Archive for Jan 31, 2013

Evernote’s Penultimate 4 goes free: Adds cloud sync & handwriting search

Evernote’s Penultimate 4 goes free: Adds cloud sync & handwriting search

Evernote-acquired iPad digital handwriting app Penultimate has been updated, with v4 adding smoother inking while stripping away the price tag: what once was a $0.99 download is now free. Finally getting Evernote integration and sync fully baked in, Penultimate 4 now benefits from Evernote's handwriting search feature, using server-side crunching to hunt down any digital ink notes based on regular text search queries.

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Turns out Earth isn’t so habitable after all

Turns out Earth isn’t so habitable after all

Scientists have been rethinking the so-called Goldilocks zone commonly used to roughly estimated if a planet is habitable. The Goldilocks zone is the area around the solar system where the temperature would be just right for liquid water on the planet's surface. The problem is a refreshing of the Goldilocks zone definition has pushed some planets previously believed to be in the habitable zone outside that range.

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Fujifilm X100S and X20 hands-on

Fujifilm X100S and X20 hands-on

They're the compact cameras point-and-shooters have been waiting for, wrapped up in deliciously retro shells, and so forgive us if we drool a little over Fujifilm's new X20 and X100S cameras. Officially unveiled at CES and brought out for some shutterbug time at CP+ in Japan, the pair of cameras follow on from the already cult-status X10 and X100, with boosted autofocus, better sensors - 16-megapixels in the X100S and 12-megapixels in the X20 - and more.

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Is Google’s new Chrome Android a tease for Android apps in the browser?

Is Google’s new Chrome Android a tease for Android apps in the browser?

The new appearance of a chrome Android statue at Google's Mountain View campus has prompted speculation that the company is nearing release of Android app support in the Chrome browser, perhaps for launch at Google IO this May. The shiny statue - snapped here by Googler Paul Wilcox - is interesting because it's not huddling up with the usual Android models, representing each iteration of the smartphone and tablet OS, but in Building 45 across the road.

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Tumblr makes iPhone app 17+ over porn potential

Tumblr makes iPhone app 17+ over porn potential

Microblogging service and teen-favorite Tumblr has quietly scaled up its iOS app age warning, giving the latest version a 17+ recommendation in what appears to be a preemptive defense against Apple's latest porn witch hunt. Tumblr for iOS was updated overnight to version 3.2.4 [iTunes link], but in addition to "small bug fixes" the refreshed app also demanded users confirm they are 17 or over.

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Bonzart Ampel hands-on: The twin-lens retro camera Instagram wishes it was

Bonzart Ampel hands-on: The twin-lens retro camera Instagram wishes it was

When smartphone cameras are increasingly the go-to snapper of choice, you have to do something unusual to stand out, and Bonzart's oddly retro Ampel certainly does that. Styled - and in fact named - after German traffic signals, the odd twin-lensed camera looks like it should be a toy, but does something for its $199 price tag that most cameras would demand specialist lenses for: native tilt-shift photos and video.

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Next Apple TV isn’t smaller but has a few hardware changes

Next Apple TV isn’t smaller but has a few hardware changes

A couple days ago, we mentioned that some scuttlebutt suggested that a new and smaller version of the Apple TV had crossed the FCC. More details on the new version of the Apple TV have surfaced that show no size change is planned for the new version of the device. While dimensions are remaining the same, there are reportedly some internal changes being made.

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