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Don’t want apps uploading your iPhone contacts? This Cydia tweak stops them

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As iOS device owners are still digesting the news that popular social application Path sends the complete contact iPhone contact list to its servers, one developer has created a new tweak for jailbroken phones to warn you which apps may do the same. Created by jailbreak app developer Ryan Petrich,...
Don’t want apps uploading your iPhone contacts? This Cydia tweak stops them

Amazon Appstore shatters $20 ceiling for in-app purchases

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In a move that's likely to grab the attention of more than a few Android developers, Amazon has announced that its arbitrary $20 limit for in-app purchases via the Appstore is no more. The company announced this change in an email to developers, which follows a tweak to the...
Amazon Appstore shatters $20 ceiling for in-app purchases

Extend Your Mac Laptop’s Battery Life In 10 Steps

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Mac OS X Lion was designed to save time with its Mission Control view, iOS-like Launchpad and ability to run several apps at full screen. Apple put a lot of thought into how the hardware and software work together to maximize user productivity and minimize extra work. With these...
Extend Your Mac Laptop’s Battery Life In 10 Steps

How to preview the Retina display enhanced Apple.com in Safari on Mac or PC

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Apple's official website has been quietly updated to take advantage of the Retina display on the new iPad. Users can preview the higher-resolution site now with a simple tweak in Apple's Safari desktop Web browser....
How to preview the Retina display enhanced Apple.com in Safari on Mac or PC

Firefox 13 Arrives With New Home Page And New Tab Page, SPDY Support

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Most Firefox updates over the last few months were relatively minor. Firefox 13, which is now available for download and which will go out to existing users tomorrow, is a bit different. This update actually introduces a number of consumer-facing updates that finally bring some of Firefox’s features up to...
Firefox 13 Arrives With New Home Page And New Tab Page, SPDY Support

The Facebook tweak that killed a billion-dollar industry

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Facebook is known for operating in a perpetual beta state, making major changes not infrequently. Problem is, that can stifle a quickly growing niche. By Ryan Holmes, contributor FORTUNE -- Mark Zuckerberg is famous for keeping Facebook (FB) in a state of permanent beta.  And while each new wave of...
The Facebook tweak that killed a billion-dollar industry
FreedomPop Revamps Free Data Plan For Their WiMax iPhone Case, Puts It Up For Pre-Order

Facebook’s updates profile hovercards to display Timeline Covers

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Facebook’s hovercards (small boxes containing information on a user when you mouse-over their name) have been upgraded numerous times in the two years since they were introduced, but today sees a nice visual upgrade — the introduction of a user’s Timeline cover image. Now, when a user hovers over a...
Facebook’s updates profile hovercards to display Timeline Covers

Google’s Automatic Email Translation Feature Graduates From Gmail Labs

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In 2009, Google brought its translation features to Gmail as a Gmail Labs experiment. Today, almost exactly two years after it first launched, this features is finally graduating from Gmail Labs. Starting in the next few days, you will see an option to “Translate message” in the header at the...
Google’s Automatic Email Translation Feature Graduates From Gmail Labs

Don't Call It A News Reader: Trapit Launches Content Browsing App For The iPad

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When you write about different news apps and aggregators, the pitches can start to run together — “We do real personalization, we find content beyond the articles in your social feed, etc. etc.” Now, many of those claims may be true, but often I’m left wondering if all the touted...
Don't Call It A News Reader: Trapit Launches Content Browsing App For The iPad

Google finally adds ability to save home and work locations to Google Maps

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Setting up a location for home and work and saving them in your address book is one of the most helpful mapping tips I can give anyone. Google apparently agrees, as it has now added the ability to save Home and Work entries in Google Maps, as long as you’ve...
Google finally adds ability to save home and work locations to Google Maps

Nest makes its smart thermostat, er, smarter

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Smart thermostat maker Nest announced on Thursday that it’s done one of its biggest upgrades in terms of both software and hardware since it launched its thermostat five months ago. The move shows both how Nest is still a startup, and has been reiterating its design in a field that...
Nest makes its smart thermostat, er, smarter

Netflix web streaming interface gets a new look with bigger icons, embedded previews

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With the exception of tweaks for new features like HD video and closed captioning Netflix's Silverlight-based web player has been largely unchanged for years, but today everything is being reworked. As detailed in a post on the company's blog, PC and Mac users (no word on ChromeOS) the size...
Netflix web streaming interface gets a new look with bigger icons, embedded previews

Apsalar Lets You Customize Your Mobile App For Users Based On Their Behavior

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Apsalar, a San Francisco-based mobile analytics startup, is giving developers more precision in how they target their users. The company is launching something called “Advanced User Segments” today. In plain English, that means that developers can change the way their app works or send targeted promotions to consumers based on...
Apsalar Lets You Customize Your Mobile App For Users Based On Their Behavior
Jailbroken iPads get windowed app management courtesy of Quasar

Chrome for Android updated, brings 31 more languages, bookmarks on home screen and more

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Google has released a new version of the Chrome Beta for Android that brings support for 31 more languages, easier viewing of desktop versions of sites as well as the ability to add bookmarks and shortcuts to the home screen as icons. You can now request the desktop version of...
Chrome for Android updated, brings 31 more languages, bookmarks on home screen and more

Google puts False Start SSL experiment down, nobody notices

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Back in September of 2010 Google started experimenting with a new Chrome feature called False Start, which cut the latency of SSL handshakes by up to 30 percent. While the delay in forging a secure connection never seemed like a major concern for most, the pause (which could be...
Google puts False Start SSL experiment down, nobody notices
Facebook tweaks news feed to show more and bigger photos

Looks Like Apple Has Changed Its App Store Algorithm Again

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Last week we were alerted to an interesting tweak that had appeared in the Apple App Store: searches for apps were suddenly ranking results higher by user ratings and app descriptions, rather than the names of the apps themselves. Today, one developer says he’s started to notice another change: Apple...
Looks Like Apple Has Changed Its App Store Algorithm Again

Fun with Knowledge Graph: Go Google “Lionel Richie” right now

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A few weeks ago, Google pushed out a big search update called Knowledge Graph. THe idea behind the tweak is to pull in more detailed information about what you’re searching for, to make sure that Google is bringing back the right results, and that you can see everything that’s important...
Fun with Knowledge Graph: Go Google “Lionel Richie” right now

Rock the Post Unveils Crowdfunding Platform for Small Businesses

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Crowdfunding platforms seem a dime a dozen since the passing of the JOBS Act, but with saturation comes greater selection for new projects. Some of the newest spate of crowdfunding sites focus on creative and artistic projects. Others welcome commercially viable business plans. The way they deal with that pesky...
Rock the Post Unveils Crowdfunding Platform for Small Businesses

Kindle, Evernote, Vimeo and more get optimized for the iPad's Retina display

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As we saw the iPhone 4's release, a massive bump in screen resolution means that plenty of apps need to be updated to fully take advantage of all those extra pixels, and today has seen a few big name ones get optimized for the new iPad's Retina display. The...
Kindle, Evernote, Vimeo and more get optimized for the iPad's Retina display
Cydia utility adds push notifications to Sparrow on Jailbroken iPhones

Infinitec updates Pocket TV to 1GB RAM, settles on final design and reaffirms October shipments

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It's another wondrous success story from within the walls of Kickstarter, but honestly, meeting its funding goal was just the start for Infinitec. The outfit's second product, the Pocket TV, is well on its way to becoming a commercialized reality, but backers will be pleased to know that a...
Infinitec updates Pocket TV to 1GB RAM, settles on final design and reaffirms October shipments

False Start's sad demise: Google abandons noble attempt to make SSL less painful

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Google is abandoning an SSL tweak that significantly reduces the time it takes websites to establish encrypted connections with end-user browsers because the experimental technique was causing problems with too many HTTPS servers. Google security researcher Adam Langley, who announced False Start in 2010, said on Wednesday it would...
False Start's sad demise: Google abandons noble attempt to make SSL less painful

Bing Adds Friend-Tagging To Social Sidebar

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Bing has just announced a small tweak to how its Social Sidebar functions — but it’s one that overcomes one of the Sidebar’s true limitations. The change is this: When using the Social Sidebar, you can now tag up to five Facebook friends with whom you want to share your...
Bing Adds Friend-Tagging To Social Sidebar
Facebook testing Timeline tweak with better member snapshots
Gmail now automatically translates foreign language emails, among other tweaks

Craigslist Demands 'Exclusive License' On Your Posts

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When Craigslist sued PadMapper and 3taps, we questioned the legal basis for much of the lawsuit, in particular the claim that Craigslist even could sue over copyright, when any copyrightable content is created by the end-users and not Craigslist itself. It appears that someone at Craigslist realized that it was...
Craigslist Demands 'Exclusive License' On Your Posts

Instapaper ‘read later’ bookmarklet now supports mult-page articles, gets new look

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One of our biggest issues with the ‘read later’ service Instapaper was the way it handled multi-page articles. Previously, you had to save each page individually, and if you didn’t notice at the start that it wasn’t a single page, you had to juggle saving the multiple pages within the...
Instapaper ‘read later’ bookmarklet now supports mult-page articles, gets new look
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