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CNET Update: LinkedIn inserts profiles into e-mails

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CNET Update: LinkedIn inserts profiles into e-mails

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The business social network launches an e-mail tool called "Intro," Vine now lets users edit 6-second videos, and TiVo offers mobile streaming on the go to iOS devices.

LinkedIn has a way to put profile details into e-mails. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET Update. LinkedIn has a new program for iPhones that puts people's profile data within an e-mail message. So, right below the name of the sender, you can get a quick look at what this person does for a living and how you're connected. It all shows up in your normal iPhone e-mail inbox, but to have it worked, you're essentially giving LinkedIn access to your e-mail accounts and putting trust in LinkedIn servers. Although LinkedIn promises that your information is kept private, it still can make people uncomfortable and LinkedIn doesn't have a flawless record with security. Last year, hackers were able to steal millions of LinkedIn passwords. But right now, this only works with some e-mail clients like Gmail, Yahoo, and AOL. LinkedIn is also working on a version of this for Android, and iPhone users, you can sign up at intro.linkedin.com. In other app news, Twitter's six-second video maker, Vine, has added new ways to edit a video and change the order of your clip mash-up, instead of only giving users one chance to get it right. The Sessions tool lets users save a post and come back to it later and you can work on up to 10 videos at once. The Time Travel feature lets users remove, reorganize, replace any shot within a post before it's shared. This makes it a little easier now to make a good Vine video, but some users did like the challenge before. If you're in the market for a new computer, Microsoft has, once again, cut the price of its original Surface Pro tablet by 100 bucks. It now costs $700 for a 64-gig model of the Pro which is loaded with a full version of Windows 8. This year's brand-new Surface Pro 2 starts at $900. A stylus pen is included with the Pro models, but the snap-on keyboard covers, they're sold separately. TiVo's latest DVR machine now has new features for mobile users. The Roamio Pro and the Roamio Plus let users stream live TV shows and recorded programs to their iPads, iPhones, or iPod Touches. The feature works even if the owner is outside of the home. It just requires a Wi-Fi connection to work and only one iOS device can stream at a time. TiVo also says that not all content may be available to stream due to copyright issues. So, those limitations could put a damper on the experience. In time, this app will also be on Android and it's also gonna support streaming over a cellular connection. That's your tech news update. For more details, head to cnet.com/update and be sure to follow along on Twitter. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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