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Dropbox offering additional free storage, for referrals!

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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Dropbox has been one of our most used Android apps, it was selected as a must have Android app by us in the past.

Dropbox is a cloud based file storage, sharing and syncing service. It allows you to access your files stored within your virtual Dropbox from any other device (PC, Mac, Phone etc…) that has the software installed. Great way to share files across devices and platforms. I use this software daily to share files between various devices without the need to carry flash drives or disks.

Dropbox is now offering to expand your free storage up to 16GB. You can take advantage this offer by inviting your friends to Dropbox! For every friend who joins and installs Dropbox, they’ll give you both 500 MB of bonus space.

If you don’t currently have a Dropbox account  start here, once you sign-up for service you can invite your friends with your personal referral links, email, or by utilizing Facebook and Twitter.

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Reminder: Angry Birds Space to launch March 22

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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Last week Rovio in cooperation with NASA broadcast a video from the International Space Station to announce the latest version of the Angry Birds game, Angry Birds Space.

Angry Birds Space features 60 new levels and will include new characters, new superpowers and new gameplay. Additional levels will be available as free regular updates, as well as in-app purchases. The game will launch simultaneously on iOS, Android, PC and Mac.

Video after the break

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10 Things I love and Hate about iTunes

by Laura Backes

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iTunes, like so many other great parts of our digital world, has things we love about it and things we hate about it. Sometimes the things we love, we also hate. Here’s my list of things I love and hate about iTunes.

  1. Love: It’s easy to buy songs – Your credit card or your iTunes gift card are attached to your account, so that all you have to do to purchase songs is click ‘Download’ and it transfers the song to your computer or your iPhone instantly. It’s wonderful!
  2. Hate: Too easy to buy songs – The other side of that story is the fact that it is so easy to do download songs that you do it more often than you would if you were purchasing at a store. It is so easy, that you don’t put as much thought into it and probably buy a lot of music that you wouldn’t have otherwise. Read the rest of this entry »

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HP to keep PC division

by John Roberts

Technology Market

HP has announced that it has completed its evaluation of strategic alternatives for its PC division, Personal Systems Group (PSG), and has decided the unit will remain part of the company.

“HP objectively evaluated the strategic, financial and operational impact of spinning off PSG. It’s clear after our analysis that keeping PSG within HP is right for customers and partners, right for shareholders, and right for employees,” said Meg Whitman, HP president and chief executive officer. “HP is committed to PSG, and together we are stronger.”

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Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook debuts for $899 in North America

by John Roberts

Technology Market

Acer America has announced the North American availability of its first Ultrabook, the Acer Aspire S3-951. The featherweight Ultrabook powers on instantly, connects to the Web in seconds and provides up to 50 days of stand-by time, or 6 hours of continuous usage.

As slim and easy to carry as a magazine, it includes a powerful Intel Core i5 Processor, speedy solid state drive for quickly booting the operating system, roomy hard drive, and essential USB and HDMI ports.

“The combination of extreme mobility and affordability found in the Acer Aspire S3-951 Ultrabook will undoubtedly change the way people think about mobile computing,” said Sumit Agnihotry, vice president of product marketing, Acer America. “Consumers are going to love the value they find in the freedom and capabilities it offers.”

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Steam: Digital cross-platform game distribution system done right!

by George Heymann

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Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management (DRM) system developed by Valve Corporation that is both multi-player and cross-platform.

One of the advantages of purchasing games digitally through the Steam Store are that purchases can be played on any computer that has the steam client installed. Software purchases are permanently tied to your Steam account not a specific computer.

I don’t know how many times, I’ve lost or damaged game disks or misplaced licensing documentation for games that I had previously purchased. With Steam those potential problems are no longer an issue. Just download and install the Steam Client, enter your account credentials and you have full access to your library of purchased games.

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Logitech introduces the G300 Gaming Mouse for PC gamers

by John Roberts

Technology Market

Logitech has unveiled the latest addition to its acclaimed G-Series gaming products, the Logitech Gaming Mouse G300. Designed to give PC gamers an advantage over the competition, the mouse features nine programmable controls, letting you move keyboard commands to buttons that are in easy reach.

Additionally, the Logitech Gaming Mouse G300 lets you store up to three game or player profiles in the mouse’s onboard memory, so you can run the mouse without software or even move it between computers without having to reconfigure each time. User-configurable lighting assigns one of seven colors to each profile, so you can easily see which profile you’re using. Plus, the mouse’s sculpted, ambidextrous shape is equally comfortable in either hand.

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SF Planet Mini Display Port to DVI-I Female Adapter for Mac, inexpensive and works well

by George Heymann

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I recently moved from a desktop to a laptop, as my primary personal computer. A big part of that decision was being able to find a laptop that was a good compromise between power and portability. Once I decided on the Mac platform, I needed a convenient way to be able to use the laptop with a full size monitor, keyboard and mouse for use in my home office.

In order to be able to use the 25” PC display I already had with my laptop I needed to purchase a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter. Apple will sell you an adapter for $29.00, or you can order a third party adapter for less, considerably less.

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Is the PC era finished already?

by A. Montaqim

Technology Market

Nobody needed to say it but PCs were always destined to be superseded by newer, faster, better and – hopefully – cheaper devices. We all knew that, but didn’t think about it. It’s the nature of technology – everything changes, all the time.

But when Mark Dean, Chief Technology Officer of IBM Middle East and Africa, wrote a blog heralding “the post-PC era“, the idea that the PC was on the way out went from the back of everyone’s mind straight to the front.

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Shipments of Internet-enabled consumer devices to exceed PCs in 2013

by Jordan Selburn

Technology Market

In another sign of the Internet’s transformative impact on the electronics industry, shipments of Internet-enabled consumer electronics devices will soar to exceed those of the traditional platform used for accessing the Internet — the PC — for the first time in 2013, according to a new IHS iSuppli Consumer Platforms Report from information and analysis provider IHS.

Shipments of Internet-enabled consumer electronics devices, a category including a wide range of products—from televisions to video game consoles, to Blu-ray players—will surge to 503.6 million units in 2013, up from 161 million in 2010. In comparison, PC shipments during the same period will amount to 433.7 million, up from 345.4 million.

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