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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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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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[Rumor] Windows 8.1 Update 1 May Release On March 11

[Rumor] Windows 8.1 Update 1 May Release On March 11

Since the release of Windows 8.1 that comes with new features and improved interface, people have been eagerly waiting for the update. Now a rumor is swirling around that the very first update of Windows 8.1 may release on March 11.

By On January 26, 2014 Respond
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[Free Download] Apple Releases Custom Font Depicting All The Mac Models

[Free Download] Apple Releases Custom Font Depicting All The Mac Models

Apple’s Mac has turned 30 and the company has been celebrating the occasion with numerous gestures. Apple has now released a custom font depicting all the Mac models, as part of the celebration. The font can be downloaded from the link provided below.

By On January 25, 2014 Respond
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Windows XP To Retire In April, But 95% Of ATM Machines Still Run On Windows XP

Windows XP To Retire In April, But 95% Of ATM Machines Still Run On Windows XP

Now a days, all electronic device are being upgraded to the new OS. At present, we have the latest Windows OS – Windows 8, but interestingly, 95% of ATM machines in the world still run on the old Windows OS, Windows XP.

By On January 18, 2014 Respond
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