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Apple’s Genius Training Manual Leaked

Apple’s Genius Training Manual Leaked

Apple’s retail stores are known for one thing – the presence of some very helpful staff at their Genius Bars. It now turns out that the ‘Geniuses’ at these stores aren’t just anybody, rather they are rigorously trained to do their job. A leaked Genius Training Manual now shows just how rigorous this training is.

By On August 29, 2012 Respond
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Researchers Making An App To Prevent Users From Texting While Driving

Researchers Making An App To Prevent Users From Texting While Driving

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), texting while driving causes around 200,000 accidents per year. Most states in the U.S. have passed laws in order to prohibit texting or complete cell phone using while driving. But people are still found texting behind the wheels. As the prohibitions don’t seem to hold, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are trying to make a software that can keep the drivers away from texting while driving.

By On August 27, 2012 Respond
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OwnFone: A Customizable Mobile Phone For £55

OwnFone: A Customizable Mobile Phone For £55

Previously we have seen many concept of mobile phone, where OwnFone concept is one among many that is now real. OwnFone is totally different from traditional mobile phone that is specially designed for UK users. This phone has limitation to save contract number, you can only select two, four, eight or twelve contract number in each device. The OwnFone has no option to dial actual numbers, because all contact number is programmed and stored in the cloud.

By On August 26, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft Denies Charges Of Spying Through SmartScreen

Microsoft Denies Charges Of Spying Through SmartScreen

Recently, we cited the concerns of security researcher Nadim Kobeissi towards the SmartScreen feature in Windows 8. The feature essentially tells Microsoft about every single app that is to be installed on a Windows 8 machine. Kobeissi said that this may be a violation of a user’s privacy rights. Microsoft has denied the charge now.

By On August 26, 2012 Respond
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Twitter To Fight For Open Source Software, Joins Linux Foundation

Twitter To Fight For Open Source Software, Joins Linux Foundation

Twitter, like many other social media giants, has long been making heavy use of the open-source software. Now, the company has paid $15,000 for a silver membership at the Linux Foundation. The formal membership in the Linux Foundation has reiterated Twitter’s support for open source software, and that the company is ready to fight for it.

By On August 26, 2012 Respond
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Everything You Install On Windows 8 Will Be Known To Microsoft

Everything You Install On Windows 8 Will Be Known To Microsoft

The world is eagerly waiting for Windows 8, the next big release from Microsoft. The beta releases of Windows 8 have attracted great reviews from users and critics. However, there are some critical privacy concerns which have now been cited about this new operating system (OS).

By On August 25, 2012 Respond
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Windows 8 Pro For $199 With Promotional Price Of $69.99 Expires On 31 January 2013

Windows 8 Pro For $199 With Promotional Price Of $69.99 Expires On 31 January 2013

Get ready for Windows 8. We are on the verge of the final release of Windows 8. We just came to know about the pricing of both Windows 8 and Windows 8 pro. According to The Verge, Windows 8 Pro will be priced at $199. Before that a promotional offer will be there of $69.99 which expires on January 31st 2013. Though Microsoft has not disclosed any price offer, the source is related to Microsoft’s Windows project plan.

By On August 22, 2012 1 Response
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Pilots Can Easily Avoid Severe Weather With New Radar Tech

Pilots Can Easily Avoid Severe Weather With New Radar Tech

Weather conditions are a huge nuisance for pilots who often have to avoid them and change their routes in doing so. Numerous systems have been developed to help pilots avoid bad weather conditions. But Honeywell’s IntuVue is a huge step ahead of all of them.

By On August 22, 2012 Respond
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Windows 8 Upgrade Now Opens For Windows 7 Users – Register Now!

Windows 8 Upgrade Now Opens For Windows 7 Users – Register Now!

As promised in May, Windows 7 users now can upgrade their current windows to windows 8. And they have to pay $14.99. But this offer is valid for the users who purchased Windows 7 pc after June 2. In a recent tweet by Windows, Microsoft has confirmed it that the offer is available in 140 countries.

By On August 22, 2012 Respond
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Samsung’s Next Galaxy Note Image Leaked

Samsung’s Next Galaxy Note Image Leaked

Recently, a rumor has been raised up about Samsung’s next Galaxy Note. According to the Business Insider, Samsung’s next super phone image has been leaked. This Android phone/tablet will come with a special stylus. The upcoming device is a successor of Galaxy Note 10.1.

By On August 19, 2012 1 Response
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3 Million Surface To Be Produced With Likelihood Of $199 Surface RT

3 Million Surface To Be Produced With Likelihood Of $199 Surface RT

Market researcher IDC has claimed that Microsoft is considerably planning for 3 million surface tablets among which few millions will be produced by 2012. The analyst also asserted of the strong possibility of a $199 Surface RT. Few days ago, Lenovo also confirmed about the $200 Surface RT. Subscription policy can also be imposed on Surface RT according to a former Microsoft manager Hal Berenson though IDC believes that is unlikely to be happened.

By On August 18, 2012 Respond
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Leaked Images Show Off Skype App For Windows 8

Leaked Images Show Off Skype App For Windows 8

New images leaked by Neowin have revealed the under-development user interface (UI) of Skype for Windows 8. The leaked Modern UI app for Skype shows the graphically overhauled VoIP software; and it’s pretty. Usability and general stability testing by Neowin also seemed to be promising.

By On August 17, 2012 Respond
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Windows 8 RTM: Final Build Released

Windows 8 RTM: Final Build Released

Microsoft has finally released the final build of Windows 8. The build is available for MSDN and TechNet developers for now but will become widely available to all users soon. The company already launched a number of Windows 8 betas in the past but this RTM release is as close to the real Windows 8 as can be. Read further to get a glimpse on what’s new in Windows 8 RTM.

By On August 17, 2012 Respond
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Outlook.com Reaches 10 Million Users, Microsoft Reboots SkyDrive.com

Outlook.com Reaches 10 Million Users, Microsoft Reboots SkyDrive.com

Microsoft has been steadily rebooting its entire web presence. At the heart of Microsoft’s online presence have been two things since a long time – Hotmail and SkyDrive. Hotmail has been deemed slow, heavy, visually unattractive and unprofessional by critics and users alike. However, Microsoft changed the views of many by rebranding Hotmail.com as Outlook.com.

By On August 17, 2012 Respond
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Windows Phone 8 Could Debut In September, Earlier Than Anticipated

Windows Phone 8 Could Debut In September, Earlier Than Anticipated

Windows Phone 8 devices might hit the market earlier than anticipated, reported PocketNow citing unnamed sources. According to the earlier speculations, Windows Phone 8 RTM (Release to Manufacturing) was expected to be introduced in September, and the devices were expected to hit the market in November. But the new report from PocketNow says, some Windows Phone 8 devices may come as early as September.

By On August 14, 2012 Respond
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