Citrix Receiver Brings Windows To Chromebooks

If you need to access a Windows desktop from your Chromebook, you might be pleased to know that Citrix has this week launched a new client application called Citrix Receiver on to the Chrome Web Store. That will allow you to access your applications and Windows desktop at your office, home, or on the road.

Citrix Receiver has been available for sometime on Windows, iOS, Mac and BlackBerry and has now arrived on Google’s Chrome OS, and comes along at the same time Google has released a new update to their Chrome OS that brings with it VPN and secure Wi-Fi support (802.1X) features.

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Samsung To Appeal European Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ban 25th Of August

Last week we heard that Apple had won an injunction against Samsung in  Europe, which banned Samsung from importing the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 into all European countries except the Netherlands.

The court in Germany which is dealing with the case between Apple and Samsung has scheduled a court hearing for the 25th of August, and no doubt Samsung will be able to appeal the injunction which was granted to Apple.

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Windows Phone 7 Mango Leaked

The latest version of Microsoft’s new mobile OS, Windows Phone 7 Mango was released to manufacturing a few weeks ago, and now the Windows Phone 7 Mango RTM has been leaked.

The guys over at the XDA Developers have got their hands on the Windows Phone 7 Mango RTM build, and they have made the download available, and also posted details on how to get Windows Phone 7 Mango running on a range of WP7 devices.

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Netflix Unveils New Child Friendly User Interface

Netflix has this week unveiled its new child friendly user interface (UI) that its been developing specifically for smaller users of their service. Currently the new child friendly navigation UI has a prominent scrolling bar at the top, showing favourite children characters such as Shawn the Sheep, Pingu, Hello Kitty and Big Bird to name  juts a few.

After a child clicks a featured character a new page then opens, (providing a similar feel of the BBC’s iPlayer app on the iPad) showing episodes featuring the character along the bottom. Netflix is developing their new UI to make the navigation for children more friendly and fun.

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Nokia’s Windows Phone 7 Devices To Undercut Android Devices?

Nokia announced a while back that they intend for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform to be their major smartphone platform, and the deal between Nokia and Microsoft will enable Nokia to invest heavily in Windows Phone 7.

Now it would appear that Nokia intends to price its Windows Phone 7 devices competitively, particularly against the wide range of Android smartphones produced by a variety of manufacturers.

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Smart Phone Note, Holds Your iPhone While You Take Notes

An interesting accessory has been developed  for Apple’s iPhone 4 which is currently on sale in Japan and called the Smart Phone Note. The design incorporates a writing notebook together with a holder for an iPhone, allowing you to position your iPhone above your writing area for easy viewing when writing notes.

The iPhone cutout within the Smart Phone Note allows you to position your iPhone in either landscape of portrait orientations and even allows you to carry the Notepad with the iPhone in location providing access to the headphone socket, enabling you to listen to tunes as you carry it.

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TableDrum, The Augmented Reality iPhone And IPad Drum Kit (Video)

TableDrum is a new app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that lets you turn virtually anything into a drum kit, the app syncronizes the sound of any real object and then triggers a response in real time with drum sounds.

The video below shows how TableDrum works, it certainly looks like a lot of fun from the video, and this is certainly different than any of the drum apps we have seen before here at Geeky Gadgets.

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Goodyear Self Inflating Tires

Goodyear has announced a new innovation in tire technology that could soon make the humble tire pump to become obsolete. Goodyear’s new Air Maintenance Technology (AMT) will allow tires to remain inflated at the optimum pressure without the need for any external pumps or electronics, and have been designed to help improve safety and reduce fuel costs for users.

Even slightly under pressure tires can lead to an increase in fuel costs and if Goodyears new self inflating tire technology can help haulage companies and consumers save money its going to be a very welcome new product.


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Electra One, The Solar Powered Electric Plane (Video)

We have featured quite a few green gadgets and solar powered devices here at Geeky Gadgets, including a number of electric powered cars, but I think this is the first electric powered plane we have featured.

The Electra One is an electric plane which can fly for up to three hours at 100mph on one charge, and the plane is charged when it is placed in its hangar that featured solar panels on the roof.

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Amazon Cleans Up Its Kindle Store, Removing Duplicate Content

If you use an Amazon Kindle or one it its supporting applications on a tablet or smartphone you are sure to have noticed the increase in low quality and duplicate content trying to cash in on the surge in popularity with e-Books, which has appeared in the Kindle e-Book Store over the past months.

The low quality e-Books and duplicate content have been repackaged in a flood of  e-Books under a retail concept known as “private label rights,” or P.L.R. The surge of this kind of e-Book has always been a concern for Amazon as it will certainly damage the quality associated to their Kindle Store.


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Recycled Apple TV 1 Nixie Clock By Daniel Kurth

We have featured quite a few different geeky clocks here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is the creation of designer Daniel Kurth, the Recycled Apple TV 1 Nixie Clock.

This cool geeky clock was made from a first generation Apple TV, have a look at the photos below, definitely one of the coolest Apple themed clocks we have featured on Geeky Gadgets.

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Samsung Galaxy S Launching In US 29th Of August?

The Samsung Galaxy S II has been available in Europe for a while now, it has still to go on sale in the US, but now it looks like the wait is over as Samsung has scheduled a special event in New York for the 29th of August.

We suspect Samsung will officially been announcing the Samsung Galaxy S II for the US, and we will find out when it will be available with the major mobile carriers in the US.

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