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Rdio unveils minimal redesign for web and desktop apps

Yahoo revamps Mail to make it faster, more efficient

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Email isn’t exactly sexy but it’s still one of the most popular applications Yahoo provides. Now, it’s getting a facelift to make it faster, easier to use and more consistent across platforms, said Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer in a blog post on Tuesday. The upgrade includes an updated web Mail...
Yahoo revamps Mail to make it faster, more efficient

Firefox 18 delivers a jolt of speed to Web apps and games

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We've known for some time now that Firefox 18 would bring some significant speed improvements to Mozilla's popular browser, and the final version--released today--made good on that promise officially. In fact, a new JavaScript compiler in the software is delivering performance improvements of up to 25 percent on Web...
Firefox 18 delivers a jolt of speed to Web apps and games

Opera 12 opens its beta doors: improves performance and stability, adds new themes

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Similar to that other, foxy browser, Opera reached numerical version 12 (although in beta form), promising to be as fast and smooth as it's ever been. Included in the new revision are a slew of under-the-hood enhancements, along with a few cosmetic alterations. For starters, Opera 12 now offers...
Opera 12 opens its beta doors: improves performance and stability, adds new themes

Instagram 3.0 adds Photo Maps, infinite scrolling and speed improvements (video)

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Wondering if that Facebook acquisition would slow down the pace of innovation at Instagram? Perhaps v3.0 will answer that. The famed photo sharing network -- now some 80 million users deep -- is detailing its latest user interface overhaul today, and geolocation is at the heart of it. Lining...
Instagram 3.0 adds Photo Maps, infinite scrolling and speed improvements (video)

Android 4.0.4 for Verizon Galaxy Nexus leaks with bugfixes and speed improvements

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An unexpected over-the-air update for one lucky Verizon Galaxy Nexus at Android Central has turned into a downloadable ROM for Android hackers. The version is 4.0.4, which matches the Ice Cream Sandwich leak for the Sprint Nexus S 4G from a few days ago. For the Verizon Galaxy Nexus,...
Android 4.0.4 for Verizon Galaxy Nexus leaks with bugfixes and speed improvements

Four key new features in Linux 3.6

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Just a little more than two months after the release of version 3.5, Linux creator Linus Torvalds on Sunday unleashed the next new version of the Linux kernel. Perhaps most notable among several key new features in Linux 3.6 is "hybrid sleep," a capability much like one that has...
Four key new features in Linux 3.6

Android 2.2 Could Include Built-In Tethering and Wi-Fi Hotspot Sharing [Rumors]

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TechCrunch is reporting that "Froyo," the next version of the Android smartphone operating system expected to be released next week at Google's I/O conference, will pack in more than just big compiling speed improvements and fragmentation fixes. It could also include built-in USB tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot sharing, allowing everyone...
Android 2.2 Could Include Built-In Tethering and Wi-Fi Hotspot Sharing [Rumors]

The Twitter iOS app shot up from a 2.5 star rating in December to 4.5 in January, but how?

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If you took a peek-a-leek at the ratings of Twitter’s iOS app this morning, you might have been a bit taken aback. The app’s current version clocks in at a healthy 4.5 stars, a near-perfect rating when you consider that there are over 6,700 entries. But that rating was not...
The Twitter iOS app shot up from a 2.5 star rating in December to 4.5 in January, but how?
Facebook Boasts That A 'Crazy Hack' Made Its New Android App Possible
Apple issues OS X 10.8.4 update, includes iMessage and FaceTime fixes

Microsoft updates Mail, Calendar and People apps in Windows 8, Windows RT

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Just as last week was winding down, we heard a credible rumor that Microsoft was about to update some of the native apps found in Windows 8 / Windows RT. Turns out, that report was on the money: the company unveiled some changes today to Mail, Calendar and People,...
Microsoft updates Mail, Calendar and People apps in Windows 8, Windows RT
Nexus 10 available November 13th starting at $399; hands-on photos and video

Opera 12 for the desktop goes live with camera support, browser themes

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Version 12 of Opera's desktop browser has been in beta for some time, but today it's making the step up to a full release for Macs and PCs. Along with hardware acceleration, speed improvements and an overhauled security badge, the update includes new browser skins (some 100 themes are...
Opera 12 for the desktop goes live with camera support, browser themes

Hands On: Facebook 2.0 for Android gets native code for better speed

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Facebook for Android 2.0 Four months after Facebook released a native app for iOS, a corresponding Android version is available. The app, written with native code (instead of HTML 5) that the company says is twice as fast as the previous app, has no significant new features other than...
Hands On: Facebook 2.0 for Android gets native code for better speed
Google Search iPhone app completely redesigned for speed and full screen searching
Things for Mac, iPad, and iPhone gets a speed boost, improved time zone support

With The New Version Of Android, Google Has All But Caught Up To The iPhone (GOOG)

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Since the beginning, Android has felt slower and clunkier than Apple's iOS.  There's always a slight lag with today's touchscreen devices, but it was especially noticeable on Android. Scrolling through web pages or swiping around the home screen was a stuttery, jerky experience.   In a few weeks, Google will...
With The New Version Of Android, Google Has All But Caught Up To The iPhone (GOOG)

Tim Cook feels the wrath of the Apple power user

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Forced to telegraph future product plans, despite a promise to double down on secrecy Image: Gizmodo FORTUNE — Apple (AAPL) power users — professionals who do video editing and other computational heavy lifting with high-end software suites on multiple screens driven by top-of-the-line computer towers — have been taking it...
Tim Cook feels the wrath of the Apple power user

Fetchnotes raises enough money to run its servers for 4 months by singing karaoke

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When it comes to interacting with its users, few startups are as interesting as the team behind note-taking service Fetchnotes. We were first introduced to the company when it accidentally referred to its users as “bitches” during the testing of its new email service. Interestingly, the service saw more usage...
Fetchnotes raises enough money to run its servers for 4 months by singing karaoke
Facebook Messenger for iPhone redesigned with iPhone 5 support, Favorites, speed improvements

Facebook Messenger for iOS is now even better for chat fanatics

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Facebook yesterday updated its standalone Messenger app on iOS to fully support the iPhone 5 and iOS 6, while also adding some useful features for chat addicts. In addition to general speed improvements, the Messenger app now lets you swipe left to instantly get access to your favorite Facebook...
Facebook Messenger for iOS is now even better for chat fanatics

Google speeds up its Google+ app for Android, still doesn’t look so hot on tablets

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Google has just announced an update for its Google+ Android App. With a focus on speed, here are the things we’re seeing in this latest version: Massive performance improvements across the app What’s Hot! View who +1′d a post or comment Stream posts shortened to fit more per scroll Infinite...
Google speeds up its Google+ app for Android, still doesn’t look so hot on tablets
Firefox for Android gets a major update, may be the best mobile browser yet (hands-on)

Apple requests U.S. preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus based on four high-power patents

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Apple has brought a motion in the United States for a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus, the official Android 4.0 ("Ice Cream Sandwich") lead device developed by Samsung in close cooperation with Google. A public redacted version of the filing, which was made on Thursday with the United States...
Apple requests U.S. preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus based on four high-power patents

Asana Brings Smooth Task Management To New Version Of iOS App

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Asana, the high-profile productivity startup that’s trying redesign the workplace around tasks (instead of email), has a new iOS app out. It’s worth a closer look, even if you really love email. The biggest improvement today is a native task creation and editing interface, that includes features you’ll find on...
Asana Brings Smooth Task Management To New Version Of iOS App

TSMC narrows production of 16nm FinFET chips to late 2013, wants 10nm in 2015

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For as often as TSMC has extolled the virtues of FinFET chip designs, we've been wondering exactly when we'd find them sitting in our devices. Thanks to competition from rival semiconductor firms, we'll get them relatively soon: the company now expects to produce its first wave of FinFET-based, 16-nanometer...
TSMC narrows production of 16nm FinFET chips to late 2013, wants 10nm in 2015
Facebook for Windows Phone 8 update brings much-needed speed improvements
Funding Daily: The misfits
eBay iOS app update makes it easier to sell items directly from your iPhone
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