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  • News: Kindle Cloud Reader Joins Uprising Against Apple App Store

    In an effort to shake Apple’s App store dominance, Amazon and Walmart today separately launched Web apps--not iOS apps--that will escape Apple’s 30 percent sales tax by not appearing in Apple’s app store.

  • News: Amazon launches Kindle Cloud Reader, avoiding Apple's rules

    If you can’t beat the rules, go around ‘em. That seems to be the idea behind Amazon’s new Web-based Kindle Cloud Reader, a transparent attempt to give iPad readers direct access to both their Kindle books and the Amazon bookstore without cutting Apple a 30-percent slice of the pie.

  • News: Amazon Preorders for Battlefield 3 Up Against Battlefield 2

    Amazon UK reports that the array of sequels due out later this year have all been preordered significantly more than their predecessors.

  • News: Hothead's Hitchhiker's Guide iOS App Isn't a Game

    Hothead Games has revealed some new details about exactly how it's bringing Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy franchise to iOS devices.

  • News: Theme Park and Battlefield 3 Heading to iOS

    EA is reportedly bringing two of its biggest franchises to iOS devices later this year -- with one of them being a long-standing request.

  • News: Steam Launches Game-and-Hat-Trading Beta

    Steam library full of unwanted spare copies of games and TF2 hats? Now you can trade them with other people.

  • News: Play Mario Forever with HTML5 Infinite Mario

    Can't get enough Mario? Then you need a Mario game that goes on forever. Enter the newly-HTML5ified Infinite Mario.

  • 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.

  • News: Adtran buys Wi-Fi vendor Bluesocket

    Enterprise Wi-Fi vendor Bluesocket has been bought by Adtran, which plans to hammer Bluesocket's "virtualized" wireless LAN like a stake into the hearts of its WLAN rivals, Cisco and Aruba Networks.

  • 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: Lessons from Amazon Cloud Lightning Strike Outage

    A lightning strike in Dublin took out a power transformer. In and of itself, that isn't all that unusual or noteworthy, but this particular lightning strike also impacted the backup power systems at Amazon's cloud data center, knocking the service offline. Looking back, there are some lessons to be learned both for Amazon, and for businesses that rely on cloud services.

  • News: Twitter rolls out its own photo posting function

    Twitter has begun rolling-out a photo posting function that allows users of the micro-blogging service to share images without the need for a third-party app such as TwitPic.

  • News: First Two Kingdom Hearts Titles May Get HD Remake

    Square Enix has a history of milking franchises for an infuriatingly long time, and Kingdom Hearts is a textbook example of that practice. However, you can't blame the developers -- it's one of their biggest franchises. After all, they've successfully sold KH titles on every platform they've tried (GBA, DS, and even the PSP).

  • News: When a cloud service vanishes: How to protect your data

    More and more, we rely on Web services as a matter of course. The key word is rely: We assume that the data we upload to, say, a photo-hosting account or blog service today will still be there tomorrow. In large part, that's because we assume the services themselves will still be there tomorrow.

  • 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.

  • 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: Anonymous plans to 'kill Facebook'

    Hacking group Anonymous is planning to "kill Facebook" on November 5.

  • News: China hit by 480,000 Trojan horse attacks in 2010

    China said it saw close to 480,000 Trojan horse attacks in 2010, with almost half originating from outside the country, according to a government security agency.



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