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Google says more than 500 districts in US and Europe use Chromebooks actively

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Google just revealed over 500 school districts in the United States and Europe use Chromebooks on a regular basis, while also naming a few new districts to adopt the technology in both North Carolina and Wisconsin. In a post on the Official Google Blog, Google talked about the functionality of Chromebooks...
Google says more than 500 districts in US and Europe use Chromebooks actively
BBC Builds Out Its iPlayer Empire With New iOS And Web Apps For Radio Service

A faster, simpler Google Search app for iPhone

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Starting today, when you use the Google Search app on your iPhone, you’ll see a completely redesigned interface that gives you faster results, beautiful full-screen image search, and a simple way to access all your Google apps in one place. Search by voice, by typing, or with your camera Get...
A faster, simpler Google Search app for iPhone

Firefox 18 delivers a jolt of speed to Web apps and games

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We've known for some time now that Firefox 18 would bring some significant speed improvements to Mozilla's popular browser, and the final version--released today--made good on that promise officially. In fact, a new JavaScript compiler in the software is delivering performance improvements of up to 25 percent on Web...
Firefox 18 delivers a jolt of speed to Web apps and games
Cloud Backup Service MyShoebox Launches To Synchronize Photos Across All Your Devices

Tim Cook apologises for iOS 6 Maps in open letter, suggests users try Google, Nokia and other mapping apps

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Following the less than enthusiastic response to its new mapping application in iOS 6, Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent a heartfelt letter to customers apologising for not being able to “deliver the best experience possible to our customers” and that it “fell short on this commitment.” In the letter, Cook says that Apple...
Tim Cook apologises for iOS 6 Maps in open letter, suggests users try Google, Nokia and other mapping apps

Google snags the webOS Enyo team, HP says open source plans are still on schedule

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At one time the Enyo app framework was supposed to help webOS run faster and on a wider variety of devices, but as HP continues to struggle, reports have surfaced from The Verge and AllThingsD that much of the team behind it, including leader Matthew McNulty, has been hired...
Google snags the webOS Enyo team, HP says open source plans are still on schedule

Mobile Roadie now lets you easily create custom iPad and mobile Web apps [Interview]

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The self-service app-building platform Mobile Roadie now lets users create iPad and mobile Web apps, the company announced today. This comes in addition to the platform’s existing iPhone and Android products. As part of its announcement, Mobile Roadie is also introducing new pricing, and we decided to ask its CEO Michael...
Mobile Roadie now lets you easily create custom iPad and mobile Web apps [Interview]

Review: Wappwolf automatically converts and syncs your files

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Automation is the name of the game these days for web apps, and Wappwolf aims to combine automation with the power of cloud computing.  Available for Dropbox, Google Drive and Box, Wappwolf offers on-the-fly file conversion, as well as automatically moving the files to other folders, email notifications, tweets,...
Review: Wappwolf automatically converts and syncs your files

Get Your Email Address for Outlook.com, Microsoft's New Hotmail Killer

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Hotmail's days are numbered with Microsoft's announcement of an all-new cloud-based email service at Outlook.com Tuesday. It ties into SkyDrive, so you have 7GB of free space, and it can open attachments right inside new Web apps for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Its built-in Outlook chat connects to Facebook messages,...
Get Your Email Address for Outlook.com, Microsoft's New Hotmail Killer

Facebook Announces Mobile DevCons In NYC, London, Seoul, But They're More Meetups Than Newsy f8s

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Facebook hasn’t had a major, announcement-filled developer conference since September 2011′s f8, and won’t for the forseeable future. The Mobile DevCons it just announced won’t have a ton of news, I hear, but will let developers meet Facebook staff and partners in New York, London, and Seoul at one-day gatherings...
Facebook Announces Mobile DevCons In NYC, London, Seoul, But They're More Meetups Than Newsy f8s

13 killer Chrome apps to replace your desktop software

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When Tim Berners-Lee invented the first Web browser in 1990, it was just an application made to read HTML pages passively. Fast-forward to today, and the modern Web browser has become a powerful platform in itself--almost a miniature operating system, capable of running complex JavaScript code and interacting with Flash...
13 killer Chrome apps to replace your desktop software

CircleCI Raises $1.5M From Eric Ries And Heroku Founders For Platform To Test Web Apps

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CircleCI, a continuous integration platform for web application developers, has announced $1.5 millon in seed funding from a group of individual investors. The investors participating include original Heroku founders and Eric Ries, founder of The Lean Startup, whose company IMVU pioneered many of the techniques that CircleCI has developed into a product...
CircleCI Raises $1.5M From Eric Ries And Heroku Founders For Platform To Test Web Apps

Hoppit Launches The World’s First Ambience Search Engine For Restaurants

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Finding a good restaurant – even in a city you’ve never been to – has never been easier. Thanks to Yelp, Urbanspoon and its various brethren, a good place to eat is generally just a few clicks away. What if you want to find a restaurant with a very specific...
Hoppit Launches The World’s First Ambience Search Engine For Restaurants

Browsium lands biggest customer yet, moving UK agency from IE6 to IE9

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Browsium, the Redmond startup whose technology lets companies run legacy web apps in the latest versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Windows, has signed its biggest customer to date, the London-based HM Revenue & Customs governmental agency. Computer Weekly reports that the agreement “will act as a proof of concept for...
Browsium lands biggest customer yet, moving UK agency from IE6 to IE9

Mozilla Readies Major Firefox Redesign As It Ponders What The Browser Of The Future Should Look Like

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“Maybe we shouldn’t even call it a browser anymore,” Mozilla’s VP of Firefox engineering Jonathan Nightingale told me a few days ago. “‘Browser’ is really an antiquated word. People don’t really browse all that much anymore.” Instead, he argues, we now mostly use our browsers to access sophisticated web apps,...
Mozilla Readies Major Firefox Redesign As It Ponders What The Browser Of The Future Should Look Like

The Mozilla Marketplace is now open for app submissions

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The Web IS the Platform! Using HTML, CSS and JavaScript, a developer can build an app using responsive design, and that app can offer the same look and feel as a device-native app, without having to rewrite for every desired target platform. One code base – all popular devices! Now,...
The Mozilla Marketplace is now open for app submissions

Microsoft Office 15 preview: details, screenshots and impressions

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More Info Microsoft begins Office 15 technical preview, fills up before you knew it existed Microsoft Office 15 leaks suggest Office 2013 name, show off Metro logo and Web Apps UI Office Next blog is here to answer all your burning questions about the future of spreadsheets It's been...
Microsoft Office 15 preview: details, screenshots and impressions

Rdio completely revamps desktop and web apps

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Rdio wrapped the technology side of South by Southwest with a redesign of its desktop and web apps. The new interface is consciously much more unified and visual, with album art at the front and elements like playlists at the side. A new drag-and-drop interface, including on the web, lets...
Rdio completely revamps desktop and web apps
Facebook: Follow us to the mobile Web

You can download Firefox 17 for Windows, Mac, and Linux right now (official launch tomorrow)

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Firefox 17 isn’t due to launch until Tuesday, the latest version is already available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can grab it now from Mozilla’s FTP servers here: ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/17.0. If you prefer to wait for the official launch, keep your browser pointed to Firefox.com. You may also want to...
You can download Firefox 17 for Windows, Mac, and Linux right now (official launch tomorrow)

Spanish mobile ad network TAPTAP Networks taps $4.5 million in Series A funding

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Spanish mobile advertising startup TAPTAP Networks has landed $4.5 million in funding from early-stage investment firm Nauta Capital, The Next Web has learned. Founded in 2010 by Alvaro del Castillo, the Madrid-based startup operates what it says is the leading premium mobile advertising network in Spain. Its network includes some...
Spanish mobile ad network TAPTAP Networks taps $4.5 million in Series A funding
How Google plans to rule the computing world through Chrome

Google Chromebooks: Not Dead Yet! (GOOG, SNE)

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Even though Google's Chrome OS and Chromebooks seem like a product in search of a problem, the project isn't dead yet. FCC documents uncovered by Laptop Reviews this weekend show that Sony is joining Samsung and Asus on the very short list of Chromebook makers. Google did not confirm...
Google Chromebooks: Not Dead Yet! (GOOG, SNE)
iOS default despair: Where Ars staff turns for better app experiences

Netvibes Web Dash Service Acquired By 3D Software Firm

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The seven-year-old personalised web content dashboard service Netvibes has confirmed it has been acquired by 3D and CAD software maker Dassault Systèmes. Netvibes was co-founded by French digital entrepreneur Tariq Krim in 2005 to push the notion of a start page for content feeds and widgets, and took €12...
Netvibes Web Dash Service Acquired By 3D Software Firm
BeauCoo launches mobile fashion network for real women, with real bodies

Netgear officially unveils $130 NeoTV Prime with Google TV at CES 2013

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Netgear just unveiled its NeoTV Prime Google TV box, known as “GTV100″, at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. The company’s latest NeoTV streaming player provides access to on-demand services, such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, but it also includes Google TV perks like live TV, the Chrome browser, Primetime,...
Netgear officially unveils $130 NeoTV Prime with Google TV at CES 2013

Facebook platform sent 160M users to mobile apps in April

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Facebook says it sent more than 160 million visitors to Facebook-integrated mobile apps last month, according to a post on the company’s developer blog. Native mobile games like Zynga’s “With Friends” titles, popular apps from Spotify, Pinterest and now Viddy and Socialcam are among those that benefit from Facebook’s mobile discovery...
Facebook platform sent 160M users to mobile apps in April

The Geography of HTML5 Security

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Editor’s note: Mike Shema is director of engineering at Qualys, a provider of cloud security and compliance solutions. Mike is also author of the recently published book “Hacking Web Apps: Detecting and Preventing Web Application Security Problems.” Contact him here.  HTML5 reinvigorates a technology that’s been driving web content for more...
The Geography of HTML5 Security
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