfstarter can sometimes help. On Thursday, however, a brand-new...
Have a new software idea? FundaGeek wants to help fund it.

8 Reasons Microsoft's Surface Is Better Than The iPad (AAPL, MSFT)

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The Surface is here, ready to shake up the tablet space. Is it worth giving up your iPad for Microsoft's new tablet--or opting for one instead of the market leader, if you're a first-time buyer? This is just the beginning for the Surface line: Right now, you can buy a...
8 Reasons Microsoft's Surface Is Better Than The iPad (AAPL, MSFT)

Oracle beats estimates with fiscal Q2 revenues of $9.1 billion and earnings per share of $0.64

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Today Oracle reported its fiscal second quarter financial performance, with revenues of $9.1 billion and earnings per share of $0.64. Analysts on the street had expected revenue of $9.02 billion, and earnings per share of $0.61. Those earnings per share figures are non-GAAP figures. On a GAAP basis, the company earned $0.53 per...
Oracle beats estimates with fiscal Q2 revenues of $9.1 billion and earnings per share of $0.64
Can Apple get away with another "S" iPhone?
Facebook: Go forth, Chat Heads, and tell everyone that we've improved at mobile

Nokia Fixes Lumia 900 Data Woes Ahead Of Schedule With New Software Update

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Nokia certainly didn’t waste any time when it came to fixing that pesky data connection bug that popped up in a new first-run Lumia 900s. Just two days after Nokia acknowledged the issue and pledged to make things right, they’ve already made that critical update available to those in need....
Nokia Fixes Lumia 900 Data Woes Ahead Of Schedule With New Software Update

Baby Monitor of the Future? MIT Scientists Create Program That Makes a Person's Heartbeat Visible

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By dramatizing subtle changes, new software makes it possible to see motions that are normally imperceptible to us....
Baby Monitor of the Future? MIT Scientists Create Program That Makes a Person's Heartbeat Visible

Apple Testing iOS 6.0.1 with Fixes for Keyboard Screen Glitch, Camera Flash Issues, and More

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BGR reports that Apple has begun carrier testing of iOS 6.0.1, the first bug fix update to iOS 6 since its release just over a month ago. According to the report, iOS 6.0.1 addresses several issues including a visual glitch most commonly seen on the iPhone keyboard when entering an...
Apple Testing iOS 6.0.1 with Fixes for Keyboard Screen Glitch, Camera Flash Issues, and More

SwiftKey updates Android keyboard alternative to add multiple-word swiping and new languages

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Today SwiftKey released the fourth iteration of its predictive text keyboard replacement for Android, adding a Swype-esque Flow Through Space feature that processes multiple words in a single swipe. In short, once you settle into the new SwiftKey, your typing speed will go up. SwiftKey has had its continuous typing...
SwiftKey updates Android keyboard alternative to add multiple-word swiping and new languages

AMD announces Temash, Kabini, Richland, and Kaveri APUs at CES 2013

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AMD's press event here in Vegas just wrapped up, and if there's a single acronym to describe everything that we witnessed, it's this: APU. The two highlights were codenamed Temash and Kabini, two products that the company is touting as its first true system-on-chip APUs. In fact, each of...
AMD announces Temash, Kabini, Richland, and Kaveri APUs at CES 2013

Microsoft could bring curved, one-handed software keyboard to Windows Phone

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As with 8Pen and Flit, we’ve seen more than a few unconventional mobile keyboards. The latest oddball effort, however, could come from Microsoft. Windows Phone gadget blog WMPowerUser has unearthed a leaked screenshot of a new keyboard, which was taken from a Microsoft Research presentation. Unlike most keyboards, Microsoft’s...
Microsoft could bring curved, one-handed software keyboard to Windows Phone

Gadgetwise Blog: Adobe's Photoshop CS6 is Free, for Now

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Adobe is giving beta testers a free copy of Photoshop CS6. It will have all the features, but once the new software comes out, they will have to buy a copy if they want to keep using it....
Gadgetwise Blog: Adobe's Photoshop CS6 is Free, for Now
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