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Dropbox confirms Galaxy S III on AT&T and Verizon won't include 50GB storage

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If that extra Dropbox storage helped swing the Galaxy S III pendulum in your favor, and you're a customer of AT&T or Verizon, it's not good news. Droid Life reports that one such expectant customer was asking Dropbox, via its forums, where their storage was. The cloud-space provider informed...
Dropbox confirms Galaxy S III on AT&T and Verizon won't include 50GB storage

There And Back Again, A Blogger's Tale

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I did it. I survived vacation. Yes, that sounds lame, but I wasn’t sure how easy it would be to not work for 16 consecutive days since I had never taken a real vacation before. And at times, it wasn’t that easy to just not work. But it was...
There And Back Again, A Blogger's Tale

7 ways to change your relationship to distractions

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I’m sure you know the feeling: that familiar tug, that tells you to pull out your phone, open that app, check your email or Twitter or Facebook or Instagram, or see what’s new on Tumblr or Reddit. The muscle memory of opening your browser and typing in that address. Even...
7 ways to change your relationship to distractions

Amazon: the Kindle Keyboard is sticking around

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Old habits can be hard to break, and while Amazon made the point pretty clear that it's shifted toward a world of touch controls on its devoted e-readers, the company hasn't completely abandoned the Kindle Keyboard. The reader formerly known as the Kindle 3 is still available on Amazon's...
Amazon: the Kindle Keyboard is sticking around

An iPad Won’t Make You Better At Twitter (Or Anything Else That Requires Work And Engagement)

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Does this sound familiar?You buy a fancy new piece of computer technology, perhaps an iPadYou hurry home with your new toy and, excited, search for, download and install all your favourite software that you used on your last (once equally-adored, now essentially abandoned) device. (If you bought an iPad,...
An iPad Won’t Make You Better At Twitter (Or Anything Else That Requires Work And Engagement)

Why France is shunning the ebook

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When it comes to reading books, the French are determinedly bucking the digital trend and sticking to paperbacksFrançois Hollande, who was once photographed engrossed in French History for Dummies on a dinghy, will no doubt find that his holiday reading is scrutinised this summer. But if he's like the general...
Why France is shunning the ebook

Google Buzz Isn't Exactly Humming Along [The Mossberg Solution]

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These days, it’s near impossible to use a computer without running into a social network. Web sites encourage people to “tweet” links to their articles via Twitter; photo-sharing sites nudge users to post albums on Facebook; and aggregators like TweetDeck display content from several social networks in a digestible way....
Google Buzz Isn't Exactly Humming Along [The Mossberg Solution]

Want To Save Journalism? Start At The Bottom

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Recovering newspaper people get a little squeamish when you talk about things like click-through rates, page views and social reach. That's because most of us were raised on the belief that the best newspapers carried "All the news that's fit to print," not "All the news that's fit to share."...
Want To Save Journalism? Start At The Bottom

Old Habits Or New Envy? Microsoft Bans 3rd Party Browsers On Windows RT

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The big antitrust case in the US against Microsoft about a decade ago focused on Microsoft's efforts in the browser war to lock out Netscape. While Microsoft lost that case, regime change at the DOJ meant that Microsoft got a slap on the wrist, rather than being broken up (as...
Old Habits Or New Envy? Microsoft Bans 3rd Party Browsers On Windows RT

New Paradigms And Old Habits

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New Paradigms And Old Habits

10 Annoying Social Media Habits Businesses Need To Stop Doing

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Habits are easy to fall into. When you're trying to change how you do things and you're incredibly busy, falling back into old habits happens quicker than you would expect. While most tend to be minor habits that don't have an overall impact, there are some habits that can be...
10 Annoying Social Media Habits Businesses Need To Stop Doing

Wall Street Bankers Are Going To Cry When They Get Their BlackBerry 10s

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Research in Motion revealed the BlackBerry 10 today, which has since received a litany of favorable reviews. The model has many changes compared to previous models, and a ton of new features. But not all the changes have received rave reviews. In fact, one feature this new phone lacks has...
Wall Street Bankers Are Going To Cry When They Get Their BlackBerry 10s

10 great Android apps to boost your productivity

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This post has been made possible by AndroidPIT, your one-stop resource for all things Android. As a hardened Android user (and Apps Editor at TNW), I download a lot of apps. Some are great, and some are, well, not so great. But there is only so much capacity for...
10 great Android apps to boost your productivity

New politics, old habits as Tory donors head to the House of Lords - UK Politics, UK - The Independent

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New politics, old habits as Tory donors head to the House of Lords - UK Politics, UK - The Independent

Red posts high frame-rate video demonstration to smooth out misconceptions

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If you're still unsure about what you'll be getting into if you see the 48fps version of "Hobbit," Red has jumped into the fray with an article on its website and, most importantly, high quality HFR (high frame-rate) videos. It delves into all the aspects of the tech, starting...
Red posts high frame-rate video demonstration to smooth out misconceptions

Inversion - review

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PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Namco Bandai, cert: 18, out nowThis week's alien invasion comes courtesy of the Lutadores, a barbaric horde with advanced weaponry and gravity-warping technology seemingly beyond their own control. Playing as generic hero-cop Davis Russel and his partner Leo Delgado, you'll battle your way from being prisoners...
Inversion - review

The Post-Office Generation

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A recent post on MinimalMac posits an interesting case for the slow, growing sense of the irrelevance of Microsoft, at least in the applications space. Go and read the piece – it’s excellent – but the gist is that for years Microsoft banked on Office being as important to users...
The Post-Office Generation

An Insider's Guide to Technology Analysts

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Gartner. Forrester. IDC. And lots of smaller fish, too. You can't read a tech-industy news story, attend a conference or listen to a sales pitch without someone quoting an industry analyst. For tech companies, analysts are big news and big business, promising to help with transformation, monetization and a...
An Insider's Guide to Technology Analysts

Desire X Review - HTC's upgraded classic is solid but uninspired

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The HTC Desire was an innovative device two years ago; well loved for its slim design, quick performance and fluid Sense user interface. The smartphone giant has moved on since then though, seeking out better functionality, greater processing power and larger displays in a bid to topple Samsung and Apple....
Desire X Review - HTC's upgraded classic is solid but uninspired

Facebook IPO Countdown: 23 Facts You Didn't Know About Its $1 Billion Ad Business

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Facebook's stock is expected to begin trading publicly on May 18. Before you decide whether to buy FB, it's worth looking at the social network's finances and client strategy. About 82 percent of Facebook's revenues—running at $1 billion per quarter and growing—come from advertising. But did you know that Facebook...
Facebook IPO Countdown: 23 Facts You Didn't Know About Its $1 Billion Ad Business

Could Restoring The Windows 8 Start Button Fix Everything?

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If Windows 8 truly is a pretty good operating system burdened by a poor marketing design choice, then you might think a little app that undoes that design choice should set everything right. Two such apps already exist, either one of which could make you reconsider the whole notion...
Could Restoring The Windows 8 Start Button Fix Everything?

On Larry Page’s Letter: Super Amazing Great Tremendous!

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(I promised a bit more color commentary on Larry Page’s 3500-word missive posted last week, and after reading it over a few more times, it seems worth the time to keep that promise. I wrote this last weekend, but am on vacation, so just posting it now…) It’s not often you...
On Larry Page’s Letter: Super Amazing Great Tremendous!

Email: Archive It All. Immediately.

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A week ago, I came home after a long night of drinking and wanted to vomit. It wasn’t the whiskey. It was the email.  I had been gone approximately 6 hours at an event and subsequent after-party. I didn’t check my email the entire time. When I came home, I...
Email: Archive It All. Immediately.

The Bruce Willis dilemma: in the digital era, we own nothing | Dan Gillmor

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Old habits die hard, but Bruce Willis will find he can't bequeath his music to his kids. Just read the iTunes terms and conditionsBruce Willis, the movie star, can't understand why he's not allowed to bequeath his Apple iTunes music collection to his children. He's just learned one of the...
The Bruce Willis dilemma: in the digital era, we own nothing | Dan Gillmor

How Facebook Sees The Entire History Of Media, Privacy And Censorship—From 1440 To Today

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Who: Paul Adams, Facebook's global brand experience manager. What: He gave a presentation at the Signal conference in San Francisco last week titled "Why marketers misunderstand Facebook." Skip directly to Facebook's slides> The gist: Whenever a new mass medium is invented, marketers try to force their old habits into...
How Facebook Sees The Entire History Of Media, Privacy And Censorship—From 1440 To Today

The real cost of the smartphone revolution

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The smartphone market is expanding at an astonishing rate, but is it damaging creativity and innovation on the web?The problem with living through a revolution is that you've no idea how things will turn out. So it is with the revolutionary transformation of our communications environment driven by the internet...
The real cost of the smartphone revolution

Solitaire, anyone? Classic PC games fare well vs. social apps, but user base is aging

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Grandma is still playing Solitaire on the computer, research confirms. A report from the Nielsen research firm says classic PC games such as FreeCell, Solitaire, Hearts, Minesweeper and other titles commonly preinstalled on Windows PCs are still being played by an average of more than 20 million people a month...
Solitaire, anyone? Classic PC games fare well vs. social apps, but user base is aging

How to start your social media year off with a bang

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January is normally the time where we look back on the last twelve months and decide what we want to improve. Cue promises that we’ll go to the gym more often, quit smoking, learn a new skill or language and so on. However, not only is it difficult to keep...
How to start your social media year off with a bang

The Gadget Blogger Who Quit The Internet For A Year Is Coming Back, And It Sounds Like He Had A Horrible Time

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In May 2012, The Verge writer Paul Miller quit the Internet for a year. That year is almost up. It sounds like it was pretty awful. Throughout the year, Miller wrote columns about the experience and than had someone else at The Verge post them online for him. In his...
The Gadget Blogger Who Quit The Internet For A Year Is Coming Back, And It Sounds Like He Had A Horrible Time

Disney Wants Trademark On Dia De Los Muertos To Sell You Fruit Snacks

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So, hey, remember that one time that Disney thought it'd be a pretty sweet idea to celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden by applying for trademarks on Seal Team 6's name so they could apparently sell snow globes? Pretty much everyone who came across the story dropped a verbal...
Disney Wants Trademark On Dia De Los Muertos To Sell You Fruit Snacks
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