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Panasonic Lumix SZ5 WI-FI Digital Camera lets users transfer Photos Wirelessly

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(Best Syndication News) - Panasonic announced the features of their LUMIX DMC-SZ5 digital camera today. The new camera has Wi-Fi connectivity and a 10x optical zoom. Panasonic created the SZ5 so that it would be convenient like a Smartphone, but at the same time keep the photo quality expected with digital cameras.

Sharing family photos would be easier with this camera. Instead of having to plug in a cable, you could connect via Wi-Fi to share your memories on social networking websites such as Facebook or Picasa.

The camera can connect to a Smartphone device so the user would not need to find a Wi-Fi hotspot to share photos online. The Smartphone can also be used as a remote viewfinder for the camera when it is using the LUMIX LINK app. The app also lets the Smartphone user control the zoom, focus position, and tag location information of the camera. The software is available for iOS and Android devices.

Microsoft Office 2013 Preview made available to Download for Free Trial

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(Best Syndication News) - Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) unveiled a preview of Microsoft Office 365. The upcoming release of Microsoft Office will integrate new social features, such as note taking, meetings, and communication. Microsoft has made the preview available to download to try for free before it is released. The catch is that the preview version of Office only works on Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Microsoft Office has improved functionality with input devices such as with a touch screen, a stylus, mouse, or a keyboard. The touch screens of tablets will benefit from the latest version of Microsoft Office. The new software will allow for a swipe of the finger to move inside an opened Office file. By doing a pinch motion, it will zoom in or zoom out, which could come in handy for a presentation.

Former Google Exec appointed to CEO position at Yahoo!

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(Best Syndication News) - Marissa Mayer has been appointed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, and a Member of the Board of Directors at Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO). The company announced that Mayer will be starting her new appointment on July 17, 2012.

Prior to working at Yahoo!, Mayer was an executive at Google and was in charge of the Local, Maps, and Location Services. Mayer started working at Google in 1999. She also helped launch over 100 features at Google, such as image, book, product search, toolbar, iGoogle, Google News, and Gmail.

iGoogle to be completely retired in 16 Months - Mobile Support will end this Month

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(Best Syndication News) - Google announced today that they will be retiring iGoogle, which is a personalized homepage. The iGoogle website offers users a way to customize several feeds of information such as weather, news, games, and more at one location. The mobile version of iGoogle will be retired on July 31, 2012, while the standard computer web-browser version will retire in 16 months on November 1, 2013.

Google suggests users download any data that may be stored up there. They can do this by looking for a "download all" option in a drop down menu next to the widget’s title. Many of the widgets come from a third party, and might not have this option. Google suggests contacting the third party widget maker to ask how to get the data downloaded.

Union Pacific commemorates 150 Years of Railroad History with a Free eBook and Online Timeline

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(Best Syndication News) - The Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is celebrating 150 years since they first got the approval from President Abraham Lincoln to build the transcontinental railway line. To commemorate this event, they have put together a free ebook and an interactive website that discusses the long history of the company.

The railroad line all started on July 1, 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act into law. It was not until May 10, 1869 when the golden spike ceremony was held to officially connect the two railroad tracks in Promontory Summit, Utah. This first railroad line operated until 1904. That was when it was replaced with the Lucin Cutoff.

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