iPhone 3.0 Revealed

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iPhone 3.0 has been officially revealed to the public.  The new iPhone 3.0 operating system will include some basic (and some highly demanded) updates that will make using an iPhone easier and more immersive.  Here are a few of the changes that the new iPhone 3.0 will feature: Cut, Copy and Paste.  It's about time!  You can now cut/copy/paste between applications on...

Sneak Peak of iPhone 3.0

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This St. Paddy's day you may want to avoid swigging back those Guinesses, at least until you've gotten the scoop on iPhone 3.0. Apple will be previewing its new iPhone OS and a new version of its software development kit at a media event for reporters and bloggers at 10AM. That's next Tuesday, March 17 for all you non-drinkers. Given that Apple has made recent introductions of new Mac hardware...

Linux Turns 15

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Happy birthday, Linux kernel! The open source operating system is now 15 years old and has plenty to be proud of. From its early days as a wicked-nerdy OS, inaccessible to the layman, Linux is slowly transforming into something used by all, finding popularity in mobile phones and netbooks. Linux has even managed to incite the wrath of Microsoft, with the software giant talking of patent...

Google Voice: Free VOIP, Voicemail, Forwarding and More

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Google unveiled another killer app today in Google Voice, a VoIP suite that, like most of its other apps, costs nothing. Some might recognize the call forwarding features as the resurrection of GrandCentral, which Google purchased in July 2007 and closed to new sign-ups shortly thereafter to inegrate with Google's own systems. Google Voice adds plenty of new features. High on the list is free...

10 iPhone Apps That Could Get You Fired

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Looking for more iPhone headlines? Try out some of these headlines before diving back into the web... The economy's not so great right now, and getting a new job could be tricky — especially if you got canned for bad behavior in your last gig. So as tempting as it is to play around with that sweet iPhone you got when finances were peachy, it's probably best to put it away. But if you must,...

Two Apple Rumors: Snow Leopard and Netbook

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It's a great day for unverafiable information, with a double dose of Apple rumors. Let's start with the juicy one: Digitimes reports that Wintek, a Taiwan-based manufacturer, is working with Apple on some new products, including a touch screen "for Apple's new netbook." This product would be larger than an iPod Touch but smaller than the 13-inch MacBook, and is said to launch in the third...

Twitter Tool Hunts for Recently Dumped

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Using a bit of text filtering, the Reboundfinder searches for Twitter feeds from people who say they just broke up with their boyfriends or girlfriends. It then re-tweets the results in one easily stalkable thread. Creator Dan Zambonini isn't expecting anyone to use this for real -- he said it's merely a demonstration of how his filtering prototype "can be easily re-used for other purposes" --...

Measure How Measured Your Music Is

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It's no secret to anyone here that a lot of popular music today is a bit contrived and over-produced. And now there's an interesting way to prove it. Coder and music technology guru Paul Lemere developed a simple program that measures the tempo variations in tracks to see which drummers are using a click track for that steady, easy-to-mix tempo and which ones are just jamming. Songs that...

UK government considering switching to open source

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The UK government is apparently looking to embrace open source software in order to save costs. The new government policy would encourage the use of open source software wherever possible in order to save taxpayer money and use money it already has in the budget more efficiently. Earlier this month the Canadian government also indicated it would like to start using open source software as a...

Kindle 2 already torn apart

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Well that didn't take long. The guys over at iFixit got their hands on a Kindle 2 and have already managed to dissect the thing. One huge thing the site noticed was the device has an empty place for a SIM card, which may mean we'll see more features pop up in the international debut of the kindle 2 than we've heard about so far. Also in the teardown iFixit pointed out the Kindle 2 e-ink screen...

Firefox 3.1 Can Track Motion in Video

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[youtube W0Hl0tLs7XA 570 380] The next update to Mozilla's Firefox Web browser won't be as sensational as the previous jump to 3.0, but it will include some impressive video features, revealed over the weekend at the Southern California Linux Expo. Using worker threads in Javascript, the browser can detect the movement of individual subjects in a video. I'm not sure what can be done with this...

Faster Boots, Eucalyptus with Ubuntu Karmic Koala

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The release of Ubuntu version 9.04, codenamed Jaunty Jackelope, is just around the corner with a scheduled April release, but work is already underway for version 9.10, known as Karmic Koala. As with previous versions, the Linux-based, community-developed operating system will come in two flavors: Desktop Edition and Server Edition. The former will likely top its predecessor's targeted...

Windows 7 Retail Coming in April?

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Rumor has it that the near-final release candidate of Windows 7 is going to be ready to hit the streets by April 10th. A source from within Microsoft has indicated that the company plans on making its final release candidate launch in less than two months, meaning that we'll definitely see the street version of the program hit store shelves before the end of the year. Many people speculate...

Get a Windows 7 look while still using XP

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Can you not wait for Windows 7 to finally be available? Now you can make Windows XP look like the new operating system with just a few quick downloads. A company called Niwradsoft has created the Niwradsoft Seven Remix XP free download that will change the entire look of your OS to a more Windows 7-esque like atmosphere. The program will give you new boot screens, logon screens, screensavers,...

Casinos Watching For iPhone Card Counting App

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If the movie "21" is to be believed, counting cards in Vegas is a good way to get a beat down. In real life, it's fair to say that you'll probably get thrown out, and now regulators are keeping an eye out for an iPhone card counting app after a California Indian casino discovered it. Judging from the picture above, it seems there is more than one of these apps, because the one described has...

More Fun With iPhone Fan Concepts

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The world of dreamed-up iPhone concepts is kind of like the Nexus from Star Trek, trapping the Photoshop-savvy in a communications fantasy world where anything is possible. This one's got video conferencing, which would actually be pretty awesome. Sadly, there aren't any other wild specs to go with the concept. It's just a couple of graphics with appropriately Apple-looking ad copy. But...

Canadian government considers open-source software

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The Canadian government is looking at open source software as a way to shave off some of it’s operating costs. The government has issued a Request For Information (RFI) on open source software opportunities, and is seeking advice and feedback from the public on using those options in it’s day-to-day operations. In the RFI the government asks for “No charge licensed software” for their...

Windows 7 has... 6 SKUs

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Causing the heads to explode of anyone who was wishing for a less-confusing lineup of Windows 7 versions, Microsoft has confirmed that there will be six SKUs of its upcoming operating system. Apparently, though, the company is going to put most of its efforts (at least in marketing and retail placement) behind two SKUs: Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional. The former has all the...

Intel's Netbook OS Goes Alpha

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If you're a third-party software developer with an Intel Atom-based netbook and some time to play around, consider giving the company's Moblin operating system a whirl. The open-source based Linux OS is in alpha stage now, allowing users to check out its "Fastboot" feature, networking functions and development tools, among other things. The desktop image seen above looks fairly Windows-esque,...

Instant iPhone Photo Processing with CameraBag

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Nevercenter has a solution for those times when your iPhone/iPod Touch photography skills are lacking: Mask the picture with some neat filters to make you look like a veteran photog. Simply pull up the picture in the CameraBag App,  swipe in the desired effects and save the result. There are seven filters in all, such as "Cinema," which creates film-like widescreen stills and "Mono," which...