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Microsoft Aiming for October 2012 Release of Windows 8, Tablets and PCs on Deck — Engadget

20 Mar

Microsoft aiming for October 2012 release of Windows 8, tablets and PCs on deck — Engadget.

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We knew good and well that Microsoft was aiming for a 2012 launch of its latest and greatest operating system, and if sources reporting to Bloomberg are accurate, it looks like we’ll have a date with Mrs. October. Purportedly, work will wrap on Win8 this summer, with PCs and tablets (!) to ship in October carrying the newfangled OS. We’re told that the initial rollout will include devices running Intel and ARM processors, and not surprisingly, this positions Microsoft to make a serious play for holiday dollars. Still wondering if it’s for you? Give the Consumer Preview a run, won’tcha?

Tomahawk Combines Your Local Music with Spotify, Grooveshark, and Others to Put Virtually Any Song at Your Fingertips

22 Feb

Tomahawk Combines Your Local Music with Spotify, Grooveshark, and Others to Put Virtually Any Song at Your Fingertips.

Tomahawk Combines Your Local Music with Spotify, Grooveshark, and Others to Put Virtually Any Song at Your Fingertips

Windows/Mac/Linux: Tomahawk is a free desktop music player that combines your local library with the libraries of our favorite streaming music services, like Spotify, Grooveshark, and more, so you don’t need to open a multitude of separate players to listen to your music.

We love streaming services, but none of them have a perfect selection, and it would be nice if you could combine them all into one service. Tomahawk does this, starting off with your local library and letting you add extensions—called resolvers—to bring in libraries from services like Spotify, Grooveshark, Last.fm, Soundcloud, YouTube, Ex.fm, and even 4Shared. That way, you have the best of each library, without any of the holes. The player isn’t anything too special otherwise, but then again, neither is Spotify’s or Grooveshark’s.

You’ll need a premium account for the services like Spotify and Grooveshark, and you may need to grab the extensions from Tomahawk’s web site—some aren’t included with the program—but overall, it’s pretty simple to build up one streaming library to rule them all (now if only they had Rdio, too). Check out the video above to see it in action.

Tomahawk is a free download for all platforms.

NEW Firefox 9 Is Now Available for Download! Brings Speed Improvements and New Mac Features

20 Dec

Firefox 9 Available for Download, Brings Speed Improvements and New Mac Features.

Download Firefox 9 by clicking on your platform: WindowsMac OS X, and Linux

Windows Phone fan? HTC Titan will be the best Windows Phone and compete with the iPhone for top honors.

7 Dec

HTC Titan Review: I Want To Hate You, Giant Phone, But I Love You.

A four-point-se-ven-inch smartphone. It sounds grotesque. It sounds like a distended, bloated mess of plastic and pixels, the Tsar Bomba of the bigger-is-better smartphone era. But the HTC Titan is wonderful.

Why It Matters

Windows Phone has been an outstanding mobile OS, obscured by a glossy black parade of lame, uninspiring hardware. So. Many. Generic. Black. Rectangles. The Titan, alongside Nokia’s offerings, is perhaps the first Windows Phone handset worth running your eyes over (and over and over). People will notice your phone, and want to touch your phone, and care about your phone. You’ll care about your phone, most importantly.

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Windows Phone was born for the big screen—it looks absolutely gorgeous inside a giant frame. If you inflate Android to these measurements, it’s a cluttered mess. You’re just making room for more widgets. Ditto for iOS—all you’re adding are more rows of apps. But WP is unlike anything else—it doesn’t just expand, it luxuriates inside a big display.

It’s an inherently rectangular OS—an interface of vivid, superflat gliding tiles, not various clocks and bars and bubbles and weather balloons. It’s regimented, spartan, and visually delicious. And when you take those tiles and transpose them onto a larger surface, there’s only more to love—and this is the way it was meant to be. Windows Phone is an OS of hugeness—giant photos, grids of everyone you know, giant, fabulously legible text. All of these things look splendid on the Titan’s crisp, vivid screen. Yes! It looks crisp, even with the pixels of that Windows-mandated resolution puffed up.

So it’s really not that surprising, then: a phone based on beautiful rectangles is great when it’s an even bigger rectangle. It might look or sound unmanageable, but the Titan belies its name—it’s skinny, light, and slips easily into your back pocket or bag. Consider it a small, friendly giant.

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That screen girth doesn’t run on fairy dust—big display means big battery suckage, and the Titan can’t defeat physics here. You’ll find yourself charging the thing daily with regular use. The camera also leaves you wanting images worthy of the screen they’re on—HTC should have crammed in their mightiest camera, and the difference is a real shame. More discerning eyes might be bothered by stretching out 800×480 worth of pixels across the Titan’s display.

Should I Buy This

If you’re not afraid to have something 4.7 inches in your pants, yes. If you want the most visually pleasing birthing of the most visually pleasing smartphone UI out there, yes. If you want something more compact and battery-conscious—and that’s OK!—probably not. But the Titan is more than just a gimmick phone. Unlike its Android peers that point at their AMOLED crotches and grin, HTC’s big boy isn’t big for the sake of its size. Windows Phone sings at this size. There’s a reason supermodels are tall. [HTC]

HTC Titan

• Dimensions: 131.5 x 70.7 x 9.9mm
• Screen: 4.7-inch, 480×800
• Processor: 1.5 GHz
• Memory: 512 MB
• Camera: 8 MP still, 720p video
• Price: $200 with 2-year contract

Microsoft’s Windows Store Will Start Peddling Apps, Books and Games in February. Will Give More to Devs Too.

7 Dec

 

Microsoft’s Windows Store Will Start Peddling Apps, Books and Games in February.

Windows 8 may be the best competition Apple will see. It’s taking time, but check out this video. And see an upcoming post about the HTC Titan as a premier Windows Phone.

They’ll also give more back to the developers than the likes of Apple, taking the same 30 per cent cut up to $25,000 (£16,000) of sales, after which Microsoft will drop its cut to just 20 per cent.

Gizmodo has updated its essential iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows Phone 7 app list. These are must haves!

7 Nov

Gizmodo essential apps – Gizmodo.

First, a shout out to my friend, Kari, for finally updating her phone.

Smartphones >>> dumbphones.

So continue here to check out the apps you need for your new device!

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iPad

Android

Windows Phone 7

Teechy.com is OFFICIALLY open for business! Prices for PC/Mac Tune-Up & Optimization = $9.95. Best Buy charges $50.

6 Nov

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29 Oct

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