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Three new software freebies worth checking out

When it comes to free software, you probably know the old favorites: OpenOffice, GIMP, CCleaner, Avast Free Antivirus, and so on.<p>But let's not overlook the new. Kingsoft Office 2013 remains my favorite free Microsoft Office alternative, and within the past week I've heard from no fewer than three …

Weave changes the way doctors talk to patients, secures $5M in funding

Weave, a VoIP service for doctors that also helps manage patient records, today announced a $5 million funding round led by A Capital.<p>Weave shares that it has developed a phone and text service for doctors (below) that lets them communicate with patients, track patient records, and manage customer …

Software Slurps Your Facebook Posts to Assess Your Personality

Researchers and marketers have long known that your Facebook activity can reveal more about you than you might expect — but now there's an online tool that shows you how your personality is reflected in what you say on Facebook.<p>The Five Labs experiment is meant to raise awareness about the amount …

Apple patent hints at iWatch-enabled weightlifting tracker

Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple a patent for a “shoe wear-out sensor, body-bar sensing system, unitless activity assessment and associated methods” that could be used with the rumored iWatch.<p>The patent describes multiple embodiments of this new sensor. One is a sensor …

iOS 8 features split-screen apps support, developer says

iOS 8, the next iteration of Apple's mobile operating system, may come with side-by-side app support after all.<p>App developer Steve Troughton-Smith tweeted Monday that Apple's iOS 8 software development kit has code built into it that allows users to run multiple apps simultaneously on the display. …

Amazon's updated Kindle apps let you seamlessly switch between text and audiobooks

It's a hulking behemoth now, but let's not forget that Amazon got its start peddling books. It never really forgot those roots, either: somewhere along the way it built its own e-reading platform and snapped up a pricey purveyor of audiobooks. Now the e-commerce titan is trying to blur the lines …

Apple Patents A Weightlifting Tracking Sensor With Possible iWatch Integration

Apple has been granted a patent by the USPTO that relates to health tracking (via AppleInsider). It describes a standalone sensor that can be attached to weightlifting bars or other in-gym equipment to track repetitions and measure frequency, quality of movement and more using onboard …

Facebook and Twitter launch hubs for tracking the World Cup

Twitter and Facebook know that hordes of soccer fans will head online to talk about the World Cup this week, and both social networks want to be home to the conversation. They're each rolling out hubs and features dedicated to the World Cup, giving fans easy ways to follow along and show that …