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‘Star Wars: Identities’ exhibit asks, “What forces shape you?”

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Update: The exhibit will not be heading to California. A previous version of the official Star Wars blog originally stated that it would, but has since been corrected. The exhibit will be heading to Montreal and Edmonton, Canada. This post has been revised to reflect the change. Read full...
‘Star Wars: Identities’ exhibit asks, “What forces shape you?”

YouTube's redesigned 'One Channel' layout is now available for all users

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Google launched its new ‘One Channel’ redesign for YouTube in a limited trial last month and now the new layout — which includes cover photos and trailers — is available for all users. A post on the YouTube Creators blog explains the benefits that regular YouTube channel owners can enjoy, now that...
YouTube's redesigned 'One Channel' layout is now available for all users
Parallels Desktop 8 released with full Windows 8 integration, true Retina display support, and more as a $49.99 upgrade
Adobe Ideas, Robots for iPad, Scan, price drops, and more
Mozilla yanks Firefox 16 over security flaw

Google targets Android fragmentation with updated terms for SDK

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Google has expanded its legal agreement with developers working on Android applications to specifically prohibit them from taking any action that could lead to a fragmentation of the operating system. The prohibition was added to the terms and conditions for Google's Android SDK (software development kit), which developers must...
Google targets Android fragmentation with updated terms for SDK
Controversial cyber bill CISPA returns to Congress for debate, same as before

Microsoft introduces the Xbox One

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Today at an event at its Redmond headquarters, Microsoft introduced the Xbox One. Microsoft’s don Mattrick took the stage early on to say that the new Xbox “puts you at the center of a new generation of the living room.” The console announcement was preceded by a video that had Xbox team...
Microsoft introduces the Xbox One

NetApp boosts entry-level array performance

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NetApp announced a significant refresh of its FAS2220 storage array, increasing performance by three times and memory six times for the same price as the previous version....
NetApp boosts entry-level array performance

A Surprising Winner Arose From The Instagram-Twitter Spat

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BABBAGE'S inbox was swamped one recent morning with hundreds of e-mail notifications. Various friends and acquaintances wanted to add him as a contact on Flickr, a photo-sharing service which once set the world ablaze but which had been all but extinguished for years. The reason for the sudden flurry, Babbage soon discovered,...
A Surprising Winner Arose From The Instagram-Twitter Spat

Reborn IE arrives on Windows 7

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As Internet Explorer 10 reaches Windows 7, Microsoft readies a massive auto-update campaign for the browser's previous version. [Read more]...
Reborn IE arrives on Windows 7

HTC updates Beats Audio, makes it work with any third-party app

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Let's just say we were underwhelmed by the first iteration of HTC Beats on the Sensation XE. But now it looks like the technology has been revamped for the latest One handsets, so -- once we've tasted the pudding -- we might just have to revise that opinion. The...
HTC updates Beats Audio, makes it work with any third-party app

500 Startups Grad Waygo Releases New Version With More Chinese Translation Functions, Seeks Android Developer

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Optical character reader (OCR) translation app Waygo, which was part of the 500 Startups accelerator batch that graduated in February, just launched a new version with more functions and social-sharing options. The handy app, which I reviewed back in January, is also currently in the process of closing its first...
500 Startups Grad Waygo Releases New Version With More Chinese Translation Functions, Seeks Android Developer

Facebook roundup: video ads, voice calling, logos and more

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Facebook video ad units could come with TV price tags – Facebook is reportedly prepping to sell its new video ads with an “upfront”-type marketplace and TV-like prices. According to AdAge, Facebook will have four daily summer slots — women over 30, women under 30, men over 30 and men over...
Facebook roundup: video ads, voice calling, logos and more
Green space and glass: Amazon’s vision for its new downtown Seattle campus

Google Play gets a bright new look in latest redesign

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale The first thing you’ll notice about the latest version of Google Play is how bright it is. You may have already forgotten, but the previous version of Play was dark — too dark, and somewhat ugly and cluttered. With...
Google Play gets a bright new look in latest redesign

GIMP is Now a Self-Contained Native App for Mac OS X

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GIMP, the image editing program that’s a popular open-source alternative to Photoshop, is now easier than ever for Mac users to start using. Though it was completely free, installing it has long required that X11 also be installed — a major pain in the butt. That changes with the latest...
GIMP is Now a Self-Contained Native App for Mac OS X

Amazon adds Windows Phone 8 support to Kindle app, keeps the Live Tiles going

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Amazon's been doing a pretty decent job at blanketing those Android and iOS Kindle applications with the latest and greatest, but the same couldn't exactly be said about its Windows Phone counterpart. Today there's great news for users of Redmond's mobile OS, however, as the Fire maker has announced...
Amazon adds Windows Phone 8 support to Kindle app, keeps the Live Tiles going

iTunes Gets a Major Makeover

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The iPhone 5 was the centerpiece of Apple’s invitation-only event Wednesday morning, but there was another important product debuted alongside it: A brand new version of iTunes. A complete redesign of Apple’s media software, the latest iteration of iTunes features a new more intuitive layout, improved performance, easier playlist creation,...
iTunes Gets a Major Makeover

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

FileMaker Pro 12 Adds New 'Starter Solutions' and Broadens iOS Integration

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Apple subsidiary FileMaker today announced the launch of its new lineup of FileMaker 12 database applications, launching new themes and "Starter Solutions" to help users get up and running, as well as significantly enhancing integration with iOS devices."Databases only boost productivity if people genuinely enjoy using them," said Ryan Rosenberg,...
FileMaker Pro 12 Adds New 'Starter Solutions' and Broadens iOS Integration

Google’s I/O Event Wrap-Up: Software Edition

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Following our earlier coverage of the hardware announcements at Google’s I/O event, this post is a wrap-up of the big software features and products that Google unveiled on stage today. Not only has Google committed to fixing some problems that have been a part of the Android “experience” since...
Google’s I/O Event Wrap-Up: Software Edition
Rdio launches revamped iOS app with some bite

Google Says Goodbye to API Keys with New Geocoding API

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Google has released a new geocoding web service that is sure to bring a smile to map mashup developers working with the Google Maps API. Announced earlier this week on the Google Geo Developers Blog, version 3 of the popular geocoding web service has been released, with several improvements and...
Google Says Goodbye to API Keys with New Geocoding API
Roku stick available in Oct. for $99, adds Vudu and new iOS app
A5 Chip in Tweaked Apple TV Still Manufactured by Samsung
Social Maps App CityMaps Arrives Boston, Rolls Out Local Recommendations

For Your Mobile App, the Secret to Success

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When it comes to mobile applications, user experience is key to their success. As an investor, I get to see several new apps a week and I can’t tell you how many of their UIs are cluttered and fail to make clear the crux of their value fast enough. Meanwhile,...
For Your Mobile App, the Secret to Success

Apps & updates: Pixelmator, Amazon Cloud Player, Reeder, Dropbox, more

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We already told you about some big app news today with the release of an updated Twitter iOS client and the release of popular MMO Guild Wars 2 for Mac. Below is the rest of the notable apps and updates hitting the App Store today: Pixelmator version 2.1.1: A big...
Apps & updates: Pixelmator, Amazon Cloud Player, Reeder, Dropbox, more

Here are the specs and pricing for Apple’s newly-updated MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

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If you’ve been waiting for Apple to refresh its Mac line, today is going to be a good one for you. At the WWDC conference, we’ve gotten details about the company’s newest updates to its Mac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air computers. Here’s what we know: MacBook Air The MacBook...
Here are the specs and pricing for Apple’s newly-updated MacBook Pro and MacBook Air
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