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BlackBerry Postpones Rollout Of BBM For iOS And Android

BlackBerry Postpones Rollout Of BBM For iOS And Android

BlackBerry was supposed to officially launch BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) App for Android earlier this morning. Besides the company had also planned to launch the iOS app of BBM tomorrow. But today the company has announced that it is “pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone.”

By On September 23, 2013 Respond
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iOS 7 Bug Allows Non-Emergency Calls Despite Lock Screen

iOS 7 Bug Allows Non-Emergency Calls Despite Lock Screen

iOS 7 has arrived only a few days ago and a number of users have already reported a number of bugs in the new version of the firmware. According to reports, a user can make non-emergency calls from a handset running iOS 7, even when the lockscreen is set.

By On September 22, 2013 Respond
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Adoption Of iOS 7 Reaches 32% Within 48 Hours Of Release

Adoption Of iOS 7 Reaches 32% Within 48 Hours Of Release

On Wednesday, Apple finally released its latest iOS offering, iOS 7. Within hours of being released, the number of iOS users updating to it were millions. According to recently aggregated statistics, within 48 hours of being released, iOS 7 was already running on nearly 32% iOS devices in North America.

By On September 22, 2013 Respond
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Nokia Was Secretly Developing Android Phone Before Microsoft’s Purchase

Nokia Was Secretly Developing Android Phone Before Microsoft’s Purchase

We know that Microsoft has bought Nokia’s handset division for $7.17 billion. This clearly means that future Nokia phones will run on Windows OS. But lately it’s been reported that Nokia was developing an Android phone before Microsoft purchased it.

By On September 15, 2013 Respond
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New Tibet Malware Variant Discovered, Affects OS X Machines

New Tibet Malware Variant Discovered, Affects OS X Machines

It is rather rare to see a malware which is able to successfully affect Macs. We have heard about the Tibet malware in the past but until now, it couldn’t affect OS X systems. However, a new variant of the malware has now been discovered which can install a backdoor in the OS X machine and easily enable a hacker to gain control of it.

By On September 12, 2013 Respond
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Leaked Screenshots Of Upcoming Windows Phone Update Show Multitasking Changes

Leaked Screenshots Of Upcoming Windows Phone Update Show Multitasking Changes

Windows Phone users have been waiting for an update that Microsoft has been readying for a while now. The company is calling it ‘General Distribution Release 3′ but just ahead of its formal release, screenshots posted on the web divulge the features that the update offers.

By On September 8, 2013 Respond
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Picture Passwords In Windows 8 Offer Weak Security, Say Researchers

Picture Passwords In Windows 8 Offer Weak Security, Say Researchers

In Windows 8, Microsoft has offered Picture Gesture Authentication (PGA) system which lets you manipulate an image to set password. However, researchers have now confirmed that PGA offers very weak security because PGA passwords are really easy to crack.

By On September 4, 2013 Respond
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Windows 8 Reaches A Market Share Of 7.41%

Windows 8 Reaches A Market Share Of 7.41%

It has been a while since Microsoft launched Windows 8 amid a lot of fanfare. The OS didn’t exactly spread like wildfire after the launch but new numbers suggest that it is finally beginning to catch up, grabbing 7.41% of the global market share.

By On September 2, 2013 Respond
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App-Crashing Bug Discovered In OS X 10.8, iOS 6

App-Crashing Bug Discovered In OS X 10.8, iOS 6

It has been discovered that both OS X 10.8 and iOS 6, the current versions of Apple’s desktop and mobile operating systems, contain a major exploit. It is essentially a text-based bug which can crash apps in systems running either of the two operating systems.

By On August 30, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Finally Releases Windows 8.1 To Manufacturers

Microsoft Finally Releases Windows 8.1 To Manufacturers

We have been waiting for the Windows 8.1 for a while now. In the past, it had been rumored that Microsoft will release it to manufacturers by the end of August. The company has made good on that promise, although we’re not sure if users are also going to get it by October.

By On August 25, 2013 1 Response
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Mozilla Previews New UI In Firefox For Android

Mozilla Previews New UI In Firefox For Android

Mozilla team has been working on redesigning the Firefox for Android app. Now, the initial changes that will be added to the app can be previewed in the Nightly build of the app. The new changes bring a new, clean look to the browser.

By On August 22, 2013 Respond
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Windows 8 Benchmarks Shift Due To Overclocking

Windows 8 Benchmarks Shift Due To Overclocking

Overclocking can certainly yield better benchmark results but in order for them to be acceptable, overclocking must not tinker with the way a system works. In the case of Windows 8, however, overclocking either slows down or speeds up the system clock, thus disturbing the benchmark results.

By On August 21, 2013 Respond
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Coding Made Faster Through Speech Recognition

Coding Made Faster Through Speech Recognition

Speech recognition software are generally not very accurate and most can’t be used with exactitude to pen down a long piece of text. However, a coder recently made use of a speech recognition software in successfully penning down code.

By On August 19, 2013 Respond
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Mozilla Announced To Launch Firefox Metro For Windows 8 On December 10

Mozilla Announced To Launch Firefox Metro For Windows 8 On December 10

Mozilla had been working on Firefox for Metro for Windows 8 for long time. Now it seems like, Mozilla has come to the end of completing its work. Lately Mozilla has announced that it plans to launch Firefox Metro for Windows 8 on December 10.

By On August 19, 2013 Respond
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[Video] Turn Any Surface Into A Touchscreen With New Ubi Software

[Video] Turn Any Surface Into A Touchscreen With New Ubi Software

Earlier we reported that Mexico based Ayotle in collaboration with Paris based ad agency Digitas Labs has created AnyTouch that can turn any surface into a touchscreen. And now reports have it that another company Ubi Interactive has devised Ubi that can turn any surface into a touch-screen.

By On August 18, 2013 Respond
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