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Foxconn eyes smart watches with wristband technology

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Manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group also wants to ride the upcoming wave of wearable tech, and has unveiled a wristband that can monitor a user's health and sync with a smartphone.When worn, the wristband can monitor a user's blood pressure, heart rate, and even diagnose the person's mood, said...
Foxconn eyes smart watches with wristband technology

Google Keep note-taking service puts focus on Android

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Google went public with its rumored Google Keep note-taking service this afternoon, creating new competition for Evernote, Microsoft OneNote and other note-taking apps. Google Keep is available on the web (as part of Google Drive) but this is clearly an Android-first experience, tailored for Google’s mobile operating system. The free...
Google Keep note-taking service puts focus on Android

Google Drive gets automatic offline sync in Chrome

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Google Drive users no longer have to worry about accessing their documents without an Internet connection--as long as they're using Google's Chrome browser. Chrome now supports automatic offline syncing for Google Drive, allowing you to read and edit any document, spreadsheet or presentation even when the Internet is down....
Google Drive gets automatic offline sync in Chrome

BitTorrent's Secure Dropbox Alternative Goes Public

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Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive and Mega are just a few examples of the many file-storage and backup services that are available today. All these services rely on external cloud based hosting to back up and store files. This means that you have to trust these companies with your personal...
BitTorrent's Secure Dropbox Alternative Goes Public

Beloved Mac and iOS RSS reader NetNewsWire set to return after ditching intractable iCloud data syncing

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iCloud data syncing, especially with Core Data, has become the bane of many an iOS developer’s existence. I can’t tell you how many developers have run into major issues implementing sync with Apple’s iCloud, no, really, I can’t tell you as most of them won’t go on the record. But...
Beloved Mac and iOS RSS reader NetNewsWire set to return after ditching intractable iCloud data syncing

30 Sunrises Over Seattle: A beautiful look at our city

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This is pretty awesome. The one-man graphics company Digital.Meals created a video of 30 sunrises in Seattle over 30 days, picking iconic locations such as Gas Works and Kerry parks, as well as more ordinary streetscapes. I’ve watched the video a few times now, and I’m reminded each time...
30 Sunrises Over Seattle: A beautiful look at our city

Mozilla's Persona Login System Is Now In Beta, Takes On OpenID And OAuth

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Mozilla’s Persona, the organization’s experimental distributed login system that’s an alternative to OpenID and OAuth, is now officially in public beta. Mozilla bills Persona as a “login system that completely eliminates passwords on websites while being safe, secure, and easy to use.” Persona uses your email address to identify you...
Mozilla's Persona Login System Is Now In Beta, Takes On OpenID And OAuth

A Mac-user's take on transitioning to Windows 8

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Yesterday the FedEx Santa Claus dropped off a new Toshiba laptop at my door. It’s a capable machine, with a Core i5 processor and 6 GB of RAM. It’s on loan to me for testing purposes, and I thought I’d see how it will do with Windows 8, as anyone...
A Mac-user's take on transitioning to Windows 8

Converting videos for your devices just got easier with Miro Video Converter

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Here’s a great tool for anyone who’s getting a new mobile device for the holidays: Miro just updated its free Video Converter tool with a 3.0 release, which now supports batch converting of videos as well as a bunch of new options to fine-tune the settings of the converted videos. The...
Converting videos for your devices just got easier with Miro Video Converter

Dropbox releases sync API for iOS and Android

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Cloud storage services Dropbox today released an API that it said addresses the complexity around caching, syncing and working offline so developers can focus on mobile app creation....
Dropbox releases sync API for iOS and Android

Why You Shouldn't Ditch Your Laptop For An iPad ...Yet (AAPL)

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We love our iPad, but it's not about to replace our laptop anytime soon. Tablets are functional, portable, and maybe even sexy. But the following four things consistently hold our iPad back from becoming our main computing device. You can type much more quickly on your laptop. It's a weird...
Why You Shouldn't Ditch Your Laptop For An iPad ...Yet (AAPL)
Facebook tests automatic 'Photo Sync' uploads on Android

Tim Cook Publishes Open Letter on Maps for iOS 6

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has published an open letter to customers on the company's website addressing the criticism over the new Apple-powered Maps app in iOS 6. In the letter, Cook apologizes for not meeting expectations and mentions a number of alternative mapping solutions customers may wish to use while...
Tim Cook Publishes Open Letter on Maps for iOS 6

Is Chrome for iOS deleting your saved passwords? Here's what's up

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Over the past week, at least since the latest Chrome for iOS update came out on August 22nd (v 21.0.1180.77), we’ve seen numerous complaints from iPhone and iPad users that their saved passwords have suddenly disappeared. Since then a duplicable pattern has been found and reported as a bug to Google. Here’s...
Is Chrome for iOS deleting your saved passwords? Here's what's up

Traktor DJ: Native Instruments introduces an iPad DJ app you'll actually want to use

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There has been no shortage of DJ applications for the iPad. From Algoriddim’s djay to offerings like iDJ from Numark, companies have gotten many things right. But we’ve yet to see true, fully-featured applications that can stand up to the rigors of what a pro or even serious hobbyist will...
Traktor DJ: Native Instruments introduces an iPad DJ app you'll actually want to use

Google Translate app for Android gains Phrasebook feature, 16 new languages for camera-input

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Google has updated its Android Translate app with a new Phrasebook feature to store some translated phrases that users want to keep quickly accessible. Phrasebook can easily sync via your Google Account’s login credentials. When you’re traveling in another country, you want quick access to your favorite translated phrases—whether...
Google Translate app for Android gains Phrasebook feature, 16 new languages for camera-input

Amazon Cloud is great, but not for business

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Amazon added a new element to its Cloud Drive service this week that expands it usefulness. The new Cloud Drive Sync app keeps files in sync across different devices and platforms, and pits Amazon Cloud Drive head-to-head against rivals such as Google, Microsoft, and Apple. However, businesses should steer...
Amazon Cloud is great, but not for business

Ford looks to go the Android route with its Sync AppLink system, offers it to other automakers

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Ford used CES to announce its new AppLink developer program to foster more in-car app development, but it looks like it has even grander plans than that. The company tells Wired that it's willing to give the system that Sync AppLink is based on to any other automaker that...
Ford looks to go the Android route with its Sync AppLink system, offers it to other automakers

Amazon cloud photos app hits iOS, syncs with camera roll

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New Cloud Drive Photos app from Amazon can sync up a user's camera roll to Amazon's cloud. [Read more]...
Amazon cloud photos app hits iOS, syncs with camera roll

Lightroom for iPad on the way, as Adobe demos prototype version

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CNET reports Adobe demonstrating an early prototype of a version of Lightroom for tablets, designed primarily to act as a companion app to the full version … Tom Hogarty, Adobe’s group product manager for Lightroom, wouldn’t promise when the app would ship or what exactly it would do, but he did...
Lightroom for iPad on the way, as Adobe demos prototype version

Seventh-generation iPod nano gets first software update

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Apple's revamped and seventh-generation iPod nano has only just begun shipping and showing up in stores, but users will likely find a software update is needed before they can sync the new devices with their Macs. Rather than update iTunes, Apple has opted to issue an update for the software...
Seventh-generation iPod nano gets first software update
Google Music and Amazon Cloud Player take on iTunes Match. Who wins?
With Metrics Up Since Acquisition, Parse Could Get Developers Integrating Facebook And Buying Ads

SimCity launch debacle drags on, as EA disables features

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Even if you have little interest in SimCity, it's worth paying attention to the messy launch of the series' long-awaited reboot. Like it or not, this is the future of large-scale video games. For three days now, players have complained of issues connecting with the SimCity's servers. One report...
SimCity launch debacle drags on, as EA disables features

Belkin fills the void with first third-party Lightning accessories for Apple devices

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When Apple dropped the 30-pin connector in favor of Lightning for the iPhone 5, new iPods and new iPads, it also dropped much of the current accessory market: short of an expensive adapter, years of collecting docks and more exotic peripherals were for nought. Belkin is stepping into that...
Belkin fills the void with first third-party Lightning accessories for Apple devices

Fitbit announces the Flex wristband, a $100 fitness tracker to take on the Jawbone Up

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You know what they say, right? You can never have too many fitness trackers. After coming out with two health monitors back in September, Fitbit is back with a third product, the Flex -- a waterproof wristband seemingly designed to compete with the Jawbone Up. (In PR speak: "Fitbit...
Fitbit announces the Flex wristband, a $100 fitness tracker to take on the Jawbone Up

What are the best student apps?

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Struggling to manage your money, work and play? There are thousands of apps that promise to make life easier - we've put some of the biggest names head-to-headClear vs. Wunderlist Wunderlist, free. Available for iTunes and AndroidClear, £1.49. Available for iTunesBoth are simple list makers, but Wunderlist doubles as a...
What are the best student apps?

TweetDeck 2.0 review

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More than a year after its acquisition by Twitter, popular social media management application TweetDeck has a whole new look and a very useful new feature. Twitter has rolled out a new version of TweetDeck that sports a more flexible layout and the option for a brighter new design....
TweetDeck 2.0 review
Rovio Accounts will sync 'Angry Birds' progress across all your devices
Withings challenges Fitbit with Bluetooth Activity Tracker and Star Trek-inspired scale
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?