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  • Opinion: MS Planning 'Significant' Ad Platform for Windows 8 Apps

    Microsoft's store for Metro-style applications will play a big role in Windows 8, so it's no surprise that the company is planning a first-party ad platform for app developers. At a session on the Windows 8 app store at Microsoft's Build conference, Partner Director Ted Dworkin teased the company's plans.

  • News: Boston buzzes over start-ups at freebie-heavy WebInno

    Nothing gets people excited about technology start-ups like freebies, and there were plenty for the taking at Tuesday night’s Web Innovators Group event in Cambridge, Mass. Though having learned lessons from start-ups that have crashed and burned in recent years from perhaps an excess of generosity without a good way to pay for it, this event that packed in hundreds of entrepreneurs and their followers wasn’t without a good dose of common sense about dollars and cents as well.

  • News: Vita's Battery Life Ridiculously Short

    How long can you expect your Vita battery to last when you're gaming? 3-5 hours, says Sony.

  • News: Social Startups Kick the Tires: Great Spin or Retread?

    For social startups, creating buzz and building a big user base (not to mention finding revenue) isn't what it used to be. Many of the companies presenting at DEMO Fall 2011 in Silicon Valley face the prospect of being a retread.

  • News: Thunderbolt strikes at 2011 Intel Developer Forum

    Several companies are displaying new Thunderbolt-based hardware at the 2011 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco this week, giving users of Thunderbolt-equipped Macs new hope that they will finally be able to take full advantage of the high-speed connection technology.

  • News: Curtin Uni moves to Microsoft Cloud

    Curtin University has moved its email and collaboration apps to Microsoft’s Cloud, with students now having anywhere anytime access to university files thanks to the rollout.

  • News: Android: An expert guide

    Google’s Android platform in a short time has become a force to be reckoned with in the smartphone world, and its success raises all sorts of questions for IT professionals.

  • News: Microsoft previews next Windows Server

    The story "Microsoft previews next Windows Server," posted to the wire Wednesday, incorrectly identified the source of the SMB protocol, mentioned in the tenth paragraph. The story has been corrected on the wire and the tenth paragraph now reads:

  • Opinion: iPhone 4 World's Thinnest Phone, Not Samsung Galaxy S II

    Apple's iPhone 4--not the Samsung Galaxy S II--is indeed the world's thinnest smartphone, the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled. Apple's claims to the slimmest smartphone in the world were challenged by one complaint that Samsung's Galaxy S II Android smartphone is actually thinner.

  • Opinion: New 'Freemium' Cloud Music Service Works on All Devices

    A new music service that allows members to store their music in the cloud and play it anywhere on any device was launched today by a company called TriPlay.

  • Opinion: Windows 8 Will Take Laptop Touchpads to the Next Level

    If you've used a Windows 7 laptop with a "multitouch" touchpad, you've likely been a little disappointed to see that it offers only a few gestures: pinch to zoom, twist to rotate, two-finger scrolling, maybe three-finger swiping. The functionality is handy, but it's a long way from having a touchpad that behaves like a little multitouch touchscreen.

  • Opinion: Windows 8: Way Too Early for the Hype

    Windows 8 looks awesome! I watched the keynote--a couple times actually. I am impressed. There are too many cool, "gee whiz" features and capabilities to even cover in a single post. Even with all that, though, I am having trouble getting caught up in the breathless excitement of it all.

  • News: Kensington releases BungeeAir security cases for iPhone 4

    Kensington wants to make sure that you and your iPhone don't come down with a case of separation anxiety. The accessory maker's latest offering, BungeeAir security cases, alerts you when you and your smartphone are about to part ways.

  • Opinion: Amazon's Color Slate: Tablet or eReader?

    It reportedly runs Android, has a 7-inch color touchscreen, and carries a boatload of hooks into Amazon's online content. Some pundits are calling it a potential iPad killer--heady praise for a product that hasn't been announced. But given its expected feature set, is Amazon's new slate a tablet or an e-reader?

  • Opinion: IDF: Ultrabooks, Thin Motherboards, and More

    Thin is in at IDF this year. Read on for a look at Intel's Ultrabooks, thin-ITX motherboards, and the new X79 chipset.

  • News: Match.com buys stake in Chinese dating site

    Match.com announced on Wednesday it had acquired a 20 percent stake in a company behind one of China's largest online dating sites.

  • News: Apple provides firmware updates for MacBook Pros, Mac minis

    On Wednesday, Apple released firmware updates for the latest Mac mini and MacBook Pro models to address issues with Lion Internet Recovery and Thunderbolt connectivity.

  • Opinion: Laptops to Last 24 Hours on One Charge, Standby 10 Days

    Think you're lucky when your laptop doesn't die after six or even eight hours of use? Just wait until Intel's next processor platform, code named Haswell, arrives. At the Intel Developer Forum on Tuesday, Intel claimed that the Haswell chips, slated for 2013, will offer more than 10 days of connected standby battery life and the ability to run your laptop for a full 24 hours on one charge.

  • News: AT&T center to tap into Silicon Valley talent

    AT&T set up shop in Silicon Valley on Wednesday with its Foundry Development Center in Palo Alto, a facility where software and hardware developers can get help bringing their inventions to the real world.

  • News: Indie Dev Releases Game to Torrents, Notches Sales Increase

    What's the best way to combat piracy while getting in a little free promotion? If Tiny Build Games is any example, it's to release your own game to the torrents...with pirate costumes.


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