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Google Maps Exodus Continues As Wikipedia Mobile Apps Switch To OpenStreetMap

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Last year, Google announced that it would begin charging high-volume users for access to its previously free Maps API. It seemed like an odd move. Jacking up the price on something, without actually offering anything new to entice customers to stay, only works if you have a total monopoly—and free...
Google Maps Exodus Continues As Wikipedia Mobile Apps Switch To OpenStreetMap

Cybersecurity Bill Backers Insist This Isn't SOPA... But Is It Needed?

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Lots of folks have been waiting on the Senate's version of the cybersecurity bill that's been talked about for a while, and what's clear from the details and the press release put out by the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee is that the folks behind this bill are bending...
Cybersecurity Bill Backers Insist This Isn't SOPA... But Is It Needed?

Microsoft Surface goes on sale to cheering crowds

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Microsoft's Surface debuted to crowds of early adopters across the U.S. Friday, as the Windows RT-powered tablet went on sale. About 100 people waited outside Boston's Microsoft Store to buy the Surface tablet, which runs a new version of Windows. Unlike previous versions of the operating system, Windows RT...
Microsoft Surface goes on sale to cheering crowds

Mozilla unveils the Firefox Marketplace and Facebook integration

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The release of Firefox 16 may not have been as tidy as Mozilla would have liked it to be thanks to the security flaw that was discovered soon afterwards, but apparently that didn't have much of an effect on uptake of the new browser. That's according to research firm...
Mozilla unveils the Firefox Marketplace and Facebook integration

Stitcher overhauls its Android app to dovetail with Google's interface world

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Stitcher's Android app can do many things with radio and podcasts, but one thing it hasn't done lately is blend in -- its interface is out of sync with a platform that has had its own distinct style for more than two years. A major remake today helps make...
Stitcher overhauls its Android app to dovetail with Google's interface world

Running Windows 8 on old or new hardware?

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Neil wonders if he could save money by installing the Windows 8 operating system on a Windows 7 tablet?I'm after a Windows 8 tablet/hybrid. Looking at the prices of these beasts, however, shows that they tend to be expensive. Is it possible to buy a Windows 7 tablet - which...
Running Windows 8 on old or new hardware?

Hate Windows 8 already? The Pro OEM edition will let you downgrade as far back as Vista

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Relax, Gabe Newell. If you buy a new Windows 8 Pro PC and discover that you really do detest the OS that much, you may be able to switch back to an older version -- either Windows 7 or Vista, but not near-death XP -- under the same OEM...
Hate Windows 8 already? The Pro OEM edition will let you downgrade as far back as Vista
The iMac In A World Of MacBooks On The Brink Of iPads

That Didn’t Take Long: iPhone 4.0 Beta Jailbreak Tool Released

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We already suspected that, when it comes to jailbreaking it, the iPhone 4.0 software is nothing special compared to the previous versions. Now, a jailbreak tool is released for iPhone 4.0 Beta, and the eternal game of cat and mouse between Apple and the hacking community continues.Even if you’ve...
That Didn’t Take Long: iPhone 4.0 Beta Jailbreak Tool Released
Squarespace partners with Stripe to launch Squarespace Commerce
Using Windows 8's "hidden" backup to clone and recover your whole PC

Microsoft trolls anti-Internet Explorer trolls in new IE10 ad [video]

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Having lost its spot for having the world’s most popular Internet browser, Microsoft’s (MSFT) Internet Explorer is now clawing its way back up as Google’s (GOOG) Chrome continues become the browser of choice. In a rather risky move, Microsoft has launched a new video ad featuring an online troll who...
Microsoft trolls anti-Internet Explorer trolls in new IE10 ad [video]
Windows 8.1 fingerprint reader support includes option to secure folders with a finger

Why Windows To Go is perfect for BYOD

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Is your business still using Windows XP? If so, you're not alone. But, you should also seriously consider moving to a newer operating system. You could just step up to Windows 7, but there's also a pretty strong case to be made for moving to Windows 8--particularly Windows 8...
Why Windows To Go is perfect for BYOD

A Big Year for Apple's iPhone in India

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AirtelNow that it’s carved some significant inroads into China, the world’s largest mobile market, Apple is turning its attention to the second largest as well: India. In the fourth quarter, iPhone shipments to India were about three to four times what they were in the third quarter, according to new...
A Big Year for Apple's iPhone in India

Wordpress For The iPad Is Here.

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Wordpress has just released version 2.4 of its iPhone app, which is really version 1.0 for the iPad. Unfortunately we’re not able to test this out yet but first impressions definitely look positive.Working with designer/developers Small Society, who have developed apps for the likes of Starbucks and Kyte, Wordpress says...
Wordpress For The iPad Is Here.

Microsoft planning to ditch full retail Windows 8 version?

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Reports suggest Microsoft may be planning to offer only upgrade and "System Builder" options for Windows 8. Paul Thurrott and Mary Jo Foley of Windows Weekly revealed the alleged plans, which would see Microsoft decline to release a Windows 8 full boxed edition and instead rely on the OEM-edition sales...
Microsoft planning to ditch full retail Windows 8 version?

New version of Rdio application for OSX launches

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A new version of the subscription streaming music service Rdio has launched, bringing with it a native Mac OS X application for the first time. Previous versions were web-based. The new version is available on browsers, and applications Windows, the iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 7. All versions allow listening...
New version of Rdio application for OSX launches
Xbox rolls out new SmartGlass iOS app update

Windows Phone app for Windows arrives with expanded podcast support, quick updates, and flexible library selection

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Microsoft today announced the release of the Windows Phone app for Windows desktop. Available as a preview since October, the app is now available as a stable release. Here’s what’s new: Expanded podcast support. Support for iTunes podcasts has been a useful feature in the preview versions of the app,...
Windows Phone app for Windows arrives with expanded podcast support, quick updates, and flexible library selection
XBMC 11.0 'Eden' officially released with AirPlay support and Addon Rollbacks
The Mighty Eagle Himself, Peter Vesterbacka, Offers First In-Depth Demo Of Angry Birds Space

Microsoft blasts IE haters with ironic IE hate site

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An Internet troll sits in a dark room lit by the glow of lava lamps and multiple monitors and feverishly types rants against Microsoft's latest version of Internet Explorer. "IE sucks," he tweets with a smirk on his face. But this troll, ironically, is an actor playing the role...
Microsoft blasts IE haters with ironic IE hate site

Apple revamps iOS Podcasts app

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Apple has recently revamped the iOS Podcasts app to version 1.2, hastily followed by a version 1.2.1 update to address a few issues that some users were having. The new version of the app is available now as a free Universal download from the App Store. When Apple launched its...
Apple revamps iOS Podcasts app

Faster, snappier commenting system

arstechnica.com
Our quest to provide the best commenting platform possible continues, and I'm pleased to announce a handful of improvements on the backend that some of you have already noticed. Article comments are now infused with the wholesome goodness of AJAX, which should make jumping into comments and switching between pages...
Faster, snappier commenting system

OS X Mountain Lion's Documents in the Cloud Simplifies File Access Across Devices

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One of the major new features in OS X Mountain Lion is greater integration with iCloud, with one of the additions being new Documents in the Cloud functionality. As noted by John Gruber, the feature expands significantly on the existing feature that allows limited syncing and transfer of iWork documents...
OS X Mountain Lion's Documents in the Cloud Simplifies File Access Across Devices

4 things to know about the new MacBook Pro

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We got our hands on Apple's much-coveted new laptop. Here's a first read. The new MacBook Pro: thinner than your index finger.FORTUNE -- Don't call it a MacBook Air. Apple's newest 15-inch uber-notebook may be thinner and lighter than older MacBook Pro models, but its redesigned aluminum body houses a...
4 things to know about the new MacBook Pro
News360 iPad app update offers a prettier way to read the news

Rovio Goes Gravity-Free With Angry Birds Space (Video)

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Curious how Rovio planned on dealing with physics in the forthcoming Angry Birds Space? I have been, too. If we presume that Rovio is playing by the physical laws of space, a lack of gravity fundamentally changes the game. But apparently, that’s the point. Rovio took us to the international...
Rovio Goes Gravity-Free With Angry Birds Space (Video)
Post MWC: Total Immersion’s Augmented Reality Concepts Assist E-Commerce
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?