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HTC making One X covers in two designs, multiple colors

T-Mobile to Get Its Hands on Nokia's Windows Phone 8-based Lumia 810

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T-Mobile said on Monday that it will have exclusive dibs on the Lumia 810, a new midrange Windows Phone 8 smartphone. Nokia last month announced two other Windows Phone 8 devices, the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. AT&T said last week that it will have the U.S. exclusive on the...
T-Mobile to Get Its Hands on Nokia's Windows Phone 8-based Lumia 810

Buffalo 802.11ac Wi-Fi solution hits the shell

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Buffalo announces the availability of its first 802.11ac, the next and much faster generation of Wi-Fi solution. [Read more]...
Buffalo 802.11ac Wi-Fi solution hits the shell

What you need to know about CISPA: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

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While the US government getting involved in Internet affairs is nothing new, it has only been three months since SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) kicked up dust and called attention to some potential threats to our civil liberties. While SOPA wasn’t “new”, it took quite a bit of time for...
What you need to know about CISPA: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

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

Samsung confirms Pink Galaxy Note coming soon, we go hands-on (video)

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Sure, you can personalize your Galaxy Note by sketching with the 5.3-inch phablet's S Pen, but there's no better way to express your mobile-obsessed self than by dressing your device in a flashy new color. Pink is the flavor of the month over at Samsung, which just gave us...
Samsung confirms Pink Galaxy Note coming soon, we go hands-on (video)

Review: Pokki shows the Windows 8 that might have been

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The death of the Start menu is way up there on my personal list of modern tech tragedies and epic Microsoft blunders. It's almost as egregious as Microsoft Bob, but not as funny. Fortunately, there's no lack of ways to bring it back, from traditional-looking applications such as Classic...
Review: Pokki shows the Windows 8 that might have been

Asus PadFone 2 is a modular phone and tablet combo

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Some people carry tablets, some people carry phones. Asus is betting there’s a market for folks that want to carry a tablet that’s actually powered by their phone, making it seamless to get at data, apps and web services on either device. The PadFone 2 is the newest device combo...
Asus PadFone 2 is a modular phone and tablet combo

Photos show supposed rear shell for iPad mini

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A new set of photos posted at a Chinese site, NetEase, depict what is allegedly a rear shell for Apple's upcoming mini iPad model. The part notably bears some traits of the iPhone 5, specifically dual grills on the base and a new, smaller dock connector port. If authentic, the...
Photos show supposed rear shell for iPad mini

Review: RetroUI tries to fix Windows 8's usability woes, but only makes them worse

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Windows 8 is doing quite a job of alienating longtime Windows users. No more Start button, but a whole Start screen full of distracting live tiles; a double interface (Desktop and "Modern"); low information density on Modern apps; and the list goes on. For many companies, this isn't a...
Review: RetroUI tries to fix Windows 8's usability woes, but only makes them worse

Shell's security spending in 2008: mapped

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The oil watchdog Platform recently reported on the vast sums Shell spends on security to protect its property and workers. Here's a map of how the $343m spent by Shell worldwide on security in 2008 breaks down. You can see the full leaked data set in this zip file here....
Shell's security spending in 2008: mapped

Your iPhone 5 Doesn't Have To Be Naked Anymore (AAPL)

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The iPhone 5 has been out for about three weeks now. We've been seeing a lot of Apple's latest device out in the wild recently. The problem is, many of them are uncovered.  Lack of protection leaves your precious new phone susceptible to nicks, scratches, water, and worst of all,...
Your iPhone 5 Doesn't Have To Be Naked Anymore (AAPL)

Jacob has a new computer — and a favorite shell

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Jacob has a new computer — and a favorite shell

Daniel Jacobson of Netflix on the API with an Audience

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Alexia Tsotsis, who writes for TechCrunch, had this advice on Twitter earlier today: "Good tech blogger rule of thumb: Avoid using 'API' in headlines when/if you can." Usually, I'm all thumbs myself, but I can't find this particular rule on them anywhere. I suppose I'm not a blogger after all....
Daniel Jacobson of Netflix on the API with an Audience

Leaked iPad 3 shell measured at 0.81mm thicker than iPad 2

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A new photo depicts the iPad 3's shell as being 0.81mm thicker than that of the iPad 2, according to Apple.pro. In the image, both tablets are being measured using digital calipers. The iPad 2 registers at 8.69mm, while the iPad 3 is a straight 9.5mm. Apple's official specifications list...
Leaked iPad 3 shell measured at 0.81mm thicker than iPad 2
Motorola confirms the Atrix HD will not support Lapdock accessory or WebTop environment

Using and managing the Terminal history in OS X

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The Bash Terminal shell in OS X (or other Unix-like systems, for that matter) contains a history feature that can be quite useful. [Read more]...
Using and managing the Terminal history in OS X

Password Security Hole Discovered in Certain FileVault Configurations on OS X 10.7.3

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ZDNet reports on the discovery of a significant breach of password security for certain users of Apple's FileVault encryption system under OS X Lion. Affected systems currently store the login information for every recent user of the machine in plain text, allowing for easy circumvention of encryption. In specific configurations,...
Password Security Hole Discovered in Certain FileVault Configurations on OS X 10.7.3

Bringing the start menu back to Windows 8 is bad news

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Ever since the first glimpses of Windows 8 were shown well over a year ago, naysayers have been trumpeting the death of the start menu as the end of the line for Microsoft. There’s nowhere to go from here except down, according to them. Apparently, moving forward with the start...
Bringing the start menu back to Windows 8 is bad news

Improved Git-enabled Shell Prompt

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Improved Git-enabled Shell Prompt

Toyota joins list of cars with wireless phone charging

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Slowly but surely, car makers are adapting to the smartphone age. First came increased connectivity with features like Ford's Sync AppLink and in-car Wi-Fi hotspots. Now, Toyota and other car makers are planning to add wireless charging pads to their vehicles, so drivers with supported smartphones can power up...
Toyota joins list of cars with wireless phone charging

You cannot copyright a Tweet

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Though this may not completely eliminate liability if a publisher or artist rewraps a whole series of your tweets in a different shell, Zeldman makes an interesting point on the limitations of copyright in regards to short phrases (i.e. tweets): As messages sent via Twitter cannot be longer than 140...
You cannot copyright a Tweet

Apple Seeds iOS 6 Beta 4 to Developers

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We're receiving numerous report that Apple today released the fourth beta of iOS 6, the company's next-generation mobile operating system set to launch "this fall", presumably alongside new iPhone hardware with an official announcement at Apple's September 12 media event. As with previous builds, the new one is arriving as...
Apple Seeds iOS 6 Beta 4 to Developers

Sprint taps Airbiquity to bring the cloud into cars

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Wireless provider Sprint is moving into communication and entertainment systems for vehicles, and it’s bringing Airbiquity along for the ride. The Seattle-based company was selected by Sprint to provide its “Choreo” cloud platform for connected vehicles as part of the new Sprint Velocity system, which was announced earlier today. Sprint...
Sprint taps Airbiquity to bring the cloud into cars

Survey: Google+ Whomps Facebook on User Satisfaction

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If Facebook doesn't stop walking over its users, it risks having them leave for social networks that do a better job of keeping them satisfied - particularly Google+. That's the message in the latest survey by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), which lists several ways in which Facebook continues...
Survey: Google+ Whomps Facebook on User Satisfaction

New Mac malware opens secure reverse shell

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New malware for OS X is making the rounds in security circles, called "Pintsized," but has not yet been determined to be much of a threat. [Read more]...
New Mac malware opens secure reverse shell

Sonic the Hedgehog arrives on Android, headed exclusively to Nintendo on the console side

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USSR and the USA. Batman and Joker. Christoph Waltz and... well, everyone. It's pretty tough to look at the world's best-known rivalries and exclude one of history's finest -- that being, of course, Sonic and Mario. The gritty battle between Nintendo and Sega gave fans on both sides plenty...
Sonic the Hedgehog arrives on Android, headed exclusively to Nintendo on the console side

Ask Pyddit: How do I embed a python "shell" in my python program?

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Ask Pyddit: How do I embed a python "shell" in my python program?
Windows 8 Mail leaves users pining for the desktop--or even their phones

BookBook arrives for iPad mini, delivers a novella-sized tablet disguise

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If Twelve South's BookBook for iPad is War and Peace, its new BookBook for iPad mini case is The Old Man and the Sea: a lot smaller, but no less appreciated. The black, brown or red shell protects Apple's tiny tablet with real leather in much the same way...
BookBook arrives for iPad mini, delivers a novella-sized tablet disguise
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