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June, 2011  // Posts published in June, 2011

30 Jun Posted by in Android News | Comments

Android App Review: Impel

If any of you out there are anything like me, there might be, from time to time, an occasion where you could just make your phone do things all automatic-like. If you don’t feel like shelling out $10 for Locale or getting a programming degree to work Tasker, where are you to turn?

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30 Jun Posted by in Android News | Comments

Samsung Galaxy S II announced for Bell, Virgin Mobile and SaskTel in Canada

Samsung Galaxy S II

Probably not the news folks in the U.S. have been waiting for, but for Canadians it should come as no surprise after the many leaks, rumors and confirmations that the Samsung Galaxy S II has now gone official across Bell, Virgin Mobile and SaskTel. 

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30 Jun Posted by in Android Tablets | Comments

NEW_7-inch MID Tablet PC-ANDROID MARKET_2.2 _ROOTED USA

$98.95
End Date: Saturday Jul-2-2011 15:11:54 PDT
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30 Jun Posted by in Android News | Comments

EVO 3D hits the FCC with 1700MHz 3G — doesn’t mean it’s hitting T-Mobile, though

EVO 3D at the FCC

What you see before you here is the FCC label for the HTC EVO 3D. The EVO 3D that ZOMG has a T-Mobile 3G radio inside!

Gets you going, doesn’t it? There are a couple of possibilities here: One is that, sure enough, it’s coming to T-Mobile in the United States. But the other, more likely scenario is that it’ll hit something like Wind Mobile or Mobilicity in Canada, which, in addition to being a GSM carrier, also rolls with the 1700MHz.

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30 Jun Posted by in Android Tablets | Comments

NEW 7" Tablet PC Netbook 800MHz Android 2.2 Wi-Fi BONUS

$104.33
End Date: Thursday Jul-28-2011 6:26:43 PDT
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30 Jun Posted by in Blog | Comments

AntiSec hacks Universal and Viacom; leaks user data, passwords

A hacking group named LulzSec made headlines recently for attacking high visibility targets, including Sony and the U.S. government. LulzSec announced earlier this week that it was stopping its operations, and rumor has it many of the members joined up with Anonymous’ “AntiSec” hacking group. Now that group is making its own headlines. On Tuesday AntiSec claimed responsibility for attacks against Universal and Viacom. According to The Wall Street Journal, the hackers released personal data, including passwords, from the Universal Music Website. It also obtained and leaked information about Viacom’s network. It’s unclear how many users were affected by the security breach, although we hope to hear an official word from both firms in the near future.

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30 Jun Posted by in Blog | Comments

HP TouchPad hands-on!

While our full review of the HP TouchPad is going up any minute, we wanted to give you guys a first impression overview of the first webOS tablet. From a hardware perspective, it’s actually a little shocking how the device looks and feels like an iPhone 3GS that’s gone under a rolling pin a couple times, or even a steamroller. From the glossy black plastic (which doesn’t help — the device feels pretty hollow, much like the 3GS) to even the placement of the power / lock / unlock and volume keys, this really is a tablet version of the iPhone 3GS casing-wise. While we appreciate the dual speakers on the HP TouchPad, they can get in the way when holding it one-handed. The tablet certainly has some decent specs, though we noticed a bunch of lag when using the device and jumping in and out of apps, scrolling through emails, zooming into webpages, and even flicking through contacts. All in all… well, check back for our review — it’s on the way!

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30 Jun Posted by in Blog | Comments

HP in talks to license webOS

During an interview with Bloomberg recently, HP’s CEO Leo Apokether said that his company is in talks to license its webOS software to other manufacturers. “We are talking to a number of companies,” he said.”I can share with you that a number of companies have expressed interest. We are continuing our conversations.” Apotheker said there’s no specific time frame for when another company may announce that it’s using webOS and noted that “there is no time pressure.” However, Bloomberg said that Samsung has been named as one of the potential licensees, but that information is still being kept private. “Samsung will continue to strengthen its relationship with Google to provide ultimate values to customers,” Jason Kim, a Samsung spokesperson, said — hinting at the firm’s commitment to Android.  HP’s first webOS tablet, the TouchPad, will make its debut later this week on July 1st for $499.99.

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30 Jun Posted by in Blog | Comments

Facing criticisms, Apple posts Final Cut Pro X FAQ

After facing criticisms from the professional community over several changes in Final Cut Pro X, Apple has updated its website with a new frequently asked questions page that explains the changes and, in some cases, why they were made. In response to the question, “Can I import projects from Final Cut Pro 7 into Final Cut Pro X?” Apple explains that “Final Cut Pro X includes an all-new project architecture structured around a trackless timeline and connected clips.” Due to these changes, there’s no way to bring old files into the new software without losing or changing some of your data. That said, Apple did note that Final Cut Pro 7 will work with OS X Lion and that users can continue to use it after installing Final Cut Pro X. Similarly, Apple noted that Final Cut Pro X will support “great” multicam editing in the next major release. It will also add the ability to export XML files. An update allowing the ability to add metadata tags to audio clips will also be issued this summer, too.

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30 Jun Posted by in Blog | Comments

Refreshed MacBook Air line could land July 19th with Sandy Bridge, OS X Lion, Thunderbolt

Apple will refresh its MacBook Air line of computers on July 19th, iClarified reported on Wednesday. We began to suspect the update was imminent when early reports suggested that global supplies for the computer were in short supply in late May. Those reports were solidified earlier this week when stock of the MacBook Air at Best Buy and Amazon was depleted. The device is expected to pack the new Thunderbolt I/O port in place of DisplayPort, Intel’s new Sandy Bridge processors, and the brand new OS X Lion operating system. 9to5 Mac said that Apple will likely offer Intel’s 1.8GHz Intel Core i7, 1.7GHz Core i7, and the 1.7GHz Core i5 in its new machines. We love the current design of the MacBook Air, and rumor has it that there won’t be any hardware tweaks. We suppose that could mean the rumored anodized black version will never see the light of day. The good news is the long wait is nearly over.

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