Piracy. Counterfeit and leaked copies of Windows. On the internet. It’s a soup of all the wrong things in the code of an honest geek, but for the sake of a glimpse of Windows 8, many have looked past that and gone ahead to download it. It does not present all the features that may or may not be implemented into the final release of Windows 8, but it’s still Windows 8. I do not promote or perform acts of piracy, but to each his own.
It’s a classic word processing feature that we all know of: pagination. That is to show what seems to be a visual representation of an actual page, therefore keeping your work more orderly. Second is native printing, which is exclusive to Google Chrome users (only for now, says Luiz Pereira, Software Engineer at Google) and allows the user to print what exactly appears on the screen and web browser, without exporting and converting to a PDF, then printing later on. More great improvements = a smarter web app.
Via: Google Docs Blog
Yawn. Today is Tuesday, so I guess hackers wanted to spice things up at Adobe again, this time with a new security exploit for the latest version of Flash Player 10.2 on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The exploit would allow the attacker to insert malicious code into the user’s system and in some cases, completely take control of the system.
The easiest way to avoid the gaping security hole is to know how not to get infected: It is typically delivered as a Flash file embedded in a Microsoft Word document attached to an email. Adobe is currently working on the issue, but no date for the patch has been mentioned.
I’m really liking what Eye-Fi, makers of SD cards that wirelessly sync the content taken with said cards to your PC or Mac, are doing here. In their latest super SD card which will retail for $80 (8GB of storage) later this week, Eye-Fi Mobile X2 will allow users with an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone to wirelessly sync photos from your DSLR or P&S (or Micro Four Thirds) camera to your gadget, using a free app that would be downloaded to the device via the App Store or Android Market. So think of it like this: shoot a photo and have it sent to your iPhone or iPad, so that it can be uploaded to the cloud or up to 45 social networking sites. Sweet.
Via: Eye-Fi Mobile X2
It’s about time. The Flip was an ideal video camera for both professional journalism and the average consumer, but then came the high-powered smartphone, complete with video shooting at 720p HD (and now some at 1080p HD). The leader of this march was the iPhone 4 and a handful of great Android phones, and guess what? Rather than Cisco killing the Flip, it’s the smartphones that killed the Flip: there was no reason to buy a separate gadget anymore. And because of this causality, 550 Cisco employees are out of their jobs (the sad part), but so it goes.
The press release explaining all is after the break.
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The new flagship phone of HTC is here: the Sensation 4G. A 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor (in dual-core setup), Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the new Sense UI (completely new), 4.3-inch Super LCD display with 960 x 540 resolution, 8-megapixel camera with auto-focus and 1080p HD video capture, forward-facing camera for video chat, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and an 8GB microSD card, all the while measuring 11.54mm in thinness. Included in the newest version of HTC Sense is the active lock screen, which allows the users to launch his/her favorite apps without unlocking the handset, and HTC Watch for streaming movies instantly. Since this is a “4G” device with use of HSPA+, T-Mobile will be carrying the HTC Sensation 4G “this summer”.
Press release after the — cut.
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This isn’t major news, but perhaps it’s a case of “more than meets the eye”. Twitter Trends, which allows you to see current trends in cities, countries, or specific areas has been expanded with 70 more locations, bringing the whole tally to more than 100. In order to change the local Trends that you see, just go to the Twitter website and look for Trends > the sidebar > click “change> and then you’re done. Via: Twitter Blog
This is — nuts? For a $25 discount, you will soon be able to purchase a Kindle 3 (WiFi-only version) with ads served by Visa, Olay and Buick, among others coming in the future. When the the e-reader is idle, a screensaver from one of the companies aforementioned would appear, or an advertisement bar at the bottom of the homescreen (no ads while reading, however). According to Amazon’s own Kindle director, Jay Marine, seems to think that “customers are going to love it.” Oh, really?
First of all, let’s hope this is not a trend. Secondly, only $25? $114 is still a lot to be asking for ads. So technically, you’d be paying for ads. Weird, eh? It releases May 3rd; pre-orders begin today.
Intel is ready for a new chip war, this time in the tablet space, going up against well-placed competitors like Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, Samsung, Nvidia and AMD. To kick things off, the Z670 Atom Oaktrail processor is clocked at 1.5GHz, supports 1080p video with aid of Intel’s GMA 600 integrated graphics, low power consumption while allowing for thinner bodies and lighter designs. Best of all, Intel mentions that over the course of 2011, 35 new tablets from Fujitsu, Lenovo, Razer (!) and Viliv will debut. Sounds good.
Press release after the jump.
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