Archive for May, 2012

Galaxy S III Pebble Blue shipping now (in Vietnam)

Galaxy S III Pebble Blue shipping now (in Vietnam)

If you're on the lookout for that one special color for your Samsung Galaxy S III, that Pebble Blue you've been waiting for, you'll have to hit up your favorite Vietnamese smartphone shop as they've got it in stock this week. It's limited numbers or none for the Samsung smartphone in Pebble Blue this week, with the UK having none across the country and each other launch point - such as New Zealand - having a minor delay in the works for that color as well. Vietnam has been confirmed as getting units though, so no worries!

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Mary Meeker presents latest Internet Trends at D10

Mary Meeker presents latest Internet Trends at D10

Mary Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers (KPCB), presented her latest Internet Trends report at the All Things Digital D10 conference this morning. Meeker's annual state of the web presentation has always been a highlight of the conference, delivering a comprehensive summary of what's happening in tech. This year it's a massive 112-slide deck focused on mobile adoption and its resulting requirement of re-inventing business models.

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Apple buys Redmatica startup for Music boost

Apple buys Redmatica startup for Music boost

News from Italy today has Apple purchasing music app developer Redmatica, with intentions being to push additional next-level power to their own Logic Pro and GarageBand. This Italian group of developers has been picked up by Apple according to the blog Fanpage where they've taken a peek at communications regulator AGCOM and turned up some proof that the purchase was made. This is not the first (and certainly isn't the last) company Apple will be picking up on their continuing path toward total dominance of the computing world, especially considering Tim Cook's talk last night at D10 and his continuing support of working with developers and forward-thinking companies.

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Photosynth app finally hits Windows Phones

Photosynth app finally hits Windows Phones

Microsoft's popular Photosynth panorama stitching tech has finally reached the company's own Windows Phone platform. The photo app was released over a year ago on iOS but was oddly missing from WP7. Microsoft admitted that the app required some deeper access to the phones hardware, which was not available at the time.

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Tim Cook D10 interview video highlights available now

Tim Cook D10 interview video highlights available now

This week Tim Cook did what will certainly go down in history as a landmark interview with the folks at All Things D, and today several highlights from this D10 talk are available online. Below what you'll see is a selection of great moments in the talk with the Apple CEO that we've also got covered in individual post form if you're in a reading mode instead. This interview took place between Cook, Kara Swisher, and Walt Mossberg and explored subjects ranging between China and Steve Jobs, convergence and charity, and of course what we'll be seeing this year at WWDC.

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Sony mulling cloud gaming purchase

Sony mulling cloud gaming purchase

Here’s an interesting little rumor: Sony is reportedly looking into streaming game services, and more specifically aiming to acquire either Gaikai or OnLive. Information has pointed towards Sony purchasing a cloud gaming company and announcing the buy at its E3 conference this coming Monday. Sources have told MCV that Sony is poised to sign an agreement with “a high profile cloud gaming firm.”

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CM4 iPhone Q Card Cases keep you in cash

CM4 iPhone Q Card Cases keep you in cash

For those of you not quite into the idea of working wirelessly with your online money, there's always the option to stick with cash, and CM4 supports that with this fabulous new iPhone case. Though we may very well see NFC popping up with the iPhone 5 later this year, the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S will benefit right here and now from the cards and cash you already carry with the Q Card Case - available in several lovely colors!

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Leaked iPhone schematic reaffirms larger screen

Leaked iPhone schematic reaffirms larger screen

More and more rumors seem to be pointing towards a new screen on the next iPhone with a different aspect ratio. Yesterday we saw case parts leak out that showed the taller form factor of the next iPhone, along with a repositioned 3.5mm headphone jack, larger speaker grills, and a redesigned dock connector. Now schematics have been handled to MacRumors that again shower a longer iPhone with a different aspect ratio.

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Microsoft offers Skype to OEMs for preinstallation

Microsoft offers Skype to OEMs for preinstallation

Microsoft seems to be finally starting to leverage Skype in a more intelligent way. The company is reportedly offering OEMs the opportunity to pre-install Skype on Windows PCs. The new OEM preinstallation kit allows Skype 5.8 to be silently installed on Windows 7. If OEMs choose that option, it would significantly bolster the number of users for the VOIP platform.

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