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Apps & Software
Gmail iPhone App Gets Less Sucky, Shows New Mail Faster
Not that it was super sucky before. The one glaringly sucky thing about it has been de-suckified, however.
Microsoft to Take Windows XP Off Life Support Despite Its 29% Market Share
Change: It’s inevitable in and of itself, and it’s inevitable that some people don’t like it.
In a Merger of Personalized Magazines, Flipboard Is Buying Zite from CNN
CNN is selling its app and partnering with a former archrival.
FileThis Automatically Gathers and Files Important Documents Online
FileThis is one of the more exciting new products for taking financial records to the digital realm.
GASP! Apple CarPlay Software Runs on BlackBerry’s QNX Platform
The fact that Apple’s in-car software is running atop a QNX platform would be less than newsworthy except for the fact that BlackBerry bought QNX back in 2010.
Quick Gmail Trick: Pre-Write Email Messages with Canned Responses
Sick of sending the same email over and over again? Gmail’s Canned Responses feature saves you from needless typing.
Zynga Wants You Back with New Farmville, Words With Friends and Poker
What’s Facebook? Zynga’s new games are all about phones and tablets.
AT&T KitKat Update for HTC One: Now with a Side of Bloatware
Hope you like auto-installed browser toolbars.
Volvo Shows Off the Apple CarPlay iPhone Interface
Hot on the heels of Apple rolling out the details behind its CarPlay interface, Volvo has posted a video to YouTube showing off what everything will look like.
A Glimpse at Cortana, Microsoft’s Version of Siri and Google Now
The Halo-inspired AI will reportedly follow Google into creepy-useful territory.
Shutterfly “Doodle” Feature Lets You Draw Custom Gifts
Draw pictures or words with your finger in your choice of colors.