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Windows 7 SP1 rolling out tomorrow for those who never updated

Windows 7 SP1 rolling out tomorrow for those who never updated

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is over two years old now, but apparently there are still users out there who haven't upgraded yet. However, starting tomorrow, Microsoft will be rolling out Windows 7 SP1 via Windows Update to those who don't yet have SP1 installed. While tomorrow will be the big day, the company didn't mention why they've waited this long to push out the update.

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 updates with seamless Windows 8 support

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 updates with seamless Windows 8 support

With the announcement of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 back in July, Nuance has released a big update for the "world’s best-selling speech recognition software." NaturallySpeaking 12 now features seamless integration with a few new Microsoft products, including Windows 8, as well as Office 2013 and Internet Explorer 10.

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Apple releases OS X 10.8.3 with Boot Camp improvements and more

Apple releases OS X 10.8.3 with Boot Camp improvements and more

OS X Mountain Lion has been out for less than a year, and already we're seeing the third update come around. This time, we're seeing improvements and bugfixes to Boot Camp, which now supports Windows 8, and the Mac App Store also added support for gift card redemption via webcam, which is a feature that was recently introduced with iTunes 11.

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Facebook introduces cleaner look to Timeline

Facebook introduces cleaner look to Timeline

Facebook may have finally ignored the Timeline at the company's most recent press event when they unveiled the new News Feed that'll be coming shortly, but that doesn't mean they're not making changes. Facebook has introduced a cleaner look to Timeline, and they'll be slowly rolling out the new design over the coming weeks.

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Apple adds and expands Maps flyover in 30 cities

Apple adds and expands Maps flyover in 30 cities

While it may not seem noticeable at first, Apple is continuing to update its Maps app with the addition and expansion of features. Case in point, within the past couple of months, Apple has added and expanded its flyover feature in 30 cities around the world, including locations like Indianapolis, Indiana and Glasgow in Scotland.

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Dropbox desktop client updates with redesign, improved notifications

Dropbox desktop client updates with redesign, improved notifications

Dropbox has been making more of an effort at updating its mobile apps lately while leaving its desktop client by the wayside. However, the cloud storage company released a big update to the desktop client for Windows and Mac that comes with a new look, as well as improved notifications and enhanced sharing features.

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Sony Xperia TL and Xperia J receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

Sony Xperia TL and Xperia J receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

The latest devices to receive the honor of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean are Sony's Xperia TL on AT&T and the Xperia J. The carrier announced the news this morning for the Xperia TL, while Sony made their own announcement for the Xperia J. The update obviously come with a handful of new features, including improved notifications and overall bugfixes and speed boosts.

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Gmail Offline and mobile web app get refreshed UI

Gmail Offline and mobile web app get refreshed UI

Google released a new version of Gmail on iOS back in December, bringing with it a new redesign that gave the app a more modern feel. Other features like improved search and integration with Google Calendar were also a big hit. However, the company never bothered to offer the same features in the Gmail mobile web app or in offline mode, until now.

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Fantastical for iOS updates with time zones, event invites, UI tweaks

Fantastical for iOS updates with time zones, event invites, UI tweaks

One of our favorite apps for iOS of 2012, Fantastical, received quite a substantial update today. The app now comes with support for time zones, multiple alerts for events, event invites, as well as a slew of small user interface tweaks that make navigation a lot easier and quicker. Flexibits, the developing team behind the new app, announced version 1.1 earlier this morning.

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Twitter updates mobile app with improved search, video support changes

Twitter updates mobile app with improved search, video support changes

Twitter has updated its mobile app for both iOS and Android with a few improvements, as well as some subtractions. The company improved the app's search results, where Twitterers will see more topic and user suggestions for search queries, which are based on what's happening in real time. Twitter also removed support for several video sharing services on the mobile app.

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Google+ updates with larger cover photos, new “Local reviews” tab

Google+ updates with larger cover photos, new “Local reviews” tab

Google has been working hard to keep its Google+ social network going strong, and the company announced a few small updates today that make for some big changes, literally. Google+ now offers larger cover photos, which can be displayed at 16:9 when fully viewed, and the service supports up to a 2120 x 1192 resolution for cover photos.

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Google Maps for iOS updates with Google Contacts, local search improvements

Google Maps for iOS updates with Google Contacts, local search improvements

Google Maps for iOS received its first major update today. Google Contacts are now integrated into the app, so it'll now show your contacts' addresses on the map when you search for their name. Plus, local search results have been improved, allowing users to narrow down options by choosing from categories like restaurants, etc.

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