July 2010

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Time off

Just to tell you tht I am taking some time off. We are on holidays in Salou, in Spain, with limited Internet access. Back in August ;-)

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Google Launches App Inventor: DIY App Creation Tool for Android

Google launched “App Inventor,” a do-it-yourself mobile app creation tool that lets anyone build their own Android applications without needing to know how to program or even write a line of code. Instead, using an online interface, would-be developers visually design the app’s interface and interactions, using drag-and-drop blocks that specify what the app should […]

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Google Maps Adds Built-In URL Shortening

Sending someone a Google Maps URL can be a pain, because they tend to be very long. To remedy this, Google has integrated theirpreviously mentioned goo.gl URL shortening service into Google Maps, so you can shorten links right from the map. The feature is still in Google Labs, so you'll need to turn it on by clicking […]

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Single-Serving Wine Glass is a Perfect Picnic or Party Ware

We drink beer from bottles, but even with a small single-serving wine bottle there is always a glass – so why not combine the two in to one and save everyone some hassle? These plastic glasses might not go over well at a formal dinner party, but for a toast-on-the-go or quick picnic they could […]

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Great Travel guides for the iPhone

Condé Nast Digital Britain recently unveiled a series of apps for the iPhone and iPod touch, dubbed Condé Nast Traveller City Guides. There are four separate apps for Barcelona, New York, Paris and Rome priced at around $9.99 each. The apps [iTunes link] are divided into six sections containing more than 500 searchable listings, complete with venue […]

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Fring for iPhone gets 2 way video calls over 3G, even without iPhone 4

The Fring app, known by consolidating together Internet Messanging services such as Skype, MSN, Gtalk, ICQ and others, has just released an update that in the iPhone 4 allows to use the front camera for video conferencing using 3G. This is big. Now if you have an iPhone 4 you are not obliged to use […]

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Soho OS Lands $1M, Opens Business Management Suite To All Small Businesses

A couple of months ago techcrunch covered Soho OS,describing its offering as a soup-to-nuts “hybrid of Quicken + Zoho + SalesForce”. Today, the company is announcing that it has secured $1 million in funding from The Time. This is on top of the $250K the company had raised in its pre-seed round. The company has already begun […]

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10 New Retail Rules: What Would Google Do?

10 New Retail Rules: What Would Google Do? by Jeff Jarvis Inspires New White Paper Inspired by Jeff Jarvis’s book What Would Google Do?, Oracle has prepared a new white paper that outlines 10 ways retailers can profitably navigate today’s competitive landscape, which is marked by transformative consumer technologies as well as profound macroeconomic changes. […]

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Keep your books library in the cloud

Let’s talk about books. If you read blogs probably you enjoy reading books. During our lives we accumulate a ton of books and magazines. Well magazines we can bin (some of us) but books we keep. Now with ebooks this is changing. There are still a lot of people who still things that all this […]

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Tour de France 2010 real time with bing maps

Looking for tools to help you follow the 2010 Tour de France? Microsoft has built an app for Bing Maps that visualizes the various stages of the race and provides information like weather and results. You can see the routes the cyclists are taking on the map, including important points like the beginnings and ends of stages. […]

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Evo vs. iPhone: second round

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Traveling? Create your own travel guide

Stay.com turns travel planning into a fun and social activity. Have fun discovering some of the best attractions, restaurants and hotels around the world, collect places you find interesting in your own guide and share it with family and friends. Forget about your already outdated travel books. Stay.com has updated information on thousands of places […]

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44 Creative Logo Designs with hidden symbols

Since I found out that the Carrefour logo (French supermarket chain) had a hidden “c” (in white), I started seeing a lot of logos with hidden stuff. Here you have some: Carrefour Living in France and having Carrefour supermarket all around Europe, it is only now that I realized that there is a “C” in […]

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