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  • News: Mozilla shrinks Firefox's memory appetite by 20%-30%

    Mozilla's Firefox 7, slated to ship in late September, will be significantly faster because of work done plugging the browser's memory leaks, a company developer says.

  • News: Amazon launches free Kindle Cloud Reader app for Web browsers

    Amazon introduced the free Kindle Cloud Reader application, which allows users to access Kindle books instantly from a Web browser without needing to download the book first.

  • How-Tos: Back up your iTunes media files

    As time goes by, and our digital media collections grow, we need to ensure that we don’t lose the music and video files that we’ve spent our hard-earned dollars (or, in the case of ripping our own CDs and DVDs, considerable time) on. Music, videos, and audiobooks can add up until your iTunes library fills your hard disk and then some. In addition to storing the original files, you have to make sure you keep backups, because in many cases you can’t download such files again.

  • News: Amazon Outflanks Apple with Kindle Cloud Reader

    Apple wants its piece of the pie, and it implemented some heavy-handed policies for in-app purchases. Rather than giving a cut of the revenue to Apple, companies like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and others chose to simply remove the button for in-app purchases. Now, Amazon has stepped it up a notch by creating a Web-based version of the Kindle reader that circumvents Apple entirely.

  • News: Phone Data Caps: Five Things You Shouldn't Do (Too Often)

    Chances are, you no longer have an unlimited data plan on your mobile phone. Just a few years back, unlimited data plans were the norm, but now these all-you-can-eat options are rapidly disappearing. AT&T did away with unlimited options last year, and Verizon Wireless followed suit this year, moving to a similar tiered model. And even if you don't have an actual data limit, your so-called unlimited plan may very well come with a speed cap: If you use too much data, you'll see your speeds decrease significantly.

  • News: 11 Essential Tablet Productivity Apps

    Whether you're an executive, a traveling sales rep, a student, or a soccer parent, a slate full of smart apps can help you manage the ever-changing demands of your daily life. It doesn't really matter whether you use an iPad or one of the new Android tablets; both platforms offer a wealth of options for staying on top of things. And in any case, it's not about having the most apps--it's about having the right apps for you.

  • How-Tos: How to uninstall apps from a BlackBerry

    If you've got a BlackBerry smartphone, then you've probably already made use of one of its greatest features – the ability to install third-party software from BlackBerry App World, RIM's app store.

  • News: The five best free iPhone apps for travel

    You smartphone is great for checking emails and surfing the web when you're travelling around, but it can also be useful for helping you flag down cabs, finding out travel news and directions. Here's five free apps for the iPhone that will help you when it comes to travelling.

  • News: Facebook to rival BBM with instant messaging program

    Facebook is hoping to rival BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) and Apple's iMessage with its own instant messaging service for smartphones.

  • News: CERN to utilse unused PC power in virtual atom smashing

    CERN is encouraging PC users to donate spare computing power in a bid to complete research on atom smashing.

  • News: 42% of PCs will run Windows 7 by end of the year

    More than two in five (42 percent) of the world's PCs will be running Windows 7 by the end of the year says Gartner.

  • News: Verizon makes its satellite dishes available as standard service

    Verizon is turning its 19 years of responding to hurricanes and disasters with ground-based mobile satellite technology into a standard service for businesses and governments.

  • News: Boxee launches iPad app, AirPlay integration

    The Internet video streaming service Boxee took square aim at the Apple crowd on Tuesday, launching both an iPad application and a firmware update to its own Boxee Box hardware that includes AirPlay integration as an "experimental" feature.

  • News: Windows 7 to crack 40% share by year's end

    Windows 7 will be on 42% of the world's computers by the end of this year, a Gartner analyst predicted today

  • News: Scosche myTrek exercise monitor hits the ground running

    Months after it made a big splash at Macworld 2011, Scosche Industries’s myTrek exercise-monitoring system for iOS devices is finally hitting the market.

  • News: Team Bondi's Assets and IP Sold Off

    Troubled Sydney studio Team Bondi has reportedly sold off its video game IP and other remaining assets, while staff have been offered alternative employment or severance pay.

  • News: Apple issues Lion disk disaster recovery tool

    Apple has released a utility that builds a Lion recovery disk on a USB flash drive, giving users a way to restore their Macs if the machine's hard drive fails completely.

  • News: Lion changes we'd like to see

    In general, we think Lion is a pretty darned good operating system. But is it perfect? Of course not. (After all, Macworld awarded OS X 10.7 four-and-a-half mice, not five.) Now that we've been using the final, shipping version for a few weeks, we've found more than a few flaws. Here are seven areas deserving of a little more attention; we'll no doubt find more. In the meantime, let us know what you'd like to see fixed in the comments section below.

  • Opinion: Outgrown Windows' File Manager? Try Multi-Paned Q-Dir

    Windows' built-in Explorer file manager has seen many improvements over the years. It now has features thumbnails, multiple folder views, and lots of other goodies. But it still lacks basic functionality, such as tabbed windows and a dual-pane view. If you occasionally feel the need for a file manager with a bit more oomph--but find Total Commander to be overkill--the free Q-Dir might pique your interest.

  • News: Quark sold to merger and acquisition company

    Quark, developer of the desktop publishing software QuarkXPress, has been acquired by Platinum Equity, a Los Angeles merger and acquisition company, for an undisclosed sum.



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