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  • News: Lion updates, light-powered keyboards, and Mac drama

    Even weeks devoid of major announcements and releases from Cupertino can offer exciting (and even stunning) headlines. Couple those with the reviews, hints, and tutorials you’ve come to expect from Macworld, and the past week of stories was not one to be missed. But just in case you did miss something, here’s a roundup of our best stories from the week gone by.

  • News: Tech Heavyweights Compete in Charity Starcraft Tournament

    Last month Associate Editor Patrick Miller brought you the scoop on the After Hours Gaming League, an extramural Starcraft II league with players from big tech companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook. Things have been heating up since then, and the intrepid reporters at GamePro have the latest update.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 14: Playing Games on Google+

    For many Google+ pioneers, one of the most redeeming qualities of the nascent social network was the lack of games. The bad news is that it didn't last long, though, because now Google+ does have games. The good news is that Google+ is using a different approach that should make the games less annoying for those who choose not to partake.

  • News: Seven Free LibreOffice Extensions You Should Know About

    When the Document Foundation released LibreOffice 3.4.2 earlier this month, the big news wasn't so much that a new version was out. Rather, the big news was that LibreOffice had officially become enterprise-ready, according to its developers.

  • Opinion: Is Samsung Quietly Backing Away From Android?

    Google's $12.5 billion buyout of Motorola Mobility has at least one of its partners nervous. Reports surfaced this week that Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee convened a meeting of top executives to discuss the effects of the merger on the company's business.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Camera Codec Pack

    One of the best things about digital SLR cameras and higher-end point-and-shoot cameras is the ability to shoot in RAW mode. RAW images give you uncompressed, data-heavy versions of your digital photos that can be used for intensive edits and adjustments without negatively impacting the image quality.

  • News: Glucose Monitor May Get Under Your Skin

    Researchers at the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo have found a way to monitor glucose levels using tiny implanted wireless fluorescent sensors that glow relative to blood sugar levels. Considering that nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, this is big news for those who would love to do away with bothersome finger pricks.

  • News: Is LTE 4G iPhone Coming? Signs Point That Way

    Apple watchers are getting plenty of signs the consumer electronics maker is adding LTE 4G connectivity to iPhones. But there are questions over when that might happen.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 15: A Closer Look at Google+ Privacy

    One of the most appealing aspects of Google+ for many users is privacy. Many feel Facebook has been too cavalier when it comes to sharing personal information, and that Google is a better steward of sensitive data. For today's 30 Days With Google+ entry, I am taking a closer look at some of the privacy aspects of Google+.

  • Opinion: File Expert Offers Wireless Sharing With File Manager

    Last week, I looked at a great free app for Android, WiFi File Explorer, which lets you share files between your phone directly over a local Wi-Fi connection. This week, I'm looking at another great app that does all that and more.

  • Opinion: Free WinSplit Revolution Makes Monitor(s) More Useful

    Ever since the dawn of Windows, a big part of the appeal was… well, windows. Being able to give each application its own area on the screen and run multiple applications at the same time completely transformed computing. But that’s old news; today, many of us have 24” monitors (sometimes more than one), and the challenge is how to use all of that screen space effectively. With the free WinSplit Revolution, you can make sure every inch of your monitor or monitors is displaying valuable information.

  • News: Gamescom: Modern Warfare 3 is 'Like Adrenaline-Soaked Crack'

    Hyperbolic statement it may be, but Modern Warfare 3's Spec Ops Survival mode does have a certain addictive quality to it.

  • News: Gamescom: The Show with the Split Personality

    Cologne's annual games show proves itself to have something of a split personality when it comes to the divide between business and pleasure.

  • News: Gamescom: Ubisoft -- Best in Show?

    Ubisoft's Gamescom offering was strong, taking in a combination of big name games and some promising looking smaller titles.

  • News: Gamescom: Medieval Moves -- Time Crisis with Swords?

    Sony's upcoming Move title is firmly on rails, but that doesn't necessarily have to stop it from being fun to play.

  • News: Gamescom: Risen 2 Being Developed on Console and PC

    Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes showed off their upcoming Risen 2 at Gamescom, and promised that they'd make a better job of the console version this time.

  • News: Xenoblade Chronicles Storms the UK Charts

    If Nintendo of America needed any further convincing that people want to play Xenoblade Chronicles, they should take a look at the UK charts for this week.

  • News: The Sims 3 World Adventures Free on iOS Today

    In celebration of the recent release of The Sims Social on Facebook, EA has put the iOS version of The Sims 3 World Adventures up for free for today only.

  • News: Pick the best camera for the job

    There is no one perfect camera. But if you need a camera suited to a specific kind of photography, you can get the best camera for your needs by looking for specific features. Obviously, it’s not practical to buy and carry a separate camera for every possible shooting situation, but if you regularly shoot in low light, carry your gear into harsh conditions, capture portraits, or prefer to travel light, then it’s worth buying a camera tailored to your needs. Keep in mind that most of the features we mention can be had with point-and-shoot cameras, through manual controls, but a few are available only on DSLRs or compact interchangeable-lens cameras.

  • News: Techspansion releases free VisualHub updater for Lion

    A strange chapter in the history of Techspansion’s long-ago-retired video conversion tool VisualHub is now drawing to a close with the release of a free update straight from the developer.



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