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Gartner Tablet Sales Forecast: On Target or Pure Fiction?view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Gartner has released a new worldwide tablet sales forecast, covering 2012 through 2016. But… Can you really trust a Gartner forecast for a bunch of products that don’t exist (example: Windows 8 tablets) and a product family whose future is at risk (example: RIM QNX). (IT news)

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What the New iPad Says About What Might be Coming in iPad 4view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – The new iPad isn’t even available to the general public yet, but that won’t stop us from thinking about its successor. The new new iPad, or iPad 4, should arrive sometime in 2013 and based on what Apple has — or hasn’t — done already, we can start making predictions on a fourth iteration of the iconic device. (IT news)

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Has Canonical Found the Keys to the Computing Kingdom?view story

http://www.linuxinsider.com – There seems to be no end in sight to the bold moves and bold proclamations surrounding Ubuntu Linux these days. First we had the debut of Ubuntu TV, surrounded by trumpets and fanfare. Then, late last month, we had the Ubuntu for Android announcement, along with a wide assortment of grand and enthusiastic predictions regarding its significance. (General)

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SwiftKey Launches SDK for Use by Device Manufacturersview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – It appears that SwiftKey is just getting better and better. Today the 3rd-party keyboard developer has announced in Barcelona that it will release the keyboard SDK for use by device and handset manufacturers. The SDK isn’t just for Android folks either as it will also be available for a slew of other OS’ including iOS, QNX/BlackBerry 10, OS X, Windows, etc. As Dr. (IT news)

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Engaging users ‘vital’ for Facebook as Google pushes: reportview story

http://www.itwire.com – Facebook’s goal is to redefine the social media experience by creating an immersive platform that will be the centre of people’s digital lives, making it the dominant platform for rich communications, commercial content and advertising. (IT news)

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NFL Final 4 predictionsview story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – Down to the final four as both the NFC and AFC are set for their conference championships..In the AFC, the New England Patriots will play the Baltimore Ravens in a clash of the best offense against the best defense ..In the NFC, the surging New York Giants will face off against the upstart San Francisco 49'ers in a game that can be a slugfest on either side of the ballJim and John Harbaugh co (HowTos)

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Full Circle Podcast Episode 27 You Cant Buy this Kind of Entertainmentview story

http://fullcirclemagazine.org – Full Circle Podcast Episode 27 You Cant Buy this Kind of Entertainment It’s the final episode of the year: news, predictions, a Figgy pudding and a Pope’s Christmas message. Full Circle Podcast is also a proud member of the Tech Podcasts Network. File Sizes: OGG 48.8Mb MP3 35.1Mb Runtime: 1hr 37mins 05seconds Feeds for both MP3 and OGG: RSS feed, MP3: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/ (Distributions)

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Ten IT news stories we'll read in 2012view story

http://www.networkworld.com – Well, we erred in our 2011 predictions in not repeating a 2010 forecast that Carol Bartz would be ousted as Yahoo CEO -- it was bound to happen, we just called that one too early. Then again, we also predicted last year that Oracle would buy Salesforce.com and have decided not to repeat ourselves this year, so we'll see if we were just ahead on that one, too. (IT news)

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Boosting the value of analytics professionalsview story

http://www.itwire.com – The industry body representing Australian analytics professionals is boosting their value with predictions that they are going to be even more highly sought after – even in hot demand - over the next seven years as the use of analytics by business continues to grow. (IT news)

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minor bug in /etc/apt/preferences (statler)?view story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – Ran into this when trying to pin a package from the unstable branch: Package: * Pin: release a=squeeze Pin-priority: 100After adding: Package: * Pin: release a=sid Pin-priority: 50a simulated dist-upgrade would pull in all of sid (glad I remembered the -s-switch before applying any changes :) )Changing a in n made behavior conform predictions: Pin: release n=squeeze (...) Pin: release n=sidAny rea (HowTos)