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Students Hack Siri To Make It Support Third-Party Apps

Students Hack Siri To Make It Support Third-Party Apps

Siri is the best voice-based virtual assistant that is commercially available on mobile devices today. But it’s limited to only a few apps, which is annoying. A group of students have now devised an excellent solution to overcome this limitation.

By On March 6, 2014 Respond
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New Video Shows Off Microsoft’s Virtual Assistant, Cortana

New Video Shows Off Microsoft’s Virtual Assistant, Cortana

Microsoft has been working on a Siri alternative of its own known as Cortana. A new video has now hit the web, showing off Cortana working on a handset. The video shows some of the features of the virtual assistant.

By On March 5, 2014 Respond
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Microsoft May Start Offering Windows 8.1 For Free

Microsoft May Start Offering Windows 8.1 For Free

Adoption of Windows 8 and 8.1 by PC users has been really slow. To change this and ramp up the popularity of the new OS, Microsoft may soon start offering free versions of Windows 8.1.

By On March 1, 2014 Respond
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Apple Releases OS X 10.9.2, Patches Critical SSL Vulnerability

Apple Releases OS X 10.9.2, Patches Critical SSL Vulnerability

Apple has been criticized recently for a glaring SSL authentication vulnerability in Mac machines. The company has now released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 to take care of the problem.

By On February 27, 2014 Respond
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Firefox OS Becomes Faster, Runs On Better Hardware Now

Firefox OS Becomes Faster, Runs On Better Hardware Now

Firefox OS may be far from being a contender in the smartphone arena but the Mozilla team has been quietly and consistently building it. A number of vendors have unveiled Firefox OS devices at MWC this year, showing significant improvements.

By On February 25, 2014 Respond
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Microsoft Discounts Windows 8 Licenses By 70%

Microsoft Discounts Windows 8 Licenses By 70%

Microsoft’s Windows 8 hasn’t taken off as well as the company expected. One reason for this may be the steep licensing price of the OS. The company is now slashing down the costs of Windows 8 licenses by a whopping 70%.

By On February 24, 2014 Respond
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Here Are Some Of The Best PC And Mac IM Chat Clients

Here Are Some Of The Best PC And Mac IM Chat Clients

Instant Messaging (IM) allows effective and efficient communication. Many people use some common IM services like AIM, GTalk, Yahoo Messenger, Facebook Messenger etc. So, today we will present to you some best PC and Mac IM chat client alternatives.

By On February 23, 2014 Respond
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Microsoft Is Readying Virtual Assistant Cortana For A Recent Launch

Microsoft Is Readying Virtual Assistant Cortana For A Recent Launch

Ever since Apple debuted Siri, others in the mobile arena have been trying to create their own smart personal assistants. We’ve been hearing about Microsoft’s Cortana for a while now and recent reports suggest that it will be shipped with the Windows Phone 8.1 update.

By On February 22, 2014 Respond
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Google Will Stop Supporting Chromebooks After Four Years

Google Will Stop Supporting Chromebooks After Four Years

Google has divulged the details of its ‘Chrome OS End of Life Policy’ and that’s not good news for users of Chrome OS for Enterprise or Education. According to Google, it will stop supporting Chromebooks in these categories four years from their manufacturing date.

By On February 20, 2014 Respond
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What Are 32-Bit And 64-Bit Operating Systems?

What Are 32-Bit And 64-Bit Operating Systems?

We often hear that a given operating system these days is either 32-bit or 64-bit. What are the key difference between the two and which of them should you go for? The post below explores these questions.

By On February 11, 2014 Respond
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Kaspersky Says There Are 10 Million Rogue Android Apps Out There

Kaspersky Says There Are 10 Million Rogue Android Apps Out There

Google has tried to significantly improve the security of its Google Play store in the last year or so. However, Kaspersky Labs has now warned that there are still 10 million possibly malicious Android apps out there.

By On February 10, 2014 Respond
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Adobe Has Issued An Emergency Update To Patch Flash Vulnerability

Adobe Has Issued An Emergency Update To Patch Flash Vulnerability

Adobe’s Flash is one of the most popular products from the company. A critical vulnerability was recently discovered in the software and Adobe has now dished out an emergency update to patch it.

By On February 5, 2014 Respond
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[Guide] 5 Excellent And Free Parental Control Software

[Guide] 5 Excellent And Free Parental Control Software

Keeping an eye on your child’s browsing activity, as a parent, can be a tricky thing. You have to be vigilant enough to keep him or her out of the harm’s way without appearing too overbearing. The software listed below are very helpful in accomplishing that.

By On February 3, 2014 Respond
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Verizon Accidentally Rolls Out BlackBerry 10.2.1 Before Its Official Release

Verizon Accidentally Rolls Out BlackBerry 10.2.1 Before Its Official Release

So far we know that BlackBerry 10.2.1 is supposed to be announced officially on January 28. But seems like Verizon is in hurry as the company has accidentally rolled out BlackBerry 10.2.1 ahead of time.

By On January 28, 2014 Respond
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Tango To Bring The World’s Most Powerful, Pocketable, Gameable PC

Tango To Bring The World’s Most Powerful, Pocketable, Gameable PC

San Diego-based Tango is making the world’s most powerful, pocketable, officeable, entertainmentable, gameable, Windowsable, Linuxable PC. The company is expecting to deliver the PCs this year.

By On January 27, 2014 Respond
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