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Shush! for Android quiets your phone for as long as you need silence

Shush! for Android is an extremely tiny app that's making a lot of waves for doing one thing, and doing it well. Just as its name implies, it quickly silences your phone -- but it's the fact that it turns the ringer back on for you that makes this app so special. That, along with a sleek and simple interface and a price tag of "free" have caused over 100,000 people to download it in the short...

Gmail iOS Web app gains new connection bar on the iPhone and iPod touch

Google has just made another addition to the already feature-rich Gmail iOS Web app. You can now see a pop-up connection bar, that shows you what the Web app is doing, when you last checked for new mail, whether your email was sent successfully and whether you're working online or offline, plus an indicator to show you if you've got any email left in your outbox. The connection bar disappears when...

Google Docs overhauls comments with more context and email notifications

Google Docs has received a few new features today, centered around comments -- or 'discussions' as Google likes to call them. The aim is to make discussions about any particular document easier to create, manage and follow. Timestamps and profile pictures are now added to each discussion thread, making it easier to see who made a comment and when. You can also 'resolve' any individual comment,...

Zen Coding high-speed HTML shorthand plug-in updated

Zen Coding made quite a splash when we first covered it almost a year ago. For those who aren't familiar, Zen is a fantastic form of shorthand for quickly hand-coding HTML. And today, a new version is out! Here are some of the goodies version 0.7 brings to the party: Text nodes: Writing something like a[href=/]{Click here} now works, and puts "Click here" within the link. New...

Byword for Mac is a simple, minimalist app for writing

Byword for Mac is a very simple application designed to let you do one thing, and one thing only: write. To achieve that, it's incredibly clutter-free, and it really doesn't get in your way at all. In fact, it's one of those apps that's almost entirely invisible -- by design. When you open it, the only thing you see is a clean full-screen interface that lets you start typing right away. There...

LinkedIn Today gives you social news from your peers

LinkedIn has introduced a news aggregation service called LinkedIn Today. This delivers a personalized news experience, letting you quickly discover the top headlines of the day based around what your connections and industry peers are reading and sharing. LinkedIn Today gives you three different social views of professional news. First off, there's what your connections and coworkers are...

Microsoft Office Web Apps now available everywhere

The number of countries where Microsoft's Office Web Apps are available has continually grown since the apps' first preview back in September of 2009. Recently, Office Web Apps have become available in 15 additional territories, and then in 150 more last month. That was also when Microsoft promised that its Web-based Office suite would finally achieve worldwide availability this month. It...

Personal Activity Monitor tracks time you spend using desktop apps

Up until a couple of years ago, I used to turn to RescueTime to figure out how I spend my time online. Then it got too complex, and I stopped using it. Personal Activity Monitor is like a vastly dumbed-down version of RescueTime, and I mean that as a compliment. It's free and bare-bones -- all it does is track what applications you're using and for how long. A big drawback at this point is...

TruPrint for iOS supports many more printers than AirPrint, only works on jailbroken devices

Sure, iOS 4.2 and newer versions have AirPrint -- which lets you print from your iDevice to any of the supported printers. However, if you don't own one of the select few models, you're pretty much left without any workable printing support in iOS. That's where TruPrint comes in - if you've decided to step into the dark side and jailbreak your iDevice, that is. TruPrint supports many more...

iMovie app heading to iPad on March 11th with universal update

Last night at Apple's March 2nd iPad 2 unveiling, the Cupertino-based company showed off an iPad-optimized version of iMovie. Ever since the introduction of the iPhone 4, iMovie has been available for said device, now the app will be going universal, supporting both the iPad and the iPhone. Apple's added a few things into the mix for the larger screen too. A precision track editor was shown...

Google Docs gains mobile editing in 44 new languages, plus extended Spreadsheet printing

Google rolled out mobile Docs editing in English last November, but now if you happen to speak one of the 44 languages that aren't English, you too can get in on the on-the-go Docs editing fun. The extended language support has been rolled out for docs.google.com on devices sporting Android 2.2 Froyo or above, and iOS devices running 3.0 or newer, including the iPad. Spreadsheets have also...

Altaro Hyper-V Backup beta launched, only 250 places available

This one's for the sysadmins in the audience: Altaro, makers of our favorite "time machine for Windows" back solution, OopsBackup, have just announced a new product entering beta called Hyper-V Backup. It's a backup solution for virtual machines running on Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization solution. If that sentence just seemed like a bunch of buzzwords crammed together, Hyper-V backup is...

Windows Embedded Compact 7 RTM now available for download

Windows Embedded Compact 7 has hit RTM and is now available for download. Win EC7 is Microsoft's version of Windows that's aimed at the embedded market, but the multi-touch OS has been heralded by some as Microsoft's other tablet platform. The Win EC7 'Evaluation Edition' 180-day trial is available here, and comes packing 'everything you need to build a broad range of small footprint devices.'...

Fix Google Voice broken after Nexus One Android 2.3.3 update

Reports are coming in that the latest Android update for the Nexus One is breaking Google Voice for some users. The over-the-air update brings the Nexus One in line with the Nexus S with Android 2.3.3, and is currently rolling out to users across the globe. If you happen to be affected by Google Voice disruption after the update, there's a hacky, but swift way to get things working again....

Gmail glitch deletes years of email, attachments and chat logs

Over the weekend, a few hundred-thousand Gmail users logged into their email accounts to find that they had been reset, treating them as brand new users and most importantly, missing years worth of email, attachments, and chat logs. Google initially reported that about 0.29% of users were affected, pegging the number accounts around the 500,000 mark. Big G later revised that number to 0.08%, or...