Archive | February, 2012

Meet aNewDomain Senior Editor: Seth Heringer

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Based in Los Angeles, Seth Heringer is a aNewDomain senior editor and co-host of the Attack of the Androids podcast. Seth also is a PhD candidate in the humanities who, when not working on finishing his dissertation, loves to partake of all things tech. Email Seth at Seth@aNewDomain.net.
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Apple iOS: Battery Boost Magic (first look)

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Our Fred Lewis takes a first look at Battery Boost Magic, a 99 cent app that promises to extend battery life on iOS. Does it? Here's a first look ...
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This Week in Tech with Leo Laporte: MWC 2012, Facebook Privacy and the Fifth Amendment

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This week, aNewDomain.net's John C. Dvorak and Gina Smith join Jason Hiner, Dan Patterson and, of course, Leo, on This Week in Tech with Leo Laporte. Find this show and lots of other great shows from TWiT at TWiT.tv.
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Asus Transformer Prime: Why I Unlocked My Bootloader

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Our Eric Finkenbiner immediately grabbed the Asus Transformer Prime bootloader unlock tool when it came out days ago. But there was a catch.
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Tech Travelers: How Not To Be An Ugly American Geek

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Traveling to Europe on business? Careful flashing that peace sign. It means something pretty disturbing to Brits. Here's how not to be an ugly American geek, gesture-wise anyway. It's the Hand Jive -- Top 7 Common American Hand Gestures That Can Get You In Trouble Abroad infographic. It's money.
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Amazon Kindle Fire: How To Save Images You Find Online

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Here's how to save images to your Amazon Kindle Fire -- and view them via its Gallery app.
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John C. Dvorak X3: Anonymous Strikes Again

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On today's episode, John C. Dvorak and co-hosts Andrew Eisner and Joe Engo talk about the alleged hacking group Anonymous and what sites it's hacking now ...
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Pleading the Fifth: Court Rules Against Forced File Decryption

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Opinion Doe 22312// A Federal Court rules that your encrypted data is protected under the United States Fifth Amendment right to not self-incriminate. Read the ruling here and see what the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says it means to you.
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Levelator Freeware: Adjust Sound Levels the Easy Way

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We're extending freeware Friday for the whole weekend. It's a freeware free-for-all. Here's our Larry Press' choice. It's the Levelator.
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Meet aNewDomain.net Senior Editor and Podcaster: David McCabe

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Based in Indianapolis, David McCabe is a senior editor at aNewDomain.net and he hosts The Home Server Show, a podcast/vidcast about home networking. Find it at ahomeservershow.com and here every week at aNewDomain.net. David is a Microsoft Windows MVP -- but he also happens to be a closet Mac guy. Email him questions, tips or ideas at DavidMc@aNewDomain.net. Follow him and his show at @homeservershow. He is +David McCabe on Google+
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Tim O’Reilly: On Desktop App Stores and Open Source (Video Interview)

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Our Todd Ogasawara talks Open Source and mobile apps with Tim O'Reilly at an Ignite event in Honolulu
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Google March 1 Privacy Change: How to Clear Your Search and Web History

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On March 1, Google's new unified privacy policy goes into effect. That also means your search and web history results will be combined with those of all other Google accounts you have. Don't like it? Here's how to delete your Google search history results before the March 1 deadline. After that, it'll be too late. Special thanks to Greg Voakes and the Electronic Frontier Foundation for the tip.
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NASA Finds Solid Buckyballs in Space: Insight into the Architecture of Life

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NASA reports that its infrared Spitzer Space Telescope helped astronomers discover a real first -- solid buckyballs, or buckminsterfullerine, in space. Here's the surprising place they found them ...
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Apple Mobile Safari: How to Save Images To Your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch

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Want to save that image you're viewing on your Apple iOS 5 device? Nothing to it. Here's how to do it via Mobile Safari.
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Oracle VM VirtualBox: Freeware Friday

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Meet aNewDomain.net Senior Editor Mike Rothman

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Based in San Francisco, Mike Rothman is a senior editor here at aNewDomain.net. A tech evangelist at heart, Mike specializes in tech tools and is part of our San Francisco-based news event coverage team. Previously he served on teamBYTE, the edit staff that helped relaunch that property a year ago. Email tips, news and questions to him at mike@aNewDomain.net. Follow him @thatworksforme. On Google+ he is +Mike Rothman.
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Apple Contract Factory Worker: Thank You, America! (parody video)

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Satire is often the best way to make a point. In this clip, the Whoa comedy team takes aim at working conditions in the Chinese factories where Apple contracts out its manufacturing.
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Stellarium 3D Planetarium: Freeware Friday

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Eric Finkenbiner's freeware Friday pick today is Stellarium. Like a planetarium, it lets you explore the stars in the sky.
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Free Fing for Freeware Friday: Overlook’s Network Discovery Tool

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Here's our Mike Doornbos' pick for freeware Friday. It's a network discovery tool beyond compare. Here's why you'd want to use it -- and it's free. More here ...
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John C. Dvorak X3: Watch a Dyson Heater Blow Up a Balloon (video)

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On today's episode, John C. Dvorak and co-hosts Andrew Eisner and Joe Engo showcase their video of the week -- a Dyson heater blows up a hot air balloon.
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