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LogMeIn branches out from its remote desktop roots, intros Cubby cloud sharing service

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Ready for yet another option in world of cloud storage services? LogMeIn today announced it’s ready to get in on the remote storage action with its own offering, built atop its Gravity Data Service, dubbed Cubby. Currently in beta, Cubby allots you 5GB of storage in the cloud, while allowing you to turn your Mac, PC and any folders into “virtual cubbies.” You’ll be able to sync selected data between your choice of devices and even share access (read-only if needed) to specific cubbies for collaborative efforts — and although the service is free, there’s no limit on how much data you can move between your machines. Better yet, iDevices and Androids are also supported via LogMeIn’s free Cubby apps. If you’ve been looking for another option aside from the likes of Pogoplug and Dropbox, you can request an invite to the service by hitting up the source link below. If you’d like more details in the meantime, check out the press release after the break.

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LogMeIn branches out from its remote desktop roots, intros Cubby cloud sharing service originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 12 Apr 2012 11:57:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Angry Birds, Facebook rank as App Store’s most popular apps of all time

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

After delivering over 25 billion apps from its App Store, Apple has listed the top-25 free and paid apps of all time for the iPad and iPhone. To no one’s disbelief, Angry Birds appears on all four lists, topping the iPad’s free list and iPhone’s paid list. Facebook came in as the top free iPhone app, while Apple’s Pages edged out Angry Birds for the top paid iPad app spot. Other popular apps such as Words With Friends, Fruit Ninja, Pandora, Shazam, Cut The Rope and Netflix all made top-10 appearances on Apple’s various lists as well.


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‘Select’ PS Vita apps hit the US PlayStation Store: Netflix, LiveTweet and Flickr (Update: video hands-on)

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Did you just brave the lines of a midnight launch party and snag yourself a PS Vita in the US? Good news ye early adopters, Sony’s PlayStation.Blog.US has just announced that select free apps will be available as part of today’s PlayStation Store update. Currently, you’ll find Netflix, LiveTweet and Flickr, but there’s still nary of trace of Facebook or Foursquare among the bunch (nor any official word on release dates for that matter). We gave each app a download and quick spin prior to them being officially listed without much in the way of hiccups — however, Netflix does take its sweet time to start-up. Disappointingly, Vita’s 20MB cap on 3G data is totally in effect on Netflix, as switching to our cellular connection denied us any access to the service. We’re giving the apps some extended use to bring you our initial impressions shortly, but for now, you’ll find more info at the source link below.

Update: We’ve added a brief video hands-on just past the break to let you grab a taste of each app before downloading them for yourself.

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‘Select’ PS Vita apps hit the US PlayStation Store: Netflix, LiveTweet and Flickr (Update: video hands-on) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 22 Feb 2012 01:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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21 Free Apps to Keep Your PC Healthy [PC Apps]

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Amazon launches web-based Kindle Cloud Reader

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Amazon launched its new Kindle Cloud Reader service on Wednesday that provides users with access their Kindle library using Chrome or Safari on Mac, PC, Linux and the Chromebook. Kindle Cloud Reader is also optimized for the iPad and offers a caching feature for offline reading. To get started, simply navigate to and install the small required plug-in. We gave the service a quick run this morning and were impressed by how fast it loaded our eBook library. We definitely still prefer the standalone app on the iPad, but we’re sure Amazon created this option as a loophole to get around Apple’s iTunes App Store rules. Don’t use Safari or Chrome? Amazon still has you covered with its Kindle for PC client. Read on for the full press release.

Introducing Kindle Cloud Reader

Read over 950,000 Kindle books in your web browser – no download or installation required

Based on HTML5, Kindle Cloud Reader optimizes for the platform you’re using and automatically stores your latest book locally for offline reading

Instant Books – no waiting for a download, start reading the book immediately, offline or online

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN) – For over two years, Amazon has been offering a wide selection of free Kindle reading apps that enable customers to “Buy Once, Read Everywhere.” Customers can already read Kindle books on the largest number of the most popular devices and platforms, including Kindles, iPads, iPhones, iPod touches, PCs, Macs, Android phones and tablets, and BlackBerrys. Today, announced Kindle Cloud Reader, its latest Kindle reading application that leverages HTML5 and enables customers to read Kindle books instantly using only their web browser – online or offline – with no downloading or installation required. As with all Kindle apps, Kindle Cloud Reader automatically synchronizes your Kindle library, as well as your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights for all of your Kindle books, no matter how you choose to read them. Kindle Cloud Reader with its integrated touch optimized Kindle Store is available starting today for Safari on iPad, Safari on desktop and Chrome at

“We are excited to take this leap forward in our ‘Buy Once, Read Everywhere’ mission and help customers access their library instantly from anywhere”

“We are excited to take this leap forward in our ‘Buy Once, Read Everywhere’ mission and help customers access their library instantly from anywhere,” said Dorothy Nicholls, Director, Amazon Kindle. “We have written the application from the ground up in HTML5, so that customers can also access their content offline directly from their browser. The flexibility of HTML5 allows us to build one application that automatically adapts to the platform you’re using – from Chrome to iOS. To make it easy and seamless to discover new books, we’ve added an integrated, touch optimized store directly into Cloud Reader, allowing customers one click access to a vast selection of books.”

Features of Kindle Cloud Reader include:

  • An immersive view of your entire Kindle library, with instant access to all of your books
  • Start reading over 950,000 Kindle books instantly within your browser
  • An embedded Kindle Store optimized for your web browser makes it seamless to discover new books and start reading them instantly
  • New Kindle Store for iPad is built from the ground up for iPad’s touch interface
  • Your current book is automatically made available for offline use, and you can choose to save a book for reading offline at any time
  • Receive automatic software updates without the need to download new software
  • Select any book to start reading, customize the page layout to your desired font size, text color, background color, and more
  • View all of the notes, highlights, and bookmarks that you’ve made on other Kindle apps or on Kindle
  • Sync your last page read across your Kindle and free Kindle apps so you can always pick up where you left off

Kindle Cloud Reader is available for Safari on iPad, Safari on desktop and Chrome starting today. Kindle Cloud Reader on the iPad is optimized for the size and unique touch interface of iPad. Without even leaving the app, customers can start shopping in the Kindle Store and will find a unique and immersive shopping experience built specifically for iPad’s Safari browser.

Kindle Cloud Reader will be available on additional web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, the BlackBerry PlayBook browser, and other mobile browsers, in the coming months. customers can start reading their Kindle books immediately using Kindle Cloud Reader at

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OfficeMax to sell Amazon Kindle beginning August 7th

Friday, August 5th, 2011

OfficeMax announced on Thursday that it will stock Amazon’s popular Kindle eReader in its nationwide stores beginning on August 7th. The company mentions 3G in its press release so we assume it will only carry the 3G/Wi-Fi version of the eReader and not the ad-supported “Kindle with Special Offers” model. The Kindle provides access to more than 950,000 books and offers a 6-inch E Ink display. OfficeMax did not specify the device’s price, but Amazon currently sells its 3G/Wi-Fi model for $189. Read on for the full press release.

OfficeMax Introduces Bestselling Kindle to Expanding Line of Tech Products

Amazon’s innovative wireless reading device now at OfficeMax stores nationwide

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) a leader in office supplies, technology and services, today announced that Amazon’s bestselling wireless reading device is now available at OfficeMax stores nationwide starting Sunday, August 7.

“OfficeMax is thrilled to be working with Amazon to offer Kindle and its related accessories to our customers,” said Ryan Vero, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for OfficeMax. “Kindle is a highly innovative and versatile wireless reader that brings our customers new ways to access and enjoy books and news.”

Kindle is Amazon’s popular reading device that wirelessly downloads books, magazines, newspapers, blogs, and personal documents to a crisp, high resolution electronic paper display that looks and reads like real paper.  Kindle fits comfortably in one hand for hours, has an e-ink display that is easy to read even in bright daylight, up to two months of battery life, and global 3G wireless with no monthly fees or annual contracts.  All Kindle Books are “Buy Once, Read Everywhere” — customers can read Kindle books on their Kindles and free Kindle reading apps for Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, Mac, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and HP TouchPad. With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books and magazines purchased from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in customers’ Kindle libraries on Amazon, where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime. These features, paired with the massive selection of over 950,000 books available in the Kindle Store, have made Kindle the bestselling product in the history of and the bestselling e-reader in the world. OfficeMax will also sell popular Kindle accessories.

“We’re excited that customers will now have yet another way to discover and purchase Kindle,” said Mike McKenna, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “OfficeMax will be offering its customers a great experience with Kindle—the ability to think of a book and be reading it in less than 60 seconds, read on a screen that is easy on the eyes even in bright sunlight, and carry thousands of books with them wherever they go in just 8.5 ounces.”

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Well, That Was Fast: iOS 4.3.3 Jailbroken [Jailbreak]

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

It’s not even been a full day since iOS 4.3.3 dropped, and the javelin of jailbreak has been hurled through its chest, leaving a gaping, dripping cavity of free apps and whatnot. Thanks, Redsn0w! [Redsn0w via RedmondPie] More »

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Aussies Sweating Down Under Can Avoid Skin Cancer With This Free iPhone App [IPhone Apps]

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Switched On: Sony’s forward Dash

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.

In its introductory press release, here’s what Sony has to say about the Dash, a “personal Internet viewer” that it announced at CES: “Featuring a vivid 7-inch color touch screen… Dash utilizes an existing home wireless connection to continuously deliver Internet content to its viewers.” And according to its site, here’s what that Dash has to say about itself: “I use over 1,500 free apps and your Wi-Fi connection to deliver the information and entertainment you crave… right to your bedroom, kitchen or office.” But Dash also has something to say about Sony, and for the most part, it’s an encouraging message.

Dash was one of the more distinct category-blurring products to emerge from Las Vegas in January. Its hardware is a hybrid between an alarm clock and digital picture frame and its content is a content mashup between Chumby widgets and Sony’s Bravia Internet Video Link offering. Dash was introduced just a few months after HP introduced its DreamScreen, another product that provides “glanceable” information from the cloud.

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Creative rolls out X-Fi 2 SDK, developers now free to craft games and apps

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

We’re going way out on a limb here and guessing that Creative’s X-Fi 2 doesn’t exactly have an insane amount of the PMP market share, but for those obsessed with its boyish good looks and world-beating user interface, we’ve got some thrilling news to share. The company has just made public its ADK (Application Development Kit), a Lua-based system where devs are able to “code their own interesting applications and customize the ZEN X-Fi 2.” You’re also able to “create and debug games and applications right from one’s Windows PC,” so any Mac loyalists in the house will have to fire up Boot Camp (or similar) in order to dive in. Hit the source to get your download on, and be sure to drop us a line when your riveting new title is ready for public consumption.

[Thanks, Gavin]

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MiKandi: The World’s First Porn App Store for Android [Android Apps]

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

The only reason VHS won over Betamax was because of porn. And HD DVD very nearly eclipsed Blu-ray (sorry to bring up bad memories) due to Sony’s reluctance to allow adult entertainment publishers onto its format. Now, Android’s 16,000 apps haven’t scared Apple yet, but an alternative app store that’s sprung up could see Apple’s prudishness be its downfall.

MiKandi is a white label app store for free and paid-for apps, allowing developers to upload more content around their filthy apps—including YouTube tutorials if you’re so inclined. Asking developers “Maybe you’re feeling like your innovative juices are being squeezed by not having the screenshots or video you need to properly showcase and sell your product?” they promise not to restrict any app unless it’s illegal, further widening the cavity between Apple and Android. [MiKandi via PocketGamer]

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