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Bear shot in N.W.T. was grizzly-polar hybrid

April 30th, 2010 No comments

Biologists in the Northwest Territories have confirmed that an unusual-looking bear found earlier this month near Ulukhaktok, N.W.T., was a rare hybrid grizzly-polar bear.

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Fox News Anchor Comes Up With A New Word For Milk

April 30th, 2010 No comments

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Why does the record industry hate music lockers?

April 30th, 2010 No comments

Apple’s first attempt to launch a music locker service based on Lala technology reportedly was rejected by copyright owners who wanted more money.

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Stray cat adopts bobcat orphans (Vid)

April 30th, 2010 No comments

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The flowchart about Gizmodo’s iPhone 4G story

April 30th, 2010 No comments

We can make a flow chart for everything… including the Gizmodo’s iPhone 4G story.

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Family disputes Verizon’s $18,000 bill

April 30th, 2010 No comments

A Massachusetts family is still fighting over the huge bill, allegedly caused by their son connecting to the Web on his phone four years ago.

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Soldiers in Afghanistan Remake Lady Gaga Video

April 30th, 2010 No comments

I think this post-traumatic stress thing has gotten a bit out of hand.

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How much does swine flu vaccination cost in Ireland? | Swine Flu

April 30th, 2010 No comments

I’m in the at risk category for the swine flu vaccine and should get it this week. But I’m a student and money’s tight, and it doesn’t say anywhere on the.

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AP News for iPad a missed opportunity

April 30th, 2010 No comments

Filed under: iPad

Having made most of my living in the news business, I’m pretty much a news junkie. As a result, I’ve loaded my iPad up with a lot of news applications so I can keep up throughout the day.

I’d taken some pretty strong issue with the failings of the AP News app for the iPhone, but the iPad version hits a new low in design and function.

Let’s start at the beginning. When you launch the app, you are presented with a screen that has little strips of news on what appears to be a cloth background. Each strip is a story. You can get about six of these strips on the iPad screen. That’s pretty silly, since the screen is so large and the strips are so small. You would think the people that designed this app would use the extra space for more content, but that isn’t the case. The home screen also has a large window which is a gateway to AP photos, and another window that leads you to video. More about those later.

Gallery: Ap News for iPad

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TUAWAP News for iPad a missed opportunity originally appeared on The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) on Fri, 30 Apr 2010 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Yahoo! CEO Says Google Has a Growth Problem

April 30th, 2010 No comments

Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz raised eyebrows earlier this week when she said Google needs to make itself known for something other than search. Google – Yahoo – Carol Bartz – Searching – Search Engines

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