Inside CNET Labs Podcast 90: A brief history of Cybertron

Stephen Hawking, politics, and no porn on the iPhone.
No porn on the iPhone says Mr. Jobs, and, according to Steve, Android phones have porn aplenty. Sounds like he’s encouraging users to go there for all their pornographic needs. How nice of him.
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will.i.am, BlackBerry and the future of music distribution

With his BlackBerry firmly in hand, Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am hopes to change the way his music finds his fans.
It’s easy to dismiss a celebrity product endorsement as an empty money grab, but not so when the celeb is Black Eyed Pea’s frontman will.i.am and the product is his BlackBerry. When speaking about his phone there seems to be an honest affinity between the man and the brand, a relationship he plans to capitalise on as a means to communicate directly with his audience.
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Yahoo stabs at Google in new video

In the video, Yahoo suggests that home pages should have a positive function, rather than, like Google’s, to send you quickly on your way elsewhere.
Yahoo has always seemed like such a nice place. The sort of place where, if you happened upon it by chance, the inhabitants would sit you down, give you a cup of tea and a cookie, and ask you what brought you to its parts. They’d even ask you how to pronounce your name.
So how odd and strangely refreshing to see Yahoo roll up a little ball of competitive spit and blow it in the direction of Google.
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How to make playlists on your iPad

Donald Bell shows you how to create and organize music playlists directly on the Apple iPad.

The iPad’s music player is one of those under-appreciated features that gets lost in the daily frenzy of new games and third-party apps. It stands on an odd, yet awesome, middle ground between the full version of iTunes, and the finger-flicking fun of the iPhone/iPod Touch music player.
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Monitor money matters on Android with Mint

An Android app from personal finance service Mint.com joins its iPhone counterpart, though neither lives up to the full-fledged site.
Article updated 5/3/2010 at 1:28 pm with new details about operating system compatibility.
About a year and a half after releasing a mobile version of its personal-finance service for the iPhone, Mint.com is bringing its free credit-card and budget tracker to Android phones.
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CNET UK Editors’ Choice winners April 2010

As spring sprang, we reacquainted ourselves with the outside world, then decided we still preferred it indoors and sat down to review four stonking pieces of technology
April was a goodly month. As spring sprang, we reacquainted ourselves with the outside world. Then decided we preferred it indoors and sat down to review some cracking tech. Allow us to present, for your delectation, four products deemed worthy of a prestigious CNET UK Editors’ Choice award.
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Buzz Out Loud 1222: Nobody backs the FCC into a corner (podcast)

When backed into a corner, the FCC acts less like a bear and more like a kitten … which is probably a good thing for the Internet overall. Facebook takes another lump, the HTC Evo shows up for pre-order at The Shack at all places, and Google Chrome is faster than a potato. Well, French fries, to be really accurate.
When backed into a corner, the FCC acts less like a bear and more like a kitten … which is probably a good thing for the Internet overall. Facebook takes another lump, the HTC Evo shows up for pre-order at The Shack at all places, and Google Chrome is faster than a potato. Well, French fries, to be really accurate.
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Vampires, The Sims, Star Wars, and more: New iPhone games of the week

iPad, shmi-pad. Cool new games continue to arrive for the iPhone and iPod Touch--which, by the way, both do something the iPad can't: fit in a pocket.

As I mentioned in last week's write-up of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2, not all the hot gaming action these days is on the iPad. Developers continue to crank out some mighty slick titles for the iPhone and iPod Touch, as evidenced by these five compelling newcomers:
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Adobe co-founder: ‘We never abandoned Apple’

Chuck Geschke discusses the new "We heart Apple/Choice" marketing campaign and works to chip away at Steve Jobs' negative assessments of Flash.
A couple of weeks ago, Apple CEO Steve Jobs published "Thoughts on Flash," a 1,671-word execration of Adobe Systems' Flash platform.
On Thursday, Adobe co-founders and co-chairmen Chuck Geschke and John Warnock followed suit with some thoughts of their own. Their eight-paragraph essay, "Our Thoughts On Open Markets," mentions Apple only once. But when it does, it is to lambaste the company for its position on Flash, a position the two claim "could undermine this next chapter of the Web--the chapter in which mobile devices outnumber computers, any individual can be a publisher, and content is accessed anywhere and at any time."
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International keyboards–David’s iPhone tip of the week

Your iPhone and its apps can support many different languages. This week's tip gives you some useful information if you are using a foreign language keyboard on your iPhone.
Your iPhone and its apps can support typing in many different languages after changing a few simple settings. Launch the Settings app and then go to: General > Keyboard > International Keyboards.
Once there, turn on the foreign language keyboards you need and after that you use the small "globe" icon on the left side of the spacebar to rotate through the keyboards you selected.
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