FAA May Soon Allow Us To Use Reading Devices During Takeoff And Landing

FAA May Soon Allow Us To Use Reading Devices During Takeoff And Landing

Last year, we had reported that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was reevaluating its stance regarding the use of mobile devices like the iPad and Kindle during takeoff and landing. The FAA had set up a working group to study the use of such mobile devices.

The New York Times now reports that the FAA may loosen rules for using reading devices during takeoff and landing by the end of the year.

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Future Smartphones May Come With Sapphire Displays

Future Smartphones May Come With Sapphire Displays

One of the main reasons for iPhone warranty claims is cracked and broken screens.

With the iPhone 5, Apple addressed part of the problem by replacing the glass back casing with anodized aluminum with inlays along the top and bottom made of  ceramic glass (on the white and silver model) or pigmented glass (on the black and slate model).

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HP Makes a Comeback in the Tablet Market, Launches $169 Android-Based ‘Slate 7′

HP Makes a Comeback in the Tablet Market, Launches $169 Android-Based ‘Slate 7′

A few years back, HP acquired Palm, the makers of WebOS, to compete with Apple and other Android manufacturers in the smartphone and tablet market. Since then a lot has changed — HP’s WebOS based tablet flopped and so did the Pre 3. Following this disaster, the company decided to abandon further WebOS based product development and dumped WebOS in the open source territory.

The ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona brings a few interesting updates to HP’s long and largely unsuccessful saga in the Post-PC era.

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3 ways to keep your iOS devices out of the bedroom

3 ways to keep your iOS devices out of the bedroom

The Wall Street Journal published a piece this week on how there are an increasing number of people working from their beds – and in the wee hours of the morning to boot.

The glow of screens lighting up people’s faces can actually cast a shadow on their productivity and health over the long haul. Side effects can eventually become permanent effects, and that’s definitely not a good thing.

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RapidWeaver 5 is the ideal successor to iWeb [Deals Hub]

RapidWeaver 5 is the ideal successor to iWeb [Deals Hub]

Remember iWeb? It was part of the iLife suite of apps not too long ago, and it allowed you to make websites simply and without having to know a stitch of code. Sure, it did have its limitations, but it got the job done. Sort of.

I remember using iWeb to build my first website, and it looked pretty darn good. But then I found RapidWeaver and saw just how much more my website could be. The creation interfaces weren’t too different, which was a bonus – and it let me amp up that first website several notches above what iWeb could. And now you can get RapidWeaver 5 to help you take your website to beautiful and powerful new heights for only $49 thanks to iPhone Hacks Deals.

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Would you switch to Safari if it was…faster?

Would you switch to Safari if it was…faster?

Lifehacker just did a updated browser showdown to ascertain what “might” be called the best browser for us Mac folks. I’ve been using Chrome over Firefox for a good couple years now, and while I’m rarely (okay never) tempted to try Firefox I’m often tempted to switch to Safari. I’m always wondering, however, if I’m sacrificing something by switching to Apple’s default, built-in browser.

Reading today’s Lifehacker post, however, makes me wonder if I’ve been missing something using Chrome.

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Sh*t Apple Fanboys Say

Sh*t Apple Fanboys Say

Check out this two part video series of the “Sh*t Apple fanboys say” meme by Scott Rose. It’s hilarious.

If you’re an Apple fanatic, then you might have been guilty of saying one of these things.

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OnLive Denies Rumors That Company is Shutting Down; But Maybe Filing For Bankruptcy

OnLive Denies Rumors That Company is Shutting Down; But Maybe Filing For Bankruptcy

The Verge reports that OnLive – the cloud gaming startup has laid off its entire staff and maybe shutting down, according to veteran video game developer Brian Fargo.

Fargo received an email from an OnLive employee who told him that by the end of the day “OnLive as an entity will no longer exist”.

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Google Ordered By FTC To Pay $22.5 Million For Bypassing Safari Privacy Settings

Google Ordered By FTC To Pay $22.5 Million For Bypassing Safari Privacy Settings

Earlier this year, news broke that Google and other online advertisers were bypassing Safari privacy settings to store tracking cookies on a user’s device. The company has, since then, stopped this practice.

Today, the Federal Trade Commission, as expected, announced that Google has agreed to pay a fine of $22.5 million to settle the charges. The fine is the largest ever penalty levied by the FTC for violation of an FTC order.

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Facebook Quietly Adds ‘Find Friends Nearby’ Feature to iOS App

Facebook Quietly Adds ‘Find Friends Nearby’ Feature to iOS App

Facebook’s web and mobile apps have a new feature called “Find Friends Nearby” that, as the name suggests, lets you find friends and potential friends based on their proximity to your current location.

The feature, although not meant to be officially released, is live on Facebook’s website and mobile apps. Word about the feature’s existence was leaked out to TechCrunch.

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