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App of the Day: Facebook 4.1 (iOS)

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Apps | Posted: Dec 19, 2011 9:20 pm

Our App of the Day today is Facebook 4.1 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.0 or later.

 

Yesterday Facebook luanched yet another update for its popular iOS app which brought with it several changes with the biggest being the inclusion of Mobile Timeline support on the iPhone.

 

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It's not quite ready for the iPad version of the app, but it's coming soon according to the update.

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Download of the Day: LibreOffice 3.5.0 Beta 1

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Dec 19, 2011 12:00 pm

Our Download of the Day today is LibreOffice 3.5.0 Beta 1.

 

LibreOffice is the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs.

 

Writer is the word processor inside LibreOffice. Use it for everything, from dashing off a quick letter to producing an entire book with tables of contents, embedded illustrations, bibliographies and diagrams.

 

Calc tames your numbers and helps with difficult decisions when you're weighing the alternatives.

 

Impress is the fastest and easiest way to create effective multimedia presentations.

 

Draw lets you build diagrams and sketches from scratch. A picture is worth a thousand words, so why not try something simple with box and line diagrams?

 

Base is the database front-end of the LibreOffice suite.

 

Math is a simple equation editor that lets you lay-out and display your mathematical, chemical, electrical or scientific equations quickly in standard written notation.

 

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Seagate follow WD in warranty cuts, goes one step further

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Dec 19, 2011 11:29 am

WD have just cut their warranty on Blue and Green drives, and Seagate didn't want to be left behind so they've followed suite. Segate had just sent a letter to authorized distributors where they've said:

 

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Effective December 31, 2011, Seagate will be changing its warranty policy from a 5 year to a 3 year warranty period for Nearline drives, 5 years to 1 year for certain Desktop and Notebook Bare Drives, 5 years to 3 years on Barracuda XT and Momentus XT, and from as much as 5 years to 2 years on Consumer Electronics.

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RumorTT: 7.85-inch iPad to be released next year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 19, 2011 10:19 am

Apple will need to fight fire with fire if they want to compete with the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire tablet next year, and it seems they will do just that. Rumor has it that Apple are expected to launch a 7.85-inch iPad sometime in 2012, according to sources in the supply chain.

 

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Global shipments of tablets are expected to hit 60 million in 2011, with 70-percent of those iPads. Apple is expected to launch a next-gen iPad before the end of Q1 2012, said the sources. Secondly, Apple are rumored to be launching competition to the 7-inch Kindle Fire from Amazon, with a 7.85-inch iPad.

 

It is said Apple were "persuaded" into it because of the Fire. 2012 will be an interesting year for Google, Amazon and Apple, I think.

Intel to intro Core i5-2550K processor

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Dec 19, 2011 9:27 am

Intel, in it's plot to take over the CPU world, is set to release another unlocked Core i5 processor. It will arrive in the form of the Core i5-2550K and has a retail channel part number of BX80623I52550K and OEM part number CM806230121300, the Core i5-2550K was added to the MDDS database.

 

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The Core i5-2550K will carry the S-spec code SR0QH. Clock speeds are unknown at this time, but CPU World expect it to be 3.40GHz. The chip will be on the LGA1155 package, feature four cores, 256KB L2 cache per core, 6MB shared L3 cache, integrated dual-channel DDR3 IMC, integrated PCI-Express 2.0 root complex and a TDP of 95W.

Skyrim is the "fastest selling title in Steam's history", quest complete

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Dec 19, 2011 8:28 am

We all know Skyrim has enjoyed a very successful career in just six weeks, but just how successful? Well, firstly, it has shipped over 10 million copies since it's 11/11/11 launch, with "Large retail reorders across all platforms and record-breaking digital sales reflect the ongoing global demand by consumers excited to explore this extraordinary fantasy epic," the company said in a statement.

 

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Robert Altman, Chairman and CEO of ZeniMax Media has said:

 

We are gratified that Skyrim continues to garner high review scores and accolades around the world. We are most grateful to our fans for their support and enthusiasm for the game, and their love of the hundreds of hours of gameplay it offers. We continue to strive to deliver the highest quality entertainment experience for everyone. 2012 will be another huge year for our fans, with the release of the Creation Kit, as well as exciting DLC which will add to the richness of this epic adventure.

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LeakedTT: AMD Radeon HD 7770

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Dec 19, 2011 7:29 am

Juniper is out, Cape Verde is in. The Radeon HD 5770, after two years on the force, is retiring. In it's place is the rookie AMD Radeon HD 7770. If you remember, AMD rebranded the HD 5770 as the HD 6770, so we saw nothing new. This is the first time in two years that AMD are giving its mainstream performance class products a performance upgrade.

 

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As you can see from the above shot, the HD 7770 definitely looks like it's older, and much stronger brother, the Radeon HD 7970. It includes a large diameter fan pushing air down vertically and is a similar design introduced by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460. The length is also nearly the same, measuring in at 8.25-inches.

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Apple's new ad features Siri and Santa

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 19, 2011 6:23 am

Apple's latest advertisement for both the iPhone 4S and Siri are floating around on TV and the Internet. It features Santa asking Siri a bunch of questions, from e-mails, weather forecasts to directions.

 

 

It's a smart ad, and shows off the usefulness of Siri. But, can Siri read e-mails? Anyone with an iPhone and Siri can confirm that for me?

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Windows 8 will feature built-in password manager

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Dec 19, 2011 5:26 am

Password management and security is something that confuses a lot of people, and Microsoft are hoping to change that. A new feature that will be included in their next OS will allow users to put an unlimited number of individual passwords behind one master password, and then sync them across all other Windows 8-based machines they use.

 

 

The Live ID password is all you'll need, so for the multiple websites you use, you can set very complicated passwords for them, in the case you get hacked and your credentials are stolen, your entire digital life isn't ripped away from you. Windows 8 will automatically enter your login information when visiting a saved website.

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