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The White House last week released its National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding without much fanfare. The document attempts to address a common complaint lodged against government when it comes to information sharing with the private sector: Uncle Sam likes to receive, but isn't so keen on giving. Source:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at sam2023212's blog
While this slick little HTML5 audio player might not pack all of the features of your favorite desktop media application, it's still a very cool demonstration of what a Web app can do with access to local resources -- like MP3 and OGG files. Just fire up http://antimatter15.github.com/player/player.html in your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at sam2023212's blog
Popular homescreen replacement Nova Launcher has just hit version 2.0 with a whole bunch of notable feature adds and improvements. The free version gets most of the improvements including custom wallpaper cropping, increased maximum desktop grid size and an infinitely scrolling app drawer setting. There's also a fix to force... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at sam2023212's blog
A Chinese court fined Apple 1 million yuan, or roughly $160,000, because its App Store hosted third-party applications that were peddling pirated e-books. The ruling stems from a suit brought by a group of Chinese authors earlier this year. The group originally was seeking 10 million yuan. Source: http://ectnews.com.feedsportal.com/c/34520/f/632000/s/27049601/l/0L0Stechnewsworld0N0Crsstory0C769720Bhtml/story01.htm MANHATTAN... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
Instagram may or may not have lost some users over the last week, depending on whom you ask, which caused Facebook?s stock to fall briefly on Friday. Source: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/12/instagram-facebook-app-data/ ACCENTURE ACER ADOBE SYSTEMS ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
Everything you need to know about setting up Siri, and commands for phone, launching apps, text or iMessage, calendar, sports, maps, Twitter, Facebook, restaurants, movies, music, email, weather, stocks, find my friends, notes, the web, Wolfram|Alpha, and the Apple Store Siri is the name of Apple's personal digital assistant. It's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
If you're keeping track of the multiple, and let's face it, tiresome Samsung / Apple patent debacle, a document that just turned up at the ITC might spell more trouble for the Korean manufacturer. It's a publicly redacted version of Judge Pender's recommendations, and pertains to the October ruling that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
As LG continues its slew of CES pre-announcements, it's revealed details about the new HDTVs it will be showing off in Las Vegas next week. Predictably, they include three lines of plasma models (fewer than previous years, but still kicking) in 42- to 60-inch sizes, and new LCD HDTVs in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
Samsung is running a promotion on its official Facebook page that lets Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy SIII (S3) users get their hands on a free flip cover and set of 6 TecTiles for registering their device. All you have to do is head to the Samsung Facebook page, click... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
The Chinese government issued a set of new Internet rules on Friday. Internet users must now provide their real names to service providers, and ISPs are required to delete forbidden posts and report such activities to authorities. In other words, the so-called "Great Firewall of China" has been further fortified.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
With Christmas a few days past, you've probably gotten a good chance to get familiar with whatever gadgets you may have gotten as gifts. Maybe you got a new iPad Mini, or a Nexus 7. Maybe it was a new phone, or even a new laptop. But as awesome as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
Some albums are known for their less-than-grandma-friendly lyrics. Sure it's got a good beat and you can dance to it, but playing the explicit version of the song during the holidays could be embarrassing. That's okay, because some Google Music ... Source: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/12/google-music-censoring-swears-for-some-users/ INSIGHT ENTERPRISES INGRAM MICRO INFORMATICA INFOCUS ZORAN Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
Because this weekend will be a heavy-duty travel period, it's a perfect time to conduct a nationwide test of in-flight Wi-Fi. This is where you come in. Source: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/12/the-great-in-flight-wifi-speed-test/ AUTODESK AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING AVNET BHARTI AIRTEL BT GROUP Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
If you're keeping track of the multiple, and let's face it, tiresome Samsung / Apple patent debacle, a document that just turned up at the ITC might spell more trouble for the Korean manufacturer. It's a publicly redacted version of Judge Pender's recommendations, and pertains to the October ruling that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
It seems like only yesterday we were planning for the Mayan apocalypse, but like so many other products, the 14th b'ak'tun (next era) has been delayed due to bugs and lack of pre-orders. Yet if you talked to some pundits back in 2011, they'd have told you that the end... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority this week released its "Subway Time" app for iOS, which gives real-time updates for trains in and and around New York City. Need to know how soon a certain train will be at a certain station? That's the app to have. Only, we use Android... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
Flat glass is boring. All the fanciest Android phones have curved glass displays. Not to be left out of the display-warping ways, Apple has patented its own glass-bending process. Source: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/12/apple-patents-glass-molding-technique/ XILINX WESTERN DIGITAL VOLT INFORMATION SCIENCES VISHAY INTERTECHNOLOGY VIRGIN MEDIA Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
By now we’ve heard plenty of leaked details about Sony Mobile’s next big thing, the ‘Yuga,’ also rumored to come to market as the Xperia Z. We’re due a 5-inch, 1080p phone with a glass back, a 13MP camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, if recent rumors are to be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
By far one of the best features of Apple’s iPad is it’s ability to access thousands of apps. It does have a great multi-orientation interface too but the fact that these apps have been designed for the iPad only means there is very little chance of finding them on any... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
This morning, an updated version of the stock Android Music app was leaked along with a new version of Android Market. The new Music app, which is labeled 'version 3', is similar to the leaked build from December, but it has received a ton of polish -- and indeed, it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
You always want to keep a fire extinguisher handy, especially on your boat, but if you didn't and things start getting a little toasty, this is probably the best you can hope for. Despite all the nay-saying in the background, this speedy good Samaritan here managed to put out that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
Flat glass is boring. All the fanciest Android phones have curved glass displays. Not to be left out of the display-warping ways, Apple has patented its own glass-bending process. Source: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/12/apple-patents-glass-molding-technique/ AMERICA MOVIL AMKOR TECHNOLOGY AMPHENOL ANIXTER INTERNATIONAL APPLE COMPUTER Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
The crew in Oslo keeps plugging away at Opera 11.10, and the latest snapshot build includes a number of improvements to Opera's built-in email client -- as well as HTML5-related additions. On the IMAP front, Opera now supports special folders like sent items, spam, and trash. It also better handles... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
iMore honors the very best iOS devices and features, news and events, apps and accessories of 2012 They're what change the way you have fun and get things done. What make you replace what's in your pocket, in your lap, on your Home screen, in your workflow, and on your... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2012 at sam2023212's blog
Not content with limiting its dominance in streaming uploaded videos, YouTube is now ready to take on competitors like Justin.TV and Ustream. The new YouTube Live service is being rolled out to select YouTube partners and will enable real-time broadcasting. In its official announcement, Google states that "The goal is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2012 at sam2023212's blog