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Mobile Users Prefer Wi-Fi Over Cellular for Price, Speed, and Reliability

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Smartphone and tablet users prefer using Wi-Fi over cellular connections, and consider Wi-Fi cheaper, faster, easier to use, more reliable and, even, slightly more secure than cellular....
Mobile Users Prefer Wi-Fi Over Cellular for Price, Speed, and Reliability

RIM’s Q1 2013 Results: $518 Million Loss On $2.8 Billion In Revenue, BlackBerry 10 Launch Pushed To 2013

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RIM has just released their Q1 2013 financials, and they’re about as bleak as the company expected. The Canadian company reported a loss of $518 million (which breaks down to $0.99/share diluted) on revenues of $2.8 billion. To put that in a bit of perspective, RIM reported a net loss...
RIM’s Q1 2013 Results: $518 Million Loss On $2.8 Billion In Revenue, BlackBerry 10 Launch Pushed To 2013

Facebook building ‘blazing fast’ iOS app, New York Times says

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Facebook is working on making a faster version of its mobile app, according to the New York Times today. The app is reportedly being built primarily with Objective-C, a language that should make the app significantly faster than it is now. Facebook’s mobile apps are much slower than other apps...
Facebook building ‘blazing fast’ iOS app, New York Times says

OS X Lion hits 10.7.5 with most recent update, brings improved security with Gatekeeper

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While the latest software for OS X Lion isn't nearly as exciting as a couple of other updates that Apple released today, Lion users will find a few worthwhile improvements within the new OS X 10.7.5 update. Most importantly, the latest software introduces Gatekeeper, a security feature from Mountain...
OS X Lion hits 10.7.5 with most recent update, brings improved security with Gatekeeper

Live From Chirp: Twitter’s Platform Roadmap

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Ryan Sarver, Twitter’s Director of Platform, has just taken the stage at Chirp, where he’s giving third party developers an outline of what they can expect in the future from Twitter’s all-important developer platform. 75% of all traffic to twitter comes from third party clients, 60% of tweets come from...
Live From Chirp: Twitter’s Platform Roadmap

Twitter explains its “turbulence” from today in-depth, and it wasn’t due to an attack

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As we reported earlier, Twitter had some serious problems today, going down for over an hour and then back up and down over the next few. The company didn’t provide much of a reason for this, other than it was a “cascading bug”, but the company had more to say...
Twitter explains its “turbulence” from today in-depth, and it wasn’t due to an attack
FCC approves voluntary Anti-Bot Code to help ISPs deal with botnets

Apple releases EFI firmware updates for 2011 Macs, crushes bugs

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If you're anything like us, your inner-geek revels in hearing rare system beeps while holding down obscure key combos that only occur while updating low-level firmware. While much of those theatrics have since disappeared in the modern era, those of you with 2011 iMacs, Mac Minis, MacBook Pros and...
Apple releases EFI firmware updates for 2011 Macs, crushes bugs

Head of Groupon Goods Faisal Masud is leaving to take a new job

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Two months after firing its CEO, Groupon is facing another setback: The executive in charge of Groupon Goods, the part of the company that has provided a bright spot in an otherwise struggling daily deals business, has resigned, sources close to the situation have told us. Faisal Masud, the vice president of...
Head of Groupon Goods Faisal Masud is leaving to take a new job

Apple is all aboard with licensing the Swiss clock icon

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Amidst all of the mobile licensing and patent disputes of late, one has been worked out: Apple has come to terms with the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and will pay licensing fee for the clock icon in iOS 6. Details of the agreement weren’t disclosed, but it’s a done deal...
Apple is all aboard with licensing the Swiss clock icon

Google releases official Google Maps application for iOS, features turn-by-turn navigation, transit, Street View

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In line with expectations from earlier today, Google has released an official Google Maps application for Apple’s iOS platform. The application runs on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The free application arrives following several rumors about the app, and comes in the weeks following Apple’s official launch of iOS...
Google releases official Google Maps application for iOS, features turn-by-turn navigation, transit, Street View

Review: Connectify Dispatch combines network adapters to increase speed and reliability

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Beyond the Hotspot software that comprises the bulk of their business, Connectify Inc. makes another utility for laptop enthusiasts: Dispatch. The adapters list appears at the bottom of the main interface window, and a handy graph provides throughput information over time. Connectify Dispatch works by simultaneously leveraging the multiple...
Review: Connectify Dispatch combines network adapters to increase speed and reliability

Skype Restores People Hub Integration In Latest Windows Phone Update, Adds HD Video

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Skype released an update today for Windows Phone, which restores the “People Hub” integration (Windows Phone’s fancy address book) that had been disabled in January due to bugginess and performance issues. Though today’s blog post from Skype doesn’t directly address the Hub’s former problems, it does hint at them by saying that...
Skype Restores People Hub Integration In Latest Windows Phone Update, Adds HD Video

Apple Seeds OS X 10.7.5 Build 11G15 to Developers

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Following yesterday's news that Apple was preparing to begin seeding versions of OS X 10.7.5 to developers, the first of those developer seeds has now been released. This first version arrives as Build 11G15 and asks testers to focus their efforts on the following areas:- Graphics performance and quality -...
Apple Seeds OS X 10.7.5 Build 11G15 to Developers
Skype updates Windows Phone app, temporarily nixes People Hub integration

Apple Releases iOS 5.1.1 with HDR, AirPlay, and Safari Syncing Bug Fixes

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Apple today released iOS 5.1.1, offering bug fixes and other improvements for recent models of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including: - Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut - Addresses bugs that could prevent...
Apple Releases iOS 5.1.1 with HDR, AirPlay, and Safari Syncing Bug Fixes

Ann Arbor to use V2V tech to prevent car crashes

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The University of Michigan will outfit 3,000 drivers with V2V devices to study the technology's reliability and efficacy in preventing car crashes. [Read more]...
Ann Arbor to use V2V tech to prevent car crashes

Google deprecates old App Engine datastore in favor of High-Replication version

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Google is deprecating the Master/Slave Datastore used by its cloud platform App Engine in favor of the High-Replication Datastore (HRD), which offers better reliability, the company said [in blog post on Wednesday....
Google deprecates old App Engine datastore in favor of High-Replication version

Facebook Developers Increasingly Concerned About Platform Reliability

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If you are going to build an application on Facebook, you’d expect that users will be able to access your application as long as it’s developed properly, but unfortunately Facebook’s reliability has not been at its peak recently. Yesterday the company posted that they were “investigating issues that may be...
Facebook Developers Increasingly Concerned About Platform Reliability

7 months after acquiring it, Kwaga sells push notification service Boxcar to ProcessOne

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Well that was short-lived. Just seven months after it acquired Boxcar, French startup Kwaga (maker of Writethat.name) has announced that it is selling the push notifications service to fellow Paris-based company ProcessOne. Under the deal, the financial terms of which haven’t been disclosed, the technology and IP behind Boxcar will...
7 months after acquiring it, Kwaga sells push notification service Boxcar to ProcessOne
Verizon launches LTE in 29 additional markets, inches closer to 500 overall markets

How Facebook solves the IT culture wars and scales its site

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Scaling isn’t just a matter of software and code, there’s also a huge cultural issue at play. At Facebook, solving problems between the engineering and operations teams, quelling fears about job loss related to automation at the employee level, and delivering tools to monitor the company’s IT operations all play...
How Facebook solves the IT culture wars and scales its site

Apple releases iOS 6.0.1, bringing fix for iPhone 5 OTA updates, keyboard glitches, WiFi performance and more

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Apple has released the  iOS 6.0.1 update for its portable devices. The update is rolling out now on Apple’s servers and to its mobile devices. Here are the items contained in the update: Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air Fixes a...
Apple releases iOS 6.0.1, bringing fix for iPhone 5 OTA updates, keyboard glitches, WiFi performance and more

Google Launches Trusted Stores Program, Offers $1,000 Lifetime Purchase Protection

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Google today announced the official launch of its Trusted Stores Program. This program is meant to give online shoppers more assurances that participating online retailers are actually trustworthy. Online retailers who choose to participate in this program will be able to display report cards on their sites that rate the...
Google Launches Trusted Stores Program, Offers $1,000 Lifetime Purchase Protection

Microsoft Calls On "SNL" Alum Schneider To Bash Google Docs

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In a new series of ads Microsoft is trying to cast doubt on the reliability of Google Docs. A couple of new spots featuring Saturday Night Live alum Rob Schneider (and in one case Pete Rose) argue that Google Docs is too much of a “risk” and “not worth the...
Microsoft Calls On "SNL" Alum Schneider To Bash Google Docs
Dear Yammer and the entire cloud wave: If you expect companies to use your software, it has to work
Twilio and Microsoft partner to bring cloud communications to Azure developers

ReadWrite Mobile Carrier Survey: What Would It Take For You To Switch?

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Choosing the right mobile carrier is a big decision for everyone from individuals to small and large corporations. There are lots of factors to consider in making the right choice, from coverage areas and reliability to speeds and technologies to what handsets are available. Just as important, the choices you...
ReadWrite Mobile Carrier Survey: What Would It Take For You To Switch?

Copyright Troll Malibu Media Seeking 'Six Strikes' Info From Verizon In Lawsuit

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One of the many complaints about the "six strikes" Copyright Alert System (CAS) in the US is the fact that while it doesn't directly lead to litigation, there is nothing in the agreement that prevents copyright holders from seeking out and using information from the six strikes system in copyright...
Copyright Troll Malibu Media Seeking 'Six Strikes' Info From Verizon In Lawsuit

Google shreds plans for physical Google Wallet credit card

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Earlier this week Google confirmed that its head of Google Wallet will leave later this year, and today AllThingsD reports that the company is scrapping its plans for a physical credit card that would accompany its mobile payment service. Google CEO Larry Page reportedly canned the physical card just last...
Google shreds plans for physical Google Wallet credit card
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