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  • News: United Airlines uses iPads to make cockpits paperless

    United Airlines is joining the “paperless flight deck” revolution, announcing Tuesday that it is distributing 11,000 iPads to United and Continental pilots to replace bulky paper navigation charts in the cockpit.

  • Feature: Five of the best Firefox 6 extensions

    With Firefox 6 just being released and with that thousands of people are now flocking to set Firefox as their default browser, we thought you'd might like to hear about five of the best extensions you can download to get the maximum out of Firefox 6.

  • News: LogMeIn Ignition for iOS available for half price

    LogMeIn is offering its remote access app, LogMeIn Ignition, for half price for a limited time.

  • News: Zambia suspends tax on ICT equipment

    Zambia has become the first country in the southern African region to suspend all taxes imposed on the importation of communication equipment, allowing mobile operators to import equipment free.

  • News: Twitter adds photo galleries to profiles

    As it continues bulking up the feature set of its previously minimalist site, Twitter has started adding an image-gallery section in user profiles.

  • News: Skype Buys GroupMe to Take on Google+ Huddles

    Skype announced that it is acquiring GroupMe for an undisclosed sum. Acquiring the young mobile group messaging service expands Skype's arsenal of communication tools and gives Skype (and by extension Microsoft once the purchase of Skype is complete) tools to compete with the Huddle feature of the Google+ mobile app.

  • News: Five Outlook Nightmares (and How to Fix Them)

    You use Microsoft Outlook to manage your email, your appointments, your contacts, and your to-do lists. In other words, you use it to manage your work life. So when this program doesn’t behave the way it’s supposed to, you have a nightmare.

  • Opinion: Make a Better Black-and-White Photo

    There are a lot of things you can do to your photos with a single click in your photo editing program. Last week, for example, I showed you how you can use the Color Replacement tool in Adobe Photoshop Elements to change specific colors in an image. And in the past, I've explained how easy it is to convert any photo to a stylish black-and-white composition by setting the saturation to zero in any image editor.

  • Opinion: Lion, Time Machine, the death of the iPhoto interface

    Reader Ian Martin is perplexed by one of Lion’s “features.” He writes:

  • News: iFixit's Dozuki aims to reinvent online manuals

    The geniuses of disassembly, documentation, and delightful wit behind iFixit have targeted a new tool that needs improvement: online manual and knowledge base content management. Their new project, Dozuki, lets companies use the CMS behind iFixit to build own colorful guides with step-by-step instructions.

  • News: New Nintendo 3DS With Less 3D Coming Soon

    Rumors are circulating that Nintendo will have a complete system redesign as early as next year.

  • Opinion: Soothe Sore Eyes With Fluxs Time-Sensitive Lighting

    When you spend more than 10 hours a day staring at a computer screen, you’ll welcome anything that can help reduce the risk of eye strain. A cool cross-platform utility called F.lux can do just that.

  • News: Delayed IT upgrade causes pensioners to be underpaid

    Around 5,000 retired members of the armed forces have been underpaid their pensions due to a delay in upgrading an IT system managed by HP Enterprise Services.

  • News: Australian MP accuses Apple of ripping off customers

    Australian MP Ed Husic has demanded an inquiry by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission into price discrimination. While the investigation is geared towards all technology companies in Australia, King specifically mentioned Apple in the Australian parliament.

  • Opinion: Open Finder folder in Terminal

    We've published a variety of hints over the years about opening a Terminal window that's already focused on the folder of your choosing. But Hints reader ceej discovered that Apple's built a new Service into Lion that can make this task even simpler.

  • News: iPhone 5 Expected to Have Dual-Mode Capabilities

    The latest iPhone 5 rumors say the next iteration of Apple's smartphone will almost certainly be a CDMA/GSM dual-mode “world phone.” An unidentified iOS device has popped up in the usage logs for at least one popular iOS app sporting identifiers that suggest the device can run on CDMA and GSM networks. The unknown device is running iOS 5 and is believed to be the iPhone 5, according to TechCrunch.

  • News: iFixit's Mac Mini kit lets you add a second hard drive

    iFixit’s teardowns are always a fun read—not just for the sometimes-gory shots of computer innards, but also for the little tidbits discovered along the way. Case in point: The company’s Mac Mini teardown revealed space and a cable port for an additional hard drive. Now, if you have a brand new Mac Mini and are wondering “Why, I’d love to add an additional hard drive to my Mac Mini without paying $750 for a solid-state drive addition or $999 for a Mini with Lion Server,” never fear: iFixit has the $70 kit for you.

  • Opinion: Freebie PC Wizard Tells You What Device Manager Can't

    Contrary to the implications of its moniker, there's really no wizardry involved with PC Wizard. Unless of course you consider a comprehensive querying and report on your system's hardware magic. This free utility from CPUID relays a lot, and I mean a lot of info. Much of said info may be found in Windows Device Manager, but a lot of it can't.

  • News: Sonic CD Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

    Major Nelson let slip that Sonic CD is on its way to Xbox Live Arcade, and you'll be able to try it out at PAX this weekend.

  • News: Good Old Games Teases Further EA Rereleases

    The team at Good Old Games are masters of the teaser. Today the site has revealed that a new batch of EA titles will hit its store on Thursday.



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