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  • How-Tos: Create a Keyboard Shortcut to Insert An E-Mail Address

    Reader Richard is tiring of typing his e-mail address. Every time he logs into a site, shares an article with someone, registers for an online forum, and so on, he has to type it in. So he wants a keyboard shortcut than can "paste my e-mail address into everything." And while he's at it, how about a second shortcut that will paste in his nickname/username?

  • News: Facebook Revamps Location-Sharing Feature in Places

    Facebook isn't just rolling out new sharing features similar to Googe+, the company is altering its location-based check-in service, Places.

  • News: Motion FX uses Lion to add video effects in real time

    Autodesk on Wednesday launched a new video-effects application for Macs, one that uses the face-tracking technology of OS X Lion to create exotic images using your computer’s camera.

  • News: Electricity-Harvesting Device May Put Power in Your Steps

    Two researchers at the University of Wisconsin in Madison have discovered a novel way to generate enough energy from walking to keep small electronic devices powered.

  • News: Booktrack Thinks E-Books Need Sound Effects and Soundtracks

    Have you ever wanted to listen along to the music of Beethoven as you finger-swipe through the pages of A Clockwork Orange on your iPad, or "enjoy" the novel's grisly action as audio sound effects? New York startup Booktrack is gunning for exactly this by adding musical scores and ambient noises to e-books.

  • News: As Windows XP Turns 10, It's Time to Say Goodbye

    It was exactly 10 years ago today that Microsoft first began shipping Windows XP, and today the operating system can still be found on close to half of the world's computers, according to StatCounter.

  • News: Court rejects Apple Samsung tablet copy claim

    A Dutch judge has cleared Samsung of “slavishly copying” the Apple iPad in the design of its popular Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.

  • News: Keyword Search Extension offers address bar searching

    We all have our little workflow dependencies—me, I find it hard to do my job without a full mug of tea, some familiar music, and the ability to make Web searches from my browser’s address bar. While Firefox and Chrome both support this functionality out of the box, Safari users have long had to turn to add-ons. We’ve covered several such in the past, but Arne Martin Aurlien’s Safari Keyword Search stands apart, for one simple—albeit technical—reason.

  • News: Dutch court slams brakes on Samsung Android phone sales in Europe

    A Dutch court Tuesday issued a European Union-wide injunction ordering the immediate halt of sales for Samsung's Android-based Galaxy smartphones.

  • News: Google to pay $500M to settle DOJ pharma ads charges

    Google has agreed to pay US$500 million to settle allegations from the U.S. government that it let online pharmacies in Canada use its AdWords system to advertise prescription drugs to U.S. consumers, resulting in illegal importation of the medicines into the U.S.

  • Corel Introduces VideoStudio Pro X4 Ultimate

    Corel have built on the award-winning VideoStudio Pro X4 and their new Ultimate package offers action-sports videographers, HD-SLR shooters and video editing enthusiasts an expanded set of tools and plug-ins to add a new level to their work.

  • News: Samsung launches new Galaxy smartphones

    Samsung has announced four new Galaxy Android-based devices and revised the naming strategy for its whole phone lineup.

  • News: Apple wins ban on Samsung Galaxy smartphones

    Apple has been granted a preliminary injunction banning Samsung from selling its Galaxy smartphones in Europe.

  • News: myBART hack by Anonymous could have been worse

    The disclosure of 2,000 usernames and passwords by the hacking collective Anonymous against a San Francisco transportation website could have been more damaging, according to a doctoral candidate at the University of Cambridge.

  • News: Games Industry Top-Selling Publications Available via iBooks

    Two successful books, focusing on the game development and journalism industries, are now available via Apple's iBooks marketplace.

  • How-Tos: Restore Snow Leopard's three-finger swipes in Lion

    Back in the glory days of Snow Leopard, three-finger trackpad swipes could help you navigate the Finder: A three-finger swipe left took you back one step in your Finder navigation; three fingers right brought you forward again. In Lion, of course, three-finger swipes perform a very different function—they navigate between spaces. (You can change that gesture to a four-finger swipe in the Trackpad pane of System Preferences; note also that if you enable three-finger drag, then Lion enables four-finger swiping automatically.) Hints reader rbrough discovered an intriguing way to restore Snow Leopard’s old behavior on an as-needed basis.

  • News: India exempts outsourcers from new privacy rules

    Personal data sent to India by customers outsourcing work to companies in the country will not be covered under new rules governing the collection of such information, the government said on Wednesday, providing relief to India's large outsourcing industry.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy S, SII and Ace ban in detail

    A court in The Hague Wednesday banned the shipping of three Samsung Galaxy smartphones to Europe as of Oct. 15, ruling that the company has infringed an Apple photo management patent.

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade a PC's motherboard

    If you want to keep your PC current, sooner or later you'll have to replace its motherboard. PC Advisor explains how to relieve the pain of that process.

  • News: Serious Sam 3 Out October 18, Preorders Now Open

    The third entry in the fast-paced arcade-style shooter franchise is set to blast its way on to your PC monitor this October.



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