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Parallels Desktop 6: The Ars Review

"It has been less than ten months since we reviewed Parallels Desktop 5, a competent but buggy release from Parallels. Shipping paid updates with stability issues seems to be the company's modus operandi, so I was a little skeptical when I saw that a new version was already being released, since the last one had so many issues that needed ironing out. The feature list of Parallels Desktop 6 isn't what I'd call ambitious—the main focus of version 6 has been on the 64-bit host and increased speed, mostly for 3D and gaming.

Pandora Rejects Canada

In short, Pandora's reasons to not setup shop in Canada is clearly based on the 45 per cent of the site's gross revenues or 7.5-tenths of a cent for every song streamed. Although in sharp contrast Radio delivered over AM/FM in Canada pays a rate of 2.1 per cent of revenue, we find this balance unfair. And the Music Industry happily reminds us that Canadians are no good Pirates, but we all know they secretly want to sue file sharing moms everywhere.

Microsoft: Blu-ray Will Be Passed By As a Format

Blu-ray will probably be around a bit longer than Microsoft would like, but with external HD's and Internet, who needs an optical disk anyways?

Fight Against Proposed Video Game Law

California state attorneys want limit access to video games to minors based on its included content. Oh, come on.. It's only education they got! So do your part and fight the man, let them know we don't need more laws.

Boxee Box: Will Use Intel CE4100

Incase you have been living in a cave all year. There is a new generation of TV media devices getting ready to storm the markets. Boxee Box is taking this to the next level by swapping out the Nvidia Tegra 2 for the more powerful Intel CE4100. There are similar products on the market such as the Logitech Revue that will support Google TV.

Kickass: YouTube Begins Trial of Live Streaming

Here is your chance to checkout the Live Streaming on YouTube!

"Check out all the live broadcasts via the interactive schedule below, and feel free to share this schedule across the web via the embed functionality. Bear with us as we test this new platform as there may be some bumps along the way.." | more

Paypal Withholding €600,000 of Indie Game Dev's Money

Never seems to fail that Paypal finds their way back into the news. Who all thinks he should switch to using Google Checkout after this inconvenience?

FaceBook Beats Google As Time Waster

Another reason to block FaceBook in the workplace...

"In August, people spent a total of 41.1 million minutes on Facebook, comScore said, about 9.9 percent of their Web-surfing minutes for the month. That just barely surpassed the 39.8 million minutes, or 9.6 percent, people spent on all of Google Inc.'s sites combined, including YouTube, the free Gmail e-mail program, Google news and other content sites." | more

Apple Relaxes Restrictions on Development Tools

Finally the Apple hits Newton on the head.

"Apple today reversed its decision earlier in the year that barred developers from using rival programming tools, including one that has since been discontinued by Adobe, to build applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch." | more

Craigslist Shuts Down Booty Call Services

If you are over 50, have lots of money, like loose women with a side of std. Then I'm sorry but you are out of luck this time and you will need to search the dangerous dark alleys once more.

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