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Is it time to say ‘goodbye’ to Siri?

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There are a few apps on my iPhone that are there just to show other people how cool the iPhone is. They aren’t useful really, except that when people want to see the iPhone they make for a great demo. Examples for me are Weather HD, CardFlick, Compass, Heart Rate...
Is it time to say ‘goodbye’ to Siri?

iTunes 11.0.1 released, resurrects duplicate song tool and solves other performance bugs

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Barely a fortnight after Apple unleashed iTunes 11 into the wild, the software's first notable update is making its way into OS X's Software Update. While only bumping it to v11.0.1, the refresh adds the ability to easily weed out duplicate items in one's iTunes library -- a feature...
iTunes 11.0.1 released, resurrects duplicate song tool and solves other performance bugs

Microsoft Has Updated Its Logo For The First Time In 25 Years (MSFT)

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Microsoft has introduced its new logo, changing it for the first time in 25 years. It's modeled to look reminiscent of its Windows 8 "Metro" interface, and it's the company's first logo that makes use of color. Jeff Hansen, Microsoft's general manager of brand strategy, told the Seattle Times that...
Microsoft Has Updated Its Logo For The First Time In 25 Years (MSFT)

Living with Glass, Day Four: Canyon Carving

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More Info Living with Google Glass, Day One: The Reveal Living with Google Glass, Day Two: Around the House Living with Google Glass, Day Three: Security Checkpoint Finally, the flash of newness is wearing off. It's taken a few days, but the initial novelty of Glass, enjoying wearing it...
Living with Glass, Day Four: Canyon Carving

The New iPad Really Is Freaking Awesome (AAPL)

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This isn't journalism. This isn't a formal review. This is my snap reaction to a weekend with the new iPad. And my snap reaction is this: Holy moly, it is awesome. I've had an original iPad since the first day it was out on the market. I liked using...
The New iPad Really Is Freaking Awesome (AAPL)

SoundExchange & A2IM Sued For Antitrust Violations By Sirius

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Well, well. Last fall, we discussed how Sirius XM was aiming to cut out SoundExchange and try to do deals directly with labels for performance rights. There's some history here. SoundExchange was set up and spun out of the RIAA specifically to collect performance royalties from Sirius XM and emerging...
SoundExchange & A2IM Sued For Antitrust Violations By Sirius
What’s Facebook mean for early developers? Huge traffic, apparently.

“We’re So So Sorry”: An Apology Form Letter For Startups

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Sometimes it really does seem like we live in the Wild West of the digital age, the rules of the Internet get made up as we go along. Due to the newness, it seems like there’s a scandal per week in tech startup land, and, because of social media, the...
“We’re So So Sorry”: An Apology Form Letter For Startups

Eight Questions for Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola

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A few hours later and a short distance uptown from today’s joint announcement by Nokia and Microsoft in New York today, Google and Motorola — now technically a subsidiary of Google — had their own bits of mobile phone news to share. There are three new members of the Droid...
Eight Questions for Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola

Data, at last: Native ads are killing it, say the sellers of native ads

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Amid all the hype about native advertising and its potential to save the world (or at least, the media world), we’ve been missing one thing: proof. Part of the issue is related to the IAB. The Interactive Advertising Board validates various digital ad units and like any big governing body....
Data, at last: Native ads are killing it, say the sellers of native ads

Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean binaries added to AOSP

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Barely a fortnight after the Android 4.2 binaries were added to the Android Open Source Project database, here comes Android 4.2.1. It appears as if the files have been uploaded for the Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Galaxy Nexus (Verizon model included), but the Nexus 4 is being omitted for...
Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean binaries added to AOSP

Project Glass is absolutely a mainstream product, and not just for “oversharers”

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Sure, we don’t know much about Google’s Project Glass right now. All we can do is imagine and wonder about all of the crazy things we can do with it, like jump out of a plane and share it with an audience in real-time. Unfortunately, the demonstration clouded many people’s...
Project Glass is absolutely a mainstream product, and not just for “oversharers”

Don't Put a (Twitter) Bird On It: Innovation Needs Cultural Change, Too

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Don't forget the whole universe of newness that exists beyond the computer chip....
Don't Put a (Twitter) Bird On It: Innovation Needs Cultural Change, Too

Rumgr brings community to its local commerce mobile app

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Local commerce app Rumgr recently released its first major update since its launch in February, adding new social features in hopes to become a player in the mobile social commerce market. Rumgr is an iPhone-only app that allows users to buy and sell new and used goods on mobile. The...
Rumgr brings community to its local commerce mobile app
Microsoft unveils its new logo, 25 years after the original

Palm Pre Plus first to score 5/5 on Attack of the Show

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Attack of the Show might be a bit late to the reviewing the Palm Pre Plus game, but we know there are a lot of people that watch the popular program on G4TV. So we’ll let you know that the Chris Hardwick and Alison Haislip on Attack of the...
Palm Pre Plus first to score 5/5 on Attack of the Show

In today's venture world, self-discipline is a virtue and denial is a red flag

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There has been a pretty large response to our post about the Series A crunch last week. I don’t know what’s more surprising: That so few people argue with the premise or that there are actually one or two who try to downplay or outright dismiss it in the face...
In today's venture world, self-discipline is a virtue and denial is a red flag
Circl.es: Meet The Latest Dating Site That Uses Facebook To Help You Find Love

We Are All Augmented-Reality-Style Banksys Now

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Itching to spray a wall with graffiti but not down with the whole civil disobedience thing? All together now: There's an app for that.Wallit is a new location-aware app which advertises itself with the tagline "walls for places." Essentially it lets its users place a digital Post-it note, or an...
We Are All Augmented-Reality-Style Banksys Now

TinyVox & the End of Voicemail

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Last week, I got a kind of tweet I hadn't seen before. It was an audio-tweet from TinyVox, an app for iOS and Android that lets users send voice messages to anyone on the Web or just keep them as memos. That doesn't sound like a new idea, but that's...
TinyVox & the End of Voicemail
Google Play Android app updated with sortable reviews

Exclusive look at Vampire Season, Brainz Games tower defense title with a twist

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Columbian developer Brainz Games is betting that quirky humor and surprisingly deep gameplay will help it conquer the tower defense genre with its game, Vampire Season. Due to be released as a universal app for iPhone and iPad the end of March, it will be in the first wave of...
Exclusive look at Vampire Season, Brainz Games tower defense title with a twist

Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100) getting Android 4.1.2 update

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Everyone loves a software update right? Even better when it's an official one. So, Galaxy Note II owners will be pleased as punch to know that Android 4.1.2 is now finding its way to the international variant (GT-N7100) of the handset. You might not think a 0.0.1 refresh will...
Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100) getting Android 4.1.2 update

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Localized Mobile Marketing Is On The Rise

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Mobile Insights is a new daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. National Brands Find Local Affiliates Lacking In Mobile Marketing (eMarketer)National brands' investment in local digital marketing is on the rise. According to local-marketing automation company Balihoo's...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Localized Mobile Marketing Is On The Rise

Custom PC builder says vast majority of customers are still picking Windows 7

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Ah, the good old days: The familiar Windows 7 desktop. What happens when PC buyers have the option to avoid Windows 8? Upwards of 80 percent of them go with Windows 7. That, at least, is what’s happening at Puget Systems, an independent PC builder in the Seattle area specializing in high-performance...
Custom PC builder says vast majority of customers are still picking Windows 7

Let Me Upgrade You: Why Is Lady Gaga Using a Blackberry 8500?

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The offending technology (via Twitter) As far as we can gather, Lady Gaga's entire public persona is a celebration of newness and novelty. Sure, there's healthy dose of recycled Euro dance beats and a certain nostalgia for the chameleon-like stylings of one Madonna Ciccone, but this is not a chick who...
Let Me Upgrade You: Why Is Lady Gaga Using a Blackberry 8500?

MUNSTER: Apple Will Sell 1-1.5 Million iPad Minis This Weekend (AAPL)

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Apple analyst Gene Munster is forecasting 1-1.5 million iPad minis sold over opening weekend. Here's the explanation, more to come: We believe Apple could sell 1-1.5 million iPad Minis this weekend, which compares with 3 million 3rd Gen iPads sold in its launch weekend in March. Our estimate includes pre-ordered...
MUNSTER: Apple Will Sell 1-1.5 Million iPad Minis This Weekend (AAPL)
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