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Google: Our Apps Will Have Special Features for iPad

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Google carries a great concern with the usability of its applications.  For those of us who are likely to be carrying an iPad, yet are still addicted to Gmail (as well as other services), there’s some great news.iPad users will have access to Google’s new HTML5 design, that is very...
Google: Our Apps Will Have Special Features for iPad
Apple's iPhone Tops Smartphone Reliability Ratings
GraphEffect Launches a Game-Changing Enterprise Collaboration Platform for Social Marketers, Including Public API
Apple's iPhone Tops Smartphone Reliability Ratings
GraphEffect launches Shift, scores Facebook platform superstar to build out enterprise collaboration nirvana

Facebook store goes live, with apps for iOS, Android, and Facebook

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Facebook’s very own app store has just launched, and it’s a thing of beauty. We told y’all this was coming early last month. Basically, it’s a directory for apps of all kinds — not just Facebook apps — on many devices, including smartphones and tablets as well as the...
Facebook store goes live, with apps for iOS, Android, and Facebook
Amazon Kindle Fire HD hands-on pictures

Batman Lightsaber Shark

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Good morning! This thing of beauty brought to you by Slashfilm, via the always awesome Julio Ojeda-Zapata. Previously:Selleck Waterfall Sandwich...
Batman Lightsaber Shark
Appenomics: Who Decided That Apps, Particularly Third-Party Twitter Apps, Had To Be Cheap?
Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire HD (7-inch) hands-on pictures and video

Pioneer Square tower plan: Jenga puzzle meets Borg ship

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For a while now we’ve been keeping an eye on developments in Pioneer Square as the Seattle neighborhood tries to make a comeback as a technology hum. More tech companies have been moving in, but one of the neighborhood’s big needs is more residential life, to keep the area populated after...
Pioneer Square tower plan: Jenga puzzle meets Borg ship

What’s SUB? Sonos’ new wireless subwoofer. Available from 19 June for €699 ($892)

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The latest hot item to come out of the delicious Sonos kitchen is the SUB, a wireless subwoofer that (well, evidently) integrates with the Sonos System. The SUB can be placed anywhere in a room – provided there’s a power source – in pretty much any position, and Sonos...
What’s SUB? Sonos’ new wireless subwoofer. Available from 19 June for €699 ($892)
Shooting movies with Luma is like silky smooth magic

Transmit 4.0

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Been beta testing this for a while. It’s very nice. My favorite feature: With the new Transmit Disk feature, you can now mount any of your favorites in the Finder itself, even if Transmit’s not running. These volumes are real: drag files to your SFTP server, save a small graphic...
Transmit 4.0

This week's new games

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Sound Shapes, PlayStation 3, VitaPart platform game, part strange musical instrument, Sound Shapes has you rolling and hopping a ball across screens whose collectibles add notes, percussion sounds and noises to its crescendoing musical score. Red things kill you, light-coloured surfaces let you stick to them and there's a record...
This week's new games

UNBOXED: Apple's 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro (AAPL)

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Along with Apple's iPad Mini, another gadget made its debut today--the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. It's safe to say this updated laptop model flew below the radar because of the huge popularity of Apple's new miniature tablet. Too bad, because Apple's 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is a thing of beauty....
UNBOXED: Apple's 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro (AAPL)

Dell's Linux laptop has good hardware, decent toolkit

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Plenty of specialized companies out there that sell PCs with Linux, but Dell is one of the very few mainstream contenders to have done so over the years. After some spotty initial offerings, it's taken a different approach with its latest Linux PC. Rather than try to sell Linux...
Dell's Linux laptop has good hardware, decent toolkit

The iOS 6 disaster: Apple bit off way more than it could chew

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I will just say it. For the first time in iOS’s five year history, the operating system is a mess. While some of the enhancements are wonderful and much needed (Siri especially), there’s a lot wrong with iOS 6.And it’s not just Maps, which just about every tech pundit known...
The iOS 6 disaster: Apple bit off way more than it could chew

BARRON'S: Bitcoin Is Why You Should Buy Gold

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In this week's print edition, Barron's Randall Forsythe updates his readers on the story of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that saw its value balloon and burst in a matter of days. He sees the story as a reflection of skepticism towards fiat money as the world's central banks print away....
BARRON'S: Bitcoin Is Why You Should Buy Gold

Add A Cool Linen Background To Google Docs

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Today’s PSA is brought to you by the letter L. What word starts with L? Linen! If you’ve ever used Google Docs, you’ll recall that the interface is wildly ugly. Well no longer. Using a plugin and a nice, big Linen JPG, you can turn GDocs into a thing of...
Add A Cool Linen Background To Google Docs
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?