The Daily Slash: July 13, 2011

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The Daily Slash: July 13, 2011

Today there were a handful of leaks that made the whole thing just a big ol' glass of awesome - potential awesome, that is. First lets get to the facts: tomorrow is the official BETA launch of Spotify here in the USA. Spotify is a music streaming service that you pay a monthly fee for to get basically every music track in the universe to your computer and/or your mobile device over the internet - the UK already knows how awesome it is, now it's time for some USA flavors to drop on by. Next: wouldn't you know it? Amazon Android tablets!

Then there's some sweet Photon 4G news, a bit of the ol' 4G LTE hanging around a laptop - get outta there, don't you know that's for mobile?! And some terrible news: the Sony MiniDisc Walkman has officially been retired. Sad news! We've got a couple of amazing columns from two of our best, there's a brand new set of joysticks flying around in the wings, and yes, you can now bonk your Nexus Android devices together to transfer your PayPal cash. Exciting!

Check the cats:

All things Social Networking: There may well be soon some Facebook for Every Phone offering free data and boosted mobile access. On the other hand, Google Blocks Circles as ex-employee drops book - they still print those? Of course, then you'll find that Google+ is Getting Address Book Uploader, so you can be joyous once again.

In PC Computing, there's a White MacBook, Mac mini, and rumors galore. For Games Gamers and Gaming, check out how EA will drop $650 million on Popcap. Lots of cash!

Of course our largest category is Mobile Computing:
Windows Phone: not for tablets!
Nokia N9 nine second adverts
Foxconn blocks iPad production plans
Motorola working on another 10-inch tablet?
Apple attempts to speed Samsung suit, Judge says no way
AT&T grabs Sony's Tablet
Survey says iPhone, RIM, and Android phone owners think they've got 4G when they don't!

Then there's a few Strange Things:
Concrete formed up as LEGO
7Gps WiGig to kill all cables
News Corp drops bid to purchase BSkyB
Sony MiniDisc Walkman Officially Retired
Sony S1 and S2 Tablet Hands-On Reviews
Motorola PHOTON 4G Officially Coming July 31st for $199
Official: Spotify Coming to U.S. Tomorrow

On the Column front:
Is this the chance Netflix rivals have been waiting for? by Don Reisinger
ICANN Destroys Main Street Dot Com by Philip Berne

CONTESTS FOR FREE TABLETS oh wow!
Tabletpalooza 2011 Giveaway Week 2 : T-Mobile G-Slate!
Tabletpalooza 2011 Giveaway Week 2 : Asus Eee Pad Transformer!

AND check out our Android Market 3.0.26 Hands-On and Review - it's so amazing!


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