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Free Get Satisfaction is back: moderation, Hootsuite, other features added to make it useful for SMBs

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Customer service platform, Get Satisfaction, has revived its long-hidden free product, sprucing it up and adding some new features to it to make, what it hopes it will be, a useful and accessible product for small- to medium-sized businesses. Although a free plan had long been available, today’s announcement brings...
Free Get Satisfaction is back: moderation, Hootsuite, other features added to make it useful for SMBs

Sony starts delivering Ice Cream Sandwich update to Xperia go, Xperia U and Xperia sola

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Well, it looks like Sony's in-house software developers have decided this is the perfect week to deliver delicious treats to a large portion of the company's mobile lineup. Not long after outing updates for the Tablet S and Xperia Ion (in the US), the electronics giant is now bringing...
Sony starts delivering Ice Cream Sandwich update to Xperia go, Xperia U and Xperia sola

Chameleon Android launcher appears, preorder and Kickstarter backers get beta access soon

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After a false start to its Kickstarter funding, the Chameleon launcher project for Android is finally arriving -- at least in beta form. It's currently ready for install from Google Play by anyone with an Android tablet running 3.2 or higher, however to actually unlock the software you'll need...
Chameleon Android launcher appears, preorder and Kickstarter backers get beta access soon

Google is now rolling out Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, to Nexus S phones on various carriers

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According to Google, it is now rolling out Jelly Bean (Android OS 4.1) to Nexus S phones on a few different carriers: We’ve started rolling out Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, to Nexus S phones on a number of carriers with more to come. Enjoy! android.com/whatsnew/ — Google Nexus (@googlenexus) July...
Google is now rolling out Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, to Nexus S phones on various carriers

Songkick’s Tourbox Makes It Easier For Musicians To Trumpet Their Concerts Across The Web

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I’m not a professional musician, but apparently it’s a headache for artists to publicize their tourdates on the myriad number of websites and apps that cater to music lovers. Not only is there Facebook and Twitter, but there’s YouTube, Spotify, Soundcloud and Hype Machine. Enter Songkick, a concert promotion startup...
Songkick’s Tourbox Makes It Easier For Musicians To Trumpet Their Concerts Across The Web

Hopefully This Is The Last Droid Motorola Ever Makes (VZ, MMI, GOOG)

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It may seem a bit silly that Motorola launched the Droid 4 just seven months after the Droid 3 debuted. But here it is: the fourth iteration of the flagship Android phone that kicked off the platform's rise to dominance. Motorola seems to be shifting to a more rapid...
Hopefully This Is The Last Droid Motorola Ever Makes (VZ, MMI, GOOG)

Free Music Monday: 10 Free Downloads Just for You

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Hey there, music fans! Thanks for joining us for Free Music Monday this week, where we offer you 10 free downloads for your eclectic listening pleasure. If you haven’t been with us before, we’re collating free and legal tracks in honor of the #musicmonday tradition on Twitter.Read on, right-click,...
Free Music Monday: 10 Free Downloads Just for You

Google I/O: Android 4.1, aka Jelly Bean, Will Have Responsive Widgets, Offline Voice Typing

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Photo by Eliot Weisberg/ReadWriteWeb. Creative Commons licensed. Barra introduced engineering director Dave Burke to demonstrate the new features of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. He showed off Project Butter, Google's effort to make the transitions and animations in the operating system run at a smooth 60 frames per second everywhere. A...
Google I/O: Android 4.1, aka Jelly Bean, Will Have Responsive Widgets, Offline Voice Typing

How to clean up your business's online reputation

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Keeping tabs on your company's online reputation is one thing. But angry customers trash-talking your business can sabotage your good name overnight. It's no easy task to minimize the damage done from the Web equivalent of the slam book. The following tried-and-true tactics can help you get public opinion of...
How to clean up your business's online reputation

[Video] The Tablet Conundrum

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Tablets aren't just the hot holiday gifts of today. They've broken open the idea of what a computer is, what it should look like, and how we should interact with it. Dan, Eliot and Jon were joined by new RWW writer Adam Popescu to discuss the Nexus 7, the...
[Video] The Tablet Conundrum
YouView, the UK's next-generation TV service, enters public trials

Galaxy Nexus owner refused prize upon beating Windows Phone challenge, receives apology and loot later

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Skatter Tech’s Sahas Katta posted a blog yesterday about his Windows Phone challenge experience and explained how he beat the contest using a Galaxy Nexus, but the store withheld his prize “just because.” Katta claimed he beat a “Get Smoked” Windows Phone challenge at the Santa Clara Microsoft Store yesterday. The assigned...
Galaxy Nexus owner refused prize upon beating Windows Phone challenge, receives apology and loot later
Google publishes more guidelines to help developers build 'quality tablet apps'

4 Terrific Tools for Creating Business Web Forms

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This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.Web forms can be a great asset on your business site. They let you collect pertinent data and contact information from your visitors without exposing your...
4 Terrific Tools for Creating Business Web Forms
Is Google Now Coming to iOS?
Unified launches new platform features to better track earned media value from social advertising

Flipboard Makes the Leap to Android, Widgets and All

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When it comes to winnowing the Web down to what matters, Flipboard has led the charge - at least on the iPhone and iPad. The popular app, which curates social streams and Web content into a customized digital magazine, has remained an iOS exclusive until now. We spoke with Flipboard...
Flipboard Makes the Leap to Android, Widgets and All
Google makes Android 4.2 SDK and source code available for developers

You Simply Must See This Beautiful Concept Design Of The Next iPhone (AAPL)

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Now that some of the iPad hype has faded, the attention quickly turns to the next iPhone. 9to5Mac uncovered the work of Italian designer Antonio De Rosa, who has taken a stab at imagining what the new device might look like. His designs, while purely speculative, are totally stunning.De...
You Simply Must See This Beautiful Concept Design Of The Next iPhone (AAPL)

Leaked HTC Sense 5 screenshots suggest a leaner, cleaner skin

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Did yesterday's uncertain glimpse at a new HTC phone leave you wanting? Then grab a tray and find a seat, because the right-hand image above comes from XDA developer mdeejay, who claims to have a working port of the forthcoming Sense 5 skin. On the left, we've stuck up...
Leaked HTC Sense 5 screenshots suggest a leaner, cleaner skin

Google Now: Real-Time Notifications For Android

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Android users are about to get access to real-time notifications and data through a cool-looking new feature called Google Now. It’s part of the new features in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean unveiled this morning at Google I/O. To explain the feature, Googlers demonstrated how Google Now might assist them in...
Google Now: Real-Time Notifications For Android
Facebook COO: Lots Of Our Users Hate Facebook Home, So We're Trying To Fix It (FB)

Linux Mint 15 hits the web, begs for 'Olivia' Munn endorsement

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As with previous releases, the newest Mint iteration, "Olivia," comes in two distinct flavors: Cinnamon and MATE. While both have received a bit of polish, it's the fresher Cinnamon that has gotten the most attention. Version 1.8 of the desktop environment has received plenty of bug fixes, along with...
Linux Mint 15 hits the web, begs for 'Olivia' Munn endorsement

Belkin's internet of things dreams extend to energy and water management

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Belkin, the maker of myriad Apple accessories, USB widgets and even the WeMo connected outlets, has a big business in industrial products as well. And today it announced a series of sensors aimed at helping commercial companies and utilities better manage electricity and water usage. It has a pilot project...
Belkin's internet of things dreams extend to energy and water management

THE TRUTH ABOUT JAILBREAKING YOUR IPHONE: It's Completely Worth It (AAPL)

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I've been an iPhone user for roughly a year, and when the Absinthe jailbreak came out a few weeks ago, I grabbed it and jailbroke my phone. I've been using my phone outside of Apple's reach ever since, and I think I'll keep it that way. Click here to see...
THE TRUTH ABOUT JAILBREAKING YOUR IPHONE: It's Completely Worth It (AAPL)

Kiss Aero goodbye: Latest Windows 8 build reveals minimalistic desktop UI

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It's safe to say that anticipation is high for the upcoming Windows 8 Release Preview, which will become available in the first week of June. While we're still curious to see if Microsoft can better integrate the desktop and Metro environments of its latest operating system, the company has...
Kiss Aero goodbye: Latest Windows 8 build reveals minimalistic desktop UI

Online video giant Dailymotion updates iOS app with a fresh UI and better playlist organisation

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The French video sharing site Dailymotion has unleashed the latest version of its app for iOS, hot on the heels of its Android update earlier this month. The video site is possibly one of the best Internet time-sucks with fresh user-generated and premium partner video content added at a frightening...
Online video giant Dailymotion updates iOS app with a fresh UI and better playlist organisation

Twitter’s @anywhere and Why it May Be Too Techie for Their Audience

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In just one day, we’ll all be sitting in front of Ev Williams and Biz Stone as they announce Twitter’s new Facebook Connect competitor, @anywhere.  This is Twitter’s big statement in the developer ecosystem, stating that they are shifting from a script and backend-focused model of developer integration, to a...
Twitter’s @anywhere and Why it May Be Too Techie for Their Audience
Galaxy S III software leak reveals potential S4-class upgrades
Hands-on with Chameleon: Android tablets get a shot of adrenaline
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