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Briefly: Opera, Adobe Reader, Fandango updates

11/06, 6:24pm

Opera 12.10 brings Windows 8 touch support, Retina

Opera announced an update today that brings new feature enhancements for both Windows and Mac users. The update to Opera 12.10 brings compatibility with the Retina displays seen on newer Mac notebooks, as well as basic touch support for Windows 8 devices. It also, brings WebSocket API support and built-in support for the SPDY protocol to improve and secure connections. The new version is available as a free download at Opera's site.

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Vizio finally ships M-series 3D TVs introduced at CES

11/16, 11:15am

Vizio ships M-series LED LCD Smart 3D TVs

The 3D HDTVs Vizio introduced at the CES expo in January are now shipping, the company said Wednesday. The M-series sets use passive glasses technology that's cheaper to run, but still have Vizio Internet Apps. All have edge-lit LED backlighting, and some sets include up to four pairs of the battery-free glasses, which are lightweight and more comfortable than active shutter glasses.

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Fandango arrives on iPad, adds Pulse, mapping features

12/22, 4:20pm

Scales video, photos

Fandango has ported its self-named movie app to the iPad. The title now includes The Pulse, a visual indicator of ticket sales, which can be viewed as a list or on a map. Maps are also used to help locate theaters with showtimes and tickets. Reviews and movie-related tweets can all be accessed on one screen, and trailer, video, photo and interview content should similarly take advantage of the iPad's larger display.

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Best Buy, TiVo, to form product, tech alliance

07/09, 10:25am

Best Buy, TiVo make a deal

Electronics retail chain Best Buy and digital video recorder maker TiVo on Thursday announced a partnership that will see Best Buy carry a specially developed TiVo set-top box that will let Best Buy advertise its products and services to TiVo subscribers, among other benefits. What TiVo execs are calling the biggest marketing move in the DVR company's history, will see Best Buy committing to a multi-year deal to advertise, promote and carry the TiVo devices, though no financial details have been released.

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Palm webOS gets classic apps, cloud sync

04/02, 2:25am

WebOS Classic and Sync

Palm today took aggressive steps to expand support for the webOS by adding legacy support, Internet sync, a larger developer program and new third-party apps it says showcase the new mobile platform. The company has revealed that outside firm MotionApps has developed a utility known as Classic that emulates support for PalmOS software. Like its rough equivalent in Apple's Mac OS X, it creates a virtual environment that works with "most" apps; the change to a full touchscreen OS requires that MotionApps put in simulated buttons. It should launch at the same time as the Pre, which should ship to Sprint in late spring.

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