Twitter Launches Its Photo Upload API To Third Party Developers

Twitter has today announced on its Developers Blog its ready to share its media upload API with third party developers. The newly launched Photo Upload API is now ready for download and available from the Twitter Developers website.

Even though some third party applications have already supported sending photos via Twitter, the services needed to use their own methods or use additional help provided by TwitPic or yFrog.

So if you prefer using one of the other alternative applications available for reading and responding in Twitter you should soon see a nice update soon that will also allow you to send photos.

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Apple’s OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive Goes On Sale

When Apple launched the latest version of their Mac operating system, OS X Lion, it was only available as a digital download from the Mac App Store, Apple announced shortly after its release that they would release a USB version of Lion.

The USB version of OS X Lion has just appeared on the Apple Store online, and it is available for £55, with a shipping date of 1-3 business days, this compares to the £20.99 price of the digital download.

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Motorola Defy+ Rugged Android Smartphone Announced

Some of our readers will remember the Motorola Defy that was announced last year, it was a rugged Android smartphone, and Motorola has now announced its successor the Motorola Defy+.

The Motorola Defy+ shares the same design as its predecessor, although the hardware has had a bump over the previous version as the Defy+ comes with a 1GHz single core processor and Android Gingerbread 2.3.4.

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iFixit Launch Mac Mini Dual Hard Drive Installation Kit

During iFixit’s teardown of Apple’s new Mac Mini it was discovered that within the 2011 Mac Mini there was just enough space for owners to fit an additional hard drive. After mentioning the available space within their teardown instructions, iFixit received a huge amount of interest asking for instructions on how to add the extra hard drive.

Well if you were one of those enquirers or are thinking about adding an additional hard drive to your new Mac Mini. iFixit has this week launched a new Mac Mini Dual hard drive installation kit. To help make the process as painless as possible for you.

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Apple Presented Misleading Evidence In Samsung Galaxy Tab Case?

We heard recently that a German court has banned imports of Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab 10.1 in all European countries except the Netherlands, Samsung will be appealing the decision on the 25th of August at the next scheduled court hearing.

Now according to Webwereld.nl, Apple may have presented misleading information to the German court that put a stop to the imports of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

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Microsoft Wanted To Buy Motorola Mobility

According to a recent report from Om Malik over at GigaOm, Google wasn’t the only company interested in getting their hands on Motorola Mobility, Microsoft were also interested in purchasing Motorola and their wide range of mobile patents.

It looks like Microsoft were more interested in the patents that Motorola owned, than the actual whole company and the hardware they produce, this could have been the reason that Motorola chose Google, as Google will continue to run Motorola as a company that produces hardware.

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Microsoft Discontinues Glossy Xbox 360, In Favour of Matte Black Finish

Its time to say goodbye to fingerprints on the outside of  Xbox 360 consoles, as Microsoft has announced that it will be dropping the Xbox 360′s glossy finish and replacing it with a matte black finish.

The change from gloss to matte has already started and you should be able to see the first new matte consoles in stores very shortly in either 250GB & 4GB hard drive capacities. Microsoft hasn’t completely dropped the glossy finish completely and may still use it on limited edition consoles, such as the upcoming Gears of War 3 Console.

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Minecraft Xperia Play Limited Edition Auctioned On eBay By Mojang

If your are attending the next Gamescon conference in Germany, you might be one of the lucky winners of a Limited Edition Minecraft Xperia Play (pictured below) which will be given out to a few lucky attendees at the conference.

But don’t despair if you are a Minecraft fan and not able to make it to the conference. As Minecraft developers Mojang have decided to auction one of the coveted Limited Edition Minecraft Xperia Play ‘s on eBay.

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Google Will Pay Motorola $2.5 Billion If The Deal Doesnt Go Through

Yesterday we heard that Google were purchasing smartphone and tablet maker Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion , of course the deal hasn’t gone though yet and there are number of things which could stop it going ahead.

It the deal doesn’t go through, and Google decides not to purchase Motorola, they will have to pay Motorola a massive $2.5 billion break up fee, probably the largest break up fee, and Google must be confident that the deal will go through to have agreed such a high fee.

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CyanogenMod Founder Steve Kondik Hired By Samsung

It looks like the founder of CyanogenMod, one of the most popular ROM packages for Android, Steve Kondik has a new job, as he has changed his employer status on his Facebook page to Samsung Mobile.

Steve Kondik has said that he will continue to work on CyanogenMod as a side project and it is no way related to his work at Samsung Mobile, although we suspect this is what got him the job in the first place.

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HTC Sensation Gets Bootloader Unlock Tool

A couple of week ago HTC announced that they would be releasing their bootloader unlock tool for a number of HTC devices this month, and now HTC has released the bootloader unlock tool for the HTC Sensation.

The bootloader unlock tool is available for the European HTC Sensation, and they also have other devices listed on the website, which include the HTC EVO 3D and the HTC Sensation 4G, these devices will also get the bootloader unlock tool shortly.

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