Archive for February 10th, 2012

The Hidden Tax on Every Smartphone and Tablet You Buy (ContributorNetwork)

February 10, 2012
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COMMENTARY | You weren’t charged it when they rang your smartphone up at the register, and your receipt won’t have any mention of it. But if you bought an Android smartphone in the last year or so, odds are you paid Microsoft $5 for the privilege of using Android, according to Citi analyst Walter...
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Siri rival Speaktoit gives old iPhones the personal assistant experience (Digital Trends)

February 10, 2012
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Siri rival Speaktoit gives old iPhones the personal assistant experience 
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Way back in the fall of 2011, when we were just being introduced to Siri in all her (short lived) iPhone 4S exclusivity glory, we wrote about Speaktoit. It was among the first legitimate answers to Siri that came hot on the heels of the iPhone 4S announcement.  
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As Facebook IPO nears, the case for dull stocks (AP)

February 10, 2012
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NEW YORK – Investors thinking of buying a piece of Facebook after it goes public are hoping it will perform like Google, whose stock has risen 500 percent since its debut seven and a half years ago.
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A look at economic developments around the globe (AP)

February 10, 2012
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A look at economic developments and activity in major stock markets around the world Friday:
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The Different Volleyball Serves

February 10, 2012
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In the sport of volleyball, there really are only three serves that are going to be the most effective (I am definitely not speaking of the uderhand serve here). If the three serves mentioned here are used to the fullest you will definitely score points for your team. If you want to be an...
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A Word From Our Sponsor On Customized Legal Liability Insurance For Lawyers

February 10, 2012
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The question many lawyers ask about insurance isn’t whether they need it or not, but what to look for in an insurance company. Though an increase in general lawsuits has meant more work and opportunities for lawyers, it has also meant an increase in lawsuits against lawyers themselves. These lawsuits may be filed by...
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A Word From Our Sponsor On Why Is Auto Insurance More Expensive For Teens

February 10, 2012
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A Word From Our Sponsor On Why Is Auto Insurance More Expensive For Teens

If you remember how it felt to actually get your first driver license, you probably remember feeling excited and nervous at the same time. What you most likely don’t remember is the amount your parents paid to insure you to drive their car. If you have a teenager that will soon be driving, you...
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A Word From Our Sponsor On Focused Insurance

February 10, 2012
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The legal landscape of workers’ compensation has changed over the decades. Originally, it favored the employer and put him in the driver’s seat to negotiate fair claim settlements. Later, statutory laws were enacted to standardize the process and provide well-defined benefits to an injured employee for each type of injury that he may have...
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Fresh iPhone Apps for Feb. 10: Experience Mardi Gras, WaPo Social Reader, Tweet Land, Beat Hazard Ultra (Appolicious)

February 10, 2012
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Fresh iPhone Apps for Feb. 10: Experience Mardi Gras, WaPo Social Reader, Tweet Land, Beat Hazard Ultra 
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It’s the start of Mardi Gras, and anybody who plans to head to Louisiana will get a lot of use out of parade-tracking app Experience Mardi Gras. It’s followed by Washington Post Social Reader, an app that makes it easy to share articles from numerous publications with your Facebook friends, as well as see...
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Apple tells developers they’ll need to submit Retina screenshots, which could signal 3GS’ end (Appolicious)

February 10, 2012
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Apple tells developers they’ll need to submit Retina screenshots, which could signal 3GS’ end 
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Apple is telling developers making apps for its iOS devices that screenshots they submit for app listings in the App Store need to be at least Retina resolution or above. Could that herald the beginning of Apple phasing out the iPhone 3GS?
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