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Why American Newspapers Gave Away the Future

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Maybe the extinction of newspapers was inevitable once digital publishing moved from proprietary services (which provided access to their own limited content, such as CompuServe, Prodigy, and AOL) and the slow speeds of dial-up delivery to the open access of the worldwide web and the possibilities of much faster broadband...
Why American Newspapers Gave Away the Future

Microsoft Says Hola to Windows 8 Beta in Barcelona

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Aiming to show its mobile chops, Microsoft is using the world’s largest cell phone show to debut a new test version of Windows 8. The “consumer preview” version will feature a number of advancements over the early developer version released last fall. Perhaps most notably, this version will include the...
Microsoft Says Hola to Windows 8 Beta in Barcelona

Exclusive: A first look at Netflix's test of personalized profiles

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Netflix recently started to test personalized profiles with a limited subset of its subscribers, allowing them to create a separate profile for each member of their family. The company has talked about eventually doing this for some time, but kept quiet on details – until now. We were able to...
Exclusive: A first look at Netflix's test of personalized profiles

Windows 8 Release Preview – in-depth review

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Windows 8 benefits from three years of engineering improvements since Windows 7 in 2009, resulting in a faster, smoother experienceMicrosoft's reimagining of Windows is nearly done. The Windows 8 Release Preview, now available for download, is the last test version before the final build which will go to Microsoft's hardware...
Windows 8 Release Preview – in-depth review

BlueStacks' Android-on-Windows App Hits Beta

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With many of the most popular apps running on smartphones and tablets these days, it’s not surprising that folks are looking to bring the top hits over to the PC and Mac. Fruit Ninja and Angry Birds, for example, have made their way from the small screen to the computer...
BlueStacks' Android-on-Windows App Hits Beta

Apple to Remove YouTube App From iPhone and iPad

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The rift between Apple and Google just got a little deeper. Apple released a new test version of its upcoming iOS 6 operating system, the software that powers iPads and iPhones, and developers quickly noticed that the app for YouTube had vanished....
Apple to Remove YouTube App From iPhone and iPad
FishPi is a tiny, Raspberry Pi-enabled ship that aims to cross the Atlantic

Google Preps Maps App for iPhones

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Google has distributed a test version of its new mapping app for Apple's iPhones and is getting ready to submit for approval to the Apple iTunes store....
Google Preps Maps App for iPhones

Rdio posts Android beta app with new sidebar UI, unified playback and remote control

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Rdio has spent a large part of 2012 revamping its mobile app, and a new beta shows that it's still full of ideas with two months left to go. The 2.3 test version makes the ubiquitous hidden sidebar even more unavoidable than we've seen before, but those not irked...
Rdio posts Android beta app with new sidebar UI, unified playback and remote control

Google Moving Closer to Submitting Maps App for iOS as Eddy Cue Works to Improve Apple's Maps

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is continuing to make progress on a standalone mapping application for iOS, working toward submitting the app for inclusion in the App Store after Apple switched from Google to its own in-house Maps app in iOS 6.Google has distributed a test version of...
Google Moving Closer to Submitting Maps App for iOS as Eddy Cue Works to Improve Apple's Maps

Facebook App Center for mobile leaks out on iOS, uses peer pressure to clinch the sale

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While Facebook said it would deliver a version of its App Center store for mobile, it was shy on how that would work. An early iOS tester (since confirmed by TechCrunch) apparently didn't want to wait for an official explanation and slipped out a handful of shots: they show...
Facebook App Center for mobile leaks out on iOS, uses peer pressure to clinch the sale

AMBER Alerts for missing children now in Google Search and Maps

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Today we are launching AMBER Alerts coordinated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in the Google Public Alerts platform. Public Alerts are designed to bring you emergency alerts when and where they’re relevant to you, and AMBER Alerts aim to help bring abducted children home safely. If you’re...
AMBER Alerts for missing children now in Google Search and Maps

WSJ: Native iOS Google Maps app being tested externally with turn-by-turn navigation baked in

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If Apple's homegrown mapping solution isn't quite cutting it, your navigation needs may soon be met by a native iOS Google Maps app. Citing an unnamed source, the Wall Street Journal says Page and Co. are distributing a test version of the fabled app to folks outside the firm,...
WSJ: Native iOS Google Maps app being tested externally with turn-by-turn navigation baked in

Mobile World Congress 2012 – Day 3

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Day three of MWC, the world's largest mobile trade show2.09pm: Hello and welcome to the Guardian's live blog of the Windows 8 preview here at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with me, Juliette Garside.This has been described as Microsoft's make or break year. Today's event is arguably the most...
Mobile World Congress 2012 – Day 3

Google Reportedly Readies Maps App For iOS As Eddy Cue Manages Apple's Maps Improvements

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Google is said to have distributed an external test version of its native maps app for iOS, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. Citing “a person with direct knowledge of the matter,” the WSJ says that Google is readying the app for submission to the App...
Google Reportedly Readies Maps App For iOS As Eddy Cue Manages Apple's Maps Improvements
Pulse Builds Snazzy Web App With Help From Microsoft
Google Chrome OS Busts Out Of Browser With New Interface
Android 4.1 for the Galaxy S III not so far off, claims SamMobile

Microsoft Debuts Windows 8 Test

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Microsoft on Wednesday launched the first test version of Windows 8, to gather consumer feedback on the new operating system....
Microsoft Debuts Windows 8 Test

The native Google Maps app for iOS will reportedly have turn-by-turn navigation when launched

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Google has sent out a ‘test’ version of its new mapping app, reports The Wall Street Journal. This test version of the iOS app has apparently been seeded to ‘some individuals outside of the company’. The app is having ‘finishing touches’ put on it before it is submitted for approval...
The native Google Maps app for iOS will reportedly have turn-by-turn navigation when launched

So When Will Real People Actually Be Able To Buy Google's Glasses?

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Google Glass will go on sale about one year after the test version for developers ships -- think early 2014. A pair will cost a lot less than the $1,500 that Google is charging developers for an early beta version, which will ship in 2013. They will not include advertising....
So When Will Real People Actually Be Able To Buy Google's Glasses?
Samsung admits to blocking leaked S Voice app, calls it a 'test version'

Google reportedly distributing test version of standalone iOS Maps app

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It was reported on Thursday that Google is distributing a test version of a standalone iOS Maps app to people outside the company, suggesting an application to the App Store may be imminent....
Google reportedly distributing test version of standalone iOS Maps app
Apple releases the latest iOS 6 tester to developers
Google has nearly finished its Maps app for iOS

Your iPhone Will Get Some Handy New Features Any Day Now (AAPL)

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Apple is working on an update for iPhones and iPads that bring several new features to its latest mobile operating system, iOS 6. Today, registered iOS developers got access to the latest test version of iOS 6.1. Here are the most important things we know about iOS 6.1 so far:...
Your iPhone Will Get Some Handy New Features Any Day Now (AAPL)

Mobile games firm GREE test launches messaging app ahead of global rollout in 2013

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It’s no secret that the mobile messaging space is growing at rapid pace in Asia, and now Japanese mobiles games firm GREE has jumped into the action. The company — market cap $3.8 billion — is gearing up to launch GREE Messenger for iOS and Android in 2013 after giving the app...
Mobile games firm GREE test launches messaging app ahead of global rollout in 2013
More doom n' gloom for BlackBerry 10: Lots of people have no idea it launched

Take Windows 8 for a test drive

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The 90-day "Windows 8 evaluation for developers" test version of the new OS is available for download now. But read the fine print, and don't expect tech support. [Read more]...
Take Windows 8 for a test drive
App Store gets an organizational boost in iOS 6
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?