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odds and ends

This week at Microsoft: The odds and ends edition

thenextweb.com
Hello fellow technology travelers. With this weekly roundup, I try to pick a few themes to guide the post. Say, Windows 8, and its various newsy bits. This week that was impossible. But, as I promised Beelzebub that I would never quit this post, I have come up with a...
This week at Microsoft: The odds and ends edition

Siri updated for iPod touch and gets some new features

www.tuaw.com
Filed under: Odds and ends, Freeware, iPhone, iPod touchSiri for the iPhone was quite a hit when it came out earlier this year. You could ask it questions like, "where is the best pizza nearby?" and Siri would find the answer. My favorite response was when I asked if there...
Siri updated for iPod touch and gets some new features
Sears Black Friday 2012 Deals

Love and Hate in the iOS 6 App Store

pandodaily.com
By now you know that Apple has released the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 6. Amidst the controversy over imperfect maps (which our editor Adam Penenberg wrote about here), a bit of a problem with the Swiss Federal Railways, and Siri convincing New Yorkers that it’s 20...
Love and Hate in the iOS 6 App Store
The Pebble smartwatch keeps it simple (hands-on)

This week's top five music links

www.guardian.co.uk
Bits and bobs from the web for you to look at and listen toGuardianmusic.tumblr.com is the place where our writers post songs, videos, pictures and other music-related odds and ends they come across during their incessent web trawling.Here are our top five Tumblr posts from the past week.1. Man Like...
This week's top five music links

The Dealmaster's 3D projector blowout

arstechnica.com
Greetings, Arsians! Are you tired of boring stupid movies that only have height and width? Do you remember that time you went to Disney World as a kid and saw Captain EO and that little mogwai thing flew out of the screen at you and you were all like...
The Dealmaster's 3D projector blowout

If You’re Going Google, Don’t Go All the Way

pandodaily.com
This is the last sentence that I’m going to type on my Chromebook. Going Google has been an emotional ride, with the most dominant emotion being sheer frustration. There were moments of unexpected pleasure at the discovery of new features, but the frustration wins out in my memory. The...
If You’re Going Google, Don’t Go All the Way

Find my iPhone rescues 2 phones at Busch Gardens

www.tuaw.com
Filed under: Odds and ends, iPhone, MobileMeIt was like something out of CSI. The St. Petersburg Times is reporting that the snatched iPhones incident began when a mom and her stepdaughter were getting aboard the SheiKra roller coaster at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida. The theme park provides unlocked storage...
Find my iPhone rescues 2 phones at Busch Gardens

Microsoft wants to give you a MacBook Pro

www.pheedcontent.com
Filed under: Software, Odds and endsQ. "What's the perfect gift for a long-term commitment?" A. A MacBook Pro tinted the color of an Office for Mac icon. Microsoft is running a pretty cool giveaway right now called Mac Office Loves You. The prize is none other than a 2.53Ghz 15"...
Microsoft wants to give you a MacBook Pro

Take your cute pills: Apple kitteh is a furry little Mac fan

www.tuaw.com
Filed under: Humor, Odds and ends, MacBook It's Sunday, a time for reflection, reading the Sunday comics, and looking at pictures of cute kittehs! TUAW Reader Brian sent us a link to one of his favorite sites, The Daily Kitten. On March 6th, the kitten of the day was a...
Take your cute pills: Apple kitteh is a furry little Mac fan

Acer announces two H6 Series monitors for the US, prices start at $150

www.engadget.com
Acer just announced US availability for its H6 Series LED-backlit monitors, which the company unveiled globally back in November. Both the 21.5-inch (H226HQL) and 23-inch (H236HL) models have full 1080p IPS panels and feature a nearly bezel-less design; the frame is just 0.08 inch thick. Acer says it chose...
Acer announces two H6 Series monitors for the US, prices start at $150

Editorial: All I want for Christmas is a new HTC Nexus

www.engadget.com
To this day, I remain in love with my HTC One X, but its fate has already been sealed. Soon enough, this fast and beautiful smartphone is going to find a new life in a drawer that holds my spare change, sunglasses, checkbook and various receipts. Is it wrong...
Editorial: All I want for Christmas is a new HTC Nexus
Jack Dorsey Can't Even Look at a Picture Anymore Without Wanting It to Be a Vine

Starbucks expands pay-by-iPhone pilot

www.tuaw.com
Filed under: Odds and endsAbout six months ago, we wrote about two free Starbucks apps for the iPhone and iPod touch. myStarbucks got you to the nearest caffeinated outlet and let you build your coffee, and The Starbucks Card Mobile app replaced your physical card, allowing you to have a...
Starbucks expands pay-by-iPhone pilot

TC Makers: Inside Will Rockwell's Steampunk Workshop

techcrunch.com
Hidden amidst the winding pathways of Llewelyn Park, New Jersey, America’s oldest gated community, steampunk designer Will Rockwell is building a future that never was. He began his career as a TV producer but he always loved to tinker with metals, leather, and wood – the three components of...
TC Makers: Inside Will Rockwell's Steampunk Workshop

Odds and ends

sethgodin.typepad.com
Cant decide which are the odds, and which are the ends:Right now, go buy this hard drive and do a bootable backup of every computer you care about. $60. If you spend six minutes a month (set it up before you go to bed), you'll thank me one day.This blog...
Odds and ends

Microsoft workers hiding their love for the iPhone

www.tuaw.com
Filed under: Odds and ends, iPhoneAccording to The Wall Street Journal, about 10% of Microsoft's employees are avid users of the iPhone. While it's not surprising that tech geeks like those who work for Microsoft would be interested in the iPhone, what is surprising is the lengths some Microsoft workers...
Microsoft workers hiding their love for the iPhone

Apple patent: use your iPhone as an electronic "iKey"

www.tuaw.com
Filed under: Rumors, Odds and ends, iPhoneThe Daily Telegraph reports that a new Apple patent has surfaced which could potentially allow the iPhone, or another Apple portable, to act as a sort of electronic key. The potential applications are as limitless as the number of things locked by old-school metal...
Apple patent: use your iPhone as an electronic "iKey"

I've Got Two Turn Tables and a Felt Pen. Wait, What?

www.pcworld.com
Take two turn tables and some odds and ends, and you can make a pretty nifty drawing contraption....
I've Got Two Turn Tables and a Felt Pen. Wait, What?
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?