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Download of the Day: Digsby Beta (build 80)

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 30, 2010 8:42 am

Our Download of the Day today is Digsby Beta (build 80).

 

Digsby provides you with IM, email and Social networks in one easy to use application.

 

Instant Messaging - Digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list.

 

Email Notifications - Digsby is an email notification tool that alerts you of new email and lets you perform actions such as 'Delete' or 'Report Spam' with just one click.

 

Social Networking - Digsby is a social networking tool that alerts you of events like new messages and gives you a live Newsfeed of what your friends are up to.

 

Version 38 onwards is a stub installer that includes numerous toolbars etc., we recommend you do not install these.

 

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iPhone 4 availability delayed in NZ

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 30, 2010 8:26 am

I'm sure there were a lot of annoyed Kiwis looking to pick up a shiny new iPhone 4 today after finding out that despite the launch having taken place early this morning, Vodafone, Magnum Mac and JB Hi-Fi stores weren't handing out the phones.

 

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ZDNet Australia were informed by staff at JB Hi-Fi in Queen St, Auckland that they simply did not have any iPhone 4s in stock and had no idea when they'd be getting them.....

 

When speaking to Magnum Mac, they didn't have any real reasoning behind the lack of phones either. It wasn't until 12:42pm when a Vodafone spokesperson sent a comment to say the carrier was finally shifting the phones when NZ folks could start to get their hands on them. As it stands, they still have to wait until this evening before Apple turns on the switch for online sales.

 

The reason for the delay is not known for sure; media reports are saying it's partly due to a stouch between Vodafone and Apple, or it could simply be down to a shipping problem.

Deal of the Day: Lenovo G455 Laptop with 14" Display, 4GB of Memory, ATI Mobility Radeon H4200 and More for $449 after eCoupon

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jul 30, 2010 8:06 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Lenovo US (ThinkPad) - Lenovo G455 Laptop with 14" Display, 4GB of Memory, ATI Mobility Radeon H4200 and More for $449 after eCoupon.

 

Offer: You get a 14" WXGA LED Backlit display with 1366x768 resolution, 4GB of DDR2 SDRAM memory, a big 500GB hard drive, ATI Mobility Radeon HD4200 512MB video, dual layer DVD+/-RW drive, 802.11b/g/n, AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core M320 processor, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, 6 cell battery, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and a 1 year warranty! Coupon discounts another $180 off the $120 already applied, giving you a combined savings of $300!! Use eCoupon: USPG34726 (expires 8/2/10 or after 300 uses)

 

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Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Friday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jul 30, 2010 7:36 am

The latest happenings from around the web - July 30, 2010

 

Motherboard

 

- ASUS Crosshair IV Formula Motherboard @ ixbtlabs

- MSI 890FXA-GD70 AMD 890FX Motherboard @ Legit Reviews

- X58 Motherboard Roundup July 2010 @ Hardware Heaven

- Gigabyte H55N Mini-ITX Motherboard @ Ninjalane

 

Memory

 

- Crucial Ballistix Tracer (LED) DDR3-1600 4Gb Kits @ Funkykits

- Kingston HyperX blu KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX @ Overclockers Club

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Jailbreak Matrix has your roadmap to jailbreaking

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 30, 2010 4:33 am

Want to take a dive into the newly legalized jailbreaking of your Apple product but confused on where to start? Jailbreak Matrix has a roadmap to get you on your way to the joys of jailbreaking.

 

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Jailbreak Matrix has posted a huge chart covering the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad and all of the possible firmware for each. Combining that with possible baseband and boot loaders, you end up with the tools needed and version of iTunes you can use for a jailbreak with a higher possibility of success. They even hook you up with a step by step process to make the process as easily as possible. Just remember, nothing is guaranteed and you're voiding your warranty……if you care about that sort of thing.

Android 2.2 update for EVO 4G possibly coming as early as tomorrow

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 30, 2010 4:29 am

It was reported yesterday that the Android 2.2 "Froyo" update would be rolling out of HTC today, and that may have been exactly what happened. According to some internal Sprint communication peeked at by Engadget, the Froyo update for the EVO 4G Froyo update may be download ready as early as tomorrow.

 

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The upgrade coming to the EVO seems to have a lot more to offer than the expected Froyo releases, as new widgets, 720p ligh assisted video, video capture improvement, and a flashlight mode for the LED flash are on the table as well. While this update may shutdown the hack that allows your EVO to act as a free mobile hotspot, the upgrades would seem to be worth it. More tomorrow when/if the download comes available.

Canadian iPhone 4 info finally out ahead of tomorrow's launch

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 30, 2010 1:36 am

While it's been known that the iPhone 4 is launching in Canada, among other countries, tomorrow the details on plans have been sketchy. With only a few hours to go, plans have finally come unveiled from Rogers; the first carrier bringing the iPhone 4.

 

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First off, the Canadian iPhone 4 will be hitting shelves at a lower price that it came to the U.S.; $159 for the 16GB and $269 for the 32GB, although Rogers requires a three year contract for that price. Their $30 plan for 6GB of data is back, and for an extra $20 you can share that data between your iPad and your new iPhone. Bell's iPad sharing plan is rumored to be only $10. So get ready to line up, everyone; and don't forget to ask about your free bumper or case.

RIM grabs "BlackPad.com;" tablet rumors begin anew

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 30, 2010 1:15 am

Following in the footsteps of HP trademarking "PalmPad" for their expected new tablet, RIM has purchased the domain name "BlackPad.com" in a move that is starting more chatter about the rumored Blackberry tablet that RIM has still not leaked a whole lot about to this point.

 

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The tipoff came from someone doing a WHOIS search on a domain sating that RIM purchased the name only a few days ago. The domain has been owned by quite a few people since 2002, so RIM had to go and find the owner and take it off their hands. Whether it's the pre-production codename or what we'll see on retail packaging, the folks at Blackberry are making sure they've got this little marketing tool in their pocket.

YouTube upload limit increased to 15 minutes

By: Don Lynn | More News: Online Video | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 10:55 pm

Ten minutes wasn't long enough to show off your Final Fantasy play through or mad breakdancing skills on YouTube? You've now got an extra five minutes worth of video time now. YouTube announced today that the upload limit had been extended from the very familiar ten minutes to fifteen minutes.

 

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Following through on the most requested feature on the video upload size, Youtube credits its "Content ID" copyright violation removal technology for the ability to increase the limit. Joshua Siegel, YouTube product manager for upload and video management, stated in his blog post announcing the change: "Because of the success of these ongoing technological efforts, we are able to increase the upload limit today."

OWC offers RAM upgrades for new iMacs

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: RAM | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 7:04 pm

Apple announced some new and updated gear recently and among those items were updated iMac AIO computers. There are many people out there who order machines with the minimum RAM available to save some money.

 

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If you ordered your iMac this way OWC has announced that it now has RAM updates ready for the new iMac machines. You can get a single 2GB DIMM for $59.99, a pair of those 2GB DIMMs will cost you $117.99.

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