App Spotlight: Learn More About Your Contacts with CallApp | Aidin Finds $600K From General Catalyst & More For A Yelp For Continuing Care | My father vs. Windows 8 | Twitter's role in delivering media grows with expanded Tweets | VMware Patches Arbitrary Code Execution Flaw in Desktop, Server Virtualization Products

App Spotlight: Learn More About Your Contacts with CallApp

Posted by PCWorld
Android's stock Contacts app is pretty much, well, a stock contacts app. It stores names, addresses, phone numbers, and the like, but does it pull in each contact's latest tweets and LinkedIn updates? Does it let you see your next scheduled meeting with a contact? Or schedule a follow-up call? No, no, and no.
CallApp is a contact manager on steroids. It's not perfect, but it does give you a ton of new and useful ways to track and interact with your contacts -- ways that might just help you impress a client or close a sale.
The first time you run CallApp, it sends you an activation code via SMS. From there you'll need to sign into one or more of your social networks: Facebook, Foursquare, Goo[...]
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Aidin Finds $600K From General Catalyst & More For A Yelp For Continuing Care

Posted by TechCrunch
Aidin, a startup that helps people find better continuing care after they leave the hospital, is announcing today that it has raised $600K from General Catalyst, HLM, Red Swan and a band of angels and physicians from the healthcare space. The startup, a member of the NYC healthtech accelerator Blueprint Health, will use the funding to accelerate its growth and keep rampin’ up that team. Everyone needs more developers these days.
But what does this healthtech company do? Well, you shouldn’t want to go there anyway, but hospitals need patients to find better care providers after they leave the hospital. Because they keep coming back. In the U.S., one in four Medicare patients are r[...]
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My father vs. Windows 8

Posted by VentureBeat
In honor of Father’s Day, I thought it might be fun to let my 55-year-old father play tech pundit for the day and give his impressions of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system as he used it for the first time.
Windows 8 is Microsoft?s attempt to modernize Windows for the new mobile-focused landscape. It will work on tablets, laptops, desktops, and new hybrid devices. It’s a radically new OS that could be big for Microsoft, but there are concerns that Windows 8 could be the next Vista when it comes to adoption and acceptance by mainstream users.
I consider my father pretty representative of middle-class Americans older than 50 who don’t pay attention to what[...]
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Twitter’s role in delivering media grows with expanded Tweets

Posted by Gigaom
Twitter announced today that it will partner with a variety of online media companies to provide an enhanced version of “expanded Tweets,” which allow users to preview stories and videos linked to in Tweets without ever leaving Twitter’s site. The new features�comes as the company embraces its role in delivering online media and blurs the line between content provider and producer.
While Twitter already provides users with the option to expand a Tweet to view replies, re-Tweets or favorites, the new expanded Tweets will provide an actual preview of the content being Tweeted from select media partners.�Media partners whose content will display in the expanded Tweets include[...]
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VMware Patches Arbitrary Code Execution Flaw in Desktop, Server Virtualization Products

Posted by PCWorld
Virtualization software vendor VMware has released security patches for its Workstation, Player, Fusion, ESXi and ESX products in order to address two vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to compromise the host system or crash a virtual machine.
The more serious vulnerability is identified as CVE-2012-3288 and stems from an improper validation of input data when loading virtual machine checkpoint files, VMware said in a security advisory Thursday.
Attackers could exploit this validation error by loading specially crafted checkpoint files to trigger a memory corruption and potentially execute arbitrary code on the host system.
VMware advised customers to upgrade to the newly released Wo[...]
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