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Biographer Walter Isaacson on the Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

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Walter Isaacson author of the Steve Jobs biography has said in the past he omitted certain details and even referred to the book as a “first or second draft” when discussing plans to expand it with an addendum in a future re-release of the best-selling bio. While we’ve heard...
Biographer Walter Isaacson on the Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

WALTER ISAACSON: The Real Leadership Lessons From Steve Jobs

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This post originally appeared at Harvard Business Review.  His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had...
WALTER ISAACSON: The Real Leadership Lessons From Steve Jobs

Secrets of the biggest selling launch ever

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Apple reports that on the first day they sold more than $150,000,000 worth of iPads. I can't think of a product or movie or any other launch that has ever come close to generating that much direct revenue.Are their tactics are reserved for giant consumer fads? I don't think so....
Secrets of the biggest selling launch ever

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut - review

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PS3, Rising Star Games, cert: 18Depending on who you talk to, Deadly Premonition is either a joke or a masterpiece. Essentially Twin Peaks refracted through a Japanese survival horror prism, the game first hit the Xbox 360 back in 2010, where its off-kilter character interactions and bizarre optional activities (shaving!...
Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut - review

Precision and purpose: Ubuntu 12.04 and the Unity HUD reviewed

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Ubuntu 12.04, codenamed Precise Pangolin, rolled out last month. The new version of the popular Linux distribution brings updated software and new features, including the highly-anticipated Heads-Up Display (HUD) interface. The HUD is one of several excellent improvements that have helped to make Ubuntu's Unity desktop shell even better in...
Precision and purpose: Ubuntu 12.04 and the Unity HUD reviewed

Dropbox Automator Update Brings Kindle Upload, Google+ Integration

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Dropbox Automator has gotten a major update this week, adding a Google+/Picasa uploader, support for sending files to Box.net and to Amazon's Kindle. Better yet, the service now lets users restrict access to just one folder in Dropbox. We covered Dropbox Automator when it launched at the end of December,...
Dropbox Automator Update Brings Kindle Upload, Google+ Integration

Apple updates Final Cut Pro X with multicam editing, broadcast monitoring, Photoshop support and more (Motion and Compressor, too)

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Apple updated its Final Cut Pro X video editing software this morning with some much-needed improvements. It is a significant update, because Final Cut Pro X version 10.0.3 now appeases to pro editors with two new features, including multicam editing that automatically syncs up to 64 angles of video and photos,...
Apple updates Final Cut Pro X with multicam editing, broadcast monitoring, Photoshop support and more (Motion and Compressor, too)

Scrabble for the iPad: stir in some iPhones and it's the best $1,000 you ever spent on a board game

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You can't deny, it's pretty metaphysically silly to be playing a board game your parents bought at a yard sale for $2 on a $500+ iPad, in conjunction with two or more $200+ iPhones. Mix in service plans, accessories, the price of the app ($10), and the bribes you'll...
Scrabble for the iPad: stir in some iPhones and it's the best $1,000 you ever spent on a board game

Roku 3 review: our favorite media streamer, and the simplest to use, too

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Roku's media streamers have carved out a notable niche for themselves, with what started out as a Netflix box, but quickly grew to include hundreds of other entertainment options. Whatever they've lacked in style, they've always made up for with an easy-to-navigate menu and remote, not to mention low...
Roku 3 review: our favorite media streamer, and the simplest to use, too

Mists of Pandaria fixes what isn't broken

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As I've played the new WoW expansion this week and journeyed through the lands of Pandaria I've been struck by two seemingly contradictory facts: Blizzard has crafted the best expansion for World of Warcraft yet, and if I didn't have a ton of friends playing the game I would...
Mists of Pandaria fixes what isn't broken
Samsung Galaxy S III review round-up
Hands On With Nokia's Here Maps For iOS: Good Stop-Gap Until Native Google Maps [Video]
From Windows 8 to Raspberry Pi, we pick the top IT stories of 2012

Insert Coin semifinalist: Moedls 3D scanner for your phone hands-on

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Moedls (pronounced moy-dles) inventor John Fehr, being a semifinalist in our Insert Coin competition, is obviously on hand here at Expand. While we were impressed with what we saw from afar, we were really excited to see the low-cost 3D scanner in person. The laser-cut housing for the lasers...
Insert Coin semifinalist: Moedls 3D scanner for your phone hands-on

Chameleon Launcher for Tablets v1.0 available on Google Play for $10 (video)

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After a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign (twice) and a month or so beta period, the highly anticipated Chameleon launcher is finally available for Android tablets. In case you were at your summer home and out of reach, check out our Insert Coin post concerning this home screen replacement that...
Chameleon Launcher for Tablets v1.0 available on Google Play for $10 (video)

Osum is 'Instagram with a buy button', a mobile marketplace for beautiful things

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The idea of a ‘mobile-first second-hand market’ isn’t exactly new. We’ve seen many companies try it before, from Yardsale to Stuffle but Osum is a new iPhone app launching today that buts a fresh twist on the idea. Imagine if every photo you saw shared on Instagram had a ‘buy’ button....
Osum is 'Instagram with a buy button', a mobile marketplace for beautiful things

Missouri's Newsy Changes Journalism on the iPad

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Jim Spencer spent the end of the 90's as an executive at NBC, AOL and Ask Jeeves when those were all viable media companies, before the dotcom crash. Now he's taking on the iPad media era from an office across the street at his alma mater, the University of Missouri-Columbia....
Missouri's Newsy Changes Journalism on the iPad

Apple releases Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 update

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Apple has released Mac OS X Lion version 10.7.3 and while there doesn’t seem to be any new goodies for iPhone or iPad users, if you’re running Apple’s desktop OS, it’s waiting for you via Software Update. OS X Lion was first shown off at Apple’s Back to the...
Apple releases Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 update

Skype Gets Group Video Chat

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Skype, one of the Web's most popular video chat clients, announced today that its newest version will include a new group chat feature that will allow up to five people to video chat with each other at once. The feature is going to be part of a new set of...
Skype Gets Group Video Chat

Twitter releases its Cassandra client to the open source developer community

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Twitter loves open source. In fact, its engineers are known to be heavy consumers and producers of open source technology, and the team has already managed to release a lot of its own work into the community, including Bootstrap, a toolkit for kickstarting CSS for websites and apps. Last week, Twitter announced it...
Twitter releases its Cassandra client to the open source developer community

KrystalBoard wants to replace blackboards and whiteboards with liquid crystals

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If you ask most people, they'd tell you there's nothing wrong with the standard classroom set-up of a blackboard and chalk, or a whiteboard and dry-erase markers. Nicholas DePorzio isn't most people, though. At Northeastern University's Husky Startup Challenge Demo Day, he took home the "audience favorite" prize for...
KrystalBoard wants to replace blackboards and whiteboards with liquid crystals

Windows Blue screenshot tour

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We probably don't need to tell you that one of the first things we did upon finding out that Windows Blue had leaked was download that sucker. (Sorry Microsoft, we can't help ourselves.) Well, after some finagling we got it up and running in a virtual machine and gave...
Windows Blue screenshot tour

GoPro iOS app is finally available, adds live viewfinder and remote controls for action cameras

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GoPro owners have had a long wait, but the company's iOS remote app (Android "coming soon") is finally available and ready to work for those possessing both an HD Hero2 camera and WiFi BacPac accessory. While the hardware will cost you the app itself is free, and adds capabilities...
GoPro iOS app is finally available, adds live viewfinder and remote controls for action cameras

KeyPoint's Adaptxt keyboard enters beta for Android tablets, adds handwriting for that extra touch

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Aftermarket keyboard layouts are still relatively rare among tablets, which makes KeyPoint Technologies' new Adaptxt beta for Android tablets that much more valuable. Along with optionally splitting up the keyboard to make thumb typing that much gentler, it expands on the stock keyboard formula with aggressive word prediction and...
KeyPoint's Adaptxt keyboard enters beta for Android tablets, adds handwriting for that extra touch

Planets Defense - review

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Android, iPhone, iPad; Lightworks; £1.49Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewPlanets Defense is a game of solar system domination with no plot or scene setting, just you against the red spaceships. Your job is to mine resources, build and upgrade spacecraft and colonise new planets, while defending your bases....
Planets Defense - review
BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will get BlackBerry 10 update

Apple releases iOS 6 update

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Apple released an update to its mobile operating system Thursday, aiming to fix several bugs. It's common for the company to release updates after a new operating system launches to smooth out some of the software's rough edges. According to Apple, the latest version of iOS 6 will fix problems...
Apple releases iOS 6 update
5 reasons why the future of Hadoop is real-time (relatively speaking)

Windows Phone 7.5 gets multiple Google Calendar sync, additional Gmail features

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Google's improved how its calendar and email services interact with Windows Phones running the Mango update. Users can now cram up to 25 different calendars into the Metro OS's built-in calendar app. The setup's not exactly seamless; you need to navigate your Windows Phone to the Google Sync page,...
Windows Phone 7.5 gets multiple Google Calendar sync, additional Gmail features

Microsoft smooths out some of SkyDrive's rough edges

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Microsoft's answer to Google Drive continues to mature, as SkyDrive gains selective syncing powers, the ability to share from the Desktop, and mobile updates for Android and Windows Phone. [Read more]...
Microsoft smooths out some of SkyDrive's rough edges
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