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Microsoft: jQuery 2.0 Will Add Full Support For Windows Store Appsview story

http://techcrunch.com – The next version of jQuery, the popular JavaScript library, will drop support for Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft isn’t very bullish about getting developers to use jQuery 2.0 and HTML5 to develop “a new wave of jQuery-based Windows Store applications.” As Microsoft announced today, Microsoft Open Technologies, the company’s wholly owned (IT news)

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Facebook's Home On Android Could Give You A Sixth Sense For Your Social Lifeview story

http://techcrunch.com – Constant, close contact with your friends. That’s the promise of a “Facebook phone.” The modified Android OS and mobile homescreen replacement that sources tell us Facebook will unveil April 4th pushes your social life to you so fetching it isn’t interruptive. (IT news)

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Ahead Of U.S. Rival PayPal Here, Intuit Pay Rolls Out Its Mobile Commerce Service In The UKview story

http://techcrunch.com – The mobile payment market in Europe continues to get more crowded, with the latest wave of entrants coming from across the pond to join a number of homegrown startups targeting the millions of businesses in the region that still do not accept credit card payments. (IT news)

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BitTitan Eases Office 365 Migrations for Microsoft Partnersview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – BitTitan Inc. has launched UserActivation for Office 365. If it works as advertised, the tool may help channel partners migrate customers to Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) cloud services — including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Lync Online and more. The VAR Guy wonders if Windows Small Business Server (SBS) partners will be among the first users to try this new migration tool. (IT news)

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mplayer audio in fedora18view story

http://forums.fedoraforum.org – Built and installed mplayer on Fedora 18 (had working before in F-16, 12). I had some issues with needed development versions of gtk and zlib to build - apparently the .h files needed are only in the development release, even though the libraries appear to be here by default. The below fixed the config and make for mplayer for me (64 bit version). yum install zlib-devel.x86_64 gtk2-devel.x (HowTos)

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VMware Veteran CTO Exits for VC Firmview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – VMware (NYSE: VMW) veteran chief technology officer (CTO) Steve Herrod, a key driver of the vendor’s virtualization portfolio who joined the company in 2001, has resigned to join the venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners as a managing director. For VMware, there’s no nice and easy way to say that Herrod’s departure is a serious blow. (IT news)

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Support No sound during callsview story

http://androidforums.com – Yesterday I had a new experience of voice calls dialing out OK and connecting OK but no voice at either end. I did tests to and from another mobile and landline with the same results. (General)

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Almond+ Expands The Router’s Domain, Adds Zigbee And Z-Wave Smart Home Controlview story

http://techcrunch.com – The Almond, a router with a small touch screen that achieved significant success on Amazon thanks to a decent price point and excellent reviews, has a successor from parent company Securifi hitting Kickstarter soon. The Almond+ comes with 802.11ac support, boasts a 2.8-inch touchscreen, and can be set up without even connecting to a PC. (IT news)

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Apple’s Cook Talking Smartphone Deal with China Mobile?view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – In mid-December, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) disclosed that it had sold more than 2 million iPhone 5 smartphones in China since the unit’s launch there on Dec. 14, shattering its previous sales records. (IT news)

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DJ Companion Giada Now Gets an Overdub Modeview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Giada, a free, minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs and live performers that can load or record up to 32 samples, is now at version 0.5.6. Giada 0.5.6 features a live sampler from external sources, a live quantizer, a built-in wave editor, an action recorder, and a lot more tools. Highlights of Giada 0.5.6: • A new overdub mode for live recording has been added; • Support for VST prog (General)