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SnapNPlay: This Android app reads sheet music and plays it back to you

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Sometimes you come across an app and you can’t quite figure out if it’s awesome or, well, not-quite-so-awesome. I’d put SnapNPlay firmly in that category, but it certainly leans closer towards awesome. SnapNPlay follows in the footsteps of this iOS app which was released in the Japanese App Store last...
SnapNPlay: This Android app reads sheet music and plays it back to you

iCloud, I want to love you, but you just keep screwing up our relationship

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Over the past couple of weeks I’ve become increasingly frustrated with iCloud as it relates to the handling of contacts on my phone. The service has done a pretty decent job of making life easier in other areas, just not in contacts. Coming from the craptastic world of Android’s contact...
iCloud, I want to love you, but you just keep screwing up our relationship
Olympus Releases Rugged TG-1 Point And Shoot Camera

Olympus OM-D E-M5 shots orchestrally maneuvers out of the darkness

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Would you look at that? According to PhotoRumors, that chunk of retro beauty is purportedly a full-on snap of Olympus' new OM-D Micro Four Thirds shooter (from an Amazon Japan listing that's since been pulled) affixed with its optional battery grip (adding what appears to be a secondary shutter...
Olympus OM-D E-M5 shots orchestrally maneuvers out of the darkness

Hands On with Microsoft’s New Surface Tablet

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A few minutes spent actually handling a prototype of Microsoft’s new Surface tablet reveals a solid device, combining a slightly bulky chassis with a clever Touch Cover keyboard that appears to work well - all powered by a Windows RT operating system that seems to to be a viable competitor...
Hands On with Microsoft’s New Surface Tablet
Ikea cardboard camera holds 40 digital photos

LG LS970 'superphone' shows up again, flaunts its removable battery and NFC chip

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It's only been a few days since we first heard the rumors about an upcoming, Sprint-bound LG quad-core slab, and now that same LS970 "superphone" is back for more action. Thanks to yet another snap acquired by the folks over at BriefMobile, we can now spot a couple extra...
LG LS970 'superphone' shows up again, flaunts its removable battery and NFC chip

HTC Sensation ICS camera mod allows 20Mpbs 1080p video, adds 'experimental' 1250 ISO

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It looks as if yesterday's Tango isn't the only thing being delivered from the XDA forums, as user NODO-GT is hooking some of you up with a sensational hack. That is, if you're rocking an HTC Sensation coated with a tasty (albeit unofficial) Ice Cream Sandwich ROM. The handset's...
HTC Sensation ICS camera mod allows 20Mpbs 1080p video, adds 'experimental' 1250 ISO
Princeton Review Founder Launches First Search, Recommendation Engine For Education

Crux360 keyboard case for the new iPad ships May 12th, preorder now for $150

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Looking to grab a keyboard case for those heavy typing duties on your new iPad? CruxCase has revealed the latest version of its Crux360 built for the most recent Apple slate with some new features to boot. First, the clamshell now features a snap in front design that allows...
Crux360 keyboard case for the new iPad ships May 12th, preorder now for $150

Connecting shoppers and great stores online

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Online shopping is great for many reasons, but most of all it’s a convenient and fast way to turn your intent to buy that new pair of running shoes, for example, into an actual purchase. But shoppers tell us they’re often nervous about buying from online stores they don’t know....
Connecting shoppers and great stores online
For Pinterest, Revenue Would Turn Copyright Questions Into Problems

Snapchat for iOS lets you send photos to friends and set how long they’re visible for

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With smartphones approaching near-ubiquity, people must learn to behave in public and watch everything they say and do. You never know when your inappropriate actions could be captured for posterity. But what about if you’re happy to circulate, say, images of yourself for a short period of time on the...
Snapchat for iOS lets you send photos to friends and set how long they’re visible for

The mobile web version of Google+ just got a refresh and it’s pretty speedy

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When it comes to keeping up with posts on Google+, I don’t tend to use the Android or iOS apps. I’m more of a browser and therefore I use the mobile web version, since I feel its a better and more integrated experience for all of Google’s products. Unfortunately, the...
The mobile web version of Google+ just got a refresh and it’s pretty speedy

Hipstamatic Branches Out With A New iPad Magazine, Snap, And #MakeBeautiful Social Campaign

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Hipstamatic has made a successful business out of its popular (and paid) iPhone camera appand the many features it has incorporated to enhance that photo experience: four million active monthly users and 50 million photos snapped through it each month. Now the company behind it, Synthetic, is looking to build...
Hipstamatic Branches Out With A New iPad Magazine, Snap, And #MakeBeautiful Social Campaign

Lumia 900 gets splayed into itty-bitty Finnish pieces by the FCC

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Sure, the FCC didn't get to tear apart the delectable white Lumia 900 we're oh-so-smitten with, but given the cadaver activities undertaken upon a smartphone that hasn't yet gone on sale, beggars can't be choosers. Inside the filing you'll find a full manual and a bevy of internal shots...
Lumia 900 gets splayed into itty-bitty Finnish pieces by the FCC
Flipboard integrating audio from NPR, PRI, and SoundCloud; launching Japanese localized version

Kytephone Officially Launches App To Turn Android Phones Into Kid-Safe Devices

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Kytephone, the mobile app that transforms Android smartphones into kid-safe devices, is officially making its public debut today. The startup had previously been in beta, following its reveal at this spring’s Y Combinator Demo Day, where founders Renat Gataullin and Martin Drashkov first revealed their company’s vision. The idea behind Kytephone...
Kytephone Officially Launches App To Turn Android Phones Into Kid-Safe Devices
OWC Mercury Accelsior PCI-SSD benchmarked (spoiler: it’s >700MB/sec faasst)

The Truth About Google CEO Larry Page: He's Just A Big Nerd Who Loves Technology And Wants To Change The World (GOOG)

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Larry Page talked to Bloomberg BusinessWeek on his one-year anniversary of taking over Google's CEO, and darned if we don't like the guy a lot better after reading it. He comes across as a likable nerd who is truly psyched about technology and changing the world. Look at what...
The Truth About Google CEO Larry Page: He's Just A Big Nerd Who Loves Technology And Wants To Change The World (GOOG)

Click! You can unlock that front door by text or NFC

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My do-it-yourself smarthome system may be getting an upgrade with an Internet connected front door lock. Lockitron just caught my eye for a few reasons, but the main one is support for near-field communications or NFC. I already use the NFC chip in my Galaxy Nexus for wireless mobile payments and with...
Click! You can unlock that front door by text or NFC

This Startup Is Fixing A Major Problem With The Kindle Fire (AMZN)

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When Amazon decided to fork Android and build its own operating system, it ended up missing out on some key parts of the Android ecosystem, according to Ted Morgan, CEO of Skyhook Wireless. It didn't get the Android Market, it didn't get Google Maps, and it didn't get location...
This Startup Is Fixing A Major Problem With The Kindle Fire (AMZN)

A Simple Way To Turn Your iPhone Into A Scanner (AAPL)

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Here's a really inventive way to turn your iPhone into a scanner. Scanbox aims to replace your scanner with your phone. Using specially-sized card stock, Scanbox packs flat and unfolds into a platform that makes it a snap to photograph documents with your phone's camera. There's also the potential to...
A Simple Way To Turn Your iPhone Into A Scanner (AAPL)

REPORT: Apple Will Release A 15-Inch MacBook Air In April (AAPL)

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Apple was reportedly working on a 15-inch MacBook Air as long ago as November 2011, and a new source backs this up. ElectricPig reports that an anonymous vendor at the UK showcase for Mac accessories, curiously named "CU Exposed," has said that Apple will likely launch a 15-inch MacBook...
REPORT: Apple Will Release A 15-Inch MacBook Air In April (AAPL)

Nest thermostat reviewed: A smart device for all seasons

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Nest introduced its smart thermostat in October of last year only to find that there was greater initial demand for its product than originally thought. It has taken months for supply to catch up. The well designed, $249 device evokes images of an Apple product — not surprising since it...
Nest thermostat reviewed: A smart device for all seasons
Microsoft shows Windows 8′s IE10, a browser you might actually want to use

Here's How Easy It Is To Download Any Video On YouTube (GOOG)

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Have you ever wanted to download a YouTube video to watch later? What about just downloading the audio? There's a wonderful extension for Firefox called YouTube MP3 Podcaster that makes both processes a snap (try to look past the clunky name, it works really well). All you need to do...
Here's How Easy It Is To Download Any Video On YouTube (GOOG)
Even in the red, StockTouch makes stock market look good

Hipstamatic Makes an iPad Magazine Out of User Photos

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Hipstamatic today is releasing a free app called Snap that will house a monthly photography magazine with pictures from Hipstamatic users and other artists and print from a Hipstamatic editorial team. Snap elaborates on the Hipstamatic aesthetic, with interviews with subjects like musicians and tattoo artists accompanied by pictures notated...
Hipstamatic Makes an iPad Magazine Out of User Photos

Booting Up: Charged Edition

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"Low Bat" (http://www.flickr.com/people/saschaaa/) Little improvement in battery life yields opportunity for alternative, portable energy creating devices [Wall Street Journal] 'In the gray area between audacious projects and pure science fiction:' Google aims to solve the world's problems with new experimental forum [Google Blog] Snap and search for very specific cuisine...
Booting Up: Charged Edition
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?