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Apple’s Gatekeeper pushes developers toward a Mac App Store future

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Today, Apple announced Mac OS X Mountain Lion and a host of new features coming summer 2012. Even a quick look at the announcement reveals just how much the Mac is moving towards iOS — in more ways than one. Beyond the sheen of new iOS-like features, Apple announced an important...
Apple’s Gatekeeper pushes developers toward a Mac App Store future

LG's voice recognition app studies English, aims to pass the test next year

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LG's Quick Voice app's monolingual status shouldn't last long. After a quick restyle -- it's now Q Voice -- the app is gearing up to launch internationally with an English language version ready for the first half of next year. LG also adds a bit more detail on its...
LG's voice recognition app studies English, aims to pass the test next year

Kanex's DualRole is a USB 3.0 hub and Ethernet adapter for modern MacBooks

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The glitzy sheen of that Retina Display MacBook Pro or MacBook Air probably tarnished a little when you realized you'd need to sacrifice a USB or Thunderbolt if you wanted Ethernet connectivity. Just in time for Macworld, Kanex is shuttling out DualRole, a three-port USB 3.0 hub and Ethernet...
Kanex's DualRole is a USB 3.0 hub and Ethernet adapter for modern MacBooks

Sumo Logic, Generating Big Data from Log Files, Lands $30 Million from Accel

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When exactly was the last time you thought about the log file generated by one of your servers? It was probably when something wasn’t going right and you’re trying to troubleshoot some mysterious digital misfire somewhere along a complicated chain of machines. Managing systems logs is one of the more...
Sumo Logic, Generating Big Data from Log Files, Lands $30 Million from Accel

Please Let This Apple Rumor Be True: A Smart Watch That Talks to Your iPhone

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It's that time of year again. The Apple rumor mill is working overtime as customers await iOS 6 and the iPhone 5 in the fall, with a 7-inch iPad and long-anticipated HDTV set on the horizon. One purported iOS 6 feature could propel Apple into wearable computing in a very...
Please Let This Apple Rumor Be True: A Smart Watch That Talks to Your iPhone

HTC One SV on Cricket 4G hands-on (video)

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Ready to make its debut on Cricket Wireless, we've spent some time with the One SV here at CES. In a great flame red finish, the specification sheet matches what we've seen on the Desire X and Desire C. There's a strong-performing 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 display with a...
HTC One SV on Cricket 4G hands-on (video)

Podio sees surprisingly high Ubuntu numbers, delivers One integration

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The Citrix-owned enterprise collaboration platform Podio is keen to plug into as many other platforms as it can. That’s why it’s already integrated access to Google Docs, ShareFiles and Dropbox files, and why it’s just done the same for Ubuntu One. As this post from the company’s blog puts it,...
Podio sees surprisingly high Ubuntu numbers, delivers One integration

Newsweek shuts print edition, goes gently into digital night

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Another icon of 20th century news reporting is about to disappear. Newsweek editor Tina Brown announced this morning that the magazine will publish its final print copy on December 31 but live on in a new tablet edition known as Newsweek Global. The move appeared to be inevitable after recent...
Newsweek shuts print edition, goes gently into digital night

How extreme do you need your PC?

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A wonderful thing about computers, like cars, is that there’s one out there for everyone. But in recent weeks I’ve been particularly sensitive to a trend I truly don’t understand: Computers, or cases for them, that don’t seem to be designed with their users in mind. This is because they...
How extreme do you need your PC?
Startup Stories: They turned down a Google acquisition. Now what?

Sharp AQUOS SH-06D arrives from Japan, we go hands-on (video)

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Sharp's AQUOS SH-06D will most probably never leave the Land of The Rising Sun. That doesn't stop us, however, from lusting after its 4.5-inch. This 720p display also manages 3D, spread across a slinky 10mm frame that houses NTT DoCoMo's recently launched NOTTV streaming broadcast system. The device arrives...
Sharp AQUOS SH-06D arrives from Japan, we go hands-on (video)
Four South Korean startups to watch

Microsoft Office web apps get big update ahead of Windows 8

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Microsoft just completed its makeover of Office Web Apps, adding improved touch support for phones and tablets and a modern sheen to complement the upcoming Windows 8. The improvements have been available as a preview since July, and Microsoft says more than 750,000 users opted in to test the...
Microsoft Office web apps get big update ahead of Windows 8
Let's admit it... Steve Jobs was lucky

Slingshot Labs Is Dead – News Corp Axes The MySpace Idea Incubator

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Word is circulating that before the weekend Slingshot Labs fired all its employees and drew the shades on the windows. The incubator for technologies that could be implemented into MySpace is now kaput. Earlier this year rumor was out that perhaps Slingshot’s days were numbered. TechCrunch ran a story opposing the...
Slingshot Labs Is Dead – News Corp Axes The MySpace Idea Incubator

Betaworks Unveils Its Vision for a Brand New Digg

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At its peak, Digg was the go-to site for social news and commentary. But the site's influence and popularity has diminished with the rise of the social Web. Now, a start-up in New York is attempting to revive the site and restore its former sheen. On Tuesday, the first version...
Betaworks Unveils Its Vision for a Brand New Digg

Crystal White PS Vita landing in Hong Kong June 28th, overpriced import shops two days later

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It was bound to happen eventually, every other gadget does it. After debuting in a serious black sheen, the PS Vita is now getting a stylish white shell as well. Sadly, the shiny new pale version will only be available in Hong Kong at first, starting June 28th. There's...
Crystal White PS Vita landing in Hong Kong June 28th, overpriced import shops two days later

Hands-On With Samsung's ATIV S: A Windows Phone 8 Whopper That's Got Galaxy SIII-Style

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      The Samsung ATIV S is a whopper of a Windows Phone. Indeed it looks like Samsung has repurposed the Samsung GSIII’s generous form to accomodate Microsoft’s latest WP8 OS. The phone is very thin and light which certainly helps keep the heft down, and felt polished rather than...
Hands-On With Samsung's ATIV S: A Windows Phone 8 Whopper That's Got Galaxy SIII-Style

Nokia Lumia 720 preview: a slim and 'trendy' Windows Phone 8 handset for the social networking set (update: hands-on video)

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It's what the 920 should've been -- the Lumia 720, that is. And that's likely what other press will claim, as well. From the moment Nokia laid the slim, 4.3-inch device in our hands, it was apparent the company has a different user in its sights: the hyper social...
Nokia Lumia 720 preview: a slim and 'trendy' Windows Phone 8 handset for the social networking set (update: hands-on video)
Optimus 3D 2 pictured again before MWC, rumored to be thinner and lighter than the original
There's high trust in clean power despite the negative headlines

Futulele goes live for iPad, ukelele serenades just went multi-touch (video)

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Futulele has come a long way since we saw it in March; it's now on the App Store and has put on a lot of sheen in return for slipping past the original April release target. Along with a few more flowers to reinforce the Hawaiian vibe, Amidio's definitive...
Futulele goes live for iPad, ukelele serenades just went multi-touch (video)

Project Pink: Microsoft Launches Social Networking Phones Tomorrow

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Microsoft is expected to reveal a line of social networking-centric phones during a live webcast tomorrow. The launch is the culmination of a long-running project within Microsoft called “Project Pink”.The webcast carries the slogan “We’re For Sharing”, while press invites to the event read “It’s time to share”. Leaked...
Project Pink: Microsoft Launches Social Networking Phones Tomorrow

Google Updates The Gmail Android App, Now Works Better With 7-inch Tabs

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The latest Gmail Android app update brings several new features, but this is a must-have for 7-inch tablets. Google slightly reworked the UI and it now works better with 7-inch tablets. Previously, when in landscape mode, the app would occasionally abruptly cut off messages. That’s now fixed for 7-inch tablets...
Google Updates The Gmail Android App, Now Works Better With 7-inch Tabs
What Bang With Friends teaches us about anonymity in tech

Zynga Tries Again With Draw Something 2, a Celebrity-Infused Social Network

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(Photo: Twitter/RyanSeacrest) Celebrity revelations rarely arrive without some behind-the-scenes orchestration, which is what we imagine happened this afternoon when Ryan Seacrest “gave away Zynga’s secret,” by outting the launch of Draw Something 2 on Twitter. After all, Mr. Seacrest’s production company RS Productions also happens to have acquired the rights to the...
Zynga Tries Again With Draw Something 2, a Celebrity-Infused Social Network

Chrome creeps lower as IE9 surges, for the second straight month

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Well, what the heck. For the second straight month, according to the well-regarded NetMarketShare, Chrome lost global aggregate market share. Internet Explorer 9 surged, but IE as a whole eased, just like Chrome. Firefox, on the strength of its 10th version (which is quite good), eked minor gains. We watch this...
Chrome creeps lower as IE9 surges, for the second straight month

I/Overload?

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Did Google’s conference succeed? It launched dozens of products and services in its 205-minute keynote, but did the world understand them? I saw some of the smartest journalists in technology struggling to handle the information density. But what’s the alternative? Break it up across multiple days, or even multiple conferences?...
I/Overload?

Samsung Galaxy Camera review: a 21x compact zoom brought to life by Android

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There were no heckles, boos or crickets for Samsung's reps back at IFA. But it's fair to say that the atmosphere following its unveiling of the Galaxy Camera was as muted as it was polite. It didn't help that most journalists in that meeting room were there primarily to...
Samsung Galaxy Camera review: a 21x compact zoom brought to life by Android

Celebrities on Instagram - who to follow and why

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Madonna may have fallen foul of the photo-sharing platform's rules regarding mature content but, from Justin Bieber to Lena Dunham, plenty more accounts offer glimpses behind the scenes of stardomMadonna (madonna)It's only in its early stages, but Madonna's account shows real promise. While most stars like to demonstrate what nice...
Celebrities on Instagram - who to follow and why
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