31 October 2012

Google research pane for Docs adds personal content, Presentation and Drawing integration

Google research pane for Docs adds personal content, integration ...
By Mark Hearn
Unfortunately, Google Apps customers will still be limited to web-only search results, as personal content search is intended for individual accounts. However, if you're a starving student heavily embedded in Google's ecosystem, this time ...

Google Introduces New Gmail Composer
This new interface is just like a chat window, you can say 'it's just bigger and better'. Previously, when you wanted to reference something in another email message, then you had to save the current message as a Draft, and open the old email to read/watch...


Google Introduces New Emergency Resources in Response to Sandy
Google.org, the company's nonprofit arm, has published maps showing the storm's danger zones, live video and evacuation routes and shelters. It has also started a new public alert service that shows emergency alerts on cellphones, Google ...
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Apple's iPad mini: The review roundup
Washington Post
That means that the iPad mini has the basic weight and convenience of an e-reader, but with far more capabilities. Several reviewers also revisited Apple's assertion that the iPad mini's 8.75-inch display gives it 35 percent more screen than its ...

Asustek: Nexus 7 Sales Approaching 1 million a Month
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Building off the Nexus 7's promising sales, Google is expanding its efforts to combatApple's dominance of the mobile market. Google yesterday unveiled two new siblings for the Nexus 7: the Nexus 10 tablet and Nexus 4 smartphone : The 10-inch tablet is ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Why Apple (and You) Might Miss Scott Forstall
Apple has since repeatedly insisted that Google's copied iOS. “You're stealing all the value we've created,” senior VP of marketing Phil Schiller said of design copycats in the industry. Even Windows Phone's Joe Belfiore got in on the action at Monday ...

Google Adds Siri-Like Voice Search to iOS App
PC Magazine
Google this week unveiled a revamped search app for iOS that adds a Siri-like voice-recognition service. The search giant said the app update brings its "most advanced voice search" to iOS. When opening the free Google Search app on your iOS device ...

One Microsoft Way: Smart Road For Developers?
And while the One Microsoft Way isn't perfect, it is a more complete picture than what Apple andGoogle are serving up at the moment. So for now, at least, developers are listening. Maybe it's because there's enough substance behind the pitch to draw ...

Apparently France Will Tax Google €1 Billion: Not A Chance M. Hollande
An inquiry into Google's Transfer Pricing – how profits and revenues are moved across borders by the corporation – has just finished and according to Le Canard, which does not reveal the source of the figure, the French government will be be demanding ...

Apple delays iTunes 11: is it software, or music streaming services that delay ...
Computerworld (blog)
Apple [AAPL] is proud of something else this morning: making the decision not to ship iTunes 11 because it isn't ready yet -- that's another significant move in a week of significant moves: it shows the company's getting the message that those things ...

Google loses Australia 'gangland' defamation lawsuit
BBC News
A jury in Australia has found Google liable for damages after a complaint that its search results had linked a local man to gangland crime. Milorad Trkulja had alleged that the US firm's image and web results had caused harm to his reputation. The 62 ...

BBC News

Tablet Showdown: Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google
Schaeffers Research (blog)
With the recent unveiling of the iPad Mini, Kindle Paperwhite, Surface, and 10-inch Nexus tablet, there is an ongoing (and increasingly spirited) debate about what tablet/e-reader device will ultimately emerge victorious. Beyond this, though, is the ...

Microsoft's browser ballot screw-up cost Firefox 9M downloads
The settlement required Microsoft to display a screen in Windows that provided download links to other browsers, including Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome, Mozilla's Firefox and Opera Software's Opera. Safari has since been dropped from the deal, as ...

Google's most advanced voice search has arrived on iOS | Official ...
By A Googler
When you have a question, finding the answer should be effortless—wherever you are and whatever device you're using. The new Google Search app for iPhone and iPad helps you to do just that with enhanced voice search that answers any ...
Official Google Blog

Microsoft Says Windows Phone 8 Is Like Xbox: Better For Being Late ...
By Natasha Lomas
Microsoft is sounding very bullish about the Sisyphean challenge facing it in the smartphone space: to transform Windows Phone from an also-ran into a serious..

Apple Delays iTunes Refresh Until November - Peter Kafka - Media ...
By Peter Kafka
Back in September, Apple said an iTunes overhaul would be out in October. Now it's pushing that back a month. Here's spokesman Tom Neumayr's take: “The new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we wanted to take a little extra time ...
Google Crisis Map - Google.org
super storm sandy super storm sandy sandy is a major storm that is expected to bring life threatening flooding to the us mid atlantic coast and hurricane force ...

ARM Revives CISC vs. RISC War With New 64-Bit Designs
PC Magazine
Arm Big Little. Just when you thought everything in the semiconductor sector that could happen had happened, the RISC vs. CISC war is rearing its head again with the introduction of 64-bit processors from ARM. ARM, which has cleaned up in the mobile ...

Nokia: Even Better Lumia Cameras Coming, But No QWERTY
PC Magazine
It's going to be easy to tell the new Windows Phone 8 models apart, Nokia's marketing head Chris Weber told me at the Windows Phone 8 launch in San Francisco. And of course, according to him, it's going to be easy to tell that his are the best. "In the Lumia ...

Windows Phone 8: Star Features
"Are there any Windows Phone fans in the room?" asked Jon Belfiore, Microsoft's manager for the Windows Phone program, as he took to the stage at the beginning of Monday's Windows Phone 8 (WP8) launch in San Francisco. Evidently there were.

Google's Play Store Closes In On iTunes
Google's Play Store Closes In On iTunes. Google Play Store now has nearly as many apps as the Apple iPhone App Store, and new content deals give it access to more digital music and movies. By Eric Zeman · InformationWeek. October 31, 2012 09:14 AM ...

Google Nexus 4: Why No LTE?
The Nexus 4 is Google's development testbed smartphone for the next year. Android smartphones bearing the Nexus name typically offer top-of-the-line specs. The Nexus 4 is certainly an impressive device, but one of the most important specs isn't included: ...

Wii U 'deluxe' promotion aims to boost game downloads
The Wii U, due to go on sale starting November 18, will come in two bundles: a $299 basic set and a $349 deluxe set that comes with additional accessories and the Nintendo Land game disc. If you purchase the more-expensive bundle, you can use the ...

Walmart to carry Boxee TV starting tomorrow
Boxee has just won a big one. Walmart tomorrow will start carrying the Boxee TV at 3,000 locations nationwide. Bloomberg, which was first to report on the news, spoke with Boxee chief Avner Ronen, who said that the Walmart partnership could deliver "a big ...

iPad mini: reviews roundup
Lucky are those who managed to get their hands on Apple's latest new product, the iPad mini tablet, before everyone else. But is it any good? Is there a business use case? Or is it just a tablet for tots? My esteemed industry colleagues found out. "The perfect ...

Earthlink Boosts Full-Year Forecast
ABC News
Earthlink Inc.'s third-quarter profit fell sharply but the company boosted its full-year outlook as it made progress in shifting its focus toward information technology services. The company, based in Atlanta, was once known as an Internet service provider but ...

Why Consumer Reports and JD Power Are So Different
New York Times (blog)
When Consumer Reports issued its 2012 Annual Auto Reliability Survey on Monday, the big news was that Ford had slid once again in the rankings, coming to rest in 27th place out of 28 brands included in the analysis. That news also placed a focus on ...

Routines Restart, if With Less Power and Public Transit
New York Times
Still hobbled by power failures and waterlogged transit, the New York region struggled to return to the rhythms of daily life on Wednesday, while facing the reality of a prolonged and daunting period of recovery.

New York Times

Sandy shows the US is unprepared for climate disasters
Washington Post (blog)
There are two main ways to respond to climate change. First, we can try to slow the rate of global warming by curbing our greenhouse-gas emissions. But there's also “adaptation”—we can try to reshape our existing infrastructure to make ourselves more ...

Aftermarket car show is all revved up
Los Angeles Times
A Ford coupe is on display at the Specialty Equipment Market Assn. trade show in Las Vegas. The show has attracted 125,000 salespeople, car customizers and mom-and-pop auto shop owners. (Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times / October 30, 2012) ...

Los Angeles Times

Apple Falls After CEO Cook Overhauls Management Team
Apple Inc. (AAPL) declined as much as 1.3 percent in early trading after Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook embarked on a sweeping management overhaul at the world's most valuable company. Shares of Cupertino, California-based Apple fell as low as ...

Apple one step closer to launching iPhone 5 in China
Apple one step closer to launching iPhone 5 in China. Summary: Days after Apple's Q4 earnings, where Tim Cook revealed the iPhone would arrive in China by December, Chinese regulators have approved the latest Apple smartphone, pushing the ...

Sandy downed 25 percent of cell masts, says FCC
ZDNet (blog)
Sandy downed 25 percent of cell masts, says FCC. Summary: The worst storm to hit the U.S. in living memory has downed around a quarter of all cell masts across the ten states affected by Sandy, the federal regulator said on Tuesday. Zack Whittaker ...

ZDNet (blog)

Assassin's Creed 3: All DLC confirmed for Wii U
Ubisoft confirmed today that all Assassin's Creed 3 DLC will be released on Wii U. Assassins Creed 3 Screenshot The publisher plans to launch five pieces of Assassin's Creed 3 DLC. Three will form "an all-new single-player campaign" which will be made ...

'Titan' Supercomptuer Could be World's Most Powerful
Is the new supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Labs the most powerful machine on earth? It might be. But we won't know for a few more weeks. Uncloaked on Monday by Oak Ridge — a Tennessee lab run by the Department of Energy — the Titan ...


Minerals similar to Earth found on Mars
TODAY: TODAY | Aired on October 31, 2012. Minerals similar to Earth found on Mars. NASA has compiled the first-ever list of minerals found on another planet after the Curiosity rover found soil on the Red Planet similar to the volcanic sand found in Hawaii.


Motorola Maxxes Out, This Time in HD
New York Times (blog)
Motorola's flagship Droid RAZR Maxx has been updated and reissued as the Droid RAZR Maxx HD, and the company continues to aim for the iPhone's soft spots. At the top of the list is battery life. The RAZR Maxx HD claims the same 21 hours of talk time as ...

New York Times (blog)

ItsOn Snags VC Funding for a la Carte Mobile Data Service
E-Commerce Times
ItsOn Snags VC Funding for a la Carte Mobile Data Service. ItsOn Snags VC Funding for a la Carte Mobile Data Service. By Richard Adhikari E-Commerce Times 10/31/12 5:00 AM PT. Operating in stealth mode and founded by two Cisco veterans, ItsOn ...

Samsung Chromebook (XE303) Review: Testing ARM's Cortex A15
Google announced the Chrome OS project two years ago, and with it came the first Chromebook: the CR-48. The Chrome OS concept seemed revolutionary at the time. In 2010 we were well into the latest round of questioning whether today's PCs were fast ...


Enders Honored For Becoming First Female To Win In A Major Series In A ...
Tidbits. Enders Honored For Becoming First Female To Win In A Major Series In A Chevrolet. KLR Group driver Erica Enders was honored by Chevrolet during the manufacturer's Media Reception for the SEMA Show Monday night at the Venetian. Bookmark ...

Metareview: Assassin's Creed 3
The head of the Joystiq order deemed Assassin's Creed 3 a "bold, uneven, occasionally brilliant, often frustrating action game." Other orders have had their say too. The Escapist (100/100): "Assassin's Creed III lets you jump into an intriguing point in history, ...

Space shuttle Enterprise exposed, suffers damage from 'superstorm' Sandy
October 30, 2012 — Space shuttle Enterprise, NASA's original prototype orbiter, is sitting exposed and appears to have been partially damaged by Hurricane Sandy after the severe storm passed over New York City on Monday night (Oct. 29). On display on ...


Delta, United Warned by California Over Mobile Privacy
United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL), Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) and OpenTable Inc. (OPEN) are among companies in violation of a California protocol governing mobile applications for failing to conspicuously post their privacy policies, a person familiar ...

Eureka police land DUI grant
The Eureka Police Department has been awarded a $22,650 grant for its anti-DUI program. The money will go toward additional law enforcement measures to combat impaired driving, a press release said. Funding for the grant came from the California Office ...

HuffPost, Gawker and BuzzFeed Knocked Out by #Sandy Flooding
NY Convergence
Datagram, the NY ISP that hosts locally based media sites BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, Gawker and other sites, lost power during Hurricane Sandy. Located in Lower Manhattan, their basement was flooded with five feet of water as a result of the ...

Hon Hai Net Climbs on Efficiency Gains, Reversed Charged
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (2317), the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics, posted a bigger-than-expected profit as investment losses were overturned and Apple Inc. (AAPL) paid more for the iPhone's manufacture. Third-quarter net income ...

New tree-dwelling tarantulas described
SAO PAULO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Nine new species of tree-dwelling tarantulas have been identified in central and eastern Brazil, researchers say, bringing the total in the area to 16 species. Arboreal tarantulas -- known from a few tropical places in Asia, Africa, ...


Apple Music Streaming Service Could Be Here By Early 2013
Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the latest iPad / Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images. Last week, Apple announced its new iPad Mini, but the tech heavyweight is readying a service that might have a much bigger impact on music listeners. Apple is in...


Need For Speed: Most Wanted – review
The Guardian (blog)
For years, Electronic Arts' Need For Speed franchise reminded one of the musical output of Simon Cowell: utterly lacking in merit and derided by critics, yet incredibly popular as a result of assiduously inescapable marketing. Then EA purchased ...

The Guardian (blog)

Google Pulls Together Public Alerts in Wake of Hurricane Sandy
Google is making it easier for Google Search and Maps users, and for Android smartphone and tablet users, to get public safety alerts during times of emergency. Google has bundled its Public Alerts services, which provide information and warnings during ...


Moon's mysterious 'ocean of storms' explained
Fox News
The largest dark spot on the moon, known as the Ocean of Storms, may be a scar from a giant cosmic impact that created a magma sea more than a thousand miles wide and several hundred miles deep, researchers say. These findings could help explain ...

Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Gets Twin Turbos: SEMA 2012
Washington Post
The 2012 SEMA show is well underway, and among the various tuned and factory custom cars on the show floor, there are a few legitimate race cars. One of them is the straight-strip terrorizing Mustang Cobra Jet--now with twin turbos. Loading... Comments ...

'Grand Theft Auto V' coming in spring
Los Angeles Times
Gamers can finally start carjacking again. "Grand Theft Auto V" will be released in the spring of 2013, publisher Take-Two Interactive announced Tuesday. The company's Rockstar Games subsidiary confirmed earlier this year that the sequel to 2008's hit ...

King.com launches mobile game as part of strategy shift
In February 2011, King.com seemed like it had been passed up in the gaming innovation race. It had 150 casual tournament games on the web but had only just begun to release those titles on Facebook, where Zynga dominated social games. Now...

Space shuttle Endeavour exhibit officially opens to public
Los Angeles Times
The children filed into the building two by two, holding hands with their classmates so they wouldn't get lost in the crowd. Some pointed and grinned. Others stared in silence, their necks craned back as they eyed the 57-foot-tall space shuttle. "On TV it's very ...

Smartpen automatically sends your notes and audio to the cloud
With touchscreen and text-to-speech rapidly taking over where handwriting left off, pens and pencils are slowly dying off as a means to log long notes. But for now, for short meeting notes and vital messages, writing remains our go-to method. Therefore, it only...


Storm ought to give candidates, voters something to ponder
Boston Globe
“Hurricane fuel” is what Bill McKibben of 350.org calls East Coast ocean water temperatures that are now much warmer than normal. Hurricane Sandy is an object lesson for the current weeklong vigil at Government Center, which was planned before the ...

Barnes & Noble Nook HD and Nook HD+ set to ship this week
TechRadar UK
Related stories. Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets launched · First impressions: Nook HD+ 9-inch tablet · First Impressions: Nook HD 7-inch tablet. The holidays are coming early for Nook tablet fans. Barnes & Noble's newest Nook tablets will start shipping this ...

Top 5 Fake Hurricane Sandy Photos
Discovery News
1art-Sandyfake2. As Hurricane Sandy clobbered the the most populated region of the United States, many people took to social media and the Internet to receive and circulate information about what experts called a 100-year storm. As is typically the case with ...

Steve Jobs-designed yacht launched
CBS News
THE HAGUE, Netherlands The sleek, white superyacht glistens under a gray autumnal sky, a posthumous testament to the design aesthetic of Steve Jobs. Just over a year after the Apple founder died, the luxury motor yacht he commissioned and helped ...

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: A Man-on-the-Street Review
Huffington Post (blog)
I'm not an expert when it comes to technology, but I certainly know what I like and like what I know. I also believe that the power of a review for the vast majority is not based on the techie jargon, but instead on how it adapts to daily life and how easily it can ...

Animals learn to fine-tune their sniffs
Medical Xpress
Enlarge. Animals learn to fine tune their ability to smell in order to better detect predators and find food, research on rats at the University of Chicago Shows. Credit: Reprinted with permission: Leslie Kay, et al. The Journal of Neuroscience 2012. Animals use ...

Modern Warfare 4 set in stone after Price clanger
Product Reviews
It looks like the world is set for another Modern Warfare 4 game. After the mixed reaction to MW3, some gamers had wondered whether Activision may take the series in a different direction after Treyarch finishes up with Black Ops 2, but some recent ...

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