Mobile Keyboard Faceoff: Physical vs. Virtual

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It’s time once again for a new edition of our long-running Faceoff Series, in which we pit two competing devices, services, or trends against each other to see which has captured the hearts and minds of Mashable readers. Last week we learned that the majority of you miss being “fans” on Facebook, and this week we want to find out …

Mashable Readers Miss Being “Fans” on Facebook

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In the good old days, Facebook users “became a fan” of their favorite teams, celebrities, objects, and personalities. A month and a half ago though, that all changed. Facebook Pages switched from “Become a Fan” to “Like” in order to lower the bar for users to engage and connect with brands. The change hasn’t been the most popular one though, …

iPod touch Edges Out Zune HD in Reader Poll

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Another edition in our Faceoff Series wrapped up today, and it was a close match. We asked you to vote on two top MP3 players, the iPod touch vs. the Zune HD. The results are now in, and Apple’s iPod touch bested the Microsoft Zune HD, although both players turned in a respectable finish. The iPod touch garnered 54% of …

5 Great Ways to Find Music That Suits Your Mood

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Jessica Miller has written for Jewcy.com, The Jew and the Carrot, and is an avid digital music explorer. She holds a B.A. in religion from Barnard College, and blogs regularly on her own site, The Boomerang Blog. You don’t have to be Oliver Sacks to know that music can have a profound effect on the human psyche. Music is undeniably …

See What Your Facebook Friends “Like” On Any Site

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A new website called Likebutton.me uses Facebook’s just-launched Social Plugins features to show you a list of all the items your Facebook friends “Liked” across several websites like YouTube, Pandora, Hulu, Flickr, The Wall Street Journal, IMDB and numerous others. It basically just splashes the Activity Feed Social Plugins for each website all up onto one page. You can view …

HOW TO: Disable Facebook’s “Instant Personalization” [PRIVACY]

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Last week, Facebook added a suite of new features that let websites like Pandora and Docs.com access some of your personal information and use it to instantly personalize your experience. Pandora, for example, will recommend streaming music stations built around artists you’ve Liked on Facebook in the past. Most of the time this information is harmless and you shouldn’t worry …

Next-Gen iPhone Defeats Droid Incredible in Reader Poll

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The next generation of smartphones are going to be on the market ver soon, but two will clearly dominate the discussion: the Android-based Droid Incredible by HTC and the 4th generation iPhone, whose pics have leaked out all across the web. We asked you, the readers, to choose between the next-gen iPhone and the Droid Incredible for our weekly Web …

Facebook Open Graph: What it Means for Privacy

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At Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference today, the company fleshed out its plans to become the social center of the web. With the new Open Graph API and protocol and the ability to integrate websites and web apps within your existing social network, the platform will become more robust than ever before. The potential for this new technology is great — …

Apple iBooks Defeat the Amazon Kindle in Reader Poll

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It’s been another exciting match here in our long-running Faceoff Series, where two competing services, apps, or devices are pitted against each other for a fight to the finish. In this edition, we pitted relative newcomer Apple iBooks up against its most significant rival, the Amazon Kindle, to see who would win over the hearts and minds of Mashable readers. …

Ford’s SYNC AppLink Brings Android and BlackBerry Apps to Your Car

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Today Ford is announcing SYNC AppLink, a downloadable software upgrade for Ford SYNC systems that will allow hands-free voice control of popular applications for the BlackBerry and Android smartphones. The first car to get SYNC AppLink support will be the 2011 Fiesta, which will be available later this summer. Back in January, Ford announced the next evolution of the Ford …

eReader Faceoff: Amazon Kindle vs. Apple iBooks

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It’s time once again for another edition of our long-running Faceoff Series, wherein we pit two similar or competing web services, gadgets, apps and more against each other in a head-to-head battle for supremacy amongst Mashable readers. This week it’s a war for best electronic book reading experience between two of the heaviest heavyweights: Amazon and Apple. Last week we …

iPad Dominates the Netbook in Reader Vote

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If you’re in the market for a smaller-scale computing device, which one should you get: the netbook with its physical keyboard or the iPad, which has sold more than 450,000 units in less than a week? That was the question for this week’s Web Faceoff, our weekly poll series where we ask you, the reader, to choose between two web …

Xbox LIVE Beats PlayStation Network in Reader Vote

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We had a very hotly contested matchup this week in our long-running Faceoff series, with Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE going up against Sony’s PlayStation Network for favorite online console gaming service. After an astounding 35,055 votes we’re ready to declare the winner… … and Xbox LIVE takes the win! They’ll obviously get an achievement rather than a trophy for this victory. …