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How Mobile Apps Are Changing Desktop Software

First, they revolutionized smartphones. Now, app stores for Macs and Windows PCs are changing the way we work on laptops and desktops--for better and for worse.

New iPod Nano: Shapeshifting One More Time?

According to one Japanese blog, the upcoming nano will return to the sleek-and-slim design of its 4thi and 5th-generation predecessors.


Windows Server 2012 to Ship in August

Closely following a similar announcement for its Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft also said it will release to manufacturers (RTM) its next-generation operating system for the server, Windows Server 2012, next month.

RealNetworks CEO Quits, Rob Glaser Returns on Interim Basis

Thomas Nielsen has stepped down after just eight months as CEO of RealNetworks, the Seattle-based company best known for its RealPlayer multimedia-streaming...

Android App Showcase: 15 of the Year's Best Apps, So Far

We cherry-picked the Google Play store for great Android apps--including games, productivity boosters, money-savers, and more--for your app-using pleasure.


VLC Player Beta Lands on Android

VLC for Android offers access to your entire video and media library with full search capabilities -- if your phone is among those supported.


Adobe Says No Flash Player for Android 4.1, Will Withdraw App

No certified implementations of Adobe Systems' Flash Player will ship for Android 4.1, and on August 15 the player will no longer be available for download from Google Play.


Nexus Q Living Room Battle: Google vs. Apple TV vs. the Rest (Chart)

How does the Nexus Q compare against the current living room superstars such as Apple TV? Here is a feature rundown.


Spotify Launches Mobile Radio Service for All Levels of Users

Spotify's mobile products were originally available only subscribers who paid for its premium service. Warning: This works on iOS devices only.

Canon to Launch Augmented-Reality Platform Based on Head-Mounted Displays

Canon said Monday it will launch a new augmented-reality platform that uses head-mounted displays to realistically project virtual images onto real backgrounds.

Draw Something Mobile Game Aims for Prime Time TV

The popular mobile and social game is reportedly coming to TV as a game show, where home audiences can compete with celebrities and show off their artistic skills.


Apple's Ping Social Network to Shutter, Report

Apple will shut down its music-focused social networking service Ping in favor of partnerships with Facebook and Twitter, according to an online report.


Microsoft Touts Windows Server 2012, Azure for Data Center 'cloud OS'

Microsoft kicked off its TechEd North America conference with a wide-ranging keynote session that was short on "wow" news but heavy on positioning for Windows Server.