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Apple iPhone 4S 'Find My Friends', catches possible cheating wife?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: Oct 18, 2011 12:27 am

Well, its not everyday your smartphone can be a superhero, but for some poor fello in NYC, it seems the latest iPhone incarnation has. The MacRumors forum is buzzing from a story that this man found out that his wife was lying to him. The man is actually already filing for divorce, and you can find all of the details in the below quote and picture:

 

I got my wife a new 4s and loaded up find my friends without her knowing. She told me she was at her friends house in the east village. I've had suspicions about her meeting this guy who lives uptown. Lo and behold, Find my Friends has her right there. I just texted her asking where she was and the dumb b!otch said she was on 10th Street!! Thank you Apple, thank you App Store, thank you all. These beautiful treasure trove of screen shots going to play well when I meet her a$$ at the lawyer's office in a few week.

 

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App of the Day: TweakTown 1.2 (iOS)

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Apps | Posted: Oct 17, 2011 11:35 pm

Our App of the Day today is TweakTown 1.2 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.0 or later.

 

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Yep, this is very much self shamless promotion.

 

Apple just approved version 1.2 of our TweakTown iOS app. If you are an iOS 5 user, you will be happy to know it brings full support and will no longer crash on launch anymore. There are also some other minor bug fixes as well as some slight speed improvements on the delivery of content.

 

Get updating now! And if you haven't got it yet, shame on YOU!

 

TweakTown's iPhone content app is finally here!

 

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Monday Morning Roundup for October 17, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Oct 17, 2011 1:25 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - October 17th, 2011

 

Motherboard

 

- EVGA X79 Classified E779 Motherboard Pictured At GeForce LAN 6 @ Legit Reviews

- ASUS M5A99X EVO Motherboard @ OCIA

 

Video/Monitor

 

- XFX HD6950 DD, HD6870 DD and HD6790 DD @ Kitguru

- 3D Vision Gets Updated with LightBoost, Larger Panels and New Glasses @ PC Perspective

- NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 and The Asus VG278H LCD @ Hot Hardware

- NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 w/ 3D LightBoost @ Legit Reviews

- NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Kit @ Hardware Canucks

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Download of the Day: mIRC 7.22

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Oct 17, 2011 12:31 pm

Our Download of the Day today is mIRC 7.22.

 

mIRC is a full featured Internet Relay Chat client for Windows that can be used to communicate, share, play or work with others on IRC networks around the world, either in multi-user group conferences or in one-to-one private discussions.

 

It has a clean, practical interface that is highly configurable and supports features such as buddy lists, file transfers, multi-server connections, SSL encryption, proxy support, UTF-8 display, customizable sounds, spoken messages, tray notifications, message logging, and more.

 

mIRC also has a powerful scripting language that can be used both to automate mIRC and to create applications that perform a wide range of functions from network communications to playing games.

 

mIRC has been in development for over a decade and is constantly being improved and updated with new technologies.

 

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Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

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Deal of the Day: HP Elite HPE-500f Desktop Computer with 8GB Memory, 1.5TB HDD, 802.11b/g/n and More for Only $379.99

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Oct 17, 2011 11:34 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the MacMall - HP Elite HPE-500f Desktop Computer with 8GB Memory, 1.5TB HDD, 802.11b/g/n and More for Only $379.99!.

 

Offer: Grab this quick while it's still available as it's starting to sell out at other online stores. This is a very very well equipped HP desktop comptuer that's factory refurbished and was running at LEAST a few hundred dollars more new in this configuration. Get it before it's gone.

 

HP ELITE HPE-500F DESKTOP COMPUTER DEAL

 

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EVGA's X79 Classified E799 motherboard spotted

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Oct 17, 2011 11:07 am

EVGA have unveiled their new X79 Classified (E799) motherboard for the socket LGA2011 which is specifically designed for overclockers. EVGA chose to unveil their top-tier board at the GeForce LAN 6 and have unveiled quite the beauty indeed. The X79 Classified uses the traditional LGA2011 motherboard layout, but with wide open spaces to make insulating it (against condensation) much easier. The CPU power seems to sport some high-grade VRM design, where it draws power from two 8-pin EPS connectors apart from the 24-pin ATX (that is nicely right-angled).

 

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The X79 Classified also sports four DDR3 DIMM slots, one per memory channel. A 4-phase memory VRM, a large contiguous heatsink covers most hot components in the central-right region. Expansion slot wise we have four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (two are x16 capable, all four are x8 capable, depending on the population used), and one PCI-Express x16 (electrical x4). X79 Classified is NVIDIA 4-way SLI capable, too.

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YouTube now allows music partners to sell merchandise, digital downloads and event tickets

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Oct 17, 2011 10:17 am

YouTube, if you didn't already know, is seeing 3 billion videos viewed, per day. But, its also seeing 800 million people per month visiting the site, Google revealed in their third-quarter earnings report. Today, YouTube is announcing the ability to sell merchandise, tickets and more via the site. The new feature is called Merch Store, where YouTube partners will be able to sell artist merchandise, digital downloads, concert tickets and other experiences to fans and visitors.

 

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YouTube has partnered up with a number of companies to launch these stores. Topspin is helping power merchandise sales, concert tickets and experiences; SongKick will dabble in selling tickets for concerts; and iTunes and Amazon will power transactions for music downloads. YouTube says the Merch Store will rock out to music partners globally over the coming weeks. YouTube remained silent on what the financial split will be for these sales, but did say that it takes a small percentage of sales just to cover costs.

 

However, the artist gets the same revenue no matter if they go through the Merch Store or through the affiliate on other channels. The new feature of the merchandise sales, ticket sales, digital downloads and more, really adds a few angle for artists with their fans. YouTube has now transformed from a place where people would visit just to watch music videos, to something that could really change up the industry for both fans and artists alike.

Google's Q3 2011 results, $9.72 billion in revenue, $2.73 billion in net income, 1 very happy CEO

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Oct 17, 2011 9:29 am

"We had a great quarter" says Larry Page, CEO of Google. Google has made $9.72 billion in revenue, an increase of 33-percent from Q3 2010. GAAP net income is $2.73 billion versus $2.17 during the same period last year. Google also reported $9.02 billion in revenue last quarter, with $2.51 billion in net income. Not bad, Google.

 

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Analysts were expecting Google to earn $8.74 per share this quarter on a revenue of $7.21 billion, representing a more than 30-percent growth from last year. With these estimates, Google have blown away those expectations on both revenue and EPS, as non-GAAP EPS this quarter weer $9.72. Google has had a very active quarter, the acquisition of Motorola, and the public launch of Google's social networking site, Google+.

 

Google presently employs 31,353 full-time employees and has $42.6 billion in cash. Google's sales and marketing costs doubled from $661 million in Q3 2010 to $1.2 billion this quarter. Research and development costs went from $994 million to $1.4 billion. One of the more interesting items on the ledger... a $500 million charge from the Justice Department regarding pharmaceutical ads. Wow, spare change considering they have $42.6 billion in cash - hey Google, can I have a loan?

Google Honeycomb tablets in the wild: approx 3.4 million

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Oct 17, 2011 8:47 am

Apple's iPad has enjoyed nearly no competition, until Google unveiled Honeycomb. But even that, is not enough to stop the tablet juggernaut. Google and its manufacturer partners have as of yet to announce official sales figures for Android-powered tablets, which leave everyone else to just guessing. Android developer Al Sutton has reminded everyone, with a little bit of math, we could get quite the estimate on just how many Honeycomb-powered tablets are in the wild.

 

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What is that number? Roughly 3.4 million. This number is based on Google's latest platform versions states, a fortnightly updated breakdown of what proportion of devices use each Android version - and the official activation numbers which were announced as part of Google's financial results yesterday. Google CEO Larry Page claimed 190 million Android devices had been activated in total. THis leads us to the platform stats, with 1.8-percent of Android devices that have accessed the Android Market within the 14 day period up to October 3, 2011 were running Android 3.0, 3.1 or 3.2 (in contrast 38.2-percent are running 2.3.3 Gingerbread or higher).

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OCZ launch Deneva 2 and Intrepid Series mSATA SSD lineup

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Oct 17, 2011 7:44 am

OCZ have launched the Deneva 2 and Intrepid Series mSATA SSD lineup for OEM clients. The small form factor drives are designed for a wide range of embedded applications such as slim servers, tablets, dual drive notebooks, and network security devices. They are set to deliver superior performance over hard drives while meeting the stringent reliability, security and cost-saving needs of enterprise storage environments.

 

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Embedded system designers require small format, cost-effective SSD solutions that do not compromise performance or reliability. OCZ mSATA SSDs, unlike standard drives, are much smaller with no outer housing, making them an easy to deploy storage solution for mobile computing, boot modules for virtualization applications, or HDD caching, allowing for high capacities, high performance, and low power consumption in a very compact form factor.

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