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Apple Store now selling Nest Learning Thermostat for $249.95

Office for iPad spied in the wild, tipped for App Store submission soon

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The iPad-customized version of Microsoft’s Office software suite could soon be heading to Apple’s App Store approval team, after The Daily managed to spend some hands-on time with the new application and snap a photo of it running on an Apple device. It was the News Corp. owned publication that...
Office for iPad spied in the wild, tipped for App Store submission soon

CoFounder TV: A curated collection of the best entrepreneurial videos the Web has to offer

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CoFounder TV is a new site bringing together the best that the Web has to offer in entrepreneurial videos. Launched by Dubai-based Rony El-Nashar, who also happens to be the founder of startup incubator SeedStartup, the site is a “handpicked collection of the highest quality, most educational entrepreneurship videos from...
CoFounder TV: A curated collection of the best entrepreneurial videos the Web has to offer
Why Your Next iPhone Should Be Prepaid

Flipboard Planning To Release Android Beta For Everyone Who Doesn’t Have A Galaxy S III

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One of the nice little surprises at Samsung’s Galaxy S III unveiling in London was that the device would be preloaded with the fabled Android version of the Flipboard social magazine app. The news came from out of the blue — while the iOS version has garned plenty of acclaim...
Flipboard Planning To Release Android Beta For Everyone Who Doesn’t Have A Galaxy S III

Toshiba Intros World’s Thinnest And Lightest 10″ Tablet: The Excite X10 LE

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When Toshiba first entered the tablet space, they specifically told us “we’re not focusing on thin and light, we’re focusing on usability.” This was true — both the Thrive and Thrive 7″ have a host of ports and the big guy even has a removable battery. But it would seem...
Toshiba Intros World’s Thinnest And Lightest 10″ Tablet: The Excite X10 LE
How Microsoft plans to teach the world to use Windows 8

★ Let's Try to Think This iPad Mini Thing All the Way Through

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We’re Talking About a Smaller iPad, Not a Bigger iPod Touch I’ve seen a fair bit of speculation that, if Apple produces a 7-inch iOS device, then maybe it would be a bigger iPod Touch, not a smaller iPad. One aspect of this line of thinking is that rather than...
★ Let's Try to Think This iPad Mini Thing All the Way Through

Inside the Open Data white paper: what does it all mean?

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The government's open data white paper is published today. But what does it actually include? Get the verdict• Get the data• Data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianDoes anyone disagree with more open data? It's a huge part of the coalition government's transparency strategy, championed by Francis Maude in...
Inside the Open Data white paper: what does it all mean?

Microsoft PM “Resigns” Via Video, Joins Justin Kan’s New Startup Exec

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Exec, the new TaskRabbit competitor from Justin.tv’s co-founder, Justin Kan, has just hired a new designer it seems. Or so she sings. In a video posted to YouTube by one Karen X. Cheng, she sings and strums – rather nicely, in fact – to the tune of “Bye, Bye Miss American...
Microsoft PM “Resigns” Via Video, Joins Justin Kan’s New Startup Exec

From Nuance, Siri in your next car

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Nuance's Dragon Drive enables automotive manufacturers to offer natural language voice commands for vehicle telematics, which will enhance usability and could reduce distracted driving. [Read more]...
From Nuance, Siri in your next car
Microsoft rebrands Hotmail as Outlook, adds fresh Metro design & Skype calling
Unofficial Google concept video teases new features for Calendar, Contacts, and Maps
Telenav unveils ‘Scout for Apps’ voice-guided navigation service for developers

Why the U.S. State Department is paying Amazon $16.5 million for 2,500 Kindles

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The U.S. State Department has signed a no-bid, $16.5 million one-year contract with Amazon to provide Kindle Touches– 2,500 of them to start, preloaded with 50 titles each — for its overseas language-education programs. So why has the government decided the Kindle is the best e-reader? In a document justifying...
Why the U.S. State Department is paying Amazon $16.5 million for 2,500 Kindles

Motorola Handset With 4.8-Inch 720p Display Leaks, Possibly Droid Fighter?

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Motorola has really been stepping up lately. If you would have asked me six months ago to choose between a Samsung handset and a Motorola phone, I probably would have chosen Samsung hands-down. But as Motorola evolves its design language and nails down some of our most necessary features —...
Motorola Handset With 4.8-Inch 720p Display Leaks, Possibly Droid Fighter?

Is Surface Microsoft's confession that Windows 8 isn't really cut out for tablets?

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If any device were built for Windows 8, it's Surface. Surface is the standard bearer for Windows 8. It's the benchmark that Microsoft hopes will inspire the OEMs to produce a range of highly desirable Windows devices. It's the machine against which all other Windows 8 machines will be compared....
Is Surface Microsoft's confession that Windows 8 isn't really cut out for tablets?

Windows 8 Release Preview is here a day early

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Windows 8 "Release Preview" is out now. Originally planned for the first week of June, it looks like Microsoft couldn't wait that long, and so has shipped the software a day early. The Release Preview is the third in Microsoft's trio of Windows 8 pre-releases. The first was the Developer...
Windows 8 Release Preview is here a day early

WordPress completely dominates top 100 blogs with 49% majority

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While for a moment Tumblr gave WordPress a run for its money, WordPress now powers nearly 73 million blogs (Tumblr has 51 million), and continues to expand its massive reach. But aside from new blogs popping up all over the place, a closer look at Technorati’s top 100 list reveals how...
WordPress completely dominates top 100 blogs with 49% majority

Awesome Inventory Management Startup Stitch Labs Nabs $1M From True Ventures

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Small business inventory management startup Stitch Labs is announcing a $1 million seed investment this morning led by True Ventures. In the same space as Bizelo and Ordoro, Stitch Labs allows design-focused small businesses to organize their CRM, product orders and inventory with custom tailored features like Etsy and Shopify integration....
Awesome Inventory Management Startup Stitch Labs Nabs $1M From True Ventures
Why is Diablo III still a work in progress?
ClickTale Brings Its Visitor Tracking Tools To The Mobile Web

New Design & Features Come To iPhone Google Search: Version 2.0

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Google has announced a new version of the Google Search iPhone app. The new version is version 2.0 and was completely redesigned focusing on speed, usability, new features and making it beautiful. Here are the main new changes you will find in version 2.0: Complete App Redesign Full Screen Mode......
New Design & Features Come To iPhone Google Search: Version 2.0

How to reclaim your Android UI from OEM skins like TouchWiz, Sense, and Blur

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There are a scant few Android devices on the market that ship with the stock user interface Google designed. In the distant past, that was a good thing. Android really needed that help back in 2009, and even into the early part of 2010. However, OEMs have continued to skin...
How to reclaim your Android UI from OEM skins like TouchWiz, Sense, and Blur
SkyDrive updated to include 300MB browser uploads, short URLs for Windows Phone images, and ODF support

Adobe Connect Adds SiteCatalyst Integration, Collaboration Features For Tablets And Smartphones

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Adobe has announced that it is improving its cloud collaboration and web conferencing software, with the launch of Adobe Connect 9. The new version of the software, which is expected to be available in the third quarter, will include integration with Adobe CQ and SiteCatalyst, and also adds more robust...
Adobe Connect Adds SiteCatalyst Integration, Collaboration Features For Tablets And Smartphones
Does it matter that Windows Phone has 100k apps now?

Hands-on with the brand new Samsung Galaxy S III [pics]

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Our very own Matt Brian was on the ground in London as Samsung unveiled its brand new Galaxy S III, and I have to say that it’s quite beautiful. The phone sounds like a powerhouse, as expected, with some impressive specs: The phone features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED screen, measures...
Hands-on with the brand new Samsung Galaxy S III [pics]

Google's new search algorithm to crack down on "black hat webspam"

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Nefarious search engine optimizers be warned. Google is coming for you-again. Following previous changes to Google's ranking and page layout algorithms, the search giant is pushing yet another update to its algorithm this week with the hopes of curbing "black hat webspam" from creeping into search results. The change...
Google's new search algorithm to crack down on "black hat webspam"

The one question Apple needs an answer to before it will release a smaller iPad

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Recent rumors of Apple releasing a 7.85″ iPad have been compounded by Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, stating yesterday that he knew Apple had a working prototype of such a device in its labs. We found this to be relatively unsurprising, but it does raise some interesting questions about when we...
The one question Apple needs an answer to before it will release a smaller iPad
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