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About 155 articles found for 14 December 2012:

 

ASTRO File Manager Updated with Bug Fixes for Android 2.3, 4.0

The update tries to repair some of the issues brought by previous versions
by Cosmin Vasile, December 15th, 2012
 

Enjoy the Beauty of Sports Illustrated on Windows 8

The official Sports Illustrated app lands on the new Microsoft platform
by Bogdan Popa, December 15th, 2012
 

Download Dropbox 2.0 iOS – An Elegant Update to an Even More Elegant Service

Fresh user interface with subtle gradients, less text, and more photo-centric services
by Filip Truta, December 15th, 2012
Star Citizen Can Compete with AAA Titles, Benefits from Crytek Expertise

Star Citizen Can Compete with AAA Titles, Benefits from Crytek Expertise

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 15th, 2012
The new space sim will have investor and crowd based funding
 

Windows 8’s Picture Password Is Totally Hackable

Microsoft’s new Picture Password feature could be hacked by almost anyone
by Bogdan Popa, December 15th, 2012
89 Countries Signed the ITU’s Controversial Treaty, 55 Didn't

89 Countries Signed the ITU’s Controversial Treaty, 55 Didn't

by Lucian Parfeni, December 15th, 2012
Even those who signed will have to ratify the changes
 

Total War: Rome II Has Carthage as Second Faction

Gamers will see the benefits of democracy and mercenaries
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 15th, 2012
 

Forza Horizon Rally Expansion Gets New Trailer

Check out the new cars, stages, and new content from the add-on
by Andrei Dobra, December 15th, 2012
 

Enlightenment E17 Beta LUCKY RUBBER DUCKY Officially Released

This Beta version of the desktop environment brings quite a few changes
by Silviu Stahie, December 15th, 2012
 

Nokia Lumia 620 Up for Pre-Order in the UK for £175/€215/$280

The Windows Phone handset is expected to hit shelves in late January
by Cosmin Vasile, December 15th, 2012
Google Maps iPhone App May Violate European Privacy Laws

Google Maps iPhone App May Violate European Privacy Laws

by Lucian Parfeni, December 15th, 2012
The app collects location data by default, users have to opt out
 

Samsung Galaxy Camera Arrives at Verizon

Running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, priced at $549.99 (€417)
by Ionut Arghire, December 15th, 2012
Justin Bieber in Talks to Get His Own ABC Sitcom

Justin Bieber in Talks to Get His Own ABC Sitcom

by Elena Gorgan, December 15th, 2012
Star and manager Scooter Braun want to see his story on TV
 

“Snowfall” Trailer: Where James Bond Meets Christmas

Mock trailer replaces James Bond with a very naughty Santa Claus
by Elena Gorgan, December 15th, 2012
 

Tablets Sold for Under $150 Only Need Cheaper Components

7-inch slates may become cheaper than even Amazon’s Kindle Fire series
by Sebastian Pop, December 15th, 2012
Hawken Aims for Large Audience, Despite Impressive Graphics

Hawken Aims for Large Audience, Despite Impressive Graphics

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 15th, 2012
The game is currently in open beta stage, feedback is encouraged
 

Indiana Jones Mystery Package Sent to the University of Chicago

In it lies Abner Ravenwood’s diary, a character featured in Raiders of the Lost Ark
by Raluca Anghel, December 15th, 2012
 

Low-Cost Braven Bluetooth Speakers Released

The company actually launched just one speaker in several colors
by Sebastian Pop, December 15th, 2012
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.70 Beta Released

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.70 Beta Released

by Ionut Ilascu, December 15th, 2012
New features available, improved heuristics for detecting new and unknown threats
 

Microsoft: Windows 8 Is Not Our Response to the iPad

Newly-instated chief puts forth some strong arguments, building a good case for Microsoft
by Filip Truta, December 15th, 2012
 

Wireless Cloud Routers Launched by D-Link

The company also releases a SharePoint Mobile Companion
by Sebastian Pop, December 15th, 2012
Facebook for Windows Phone 8 Gets Updated

Facebook for Windows Phone 8 Gets Updated

by Ionut Arghire, December 15th, 2012
The new application flavor brings various performance enhancements
 

Despair as the Mayan Apocalypse Nears – Top 3 Failed Apocalypse Predictions

With just over 200 failed Apocalypse predictions in history, this one must be accurate
by Laura Sinpetru, December 15th, 2012
 

Viral of the Day: Jay-Z’s Sister Trolls News Reporter

Woman becomes viral star after news blooper is posted online
by Elena Gorgan, December 15th, 2012
 

Same Gender Army Wife Banned from Spouses Club in Fort Bragg

The club changed their regulation after she applied, citing she has no military spouse ID
by Raluca Anghel, December 15th, 2012
 

Jenni Rivera’s Family Disgusted by Leak of Death Scene Footage

Footage from the crash site emerges online, was probably leaked by Mexican cops
by Elena Gorgan, December 15th, 2012
Feral Launches Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition for Mac

Feral Launches Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition for Mac

by Filip Truta, December 15th, 2012
Contains all DLC, including Harley Quinn’s Revenge and the new map packs
 

Suricata 1.4 Released with Major Improvements

The latest version of Suricata can be downloaded from Softpedia
by Silviu Stahie, December 15th, 2012
 

Sony Xperia E Coming to the UK in February 2013

The smartphone is upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly platform
by Cosmin Vasile, December 15th, 2012
Google Sync, Calendar Features and Punchd Are All Being Discontinued

Google Sync, Calendar Features and Punchd Are All Being Discontinued

by Lucian Parfeni, December 15th, 2012
Google is killing off even more features and services
 

Intruder Arrested at Taylor Swift’s Nashville Home

Man is cuffed after trespassing, says he wanted to be with Taylor on her birthday
by Elena Gorgan, December 15th, 2012
 

As the Mayan Apocalypse Nears, China, Russia and America Go Crazy

The Chinese buy candles, the Russians stock up on kerosene, and Americans build shelters
by Raluca Anghel, December 15th, 2012
 

VLC 2.0.5 Available for Download

Stability fixes available, a handful of crash bugs removed
by Ionut Ilascu, December 15th, 2012
Secure Distro Qubes 2 Beta 1 Is Available for Testing, Download Now

Secure Distro Qubes 2 Beta 1 Is Available for Testing, Download Now

by Silviu Stahie, December 15th, 2012
The developers have managed to squeeze in quite a few new features
 

Golden Corral Restaurant Closes Following 167 Reported Cases of Food Poisoning

This budget buffet and steak house voluntarily agreed to no longer serve customers
by Laura Sinpetru, December 15th, 2012
 

Facebook Blunder: Media Posts the Picture of the Wrong Adam Lanza

An innocent man has his photo shared 14,000 times on Facebook, is getting hate mail
by Raluca Anghel, December 15th, 2012
 

Ainol NOVO9 FireWire 9.7-Inch Tablet Supports 4K

The display may not support UHD resolution, but the GPU does
by Sebastian Pop, December 15th, 2012
Univention Corporate Server 3.1 Released Free for Personal Use

Univention Corporate Server 3.1 Released Free for Personal Use

by Silviu Stahie, December 15th, 2012
The distribution includes Samba 4, Zarafa, and Open-Xchange
 

Apple Explains Why China Didn’t Queue Up for the iPhone 5 Launch

Cupertino is preventing riots and scalping with new rules set in place for the country
by Filip Truta, December 15th, 2012
 

iPhone 5 Now Just $129 / €98 at Walmart, iPad 3 Also Cheap

American retailer Walmart offers killer deals on Apple products
by Filip Truta, December 15th, 2012
 

WhatsApp Messenger 2.8.10.0 Arrives on Windows Phone 8

Only a minor update, with no visible changes reported
by Ionut Arghire, December 15th, 2012
Working for Samsung Can Cause Cancer, Employee Death Proves

Working for Samsung Can Cause Cancer, Employee Death Proves

by Sebastian Pop, December 15th, 2012
Long-term scrutiny seems to have made no difference in the end
 

It Takes Up to Two Weeks to Get Used to Windows 8 – Microsoft

The new Windows boss says that adapting to Windows 8 is just a matter of time
by Bogdan Popa, December 15th, 2012
 

Amanda Bynes Reaches Settlement in Both Hit and Run Cases

Star reaches “civil agreement,” all charges are dropped
by Elena Gorgan, December 15th, 2012
 

Connecticut School Shooting Blamed Wrongly on Mass Effect

People assaulted the Mass Effect Facebook page after it was linked to the Newtown crime
by Andrei Dobra, December 15th, 2012
 

Doctors Pluck Feather from Baby’s Neck, No One Knows How It Got There

7-month-old baby puzzles doctors in Kansas after feather comes out of her neck
by Elena Gorgan, December 15th, 2012
Rage: The Scorchers DLC Confirmed, Out on December 18

Rage: The Scorchers DLC Confirmed, Out on December 18

by Andrei Dobra, December 15th, 2012
New areas, missions, and the possibility of playing after the game’s ending are included
 

3 New Petitions Ask for Gun Control After Elementary School Shooting

New tragedy re-ignites the debate on the need to have stricter gun control
by Elena Gorgan, December 15th, 2012
 

ZombiU Review (Wii U)

Is the zombie shooter capable of showing off the Wii U's power?
by Andrei Dobra, December 15th, 2012
Minecraft for Xbox 360 Festive Skin Pack Gets First Screenshots

Minecraft for Xbox 360 Festive Skin Pack Gets First Screenshots

by Andrei Dobra, December 15th, 2012
Santa and a lot of other things are coming to Minecraft
 

Connecticut Gunman Identified: 20-Year-Old Adam Lanza, Dead

24-year-old brother of the suspect is now being questioned by the police
by Elena Gorgan, December 15th, 2012
 

Vodafone Brings Opera Mini to Mobile Phone Users in Ghana

A co-branded flavor of the browser is being offered to users
by Ionut Arghire, December 15th, 2012
How to Secure Your Facebook with Two-Step Authentication – Guide

How to Secure Your Facebook with Two-Step Authentication Guide

by Lucian Parfeni, December 15th, 2012
Learn how to use the code generator in the mobile app to stay safe
 

ZTE Nubia Z5 New Leak: The Packaging

The smartphone is expected to arrive just before Christmas
by Cosmin Vasile, December 15th, 2012
 

Draw Something for Lumia Phones Gets Updated

The new flavor might include fixes for previously discovered bugs
by Ionut Arghire, December 14th, 2012
Platinum Games Wants Revengeance to Exceed Metal Gear Fan Expectations

Platinum Games Wants Revengeance to Exceed Metal Gear Fan Expectations

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 14th, 2012
The character of Raiden has never been popular with the player base
 

BlackBerry 10’s Keyboard Explained on Video

It will make typing on a touchscreen display smoother than before
by Ionut Arghire, December 14th, 2012
2013 May Be the Year Voyager 1 Becomes the First Interstellar Spacecraft

2013 May Be the Year Voyager 1 Becomes the First Interstellar Spacecraft

by Lucian Parfeni, December 14th, 2012
The craft is very close to leaving the Solar System
 

Indianapolis Buys 500 EVs, Plug-in Hybrids

The vehicles will be used by the city's non-police fleet, Mayor Greg Ballard explains
by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
EndWeekGame: December 14

EndWeekGame: December 14

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 14th, 2012
Playing Far Cry 3, Civilization IV, Borderlands 2 and Mass Effect 3
 

E-Readers Lose Their Momentum like a Wheezing Balloon

Tablets are to blame, again, like they seem to be the cause of so many other things
by Sebastian Pop, December 14th, 2012
 

Almost 4 in 10 Americans Think Doomsday Is Upon Us

36% of Americans link extreme weather manifestations to the end of times, poll says
by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
 

Picture of the Day: Shower Cap Looks like a Jellyfish

These are aquatic “life forms” of the future, photographer Kim Preston argues
by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
Samsung Stresses on Galaxy S III’s Sharing Features in New Christmas Ad

Samsung Stresses on Galaxy S III’s Sharing Features in New Christmas Ad

by Ionut Arghire, December 14th, 2012
Users can easily share files between Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II
 

Spotlight: Researchers Use Lightning to Recycle Concrete Debris

Lightning can successfully be used to break down concrete, make it reusable
by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
 

Children's Christmas Books Now Linked to Deforestations in Indonesia

Laboratory tests show that several HarperCollins books contain traces of rainforest fiber
by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
Most Organizations Find Threat Intelligence Reports Highly Useful, Study Finds

Most Organizations Find Threat Intelligence Reports Highly Useful, Study Finds

by Eduard Kovacs, December 14th, 2012
83% use them to shape their security strategies
 

Nokia’s Asha 205 Device Brings Facebook to People in Africa

It offers a simple, fast and easy way of connecting to the social network
by Ionut Arghire, December 14th, 2012
 

Viral of the Day: Mistletoe Kissing Prank

3 BYU students spread the Christmas joy, kiss strangers under the mistletoe
by Elena Gorgan, December 14th, 2012
New Dead Space 3 Video Compares Single-Player and Cooperative Playthroughs

New Dead Space 3 Video Compares Single-Player and Cooperative Playthroughs

by Andrei Dobra, December 14th, 2012
See how the story changes when you play Dead Space 3 with a friend
 

Microsoft in Talks with Dixons over Surface RT Retail Expansion

The Redmond-based technology company wants more stores to sell its tablet
by Bogdan Popa, December 14th, 2012
 

HTC Windows Phone 8S Sold Out at Virgin Mobile Canada

It took the carrier only one week to deplete its HTC 8S stock
by Cosmin Vasile, December 14th, 2012
 

Stray Dog and Orphaned Deer Are Best Friends

Their friendship is cut short when the pooch is sent to an animal shelter
by Laura Sinpetru, December 14th, 2012
 

Updated Windows 8 Weather App Available for Download

Microsoft has recently released an update for its built-in Windows 8 weather app
by Bogdan Popa, December 14th, 2012
US Cellular GALAXY S II Tastes Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

US Cellular GALAXY S II Tastes Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

by Cosmin Vasile, December 14th, 2012
The update is only available via Samsung Simple Upgrade Tool app
 

Watch the LHC/CERN Zombie Mobie - the Higgs Gone Wild

The movie shot by students at CERN is now available online
by Lucian Parfeni, December 14th, 2012
HTC One SV Spotted at FCC, Possibly Coming to North America

HTC One SV Spotted at FCC, Possibly Coming to North America

by Cosmin Vasile, December 14th, 2012
The Android smartphone has just been released in the UK
 

GOTY 2012 Best Concept: FTL

A space sim that mixes rogue elements, role playing and real time battles
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 14th, 2012
 

Microsoft: 200 Million SkyDrive Users and Counting

The company will shut down Live Mesh and move all users to SkyDrive
by Bogdan Popa, December 14th, 2012
 

Turbocharge the Mac's Finder

A plug-in that enhances the Finder with tabs, cut/paste, dual pane, and more
by Octav Fedor, December 14th, 2012
 

phpMyAdmin 3.5.5 RC1 Is Available for Testing

This latest release of phpMyAdmin only brings some minor fixes and updates
by Silviu Stahie, December 14th, 2012
Grandma Is Postcard Maxine's Look-Alike – Photo

Grandma Is Postcard Maxine's Look-Alike

by Raluca Anghel, December 14th, 2012
The twin poses for the camera, in clothing reminiscent of the Maxine character
 

Add a Free Launch Button to Windows 8

StartMenu8 can boot to the desktop and disable hot corners
by Ionut Ilascu, December 14th, 2012
 

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Overtakes PlayStation 3 in Lifetime Sales

The PlayStation Vita is well behind, with a total of just 1 million
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 14th, 2012
 

Interest in Microsoft’s Surface RT Dropped After Launch – Study

A new study shows that Apple’s iPad remains the top choice for tablet seekers
by Bogdan Popa, December 14th, 2012
Acer V360 Spotted with Jelly Bean and 4.5-Inch Display

Acer V360 Spotted with Jelly Bean and 4.5-Inch Display

by Cosmin Vasile, December 14th, 2012
This is Acer’s first smartphone powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
 

Download the Best Apps of 2012 – Mac App Store

Apple lists the best Mac titles of the year by Best, Runners-Up, Apps, and Games
by Filip Truta, December 14th, 2012
 

Script of the Day: jOrgChart

Create diagrams, flow charts and organization graphs with jQuery
by Catalin Cimpanu, December 14th, 2012
 

Waking Mars for Linux Review

A game that explains the sensitive nature of an alien ecosystem
by Silviu Stahie, December 14th, 2012