Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of August 3rd:
- Windows 8 is nearly here. Microsoft recently announced that it’s reached RTM status–released to manufacturing.
- Beverly Michaelis offered some helpful suggestions about improving your smartphone email signatures.
- Google Wallet saw a major update which will allow users to load almost any major credit card.
- Jim Calloway pointed to excellent archive of Digital Edge podcasts.
- How-to Geek listed their favorite new features in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
- What’s the best desktop mouse? Lifehacker asks its users.
- Recent litigation has revealed a number of iPhone prototypes that Apple considered before launching the device in 2007.