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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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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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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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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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LG Sells More Than 1 Million Optimus G Smartphones

LG Sells More Than 1 Million Optimus G Smartphones

LG has tried hard over the years to gain a sizable foothold into the smartphone market but it hasn’t exactly succeeded. The company has launched a number of high-end smartphones in recent past. At least one of these, namely Optimus G, seems to have picked up some success, with LG announcing that it has now sold more than 1 million Optimus G smartphones.

By On January 21, 2013 Respond
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Opera Launches ‘Ice’ Mobile Web Browser For iOS And Android

Opera Launches ‘Ice’ Mobile Web Browser For iOS And Android

Opera’s popularity has rather diminished over the recent years. In the face of a whole forage of new web browsers, Opera has struggled to stay relevant. Opera Software has now launched a new browser namely ‘Opera Ice.’ This new browser has been specifically designed to run atop smartphones and tablets.

By On January 21, 2013 Respond
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Android 4.2.1 AOKP ROM For Nexus 4, 7, 10 & Galaxy Nexus Now Available

Android 4.2.1 AOKP ROM For Nexus 4, 7, 10 & Galaxy Nexus Now Available

Just recently, a new version of AOKP build was released for Nexus 4, 7, 10 & Galaxy Nexus; it is based on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1.

By On January 20, 2013 Respond
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$40 Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Offer Ends On January 31, New Price Will Be $200

$40 Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Offer Ends On January 31, New Price Will Be $200

Have you upgraded to Windows 8? If you haven’t, then you should by this month. Because, Microsoft’s $40 upgrade price for Windows 8 will expire on January 31. And, you denitely won’t like the price that comes after.

By On January 19, 2013 Respond
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Windows RT Jailbreak Tool Is Now Available Online For Free

Windows RT Jailbreak Tool Is Now Available Online For Free

As we reported earlier about an hack which enable running any unsigned apps in Windows RT. But that hack described just the process and why it worked, which was not for just any user to use. Now here comes a real package which will enable any user to Jailbreak his Windows RT device. Read details below.

By On January 13, 2013 Respond
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Samsung Ditches Its Windows RT Plans For The US Market

Samsung Ditches Its Windows RT Plans For The US Market

Microsoft efforts to bring Windows RT to mobile devices has not been very fruitful. Not only the common user seems utterly disinterested, even hardware vendors have shown little keenness in launching Windows RT devices. Samsung is the latest to ditch Windows RT by cancelling its plans to that end.

By On January 13, 2013 Respond
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