Archive for January, 2012

The Kindle and Nook — Good for More Than Just E-Books (ContributorNetwork)

Jan 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

ContributorNetwork – They’ve got the brand names of popular black and white e-readers. But the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet are, as the latter’s name implies, basically miniature tablets like the iPad. (The Nook Color is also; it’s a cheaper version of the Nook Tablet.)

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    Couch potatoes can earn rewards with Viggle iPhone app (Appolicious)

    Jan 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

    Appolicious – I don’t know why I bother testing apps on their launch day — it never ends well. But because I was rooting for new app Viggle to succeed, I gave the app for iPhone and iPod Touch a Day 2 chance. This move was purely selfish. You see, working from home, I watch a lot of TV. Like, a lot a lot. That said, Viggle, which rewards its users with points every time they “check in” to watching a TV show, is probably going to be my favorite app soon — at least if I’m watching TV in real time.

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      Evi hits the App Store, provides a low-cost alternative to Siri (Appolicious)

      Jan 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

      Appolicious – The success of Siri, Apple’s voice-activated personal assistant app built into the iPhone 4S, has brought on a flood of imitators. It’s hard to blame developers who are trying to catch a little bit of the voice-activated lightning in a bottle that has helped Apple hit a record quarter at the end of 2011, but none of the apps offered on iOS or Google’s Android platform quite match the power of Apple’s version.

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        New Sundance film lets a computer shuffle the plot every time (Yahoo! News)

        Jan 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

        Yahoo! News – It’s fun rewatching a movie you love over and over again, but it sometimes gets old when you already know its plot twists like the back of your hand. Eve Sussman’s new film overcomes this problem by telling a different story …

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          Facebook IPO could create the world’s largest internet company (Yahoo! News)

          Jan 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

          Yahoo! News – Want to own a piece of Facebook? Next week, you can — the social media behemoth is expected to file papers for its IPO as soon as February 8. It’s a bottom-line boosting move that’s been a long time coming. Facebook was …

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            Just Show Me: 3 great football apps for your Android phone (Yahoo! News)

            Jan 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

            Yahoo! News – Welcome to Just Show Me on Tecca TV, where we show you tips and tricks for getting the most out of the gadgets in your life. In today’s episode we’ll show you three apps for your Android phone that’ll help you stay on top …

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              Mysterious gelatinous spheres rain down in England (Yahoo! News)

              Jan 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

              Yahoo! News – The discovery of mysterious, blue, gelatinous spheres in an English backyard has captivated the imagination of scientists and the public alike. What the heck are the spheres? And where did they come from? The unscented, water-insoluble spheres were first found in the yard …

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                Clothing made with recycled coffee beans warms you up without caffeine (Yahoo! News)

                Jan 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

                Yahoo! News – When the weather turns cold, it’s not uncommon for folks to warm up with a nice steaming cup of coffee. But who would have thought that everyone’s favorite bean could help keep you warm on the outside as well as in? …

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                  Amazon Kindle Fire’s Apple-like blitz scorches Samsung (Appolicious)

                  Jan 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

                  Appolicious – Amazon’s Kindle Fire fourth quarter sales threw Samsung Galaxy into a pyre, as Android-based tabs made their moves against the dominant Apple iPad.

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                    Can an iPad Replace Your Laptop While Traveling? (ContributorNetwork)

                    Jan 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

                    ContributorNetwork – According to Mashable’s Lauren Indvik, nearly half of Americans think that tablets like Apple’s iPad will eventually replace laptops, including about a third of those 65 or older and 18 to 29. That may be because tablets are the microwave ovens of computing, as Matthew Guay put it, and are much easier and more convenient to use for most things … even if there are some things they can’t do at all.

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