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Mozilla Intends To Remove Panorama From Firefox, Will Offer As Add-On

Mozilla Intends To Remove Panorama From Firefox, Will Offer As Add-On

The panorama feature for the Firefox browser was introduced by the Mozilla team back in 2010. The feature essentially allowed Firefox users to manage their tabs in a more effective manner. However, Mozilla now intends to remove the feature from the browser, hoping to offer it as a separate add-on.

By On February 4, 2013 Respond
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Flint Uses iPhone Camera For Its Mobile Payment System

Flint Uses iPhone Camera For Its Mobile Payment System

A number of mobile payment solutions have emerged over the recent years. Some of them require you to attach a dongle with your smartphone and then swipe your card through it. However, Flint has come up with an even easier solution. The app uses iPhone’s camera to read numbers off the card and make the payment. As simple as that!

By On February 4, 2013 Respond
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Due To New Regulatory Standards, Apple Stops Selling Mac Pro In Europe From March 1

Due To New Regulatory Standards, Apple Stops Selling Mac Pro In Europe From March 1

Is it a nightmare for Apple? Apple has been forced to stop sales of its current Mac Pro professional desktop computer in Europe because the existing Mac Pro design doesn’t conform to a new European Union (EU) safety standard which goes into effect on March 1. Apple never thought this could happen, ever.

By On February 4, 2013 Respond
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Traffic From OS X 10.9 Machines Grows Significantly

Traffic From OS X 10.9 Machines Grows Significantly

The last major version of Apple’s Mac OS, namely OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, was released by the company in February last year. Fast forward a year and another major OS X release is due on Apple. A number of websites are receiving significant amounts of traffic from machines claiming to run OS X 10.9, which hints that Apple may be on the verge of releasing the next version.

By On February 3, 2013 Respond
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IronKey Releases Bootable Windows 8 Flash Drive

IronKey Releases Bootable Windows 8 Flash Drive

IronKey has come up with a bootable Flash drive which packs an installation of Windows 8. All you have to do to start using Windows 8 is to plug in the USB and let the fun begin. The USB stick, called IronKey Workspace, gives you a truly portable version of Windows 8. It does have its limitations though.

By On February 3, 2013 2 Responses
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Typing ‘File:///’ In Mac Apps Immediately Crashes Them

Typing ‘File:///’ In Mac Apps Immediately Crashes Them

A very interesting bug has been discovered on Mac machines. The bug affects most of the Mac apps and can crash them once you type ‘File:///’ in any of these apps. The term has to be written with a capital ‘F.’

By On February 3, 2013 Respond
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Millions Of PCs Are At Security Risk Due To UPnP Flaws

Millions Of PCs Are At Security Risk Due To UPnP Flaws

Universal Plug n Play networking protocols are often used by organizations to allow devices to connect with each other within a network. However, a new research paper reveals, these protocols are highly insecure and can be used by hackers to exploit the millions of devices that make use of UPnP.

By On February 1, 2013 Respond
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Unpatched Java Versions Blocked In OS X With XProtect Update

Unpatched Java Versions Blocked In OS X With XProtect Update

Java has been in the hot seat for quite a while now. The widely-used software has been criticized by security analysts and users alike for a lack of adequate security, with the U.S. government even recommending the users to stop using it. Now, Apple has updated its XProtect malware-handling system in OS X so that it has started blocking unpatched Java versions.

By On February 1, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Is Content With No iPad Support In Office

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Is Content With No iPad Support In Office

We have been hearing for a while that Microsoft is secretly working on an Office app for the iPad tablets. So far these rumors have proven futile. The software giant recently unveiled the new updates that will be coming to Office 2013 and Office 365, and yet we hear no talk of an iPad app.

By On February 1, 2013 Respond
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US Students Can Upgrade To Windows 8 Pro For $70 From February 1

US Students Can Upgrade To Windows 8 Pro For $70 From February 1

We reported that $40 Windows 8 Pro upgrade offer will end on January 31, and new price for upgrade will be $200 for all from February 1. But the good news is, U.S. students will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $70 from February 1.

By On January 31, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Starts Selling Office 365 Home Premium For $100/Year

Microsoft Starts Selling Office 365 Home Premium For $100/Year

Microsoft Office is the most used productivity application suite worldwide. The economics of using Microsoft Office suites by home users is very much different from organizations. Keeping that in mind, software giant Microsoft has reinvented its business model for Office suites. The software giant has begun selling year-around subscriptions for Office 365 Home Premium for Mac and PC, a cloud-based version of its office suite programs from January 29.

By On January 30, 2013 Respond
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Hacker Found Serious Flaws In Security Camera Systems, Prone To Hijacking

Hacker Found Serious Flaws In Security Camera Systems, Prone To Hijacking

We have seen security cameras helping police to catch thieves who stole some iDevices from Apple store. Most of the people have faith on security cameras. But are they really safe from hackers? Nope. A hacker at Console Cowboys has found some major security flaws in the systems of security cameras and hence hackers can gain control over the systems.

By On January 29, 2013 Respond
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Nokia Debunks Rumors Of A Potential Android Smartphone

Nokia Debunks Rumors Of A Potential Android Smartphone

Nokia has proved itself committed to the Windows Phone platform, along with Symbian, over the recent years. Whereas companies such as HTC and Samsung have tried to gain a foothold in both the Android and Windows Phone platforms, Nokia has categorically debunked the possibility of creating an Android smartphone in the near future.

By On January 26, 2013 1 Response
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Intel Will Shut Down Desktop Motherboard Production Within Three Years

Intel Will Shut Down Desktop Motherboard Production Within Three Years

Intel has long been a major player in the chip industry. But like every other chip-maker, the company has been facing newer challenges as the global computing industry takes a turn from desktop to mobile. Desktop PCs continue to be phased out by companies and individuals; now, Intel has announced that it would shut down its Desktop Motherboard group within the next three years.

By On January 23, 2013 Respond
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No Raspberry Pi Sequel Coming In 2013

No Raspberry Pi Sequel Coming In 2013

Raspberry Pi, the mini PC that has become an overnight success thanks to its tiny size and excellent design, will not be getting any new model during the current year. This much was revealed by the Raspberry Pi creator, Eben Upton, much to the disappointment of users.

By On January 21, 2013 1 Response
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