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IE10 blows past IE7 and IE6 s combined market share, Firefox gains too, but Chrome hits 21-month low – and more links to check out

A lot of exciting stuff today, from people such as Chuck Schumer and places like Mars.

Ok, let’s get going. The links:

– Best Buy is offering a free -> $150 iPhone 5 trade-in offer, but it may not be your best bet – “Best Buy will be offering $150 trade-in value for any iPhone 4 / 4S, yielding a free 16GB iPhone 5 (Sprint, Verizon or AT&T) with a 2 year contract thanks to their current $50 off promo” – [9to5mac.com]

– “”Is your face red from all this Mars dust, or is it the gamma-rays?”” – [Round trip to Mars would push radiation safety limits – arstechnica.com]

– IE10 blows past IE7 and IE6 s combined market share, Firefox gains too, but Chrome hits 21-month low – “The latest market share numbers from Net Applications show only Chrome lost share last month” – [thenextweb.com]

– “In a report this morning, one of the better Apple analysts, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI securities listed his forecast for MacBook Pro and Air updates expected at WWDC” – [WWDC 2013: Slimmer Retina MacBook Pro w/1080P camera and MacBook Air microphone improvements expected – 9to5mac.com]

– Tablet/Laptop Hybrids Are A Great Idea, But Can The HP Envy x2 Live Up To The Promise? – “I think the idea of combining a tablet with a removable keyboard to create tablet/laptop hybrid is a great idea – and the HP Envy X2 makes a brave attempt to combine the two form factors into a viable hybrid” – [readwrite.com]

– Schumer voices confidence in Holder and says immigration reform is on track – “Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the third-ranking senator in the Democratic leadership, voiced confidence in Attorney General Eric Holder on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday” – [nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com]

– “PC makers’ revolt against Windows continues as Acer preps all-in-one Android (operating system) desktop – Saturday, June 01, 2013, 01:52 pm PC makers’ revolt against Windows continues as Acer preps all-in-one Android desktop It’s no secret that the makers of traditional computing devices are less than pleased with some of Microsoft‘s more recent moves, and a new announcement from Acer marks the continuation of a trend that may give the software giant pause: PC giants increasingly releasing regular PC form factors and other devices running not Windows, but Google’s Android operating system” – [appleinsider.com]
– “How Facebook could turn Home around by expanding integration with its own feature set – Facebook constantly evolves to help people better connect with one another” – [thenextweb.com]

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MySQL Co-Founder Wants You To Pay Up For Open Source – and more links for you

I have got lots of technology related links to look over and a variety of topics covering Intrinsity, Market share, MySQL, IOS, IPhone, IPhone 5 and IPod Touch.

So let’s not wait any more, here are the links:

– “Friday, May 31, 2013, 02:43 pm Apple’s graphics chip development center in Orlando, Florida houses former AMD, Intrinsity engineers Apple’s new graphics chip development facility in Central Florida features the Intrinsity team that was acquired years ago, as well as newly recruited employees from AMD, according to a new report” – [Apple’s graphics chip development center in Orlando houses former AMD, Intrinsity engineers – appleinsider.com]

– “IE10 blows past IE7 and IE6 s combined market share, Firefox gains too, but Chrome hits 21-month low – The latest market share numbers from Net Applications show only Chrome lost share last month” – [thenextweb.com]
– “MySQL Co-Founder Wants You To Pay Up For Open Source – Monty Widenius, co-founder of MySQL and founder of MariaDB, just came to a surprise revelation: most people use open source for free” – [readwrite.com]
– “Apogee Duet 2 review: Truly pro audio comes to your Mac AND iOS devices – The direct digital connection of the Duet to your IPad is certified by Apple’s Made for IOS specifications program, and truly does sound spectacular” – [thenextweb.com]
– “Chicago Sun-Times axes all staff photographers, offers reporters ‘iPhoneography training’ – Friday, May 31, 2013, 08:04 pm Chicago Sun-Times axes all staff photographers, offers reporters ‘iPhoneography training’ The Chicago Sun-Times, one of the oldest daily newspapers in America, fired its entire pool of 28 photographers on Friday, and plans to source future graphics from reporters who will be trained to capture print-worthy images with their iPhones” – [appleinsider.com]
– “Best Buy is offering a free -> $150 iPhone 5 trade-in offer, but it may not be your best bet – Best Buy will be offering $150 trade-in value for any iPhone 4 / 4S, yielding a free 16GB iPhone 5 (Sprint, Verizon or AT&T) with a 2 year contract thanks to their current $50 off promo” – [9to5mac.com]
– “Saturday, June 01, 2013, 01:37 pm Teardown of Apple’s new 16GB IPod touch finds few changes from other 5th-gen models A peek inside Apple’s updated 16-gigabyte iPod touch has discovered that the spaces where the camera and wrist strap loop are located in other models have simply been left empty” – [Teardown of Apple’s new 16GB iPod touch finds few changes from other 5th-gen models – appleinsider.com]

Google’s Sundar Pichai confirms HTC One with stock Android coming June 26 – and more links for you

So, the links are:

– “I think the idea of combining a tablet with a removable keyboard to create tablet/laptop hybrid is a great idea – and the HP Envy X2 makes a brave attempt to combine the two form factors into a viable hybrid” – [Tablet/Laptop Hybrids Are A Great Idea, But Can The HP Envy x2 Live Up To The Promise? – readwrite.com]

– “Google‘s Sundar Pichai confirms HTC One with stock Android (operating system) coming June 26 – Google’s Sundar Pichai, who has been running the Android team since Andy Rubin’s departure in March, just announced that a stock Android edition of the HTC One would be coming to the Google Play store on June 26th” – [arstechnica.com]
– Supply chain showing ‘signs of life’ as Apple gears up for Sept. launch of ‘iPhone 5S’ – “Thursday, May 30, 2013, 08:48 am Supply chain showing ‘signs of life’ as Apple gears up for Sept. launch of ‘iPhone 5S’ A key Apple supplier has revealed that its largest North American customer is gearing up for the launch of a next-generation smartphone, suggesting Apple could be in the midst of preparing for a September launch of its next iPhone” – [appleinsider.com]

– Shazam officially hits Windows Phone 8 with homescreen tagging and Xbox and Nokia Music integration – “Exactly one week after Shazam launched an all-new IPad app, the music discovery and tagging service has officially unveiled its new Windows Phone 8-optimized version” – [thenextweb.com]

Horace Dediu has four questions for Apple’s Tim Cook – plus my links selection

I have got lots of tech related links to run through and various topics covering Mexico, Steve Jobs, China and Horace Dediu.

Ok, let’s get going. The links:

  • Family of US woman jailed in Mexico holds out hope for quick release – “Yanira Maldonado’s family remains optimistic after she was accused of drug smuggling while crossing the border from Mexico back into the U.S” – [usnews.nbcnews.com]
  • Apple’s Tim Cook on watches, taxes and how he’s like Steve Jobs – “Apple’s Tim Cook on watches, taxes and how he’s like Steve Jobs By Philip Elmer-DeWittMay 28, 2013: 11:01 PM ETHighlights from Apple CEO’sappearance at the 2013 AllThingsD conference” – [tech.fortune.cnn.com]
  • Amazon sets prices for Kindle devices in China ahead of June 7 launch: Report – “China’s long wait for Amazon’s devices could soon finally be over, according to a reportthat claims the Kindle reader and Kindle Fire will officially launch in the country on June 7 and that Amazon has already set prices for its devices” – [thenextweb.com]
  • “Horace Dediu has four questions for Apple’s Tim Cook By Philip Elmer-DeWittMay 24, 2013: 5:10 PM ETIn advance of Cook’s appearance at D11 next week, a deep dive into Apple’s business” – [Horace Dediu has four questions for Apple’s Tim Cook – tech.fortune.cnn.com]

Why doesn’t Apple cut its prices and sell more iPhones? – and more links for you

We’re dealing with companies (Stratfor and Google), people (Ronnie Screwvala) and everything else in between.

So let’s not wait any more, here are all the links:

  • Why doesn’t Apple cut its prices and sell more iPhones? – “The angriest response camefrom Jay Yarow at Business Insider, a publication that likes to describe Apple’s market share as “dead in the water.”” – [tech.fortune.cnn.com]
  • “Ronnie Screwvala: The Indian billionaire working for Disney May 28, 2013: 9:54 AM ETBollywood pioneer Ronnie Screwvala is Disney’s point man in India” – [Ronnie Screwvala: The Indian billionaire working for Disney – tech.fortune.cnn.com]
  • Acer Aspire R7: Full Review – “Acer Aspire R7 Review by Daniel Berg on May 28, 2013 Pros: Great high-definition display; Fantastic audio; Unique design supporting multiple viewing modes Cons: Awkward touchpad placement; Below-average battery life; Relatively slow hard drive; Feels heavy in tablet mode The Verdict: The Acer Aspire R7 presents a unique touch-friendly design with its floating display, but putting the touchpad above the keyboard feels awkward” – [www.laptopmag.com]
  • Wary of iOS-Android (operating system) duopoly, LG & Foxconn turn to Firefox – “Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 03:22 pm Wary of iOS-Android duopoly, LG & Foxconn turn to Firefox Apple’s IOS and Google’s Android dominate the mobile computing segment, running on more than nine out of ten devices, but now a major Android manufacturer and a major Apple supplier are beginning to look elsewhere in order to pull away from the duopoly, The past several days have seen reports that Foxconn is diversifying its business in light of declining profits from its work as an Apple supplier” – [appleinsider.com]
  • LulzSec member Jeremy Hammond pleads guilty to Stratfor hack – “Hammond admits that he worked with Anonymous (film) to hack into the website of private intelligence company Stratfor as well as other sites involved in the law enforcement and intelligence sphere” – [arstechnica.com]
  • Tim Cook says Apple has a “grand vision” for the Apple TV – “At the All Things D11 conference, happening right now (check out our liveblog for more coverage), Tim Cook revealed that Apple has a “grand vision” in terms of the Apple TV” – [9to5mac.com]
  • “EU to seek more Google concessions Posted on 29 May 2013 at 08:26 EU regulators are likely to press Google for further concessions to end a three-year investigation into complaints it squeezed out web rivals, the EU antitrust chief said” – [EU to seek more Google concessions – www.pcpro.co.uk]

TV Viewing Achievements May Be in the Future for Xbox Users – and more links to check out

We have got a lot of tech related links to look through and a number of topics covering Windows Phone, Steve Jobs, IOS and Xbox.

Ok, let’s get going. The links:

– “Google and Microsoft make Windows Phone YouTube app worse while they write a new one – After Google initially complained about Microsoft’s Windows Phone YouTube app, it appears that the two companies are now working together to provide some kind of a solution” – [arstechnica.com]
– “Steve Jobs “fundamentally odd”, Bill Gates “basically unimaginative” – Gates & Jobs in quotes – Business Insider has gathered together a fun little collection of quotes by Steve Jobs and Bill Gates on each other, taken fromWalter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs All the quotes come from the book, so there’s nothing new in them, but it’s an amusing collection pulled together in that way” – [9to5mac.com]
– “Saturday, May 25, 2013, 04:44 pm Editorial: Apple’s IOS 7 needs exclusive, distinctive features, not just a flat UI There’s intense interest blooming around reports that Apple plans to revamp the look of iOS 7 with a flatter appearance” – [Editorial: Apple’s iOS 7 needs exclusive, distinctive features, not just a flat UI – appleinsider.com]

– “Microsoft has offered many types achievements and trophies performing specific tasks while gaming on the Xbox 360” – [TV Viewing Achievements May Be in the Future for Xbox Users – www.dailytech.com]

‘We will rise’: Memorial service honors Oklahoma tornado victims – and top links

We’ve got lots of technology related links to run through and a number of topics covering Android (operating system), App Store (iOS), IPhone, Windows Phone and Oklahoma.

Ok, why don’t we get going. The links:

– “British broadcaster BSkyB has its Android (operating system) app listings and Help Twitter feed hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army – Sky News released a statement earlier today: “Sky Android apps previously downloaded by Sky customers are unaffected and there is no need to remove them from an Android device.”” – [thenextweb.com]
– Verizon Cloud iPhone backup software launches on Apple’s App Store (iOS) – “Friday, May 24, 2013, 11:39 am Verizon Cloud iPhone backup software launches on Apple’s App Store Verizon this week launched a new iPhone application for its subscribers that gives access to the carrier’s cloud-based syncing and backup service” – [appleinsider.com]

– Why doesn’t Apple cut its prices and sell more iPhones? – “The angriest response camefrom Jay Yarow at Business Insider, a publication that likes to describe Apple’s market share as “dead in the water.”” – [tech.fortune.cnn.com]

– “After Google initially complained about Microsoft‘s Windows Phone YouTube app, it appears that the two companies are now working together to provide some kind of a solution” – [Google and Microsoft make Windows Phone YouTube app worse while they write a new one – arstechnica.com]

– “‘We will rise’: Memorial service honors Oklahoma tornado victims – “Being a native Oklahoman” – [usnews.nbcnews.com]