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Nexus 7 Hands on. Super-light and super-bright

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I didn’t spend a lot of time with the software but a quick look at the hardware was impressive. At 340 grams, this feels more like a heavy phone (see anything HTC made last year) than a small tablet. We’re not sure how the mA hours/16 core processor/9 hours...
Nexus 7 Hands on. Super-light and super-bright

Mozilla Teases Windows 8 Metro Firefox with Screenshots

www.pcworld.com
Instead of having tabs at the top of the screen, Metro-style Firefox may use a sidebar, with thumbnail images for each tab....
Mozilla Teases Windows 8 Metro Firefox with Screenshots

Verizon Wireless Stops Subsidizing Tablets, Now Selling Them At Full Retail Sans Wireless Contract

techcrunch.com
Watch out for exploding prices! Verizon Wireless just stopped subsidizing tablets, which naturally results in a lot higher advertised prices. Want a 16GB Motorola XYZBoard? That will be $629. A Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7? Hand over $549. Verizon Wireless quietly made the switch late last month when launching the “Share...
Verizon Wireless Stops Subsidizing Tablets, Now Selling Them At Full Retail Sans Wireless Contract

How to clean up your business's online reputation

www.pcworld.com
Keeping tabs on your company's online reputation is one thing. But angry customers trash-talking your business can sabotage your good name overnight. It's no easy task to minimize the damage done from the Web equivalent of the slam book. The following tried-and-true tactics can help you get public opinion of...
How to clean up your business's online reputation

TripAdvisor, Bubble Safari, Terra, Chill, Hootsuite, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

www.insidefacebook.com
TripAdvisor displaced Zygna’s Bubble Safari as No. 1 on our list of top growing Facebook apps by monthly active users this week. Titles on our list gained the most MAU of any apps on the platform, growing from between 400,000 and 6.2 million MAU, based on our AppData tracking service. Top Gainers This Week Name MAU...
TripAdvisor, Bubble Safari, Terra, Chill, Hootsuite, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

Big Brother? No, It's Parents

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An array of surveillance software now exists to let parents keep tabs on their children's activities online, raising questions about appropriate parenting....
Big Brother? No, It's Parents

New Facebook timeline for brand pages loses landing tabs, gets a new admin panel

thenextweb.com
It would appear that, with the introduction of the Facebook timeline for brand pages, there are a few features that will no longer be available. With just one month left for Facebook page admins to get their content in order for the new layout, it would appear that one of...
New Facebook timeline for brand pages loses landing tabs, gets a new admin panel

Chrome for Android improves with desktop view and more

gigaom.com
Google’s Chrome browser for Android is still in beta, yet it keeps improving quickly. The software launched in early February and has seen a few updates; the latest being on Tuesday. The browser, only supported on Android 4.0 smartphones and tablets, gains support for 31 additional languages and adds new...
Chrome for Android improves with desktop view and more
PayPal’s website is no longer an insult to your eyes

Google Chrome Gets Early Metro-Style App for Windows 8

www.pcworld.com
The Metro-style version of Chrome is similar to its desktop counterpart, but it has larger tabs that are more conducive to touchscreens....
Google Chrome Gets Early Metro-Style App for Windows 8

Nokia Xpress brings cloud-based compression to the Lumia line (video)

www.engadget.com
Nokia refreshed its web browser for the Asha line with the outing of the 308 and 309 last week and now it's spreading the love to Lumia. Announced today via the company's Beta Labs site, Nokia Xpress leverages the cloud to compress internet data up to 85 percent, help...
Nokia Xpress brings cloud-based compression to the Lumia line (video)

Judge Allows FBI To Use Evidence Collected Via Stingray Fake Cell Towers

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For the past few years, we've been covering a key DOJ case against Daniel Rigmaiden. Rigmaiden appears to have been involved in some likely fraud, but after asking how the feds tracked him down, it was revealed that they used a fake mobile tower, often referred to as a "stingray"...
Judge Allows FBI To Use Evidence Collected Via Stingray Fake Cell Towers
Instagram 2.1 update adds HDR-esque 'Lux' mode and UI refresh (hands on)

Facebook is testing out regional page switching on its own brand pages

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If you’re a global brand and want to be able to reach as many people as possible with your marketing message, you might have difficulties in getting those people to the right brand page you’ve created for them. It looks like Facebook is testing a new feature that will allow...
Facebook is testing out regional page switching on its own brand pages
Blue Devil: two US senators fight to keep the spy blimp project alive

Amazon Cloud is great, but not for business

www.pcworld.com
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
Dolphin updates iPhone browser with new look, improved tab management
Mozilla planning a Windows 8 Metro version of Firefox

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

www.macrumors.com
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?

TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]

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Microsoft releases the Consumer Preview of Windows 8, Facebook begins rolling out Timeline for Pages, and ads are coming to your timeline in Twitter’s official iPhone and Android apps. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next...
TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]
A Redesigned, Slicker PayPal Is Coming Tomorrow; Some Seeing New Look Today

Dolphin Browser provides a slick alternative to stock browsers

www.insidemobileapps.com
Dolphin Browser is an iOS and Android web browser application from MoboTap. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store and Google Play. This review is based on the iOS version, tested on an iPhone 4S running iOS 6. The Android version is largely similar to the...
Dolphin Browser provides a slick alternative to stock browsers

Embracing adventure with our co-founder Boris at #TNW2013

thenextweb.com
Organizing an event like The Next Web Conference is a monumental task that it comes with its usual share of pressures, pay-offs and unexpected moments. So how is Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, co-founder of The Next Web, able to keep tabs on everything that’s happening while also providing space for...
Embracing adventure with our co-founder Boris at #TNW2013

Ceton's Q DVR companion app for Windows Phone gets detailed tour (video)

www.engadget.com
You might recall Ceton's Q DVR making its debut at the start of the year and now the beans have been spilled on the multiroom recorder's companion app. The Windows Phone 7 version separates out into home, television and recent screens. The home section houses galleries and search, while...
Ceton's Q DVR companion app for Windows Phone gets detailed tour (video)
Google forks WebKit with new Blink rendering engine for Chrome

New Digg Buttons Keep Traffic With Publishers

www.webpronews.com
Digg has launched some new Digg Buttons and a widget generator for publishers, which the company refers to as updated tools to improve speed, usability and flexibility of integrations for publishers. A representative for Digg tells WebProNews the updated tools are "one of the many steps we're taking in advance...
New Digg Buttons Keep Traffic With Publishers
Acer's $299 Chromebook boosts memory, battery life, and storage
Google+ Launches Updated Profile Pages With Larger Cover Photos, Revamped Local Reviews & About Tabs

Acer offers a new $300 Chromebook

www.pcworld.com
It turns out that Acer had more than one new Chromebook up its sleeve. In addition to the $200 C7 Chromebook that the company announced in November, Acer has added a $300 model to its website. The C710-2605 Chromebook, first spotted by Slashgear, comes with double the RAM, a...
Acer offers a new $300 Chromebook

Asana finally takes its task-management app to Android

thenextweb.com
Asana is one startup we’ve had our eye on for a while, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz’s slick collaborative task and project management app. It actually started off as a side-project while Moskovitz was still at Facebook. And today Asana has finally landed on Android, 15 months after its first foray...
Asana finally takes its task-management app to Android
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