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Sony Xperia Jelly Bean Update Schedule Revealed

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Sony revealed the Android 4.1 update schedule for its 2012 Xperia smartphones on Monday. Sony Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V will be getting the Jelly Bean update “during February and March,” while Xperia P, Xperia J and Xperia go will be upgraded “from the end of March,” according to Sony Mobile’s... 

The Simple Trick To Use Google Maps With Siri

For all her faults, Siri is a useful companion. Sometimes. But she defaults to Apple Maps. Thankfully it’s rather simple to trick Siri into giving you directions with Google Maps instead. No jailbreak required. As shown in the video above, instead of saying, “Take me to the nearest Best Buy,” tell Siri “Take me to the nearest Best Buy via transit.” Those two little extra... 

Windows Phone 7.8 Starts Rolling Out to Nokia 800

Nokia has started rolling out its Windows Phone 7.8 software to some Nokia 800s, WP7.nl reports Microsoft’s not-quite-WP8 update for devices which launched with Windows Phone 7 will also be coming to Nokia Lumia 510 and 900, but Lumia 800 seems to be first to take the plunge After the update, Lumia 800 owners can expect a number of upgrades, including resizable Live Tiles, more theme and accent... 

Inside 1871, Downtown Chicago’s Huge New Center For All Things Tech [TCTV]

History has shown us again and again that great things can be born out of tough times. It happened in the early 2000s, when companies such as Amazon, eBay, and Google rose to great heights out of the ashes of the dot-com bust. It happened in the 19th century, after the Great Fire of Chicago destroyed huge swaths of the city in October 1871 — a hugely destructive event which had the silver lining... 

Google Analytics Shows You What Bad Web Practices Look Like in Real Life

Using a series of cautionary (and hilarious) YouTube videos, Google Analytics shows examples of poor web design and digital marketing — but in real life. Specifically, the service counsels companies on landing-page optimization, site search (see video above) and online checkout, by re-imagining these tools as situations in a grocery-store setting. Poor search, for example, is illustrated by... 

Ron Conway: The Painting

Ron Conway, Silicon Valley’s best known angel investor, got quite a gift this evening. Laurene Jobs, the wife of the late Steve Jobs, dropped by the Conway annual holiday party this evening and unveiled what I can only describe as an epic painting of the man. It was hung on the wall and just about everyone in attendance took a picture. The painting is based on a photo taken of Ron and his dog... 

Internet Explorer Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Track Mouse Movements

A vulnerability in different versions of Microsoft’s widely used browser Internet Explorer can allow hackers to track the movements of your mouse. This can potentially reveal sensitive data introduced via virtual keyboards, which are used precisely to avoid data theft via another online threat: key stroke loggers. Spider.io found out that Internet Explorer versions 6 to 10 are vulnerable to... 

Source: Cisco Takes Secretive Role As “Unnamed Silicon Valley Industry Titan” In WhipTail’s $31M Round

According to multiple sources, Cisco has taken a secretive role as the “Unnamed Silicon Valley industry titan” in a $31 million round for WhipTail, a flash storage company that also took investment from SanDisk and other investors. The Series C round of funding included investment from Ignition Partners, RRE Ventures and Spring Mountain Capital. Silicon Valley Bank provided debt financing.... 
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