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Microsoft May Be Testing Photosynth For Windows Phone

Microsoft May Be Testing Photosynth For Windows Phone

Microsoft doesn’t seem to lack it’s creativity to it’s own platforms and has often launched products from platforms from other than it’s own. First we had a whole lot of Bing apps that were introduced, not through Windows Phone but on iOS devices last year. Then Microsoft also released the 360-degree panorama photograph app, Photosynth which didn’t debut on Windows Phone either. But it seems that with better Windows Phone devices now on their way, the users may finally get a Photosynth app for Windows Phone some time soon.

By On February 27, 2012 Respond
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Updated EFI Firmware For 2011 Macs Released By Apple

Updated EFI Firmware For 2011 Macs Released By Apple

For those users who are using 2011 Macs and have been on the look for an update from Apple to tighten up their security and patch any holes, the good news are here. Apple has released four new EFI firmware updates for 2011 Macs. The brief details of each of these packages are listed below.

By On February 25, 2012 Respond
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Keep Tabs On Your Mobile App Ads With Ad Network Detector

Keep Tabs On Your Mobile App Ads With Ad Network Detector

The policies of the mobile apps to display ads and gather information from the user, with or without his consent, have been flagged numerous times as suspicious. The very problem arises from the fact that most mobile apps don’t have a clearly defined privacy policy, so the user doesn’t know much about them. Now, however, you can see exactly what the ads in a mobile app are doing, what kind of data they are gathering and how are they using that data. You can do it all with the help of Ad Network Detector, an app released by mobile security firm, Lookout.

By On February 24, 2012 Respond
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‘Cut The Rope’ By ZeptoLab Introduced To Mac App Store

‘Cut The Rope’ By ZeptoLab Introduced To Mac App Store

If you think Angry Birds was the only hit-game with smartphone users, think again. If you are a smartphone user, you most probably would have played the popular game ‘Cut the rope.’ It’s basically a physics-based puzzler which is very engaging and has hooked millions of smartphone users. The good news for Mac users is that the game has now landed on Mac App Store with many enhanced features and more stunning graphics.

By On February 24, 2012 Respond
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[Review] New LibreOffice 3.5 – Free Powerful Alternative To MS-Office

[Review] New LibreOffice 3.5 – Free Powerful Alternative To MS-Office

LibreOffice is an open source Office Suite whose goal is to become the best in its class, especially against an OpenOffice.org is managed by a community of users and developers within the Document Foundation. This is high quality software, which is based on the success of the wide availability of OpenOffice.org, with several million users worldwide, whether business, individuals or public institutions. Available on different operating systems (GNU / Linux, Windows, MacOS) LIbreOffice has been upgraded to version 3.5 with many new features and improvements.

By On February 22, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft Integrates SkyDrive Into Windows 8

Microsoft Integrates SkyDrive Into Windows 8

It seems that Microsoft really intends to change the whole experience of using a PC with Windows 8. While we have already heard about a number of awesome features that Microsoft is introducing in Windows 8, here’s yet another great news for Windows users: Microsoft is integrating it’s online storage SkyDrive deep into Windows 8. This means that you will be able to directly access your SkyDrive storage data from Windows 8. Given below are the details of this feature.

By On February 21, 2012 Respond
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Google Is Working On Introducing A Password Generator In Chrome

Google Is Working On Introducing A Password Generator In Chrome

Chrome is fast becoming one of the most used browser around the globe. Currently, it has taken the lead on Mozilla Firefox and is now contesting Microsoft’s Internet Explorer for the top spot. The reason why it has become so wildly popular is because it offers speed, is very, very light and Google keeps rolling out newer versions and better features for it. For instance, we have been told by Google now that the company is working on introducing a built-in strong password generator in Chrome.

By On February 20, 2012 Respond
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Nokia Plans To Launch Pulse App For iOS And Android

Nokia Plans To Launch Pulse App For iOS And Android

Although Nokia’s primary presence in the smartphone world is mainly due to it’s flagship line of Lumia devices, the company is also eyeing the lucrative industry of apps for iOS and Android devices. Nokia already has Pulse app, a powerful app which is basically a social-networking-location app, being run on a number of platforms which include Symbian, Windows Phone, Meego and mobile platform. Now, the company has plans of offering the same app for iOS and Android.

By On February 19, 2012 Respond
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Bump 3.0 Released For iOS With New Feature

Bump 3.0 Released For iOS With New Feature

Bump has been among one of the most popular apps for both iOS and Android devices. It is basically an app that enables users to share contacts and other information simply by physically bumping the the two devices. A new version of the app, Bump 3.0, has been released by the developers. It hs a cooler interface, has lot less clutter and contains an addition of some very useful features.

By On February 19, 2012 Respond
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‘Eyes-free’ Texting Introduced By BrailleTouch For The Visually Impaired

‘Eyes-free’ Texting Introduced By BrailleTouch For The Visually Impaired

With the advancements in technology, one very promising aspect is that a number of new technologies have been brought into existence specifically for those who are handicapped in any way. We have seen a number of advanced motion sensing technologies, which are not only more intelligent but also more affordable and easy-to-use. Now, Georgie Tech is working BrailleTouch, which is a technology through which visually impaired personnel can type messages easily on a smartphone. Given below are the details about it.

By On February 19, 2012 Respond
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Pantech Burst: Ruby Red (AT&T) 4G Phone Powered By Android

Pantech Burst: Ruby Red (AT&T) 4G Phone Powered By Android

Pantech Burst is the first 4G LTE device from Pantech in AT&T’s device portfolio. The Burst combines 4G LTE speed with a 1.2 GHz Scorpion processor and it runs on Android OS. Burst’s full touch 4-inch Super AMOLED display allows for comfortable browsing and a more vibrant multimedia viewing experience when streaming content or viewing movies on the device.

By On February 19, 2012 Respond
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Windows Phone Bing Vision Will Support Newspaper Matching In March

Windows Phone Bing Vision Will Support Newspaper Matching In March

Microsoft has announced that it will soon update the Bing Vision service for Windows Phone devices. The service will be updated so that it will be supporting the feature of newspaper matching. The update will arrive in March. So what exactly is newspaper matching and what can it accomplish? Read below.

By On February 18, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft Introduces Metro Style Logo For Windows 8

Microsoft Introduces Metro Style Logo For Windows 8

It seems that Microsoft is trying to reinvent the whole experience of Windows by branding Windows 8 as an all-new operating system. The interface of Windows 8 is markedly different, some of it’s features have been introduced for the first time and now Microsoft has announced that it has a new logo for Windows 8. Needless to say, the logo falls well in line with the metro-design that seemed to have gotten a front seat with the company’s aesthetics.

By On February 18, 2012 Respond
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iMessage For Mac: A New Feature In OS X Mountain Lion

iMessage For Mac: A New Feature In OS X Mountain Lion

The new build of OS X that has been released by Apple for the developers, called OS X Mountain Lion, contains a number of new features. A number of app from earlier version of OS have been re-branded so that they make look more familiar to iOS since Apple wants to bring iOS and OS X closer. In this attempt, the iChat feature that has been a part of OS X is now called Messages, essentially just a 6.0 version of iChat but with a new name. This is because this name is familiar with iOS users. The features of Messages are listed below.

By On February 18, 2012 Respond
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iOS And Mac OS X Come Closer With Notification Center In Mountain Lion

iOS And Mac OS X Come Closer With Notification Center In Mountain Lion

In the latest OS X build released by Apple being called OS X Mountain Lion, a number of new features have been added. Experts say that a number of these features are aimed at bringing OS X and Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS close together. And this seems quite evident in some of the new features on OS X. One glaring example is that of Notification Center which was originally a part of iOS and has now been entirely ported to OS X.

By On February 18, 2012 Respond
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