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November 14, 2013

Digg refreshes iOS app to serve up popular Internet videos

The update sees the free app move to version 5.3 and introduces Digg Video, which pulls in videos based on how much interaction they are getting on Digg, Facebook and Twitter.

In addition, Digg promises that the app offers faster scrolling and says that there are fewer crashes.

As before, users are able to read the latest news articles, find and follow online publishers, writers and bloggers and save  articles to Digg, Instapaper, Pocket and Readability. Alternatively, readers can share these out via Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS.

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October 22, 2013

Microsoft says some – but not all – Windows 8 apps will run on Xbox One

Rumors began to fly on Monday after Engadget spotted a claim on Dell’s website that Windows 8 users would be able to sync their apps across to the Xbox One, which launches next month.

 “With all your favorite Windows 8 apps able to be run on and synced to your Xbox One, now your phone, desktop, tablet and TV can all give you a unified web and entertainment experience,” reads the page, which has still not been updated.

Microsoft responded to the speculation by telling AllThingsD that this is not the case. “The suggestion that all Windows 8 apps run on Xbox One is not accurate,” the company said in an email.

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October 16, 2013

Malwarebytes brings security software to Android smartphones & tablets

The app is free to download from Google Play and protects Android devices from threats including phishing emails, malicious applications and Trojan malware.

The app comes equipped with an anti-virus scanner as well as a host of other security features, including an application manager and a privacy manager which enables users to see which apps violate their privacy.

As a further bonus, the Malwarebytes application immediately scans files for malware and spyware when users open their email.

Malwarebytes is more commonly associated with Windows but its arrival on Android is good news, especially for a platform riddled with security concerns. A report in August [...]

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October 15, 2013

3 key advantages banks gain in using tablets to serve customers

Offering a collaborative, electronic process can meet your customer’s expectations and evoke a sense of loyalty. This can translate into greater customer retention and wallet share. You may even satisfy a broader customer demographics.

Whether a customer is opening a new account, applying for a credit card or making an account change, tablets offer an interactive way for customers and representatives to complete a transaction.

Information can be reviewed electronically and on-screen selections made; Identification documents can be photographed and embedded in the PDF; Forms can be securely e-signed with a stylus or fingertip; Finally, the completed and [...]

 
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October 7, 2013

Drawbridge ad-tracking tech sees what you like across devices

The data Drawbridge collects is anonymized so marketers don't have any personally indentifiable information on you such as your email or name.

The idea is that, for example, if you search for a new printer on your desktop you might start seeing ads for printers as you surf the web on your smartphone or tablet.

Drawtly, has created a cross-device ad tracking technology, which it says lets marketers target individuals even as they jump from the device to device.

In other words, Drawbridge tracks your online activity across devices to better determine who you are and what you like to do. If you search for “chefs knives” on your desktop, Drawbridge [...]

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September 27, 2013

Gartner says it’s time for IT to give up on BlackBerry

"Gartner recommends that our [BlackBerry enterprise] clients take no more than six months to consider and implement alternatives to BlackBerry," said Gartner analyst Bill Menezes in an email interview with Computerworld on Friday. "We're emphasizing that all clients should immediately ensure they have backup mobile data management plans and are at least testing alternative devices to BlackBerry."

The news comes after BlackBerry announced on Monday that it  plans to sell the company to Fairfax Financial Holdings of Toronto for $4.7 billion. Last week BlackBerry announced it planned to lay off 4,500 of its 12,500 workers and focus more strictly on [...]

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September 26, 2013

Adobe involved with Ginger – a new iPad app aiming to improve tablet presentations

There are precious few details available on Ginger at the minute, although developers behind the firm have spelled out the basics with a new website and marketing video.  The latter gives the impression of a usable and slick application, perhaps similar to 9Slides or Haiku Deck.

"A great story, well told, can change the world, but showing a great story is hard. You have to be a writer, an artist, an animator, and you have to have a lot of time," says the video narrator. “Meet Ginger, make an impact in minutes, and share your story."

Adobe’s role in the project as it stands is something of a mystery, although those signing up for [...]

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September 13, 2013

Intel wants touch screens across all Windows 8 ultrabooks

Though ultrabooks are still a minor share of total Windows PC sales, there has been a jump in growth of touch laptops, according to Stephen Baker, VP of industry analysis at the NPD Group.

"Touch has been doing much better in August than in any other month," Baker told CNet via email.

For August, touch had about a 30% share of all Windows 8 notebooks at retail, he said. That's a significant uptick from the first three months of the year when touch-enabled laptops were only about 10% of Windows 8 notebooks at retail, according to NPD.

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September 12, 2013

StoryDesk delivers rejigged presentation app for iPad

The New York-based firm updated its iPad app to version 3.0 today and says that the new version has been “rebuilt from the ground up” to make it easier for users to create, edit and distribute interactive presentations from their iPad.

There’s a plethora of neat features with the app, with users able to add photos, text and videos simply by tapping and holding the screen, and content managers able to upload content and even set access permission through the CloudManager content management system.

Furthermore, the upgrade to version 3.0 sees the introduction of iPad sharing (which enables you to share presentations via email — providing the other [...]

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September 5, 2013

Google spiffs up Drive for iOS with new layout, improved list view of files

The new of Drive for iPhone and iPad sports the card-style design and also adds several smaller upgrades that make using the service on mobile a bit easier.

If you have a lot of files in your Drive account, you’ll appreciate that the list view now groups files a bit more intuitively and doesn’t just mix them all together. Also new is the ability to get links for any Drive file you want to share over email or in a text message (or store in a note).

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