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Dropbox Is Now Available In Six More Languages

Cloud storage and file management provider Dropbox has announced on its blog that its service is now available in six more languages, namely Russian, Polish, Indonesian, Malaysian, and Traditional and Simplified Chinese (note that Dropbox is partially blocked in China).<p>The company says it took …

Tablets conspire with 'good enough' PCs to nuke Windows 8

So, will that be a $399 tablet or $799 Windows 8 PC? The answer to that question is killing the PC upgrade cycle.<p>Maybe the PC isn't dead, but the upgrade cycle may be at death's door, according to an IDC analyst.<p>In the wake of very ugly numbers released today by market researchers IDC and Gartner, …

Apple could unveil 'killer app' this summer, says analyst

Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty contends that the app may be a true mobile wallet, which Apple might unveil as part of iOS 7 in June at its Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>Apple may shake up the next version of iOS with the introduction of a true mobile wallet, forecasts Morgan Stanley analyst Katy …

Twitter is developing a Google Glass experience

As Google Glass approaches commercial release, the head mounted computer seems to be garnering more and more attention from some of the biggest names in the technology world. There has been a lot of debate around the social networking potential of the device, so it’s only natural that Twitter is …

New York Times

Kik Messenger Tops 50M Registered Users, Adding Over 200K Per Day As It Delivers In-App Push For Kik Cards

The messaging space is a hot one these days, and early player Kik is no exception. The Waterloo-based company announced today that its cross-platform messaging app now has over 50 million registered users, and is adding new ones at a rate of over 200,000 per day. Kik recently introduced Kik Cards, …

Apple eyes future devices with flexible displays

A recent job post and two new patent applications offer more clues that the company wants to develop devices with flexible displays.<p>A flexible-display iPhone or iWatch may be on Apple's to-do list after all.<p>The company has already shown interest in flexible devices by filing a few patent …

Nokia Tablet resurfaces in patent and Adidas app preview

It’s not every day you see two tips from different sources on the same product the manufacturer hasn’t yet confirmed to exist. But that’s what’s …

Nokia

Who needs MS Office for iOS and Android? CloudOn's here now

commentary Microsoft's much-rumored Office app for iOS and Android may not pop up until later next year. But CloudOn's Office app fills the bill quite nicely.<p>Those of you waiting for Microsoft to unveil a version of Office for iOS or Android should stop waiting and take CloudOn's Office app for a …

Foursquare raises $41M in debt deal with Silver Lake, others

The company says it nabbed the cash from the Silver Lake Waterman growth debt fund, and took out convertible debt from earlier investors.<p>Foursquare has been able to raise a whopping $41 million, but the funding hasn't come in the form you might expect.<p>The company announced the news today, saying …

BlackBerry 10 launch by the numbers: Over 50% returns, 71% of people don’t want under any circumstances, 83% of Americans unaware it even launched (Updated)

Six years after Apple took the smartphone industry by surprise with its release of the iPhone, former market leader BlackBerry Limited, or <i>RIM</i> as it called itself until just recently, launched what some consider to be a true iPhone competitor.<p>The problem is that almost no one has seemed to notice. A …

First Alleged Part Leaks Surface for Apple’s ‘Budget’ iPhone

While supposed leaked parts have already surfaced for Apple’s next-gen iPhone 5S, and even the claimed “redesigned” 5th-gen iPad, Apple’s budget …

Even the Twitter Elite Say It's OK to Hate Twitter Now

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For a while now, every time some curmudgeon came along to complain about "how terrible Twitter has …

HTC profit slump confirms Samsung and Apple as smartphone leaders

The divergent fortunes within the $200bn (£130bn) global smartphone market were laid bare this week when Taiwan's HTC reported a 98% slump in …

Pandora with friends: Turntable launches Piki, a social radio app for iPhone and web

Can people deliver better music recommendations than algorithms?<p>"We realized early on that Turntable's best feature was also a problem: everybody has to be in a room at exactly the same time," says Billy Chasen, Turntable CEO. As time went on Chasen envisioned a complimentary service that let you …