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Social Maps App CityMaps Arrives Boston, Rolls Out Local Recommendations

UK regulator reverses Sky pay-TV advantage decision, following Netflix and Lovefilm growth

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UK regulator, the Competition Commission (CC) has published revised findings [PDF] today as part of its Movies on Pay TV investigation. It now finds that Sky Movies no longer provides Sky with a material advantage over its rivals in the pay-TV retail market. The amendments reflect the growth of services like...
UK regulator reverses Sky pay-TV advantage decision, following Netflix and Lovefilm growth

Nokia Lumia 800 update reportedly triples battery life

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Earlier this week in Refresh Roundup, we wrote of a Vodafone-branded update for the Lumia 800 with a designation of 1600.2487.8107.12070. Among the enhancements, the new software version was said to provide longer battery life -- a welcome improvement, no doubt -- but we could've never guessed the significance...
Nokia Lumia 800 update reportedly triples battery life
KLIK, The Face-Detecting iPhone App, Heads Into Production

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

Native Firefox Android browser adds speed, Flash, HTML5 and a fresh look (hands-on)

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After a brief stretch in beta followed by some vague teasing, Firefox's native Android app is finally set to hit Google Play. While there are a raft of other bells and whistles -- a new welcome page, curvy Australis tabs, Flash and HTML5 support, for starters -- the company...
Native Firefox Android browser adds speed, Flash, HTML5 and a fresh look (hands-on)

Jawbone releases $299 Big Jambox, more power and features

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The main gripe we had in our original Jambox review was that sound wasn’t as big as other (bigger) portable Bluetooth speakers. While both of these products sound great at low volumes, the Logitech has much bigger speakers and simply blows past the Jambox at higher volumes. At its...
Jawbone releases $299 Big Jambox, more power and features

Foursquare 5.0 hits the App Store with an all-new user interface

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Foursquare has just released an all-new version of their iOS app that features a completely revamped design. Version 5.0 is much simpler and cleaner than previous versions, taking some of the functions previously in the tab bar along the bottom and moving them to the front page, making checkins...
Foursquare 5.0 hits the App Store with an all-new user interface
Spotify for Android 4.0 launches in Google Play Store

Hacker News app news:yc is now available for the iPad and iPod Touch

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Popular Hacker News app news:yc has been revamped and is now available for the iPad for the first time. Building on the first version, which was created more than a year ago, news:yc 1.2 expands support beyond the iPhone, and brings the app to the iPod Touch, as well as...
Hacker News app news:yc is now available for the iPad and iPod Touch

Find out what people are searching for with the updated Hot Searches list

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People turn to search when they’re looking for answers and information, and sometimes what they want to know is on other people’s minds as well. You can learn a lot about what’s happening around the country or catch wind of a breaking news story by looking at what others are...
Find out what people are searching for with the updated Hot Searches list

Adobe Releases Photoshop Lightroom 4, Slashes Price in Half to $149

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Adobe today announced the immediate release of Photoshop Lightroom 4, bringing a number of new features and a lower price tag to the company's professional photo management and manipulation software. Lightroom 4 introduces refined technology for superior shadow and highlight processing, ability to create photo books, additional local adjustment controls,...
Adobe Releases Photoshop Lightroom 4, Slashes Price in Half to $149

Microsoft reveals list of countries getting Windows Phone 8

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The list is a dramatic increase over the 38 markets from which developers had access in the marketplace's previous version. [Read more]...
Microsoft reveals list of countries getting Windows Phone 8

Here's The Name Of The Next Release Of Android (GOOG)

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Google will be using "Key Lime Pie" as the name of the next version of Android, reports The Verge. Their tip comes from the same source that told them the previous version would be called "Jelly Bean," so it seems pretty reliable. The Verge speculates that Key Lime Pie...
Here's The Name Of The Next Release Of Android (GOOG)
Read It Later undergoes massive overhaul, Pocket is born

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

Fly Or Die: The Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight

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It’s a bit hard to officially review the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight as it’s almost exactly the same as the previous version but with one important improvement: it glows. Arguably, the Nook and the Kindle are equal contenders in the race to the e-reader throne and although I...
Fly Or Die: The Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight
Facebook launches Messenger for Windows, Mac version on the way
Gmail iOS app gets Notification Center support
Firefox 14 For Android Graduates From Beta, We Go Hands-On

Apple removes hints of future products from a key file in iOS 6

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Once upon a time eager rumormongers would download the latest iteration of the next generation of iOS, and like examining goat entrails to determine the next Caesar, they would delve into the USBDeviceConfiguration.plist to divine upcoming hardware products from Apple. But, with iOS 6, this is no more. Oh...
Apple removes hints of future products from a key file in iOS 6

Google Redesigns Its iPhone Search App To Be Faster And Prettier

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Google today launched version 2.0 of its search app for iPhone. Google completely overhauled the design of the app, which now looks and feels more like the app’s iPad version the company launched last November. The new version feels significantly faster than the last one and the new design works...
Google Redesigns Its iPhone Search App To Be Faster And Prettier

Apple releases new Thunderbolt software update after boot problems

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Apple has released an update to its Thunderbolt software after reports arose that the previous version was causing boot-related problems for some Mac users....
Apple releases new Thunderbolt software update after boot problems

Facebook adds recommendations box to Timeline pages associated with locations

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Pages that switch to the new Timeline format will now display user recommendations in a box beneath friend activity and include a prompt for people to write their own recommendations. This was a feature on the old version of pages, but when Facebook first released the redesign, recommendations were not...
Facebook adds recommendations box to Timeline pages associated with locations
Latest Nokia Lumia 800 firmware update fixes volume bug

Ctrl+Z: You can now ‘Undo’ actions in Dropbox’s Web interface, with keyboard shortcuts too

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Realising the importance of being able to roll back actions no matter where they perform actions in their accounts, Dropbox has added Undo actions to to its Web interface, allowing users to correct their mistakes if they move, rename of copy a file that they didn’t mean to. Dropbox already...
Ctrl+Z: You can now ‘Undo’ actions in Dropbox’s Web interface, with keyboard shortcuts too

Facebook increases size of ‘Page-Like’ Sponsored Stories in News Feed with recent posts

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Facebook has nearly doubled the size of “Page-Like” Sponsored Stories in News Feed by adding a recent post from the page to the story. It is unclear whether the change will make these ads more effective in helping advertisers get new Likes. However, because the unit also includes a recent...
Facebook increases size of ‘Page-Like’ Sponsored Stories in News Feed with recent posts

New software can easily unlock any iPhone

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Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone 4S can now be SIM-unlocked in just a few easy steps, as can any previous version of Apple’s popular smartphone line. The new unlock procedure, mapped out this past weekend by mobile hacker “Loktar_Sun,” will allow iPhone owners to use a SIM card from any compatible...
New software can easily unlock any iPhone
Facebook’s first desktop app for Windows gets its official launch today
Netflix 2.2 for iOS brings new player interface, easy access to options
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