Archive for Mar 29, 2012

Sources claim Apple is eyeing 5-inch Samsung panels for iPad mini

Sources claim Apple is eyeing 5-inch Samsung panels for iPad mini

A new rumor is floating that claims Apple is again eyeing 5-inch panels for a new iPad to fit between the current iPad and the iPhone in size. A "reliable Chinese" source cited by CNET is claiming that Apple is working with LCD suppliers to get a five-inch screen. The source claims Apple wants a panel with a resolution high enough to be called a retina display.

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Photoshop CS6 sees half-million Beta downloads

Photoshop CS6 sees half-million Beta downloads

Eager Photoshop users keen to play with Adobe's recently released CS6 Beta downloaded the pre-release version over 500,000 times in the app's first week of availability. Released last Thursday, the Photoshop CS6 Beta debuts straightforward tilt-shift creation tools, as well as new text editing abilities; it also includes the CS6 Extended 3D editing features and quantitative imaging analysis tools that, once the final version of the software drops, will be a paid extra.

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Jeff Bezos to raise Apollo 11 engines from the ocean depths

Jeff Bezos to raise Apollo 11 engines from the ocean depths

Of all the Apollo missions, Apollo 11 is certainly the most famous. The Apollo 11 mission is the one that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon. Apollo 11 launched in 1969 and the astronauts roared into space aboard a Saturn V rocket. Shortly after liftoff, the five massive engines on the Saturn V rocket detached and fell into the ocean as designed.

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Samsung releases Galaxy S “Value Pack” in Korea

Samsung releases Galaxy S “Value Pack” in Korea

It was initially thought that the Samsung Galaxy S would be receiving a tasty Ice Cream Sandwich update, although Samsung quickly stated that it wouldn’t happen. Instead, the company proposed a “Value Pack”, that would bring certain ICS features to the Gingerbread handset. There was a leak of the Pack back in January that gave users an idea of what to expect, and now the official release is rolling out in South Korea.

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Sh*tter turns your twitter feed into TP

Sh*tter turns your twitter feed into TP

If ever company deserved millions in startup funding, this is it. The company is called Sh*tter. That name alone would wrangle venture capital out of my wallet. Sure, the company may not make it, but at least if someone asks how investments are going I can say straight down the sh*tter and truly mean it. I particularly like the company tagline, "social media has never been so disposable."

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Metro UI theme for Galaxy Tab 10.1 surfaces

Metro UI theme for Galaxy Tab 10.1 surfaces

When we ran across this new Metro UI theme for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet, we couldn't decide if Android users would be excited or outraged. I suspect there'll be a bit of both. If you're one of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 users who happens to appreciate the style of Microsoft's Metro UI theme, you can now install the theme to your Android tablet.

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AT&T teases Nokia Lumia 900 launch as biggest ever

AT&T teases Nokia Lumia 900 launch as biggest ever

After losing the iPhone chokehold, AT&T is looking for another device that will have customers lining up at the doors. Oddly, AT&T appears to be eyeing the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone as the device to bring customers back in. With the sagging popularity of Windows Phone and the Nokia brand, it's only natural to have doubts about the device.

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Dell kills US smartphone sales

Dell kills US smartphone sales

The news that Dell is pulling out of the US smartphone market will fall on mostly deaf ears. Dell has been very far from a player in the smartphone industry in the United States and the devices are not popular. That means Dell's recent announcement that it is pulling out of the US smartphone business will affect very few people. If you happen to be a fan of Dells Venue or Venue Pro smartphones, this may be bad news to you.

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GAME administration bail-out tipped as banks wade in

GAME administration bail-out tipped as banks wade in

Beleaguered gaming retailer GAME will face a speedy exit from administration, it's reported, with leaks tipping an RBS-led deal that could yank the ailing chain from the financial precipice as early as March 30. A Royal Bank of Scotland consortium is wading in, MCV's sources tell them, with the bank already being one of GAME's main lenders and currently owed around £45m ($72m) by the retailer.

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