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 Monday, 17-November-2008  19:53:09 (GMT +10) - by matthudson

Another slow news day. But lets not let that stop us!

Ubuntu is set to debut on smartphones. Mobile phone chip designer Arm has announced an alliance with the makers of the Ubuntu open source software. The deal will produce a version of the operating system for small net-browsing computers known as netbooks.

Meanwhile, Apple is winning over businesses with the iPhone. Apple has shown terrific growth over the past decade after virtually collapsing in the early 90s. However, one segment that it has never really been able to win back is the business sector. However, Apple's hottest gadget, the iPhone is finally starting to win Apple a following in the business community.

Digital pen manufacture Livescribe has announced it is releasing Mac software. That said, there are some limitations with each of these new features. The Mac software is still in beta, the handwriting recognition software comes from a third-party and costs $29, while the print-your-own-paper option requires a color PostScript laser printer. The handwriting recognition software and print-your-own paper options are Windows only for now, with plans to add them to the Mac version in the first quarter of next year, when the Mac product goes final.

A San Francisco artist wants to replace their eye with a webcam. Tanya Vlach, who lost one eye in a car accident, asked engineers through her blog to build her a miniature webcam that could adjust to different lighting and focus as she wished. She's also requested the bionic eye be Bluetooth capable, have a 3X optical zoom, have a slot for a 4GB SD card, and be able to take still photos. Vlach told the New York Daily News the eyecam would let her record her entire life or shoot a reality TV show from her perspective.

Here's an interesting trip through time. Just as a nation's flag expresses the distinct identity of a country, so, too, a logotype — typically a symbol or letters — helps to establish the name and define the character of a corporation. Effective logos become synonymous with the organizations they portray. They are instantly recognized by millions of people, and help to identify their companies and convey a message about the brands for which they stand.

If you're like Tim the tool man and need "More power!", check out these adjustments to your right click menu. Who doesn’t love a shortcut? Thanks to the guy who programmed in the right click menu, we get to take some of them while working or browsing on the computer. Here at MakeUseOf we have looked at some of the ways to add more power to the right click menu.

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