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Microsoft’s Lightweight Windows Phone App Builder Saw 30,000 Projects Started In First 48 Hours

Today on the Windows Developer Show, on which I was a guest, Microsoft’s Bryan Tomlinson announced that the new Windows Phone App Studio had seen usage higher than the company anticipated, with 30,000 applications started in the first 48 hours of the tool’s life.<p>Given the stronger-than-expected …

Google Play Books Updated with Textbook Support, Book Rental Capabilities

Google has updated its <i>Google Play Books</i> app, adding support for both rental books and textbooks, which were added today to the Google Play Store.<p>Textbooks can be rented or purchased via the website, and then accessed in the iOS app itself. Once added to a personal book list on the website, the …

Roku set-top boxes can now play video directly from your iPhone

It's not quite AirPlay, but for anyone that owns a Roku set-top box, beaming videos stored on your iPhone to the TV just got much easier. The company today pushed out an update to its iOS app that promises to let users enjoy their iPhone videos on a slew of compatible hardware including the Roku 3, …

Acer to expand its Android and Chromebook lineup, offer fewer Windows devices

Historically, most of Acer's device lineup has been focused on Windows products -- it's the fourth-largest PC maker, after all -- but a less-than-pleasant second quarter seems to have given the company reason to switch its strategy up a bit. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Acer is looking into …

Vevo App Planned for Apple TV This Month

Here’s another name-brand service for Apple TV: Apple plans on bringing a new app from Vevo, the music video service, to its Web-to-TV box.<p>Vevo is …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Impressive tablet tripped up by $400 price tag - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Samsung Galaxy Note 8</b> is comfortable to hold and has the best-looking small tablet screen yet. Writing with the S Pen feels natural and is preferred over typing on a tablet screen. Storage can be expanded via microSD, and the Watch On feature has potential as a universal remote/video …

Gear & Gadgets

MacBook Air 2013 teardown reveals hardware upgrades, no design changes

Apple didn't make any changes to the exterior of the Air. The 11-inch Air is still 11.8 inches wide, 7.56 inches deep, and between 0.11 and 0.68 inch high. It weighs 2.38 pounds. Pricing starts at $999 (U.S.) and can reach $1,749, depending on the configuration. But thanks to several hardware …

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