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Google Dances on Reader's Grave With the Launch of 'Keep'

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(Photo: Google) This morning, I logged on to my computer and looked for my Reader tab in my Google drop-down, and it was gone. All those years of devotion and suddenly the GOOG burying our history together. So you’ll have to excuse me if I don’t rush to embrace Google’s...
Google Dances on Reader's Grave With the Launch of 'Keep'

BBC America, Twitter reach first 'in-tweet branded video' deal for a TV series

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Now that Twitter Music has been revealed there will be more anticipation of potential TV integration, and it appears BBC America will be among the first to participate. The network, which is owned both by the BBC and Discovery Communications, sent out a tweet say it's signed up to...
BBC America, Twitter reach first 'in-tweet branded video' deal for a TV series
Apple's Podcasts app gets playlist creation, iCloud syncing and custom stations

Facebook begins testing automatic photo sync feature on Android

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Facebook (FB) has begun testing a new photo sync feature in its Android application that will automatically upload photos taken to the Web. The company’s photo sync service will store any picture taken with an Android device in a private “Synced from Phone” folder on Facebook. Once photos have...
Facebook begins testing automatic photo sync feature on Android

Google launches Google Keep, an app to help you remember things

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Google on Wednesday launched Google Keep, an Android and web app designed to help users remember things and jot down ideas. Keep appears to be Google’s answer to Apple’s Notes feature, which rolled out a web version last year. It could also serve as a basic, mobile to-do-list service for...
Google launches Google Keep, an app to help you remember things

Apple warns ex-MobileMe users with 20GB free iCloud storage of 'downgrade' coming Sept. 30

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Apple has begun sending last-minute reminders to users currently enjoying 20GB of free iCloud storage, warning that from September 30, it will downgrade their accounts unless they take action. Introducing iCloud alongside the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 in October 2011, Apple offered paid MobileMe subscribers a free 20GB extra...
Apple warns ex-MobileMe users with 20GB free iCloud storage of 'downgrade' coming Sept. 30

Isaacson left details of the ‘next Apple TV’ out of Steve Jobs biography

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In an interview with, among others, Brazilian journalist Caio Tulio Costa on TV Cultura’s Roda Viva, Isaacson had some interesting things to say about the details of a possible Apple television. About 57 minutes into the interview, Costa asks Isaacson “Walter, you already said you’d write an addition to Steve...
Isaacson left details of the ‘next Apple TV’ out of Steve Jobs biography

SugarSync revamps its iOS app with a new design and simpler interface for finding files in the cloud

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Cloud-based storage service SugarSync has updated its iOS app today with a new interface and concise menu system, making it easier to find files shared with a specific device or set of users. SugarSync overhauled its desktop applications last November, ditching a rather confusing system – which looked and acted like...
SugarSync revamps its iOS app with a new design and simpler interface for finding files in the cloud
Fitbit doubles down on mobile health with Zip and One trackers
Facebook tests automatic 'Photo Sync' uploads on Android

How Will Motorola Mobility Avoid ITC Smartphone Ban?

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Motorola Mobility isn’t too worried about the U.S. International Trade Commission import ban on many of its mobile devices that begins Wednesday. The company says it has developed a workaround for the infringed Microsoft patent for which the ban was granted, and claims its products will remain on the market....
How Will Motorola Mobility Avoid ITC Smartphone Ban?
How To Hack Your Google Glass -- And Void Your Warranty
Confessions of a quantified self cheater

$3.5 M. and 31 Days to Go? Kickstarter Has Officially Hit the Tipping Point

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We'll probably end up writing this post eight more times, because this smartwatch project on Kickstarter has already raised $3,521,979 (three million, five hundred twenty-one thousand, nine hundred and seventy-nine dollars) with 31 days (a whole freaking month) to go before time runs out. The startup is nearing its third birthday and recently hit a stretch...
$3.5 M. and 31 Days to Go? Kickstarter Has Officially Hit the Tipping Point

Use your smartphone as a controller in Google's new browser-based game

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Google is well-known for using adorable gimmicks to get users affiliated with its products and technologies. This time, the company is showing off certain aspects of its browser with a game that can be controlled by a smartphone using the mobile version of Chrome. The game is called Super...
Use your smartphone as a controller in Google's new browser-based game

Notational Velocity + Simplenote: A Superfast Note-taking Combination

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Notational Velocity is one of those apps that doesn’t look like much when you first open it up, but turns out to be surprisingly effective. It’s a free open-source note-taking app for the Mac, and what makes it so great is that it’s incredibly fast to use. Fire up the...
Notational Velocity + Simplenote: A Superfast Note-taking Combination

Yahoo Launches Plaxo Feature Eight Years Later, And It’s Still A Good Idea

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Google may have hired Plaxo’s Chief Technology Officer Joseph Smarr late last year, but it’s Yahoo that’s finally adding the 8-year old idea of turning the address book model upside down and letting people subscribe to it rather than keep their own quickly outdated lists. They’ve launched a new feature...
Yahoo Launches Plaxo Feature Eight Years Later, And It’s Still A Good Idea

Booting Up: Google Only Paid $1 for Fiber in Provo, Utah

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Look at all that spring-fed fiber in Provo. (Source: Flickr) All it took for Google to buy Provo, Utah’s fiber-optic network was a dollar. If only you had four quarters! [AP] Yesterday, a federal judge ruled that YouTube did not violate Viacom’s copyright–despite the fact that several of the company’s shows were being...
Booting Up: Google Only Paid $1 for Fiber in Provo, Utah

Bohemian Rhapsody Video Taken Down Again, This Time By The Drunk Guy Himself

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Well, this is a fun twist. We just wrote about the story of now-world-famous drunk guy Robert Wilkinson, his poor Freddy Mercury impersonation, and the resulting takedown and reinstatement of the video by EMI. Now a commenter points us to the fact that the video has been taken down again,...
Bohemian Rhapsody Video Taken Down Again, This Time By The Drunk Guy Himself

iOS 6 to Add Safari iCloud Tabs, VIP Mail Recipients, 'Do Not Disturb' Mode?

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Back in March, we noted that Apple had activated Safari tab syncing through iCloud in OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2, with the feature designed to allow users to sync open browser tabs across Macs and presumably iOS devices. Now in a new report from 9to5Mac outlining several OS...
iOS 6 to Add Safari iCloud Tabs, VIP Mail Recipients, 'Do Not Disturb' Mode?
Flipora Launches a Smarter StumbleUpon Based on Your Web History
Apple demos Safari 6 with synced tabs, TabView, and faster JavaScript engine

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?

'Google Play Games' uncovered as Android's home for invites, achievements and more

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A Google-built alternative to Game Center on iOS and Games Hub on Windows Phone surfaced last month, and we know even more about it. Android Police dug into a new Play Services (an Android component you don't access directly, but does things like update Google apps) APK, and found...
'Google Play Games' uncovered as Android's home for invites, achievements and more
Rdio for iOS gets easier navigation via fresh design, long press music handling, and collection badges
Facebook rolls out optional automatic photo uploads from iOS and Android devices

Twitter, BBC America announce video partnership

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The pair will offer the first "in-tweet branded video synced to entertainment TV series," according to a BBC America tweet. [Read more]...
Twitter, BBC America announce video partnership

Check out the new Mountain Lion features Apple announced today [Gallery]

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During the opening keynote of WWDC 2012 that took place this afternoon, Apple announced a slew of new features in Mountain Lion, Apple’s next Mac OS that is set to ship next month for $19.99. Earlier this evening, Apple released Developer Preview 4, giving us a first look at the...
Check out the new Mountain Lion features Apple announced today [Gallery]
Cloud Storage Wars! LogMeIn's Cubby Bumps Referrals To 1 GB, Double That Of Dropbox
Swype makes your keyboard smarter, again
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?