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Google now lets users merge Google+ accounts with Takeout

Apple expands iWork for iCloud beta testing to its employees

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Apple has expanded beta testing of its upcoming iWork for iCloud service to all Apple employees, according to an email sent to employees. Since the mid-June WWDC conference, iWork for iCloud beta testing has been limited to members of Apple’s developer program. Apple says that employees can use iWork...
Apple expands iWork for iCloud beta testing to its employees

BII REPORT: Here's How Microsoft Is Trying To Win Mobile In The Enterprise

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No other company has been hurt more by the rise of new devices in the enterprise than Microsoft. The iPad is a particular threat, as it could replace a significant number of Windows PC sales, and could loosen the company's hold on other enterprise business software. A recent report from BI Intelligence explains how this...
BII REPORT: Here's How Microsoft Is Trying To Win Mobile In The Enterprise

Silicon Valley's Mouthwatering Tax Break

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When outsiders visit Silicon Valley, the first thing they often notice is the food: Cafeterias brimming with free gourmet meals and snacks offered to employees of Google, Facebook and other technology firms. But not all is as it seems in the buffet line. There is growing controversy among tax experts...
Silicon Valley's Mouthwatering Tax Break

IntoMobile is lining up for the iPad!

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What, you think lining up for headlining gadget launches is beyond us? Well, think again. We’re just as excited to get our hands on the Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) iPad as anyone else, and we’re even more excited to see what kind of crowds the iPad launch will draw tomorrow. We...
IntoMobile is lining up for the iPad!

Dexpot makes virtual desktops feel like a native part of Windows

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Large desktop workstations often have more than enough screen real-estate: One or two 24-inch monitors afford plenty of room for a mission-critical application, plus several chat or email windows alongside. But if you're a laptop user squeaking by with a single 15-inch monitor (or perhaps something even smaller), a virtual...
Dexpot makes virtual desktops feel like a native part of Windows

Watch YouTube Videos Offline With The YouTube Downloader

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While this might be old news to some, I’m sure there are still a few people who wouldn’t mind hearing about this tool.Let’s say you’re on YouTube, and you see a video you really like. It’s downright awesome, and you think “Hey, I’d love to put that on my iPod.”...
Watch YouTube Videos Offline With The YouTube Downloader

ProBlogger Acquired by Google

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Press Release: For Immediate Release 1 April 2010 MELBOURNE, Australia. (April 1, 2010) – ProBlogger, the web’s #1 Blog Tips site, today announced that it has been acquired by Google. This acquisition will be a part of Googles extension of the ‘Blogger’ brand and a precursor to their new professional...
ProBlogger Acquired by Google

Formerly Cc:Betty, Threadbox Emerges As A Realtime Collaboration Platform

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Recently, startup Cc: Betty, a nifty service that organized and managed group email threads, decided to rebrand and relaunch its service. The new product, Threadbox, was going to be streamlined and tweaked to appeal to workspace users. Today, Threadbox is officially launching in private beta, as a more collaborative and...
Formerly Cc:Betty, Threadbox Emerges As A Realtime Collaboration Platform

XAuth, OAuth, and Yahoo! OpenID

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  More and more websites are integrating with third-party services, including logging in and content sharing. Users who log in with existing accounts are far more valuable than users who register new accounts. And that's where XAuth (eXtended Authentication) comes in. Unlike newly registered accounts, existing third-party accounts have rich...
XAuth, OAuth, and Yahoo! OpenID
Vimeo adds cloud-based tool for adding music seamlessly to videos

Kickstarter Fundraising Record About To Be Broken

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The Elevation Dock starts out as something simple: an iPhone dock. Unlike most accessories though, this one has quite the story behind it. Not only is it expertly crafted, but it is also a record-breaking product — record-breaking before it has even shipped. That is because the Elevation Dock is...
Kickstarter Fundraising Record About To Be Broken
How Microsoft could completely change the BYOD game

Jonathan Schwartz Launches CareZone, A Simple Caregiving Site With Big Plans

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The problem that former Sun Microsystems chief executive Jonathan Schwartz is trying to fix with his new startup is clear enough. More and more people are having to care for older relatives or children with health issues as the US population ages. But, the current online methods for sharing such...
Jonathan Schwartz Launches CareZone, A Simple Caregiving Site With Big Plans

Review: Connectify Hotspot turns your laptop into a hotspot

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Your phone isn't the only piece of equipment able to share an internet connection with other devices. Windows has been able to do this for years; the problem is getting it accomplished quickly, easily and wirelessly, especially on the go with a laptop system. Connectify Hotspot (two editions, various...
Review: Connectify Hotspot turns your laptop into a hotspot

Law relaxed on digital copying

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Making digital copies of music, films and other copyrighted material for personal use is to be made legal for the first time under government plans....
Law relaxed on digital copying

Flavors.me: A Dead Simple Way To Pull Your Online Presences Into One Place

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If you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance you have multiple online profiles scattered across various services, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Twitter. And one problem you may face is pulling all of this information together to build a single online identity — be it for personal use, or to...
Flavors.me: A Dead Simple Way To Pull Your Online Presences Into One Place

Well, It's Becoming Clear That Steve Jobs Was Flat-Out Wrong

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An interesting thing has happened in the days since Apple released its new smaller iPad: Many Apple devotees have said it will become THE iPad, at least in their own personal use. Why? Mainly because of weight and size. Once you've held the new iPad Mini, the full-size iPad feels...
Well, It's Becoming Clear That Steve Jobs Was Flat-Out Wrong

First Downloaded and 3D Printed Pirate Bay Ship Arrives

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A decade ago people were truly amazed to find out that they could download entire movies using BitTorrent. At the time substantial online video simply didn’t exist, and BitTorrent was an eye opener which has since become the movie industry’s biggest worry. As one of the older torrent sites around,...
First Downloaded and 3D Printed Pirate Bay Ship Arrives

Walmart's Disc to Digital Hard Sell Will Be a Hard Sell

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Earlier today I described Walmart’s new “disc to digital” program as DOA. Maybe I was too harsh. Let’s assume that some of you are interested in taking your old DVDs to Walmart, and paying up to $5 a disc so you can access the movies on them from Vudu, Walmart’s...
Walmart's Disc to Digital Hard Sell Will Be a Hard Sell

Scent of a MacBook Pro

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There’s the scent of a new car … and then there’s the scent of a freshly unwrapped laptop. A group of Melbourne, Australia-based artists is incorporating the scent of a MacBook Pro laptop into an upcoming exhibit, titled “Greatest Hits” and explained here with only a Wikipedia entry about the...
Scent of a MacBook Pro

Review: Customize and alter your photos with PC Image Editor

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It's a common misconception that you need Photoshop to get really good looking photos. The truth is that there are many excellent image editors out there on the Internet that allow you to make changes to your photos which are as good as anything Photoshop could do. PC Image...
Review: Customize and alter your photos with PC Image Editor

Portugal: File Sharing For Personal Use Is Legal And IP Addresses Are Not People

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In a move that should remind you of Spain's ruling that personal file-sharing was legal, before America's entertainment industry helpfully wrote the Spanish people a new law (wait...what!!?!?), file-sharing for personal use has been declared legal in Portugal. How could something so monumental happen, you wonder? Well, funny story: the...
Portugal: File Sharing For Personal Use Is Legal And IP Addresses Are Not People

Embedding And Linking Deemed Infringing In The Netherlands; Downloading... Not So Much

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Here are two copyright stories coming out of the Netherlands, one good and one bad. The first is that the Dutch government has rejected an effort to make downloading copyrighted works for personal use infringement. There is, of course, an existing "you must be a criminal" tax on blank media...
Embedding And Linking Deemed Infringing In The Netherlands; Downloading... Not So Much

Homemade Hardcovers: Yet Again, Anti-Circumvention Interferes With Fair Use

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Font blogger Thomas Phinney writes in to tell us about his concerns with the DMCA anti-circumvention clause in relation to creating home-printed versions of digital books. Phinney prints, stitches and binds his own books at home, producing fancy hardcovers for purely personal use from legally-purchased PDF ebooks. This, alone, is...
Homemade Hardcovers: Yet Again, Anti-Circumvention Interferes With Fair Use
500px Rolls Out New Browsing And Sharing Features – Plus A Market

President Obama Is Not Impressed With Your Right To Modify His Photos

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You may have heard that, over the weekend, President Obama released a photo taken late last week with him and Olympic medal winning gymnast McKayla Maroney, doing the "not impressed" pose: If you're not up on your memes, you can catch up on the "McKayla Maroney is not impressed meme"...
President Obama Is Not Impressed With Your Right To Modify His Photos

RIM's Next BlackBerry Is Shaping Up To Be A Winner, But It'll Take A Miracle To Make People Care (RIMM)

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Whether intentional or not, RIM isn't doing a great job at keeping its new BlackBerry phone a secret.  Over the last few weeks, there have been several leaks of the BlackBerry Z10, the first device that'll run RIM's new BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system. Most recently, a source sent me...
RIM's Next BlackBerry Is Shaping Up To Be A Winner, But It'll Take A Miracle To Make People Care (RIMM)

Review: Dexpot makes virtual desktops feel like a native part of Windows

www.pcworld.com
Large desktop workstations often have more than enough screen real-estate: One or two 24-inch monitors afford plenty of room for a mission-critical application, plus several chat or email windows alongside. But if you're a laptop user squeaking by with a single 15-inch monitor (or perhaps something even smaller), a...
Review: Dexpot makes virtual desktops feel like a native part of Windows

Old school MS-Apple drama: Microsoft bans iPads and Macs

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A recent email leak seems to suggest that Microsoft will soon ban employees from expensing Apple products. While they are not prohibited from buying Macs and iPads for their own personal use, the company is banning departments from purchasing Apple products for employees. Furthermore, Microsoft will be phasing out any...
Old school MS-Apple drama: Microsoft bans iPads and Macs
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