Archive | October, 2011

(52) Washington Post Social Reader on Facebook

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via apps.facebook.com I think the Google engineer who accidentally posted his rant ought to quit saying sorry. Enough! I mean, he had 2K followers, please. This is starting to feel promotional. Plus, who hasn't walked in those shoes? Things happen.
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Halloween: I Just Saw a Ghost

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Happy Halloween! Freaky video to kick off the festivities. Courtesy: Lifetime  
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Google Insights Search: Who is Wearing What, Analytics Disclose 2011 Costumes

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Photo credit: Gina Smith     A cool little story. Source: PM Digital Research As Halloween creeps nearer, costume search data provides an informative (and fun) way to take the temperature on what is hot vs. what has cooled off a bit since last All Hallows’ Eve. And the verdict for 2011? It appears there will […]
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TaxiMagic for Apple iOS and Android: AND App of the Day

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By Todd Moore Here’s my app of the day pick. I use it constantly. It’s TaxiMagic. And if you’re ever stood around hailing a cab in the rain or duking it out with some aggressive typeA before the last cab retires, you know. For iOS, Android and BlackBerry, TaxiMagic lets you order your cab (via […]
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Panasonic Lumix GX1 surfaces in Taiwan with X-series lens screwed on | This is my next…

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In News via thisismynext.com Congratulations to Nilay, Josh and the rest of the thisismynext.com team. They are launching The Verge November 1. Have a blast with your launch, guys. You only launch once! Great piece on Panasonic Lumix GX1, btw. gs aNewDomain.net coming 11.11.11
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Flexible Smartphone & Tablet Displays the Future of Mobile

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Nokia made the news last week at Nokia World 2011 – unveiling the affordable line of Asha feature phones, and the Lumina 710 and 800 smartphones running Windows phone 7.5.  But, things really got interesting when it showed a demo of the flexible user interface prototype. Watch part of the Nokia demo in this video […]
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Ready, Set, Shop: AnewDomain Unplugged Holiday Shopping gift a day begins … now!

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A New Domain Holiday Shopping Recommendations Begin Monday 8 a.m. Our edit team is going to start pumping out the aNewDomain.net HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE tomorow. That is exactly one a day from now until King's Day, January 6. We'll pick you the techiest, bang for the buck gifts for all budgets. Gifts priced from $11 […]
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Why Hasn’t Yahoo Been Acquired Yet?

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Despite the alleged intentions of its board, as well as rumored interest from Google and Microsoft, among others, momentum for a potential acquisition of Yahoo has stalled. But why? via mashable.com Jack Ma at Alibaba? Are you listening? gs
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Top 10 Tech This Week [PICS]

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While Nokia teased us this week with a slightly flexible prototype device, Samsung steps up with an even more flexible screen the company says will grace the front of a smartphone or tablet by 2012. We saw one of these flexible AMOLED screens from Samsung at CES 2011, but the big news is this has […]
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Why Siri + Yelp = Useless Google Maps On The iPhone 4S

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It sounds great. Speak into Siri about some local need, get nice results from Yelp’s reviews. In reality, it’s pretty easy instead to end up stuck with only a phone number and directions from Google Maps. via searchengineland.com Danny Sullivan at searchengineland.com digs into Siri and Yelp — and the issues. So far unresolved …
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Amazon Kindle Fire, MP3 Store, Cloud Player and Cloud Drive: The Marketing Begins

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Just got slammed in four email boxes with Amazon promotions — all pointing to the Amazon Kindle Fire and Amazon Cloud Drive, Cloud Player, MP3 Store deals and etcetera for the holidays. Wondering when Amazon was going to start the marketing blitz for Fire and its cloud services? Wonder no more. My email from Amazon […]
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Is Land Sinking? Linden Lab Holds An Unusual Sale – Search Engine Watch (#SEW)

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Last Friday, Linden Lab announced a most unusual event – a weekend land sale during which the setup fees for private regions would be waived. As someone in business within SL I am aware that drastic sales of this nature are usually the result of only two things- a need for immediate, short term cash, […]
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Google+ Ripple: How it Works

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First a music video from Google+ that explains the Ripple feature. Worth checking out. I wouldn't lead you astray. No marketing hoohah here. No VO or messaging — it's all graphics and music and screens. You'll totally get what Google is trying to achieve with Ripple — and what if anything you get out of […]
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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: All Your Questions Answered (slashgear)

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Great reporting from the guys over at Slashgear, especially via Vincent Nguyen. Slamdunk journalism. Source: Slashgear. Story below. SLASHGEAR: Now that the Galaxy Nexus is being revealed to the world in more places than one and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is about to hit the public in a very big way, there’s certainly a […]
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Apple iOS 5: Battery Drain on Upgrade iPhone 3 Systems?

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Until I get Apple on the horn on Monday, I wandered into Apple's support area for iOS 5. Looks like I am not the only iPhone 3G user with iOS5 and a dying battery. Plenty of folks complaining — with Apple comments in string about turning off location-based apps. I saw a report online somewhere […]
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GPS: Is Your Smartphone Tracking You (CNET)

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Is your iPhone spying on you? Is your Android phone? This is a great piece. Nicely done, CNET!
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Apple iOS: HauntedHouse is AND App of the Day

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Pay apps have to be pretty special to get a recommendation from me. There's just too much great free stuff around — if you don't mind hunting. Or do I mean — HAUNTING. The location-based iOS app Haunted House costs $2.99, but if you're into Halloween, that's just a drop in the candy bucket.  HauntedHouse […]
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Apple loses another unreleased iPhone (exclusive) | Apple – CNET News

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NOTE: THIS RAN IN AUGUST — check date of story. -ED. In a bizarre repeat of a high-profile incident last year, an Apple employee once again appears to have lost an unreleased iPhone in a bar, CNET has learned. via news.cnet.com
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Eric Mack: Founder, News Editor, Rolling out the AND.net team!

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Eric Mack is on the money for news. I loved him at BYTE — and I'm psyched he's jumping on board here at anewdomain,net, launching 11.11.11 Anchoring down the crack news team … watch for Eric's long-form podcast. Eric is in the The Tech Salon. Parental discretion advised!
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Everything: Freeware Freitag

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Everything from voidTools is a lightweight utility that runs on Windows XP and higher. Just type in what you're looking for, and Everything queries your entire hard drive. And it's blazingly fast.
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