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AT&T grabs T-Mobile USA for $39 billion

AT&T has just acquired T-Mobile USA for $39 billion. Lawmakers will have to approve the deal, but if they do it will move AT&T past Verizon as the largest US carrier.

Apple stands to gain a lot with the deal, potentially increasing its possible customer base to over 130 million customers.

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New search engine limits results to 14 days for more relevant results

When you talk about search on the Internet, you're probably talking about Google. Sure, Bing is slowly creeping-in to the discussion, but it's an outsider at best. The problem with searching on Google is relevant results. You don't always get them.

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Dear Adobe: Why I won’t upgrade to the latest Creative Suite 5

No Adobe CS5With the recent announcement of Creative Suite 5 by Adobe this past week, and the subsequent complaining that always seems to accompany such an announcement, I thought I would type-up a quick complaint letter that interested people can copy & paste into an email and send off to Adobe. Perhaps if those of you who aren’t happy with the direction Adobe is going in send this letter to them, they’ll completely toss 20+ years of successful software into the bin and start over from scratch!

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Adobe releases Photoshop for iPhone, iPod Touch users

Photoshop.com Mobile for iPhone provides users a simple way to view photos with full-screen previews and edit images with gesture-based editing. You can transform your photos with basic editing tools like crop, rotate and flip; as well as adjust color with saturation and tint tools, enhance exposure and vibrancy and convert images to black and white.

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Get ImageWell or Shutterbug for 50% off through June 21st

ShutterbugXtraLean Software is pleased to announce its fifth annual Father's Day Sale, offering Mac Dads a chance to treat themselves to two fantastic Mac OSX applications that make life on the Web a little easier at half price.

From June 19 to June 21, users can get ShutterBug and/or ImageWell for a 50% discount using the special links below, no fussy coupon codes to enter!

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My "You Suck Apple" rant

Apple SucksIt's time for another Graphic Mac Rant. Back in February, I went off on Apple's lack of menu bar customization. Today, just one day after Apple's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), I have a whole new dump truck to unload on you - covering the cry-baby, booger-eating, Apple complainers flooding the interwebs about everything released and announced at WWDC.

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What did he say? Find song lyrics for your iTunes music

iClip LyricsThere's nothing funnier than hearing someone singing a song and clearly getting the lyrics wrong. Friends don't let friends sing out-loud to begin with, but they kick you in the throat if you sing it wrong!

iClip Lyrics is a fantastic little application that won't prevent the loss of your friends, but will prevent them from kicking you in the throat.

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Updates: Safari, InDesign, InCopy and more

Today has brought a host of application updates that have kept me busy throughout the day.

Apple this morning released Safari 4 beta, the next generation Web browser for Mac OSX. I won't go into the details here, you can read my full review of Safari 4 beta at The Graphic Mac..

Safari 4 window bar

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Holy horrible logo design makeovers Batman...


This is just horrible. Take a look at this logo re-design over at BrandNew. And this is from Pentagram, no less.

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FontExplorer X update released; no longer a free app

FontExplorer X ProLinotype today released FontExplorer X Pro, the long-awaited update to their free font manager.

Unfortunately, it's no longer free. Linoptype has stepped-up the competition in the professional font management arena with this latest release, offering the standard desktop client, as well as a server version for larger shops.

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