AppScribe Premium Subscription Service for Android

12 Sep

Are you tired of buying an app or a game only to find you don’t like it at all or you tire of it quickly?  Wish you had a way to try it before you buy it, even for apps that don’t have a free version?  Do you have an Android device?  If you answered […]




There Is Something Deeply Unsettling about Scotch Tape Moving Like This [Video]

11 Sep

Johan Rijpma created this quirky short showing his dancing tape sculpture. At first it’s strangely musical. Almost hypnotic. By the end, with all the colors and tones, I was a little unnerved by how trippy it got. [This Is Colossal] More »



AWOL Tech Executive Resurfaces After 20+ Years On the Lam [Crime]

11 Sep

After $100 million in back taxes to Ireland, Singapore and elsewhere, and 20 years after he vanished off the face of the Earth, tech baron William H. Millard has surfaced in a rather unsurprising locale: The Caymans. More »



iFixit Sells Quarters for $3 [Tools]

11 Sep

If you need a quarter, but live in a part of the country in which coinage has been banned by some tyrannical mayor, iFixit’s got you. Or maybe you’re just some pervert who gets off on paying $3 for $0.25. More »



HTC invites us to ‘celebrate in style,’ we try to squeeze into our prom tuxedos

11 Sep
Well, we know where we’ll be on September 20th — hanging out with HTC in our classiest threads. The handset manufacturer sent out an invite for an upcoming event in NYC. So, what’s on the agenda? The Bliss? The Holiday? The Vigor? The Amaze? Some kind of wind machine for blowing red curtains around? Your guess is as good as ours, but feel free to mark your own calendar — we’ll be bringing you the blow-by-blow as it happens.

HTC invites us to ‘celebrate in style,’ we try to squeeze into our prom tuxedos originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 09 Sep 2011 14:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Windows 8 App Store images leaked?

11 Sep
windows 8 app store

Windows 8 images continue to leak onto the Internet, despite Microsoft’s wallpaper-based pleas to those with access to the early releases. Today’s installment courtesy CNBeta shows the upcoming Windows App Store, which will likely feature prominently in Windows 8.

We’ve got our doubts about the authenticity of the image. In addition to showing several of the built-in games which already ship with Windows, Opera is listed — and a competing browser seems like an odd inclusion this early on. Of course, with the browser ballot still in place in the EU for quite some time, Microsoft would probably need to include rivals like Opera and Firefox to stay out of trouble. We’re also not sure why Clickgamer is shown beneath Angry Birds instead of Rovio — the game’s actual publisher.

It’s still early, of course, so it’s entirely possible that the Windows App Store image is genuine but merely using placeholder images and text for now. Anyone else thinking Windows Marketplace might be a more logical name? You know, to keep things consistent with Windows Phone and keep Apple’s legal eagles at bay.

Windows 8 App Store images leaked? originally appeared on Download Squad on Mon, 11 Apr 2011 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Windows 8 Explorer to feature Ribbon UI, SkyDrive and Mesh integration?

11 Sep
windows 8 explorer ribbon

Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott have posted a second look at some of the early changes which have surface in Windows 8 milestone 3. First there was the restyled Welcome Screen, and now it appears that Microsoft is toying with bringing the Ribbon UI to Explorer.

The Ribbon, like in Microsoft Word and Excel, is context-aware, adding tabs for specific tasks which apply to the folder you’re viewing — such as library or picture management. You can also make out two new buttons in the status bar, which allow you to change the current folder’s view style.

It’s clear from all the placeholder images and repeated elements that this is very much a work in progress, but featuring the Ribbon more prominently in Windows 8 would certainly be a logical progression for Microsoft. It’s slowly become more ubiquitous, moving beyond Office and into Wordpad, Paint, and several of the Windows Live Essentials applications.

There’s more to the screenshots than the Ribbon UI, however. Our friend Long Zheng has noted two interesting elements in the images: Web sharing and sync (image after the break). That would likely mean users will be able to quickly upload files to SkyDrive and synchronize using Live Mesh right from Explorer in Windows 8. That’s not a total surprise considering many of the earliest leaked images of Windows 8 showed Windows Live integration on the desktop.

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Windows 8 Explorer to feature Ribbon UI, SkyDrive and Mesh integration? originally appeared on Download Squad on Sun, 03 Apr 2011 08:10:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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