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iPad Mini: Production starts Sept in Brazil, thin as iPod touch?view story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Alex Zaharov-Reutt | Published in: Home ITA thinner iPad Mini is getting an iPad Maxi load of theoretical confirmation through reports of leaked information from handily anonymous sources, claiming production will be in Foxconn’s Brazil plant and just awaiting the order to go. (IT news)

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Firefox OS Slinks Onto Smartphone Stageview story

http://ectnews.com.feedsportal.com – While Mozilla has seen its share of the browser market decline, losing much ground to Chrome, Firefox could challenge another Google technology. On Monday Mozilla, announced that the Firefox OS mobile platform, previously known as "Boot to Gecko," would be used by a number of mobile carriers including Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telfonica and Tenenor. (General)

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The great data roaming rip-off: prices from $0.25 to $50 per MBview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Stuart CornerOpera Software has produced a report that highlights the enormous variation in the prices charged for international mobile data roaming. {loadposition stuart}Unfortunately the operators are not identified, and Australia is not included in the coverage either as a roaming destination or country of origin. (IT news)

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Linux Mint 13 “Maya” Xfce RC released!view story

http://blog.linuxmint.com – The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC. Linux Mint 13 Xfce New features at a glance: Xfce 4.10 mintMenu and MATE applets MDM Artwork improvements Search engines For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 13 Xfce“. Important info: mintMenu in Xfce Xfwm margins Xfce trash in live mode Boot hangs on system (Distributions)

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Distribution Watch: Avnet, BrightPoint, Computerlinksview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Happy Friday and welcome to this week’s Distribution Watch, which highlights the latest in disty doings you need to know about. This week the watch is on Avnet (NYSE: AVNT), BrightPoint and Computerlinks. Focus, now. Avnet: The Phoenix-based distribution powerhouse has expanded in Latin America with the opening of a new full-service technology integration center in Joinville, Brazil. (IT news)

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Final Archimedes testing startedview story

http://chakra-project.org – The machine is a corei7 3770 (Ivy bridge) with an OCZ Vertex4 SSD, no swap partition , Aetheros wifi (though I'm on wired connection), ATI Radeon 5850 and non free drivers, installed using Brazilian Portuguese, dual booting with Win7.I wonder why it picked the Datatech mirror first, instead of ufpr.br, which is in Brazil. Noticed some weard placing of cities on Marble when zooming in. (HowTos)

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M2M technology company Telit enters Asia Pacific marketview story

http://www.itwire.com – M2M technology specialist, Telit Wireless Solutions, has entered the regional market with the opening of an office in Melbourne and is on the lookout for staff. {loadposition stuart}The company was founded in Italy but is now headquartered in the UK and is listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.Teleit said the new office would "serve the growing M2M markets in Au (IT news)

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HTC Halting Business in Brazil, Effective Immediatelyview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – A spokesperson representing HTC has informed AndroidPit that the company is stopping sales of all HTC phones effective immediately in Brazil. They have already released dozens of employees and are leaving the Brazilian smartphone market for the time being. (IT news)

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How to bypass youtube's local cache?view story

http://unix.stackexchange.com – Youtube performance here in Brazil has been terrible lately. Checking my browser's activity I can see that my ISP has a local youtube cache and serves videos in 1.7mb chunks. Talking to some friends we verified that at least 2 of the major ISPs in Brazil are doing this. I know that I could use a proxy to direct my traffic, but I dont want to do it for everything, as its only youtube thats been re (HowTos)

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Beta means Pizza. Join the Party or Make your Own!view story

http://news.opensuse.org – So, we’re delaying our release. And Coolo has announced we will do another Beta. There will be plenty of time after the beta and before the release which means: we can test the heck out of it! That calls for… a BetaPizzaParty! You might know the drill by now – we’ve done this before. (Distributions)