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IDriveSync now supports Mac cloud sync

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Nov 2, 2010 4:02 pm

If you are a Mac users that has eyed some of the Windows only sync services with envy, you don't have to be jealous anymore. A company called IDriveSync has announced that it is now making its cloud-based sync and sharing service available for Mac users. The service will let users share files of all sorts and synchronize those files across multiple computers.




Users wanting to try the service can get a free 2GB option that will support sync for up to five different computers and share with up to 50 different machines. If that 2GB of space isn't enough a full membership with all the storage you want costs $4.95 monthly.

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Apple puts the smack down on tablet market

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 2, 2010 3:00 pm

Apple is dominating the market for tablets right now. An argument can be made that the main reason for its domination is simply that there are very few alternatives for shoppers to choose from. That lack of alternatives will soon be changing with a number of new tablet computers due to hit the market in the coming months, with several of them set to lend before Christmas.


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Despite what is coming to compete with the iPad, the Apple tablet is huge right now with 95% of the tablet market according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm also states that the total market for tablets grew to 4.4 million units for the quarter running July to September. The market for tablets the previous quarter was 3.5 million units.

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Download of the Day: Paint.NET 3.5.6 Beta 1

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 2, 2010 10:08 am

Our Download of the Day today is Paint.NET 3.5.6 Beta 1.


Paint.NET is an image and photo manipulation application.


Every feature and user interface element was designed to be immediately intuitive and quickly learnable without assistance. In order to handle multiple images easily, Paint.NET uses a tabbed document interface. The tabs display a live thumbnail of the image instead of a text description. This makes navigation very simple and fast.


Usually only found on expensive or complicated professional software, layers form the basis for a rich image composition experience. You may think of them as a stack of transparency slides that, when viewed together at the same time, form one image.


Many special effects are included for enhancing and perfecting your images. Everything from blurring, sharpening, red-eye removal, distortion, noise, and embossing are included. Also included is our unique 3D Rotate/Zoom effect that makes it very easy to add perspective and tilting.


Adjustments are also included which help you tweak an image's brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, curves, and levels. You can also convert an image to black and white, or sepia-toned.


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Tuesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Nov 2, 2010 9:13 am

The latest happenings from around the web - November 2nd, 2010




- Lenovo IdeaCentre B305 @ TechReviewSource

- TR's Fall 2010 system guide @ Tech Report




- Kingston H20 6GB 2000MHz DDR3 @ Overclock3D

- G.SKILL Ripjaws F3-12800CL7D-8GBRH 2x4GB DDR3 RAM @ Aphnetworks




- ASUS EAH6870 1GB Radeon HD6870 Graphics Card @ Bigbruin

- AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB Graphics Card Video Review @ eTeknix

- Diamond, Sapphire & XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 Video Card Roundup @ Legit Reviews

- Have I Got A 6800 Series Graphics Card? @ eTeknix

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iPhone hacked to work with serial ports

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 2, 2010 5:02 am

It turns out that the iPhone's data port can be a little more versatile than you think if you've got a little ingenuity and a need forÂ….serial port connectivity? A group of IT guys, tired of lugging around laptops and terminals to troubleshoot older servers, fashioned a connection that allows data transfer between an iPhone and a serial port connection.


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This requires a jailbroken iPhone running Cydia, but it allows the IT workers to troubleshoot and maintain servers from the iPhone. According to IT worker Chris Pollock, "the real benefit in all of this is that there are so many console packages for iPhone in Cydia now that you can have a fully functional computer, as useful as a linux box, but without carrying around a laptop." See? Old tech and new tech can get along nicely!

Wii version of Michael Jackson: The Experience preorders will include sequined glove

By: Don Lynn | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 2, 2010 4:44 am

We're all getting fairly used to Special Editions of games coming with goodies like coins, books, and even remote control cars. The people behind "Michael Jackson The Experience" are stepping up the included goodies by offering people who pre-order the Wii version a sequined glove as a special added bonus.


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That's right; you can be just like Mike while swinging your Wiimote around in this dance based motion game swirling around all of Michael Jackson's classic music and moves. Only the Wii version is getting this special added bonus. The game is hitting the Wii, Nintendo DS, and PSP on November 23rd while heading to the XBox 360 and PS3 in early 2011. Check out the trailer after the break.

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VLC Player on iPhone and iPad may be short lived

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 2, 2010 4:27 am

VLC fans were fairly excited when the popular media player came to the iPhone and iPad through the App Store. Well, it looks like the joy may be short lived due to a copyright infringement notice that Remi Denis-Courmont, one of VLC's main developers, has sent to Apple.


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VLC's gripe is that Apple is violating the GNU General Public License that VLC is distributed under. A part of the license states that the software has to be freely distributable by the user, which is not possible with the way Apple locks down all of their apps. Another app, GNU Go, was removed from the App Store earlier this year under similar arguments.

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Chrome OS to launch very shortly!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 2, 2010 4:11 am

Chrome OS has been touted for a while, with more and more news as time goes on - with Acer making the biggest splash online saying that it had Chrome OS devices on the way.


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Information is now leaking out is coming from - as the Source of this article state "shadowy component players" - who are the middle men responsible for the hardware inside your tech thingies - are making this statement. They are saying that Google will be releasing a self-branded unit, of their Chrome OS.

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TomTom releases new GO 2405 and 2505 GPS devices

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 2, 2010 3:48 am

TomTom's new GPS releases are trying to keep your hands on the wheel where they belong instead of on the device with the GO 2405 and 2505 GPS devices.


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Boasting newly implemented Bluetooth technology, an improved UI, and a brighter screen TomTom is trying to minimize the number of touches required to get the maps you're looking for. Voice recognition is also available as well as pinch to zoom on the touchscreen. A new magnetic mount is also used for easier one hand docking and releasing. The 4.3 inch 2405 will retail for $300 while the 5 inch 2505 will go for 319 at Amazon, Best Buy, and on TomTom's website.

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