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WordPress 3.1.1 is a recommended security update, also improves performance

WordPress.org, the insanely popular self-hosted blogging platform, has just received an update that bumps it to version 3.1.1. According to the official blog post on the matter -- and made obvious by the minor revision number -- this isn't a release centered on exciting new features, but that really shouldn't deter any WordPress.org user from updating. WordPress 3.1.1 contains many security...

IMDb app for iOS adds Watchlist, magical search, AirPlay for trailers, and more

IMDb has updated its iOS app to version 2.1. The new release has a few nice features added, along with the usual bug fixes and performance improvements. You can now create and maintain a Watchlist, to which you can add movies and TV shows that interest you. The aptly-named 'magical search' behaves in the way Google Instant does, showing results while you type. There's also added support for...

Miro 4 will add mobile device sync and home network media sharing

Miro, the open source cross-platform app that lets you easily watch and subscribe to online video and audio content, is set to add a couple of nifty features in its upcoming new major version, Miro 4. Miro 4 will come with mobile device sync capabilities. This will allow for automatic transfers of downloaded media to mobile phones, tablets, or even external hard drives. And while it's at...

Google launches beautiful online magazine Think Quarterly

Who would've thought it: First Netflix dives into the original content foray, and now the ultimate aggregator is also getting in on the action. In a rather weird twist of fate, Google has published the first edition of its new online magazine: Think Quarterly. Think Quarterly is, in the words of Matt Brittin, Google's UK & Ireland Operations Managing Director, "a breathing space in a...

Wall Street Journal starts selling single issues through its iPad app

The Wall Street Journal has started selling single issues via its iPad app today, allowing even those who don't subscribe to the publication to get the full digital edition of each day's newspaper. The WSJ iPad app offers some content for free, but full access to each WSJ issue has so far been restricted to subscribers only. This changes today. For $1.99, you'll get the digital equivalent of...

Mobile torrenting: how to manage and stream downloads from your phone

While exciting progress is being made in the realm of high-speed mobile data, it will be a long time indeed before wireless operators can catch up with wired bandwidth and ubiquity. For the time being, mass data transfer will be one of the few things that will stay within the realm of home and office computing, on DSL and Cable connections. Still, just because you run your BitTorrent client on...

Media Converter for Mac is a simple, easy to use app for all your video conversion needs

The intuitively-named Media Converter for Mac is one of the easiest to use video converters on any platform, and it's certainly a great fit for those who don't want to fiddle around with the endless settings in tools such as Handbrake. Media Converter lets you quickly convert any video file into a suitable format for your iPod or for a DVD, while also letting you perform tasks such as ripping...

The Tunnel will be the first movie simultaneously released on BitTorrent and DVD

Paramount, with its upcoming horror/thriller movie The Tunnel, is hoping to turn movie distribution on its head by offering it as a legal BitTorrent download. This will be the first movie to be released simultaneously on DVD and BitTorrent -- legally, that is. But wait, there's more! The film's producers are "selling off" frames one by one, for $1 each, a la Million Dollar Homepage (although...

First Hollywood film made for the Internet premieres on YouTube

Now playing in the YouTube Screening Room, 'Girl Walks Into A Bar' is the 'first ever' Hollywood film created specifically for the Internet. Brought to you for free in partnership with Lexus, the Sebastian Gutiérrez-directed film is a comedy charting the events of a single night involving a seemingly unrelated group of people, including a desperate dentist, an undercover private...

Adobe Lightroom 3.4 RC now available at Adobe Labs (get Lightroom for free)

It's always a pleasure when Adobe posts something to their Labs page for users to try, but it's even better when it's a release-candidate for one of their best pieces of software. Today it's version 3.4 RC of Lightroom, which is code for a completely free copy of the latest Adobe Lightroom. The RC, which is available at Adobe Labs right now, is mainly a giant bug-fix for the still-young...

Songbird Beta 3 for Android now available for download

Songbird, the Mozilla-powered Android media player, has just hit its third beta release. The free application has gotten better and better with each beta release, and now comes packing a few decent features. Apart from a plethora of bug fixes, here are the changes from beta 2: Playlist creation and editing Settings options Set your favorite song as a ringtone Better interaction...

CNN launches free app for Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets

CNN has launched an application specifically optimized for use on tablets running Android 3.0 Honeycomb yesterday. The app is one of the first to be optimized for the newest version of Android and not be developed directly by Google. CNN no doubt wants to quickly take advantage of the hype surrounding the newest Android-based tablets such as the just-released Motorola Xoom. The app's...

DAR.fm is a cloud-based DVR for radio

DAR.fm is a new startup that aims to become the DVR for radio. It works on the same basic principle, and DAR even stands for Digital Audio Recorder. DAR.fm has been created by Michael Robertson, previously the founder of MP3.com. Just like DVR allows you to record your favorite television shows, DAR.fm lets you schedule recordings of your favorite radio shows. Only DAR.fm does all this in...

Banshee media player for Windows goes alpha

Banshee has been one of the top Linux media players for ages, and now the venerable audio and video app has officially made its way to Windows. The first alpha release of Banshee for Windows is now available for download, and it's exactly what you would expect: it's very true to the Linux experience, and it's got a few kinks which still need working out before it's ready for prime time on...

Flash 10.2 available to Honeycomb tablets in a 'few weeks,' Motorola Xoom shipping without it

Adobe announced yesterday that a tablet optimized-Flash Player 10.2 will come pre-installed on some slates, but will be an OTA download for most Android Honeycomb tablets available in 'a few weeks.' What this means is that the Honeycomb launch device, the Motorola Xoom that'll be available this Thursday, is going to ship without Flash Player. In fact an ad for the Verizon-equipped Xoom listed...