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YouTube Improves Captions With New Formats, Languages, And More

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Captions on YouTube videos can’t be all that exciting. It’s been around since 2006. But apparently caption functionality has been widely extended, according to a blog post by YouTube. The video sharing platform that takes up half the work day for most of us has introduced new languages to YouTube’s...
YouTube Improves Captions With New Formats, Languages, And More

With Stronger Parental Controls, Amazon Tells Mobile Developers They Can Offer Pricier In-App Purchases

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Amazon is now letting developers charge higher prices for in-app purchases thanks to new parental controls it just strengthened. The company sent out an e-mail to developers today that said: “With our parental controls functionality now updated, in-app items over $20 may now be submitted via the developer portal.” Developers...
With Stronger Parental Controls, Amazon Tells Mobile Developers They Can Offer Pricier In-App Purchases

Fujifilm M-Mount Adapter brings Leica lenses to the X-Pro1

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It's not the cheapest, and it's not the first, but if you've been holding out on picking up an M-Mount adapter for your X-Pro1 with the hope that Fujifilm with launch a Leica-friendly accessory of its own, your patience does appear to have paid off. The camera maker just...
Fujifilm M-Mount Adapter brings Leica lenses to the X-Pro1

SCREENSHOTS: Here's Your First Look At iOS 6 For The iPhone (AAPL)

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Apple released a beta version of iOS 6, its new operating system for iPhones and iPads, to developers today. And we got to test it out! iOS 6 won't be available to the public until later this fall, so this is will be your only preview until then. Keep reading...
SCREENSHOTS: Here's Your First Look At iOS 6 For The iPhone (AAPL)

Say good-bye to your address book, Evernote’s contact app Hello is better

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Every phone has a contact list, but how useful are they? According to Evernote chief executive officer Phil Libin, not very helpful at all. His answer to the standard address book is Evernote Hello, a photo-based contact app which organizes contacts “visually, chronologically and contextually.“ The app got some major updates today to help...
Say good-bye to your address book, Evernote’s contact app Hello is better

Search In Cursive: Google Now Lets You Hand-Write Search Queries On Phones And Tablets

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Google just added a new feature to its mobile search page that lets you hand-write search queries without having to use your phone’s or tablet’s keyboard. Once enabled, you simply start writing on your screen and Google will translate your scribbles into a search query. The new feature will work...
Search In Cursive: Google Now Lets You Hand-Write Search Queries On Phones And Tablets
Lenovo releases Android 4.0 update for US ThinkPad Tablets

Google Play Music app update brings tweaks to Now Playing, Recent, playlists and widget

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Ever since introducing the Google Music app in beta last year its developers have been hard at work trimming away the rougher edges and that's never been more evident than in the new 4.3.606 version now available for download. While Google Play Music's overall look hasn't shifted significantly, the...
Google Play Music app update brings tweaks to Now Playing, Recent, playlists and widget

Google includes Jelly Bean easter egg in Android 4.1: yes, it's cute (video)

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In Gingerbread, those tapping repeatedly on the version number with Android's "Settings" menu were greeted with a picture of "zombie art" by Jack Larson. In Honeycomb, a bee found its buzz. In Ice Cream Sandwich, we saw an image of the Android robot dressed up in an Ice Cream...
Google includes Jelly Bean easter egg in Android 4.1: yes, it's cute (video)

Video: New iPad in Vietnam

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An unauthorized preview, three days before Apple-sanctioned sales begin Side by side: iPad 2 and new iPad Despite Apple's (AAPL) best efforts to keep a lid on the thing, a pair of Vietnamese bloggers managed to get their hands on a new iPad and post a 4-minute unboxing video on...
Video: New iPad in Vietnam
Steam adds remote game downloads (hands-on)

Google Chrome searches redirecting to blank.html, but there's a fix

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There's no word yet on what exactly is causing it, but various Google Chrome users are reporting that searches from the omnibox / address bar that go nowhere. While the instant results appear properly, once the user hits enter they're sent to a blank.html page that's just that, blank....
Google Chrome searches redirecting to blank.html, but there's a fix

Here's Every Hidden Feature in iOS 6 Apple Didn't Tell You About (AAPL)

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Maps, the Siri update, and Passbook seemed to steal the show when Apple introduced its next mobile operating system, iOS 6. But there are hundreds of other improvements in the update. Since we've been playing around with iOS 6 this week, we figured we'd show you all the cool stuff...
Here's Every Hidden Feature in iOS 6 Apple Didn't Tell You About (AAPL)

EFF labels Apple products “beautiful crystal prisons”, calls for a mobile bill of rights

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Apple’s control over its iOS and Mac OS ecosystems has repeatedly called into question in times past but a new report from privacy advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has put the spotlight on the company yet again, calling for the company to relax its right grip on its products...
EFF labels Apple products “beautiful crystal prisons”, calls for a mobile bill of rights
Windows Phone 8 shown running on 64GB Vertu with integrated SkyDrive storage?

Apple rumored to offer Baidu search to Chinese iPhone users

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Apple is reportedly lining up Baidu to join the search engines available on iOS devices when the sixth iteration of the operating system is detailed next week. Baidu serves around 80 percent of queries in the country and the move will serve Cupertino's twin goals of placing Google at...
Apple rumored to offer Baidu search to Chinese iPhone users

Plex Android app updated with remote control from mobile devices, new transcoding

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While it was exciting to hear that XBMC is making its way to Android, the Plex media center has been on the platform since last year and was recently updated with a few new features. Version 2.2.0.5 of the $5 app adds the ability to accept remote control commands...
Plex Android app updated with remote control from mobile devices, new transcoding
Android Design guidelines updated with best practices for settings and navigation

HTC EVO 4G LTE firmware update begins rollout today, exterminates the bugs

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Sprint's EVO 4G LTE has seen all sorts of setbacks and obstacles since its official announcement -- a customs roadblock and the lack of a live LTE network, most notably. Regardless, it's the flagship of choice on the Hesse-led carrier's lineup and, as any subscriber that's opted in for...
HTC EVO 4G LTE firmware update begins rollout today, exterminates the bugs
500px iPad app update removes all trace of NSFW photos, founder cites family-friendly values
Google Play Music debuts labs features with desktop notifications, HTML5 audio
PlayStation Store comes to the Sony Xperia S, 14 PS One titles available
HTC to beat Apple patent predicament with custom Android builds

Google Wallet suspends prepaid payment cards to prevent "painfully easy" attack

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Google Wallet will temporarily stop provisioning prepaid credit cards to prevent the exploitation of a recently discovered vulnerability which allows crooks to siphon funds out of devices that are lost or stolen. Google disabled the prepaid capability on February 10, a day after The Smartphone Champ blog exposed what...
Google Wallet suspends prepaid payment cards to prevent "painfully easy" attack

Apple Updates Apple TV to Version 5.0.1

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Apple has released a new update for the generation 2 and 3 Apple TV models. The update allows movies and TV show previews from the iTunes Store to be vied in HD and fixes a few other minor issues. Apple TV Software Update 5.0.1 iTunes previews - Previews for...
Apple Updates Apple TV to Version 5.0.1

The @facebook E-Mail Switch: Another Nudge Toward a Facebook Communications System

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For the past two years, Facebook has moved slowly but surely into new territories. The company’s expansion into e-mail and Messages clearly showed the social giant’s lofty ambitions: To upset our existing communications systems and replace them with its own. It’s been slow going (I can’t say I’ve seen any...
The @facebook E-Mail Switch: Another Nudge Toward a Facebook Communications System
Google rolls out bugfix updates to Google Maps, Shopper, and Chrome for Android
HTC Sensation 4G gets Android 4.0 on May 16th, Amaze 4G update available 'in the coming weeks'
Japanese language support next in line for Siri?

How To Master All That Free iCloud Storage Apple Gives You (AAPL)

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iCloud may not be the perfect solution for keeping all your iDevices backed up and in sync, but compared to Apple's last attempt, MobileMe, it's a godsend. Plus, it's free this time around. Even if you don't want to use iCloud to back up your contacts, emails, etc., it's...
How To Master All That Free iCloud Storage Apple Gives You (AAPL)
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