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Microsoft Files Patent For ‘Inconspicuous Mode For Mobile Devices’

Microsoft Files Patent For ‘Inconspicuous Mode For Mobile Devices’

The use of mobile devices in certain situations, both public and private, can be quite annoying. Microsoft is now trying to patent a method which would let users switch their mobile devices into ‘inconspicuous’ mode. In other words, the method envisions a way to make mobile devices less annoying in the public sphere.

By On January 12, 2013 1 Response
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ZTE Unveils High-End 5-Inch Grand S Smartphone At CES 2013

ZTE Unveils High-End 5-Inch Grand S Smartphone At CES 2013

ZTE has been in the race for high-end smartphones for a while. However, the company’s smartphone influence has barely trickled outside of China. ZTE has now unveiled its flagship smartphone, Grand S, at CES 2013. Packing a 6.9-mm thick profile, the company claims that it is the thinnest 4G smartphone in the world!

By On January 9, 2013 Respond
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Apple Offers Build-To-Order Fusion Drive Option For 21.5-Inch iMacs

Apple Offers Build-To-Order Fusion Drive Option For 21.5-Inch iMacs

Apple has recently made a significant change at its Online Store. The change incorporates the availability of the 1 terabyte hybrid Fusion Drive as a build-to-order option for the entry-level 21.5-inch iMac. Earlier, the Fusion Drive was available to go only with high-end iMac models.

By On January 7, 2013 Respond
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Nouveau Driver Now Supports 3D Acceleration With All GeForce GPUs In Linux

Nouveau Driver Now Supports 3D Acceleration With All GeForce GPUs In Linux

Linux developers have long pined to use 3D acceleration with their apps using Nouveau driver. Thanks to the recent developments on the Nouveau front, coupled with a current version of libdrm, Linux apps are finally able to make use of 3D acceleration with nearly all GeForce GPUs.

By On January 7, 2013 Respond
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Google Will Soon Restore Access To Google Maps On Windows Phone

Google Will Soon Restore Access To Google Maps On Windows Phone

We recently reported that such users who tried accessing Google Maps via Internet Explorer on a Windows Phone devices were redirected to the Google home page. It was revealed that the problem emanated from the fact that IE doesn’t use WebKit which, Google holds, is essential to provide a good Maps experience.

By On January 6, 2013 Respond
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Apple Offering Refurbished 15-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display For $1,869

Apple Offering Refurbished 15-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display For $1,869

If you are thinking about buying a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display then put some attention on Apple’s new deal. A new MacBook Pro with Retina Display will cost you $2,199, while Apple is offering a great deal on a refurbished 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display starting from $1,869 only.

By On January 6, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft’s Windows 8 Bags $617 Million Defense Deal

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Bags $617 Million Defense Deal

Despite a lot of anticipation surrounding the launch of Windows 8, the sales of the new OS don’t seem quite extraordinary. That may be disappointing for Microsoft, who has been hard at work in developing Windows 8. However, a new deal with Department of Defense(DoD) worth $617 million may make things better for the company.

By On January 5, 2013 Respond
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Canonical Finally Unveils Ubuntu Phone OS For Mobile Devices

Canonical Finally Unveils Ubuntu Phone OS For Mobile Devices

We recently reported that Canonical was hinting at a ‘touch-related’ release with a ticking clock on its website. The clock has apparently reached the mark and Canonical has released Ubuntu Phone OS, the Ubuntu iteration meant to run on mobile devices.

By On January 3, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Intends To Confine Windows 8 ARM Machines To Its OS

Microsoft Intends To Confine Windows 8 ARM Machines To Its OS

The Free Software Foundation recently launched somewhat of a campaign against Microsoft’s intents to make use of UEFI SecureBoot on its Windows 8 PCs. It has now been learned Microsoft indeed has plans of locking down Windows 8 ARM machines so that they won’t be able to run any other OS.

By On January 2, 2013 Respond
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Ubuntu May Unveil A Touch-Enabled OS For Phones And Tablets Today

Ubuntu May Unveil A Touch-Enabled OS For Phones And Tablets Today

Canonical, the company that has been developing the Ubuntu flavor of Linux and releasing its subsequent versions, has claimed in the past that it intends to launch a mobile OS for smartphones and tablets. The company may be on the verge of doing so, hinting a touch-enabled surprise on January 2.

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Free Software Foundation Launches Offensive Against UEFI Secure Boot

Free Software Foundation Launches Offensive Against UEFI Secure Boot

Microsoft is planning on implementing this in all Windows 8 machines. But, Free Software Foundation (FSF) has launched an offensive against this, alleging the move would forcefully restrict users to Windows.

By On December 30, 2012 Respond
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750,000+ Android Apps Arrive On Mac With BlueStacks Beta

750,000+ Android Apps Arrive On Mac With BlueStacks Beta

BlueStacks has amassed a good amount of fame and popularity by letting the users of Windows PCs access the treasure-trove of Android apps right on their computers. Now, the company has released the BlueStacks Beta for OS X, allowing Mac users to access all Android apps without owning any Android devices.

By On December 28, 2012 Respond
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Mac mini Is Going To Be The Very First Made In USA Apple Product

Mac mini Is Going To Be The Very First Made In USA Apple Product

Earlier this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple will invest over $100 million to produce Macs in the U.S. by 2013. At that time, a spokesman for Foxconn confirmed that they would be expanding the operations in North America. But lately, the sometimes reliable Taiwanese publication DigiTimes has reported that Apple and Foxconn are moving Mac mini production to the US. Is it Apple will make both the Mac and Mac mini within the U.S?

By On December 27, 2012 Respond
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Virginia Police Released A New App For Receiving Crime Reports Easily

Virginia Police Released A New App For Receiving Crime Reports Easily

The Marion Police Department in Virginia has released a free iOS app called iWatch Marion. Through this app, citizens can report of a crime to police. Marion Police Department is encouraging citizens to use this app and report about any type of crime via this app.

By On December 27, 2012 Respond
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Samsung Released ChatON Version 2.0 With New Features

Samsung Released ChatON Version 2.0 With New Features

Samsung is marking the year-end with a major update of ChatON, its cross-platform mobile messaging app. Samsung has released ChatON version 2.0.

By On December 27, 2012 Respond
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