Archive for Feb 26, 2013

Google+ Sign-In allows for secure login on third-party apps and services

Google+ Sign-In allows for secure login on third-party apps and services

Many apps and services allow its users to sign in using their Facebook or Twitter credentials if they don't want to create a dedicated account. However, Google+ has been mysteriously absent from the list of sign-in options for awhile. However, the company has announced what they call Google+ Sign-In, a new developer tool that will allow users to log into third-party services using their Google+ credentials.

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Scientists discover Russian meteor origins

Scientists discover Russian meteor origins

It's been nearly two weeks since a meteor exploded over Russia, injuring around 1000 people, and damaging windows across as many as 4,000 buildings. After much analysis and research, Scientists in Colombia were able to figure out the meteor's path through the Earth's atmosphere, and use that to trace its orbit around the sun. Jorge Zuluaga and Ignacio Ferrin, researchers from the University of Antioquia in Medellin, used trignometry to track the meteor's height, speed, and position as it made its way to Earth.

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iOS still leading in enterprise, dominates the top 5 device list

iOS still leading in enterprise, dominates the top 5 device list

The folks from Good Technology, an enterprise mobility device management vendor recently released their Q4 2012 device activation report, which shows Apple's continued dominance as of late. Not only is Apple still dominating, but their global activations count raised significantly year-over-year and now accounts for 77% of the market share.

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Apple settles lawsuit on in-app purchases made by kids

Apple settles lawsuit on in-app purchases made by kids

When your kids get a hold of your iPhone or iPad, bad things can happen. They could always accidentally drop the device and break it, but it seems that inadvertently making in-app purchases is a growing epidemic by kids, costing parents millions of dollars combined. However, Apple has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit brought forth regarding the subject.

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Razer Edge pre-orders begin March 1

Razer Edge pre-orders begin March 1

Razer showed off their new Edge gaming tablet at CES last month. We even got our hands on the new device to see what makes it so special, and now the company has announced that pre-orders for the new tablet will begin on March 1 at 12:01 pm PT, with shipments going out at some point later that month.

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Indigo assistant takes on Siri: she’ll be everywhere

Indigo assistant takes on Siri: she’ll be everywhere

This week we've gotten to speak with the folks behind the cloud-based personal assistant project known as Indigo, taking the form of an app for both Windows Phone and Android. What we're seeing here is the developers at Artificial Solutions creating a natural language service that you'll not easily get away with speaking about without mentioning Apple's Siri. The biggest difference is in the genes: unlike the iOS-based Siri, Indigo is coming to every platform the developers wish it to - iOS included (though later this year instead of immediately).

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LG Pocket Photo hands-on with Optimus G Pro

LG Pocket Photo hands-on with Optimus G Pro

It's time to connect to a printer again, this time in a very miniature way with the LG Pocket Photo and the Optimus G Pro for good measure! The LG Pocket Photo is a pocketable printing machine that'll print out tiny 2 by 3-inch photos created with a special process that uses no ink - like magic! The coolest bit about this printer may be the way you connect with it - all you need to do is tap your NFC-laden smartphone to the printer (with the apropriate app open, of course), and your photo will print in right around 30 seconds.

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Apple accessories at Staples are available now

Apple accessories at Staples are available now

Earlier this month, Staples announced that it would become an official Apple reseller and would begin selling Apple products in its stores and online in the US. Today is the first day that Staples has begun selling Apple merchandise, and it seems they're starting out small for now, offering only accessories and other smaller products like the Apple TV and AirPort devices.

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Angry Birds cartoon premiering March 16

Angry Birds cartoon premiering March 16

Rovio's Angry Birds series has been one of the most popular mobile game series of all time, and Rovio is cashing in on all the licensing deals. The newest non-game Angry Birds project is an animated cartoon coming in March. It's called Angry Birds Toons, and it's set to premiere on March 16 and 17.

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Illegal music file sharing down 26%, free streaming services to blame

Illegal music file sharing down 26%, free streaming services to blame

While downloading music illegally may seem like all the rage, it turns out that it's quite the contrary. According to a report from the NPD Group, the volume of illegally downloaded music from peer-to-peer (P2P) services declined 26% in 2012 compared to 2011. The number of users downloading music illegally also dropped 17%.

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Wheels on 4G fire: Inside the LTE dash in GM’s connected car

Wheels on 4G fire: Inside the LTE dash in GM’s connected car

GM's plans to make 4G LTE standard across its range by 2014 is an ambitious one, even more so when you realize it's not just a case of slotting a mobile hotspot into the glove compartment and calling it a day. There's a reason GM chose to announce at a smart mobile-centric show like MWC, infotainment chief Phil Abram told us, rather than at, say, the North American Auto Show or even a more generic tech show like CES. SlashGear sat down in a specially-created concept car to see what GM has in mind for its motorized bubble of connectivity.

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Xbox Live Games on Demand sale starts today

Xbox Live Games on Demand sale starts today

Last week, we told you about a major sale coming our way this week, with over 60 Xbox 360 games being discounted all week long, with different sales every day. Larry Hyrb, head of Xbox Live, has announced that the sale has begun, and to start the week off, Microsoft is going big with heavy discounts to several Halo titles.

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