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Opera Mini 5.1 for Android hits download

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 14, 2010 5:04 pm

If you are the user of any Android smartphone, you now have a new choice for your web browser that can be downloaded right now. The latest version of Opera Mini for Android is available on the Android Market.




The new version is 5.1 and it adds some new features for Opera fans optimized for Android. The browser is much faster than previous versions according to Opera. Version 5.1 compresses data by 90% before sending it to the phone.

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RIAA spent $64M on pirate crusade to win $1.4M

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jul 14, 2010 4:04 pm

The war that RIAA waged on alleged pirates is something of legend. RIAA sued people willy nilly no matter if they were living, dead, or didn't own a computer. That wide-ranging legal campaign cost tons of money.




RIAA's tax records show that the company spent $64 million between 2006 and 2008 on legal costs associated with suing people who allegedly pirated music. For all of that money spent, RIAA only won a tiny fraction of it back from those found guilty of pirating music.

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Windows 7 SP1 public beta up for download

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 14, 2010 3:06 pm

It's not all that common for Microsoft to be ahead of the schedule when it comes to big updates and new software offerings. If you are a Windows 7 user who isn't afraid of using beta offerings a new download is available for you and its early.


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Microsoft has made the public beta for Windows 7 SP1 available for download right now. With the popularity and sales success of Windows 7, there should be lots of folks on the lookout for the update.

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Free Remote Wipe to be offered by Windows Phone Live

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 14, 2010 1:59 pm

If you're like me, you have "where the heck is my phone" moments far more often than you are willing to admit. There could also be times you want to share something from your phone but left it at home or at work. Microsoft is making remote access to your Windows Phone 7 device a lot easier with Windows Phone Live.


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Windows Phone Live will be free to access for all of those with a Windows Phone 7 device and will allow users to remotely access their phone to View published media, look up windows Live calendars and contacts, exchange data like OneNote files, and user a feature called Find My Phone which allows you to map, ring, lock and erase your phone from the web. 25GB of online storage will also be available. Sounds like just the thing needed to help us forgetful types.

iPhone 4 recall "inevitable" according to PR experts

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 14, 2010 5:32 am

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With the release by Consumer Reports stating that the iPhone 4 antenna issues are hardware related as well as the other problems plaguing the iPhone 4, many are wondering when Apple is going to take a hard look at what to do about the situation. Public relations experts spoken to by seem to have a similar take: a hardware recall may be in order.

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Blackberry's tablet confirmed; Flash support expected

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 14, 2010 4:41 am

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RIM has been rumored to be working on a Blackberry tablet for quite some time, and details keep dripping in on the upcoming device. Betanews has confirmed with an anonymous RIM source the statements made by Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar on Friday about the upcoming tablet.


The RIM tablet will be a 7" device running a 1GHz Marvell processor that is expected to come from their Armada 610 line. The tablet will be equipped with dual cameras for teleconferencing support and will be Flash 10.1 capable. Other possibilities, like a slide out keyboard and the December launch date, have not been confirmed as of yet.

iPhone 4 unlocked by developers

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 14, 2010 1:23 am

For those of us in the U.S., owning an iPhone usually means being tied to AT&T. This doesn't stop developers from doing their thing and now the first unlocked iPhone 4 has reared it's pretty little head in Canada thanks to PlanetBeing and MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team.


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This soft-unlocked phone, running, iOS4, required a rewrite of the entire ultrasn0w software due o the iPhone 4's baseband. While his may only be a temporary solution with future firmware updates from Apple, it's still fun to see what is possible outside the umbrella of AT&T.

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BMW to add iOS4 iPod Out feature to cars

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jul 13, 2010 7:04 pm

One of the new features of the iOS4 operating system for the iPod touch and iPhone is iPod Out. This feature allows the device to send its menus to an external display for full control.


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BMW has announced that it will add support for the iPod Out feature to its cars. The feature means that the menus will be sent to the screen in the car for full control without having to dig the iPhone or iPod out.

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Exogear Ecolife battery case for iPhone 4 on pre-order

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 13, 2010 6:08 pm

The iPhone 4 needs a case for several reasons. The handset has glass on the front and back making it need a case for protection. The handset also needs a case to keep the user from blocking the antenna.


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The other need for a case is to extend the battery life of the device. Exogear has a new iPhone 4 case called the Exolife that has a 1500mAh battery inside. The case adds seven hours of talk time to the normal battery life of the iPhone.

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Seagate unveils new BlackArmor NAS 400

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 13, 2010 5:04 pm

Seagate has announced a new addition to its line of BlackArmor NAS servers. The new addition is the BlackArmor NAS 400 device. The new NAS server ships without any HDDs for more flexibility.




The device supports Windows, Linux, and Mac computers. It has four HDD bays, four USB ports, and a pair of Gigabit Ethernet ports. It ships with 10 licenses for Windows backup software.

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