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Kindle for iOS gets cool X-Ray feature previously reserved for Amazon hardware, but just for Textbooks

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The Kindle app for iOS has just gained one of the best features of the hardware Kindle devices in X-Ray, the subtext service that gives you contextual info on the book you’re reading with a single tap. But it’s reserving the feature for textbooks only in this release, which is...
Kindle for iOS gets cool X-Ray feature previously reserved for Amazon hardware, but just for Textbooks

Google Wallet comes to Sprint HTC One, Galaxy Note II, GS4 and US Cellular Note II

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Currently, Google Wallet is available on a plethora of smartphones, but is there really such a thing as too much coverage? Google surely doesn't seem to think so. Earlier today, the company added support for its mobile payment system to the GS4, HTC One (Sprint) and the Galaxy Note...
Google Wallet comes to Sprint HTC One, Galaxy Note II, GS4 and US Cellular Note II

Best of Startup Day: Angel investor Dave McClure -- don't do a startup you idiot!

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Editor’s Note: We’ve got a fantastic lineup of speakers on tap for GeekWire’s Startup Day, taking place Saturday, Sept. 22nd at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Among the entrepreneurs on the agenda are Box CEO Aaron Levie; Zulily CEO Darrell Cavens; and many others. It’s going to be an informative and...
Best of Startup Day: Angel investor Dave McClure -- don't do a startup you idiot!

Kitchen faucet thinks different

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The Tyent UCE-9000 Turbo Under-Counter Extreme Water Ionizer offers complete control over what comes out of the tap. Running water may never be the same. [Read more]...
Kitchen faucet thinks different

Blog Post: Full-res photo and video backup now available worldwide for Windows Phone 8

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[This post was written by Aaron Sauvé, a senior program manager on the Windows Phone camera and photos team. -KC] One great feature of Windows Phone 8 is its ability to save full-resolution backup copies of your pictures and videos on SkyDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage service. It's an option that...
Blog Post: Full-res photo and video backup now available worldwide for Windows Phone 8

Scan launches new landing pages to make QR Codes actually useful for businesses

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We’ve talked about Scan.me before here on TNW. They’re a Google Ventures-backed company that’s doing some very cool things to fix QR Codes. Now, the company is launching their new Scan Pages product for businesses. These are simple pages that allow a customer to scan a QR code at a...
Scan launches new landing pages to make QR Codes actually useful for businesses

Ad swap startup Tap for Tap launches paid network to help app developers drive revenues

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Victoria-based ad tech startup “Tap for Tap” first launched to help app developers promote each other via their unused ad space. Originally, the network followed an “impression exchange” system: for every impression an ad received through your app, you’d earn credits to promote yourself. Since then, the company pivoted from impressions to...
Ad swap startup Tap for Tap launches paid network to help app developers drive revenues

Google Shows Off Its Latest "Baby Steps" Toward Becoming the Star Trek Computer

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On Wednesday, Google announced new natural-language voice search on iOS, new, touch-friendly Web interfaces for its answers, and an ambitious, voluntary experiment to bring your Gmail messages into search results. Google wants to be like the Star Trek computer when it grows up, letting us ask questions naturally about anything...
Google Shows Off Its Latest "Baby Steps" Toward Becoming the Star Trek Computer

Hack enables fast refresh mode on Nook Simple Touch (video)

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As anyone who's used an e-reader knows, page refreshes aren't the most elegant feature of E Ink. Well, if you've got a Nook Simple Touch a hack released by XDA Developers member marspeople could put an end to your page-changing woes. You'll need to root your device and install...
Hack enables fast refresh mode on Nook Simple Touch (video)

Tweetbot 2.0: The Best iPhone Twitter Client Just Got Even Better

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As Twitter has decided to focus on simplicity, it's iPhone app is now a shadow of its former self for more advanced users (and for Twitter, search and lists apparently qualify as advanced features). Thankfully, there are some very good alternatives on market and among those, Tweetbot has long been...
Tweetbot 2.0: The Best iPhone Twitter Client Just Got Even Better

Guardian guide to running: GPS watches reviewed

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There are a huge number of running watches now on the market, so this is just a small selection of some of the most popular brands and models. For in-depth reviews with an awe-inspiring attention to detail, the best place to look up any model you might wish to purchase...
Guardian guide to running: GPS watches reviewed

Chrome for Android improves with desktop view and more

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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

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

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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)

Use This Gorgeous iPhone App To Know EXACTLY When It's Going To Rain

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In our battle against the elements, Dark Sky is definitely a digital tool we want to have in our pocket.  The weather app for iPhone aims to tell you exactly when it it going to rain down to the hour. And Dark Sky is beautifully crafted to boot. Couple that with...
Use This Gorgeous iPhone App To Know EXACTLY When It's Going To Rain

Google announces e-mail money transfers for Google Wallet

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At its annual Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, Google made announcements that will expand Google Wallet far beyond its tap-and-go NFC roots. [Read more]...
Google announces e-mail money transfers for Google Wallet
Facebook for Android updated with games, apps, and improved browsing experience

Amron Experimental 'Rinser Toothbrush' is back, now with more fountain (video)

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The original Rinser Toothbrush was a dental delight. Now, Amron Experimental has updated its classic "Brush & Rinse" for the modern mouth. So, what's new in 2012 for the revolutionary chomper-washer? First of all: Power Fountain. No more lowly trickle of water to chase, this time a proud stream...
Amron Experimental 'Rinser Toothbrush' is back, now with more fountain (video)

2012 tech mergers to be pushed by cloud, social, says PwC

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Tech M&A deals checked in at $125 billion in 2011, up from $107 billion in 2010. In 2012, more transformational tech deals will be on tap....
2012 tech mergers to be pushed by cloud, social, says PwC

Emerging top grossing Android apps: Draw Something, Draw Something and Draw Something

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This week’s Android charts bear a striking similarity to our iOS charts — lead by Draw Something. Other than the continued dominance of the social Pictionary-style game, the wasn’t much change in the top ranked games and apps, but Soft Pauer’s officially licensed F1 2012 Timing App proved to be...
Emerging top grossing Android apps: Draw Something, Draw Something and Draw Something

Here's How To Get Advertisers To Stop Tracking You On Your iPhone (AAPL)

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Did you know that Apple was tracking your engagement on the iPhone? Well, they were. Luckily Apple's new iPhone operating system, iOS 6 comes a new feature that allows users to limit developers from tracking their every move for targeted advertising.  We knew there had to be a silver lining to...
Here's How To Get Advertisers To Stop Tracking You On Your iPhone (AAPL)

Stitcher adds car mode to iOS app, encourages responsible driving

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Stitcher just announced a new car mode for its iPhone app, bringing a simplified interface that works in both portrait and landscape positions. Accessible by tapping the Stitcher logo at the top of the screen, car mode offers a pared-down version of the app's standard UI, with bigger buttons...
Stitcher adds car mode to iOS app, encourages responsible driving
Launch Conference: Session Three [Paul's Live Blog]

We'll be live from HTC's press conference tomorrow at 10:00AM!

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HTC (2498) finds itself in quite a predicament right now. As has been the case with HTC products for years, the vendor's 2012 smartphone lineup was absolutely gorgeous. But as the iPhone and Galaxy smartphones continued to gain steam, Apple (AAPL) and Samsung's (005930) huge marketing budgets and extensive carrier support left HTC scrambling....
We'll be live from HTC's press conference tomorrow at 10:00AM!

WonderVoice wants to be Siri for Facebook

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Voice control is rapidly becoming a popular way of controlling consumer electronics from mobile phones to TVs, whether we like it or not (how often do you actually use Siri?). Now a new app is bringing the same approach to Facebook. WonderVoice, which launches today at the Dublin Web Summit (although...
WonderVoice wants to be Siri for Facebook

Apple's Tim Cook drops hints about wearables, more collaboration

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Is Apple making a wristwatch? What new products are in the pipeline? Apple chief executive Tim Cook, in answering those and other questions, executed a characteristically careful dance. But he dropped small hints about what the company may have on tap for the future, while declining to confirm anything concrete....
Apple's Tim Cook drops hints about wearables, more collaboration

PSA: Sony SmartWatch now available in the US for $150

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What's the most useful smartwatch of them all? If you guessed Sony's, you've got reason to smile: we just got word that it's finally available here in the US of A. As expected, the SmartWatch costs $150, while those colorful (read: not black) wrist bands are priced at $20...
PSA: Sony SmartWatch now available in the US for $150

Here's what we learned from the Socialcam acquisition: Innovation wins, not numbers

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First off, I want to say that the $60M acquisition of Socialcam by Autodesk is a great move for both companies. I have been watching Autodesk for the past year or so, and it’s a company that is making bold moves, for sure. Regardless of some of the things that...
Here's what we learned from the Socialcam acquisition: Innovation wins, not numbers

GiftCards.com gives digital gifting startup Giftly an exit

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Popular gift card website GiftCards.com has acquired Giftly, a two-year old startup that enables consumers to buy and deliver digital gifts via its website and free app. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. San Francisco-based Giftly offers a platform that enables people to send gift credits to recipients...
GiftCards.com gives digital gifting startup Giftly an exit

Vote Clears Way for Taxi Rider Apps

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By early next year, New York taxi riders could be hailing cabs with the tap of a smartphone, a sea change in the interactions between cabbies and fares that was bitterly opposed by other factions of the for-hire vehicle industry. The Taxi and Limousine Commission voted 7-0 Thursday morning to...
Vote Clears Way for Taxi Rider Apps

Escape from the 35 rooms with DOOORS

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DOOORS is iOS game from Japanese developer 58works.  Although originally released in December, in March the game has been consistently showing up near the top of the free app charts. The game appears to have climbed the chart based on word-of-mouth, since its received almost no attention from the mainstream...
Escape from the 35 rooms with DOOORS
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