Archive for June, 2011

Study finds that e-reader growth has surpassed tablets in recent months (Appolicious)

Jun 30 2011 Published by under General Interest

Appolicious – For the first time since the Pew Internet Project began tracking e-reader use in spring 2009, ownership of the portable reading devices has reached double digits. The project found that e-reader growth has accelerated in the past six months, as tablet growth has stagnated slightly, following a steep rise in the number of users after last year’s iPad launch.

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    Your iPhone Is Now Officially a Star Trek Tricorder (The Atlantic Wire)

    Jun 30 2011 Published by under General Interest

    The Atlantic Wire – The latest fake images of the iPhone 5 hit Gizmodo Wednesday afternoon. French designer Antoine Breiux imagines, like everyone, that the next generation iPhone will sport curved edges, a bigger screen, a more powerful processor. Pair the rumors of a bigger more powerful iPhone 5 with some new apps that enable you to check your blood pressure and scan for melanoma, and we’re just going to say it like it is: The iPhone has finally made the jump to become a full-fledged tricorder. Seriously, NASA is already sending them into space.

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      Facebook hires iPhone, PS3 hacker ‘Geohot’ (AFP)

      Jun 30 2011 Published by under General Interest

      AFP – Facebook confirmed on Wednesday that it has hired George Hotz, a celebrated hacker known as “GeoHot” who was sued by Sony for hacking the Japanese company’s PlayStation 3 game console.


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        Tumblr iPhone App 2.0 Makes Managing Blogs Easier (Mashable)

        Jun 30 2011 Published by under General Interest

        Mashable – Tumblr is out with version 2.0 of its iPhone app, and it has completely overhauled the interface, making it much easier to post from multiple blogs.
        Tumblr announced the update via its blog, stating that the app “has been recoded, rewired, and rethought from the ground up to offer you the very best of the Tumblr experience.”

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          E-Reader Growth Jumps Ahead of Costly Tablets (NewsFactor)

          Jun 30 2011 Published by under General Interest

          NewsFactor – When Apple launched its iPad, many observers speculated that it was only a matter of time before e-readers, with their more limited functionality, would be replaced by the more versatile tablets. But a new study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that e-reader ownership has recently been growing faster than tablets.

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            Angry Birds finally available on Windows Phone (Digital Trends)

            Jun 30 2011 Published by under General Interest

            Digital Trends – After some controversy and a long wait, Angry Birds is finally available on Windows Phone. For those who haven’t played the most popular game since Tetris, Rovio’s Angry Birds has you slingshot colorful birds to their certain death, knocking over buildings in an attempt to kill green pigs that have taken the birds’ eggs. That’s all there is to it. The game can be downloaded now on the Windows Phone Marketplace for $2.99, a high price considering the game is free on Android and $.99 on the iPhone and iPad.

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              Fresh iPhone Apps for June 29: Movie Profiler, Postale, VS. Racing, Paper Racer (Appolicious)

              Jun 30 2011 Published by under General Interest

              Appolicious – Need help remembering to whom you’ve lent your DVDs? Today’s leading Fresh App, Movie Profiler, is here for you, allowing you to input all your movies into its in-app database and log who you lent what and when, along with a lot of other cool info. Postale, our next app, lets you create e-postcards using your iOS device’s photos and a few handy themes and layouts. Today’s games have a need for speed: a pair of top-down racers that take different approaches to the subject matter. VS. …

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                Pope’s first tweet marks Vatican social media revolution (AFP)

                Jun 30 2011 Published by under General Interest

                Pope Benedict XVI uses an iPad to launch a new website making it easier to access all Vatican news online. The Vatican has formally unveiled its new Internet information portal news.va, a day after Pope Benedict XVI launched the initiative with his first Twitter message sent from an iPad.(AFP/Osservatore Romano/Ho)AFP – The sight of Pope Benedict XVI tweeting on an iPad reveals a transformation underway in the tradition-bound Vatican to reach a younger global audience and improve a scandal-tainted image.


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                  No Apple iPhone 5 or ‘Baby’ iPhone Until 2012, Wall Street Says (PC Magazine)

                  Jun 30 2011 Published by under General Interest

                  PC Magazine – Apple won’t be launching the “iPhone 5” until 2012, according to the latest buzz on Wall Street.

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                    What Myspace got wrong, and why nobody misses it (Yahoo! News)

                    Jun 30 2011 Published by under General Interest

                    Yahoo! News – The tale of Myspace is a cautionary one. Between 2006 and 2009, Myspace was the place to be for millions of internet citizens all over the world. At its peak, it was valued at as much as $20 billion (yes, …

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