Meet the New Mobile LinkedIn: The Professional Network Disguised as a Consumer Site

The business-focused network is looking a lot less stuffy these days.

Along With New Homepage, Yahoo Also Set to Launch a “Gmail-Like” Email Reboot to Slow Gmail Gains

Signed, sealed, about to be delivered.

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Apple’s iBooks App Gets a Refresh

Apple announced on Tuesday a new version of its iBooks application, the iOS-based software which allows mobile users to read books on their tablets and smartphones. Version 3.0 of the new app comes with a continuous scrolling feature, fuller integration with Apple’s iCloud, Facebook and Twitter integration to share quotes to social networks, and support for 40 languages. To date, more than 400 million iBooks have been downloaded, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

LinkedIn’s Profile Refresh Is All About the Visuals — Just Like Other Social Giants

A visual touch-up for the professional network, just like every other social network.

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TweetDeck Gets a Touch-Up

Twitter updated its TweetDeck power-user interface on Wednesday, an aesthetic refresh of the application across all the platforms it runs on (Mac, Windows, Chrome and the Web). Flourishes include color and template updates, and added choices in font sizing for the squinty among us. The changes are in line with other brand-identity tweaks Twitter has made over the past year, including an updated Twitter bird logo.

MSN Gets Major Refresh With Windows 8

The “ground up” redo is coming at the end of October.

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Tweetdeck Gets a Facelift

In line with a series of recent aesthetic changes to its mobile products, the Twitter-owned Tweetdeck application updated its desktop apps Tuesday, aiming to streamline the layout while adding features for power users. Among the changes are revamped columns, more instantaneous access to individual tweet actions and, of course, a refresh of the Twitter bird icon to the new logo.

StumbleUpon Gets a Face-Lift and Some Boldfaced Names

StumbleUpon, the social discovery engine that was famously acquired by eBay, only to take itself private again two years later, is reinventing itself again.

Lion, MacBook Air Refresh Will Spike Mac Sales

According to the latest sales data gathered by NPD, the Mac is indeed kicking ass. And it’s going to kick even more after the new MacBook Air is released.

MacBook Refresh Could Spur Already Unseasonably High Mac Sales

The second quarter is typically one of Apple’s weakest for Mac sales. Not this year, though. According to the latest data from NPD, Mac sales are already up more than 20 percent year-over-year this quarter, and they’re likely to rise higher still thanks to Apple’s recent refresh of its MacBook Pro line.

Another Wiif for Nintendo

Intel’s Hardcore Six-Core

Another Holiday Blowout for Apple?

New iMacs May Include "Bag of Hurt" Option