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MySpace is coming back

MySpace is coming back! MySpace has new owners and are showing off some of their upcoming features that will be part of the site redesign and relaunch. MySpace is going for a "media-centric" approach and is hoping to bring users back to the network which once was the biggest social media site on the internet. It will be very interesting to see if they can recapture the magic they once had, but if nothing else it might push the other social media sites to step up their game to compete with their new features. CNET has the full story,

MySpace's new owners, which includes actor/recording star Justin Timberlake, are teasing the coming of a revamped service.

A video found at New.myspace.com features a slick video touting a service flush with photos, video, and music from young and beautiful people. Yep -- as expected, MySpace appears to be coming back as a media-centric social networking service. The Financial Times spotted the new teaser clip first.


Google Maps is coming back to the iPhone

Most likely after realizing that Apple users make up a big part of their user base, Google is apparently working on bringing Google Maps back to the iPhone (iOS 6) by the end of the year. It's going to take them a few months to get the new App up and working due to the lack of notice that Apple gave them, however, if you are a iPhone user you will get your maps back eventually which is good news. Gizmodo has more on this story,

Corroborating an earlier report, the New York Times is reporting that Google is currently developing Google Maps for iOS and hopes to finish it by the end of the year. So iPhone owners running iOS 6, get used to the mixed up world of Apple Maps for the next couple of months. Why the delay on making an iOS version of Google Maps? Well, like The Verge reported before, Google was caught off guard. 


Episode #178 - No Google Maps for You!

Episode #178 of Weekly Tech Update is now available on iTunes and the Zune Marketplace.  This is our weekly podcast that covers the hottest stuff in tech - not only around BCCHardware, but also the world.  Check it out over here - as well as a free download in the iTunes store and the Zune Marketplace.

In this episode we will discuss the flagship Windows Phone from HTC, no Google Maps and Huawei builds its own OS - just in case.   We have those stories and more...

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Android App Pick - Song Pop

We have just posted up our 51st App Pick of the Week and this week we bring your Song Pop.  This is another music-related App, but this one is all about fun and competing against your friends!  Take a look and see how fun and addictive a "name that tune" game can actually be!

Song Pop

Please post your thoughts, comments, questions and suggestions for next week's Android App Pick of the Week!


Dell XPS One 27 - Dell's iMac

Dell has now taken aim at the iMac with their XPS One 27 All-in-One PC that is being reviewed over at FutureLooks.  This is a pretty slick PC for sure, but I'm not exactly sure if I'd want a 27" largely-non-upgradable PC.  That is the beauty of a desktop system.  Still, find out why it's awesome (or not) before you spend you money.

There are other all-in-one PCs out there that boast touchscreen capabilities, but this is not one of them. As impressive as the beyond HD 27-inch display may be, it is not a touch panel. I imagine that Dell may start outfitting some variation of the XPS One 27 with a touchscreen when Windows 8 launches next month.


Opera Mini 7.5 Android Browser

Opera is a browser company that has had some hits and misses.  Their latest Android browser - Opera Mini 7.5, now has a pretty slick "Smart Page" feature that makes it a lot more social - all in one place.  I'm not sure if I'm ready to give up the cross-machine sync'ing of Chrome, but it may be worth a look.


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Apple Cuts iCloud Storage

The skies must be clearning over the Apple campus.  Hot on the release of their iPhone 5, they are announcing a cut to their iCloud storage - again.  Originally you received 25GB of free storage, but they've decided that they need more of your money - so you now only get 5GB for free.  If you want to keep your 20GB it will cost you a mere $40 a year.

Apple had offered users an additional 20GB of data early in the platform's existence. As the MobileMe brand was rolled into the iCloud service, however, Apple said that it would be reducing the free storage offer for all users down to 5GB.


Sony Smart Wireless Headset Pro

SWHPWe have just taken a look at the Sony Smart Wireless Headset pro.  This is a stereo Bluetooth headset built especially for Android phones and it comes with a suite of applications that make it a lot "smarter" than your average headset.  The OLED display is a nice touch.  Take a look and see if it lives up to it's claims and if this headset is worth your money.

The Smart Wireless Headset pro is comfortable in the ears, but not so comfortable to wear.  The cord lengths are just awkward and when clipped to the neck of your shirt (best for call quality), the cord pokes in your throat and is just odd to wear.  You can't clip it to your sleeve if you are active as the clip will slip off.


Portable Computing

If you are looking for something to do some computing while on the road and a tablet just won't cut it, the Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook reviewed over at TechwareLabs could be just what you are looking for.  This one featrues a 2nd-Generation Core i5 CPU, 4GB of DDR3 and a 128GB SSD - all for under 3.3lbs. 

Maybe you want something with a little more gaming prowess.  If that is the case, the Eurocom Monster 11.6" Gaming Laptop may be more what you're looking for.  It won't last as long on the battery, but it does have a GeForce 600 series GPU as well as a full Core i7 CPU into this package.


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