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81st Annual Academy Awards – nominations

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The Oscar nominations are in, go check them out!

HERE!

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Veterans Day

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I just want to say from the bottom of my heart to ALL veterans

THANK YOU!

Read more about this important day HERE

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My favorite writer – Crichton dies at 66

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CNN.com is reporting:

Michael Crichton, who helped create the TV show “ER” and wrote the best-sellers “Jurassic Park,” “The Andromeda Strain,” “Sphere” and “Rising Sun,” died in Los Angeles on Tuesday, his public relations firm said in a news release.

He “died unexpectedly,” the release said, “after a courageous and private battle against cancer.”

He was 66.”

(Read full article HERE)

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Obama’s Grandmother dies at 86

EEEAC8E6-F554-4F64-9C68-21E35E1F6FA6.jpgA very sad day for Mr. Obama…..one day before he could be President of the United States.

Read more info HERE

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Paul Newman dies at 83

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A sad day…Paul Newman died yesterday at 83 at his home in Westport, Connecticut.

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Fandango Acquires Disney’s Movies.com

Fandango Acquires Disney’s Movies.com

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Comcast-owned entertainment service Fandango has bought Movies.com from Disney. The acquisition gives the sites a combined estimated 9 million monthly visitors, according to Nielsen NetRatings.

Fandango offers ticket purchases from 15,000 theaters across the U.S., while Movies.com focuses more on content: reviews, DVD release information, etc. Fandango has already expanded its ticket sale service to Movies.com as of today.

Disney says no layoffs will result from the sale. The exact terms of the deal, however, are not being released.

(Via The Inquisitr)

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Pro apps are not for sale says Apple

Apple: Our pro apps are not for sale

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According to Apple itself, NAB rumours that it wants to unload Final Cut Pro and other post products are wide of the mark,” Dick Hobbs reports for TVBEurope.

“‘I can categorically state, on the record, that is not the case,’ said Richard Townhill, Apple’s director of marketing for professional video applications, going on to reveal that recently Apple hit the milestone of one million paid licences for Final Cut Pro. According to research specialist SCRI, in 2007 Apple took 49% of the US professional editing marketing with Avid trailing on just 22%,” Hobs reports.

(Via MacDailyNews.)

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iPhone-optimized site – Associated Press

Associated Press launches iPhone-optimized site

169702DE-95E0-489C-A544-7A9D01CB6F45.jpgEarlier today, the Associated Press launched an iPhone-optimized news site that really is pleasant to use. To check it out on your iPhone simply visit http://apnews.com. Once there you’ll find AP articles, of course, but also local events (in fact, you can enter several zip codes and follow events from several locations) and more from many different outlets.

The preference pane looks like that of a native iPhone application (Save the orange sliders instead of blue) and the photos and videos render pretty quickly, even over EDGE. Plus, they’ve got a cute web clip icon. What more do you need?

It’s nice to see the AP catering to mobile users. We say, “Well done.”

(Via (TUAW).)

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Eeeeew! Study shows some computer keyboards are far dirtier than a toilet seat.

Eeeeew! Study shows some computer keyboards are far dirtier than a toilet seat.

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In a study just published by Britain’s Which? Computing magazine, alarming levels of dangerous bacteria and other gross-out biological matter was found on many computer keyboards. A microbiologist examined and measured bacteria levels on 33 keyboards in a office, and one was found to be five times dirtier than the office toilet seat, carrying 150 times the acceptable limit of bacteria. Two others had ‘warning’ levels of bacteria, and a further two had elevated levels of coliform, which is usually associated with fecal matter.

Eating at your desk along with poor personal hygiene are primarily responsible for these problems, so it might make sense to invest in some kind of cleaning device. Some have also said that you can actually wash a standard keyboard in your dishwasher as long as you remove it before it melts in the dry cycle, but don’t take my word for it.

Guardian.co.uk

(Via DVICE.)

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A new type of newsreader for Mac OS X Leopard – Times

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Times is a new type of newsreader for Mac OS X Leopard. By rethinking the way you read news, we’ve created the best possible news experience straight from the ground up.
Instead of treating news like email (as most RSS readers do), Times presents you with headlines and photos from a variety of sources all in one place, letting you more easily discover the news you want to read. Like your own personal newspaper, you can put feeds into separate areas, create pages for different subjects, and more”
$30…Get a Demo and more info HERE

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