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Weekly Link Roundup 7/6/2012

  • July 6, 2012

We know you have been waiting all week for this amazing list of technology news. Well it will at least take up the last hour before you can head out of the office for a relaxing weekend. As always if you found something interesting and newsworthy to add just drop the link in a comment.

Google has made Drive available to iPad and iPhone users, but they forgot to include an edit button. You can edit, but you have to leave the Google Drive app and go to Safari to make any changes. Read on for step by step instructions on how to use Drive and how to edit.
http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57463417-285/getting-started-with-google-docs-for-ios/

Foursquare has added a new feature, Connected Apps, to its app and Web site. Sounds like Foursquare just got even cooler for instructions on how to use the new feature follow the link below.
http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57464017-285/add-apps-to-foursquare-for-more-info-at-check-in/

Have you been wondering just how tapped in our society is in comparison to a couple of years ago? I knew you were that’s why this week we are bringing you an article that breaks down all of the numbers. Now you can stop spending hours wondering about this stuff and do something fun this weekend.
http://pewinternet.org/Commentary/2012/February/Pew-Internet-Mobile.aspx

Now that we are aware just how tapped in you all are, we figured we would give you some quality travel apps to use on all of your devices. If you are like me and one of your major expenses in a year is travel then you will definitely want to read this article. I have my eye on the City Maps 2Go and Ultralingua Apps for my upcoming trip to Tokyo and Seoul.
http://www.blackenterprise.com/technology/10-best-travel-apps-for-your-next-vacation/

If you have been patiently waiting for the next version of iPhone to be released, it might come earlier than originally thought. Media outlets are speculating that Apple is going to release the iPhone early due to how well the Samsung Galaxy S3 has done since its release. Read the rest of the article here
http://www.emirates247.com/business/technology/apple-s-iphone-5-to-be-released-in-august-2012-07-02-1.465348

Now that you have read the iPhone 5 is going to be released early, should you wait for it to come out or go with a Samsung Galaxy S3? This article breaks it down for you.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57465442-94/wait-for-the-iphone-5-or-go-google-android/?tag=nl.e703

There is also speculation that Apple may release an iPad Mini in October that will cost $299. Would you go for the Mini or just save up for the real thing?
http://mashable.com/2012/07/02/apple-ipad-mini-october/

The last few weeks there have been a lot of acquisitions taking place in the tech world and it doesn’t feel like it would be a weekly link roundup without an article on an acquisition. It’s not Microsoft buying Yammer or Facebook buying Face.com, but there was more money involved. This week Dell bought Quest Software for $2.4 billion. Read more about the deal here.
http://money.cnn.com/2012/07/02/technology/dell-quest/index.htm

No more mouse for your computer? It almost doesn’t seem possible, but it may become a reality sooner rather than later. This is all thanks to the technology that makes browsing on your tablet or smartphone a reality. Touch. I just wonder who is going to think of a great way to recycle all of those mice.
http://money.cnn.com/2012/07/02/technology/gesture-recognition-mouse.fortune/index.htm

There has been a lot of discussion this week about the “Declaration of Internet Freedom” on the internet. The following article highlights the five main principles of the document. What would you add or change?
http://mashable.com/2012/07/02/declaration-internet-freedom/

For any of you out there who are like me and rely on Google Analytics in your job, this article offers some interesting information about how Google Analytics actually works and how you can better utilize it.
http://mashable.com/2012/07/02/5-little-known-facts-about-google-analytics/

Mozilla announced this week that in 2013 Firefox OS, an open mobile operating system, will be released. The article below has more information about the exciting news and also some samples of what the OS will look like.
http://mashable.com/2012/07/02/firefox-os/

Ending a two year deal Twitter cuts off LinkedIn. Previously you were able to sync your Twitter and LinkedIn accounts so that you could share your Tweets on LinkedIn. This is no longer an option, however, you can still post updates to Twitter from LinkedIn. Read on for more information on how this might affect you.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-57464956-501465/twitter-cuts-off-service-to-linkedin-api-changes-draw-ire/

Is there a PC killer in our midst? Pano announced last week that it will release an inexpensive device that links directly to a central server, cutting out the need to have expensive semiconductors with central processing units in computers. Read on for more information.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/03/panos-pc-killer/?smid=li-share

On Monday thousands of people will lose Web access, the FBI will be shutting off servers that were used to keep those infected with the DNSChanger malware on the internet. The malware was first discovered in 2007 and late last year the FBI converted rogue servers to clean servers. Read the article below for more information and for the steps you need to take before Monday if you were infected.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57466871-83/web-users-beware-dnschanger-victims-lose-web-access-july-9/?tag=nl.e703

This last Monday Microsoft announced that if you are running Windows XP or higher you will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 (when it is released this fall) for just $40. This is a lot less than the software giant usually charges customers to upgrade their operating systems. Read on for more information about how to get Windows 8.
http://money.cnn.com/2012/07/03/technology/windows-8-upgrade/index.htm

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