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IBM Working to Shrink ‘Watson’ Down to Smartphone Size

Posted on 30/08/2012 by Chris Hauk

IBM's Watson Computing System

It took International Business Machines researchers four years to develop “Watson”, the computer smart enough to competitively play “Jeopardy!” Now their task is trying to figure out how to shrink Watson down small enough to fit into your smartphone.


How to Enable Two-Step Verification For Your Dropbox Account

Posted on 30/08/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Cloud file storage service Dropbox has followed the lead of Google and others, and has now added the ability to use two-step verification to improve the security of your Dropbox account. Here’s how to enable it.

Review: Pocket Snapper – An Immense Photo Editing App For IOS

Posted on 30/08/2012 by John Manners

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Photo editing on iOS has come a long way since the app store started to take off, and now Kdan Mobile Software has developed a feature into Pocket Snapper that has been a long time coming; the ability to take photos from recorded video.


Another Original Apple I Up for Auction, And It’s a “Bargain”!

Posted on 29/08/2012 by Chris Hauk

View the History of Apple in Just Three Minutes

Christie’s is auctioning off another one of the 50 or so Apple 1 computers known to be still in existence. The asking price for the Woz-built computer could be considered a “bargain” compared to what previous Apple 1’s brought at auction.


Barack Obama Fields Questions on Reddit From His MacBook Pro

Posted on 29/08/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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President Obama is currently holding an “ask me anything” session on Reddit – and while Obama is known for carrying an iPad, it’s worth noting that he’s answering today’s questions from his MacBook Pro, and using a Magic Mouse!


Apple Will Trade an Apple Gift Card for Your Old iPhone 4S

Posted on 29/08/2012 by Chris Hauk

iPhone Sell

Another indication that Apple’s new iPhone is just over the next hill: Apple is offering to help you offset the cost of your next iPhone by trading your old iPhone 4S for an Apple gift card worth up to $345.


First Belgian Apple Store Already In The Works?

Posted on 29/08/2012 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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There have been many rumors surrounding a possible first Apple Store in Belgium, and this latest one might be the most definitive one of them all. According to Belgian newspaper La Libre, Apple has already started work on a store in Ghent.


GIMP Update Drops Need For X11

Posted on 29/08/2012 by Henry Taylor-Gill


The latest GIMP update (2.8.2) for Mac is pretty significant in that it no longer runs under x11. This means that it is completely standalone and that above all it will work in Mountain Lion.


HTC: ‘We Won’t Settle With Apple!’

Posted on 29/08/2012 by Chris Hauk


In spite of Apple’s significant legal victory over Samsung last week, smartphone maker HTC plans to carry on in its patent infringement battle with the Cupertino device maker.


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