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Personal data usage: what your car really says about you

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Technology is increasingly driven by personal information, but as yet few laws exist to govern who can see and use the dataCars will soon be so linked into wireless networks they will be like giant rolling smartphones - with calling systems, streaming video, cameras and applications capable of harnessing the...
Personal data usage: what your car really says about you

Minecraft creator tells Microsoft to 'stop trying to ruin the PC'

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The creator of the popular game Minecraft, Markus Persson, took to Twitter on Thursday to slam Microsoft over Windows 8. Persson's critique is the latest to emerge from the gaming world, which is bad news for Microsoft, as the company seeks the support of software developers to ensure Windows...
Minecraft creator tells Microsoft to 'stop trying to ruin the PC'
"Lucky Thirteen" attack snarfs cookies protected by SSL encryption

Sony starts delivering Ice Cream Sandwich update to Xperia go, Xperia U and Xperia sola

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Well, it looks like Sony's in-house software developers have decided this is the perfect week to deliver delicious treats to a large portion of the company's mobile lineup. Not long after outing updates for the Tablet S and Xperia Ion (in the US), the electronics giant is now bringing...
Sony starts delivering Ice Cream Sandwich update to Xperia go, Xperia U and Xperia sola

Op-ed: the Mac App Store needs paid upgrades

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Op-ed: Talk about how to improve the Mac App Store experience has steadily increased since its launch in 2011. In this op-ed piece, Omni Group and Delicious Library founder Wil Shipley argues why the Mac App Store needs a mechanism for paid upgrades and how it would improve the...
Op-ed: the Mac App Store needs paid upgrades

Voice & Gesture Control: Beyond Touch With Windows 8

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If Intel has its way, touch will be just one of the ways to control Windows 8 ultrabooks. The chipmaker is looking to add voice commands and Kinect-like gestures for what it calls "perceptual computing." On Tuesday, Intel announced a partnership with Nuance Communications to put a locally hosted voice...
Voice & Gesture Control: Beyond Touch With Windows 8

Intel champions app dev for touch-based laptops

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Software developers should take advantage of forthcoming laptops that combine touch and keyboard capabilities by tapping into the touchscreens, an Intel official said at a developer relations event....
Intel champions app dev for touch-based laptops

iPad 3 'to launch on 7 March'

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Tablet to have 'retina' screen and could include 4G connectivity, according to reports – but no word yet on new TV deviceApple will launch the third version of the iPad on Wednesday 7 March at an event in San Francisco, according to a number of reports online. The reports also...
iPad 3 'to launch on 7 March'
Apple devs may get an SDK to create apps for iTV at WWDC

NY Disrupt Hackathon Hardware Find: Robots!

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The floor at Disrupt’s NY Hackathon is filled mostly with people working on software projects, but there were also some interesting hardware endeavors underway. One in particular caught my eye: a robot built from open-source components build to help anyone subject their app or device to strenuous, physical testing in...
NY Disrupt Hackathon Hardware Find: Robots!

Ten years in, task/launcher app Quicksilver finally reaches version 1.0

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Quicksilver, the donation-ware utility app that aims to speed up a wide range of the things you do on your Mac, has finally made it out of beta – some ten years after it was first made available. The app is compatible with OS X 10.6 onwards. Quicksilver is best...
Ten years in, task/launcher app Quicksilver finally reaches version 1.0
First GitHub, Now Meteor: Andreessen Horowitz Backs Another Developer Favorites
Google Now may soon be headed to PCs

Startups kick asana with nerd yoga

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Dave Sevenoaks is upside down. Around him a group of software developers and startup founders are poised precariously on their elbows with their legs extended vertically into the air, in an advanced yoga posture sometimes called Feathered Peacock. “I love doing hand stands and other inverted postures,” Sevenoaks says. “It makes...
Startups kick asana with nerd yoga

With Jony Ive working on interface design, Apple hardware and software teams further collaborating

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The Wall Street Journal has profiled some of the work between hardware and software teams within Apple since Jony Ive has taken on software interface responsibilities. According to the profile, Apple’s software design team is being briefed earlier on hardware specifics than ever before. That dynamic is changing, according to the...
With Jony Ive working on interface design, Apple hardware and software teams further collaborating

Collaboration Startup Atlassian Acquires HipChat

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Amid the current craze for enterprise collaboration software, somehow Atlassian had escaped my attention. Ten years old, based in Sydney and San Francisco, backed by a $60 million investment from Accel Partners, and sporting annual revenues north of $100 million, Atlassian makes collaboration tools for software developers. Today Atlassian will...
Collaboration Startup Atlassian Acquires HipChat

GitHub users warned over security risk

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Search tool on programming site turns up SSH keys, which could allow attackers to hack sites or alter programs silentlyCoders who use the popular code-sharing site GitHub were put on alert on Thursday after it was found that many have been inadvertently posting private files, including their private encryption keys,...
GitHub users warned over security risk

MTN Satellite opens Seattle office, plans to double staff

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Bob Wise MTN Satellite Communications, a provider of wireless communications technologies to the maritime industry, has officially opened its Seattle operation under the direction of technology veteran Robert Wise. We reported on Wise’s appointment as chief innovation officer at MTN in April, at the time noting that the Ignition-backed company...
MTN Satellite opens Seattle office, plans to double staff

Have a new software idea? FundaGeek wants to help fund it.

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It's one thing to have a good idea for a new piece of software, but raising the funds necessary to bring it to life is a whole separate challenge. Crowdfunding can offer a nice solution, and platforms like Kickstarter and--more recently--Selfstarter can sometimes help. On Thursday, however, a brand-new...
Have a new software idea? FundaGeek wants to help fund it.
mBlox: app developers, here's how to revive old apps (and 30K free messages to help)

Phil Schiller: App Store is more democratic than traditional retail, Passbook is not a direct payment service

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In a recent story about growing concerns among app developers who want better ways to promote their apps in the App Store, The Wall Street Journal published quotes from an interview with Apple’s vice president for worldwide marketing Phil Schiller about the “tremendous amount” of work Apple does to help...
Phil Schiller: App Store is more democratic than traditional retail, Passbook is not a direct payment service

Today's Scuttlebot: Talent Agency for Coders, and Sewer Bots

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Thursday, selections include Foursquare's plans to expand its ad sales and search, robots that live in the sewers and one of the first agents for software developers....
Today's Scuttlebot: Talent Agency for Coders, and Sewer Bots

Apple Extends Deadline For New Mac App Store Rules

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Apple is giving Mac software developers more time to conform to new rules designed to make their computer apps work more like mobile ones. The company notified developers Tuesday evening that they would have until June 1 to implement “sandboxing” for their apps, extending the deadline from March 1, according...
Apple Extends Deadline For New Mac App Store Rules
New Dell Ubuntu ultrabooks a step in the right direction for Linux support

How Obama's Open Data Order Could Save Lives, Energy Costs And Make Cool Apps

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Readers may have noticed this morning that their geekiest politically oriented friends are freaking out like teenage girls at a Justin Bieber concert. Today, the big man in the White House signed a rare executive order that all federal data be made freely accessible in a form that can be...
How Obama's Open Data Order Could Save Lives, Energy Costs And Make Cool Apps

Apple Releasing Malware Removal Tool After Being Hacked

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Apple is releasing a malware removal tool after a number of Mac systems were infected by computer hackers. The admission by Apple of a widespread cyber-security breach comes the week after Facebook revealed it had been the victim of a similar attack. Unknown hackers infected the computers of some Apple...
Apple Releasing Malware Removal Tool After Being Hacked
What happened at WWDC 2012: iOS 6, new MacBooks

Six-figure developers: Google and Facebook nearly tie by paying their engineers around $125,000 a year

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According to data from GlassDoor – a leading salary and jobs information tool – as reported by the Wall Street Journal, salaries for software engineers at Silicon Valley firms are well into the six figure range. This explains why renting anywhere in the Bay Area is currently a bit like...
Six-figure developers: Google and Facebook nearly tie by paying their engineers around $125,000 a year

"The Year Of Windows"

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"The Year Of Windows": John Paczkowski writing for AllThingsD in September of last year: "One year from now, between Windows phones, Windows tablets and Windows PCs, we'll see close to ... 400 million new devices running those new operating systems," Ballmer said during the unveiling of Nokia's new Lumia smartphones...
"The Year Of Windows"
Growl 2 and HardwareGrowler 2 in beta with Mountain Lion Notification Center support
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