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Archive for April 19th, 2012

To email a photo on an iPad:

1. Open the Photos app.

2. Choose a photo you want to send in the photo collection.

3. Tap the button, which is the rectangle with the arrow, in the upper-right corner.

4. Choose “Email Photo”.

5. Enter your recipient info, subject and body text.

6. Tap the “Send” button.

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Our smartphones might allow us to get in touch with anyone we want to, at any time we want to and however we want to. But as it turns out, that’s not enough. When it comes down to it, we all want a smartphone that’s fast. And the key to speed? A fast network.

So, PC World traveled around the country to 13 cities and tested the performance of the four national wireless services – AT&T, Sprint, T-mobile, and Verizon – to see which carrier is truly the fastest.

The winner for fastest average speeds on 3G across the U.S is T-Mobile. That’s for download and upload speeds. In fact, PC World named T-mobile the overall 3G winner because its HSPA+ 21 service is as fast as 4G in many places.

Read more HERE

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Germany upmarket auto firm Audi, owned by Volkswagen, said on Wednesday it is to buy Ducati, the Italian maker of some of the most sought after high-speed motorcycles in the industry.

‘The deal will be completed as soon as possible after it is cleared by the authorities,’ Audi said in a statement.

It did not give financial details but press reports put the price at around 860 million euros (S$1.41 billion).

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Depending on whom you believe, Microsoft (MSFT) will either offer Windows Phone 8 as an upgrade to all current handsets running on Microsoft’s mobile platform or it won’t provide the software to any of those phones. Confusion is quickly rising over the situation, as there’s no official word from Microsoft yet on any future upgrade plans.

The two main reports come from WMPowerUser and The Verge, with the former suggesting the positive outcome: All existing Windows Phone devices will get the upgrade. The information comes from Microsoft evangelist Nuno Silva. I checked the official MSDN blog, and Silva has been an active member there since 2008, writing 27 blog posts with regard to programming using Microsoft technologies. Here’s his statement on the upgrade, via a video interview with a Microsoft enthusiast site:

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Internet auction powerhouse eBay on Wednesday reported that quarterly revenue and profit boomed due in large part to its PayPal online financial transaction service.

The San Jose, California-based company said that net income climbed 20 percent to $570 million on revenue that soared 29 percent to $3.28 billion in the quarter to March 31.

“The first quarter was a strong start to the year for us with momentum continuing in our Marketplaces, PayPal and GSI Commerce (interactive marketing) businesses,” said eBay Inc. chief executive John Donahoe.

“We believe that innovation in retail today is technology driven, and consumers are embracing smarter, easier, better ways to shop.” Read more HERE

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Google CEO Larry Page arrives for his second day on the stand at the Oracle v Google trial.Google CEO Larry Page arrives for his second day on the stand at the Oracle v Google trial.

Google CEO Larry Page spent nearly an hour in a federal courtroom Wednesday deflecting questions about his role in a copyright dispute over some of the technology in his company’s Android software for smartphones.

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Google CEO Larry Page has testified during the company’s trial with Oracle Corp. that he can’t “particularly” recall the identity of Tim Lindholm, a Google engineer who wrote an email Oracle has trumpeted in an effort prove its patent and copyright infringement case against the search giant.

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