Archive for September 20th, 2011

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The HTC Rhyme is announced


Over in New York today HTC have announced a new Android device , the HTC Rhyme, which has a nice range of accessories. The Plum colored version will be offered to UK customers exclusively on O2.

HTC Corporation, a global designer of mobile devices, today unveiled HTC Rhyme, a new kind of phone created for people who require advanced features but want a phone that is sleek and fits seamlessly into their lives. The result is the elegant HTC Rhyme that delivers a fresh approach of integrating distinct colors, HTC Sense and complementary accessories for a natural personal experience.

“HTC Rhyme represents an entirely new approach, based on recognition that there is a substantial group of consumers who want their phones to be more personal and complimentary to every moment of their day,” said Scott Croyle, vice president of design, HTC Corporation. “HTC Rhyme is focused on delivering this through a fresh new style and experience that includes a family of innovative accessories like the HTC Rhyme Charm and Docking Station that are meant to naturally integrate into people’s lives.”

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Shortmail reinvents email and then breaks it

`Shortmail-1 Many of us have a love hate relationship with email but like it or loathe it email is still ubiquitous. One company trying to make email a little less painful is Shortmail.

Shortmail is a web service whose aim is to simplify email. Not only do they restrict messages to only 500 characters but they don’t allow attachments or any kind of folder or label management. On the face of it that all sounds great. As they say: "Just communication – with any email user, anywhere. All emails are limited to 500 characters. Messages are always short and to the point."

Great, I’m in. And then I used it. The reality of Shortmail is somewhat less interesting. If someone sends you an email longer than 500 characters it gets put into a Quarantine area which I didn’t even know existed. The sender gets sent email saying their message was too long which they don’t understand as there is an expectation with email which Shortmail breaks. It all gets very messy very quickly and I found myself managing my emails even more than before.

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Adobe Releases Photoshop Elements 10 & Adobe Premiere Elements 10 Bundle

adobe-logo Adobe Systems Incorporated  today announced Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 10 & Adobe Premiere Elements 10 bundle for Windows and Mac, the newest version of Adobe’s award-winning, Number. 1 selling consumer photo- and video-editing software*. This milestone release celebrates 10 years of bringing powerful, easy-to-use technology to consumers. Available as standalone products (see separate press releases) or as a single retail package, the Photoshop Elements 10 & Adobe Premiere Elements 10 bundle offers two complete solutions that redefine what it means to bring photos and videos to life.

“The Photoshop Elements 10 & Adobe Premiere Elements 10 bundle brings together all the functionality people need to easily create, perfect and share both photo and video memories,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president of Digital Imaging Products, Adobe. “The new features expand the creative possibilities with photos and videos. And now, more than ever, people who capture photos are experimenting with video, so we’re offering new tools and technology that bring video editing to photographers in a way that is natural and easy for them.”


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