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Kindle Matchbook Ignites Interest

Amazon is a company with one foot in the virtual realm and another in the physical. Sure, you can stream or buy digital content, but you can also buy the same content in physical form. This sometimes gets confusing (Wait, so Amazon Prime is a Hulu-like service as well as an expedited shipping program?), but […]

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Autodesk Subscribes To Adobe Subscription Model

Autodesk has revealed plans to offer a software subscription model, with details to come in October. Company CEO, Carl Bass, spoke of an array of upcoming software rental options during an earnings call on Thursday, August 22. When analysts on the conference call pointed out the similarity to Adobe’s Creative Cloud business model, Bass clarified, […]

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Just Because You’re Paranoid… Part 1: Securing Your Email

The news has been awash with stories lately of how the National Security Agency has the ability to access the telephone records and internet usage patterns of Americans and possibly others around the globe. Our own website featured an article on this subject when the story first broke over a week ago. While bringing down a […]

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Hands On: Apple iOS 7 For A Day

As everyone knows, Apple released iOS 7 to developers after the WWDC keynote. As an Apple purist, I was certainly excited about the prospect of what I considered a great restart to the phone OS that started it all. A few stats: I installed iOS 7 on my AT&T iPhone 4S as a “new phone,” […]

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Microsoft Office Sort-Of Comes To iOS For Sort-Of Free

A long-stranding rumor has become reality with the fairly silent launch of Microsoft Office for iOS. If you already have an Office 365 account, the app is free. Don’t have one? Get one, wait for iWork in the Cloud, or use Google Drive like the rest of mankind. In a moment of WTF, the app is scaled […]

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Google Shows Location Awareness By Buying Waze

GPS app Waze has been a matter of much discussion for the last few weeks. The Israeli startup has been around for a bit; I recall trying it when there were only a handful of users to pull traffic data from. Since then, the company has become a bit more popular, to the point that […]

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Apple Announces iOS 7: Stunning Looks, Refined Features, And Deja Vu

Apple’s annual development conference kicked off with a hell of a keynote. One of the worst kept secrets was that Apple would be unveiling a new iOS 7. The latest version is the first helmed by Apple Design Guru Sir Jon Ives, and it shows. If you were a fan of skeuomorphism (the act of borrowing […]

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Welcome Back Start Menu — Windows 8.1 Official

In what is likely a strong contender for the worst kept secret ever, Microsoft has announced the first major revision of Windows 8. Gone is the internal “Blue” codename and avoided is the boring SP naming of old. Instead, it’s time to meet Windows 8.1. Those hoping that Microsoft would see the error of 8 […]

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Interoperability Onslaught: BB Messenger Leaves BB OS, Outlook Chatting With Google Talk

In the words of Doctor Peter Venkman, “Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria!” That was my initial reaction to the news that BlackBerry has created iOS and Android versions of what was once the linchpin of a mobile empire: BlackBerry Messenger. Known as BBM to users, it was also the one thing that kept people on […]

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Buycott Helps You Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Have you ever wondered if the money you spend ends up funding causes you oppose? The front page of Buycott’s website poses this question to visitors. In a political landscape where a dollar for Stephanie Meyer turns into a boon for anti-gay rights organizations and cash-flooded lobbyists have just as much of a say in […]

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