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MySpace Loses 10 Million Users in Four Weeks

Trak Lord | Business, Financial & Legal | Mon, Mar 28 2011 3:04 PM CDT
MySpace Loses 10 Million Users in Four Weeks | TweakTown.com

MySpace has seen better days. And months. And years, for that matter. After eliminating "major redundancies" to the tune of about 500 positions, MySpace's company profile is beginning to resemble more and more their color scheme: black and blue all over.

Everyone is pointing the finger at Facebook, the White Whale of social media- and they're all correct. Facebook's success has overshadowed MySpace for the last two years, if not longer. It got to the point where CEO Mike Jones was forced to admit in November of 2010 that MySpace couldn't compete anymore, would be rebranding itself as a social media entertainment destination of sorts. For all of you keeping track, Yahoo pulled a similar maneuver in the past few years when it failed to stack up to Google in Search- they repositioned themselves as an entertainment news site. And furthermore, if anyone reading this is old enough to remember AOL when it didn't own like 23498 blogs, they did pretty much the same thing when their subscription service tanked (you know, when people realized they could just download an internet browser?).

Despite the repositioning efforts which netted the implacable MySpace 95 million unique users, its reported that the site went from 73 million to 63 million unique users in a four-week span between January and February.

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Apple Worldwise Dev Conference Kicks Off June 6th in San Francisco

Trak Lord | Trade Shows | Mon, Mar 28 2011 1:34 PM CDT
Apple Worldwise Dev Conference Kicks Off June 6th in San Francisco | TweakTown.com

Mark your iCal's: Apple's annual Worldwide Developer's conference will be held June 6-10, right here in San Francisco at the Moscone Center (apple really likes this place, having held many a launch and conference in this same location).

If you're on Apple's mailing list, you probably already received an email with all the normal fanfare and wonder of an email from Apple. Brevity is the soul of both Wit and Marketing, and Apple figured that out a long time ago. The tagline for this year's event is "the future of iOS and Mac OS", which presumably has something to do with running out of large jungle cats with which to name the latter.

Phillip Schiller, Apple's SVP of Worldwide Product Marketing:

At this year's conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS. If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss.

Also, if you are a developer, you're going to want to budget accordingly as passes are available for the low low price of $1600. Between their 30% cut on subscription apps, this steep attendance fee, and the shift from esthetically-pleasing and virginal white in their product-line to the now-pervasive industrial black and titanium color scheme, does it seem like Apple is a substantially darker enterprise than it was in the last decade?

More information here

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Intel Announces 3rd-Gen Solid-State Drive 320 Series

Trak Lord | Storage | Mon, Mar 28 2011 12:24 PM CDT
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Intel announced today the release of their third-generation Solid-State Drive (SSD) as part of their new 320 series. Like the eponymous hardware, the specs on this model are pretty solid:

- Third-generation Intel SSD 320 Series on 25-nm NAND flash memory offers 40-, 80-, 120-, 160-GB plus higher capacity 300- and 600GB options.

- Advanced architecture enables robust, reliable SSDs with enhanced security features for desktop/notebook PCs or server data center storage.

- Performance, reliability upgrades enhance solid line of high-performing SSDs with up to $100 price drop over current Intel X25-M SSD model.

The pricing is also not bad for that kind of performance: 40GB at $89; 80GB at $159; 120GB at $209; 160GB at $289; 300GB at $529 and 600GB at $1,069- all with a standard 3-year warranty. These days, hardware is all about choices, choices, choices, whether it's a tablet, an iPad, or a smartphone, Intel has clearly recognized that consumers need options when it comes to pricing and capability. Tom Rampone, VP and GM of Intel NVM Solutions Group, said in a press release:

We have expanded our SSD product line and now offer both consumers and computer OEMs more SSD choices. We see the Intel SSD 320 as a solid advancement to our SSD roadmap, and will continue to upgrade and refresh our SSD product line as we add more enterprise options for our business customers throughout the year.

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HP Signs $100 Million Tech Services Agreement With Coca-Cola FEMSA

Trak Lord | Business, Financial & Legal | Mon, Mar 28 2011 11:39 AM CDT
HP Signs $100 Million Tech Services Agreement With Coca-Cola FEMSA | TweakTown.com

Despite their recent issues with Oracle, HP has got Latin America locked down when it comes to technical infrastructure. The company announced today that they will continue the relationship that started over a decade ago with the Mexican arm of soft-drink giant Coca-Cola to the tune of $100 million and 5 more years. Hector Calva, Chief Information Officer of Coca-Cola FEMSA commented,

After experiencing sustained growth across Latin America, these additional efforts to centralize and standardize will give us the support we need to find new opportunities to put beverages in the hands of the Latin American people.

Something tells me that the Latin American people want more opportunities than just a soda en los manos, but the idealism is almost as refreshing as their iconic beverage. HP is reportedly consolidating 348 different locations to a single data center in Mexico- from a business perspective, that sounds like a lot of people will be out work once the debris settles. Hopefully they've been there long enough to take advantage of their stock opciones.

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Amazon.com lets you play with Android virtual machine - try apps before you buy

Anthony Garreffa | Apps | Sun, Mar 27 2011 9:32 PM CDT

Amazon's Appstore was unveiled last week but no one seemed to notice the Test Drive feature that could now become the biggest part of the new Appstore. Test Drive allows US customers to try Android-based apps before you buy them on Amazon.com - pretty great, huh?

Amazon.com lets you play with Android virtual machine - try apps before you buy | TweakTown.com

Test Drive actually features an entire virtual Android smartphone with working mouse controls, which is quite the feat and quite the service that Amazon.com are giving their customers. Test Drive allows you to try out games, delete said game, browse photos, listen to some music or even surf the web from the virtual Android device.

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iOS 5 to come after the fall, major revamp, new iPad and cloud to be featured?

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Sun, Mar 27 2011 8:22 PM CDT

iOS 5 is starting to peer its head and take a look around at its surroundings with rumors flying around that Apple are set to unveil the new iOS version in early spring which will lead up to a summer launch alongside the next-generation iPhone.

iOS 5 to come after the fall, major revamp, new iPad and cloud to be featured? | TweakTown.com

There are a bunch of details that are being rumored, this is what has been heard so far:

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Apple's OS X Lion has reached "Golden Master" status - possible WWDC timed release?

Anthony Garreffa | Software | Sun, Mar 27 2011 8:13 PM CDT

Roughly a month ago Apple unveiled the developer preview of their upcoming OS X Lion. It appears Apple have been hard at work and have ironed out the bugs with their Mac App Store distribution.

Apple's OS X Lion has reached

Apple are reportedly getting ready to deploy an OS X Lion update to developers that they may be calling a "GM1" release. "GM" stands for "Golden Master" and is a name that gets given to software that is complete. Could Lion be nearly ready? Maybe, maybe not.

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A visual comparison between 15, 30 and 60fps - can you see the difference?

Anthony Garreffa | Internet & Websites | Sun, Mar 27 2011 12:13 AM CDT

This is something that is quite close to me, the difference between high FPS and low FPS. I'm an avid 60 fps or more fan and run a triple monitor setup comprising of Alienware AW2310, 120hz screens. It's amazing and I traded my 30" HP LP3065 for it.

A visual comparison between 15, 30 and 60fps - can you see the difference? | TweakTown.com

A visual comparison of 15/30/60fps

The above link shows the difference between a square block bouncing up and down in three FPS settings, 15fps, 30fps and 60fps. 15fps is instantly visible as jerky, 30fps is a little better but 60fps is quite fluid. What I hope is next-gen consoles feature 60fps minimum at 1920x1080 which I am personally confident is easily attainable with current hardware.

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Apple iOS 4.3.1 update is live, mostly bug fixes

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Sat, Mar 26 2011 12:07 AM CDT

Apple's iOS 4.3.1 update has gone live and is available for your iOS-based device right now. But, if you're not experiencing any of the problems listed in the bugfix changelog, it's always good to remember the age old saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

Apple iOS 4.3.1 update is live, mostly bug fixes | TweakTown.com

Jailbreakers note: Jailbreakers have not confirmed whether Apple have changed any of the underlying structure or not, what does this mean you ask? Well, a jailbreak for 4.3.1 might be much further away than a jailbreak for 4.3 - but, if you aren't jailbroken, then by all means - go forth and grab it from the most amazing program in the world, iTunes.

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AMD asks NVIDIA to prove their GeForce GTX590 is the fastest GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Fri, Mar 25 2011 11:43 PM CDT

Ah, GPU wars - don't you just love them? NVIDIA have recently released their explosive GeForce GTX 590 dual-GPU video card and stated that it was the "World's Fastest Graphics Card" yet, never proved this with an industry-standard benchmark like 3DMark 11.

AMD asks NVIDIA to prove their GeForce GTX590 is the fastest GPU | TweakTown.com

AMD have called them out on this and directly asked NVIDIA to "prove it, don't just say it". Dem be fighting words meester. Fisty Cuffs, go! AMD also listed a bunch of review sites pointing to their HD 6990 beating out the GTX 590. Salt, wound, hurt.

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