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After Alpha Attracts 1M, BlueStacks Goes Beta To Bring 450K Android Apps To Your PC

Instagrille brings Instagram to your Windows PC

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Instagram was finally…FINALLY…launched on Android on Tuesday, which was probably as much a relief for co-founder Kevin Systrom as it was the hundreds of millions of users on Google’s mobile operating system. I can’t imagine how tired he must’ve gotten answering the same question over and over and over… With...
Instagrille brings Instagram to your Windows PC

The Five World-Changing Stories Going On In Tech Right Now (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, FB, YHOO)

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We're following hundreds, if not thousands of independent storylines all the time. But right now, there are five big, on-going storylines we are keeping a particularly close eye on. These stories are tales of seismic events shifting the entire industry – and they mean a lot to our readers. They...
The Five World-Changing Stories Going On In Tech Right Now (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, FB, YHOO)

Sencha Touch 2 Allows Developers to Code iOS Apps With Windows PCs

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Mobile HTML5 developer framework Sencha wants to be more than just a tool to develop hybrid mobile applications. The company's roadmap for 2012 is to become an end-to-end solution for designing, developing and deploying HTML5 applications and is taking its first steps toward that goal today by releasing Sencha Touch...
Sencha Touch 2 Allows Developers to Code iOS Apps With Windows PCs

iCloud, Not the New iPad, is Apple's Real Key to the Post-PC Revolution

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Apple's new iPad goes on sale today. People - already lined up around the world - will likely buy more than a million of them this weekend, and tens of millions this year. And there will be much talk about Apple's "post-PC" revolution. But the real key to Apple's post-PC...
iCloud, Not the New iPad, is Apple's Real Key to the Post-PC Revolution

Permission to Procrastinate: Wait to Get a New Laptop

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If you’re thinking of buying a new laptop this spring, my advice is to think again. Unless your laptop is on its last legs and you have to move quickly, there are compelling reasons to wait until at least the summer, and probably the fall, to buy a new machine,...
Permission to Procrastinate: Wait to Get a New Laptop

Currys launches 'Knowhow Movies' VOD service / money-pit

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Today, DSGI (Currys, PC World) and Rovi launch a UK-based VOD service under the retail giant's Knowhow paid-support brand (think: Geek Squad with more overcharging). You'll be able to buy and download movies and TV to your Windows PC or stream them to a Mac using Rovi's DivX technology...
Currys launches 'Knowhow Movies' VOD service / money-pit

Microsoft readies Windows 8 app store games

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Microsoft is preparing a slate of games for the Windows 8 operating system that consumers will be able to purchase on the upcoming Windows Store, according to The Verge. Some developers such as Arkadium are excited about the opportunity for games to shine on the new Microsoft operating system, whose...
Microsoft readies Windows 8 app store games

ASUS enlists BlueStacks to run Android apps on Windows PCs, skips all the OS juggling

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Turns out that you won't have to buy a Transformer AiO and use two whole operating systems to run Android apps on that ASUS Windows PC -- the Taiwan PC builder has struck a deal to run Bluestacks' App Player for key software on the ASUS@Vibe side of its...
ASUS enlists BlueStacks to run Android apps on Windows PCs, skips all the OS juggling
Despite Chinese Hack, Google Still Uses Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Gives Windows a Clean Sweep

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For a long time, some Microsoft officials have privately griped that PC makers don’t present Windows in its best light. They clutter desktops with icons that are often little more than ads for third-party products; include confusing utilities that duplicate functions already in Windows; require lengthy setup; and configure PCs...
Microsoft Gives Windows a Clean Sweep

In Major Digitization Effort, Scholastic Launches E-Reading App For Kids

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The kids’ e-book market is still nascent, with e-books making up just about three percent of children’s book sales. That could change now that Scholastic, the world’s largest children’s book publishers, is digitizing the majority of its list and releasing an e-reading app, “Storia,” that includes a large e-bookstore...
In Major Digitization Effort, Scholastic Launches E-Reading App For Kids

How the iPad Is Revolutionizing Local Businesses

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It was dinner at a fancy restaurant in Boston. After the last sip of Scotch was polished off, the waiter came over with the check... and an iPad. It was to take a survey about the quality of service, but it just as easily could have been used to...
How the iPad Is Revolutionizing Local Businesses

Evernote By The Numbers: 34M Users, 1.4M Paying, And The Relative Merits Of Different Platforms

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Phil Libin, the CEO of note taking app Evernote, is sitting on a $1 billion valuation and plans for an IPO, and while it may be a while yet before it follows through on going public , today at LeWeb in London he revealed new numbers for just how much the service...
Evernote By The Numbers: 34M Users, 1.4M Paying, And The Relative Merits Of Different Platforms

IDrive Connect turns Google Docs into a virtual folder on your Windows PC

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What if cloud apps looked and acted more like the tools Windows PC owners are used to on their desktop computers and laptops? What if you could, for example, use Google Docs as if it were a virtual folder on your PC? To some, that would seem like a mere...
IDrive Connect turns Google Docs into a virtual folder on your Windows PC

Use your BlackBerry Smartphone with BlackBerry Remote to control your PS3, Android tablet and more! [video]

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[YouTube link for mobile viewing] With the release of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 we knew RIM would also be updating BlackBerry Bridge to support the BlackBerry Remote feature. What we didn't know though is how exactly it worked but now that it has been released, we're getting a better...
Use your BlackBerry Smartphone with BlackBerry Remote to control your PS3, Android tablet and more! [video]

Check out the LEAP: control your Mac with gestures for only $69

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_d6KuiuteIA We all know there’ll be a day when the mouse and keyboard will become obsolete, but many may think that day is far off. However with a new project called LEAP that day just might be here. First noted by The Wall Street Journal, the LEAP, developed by parent company Leap...
Check out the LEAP: control your Mac with gestures for only $69

2004: The year the Windows PC to Apple Mac sales ratio peaked

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It’s been falling ever since and is now approaching levels not seen since 1985 FORTUNE — In a chart posted on Twitpic Tuesday, Asymco‘s Horace Dediu shows that the multiple of PCs sold to Apple (AAPL) Macs sold has been falling steadily since it peaked in 2004 and is approaching the ratio...
2004: The year the Windows PC to Apple Mac sales ratio peaked

Microsoft releases SkyDrive for Mac app, updates iOS app

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Following the launch of Microsoft’s SkyDrive iPhone app, the company gave a preview of its refreshed SkyDrive service for Windows 8 and OS X. Today Microsoft has launched a new app for both Windows and Mac that brings Dropbox-like file management to the service. Of course SkyDrive is seen...
Microsoft releases SkyDrive for Mac app, updates iOS app

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Where Microsoft's New Surface Tablet Fits in PC Ecosystem

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While there are plenty of unknown details about Microsoft’s Surface tablet, perhaps the biggest open question is what this means for Microsoft and its decades-long relationship with the PC industry. Microsoft’s top executives said little on stage on the subject and not much more in interviews afterwards. In a brief...
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Where Microsoft's New Surface Tablet Fits in PC Ecosystem
Steam adds remote game downloads (hands-on)

Apple releases its own Podcasts app for iOS devices

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We've had some indication that podcasts would be receiving an app of their own with iOS 6, but it looks like we won't have to wait that long after all. The company has just released its own app, dubbed simply Podcasts, which is available for iOS devices running version...
Apple releases its own Podcasts app for iOS devices

Plex Media Server beta adds DLNA support, streams to PS3, Xbox 360, WP7 and more

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Using Plex as your media server software is great, with its ability to organize and transcode media for playback on a variety of devices, but what about platforms that still lack a compatible client? The freshest beta version of Plex Media Server fixes that by supporting DLNA, making it...
Plex Media Server beta adds DLNA support, streams to PS3, Xbox 360, WP7 and more

Toshiba Canvio 3.0 external drives bump up to 1.5TB, give Mac users some love

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Toshiba's Canvio external drives have just gotten a hefty boost, most of all for data swappers that play both the Mac and PC sides of the computing fence. Both the regular Canvio 3.0 and the Canvio Basics 3.0 have made the jump from 1TB to 1.5TB of capacity to...
Toshiba Canvio 3.0 external drives bump up to 1.5TB, give Mac users some love

Apple No Longer Has Weeks to Fix Security Disasters

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The discovery earlier this month that more than 600,000 Macs, roughly 1% of all in use, were infected with the password-stealing Flashback malware left no doubt that security could not remain an afterthought for consumers or businesses using an Apple computer. For security experts, the discovery was validation for...
Apple No Longer Has Weeks to Fix Security Disasters

Cord Cutters: A fist look at Plex for Roku

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Roku owners can get a whole lot out of the new Plex channel that was released just a few days ago: Plex brings YouTube to Roku, allows personal media sharing and offers access to your personal video library. Check it out in the latest episode of Cord Cutters: Watch this...
Cord Cutters: A fist look at Plex for Roku

HP Envy Spectre 14: A Premium Ultrabook, at a Premium Price

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Over the past six months in the personal computing world, there’s been much ado about Ultrabooks — thin, lightweight laptops with Intel-determined technical specifications, that compete with Apple’s MacBook Air. Windows PC makers like Dell, Lenovo, Asus and Acer have all introduced Ultrabooks, and Hewlett-Packard, the world’s largest computer maker,...
HP Envy Spectre 14: A Premium Ultrabook, at a Premium Price

$700 Ultrabooks Won't Challenge the MacBook Air

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Steve Jobs, the late Apple chief executive, famously claimed that his company did not know how to make a $500 mobile computer that was not a "piece of junk." That was in 2008, when cheap, mini-laptops called netbooks were all the rage and Apple took heat for not having...
$700 Ultrabooks Won't Challenge the MacBook Air

AutoDesk CEO Pushes "Democratization" of Technology

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Most people think of AutoDesk as the maker of AutoCAD, the design software of choice for architects, engineers and other design professionals - typically running on high-powered workstations. So why is AutoDesk CEO Carl Bass so hung up on the "democratization" of technology - spreading technology to the cloud computing...
AutoDesk CEO Pushes "Democratization" of Technology

Tobii's IS-2 eye tracker is cheaper, 75 percent smaller than its predecessor

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Of all the things we saw at CES, Tobii's eye-tracking Gaze interface was one of the most memorable, even if the execution was a bit flawed. Now the company's back with a next-gen sensor that fits on a single board and is 75 percent smaller than the iteration we...
Tobii's IS-2 eye tracker is cheaper, 75 percent smaller than its predecessor
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