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About 122 articles found for 21 December 2012:

 

Capcom Wants Player Feedback on Digital Launch Plans

The publisher will implement some of the suggestions during 2013
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 22nd, 2012
 

Windows Phone 8 Gets a Reading Lens App

A handy Lenses app for reading small text when needed
by Ionut Arghire, December 22nd, 2012
The Real Reason Google Is Building the X Phone Isn’t Apple, It’s Samsung Forking Android

The Real Reason Google Is Building the X Phone Isn’t Apple, It’s Samsung Forking Android

by Lucian Parfeni, December 22nd, 2012
There’s a very real threat of Samsung moving away from a pure Android
 

Holiday Street Sign Decoration Fail – How Do You Spell Holland Tunnel?

A wreath goes over the “O” in Holland and a Christmas tree was supposed to cover the “A”
by Raluca Anghel, December 22nd, 2012
 

Facebook Just Launched the Official Poking App for iPhone and iPad

Send a message, photo or video, share your location, see when friends take screenshots
by Filip Truta, December 22nd, 2012
 

Nokia’s New Video Ad for Windows Phone 8 Lumias: Discover the World

It offers a glimpse at some of the main features of these handsets
by Ionut Arghire, December 22nd, 2012
YouTube Debuts Native Player That Works Inside Android Apps

YouTube Debuts Native Player That Works Inside Android Apps

by Lucian Parfeni, December 22nd, 2012
Making it possible and easy to watch videos from any app
 

Girl Sings “I'll be home for Christmas” to Her Grandpa over FaceTime – Apple TV Ad

New, holiday-themed iPad mini television commercial now airing in the United States
by Filip Truta, December 22nd, 2012
 

iOS 6.0.2 Sound Issues Reported by Users

Battery life may not be the only crippled function on iOS 6 devices
by Filip Truta, December 22nd, 2012
 

iTunes Connect Shuts Down for the Winter Holiday

Apple issues reminder regarding iTunes Connect shutdown
by Filip Truta, December 22nd, 2012
“The Place Beyond the Pines” Trailer: Ryan Gosling Is “Riveting”

“The Place Beyond the Pines” Trailer: Ryan Gosling Is “Riveting”

by Elena Gorgan, December 22nd, 2012
“If you ride like lightning, you’re gonna crash like thunder”
 

iOS 6 Bug Turns JavaScript On Without the User’s Consent

Security researchers have mixed opinions about the seriousness of the flaw
by Filip Truta, December 22nd, 2012
 

Download F1 2012 for Mac

“A thrilling simulation of the world’s most exciting motorsport”
by Filip Truta, December 22nd, 2012
 

PfSense 2.0.2 Is Based on FreeBSD 8.1

The number of changes implemented from the previous version is impressive
by Silviu Stahie, December 22nd, 2012
 

NAND Flash Market Will Surpass DRAM in 2013

The memory segment shows just what depths it has sunken to
by Sebastian Pop, December 22nd, 2012
Microsoft Launches Wordament for iPhone and iPad

Microsoft Launches Wordament for iPhone and iPad

by Filip Truta, December 22nd, 2012
Try to find the most words possible or earn scoring bonuses by finding longer words
 

BioShock Infinite Is as Long as BioShock 1, Has a Different Feel

The upcoming game has replay value thanks to different endings and skill progression
by Andrei Dobra, December 22nd, 2012
 

Capes for Kids: Mother and Daughter Team Honor Sandy Hook Survivors

Students at elementary and middle schools in Newtown will receive “superhero capes”
by Raluca Anghel, December 22nd, 2012
 

XBMC 12 RC2 Released with New Features

The latest version of this amazing distribution can be downloaded from Softpedia
by Silviu Stahie, December 22nd, 2012
 

12 Teen Students Lose 756 Pounds (342.9 Kg) in 4 Months

Independence camp changes the life of a dozen kids, helps them discover new confidence
by Elena Gorgan, December 22nd, 2012
Notebooks Will Use Metal Alloy Cases More in 2013

Notebooks Will Use Metal Alloy Cases More in 2013

by Sebastian Pop, December 22nd, 2012
Demand and, by extension, orders for metal alloy cases should increase
 

ASUS Vivo Tab RT Up for Sale in the UK for £199.99

Launched last month, it is only now shipping in the United Kingdom
by Sebastian Pop, December 22nd, 2012
 

The 1912’s Perfect Woman Weighed 171 Lbs (77 Kg) at 5 Feet 7 Inches (170 Cm)

Elsie Scheel preserved her figure by eating beefsteak dinners and laying off tea or coffee
by Raluca Anghel, December 22nd, 2012
 

Mad Catz Releases Fighting Game Controller for Wii U Consoles

It is called the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition S
by Sebastian Pop, December 22nd, 2012
Conflict: Denied Ops Works with Wine 1.5.20, Get It Now

Conflict: Denied Ops Works with Wine 1.5.20, Get It Now

by Silviu Stahie, December 22nd, 2012
The latest version of Wine can be downloaded from Softpedia
 

India’s Playboy Bunnies Are Surprisingly Covered Up

The girls wear sheer skirts and tube tops come complete with draping over one shoulder
by Raluca Anghel, December 22nd, 2012
 

Facebook’s Poke App Is a Snapchat Clone Built in Just 12 Days

Messages are destroyed seconds after they arrive
by Lucian Parfeni, December 22nd, 2012
 

Two More Memory Makers Continue to Lose Money

The DRAM manufacturers suffer the twelfth quarterly loss
by Sebastian Pop, December 22nd, 2012
The Elder Scrolls Online Introduces The Unforseen Queen of the Aldmeri

The Elder Scrolls Online Introduces The Unforseen Queen of the Aldmeri

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 22nd, 2012
Gamers will get to meet her as the ZeniMax MMO progresses
 

Michigan Student Faces Charges over Online Threat to a Teacher

A Chelsea District teenager will be tried in juvenile court over threats on a teacher
by Raluca Anghel, December 22nd, 2012
Antivirus Solutions Still Have Problems in Blocking Fake AV, Experts Say

Antivirus Solutions Still Have Problems in Blocking Fake AV, Experts Say

by Eduard Kovacs, December 22nd, 2012
Scareware can cause a lot of damage and it’s not easy to remove
 

Display Manufacturers Will Make Fewer Screens to Prevent Price Cuts

Since there will a a drop in demand, panel makers are thinking ahead
by Sebastian Pop, December 22nd, 2012
 

Santa’s Plump Figure Sets a Bad Example for Children

As long as Santa is obese, who’s to tell kids to not eat too many cookies
by Laura Sinpetru, December 22nd, 2012
 

Mexico Frees Ex-Marine Who Carried Antique Shotgun over the Border

Jon Hammar was imprisoned for five months, part of that in a maximum security prison
by Raluca Anghel, December 22nd, 2012
Stephen Nichols Possibly Leaving Soap Opera “The Young and the Restless”

Stephen Nichols Possibly Leaving Soap Opera “The Young and the Restless”

by Elena Gorgan, December 22nd, 2012
Report says he’s already taped his final episode, confirmation is pending
 

Where’s My Water and Where’s My Perry Land on Windows Phone 8

Both mobile games come from Disney and cost only $0.99
by Ionut Arghire, December 22nd, 2012
 

New Overclocking Record Could Be Set on January 20, 2013

Gigabyte hosts an overclocking competition for Intel CPUs
by Sebastian Pop, December 22nd, 2012
 

Woman Sleeps Through Tornado in Alabama, Storm Rips off Her Roof

If she had fallen asleep in her bedroom as usual, she wouldn’t be around to tell the tale
by Raluca Anghel, December 22nd, 2012
Nokia Lumia 920 Will Arrive at Three UK Too

Nokia Lumia 920 Will Arrive at Three UK Too

by Ionut Arghire, December 22nd, 2012
No specific info on when that will happen has been provided
 

ZTE Officially Confirms Nubia Z5’s Launch on December 26

The quad-core handset features a 5-inch full HD touchscreen
by Ionut Arghire, December 22nd, 2012
 

AquaAdvantage Salmon, a.k.a. the Frankenfish, Gets FDA Approval

This genetically engineered fish will not harm the environment, the organization says
by Laura Sinpetru, December 22nd, 2012
Celebrities Rally for Demand A Plan PSA Against Gun Violence – Video

Celebrities Rally for Demand A Plan PSA Against Gun Violence

by Elena Gorgan, December 22nd, 2012
New video urges lawmakers to act to limit acts of violence by tightening regulations
 

Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro Hits the FCC

The device will be launched in January 2013, according to Microsoft’s initial release
by Bogdan Popa, December 22nd, 2012
 

24 Snakes Close Day Care Center, Spread Panic Amongst Parents and Kids

The pythons set up house in this nursery in Townsville, Australia
by Laura Sinpetru, December 22nd, 2012
 

Some of the Best Windows 8 Apps Are Now Free

The company has created a new subcategory in the Store called "Great offers on apps"
by Bogdan Popa, December 22nd, 2012
 

Ashton Kutcher Files for Divorce from Demi Moore

Actor is finally ready to move on with his life, more than one year after the split
by Elena Gorgan, December 22nd, 2012
Microsoft Launches Singing Penguins Browser Benchmark

Microsoft Launches Singing Penguins Browser Benchmark

by Bogdan Popa, December 22nd, 2012
Here’s how Microsoft wants to show everyone that IE10 is the fastest browser on market
 

Asus Rolls Out Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Update for Padfone 2

The update is rolled out in multiple regions, including Japan and Hong Kong
by Cosmin Vasile, December 22nd, 2012
 

First Live Picture of BlackBerry X10 Leaks

It packs a full QWERTY keyboard and a touch display
by Cosmin Vasile, December 22nd, 2012
 

BlackBerry Z10 Shows Up in Carphone Warehouse Inventory

The smartphone will be available in both white and black colors
by Cosmin Vasile, December 22nd, 2012
 

Kelsey and Camille Grammer Finally Settle Divorce

Nearly 2 years after divorce, former couple reaches financial and custody settlement
by Elena Gorgan, December 22nd, 2012
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 1: The Hangman (PC)

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 1: The Hangman (PC)

by Alexandru Niculaita, December 22nd, 2012
Investigate a chain of mysterious murders in this narrative-driven adventure game
 

5-Inch Coolpad 8730 Arrives at China Mobile

It packs a quad-core processor inside, an 8MP camera on the back
by Ionut Arghire, December 22nd, 2012
 

Download CameraPro for Windows Phone 8

The application has to offer a great deal of appealing features
by Ionut Arghire, December 22nd, 2012
 

Fan Pressure Is Impeding Day Z Standalone Development

The community has also offered a lot of support for the project
by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 21st, 2012
Nimbuzz for Symbian Updated to Version 3.5

Nimbuzz for Symbian Updated to Version 3.5

by Ionut Arghire, December 21st, 2012
It brings easier friend search capabilities, UI improvements
 

Hong Kong Bans High Polluting Vehicles

Smog here is linked to 3,000 premature deaths yearly, officials wish to tackle this issue
by Laura Sinpetru, December 21st, 2012
 

Various Xbox LIVE Titles for Windows Phone Down to $0.99

Contre Jour, Doodle Jump and geoDefense Swarm are among them
by Ionut Arghire, December 21st, 2012
EndWeekGame: December 21

EndWeekGame: December 21

by Andrei Dumitrescu, December 21st, 2012
Playing Dune, Far Cry 3, Mass Effect 3 and Borderlands 2
 

Nokia Releases WLAN Software Update for Belle FP1/ FP2

The update is available only as a trial for the time being
by Ionut Arghire, December 21st, 2012
 

Bing Maps Beats Apple Maps in Accuracy Test

New study reveals that Apple’s own service is even worse than Bing Maps
by Bogdan Popa, December 21st, 2012
 

Another Major Patch Released for Serious Sam 3: BFE On Linux

Every patch for this game further improves the Linux version
by Silviu Stahie, December 21st, 2012
New Crysis 3 Gameplay Video Shows Off Train Yard Battle

New Crysis 3 Gameplay Video Shows Off Train Yard Battle

by Andrei Dobra, December 21st, 2012
Check out Prophet and Psycho as they take on different enemies
 

Empathy Messenger 3.7.3 Changes Chat Window to Gtk

A few other minor modifications were implemented
by Silviu Stahie, December 21st, 2012
The Share of Spam in Mail Traffic Dropped 5.1% in November 2012, Kaspersky Says

The Share of Spam in Mail Traffic Dropped 5.1% in November 2012, Kaspersky Says

by Eduard Kovacs, December 21st, 2012
The security firm has released its spam report for the previous month
 

Orca 3.7.3 Improves the Speech Translator

The application UI also received some modifications
by Silviu Stahie, December 21st, 2012
 

Download ES File Explorer File Manager 1.6.2.4 for Android

With improved launch time in root mode, other enhancements
by Ionut Arghire, December 21st, 2012
 

Mealworms and Superworms: The Chicken and Beef of the Future

These sources of protein have the potential to replace livestock, study says
by Laura Sinpetru, December 21st, 2012
 

Users Have Started Dumping Windows XP – Microsoft Partner

Microsoft’s efforts to move people from Windows XP are finally paying off
by Bogdan Popa, December 21st, 2012
 

Clouds Form Image of Santa Claus Riding In on His Sleigh

A nanny from Thurlestone, Devon, in the UK, snaps a shot of an unusual cloud
by Raluca Anghel, December 21st, 2012
Facebook and Facebook Messenger for Android Get Updated

Facebook and Facebook Messenger for Android Get Updated

by Ionut Arghire, December 21st, 2012
Both applications should offer various improvements and fixes
 

WordPress for Windows Phone 1.8.1 Now Available for Download

This version contains some bug fixes and a few tweaks
by Cosmin Vasile, December 21st, 2012
Softpedia Exclusive Discount: 50% Off VIDEOzilla

Softpedia Exclusive Discount: 50% Off VIDEOzilla

by Stefan Fintea, December 21st, 2012
Convert videos directly from your context menu using VIDEOzilla
 

THQ's Bankruptcy Won't Impact Games Currently in Development

The company's president explains just how the bankruptcy procedure will happen
by Andrei Dobra, December 21st, 2012
 

Video Explains How to Update a Nokia Lumia Wirelessly

Nokia delivered a new firmware version to its WP8 devices a few days ago
by Ionut Arghire, December 21st, 2012
Microsoft Surface Sales Have Been Disappointing, Says Analyst

Microsoft Surface Sales Have Been Disappointing, Says Analyst

by Bogdan Popa, December 21st, 2012
The Redmond-based firm is yet to release official sales figures
 

Script of the Day: Team Rosters

A WordPress plugin for managing sports team rosters
by Catalin Cimpanu, December 21st, 2012
 

GTK+ 3.7.4 Has Performance Improvements

The latest GTK+ package can be downloaded from Softpedia
by Silviu Stahie, December 21st, 2012