Archive for November, 2012

Google Drive spreadsheet editing arrives for mobile users

Google Drive spreadsheet editing arrives for mobile users

Google Drive is a pretty convenient service for those who like to keep their documents online and easily accessible amongst multiple devices. It does have some limitations, however, that reduce its usefulness for some users, one of which was the limited ability to edit spreadsheets via a mobile device. That has changed, however with the folks at Google announcing full spreadsheet editing for Google Drive on mobile devices.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 28, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 28, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone, just two more work days to go and then we're at the weekend again. Today we found out that new Nexus 4 orders won't ship for another 4-5 weeks, and that's if you're ordering the 16GB model - those who order the 8GB model might be waiting as long as two months. Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer said that Windows Phone sales these days are four times greater than they were in autumn 2011, which is definitely a good sign, while we learned that RIM has lost a big patent case against Nokia in Sweden.

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YouTube nows offers automatic captions in six more languages

YouTube nows offers automatic captions in six more languages

Back in 2009, YouTube added automatic captions to videos, which allows users to view captions generated in the video's language...assuming it was a supported language, anyway. The original launch included just English, and was followed soon after by three additional languages. Now the feature has received its biggest update to date, with YouTube adding support for six more languages.

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Apple CPU demand might be too much for TSMC to handle

Apple CPU demand might be too much for TSMC to handle

We've been hearing that Apple is looking to replace Samsung as the main manufacturer of the CPUs found in its iDevices, and it seems that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacture Company (TSMC) will be the one to eventually take the reins. We're learning today that this could be both good and bad for TSMC - good, obviously, because Apple sells a lot of iPhones and iPads and would therefore need to buy a lot of CPUs. This could be bad for the same reason, though, considering that TSMC is going to need to dedicate a lot of its time and energy just to get Apple the components it needs.

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Nexus 4 shipping time pushed back to 2013

Nexus 4 shipping time pushed back to 2013

Yesterday, the LG Nexus 4 returned to the Google Play Store after selling out in just 24 minutes on launch day, and we weren't surprised in the least to see a flood of prospective Nexus 4 owners quickly overwhelm the Play Store with orders. We were thinking for a moment that the phone would sell out once again, but fast forward to today and the Nexus 4 is still available for purchase. There's just one little problem: regardless of which Nexus 4 model you order, you're probably going to have to wait until we're into 2013 to get it.

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Stick-N-Find Bluetooth Radar app and stickers hit indiegogo

Stick-N-Find Bluetooth Radar app and stickers hit indiegogo

It would appear that you're about to be able to find every single one of your often-lost objects with an ecosystem that's not to be missed - Stick-N-Find, complete with Bluetooth stickers and a fabulous radar app that works with them to track. This lovely system is currently living in the crowd-funding operation known as indegogo, a place not unlike KickStarter where users are able to pass some cash to start-up groups hoping to get their project off the ground in exchange for a promise that they'll get some of the earliest products produced.

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Facebook bug re-adds users to groups they’d long since left

Facebook bug re-adds users to groups they’d long since left

If you're finding yourself waking up to massive amounts of notifications today after a nice afternoon nap, do not fret, it's just a Facebook bug. What's actually happening here is that Facebook is, as they're saying, experiencing a bit of a bug - one that signs users up for Facebook Groups sometimes even when they'd never been a part of those groups in the first place. As a result of this, some users are experiencing massive amounts of notifications from the groups that they up until today had no idea existed.

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Verizon HTC Windows Phone 8X Review

Verizon HTC Windows Phone 8X Review

HTC’s new Windows Phone 8X proves that the manufacturer is capable of building a solid Windows Phone 8 device. We’ve already taken a look at AT&T’s version of the 8X, as well as T-Mobile’s variant, but Verizon has the new device in its repertoire as well, and we’ve got it right here in front of us to see what this version offers. Since we already went over the basics as well as the more advanced stuff with the original full review, as well as dabbled around with T-Mobile’s version, I’ll just be briefly providing an overview of Verizon’s version for those who may be interested in grabbing the device from Big Red.

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