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Windows Phone 7.5 Mango: First Look

What a difference a year makes. This time last year, Microsoft and partners Dell, LG, Samsung and HTC rolled out the first Windows Phone 7 devices. You could smell the disappointment. Easily a generation behind competing Apple iOS, Google Android or even the BlackBerry QNX platforms, Windows Phone 7 floundered about from day one. No wonder […]

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OS X Lion Mail RSS Reader

OS X Lion: How to Merge RSS Feeds with Mail

If you’re a Mac user, there’s no reason to constantly switch back and forth between your RSS reader of choice and your Mail. What a pain. Combine them. Here’s how to do it in Apple OS X Lion. First, launch Mail then select Mail >> Preferences. The Preferences screen comes up. Click on the RSS […]

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Windows Phone 7 Mango

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango: Task List First Look

After months now of constantly showing deep demos of its upcoming Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, Microsoft finally unleashed its mobile OS — quietly. Amazon upstaged it with its Kindle Fire tablet this week, true, but now our focus is on Mango. We’ll have a deep dive shortly. Before we start, here’s our mobile expert Todd […]

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Jeff Bezos on Amazon Silk

Amazon Kindle Fire: Silk Browser Preview

The Silk browser, announced for the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, is an intriguing new mobile browser Amazon chief Jeff Bezos showed today at the Kindle Fire kick-off in New York. Silk is what he called a “distributed” browser — and a great leap forward, execs claimed, from current browser tech derived from the old Netscape […]

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Three New Kindle Models

Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet: Live Blog Coverage

Here’s the liveBLOG from the Amazon Kindle Press Conference TWiT’s Tom Merritt and Leo Laporte just announced “welcome to the Amazon” a minute before things kick off here at the SF announcement. Looks like Bloomberg got exclusive or blew NDA. Earlier this morning, Bloomberg ran a piece that blew the announcement wide open. Jeff Bezos […]

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Google Chrome OS OS X

Apple OS X: Run Chrome OS on Parallels VM

Google recently started selling Chromebooks, which are efficient netbook style computers developed specifically for small business and education institutions. If you’re interested in getting a new Google Chromebook, test it out before you buy. Here’s how to install and run the Chrome OS on any Mac capable of running Parallels 6. First, make sure you […]

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