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Meet Ms.Mac 2012: "The average female Mac user is pretty hot, if awkwardly dressed"

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Turns out 18 percent of female Mac users have an unusually large head, more than half of them have freckles, and only 9 percent wear skirts. That is at least according to BlueStacks, a Silicon Valley company that enables Android apps to run on Windows and Mac computers. The ‘Ms.Mac...
Meet Ms.Mac 2012: "The average female Mac user is pretty hot, if awkwardly dressed"

NYC's taxi commission votes 'yes' to one-year trial of cab-hailing apps

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Despite copious quantities of bickering between the New York City taxi commission and Uber (among others), it looks as if said entity is going to give this whole "21st century" thing a whirl. Skift is reporting that the commission voted just moments ago to allow a one-year trial of...
NYC's taxi commission votes 'yes' to one-year trial of cab-hailing apps

Incredimail launches for iPad with a photo inbox and built-in browser

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Many of us whose parents discovered the internet in the past decade are all too familiar with Incredimail, mostly through the excessively cute stationery that would come attached to virtually every message. It's time to shake some of those old preconceptions now that an iPad version is here. The...
Incredimail launches for iPad with a photo inbox and built-in browser

DrPodder Podcast app graduates to App Catalog

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 A longtime favorite in the Homebrew space, the best podcast listening app on webOS is now officially available in the App Catalog for the low price of $.99! DrPodder will allow you to download podcasts on a schedule, listen to them at your leisure, or even stream them on the go....
DrPodder Podcast app graduates to App Catalog

eBay's iPhone app updated with new UI and driver's license scanning

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eBay has trotted out an update to its iPhone app that sports a slew of notable changes. First, the app is draped in a redesigned UI that enables users to checkout multiple items at the same time, view larger photos and touts improved last-minute bidding for those hot commodities....
eBay's iPhone app updated with new UI and driver's license scanning

Google To Buzz Users: Are You Sure You’re Not Oversharing?

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When Google announced its big jump into the social stream with the launch of Google Buzz back in February, the company thought it was doing everyone a favor by having users auto-follow the people they emailed and chatted the most with. That was a mistake, and the heat was turned...
Google To Buzz Users: Are You Sure You’re Not Oversharing?

ResumUP beautifully visualizes not just your resume but also your future career

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Originally just another visual resume creation tool, Russian startup ResumUP is about to blow the lids off an innovative product that stunned me when its CEO presented it to me and a couple of other journalists a few months ago in Moscow. The company is currently testing, in private beta,...
ResumUP beautifully visualizes not just your resume but also your future career

Office Web Apps update brings web image pasting, PowerPoint slide editing and more

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Microsoft's Office Web Apps are great for those with a SkyDrive account and any device with an IE, Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser who don't want to lug the full Office 365 suite around. Since functionality can be a tad limited, however, Redmond's just added more features with the...
Office Web Apps update brings web image pasting, PowerPoint slide editing and more

Google's Twitter Timeline Lets You Explore the Past

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As Google has worked to add more and more real-time search capabilities by adding content from sites like Facebook, MySpace, Buzz and Twitter, we've been able to see more and more what people are talking about online. Google's latest feature that it is announcing today takes real-time data and puts...
Google's Twitter Timeline Lets You Explore the Past

Researchers wrangle microscopic particles with sonic lasso

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When you think about it, scientists and cowboys have a lot in common. Both are frontiersmen of a sort, both wear clothes that make them easy to identify and now they both count lassos among their essential tools. Researchers at the University of Bristol and the University of Dundee...
Researchers wrangle microscopic particles with sonic lasso

From Google to Newsweek, nobody's safe from the technology whirl | Charles Arthur

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Smartphones and tablets are forcing even the big hitters to rip up their business models. There is no certainty any more'Would you want to be a Finn with Nokia or a Norwegian with Statoil 10 years ago?" pondered "Counternotions", one of the people I follow on Twitter, on Friday.It's quite...
From Google to Newsweek, nobody's safe from the technology whirl | Charles Arthur

Nvidia responds to Apple’s A5X processor claims: Can we see the benchmarks?

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During the unveiling of the new iPad at the company’s San Francisco keynote yesterday, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller was eager to point out the capabilities of Apple’s new A5X processor, comparing its graphics performance to one of its rivals — the Tegra 3 from Nvidia. Describing...
Nvidia responds to Apple’s A5X processor claims: Can we see the benchmarks?

The Silicon Valley Tech Crowd Is In Love With This Video-Sharing App

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The tech scene in San Francisco is in love with Socialcam, a video-sharing application that was spun out of live video streaming company Justin.tv. In fact, a lot of them are talking about it like an Instagram — a photo-sharing application Facebook bought for $1 billion — for video. Socialcam...
The Silicon Valley Tech Crowd Is In Love With This Video-Sharing App

Play Around With Flash Photography in This Virtual Lighting Studio

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If you ever wanted to try your hand at flash photography, you might want to take whirl with this Virtual Lighting Studio. It's a completely free--and awesome--way to test out different lighting setups from within your browser....
Play Around With Flash Photography in This Virtual Lighting Studio

There's a new browser in iPhone town: Meet Maxthon

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After releasing a Web browser for iPad and Mac earlier this year, Chinese software company Maxthon today launched a free browser app for the iPhone. Does it bring anything new to the table or is too little, way too late? Maxthon says its browser products have seen over 600 million...
There's a new browser in iPhone town: Meet Maxthon

Google Play Books Update Adds Geographical Lookup, Translations

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Google is arming Android users with more tools to enhance their reading experience with an updated version of its Google Play Books application. The most interesting feature of the update is the ability to get more information about a geographic location. Now you can tap on the name of a...
Google Play Books Update Adds Geographical Lookup, Translations

LoKast : The Disposable Social Network

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Here's an idea for you: instead of slowly amassing followers, like on Twitter, or carefully culling your friends list over time on Facebook, making sure everyone is in their appropriate list and category, collect and dispose of friends like you ask for the time or a spare cigarette on a...
LoKast : The Disposable Social Network

CyanogenMod tops up CM10 Jelly Bean jar with SMS pop-up, quick reply features

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On top of bringing Android flavors to devices that would otherwise never get them, CyanogenMod has added SMS options to its latest CM10 Jelly Bean ROM -- features the stock version lacks. First, the team introduced QuickMessage, which displays a pop-up when you get an IM, allowing you to...
CyanogenMod tops up CM10 Jelly Bean jar with SMS pop-up, quick reply features

The iPad vs. Everything Else

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Photographs by Robert Cardin (Note: This story is republished from PCWorld.com, with permission–and is also in the June PCWorld print issue.) What, precisely, is the iPad? Compared with its iconic ancestors, the iPod and the iPhone, that’s a surprisingly tough question to answer. It runs the same operating system as...
The iPad vs. Everything Else

Hands on with Viber's new desktop app: It's no Skype

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Mere days after the Skype announced plans to integrate video calling with the Outlook.com web service, Viber has delivered a counterpunch with a new desktop app that lets you make free calls from Mac or Windows PCs, including video calls--a new option for the popular, previously mobile-only service. If...
Hands on with Viber's new desktop app: It's no Skype

Samsung Galaxy S 4 for Verizon signup page goes live

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Want to be sure that you don't miss the arrival date of the Galaxy S 4 on Verizon? Naturally, you could keep a keen eye on Engadget's homepage, but Big Red now has a solution of its own that could be worth a whirl. The company has just posted...
Samsung Galaxy S 4 for Verizon signup page goes live

Google Hangouts update for iOS brings clickable URLs and sound alerts

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Hangouts for iOS may have gotten off to a rocky start -- evidenced by its poor ratings in the App Store -- but it seems that Google is looking to right its wrongs in its first major update to the messaging app. Most significantly, the new version features clickable...
Google Hangouts update for iOS brings clickable URLs and sound alerts
Give new app "Let's Date" five minutes to find you love

Upgrading your phone to be truly social: A chat with Just.me founder Keith Teare (video)

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A few months ago, I had the chance to catch up with British serial entrepreneur Keith Teare at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, where we sat down for a brief interview to discuss his latest venture, Just.me. The startup, which is backed by the likes of Google Ventures, SV Angel...
Upgrading your phone to be truly social: A chat with Just.me founder Keith Teare (video)

Video: Star Trek's 'Data' checks out Google Glass for first time: 'How do I reset?'

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Google Glass is the type of futuristic gadget you might see on Star Trek. So, what does Lieutenant Commander Data — also known as actor Brent Spiner — think of the futuristic eyewear? Spiner got a first-hand look today when he stopped by The Museum of Flight in Seattle for the...
Video: Star Trek's 'Data' checks out Google Glass for first time: 'How do I reset?'
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Love it or hate it? Highlight, SXSW’s most talked about app could be the way of the future

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This year, tech prophet Robert Scoble dubbed two mobile apps as “The two hottest apps you’ll “run into” at SXSW“. The rest of the Internetverse quickly echoed his sentiments. The two apps are Highlight and Glancee. As Scoble described, “basically these two [apps] show you information about people who are close to you.” Similar...
Love it or hate it? Highlight, SXSW’s most talked about app could be the way of the future

Popular Twitter App TweetBot Comes To Mac In Alpha Version, Hopefully Gets To Stay

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Exciting news for fans of the popular Twitter iOS client, TweetBot: the company has just announced the launch of its highly anticipated desktop counterpart via blog post this morning. The good news? You can now download TweetBot for Mac and give it a whirl. But the bad news is that...
Popular Twitter App TweetBot Comes To Mac In Alpha Version, Hopefully Gets To Stay

Yandex debuts Yandex.Shell, a free 3D-ish UI alternative for Android devices

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Russian Internet services giant Yandex is today launching a free, multi-language end-user version of Yandex.Shell, its rich 3D-ish user interface for Android smartphones and tablets, after releasing it to device manufacturers, mobile operators and other B2B partners at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last February. I say 3D-ish because...
Yandex debuts Yandex.Shell, a free 3D-ish UI alternative for Android devices
Hands-on with Chameleon: Android tablets get a shot of adrenaline
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?