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iWork for iCloud beta now open to anyone with an Apple ID

First it was available to developers, then a select few who received invitations, and now the beta of iWork for iCloud is available for all. Apple's made no official announcement, but point your browser to icloud.com, punch in your Apple ID details, and there you have it: Pages, Numbers and …

Facebook Jumps Past $40 as Mobile Numbers Surge

Facebook’s biggest bulls are growing more confident by the day, and the numbers are showing it.<p>Shares of the social giant surged past $40 on Friday …

Mobile Devices

Locket, Which Puts Ads On Your Lock Screen, Asks Users To Vote For The Ads They Want To See

Locket, the startup that pays Android users to engage with ads, is now asking those users to weigh in on the type of ads that they want to see.<p>When users install Locket, they’ll start to see ads on their lock screens, and they can swipe left to claim a deal, watch a movie trailer, or whatever the …

Feds Seize Another $2.1 Million From Mt. Gox, Adding Up To $5 Million

Bitcoin exchange service Mt. Gox‘s financial troubles are even more worrying than anticipated. On Monday, GigaOm reported that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security had seized $2.9 million from Mt. Gox’s Dwolla account. But The Genesis Block found out that Mt. Gox’s Wells Fargo accounts were …

Immigration reform creates odd political alliances

Liberal organizations are working alongside GOP operatives, faith groups and high-tech companies to sway Republicans in Congress to overhaul immigration policies. And a lot of money is being spent to do so.<p>August 10, 2013|By Brian Bennett and Joseph Tanfani<p>Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina …

Immigration Reform

New technology spots designer knock-offs

Scientists are using radiation to determine the exact textile makeup of fabrics that look and feel alike<p>Counterfeiters, beware.<p>Making it through British customs with a shipment of knockoff designer duds might be getting a little bit tougher. Scientists at the UK's National Physical Laboratory have …

eBay Launches Salesforce-Like Platform For Merchants, Updates eBay Now

eBay is doubling down on serving local businesses. Today, the company revealed plans to bring scheduled deliveries functionality to its eBay Now delivery service and also launched a new platform for retailers. In addition, it touted its “order ahead” feature for PayPal’s mobile apps.<p>In the first of …

Archos to debut a dozen new Android devices at IFA

The hardware maker is expected to introduce five tablets and seven smartphones at the annual conference.<p>Archos is preparing to unveil no less than a dozen new Android devices at the annual IFA conference in early September.<p>Archos plans to unveil tablets based around themes such as gaming, …

Mobile

Dell unveils Latitude 7000 series Ultrabooks with Haswell inside

Dell's Haswell-based Latitude laptops have been a tad on the chunky side so far, but the company is making amends by quietly launching its new Latitude 7000 series Ultrabooks. Both the 12.5-inch E7240 and 14-inch E7440 fit Intel's new low-voltage, 1.7GHz Core i3 CPU into an aluminum shell that's …

Mozilla bridges Gmail to Persona log-in

Missing from its first months in beta, Mozilla's Persona Web site log-in system now adds Gmail to its list of sign-in credentials you can use.<p>You can now use your Google account credentials with Mozilla Persona to log in to Web sites, but have no fear: Mozilla assures its users that Google can't …

Software

Best Buy goes on deal-offering frenzy

Popular items like the iPhone 5 and the Microsoft Surface Pro are on sale at the big box retailer. The store is also offering double trade-in value on most mobile devices from August 9 to August 11.<p>Best Buy is known for hosting trade-in deals on single items and devices, but now the big box …

Mobile

Think Twice Before You Save Passwords in Your Chrome Browser

It might be convenient to save your Facebook or e-mail password in your Chrome browser so you don't have to repeatedly type it in, but you might want …

HP Envy Rove 20 review: A tabletop PC that costs less, weighs more - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>HP Envy Rove 20</b> costs a bit less than some other tabletop PCs, includes great audio, and runs long enough to watch a couple of movies without being plugged in.<p><b>The Bad</b> It's heavier than some comparable big-screen systems, uses a lower-end CPU, and the 20-inch display isn't full HD.<p><b>The</b> …

Computer Hardware

PayPal smartphone app could replace credit cards

PayPal's head of retail services says a payment system that recognises customers by their first name and picture via a mobile phone app will let consumers leave their wallets at home.<p>The PayPal app is being used by retailers in Richmond, London, allowing customers to leave their wallet or purse at …

Bebo’s video – another tech founder has the last laugh

It takes some nerve to sell a company for $850m and then describe it as “the biggest repository of online cock and balls ever recorded”.<p>Step forward …

How Many Of Your Friends See Your Facebook Posts? The Debate's Over, It's 35%

Each user post on Facebook is seen by an average 35% of the user's friends, according to a comprehensive recent study led by Stanford University researcher Michael Bernstein, who collaborated with three Facebook data scientists.<p>Facebook changed the algorithm determining what posts show up in your …

Stanford University

A private equity buyer could make money off of BlackBerry, even if it fails

Troubled technology firm BlackBerry is open to the idea of going private, as a way to turn itself around behind closed doors, according to Reuters. BlackBerry could be attractive to a private equity buyer since it throws off a decent amount of cash—it had more than $2.8 billion in cash on its …

BlackBerry

Blackberry shares jump on talk of a shareholder buyout - BBC News

BlackBerry

Google Publishes Factory Images for New Nexus 7

Google has finally published the factory images for its new Nexus 7 tablet, just days after the employee responsible for managing the images quit the role over an apparent dispute with chip-maker Qualcomm (which appears to have been resolved.)<p>Factory images and the accompanying binaries are …