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About 136 articles found for 18 January 2013:

 

How Steve Jobs Closed Deals

Ex Color staffer shares an interesting story about Apple’s acquisition of the company
by Filip Truta, January 19th, 2013
Sprint Launching an HTC Windows Phone Device Soon

Sprint Launching an HTC Windows Phone Device Soon

by Cosmin Vasile, January 19th, 2013
The mysterious smartphone has just received FCC's approval
Get Free 1600 MS Points by Pre-Ordering GTA V and More via Microsoft's Store

Get Free 1600 MS Points by Pre-Ordering GTA V and More via Microsoft's Store

by Andrei Dobra, January 19th, 2013
Earn free virtual money by pre-purchasing BioShock Infinite and much more
 

Paradox Wants Open Next-Generation Consoles

The devices would then be able to compete with the PC
by Andrei Dumitrescu, January 19th, 2013
 

Dropbox for Windows 8 Review

The famous Dropbox client has landed on the new Windows 8 OS
by Bogdan Popa, January 19th, 2013
 

Why Opera Sold Its Soul, Ditched Presto and Adopted WebKit

Apple's ban on pure web browsers forced Opera to take this desperate measure
by Lucian Parfeni, January 19th, 2013
CRUX 3.0 Distribution Officially Released

CRUX 3.0 Distribution Officially Released

by Silviu Stahie, January 19th, 2013
Users of the previous versions of CRUX will be able to update
 

High-End Nokia Lumia for Verizon Rumored Again

The device is expected to arrive on the carrier’s network in the not too distant future
by Ionut Arghire, January 19th, 2013
 

Amazon Lets You Rent e-Books on Kindle Now

So far, only textbooks seem to have been put up for this service
by Sebastian Pop, January 19th, 2013
Huawei Ascend G600 Arrives in India

Huawei Ascend G600 Arrives in India

by Cosmin Vasile, January 19th, 2013
The smartphone is available for $280/€210 outright
 

Manti Te'o Comes Forward, Denies Participation in Girlfriend Hoax

The player admits to willingly giving the impression that he had met Lennay in person
by Raluca Anghel, January 19th, 2013
 

Jelly Bean Android Update Ready for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

New software improves the performance of the tablet
by Sebastian Pop, January 19th, 2013
Download Now Far Cry 3 1.03 Patch on Xbox 360 via Xbox Live

Download Now Far Cry 3 1.03 Patch on Xbox 360 via Xbox Live

by Andrei Dobra, January 19th, 2013
The new update brings plenty of bug fixes and improvements
 

Kardashian Family Home Swatted in Another Prank Call

Kris and Bruce Jenner’s home is raided after 911 call
by Elena Gorgan, January 19th, 2013
 

Memory Prices Jump 10%, Growth Will Continue Through February 2013

4 GB modules are selling at $17.50 on average, after little over two weeks
by Sebastian Pop, January 19th, 2013
 

Orico Launches Rack Drive Enclosure with 12 TB Support

The product has SATA 6.0 Gbps, eSATA, USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 connectors
by Sebastian Pop, January 19th, 2013
Nokia Lumia 1080 Concept Phone with 12MP PureView Camera

Nokia Lumia 1080 Concept Phone with 12MP PureView Camera

by Ionut Arghire, January 19th, 2013
A full HD Nokia smartphone running under Microsoft's Windows Phone OS
Bigwater 760 Pro, Thermaltake's New CPU Liquid Cooler

Bigwater 760 Pro, Thermaltake's New CPU Liquid Cooler

by Sebastian Pop, January 19th, 2013
It is a good old-fashioned water-cooling contraption, unlike other certain items
 

Killer is Dead Gets New Trailer, Reveals Game World

Players will explore a dark world where violence rules
by Andrei Dumitrescu, January 19th, 2013
Letterman Shakeup: The Late Night Show Gets New Head Writer

Letterman Shakeup: The Late Night Show Gets New Head Writer

by Elena Gorgan, January 19th, 2013
The move is meant to help the show face competition with Jimmy Kimmel, Jay Leno
 

Emma Stone’s W Magazine Spread Is Confusing, Unflattering

Star promotes “Gangster Squad,” talks serious vs. funny in real life
by Elena Gorgan, January 19th, 2013
 

Leaked Jelly Bean ROM for Xperia S Packs Xperia Z Features

Including display mirroring, a new lock screen and other enhancements
by Ionut Arghire, January 19th, 2013
Body of Poisoned Lottery Winner to Be Exhumed for Autopsy

Body of Poisoned Lottery Winner to Be Exhumed for Autopsy

by Raluca Anghel, January 19th, 2013
Urooj Khan’s wife prepared the last meal he had before he died
 

Tom Cruise’s Beverly Hills House Swatted in Prank Call

SWAT team, armed police guards arrive at actor’s house after murder tip
by Elena Gorgan, January 19th, 2013
 

France to Receive Xperia Z in Late February, No Xperia ZL

Sony Mobile France has confirmed these plans on Facebook
by Ionut Arghire, January 19th, 2013
Intel Prepares 8-Core Rangeley Processors for Late 2013
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Intel Prepares 8-Core Rangeley Processors for Late 2013

They are partially similar to Avoton units and integrate a number of I/O components
by Sebastian Pop, January 19th, 2013
 

Wood Bison Herd to Be Released in Alaska

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center plans to release a herd in the wilderness
by Laura Sinpetru, January 19th, 2013
Windows RT Jailbreak Tool 1.11 Available for Download

Windows RT Jailbreak Tool 1.11 Available for Download

by Bogdan Popa, January 19th, 2013
Unlocking a Windows RT device is even easier and faster now
 

Worst Bed Bug-Infested Cities: Chicago Takes the Lead, Followed Shortly by Detroit

Bed bugs continue to be a problem in most of urban areas across the US, entomologists say
by Laura Sinpetru, January 19th, 2013
 

Firefox Beta 19 for Android Gets Updated

The app offers support for themes, can be installed on 600MHz handsets
by Ionut Arghire, January 19th, 2013
 

Opera Launching New WebKit-Based Browser for Android in February

The upcoming mobile browser will be called Opera Ice
by Cosmin Vasile, January 19th, 2013
Skype Tool Gets Firefox and Chrome Support – Download

Skype Tool Gets Firefox and Chrome Support Download

by Bogdan Popa, January 19th, 2013
Microsoft releases a new version of the Skype Click to Call utility
 

Another Proof That Windows 8 Performed Well Below Expectations Bloomberg

HP executive confirms that Microsoft’s new OS had a pretty slow start
by Bogdan Popa, January 19th, 2013
 

Halo 4 Spartan Ops Season 1 Episode 6-10 Get Launch Trailer

New videos recap the events from past episodes and teases future ones
by Andrei Dobra, January 19th, 2013
 

Office 2013 Likely to Launch on January 29, Pre-Orders Begin

It seems like Microsoft wants to release the product at the end of the month
by Bogdan Popa, January 19th, 2013
Facebook for Android Update Adds Ability to Send Voice Messages

Facebook for Android Update Adds Ability to Send Voice Messages

by Cosmin Vasile, January 19th, 2013
It also brings some improvements on opening and viewing photos
 

Jets Collide in Miami, Passengers Miraculously Escape Unscathed

The accident involved two commercial jets carrying 240 and 350 passengers, respectively
by Laura Sinpetru, January 19th, 2013
 

Microsoft Raises Windows 8 Prices

The company announces price increases for Windows 8 starting February 1
by Bogdan Popa, January 19th, 2013
 

Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Cause Soft Tissue Damage, FDA Says

New FDA report sheds new light on the health risks associated with all-metal hip implants
by Laura Sinpetru, January 19th, 2013
PSN Maintenance Will Now End at 2am PT/5am ET/10am GMT, Sony Says

PSN Maintenance Will Now End at 2am PT/5am ET/10am GMT, Sony Says

by Andrei Dobra, January 19th, 2013
The offline period that started on January 17, progressed through January 18, ends soon
 

Incoming 2013: StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm

Can Blizzard continue its impressive real-time strategy series?
by Andrei Dobra, January 19th, 2013
 

Zynga Updates Words With Friends for Android with Nexus 10 Support

Developers have also added banners to highlight the latest features
by Cosmin Vasile, January 19th, 2013
 

Total War: Rome 2 Reveals Macedonian Faction

They will focus on land power and good administrators
by Andrei Dumitrescu, January 19th, 2013
 

Advanced Mobile Care for Android Update Adds Privacy Advisor and Cloud Backup

The database has been updated and new language packages have been included
by Cosmin Vasile, January 19th, 2013
Showdown Effect Gets One-Liner Site and New Video

Showdown Effect Gets One-Liner Site and New Video

by Andrei Dumitrescu, January 19th, 2013
The game uses the best known cliches of the action genre
 

Samsung GALAXY Premier Goes on Sale in Taiwan

The smartphone is available for purchase for $550/€410 outright
by Cosmin Vasile, January 19th, 2013
 

Incoming 2013: Xbox 720

The next-generation console that will push gaming forward
by Andrei Dumitrescu, January 19th, 2013
You Can Now Get a “Free” iPhone 4S with a Carphone Warehouse Contract

You Can Now Get a “Free” iPhone 4S with a Carphone Warehouse Contract

by Filip Truta, January 18th, 2013
UK retailer offers plans for £29 a month with zero payment for the handset itself
 

Uncut Version of Left 4 Dead 2 Might Be Resubmitted in Australia, Valve Says

The company is looking forward to releasing a full version of the violent shooter
by Andrei Dobra, January 18th, 2013
Malware Alert: Your Email Bill from Telstra

Malware Alert: Your Email Bill from Telstra

by Eduard Kovacs, January 18th, 2013
The Trojan distributed in these notifications has been spotted in another recent spam run
 

Microsoft Surface RT Goes on Sale at Canadian Retailers

Best Buy and Future Shop are now selling the Windows RT tablet
by Bogdan Popa, January 18th, 2013
Security App of the Week: Zscaler Application Profiler

Security App of the Week: Zscaler Application Profiler

by Eduard Kovacs, January 18th, 2013
ZAP allows users to check the privacy and security issues of iOS and Android applications
 

Ancient “Killer Walrus” Cuter Than Previously Thought

New evidence suggests the walrus was not a ferocious killer, mainly ate fish
by Laura Sinpetru, January 18th, 2013
 

EndWeekGame: January 18

Playing PCM 2013, Far Cry 3, Borderlands 2 and Mass Effect 3
by Andrei Dumitrescu, January 18th, 2013
 

SoundCloud iOS Gets In-App Purchasing

Version 2.4.3 also brings numerous fixes, including one for sharing secret links
by Filip Truta, January 18th, 2013
 

Spectacular Hawaiian Plant Threatened by Global Warming

This plant only grows in the Haleakalā National Park in Hawaii, biologists explain
by Laura Sinpetru, January 18th, 2013
 

BlackBerry 10 Reservations Available at TBooth and WirelessWave in Canada

Unfortunately, no info on the landing and pricing of these phones was unveiled
by Ionut Arghire, January 18th, 2013
Download Rain Alarm for Windows 8 Free of Charge

Download Rain Alarm for Windows 8 Free of Charge

by Bogdan Popa, January 18th, 2013
Get rain notifications on any Windows 8 device at no cost
 

Watch: The Funniest “Cat in a Laundry Basket” Video Ever

This kitten would do anything to lend a helping paw with the laundry
by Laura Sinpetru, January 18th, 2013
 

Online Banking Security Tips from F-Secure Experts

The security firm has launched a video series to answer some all-important questions
by Eduard Kovacs, January 18th, 2013
 

Picture of the Day: Light Pollution Caused by Fracking As Seen from Space

Satellite images made public by NASA show North Dakota's light pollution
by Laura Sinpetru, January 18th, 2013
 

Xbox SmartGlass 1.6.0 for Windows Phone

The app enables users to navigate the Xbox 360 console from the handset
by Ionut Arghire, January 18th, 2013
Google Wants to Replace Passwords with a Cryptographic Ring

Google Wants to Replace Passwords with a Cryptographic Ring

by Lucian Parfeni, January 18th, 2013
Passwords are unsafe because they're too complicated, Google thinks
 

Nokia Releases New Version of Contact Share App

The app offers Bluetooth sharing features to Windows Phone 7.8 devices
by Ionut Arghire, January 18th, 2013
Steam for Linux Receives Another Update, Big Picture Mode Gets Fixed

Steam for Linux Receives Another Update, Big Picture Mode Gets Fixed

by Silviu Stahie, January 18th, 2013
The latest version of the Steam for Linux client can be downloaded from Softpedia
 

AMD Fights Back and Releases ATI Catalyst 13.1 Driver for Linux

ATI owners have a reason to enjoy their products on Linux, again
by Silviu Stahie, January 18th, 2013
 

11 Hong Kong Schools Found to Expose Details of over 8,500 Students

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data has performed an investigation
by Eduard Kovacs, January 18th, 2013
Everything Wrong with “Looper,” “Prometheus” and “TDKR” in 3 Minutes or Less

Everything Wrong with “Looper,” “Prometheus” and “TDKR” in 3 Minutes or Less

by Elena Gorgan, January 18th, 2013
“Looper” director Rian Johnson is not amused by this
 

Treason Multiplayer Event Starts in Assassin's Creed 3 Today, January 18

Score as many kills as possible in Wolfpack mode to unlock special rewards
by Andrei Dobra, January 18th, 2013
 

GnuAccounting Software Reaches New Development Milestone

The developers have implemented several important changes and new features
by Silviu Stahie, January 18th, 2013
 

Download Shazam 2.3.2 for Windows Phone

With various performance improvements, easier tagging of songs
by Ionut Arghire, January 18th, 2013
Rhapsody and MetroPCS Unveil New $5 Music Offer

Rhapsody and MetroPCS Unveil New $5 Music Offer

by Ionut Arghire, January 18th, 2013
Users can add it to any $40, $50 and $60 monthly smartphone plan
 

50 Cent Promotes New Fitness Book on The Today

Rapper leads a healthy life, says anyone can with a bit of discipline
by Elena Gorgan, January 18th, 2013
 

Buy Windows 8 eBooks with a 50% Discount

Microsoft Press is offering several eBooks at a special price
by Bogdan Popa, January 18th, 2013
 

Rolling Stone Magazine Launches for iPad

“Exclusive photos and instant streaming samples of the best new music in the world”
by Filip Truta, January 18th, 2013
 

Script of the Day: SocialCount

A jQuery plugin for creating social sharing buttons and toolbars
by Catalin Cimpanu, January 18th, 2013