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Microsoft Sheds Light On Upcoming Windows Phone 8 Update

Microsoft Sheds Light On Upcoming Windows Phone 8 Update

The upcoming Windows Phone 8 update is arriving in a few days. The company has published the details of the update, divulging the changes that it will bring to Windows Phone devices. However, from the looks of the details, the update wouldn’t include any major fixes.

By On July 13, 2013 Respond
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Mozilla Updates Firefox OS Simulator To Highlight More Features

Mozilla Updates Firefox OS Simulator To Highlight More Features

Mozilla has been trying to attract more developers to its Firefox OS platform. Since there are barely any real-world phones available running the platform, the company dished out a Firefox OS simulator to facilitate the developers. Now, Mozilla has released version 4 of the simulator, offering a peek at new features.

By On July 12, 2013 Respond
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Android 4.2.2 For The Galaxy Grand DUOS Leaked

Android 4.2.2 For The Galaxy Grand DUOS Leaked

Most users who have a Galaxy phone or Galaxy tablet released prior to the Galaxy S4, have been waiting eagerly for the official roll out of the Android 4.2.2 update. The good news is SamMobile has received an official test ROM based on Android 4.2.2 for the Galaxy Grand DUOS.

By On July 9, 2013 Respond
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Apple May Soon Bring Offline Dictation To iOS Devices

Apple May Soon Bring Offline Dictation To iOS Devices

Currently, if an iOS user wishes to have his voice-based dictation turned into text, he has to rely on the Dictation tool. This tool, in turn, relies on Apple’s cloud, requiring the user to be connected to the internet. Many hints in the code of iOS 7 betas now suggest that Apple may also make the tool available offline on iOS devices.

By On July 8, 2013 Respond
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Google Adds Microsoft Word/Excel Editing Support In Chrome OS

Google Adds Microsoft Word/Excel Editing Support In Chrome OS

Google has quietly rolled out a significant feature in its latest build of Chrome OS. The new feature essentially allows users to edit Microsoft Word and Excel files without any hassles. Interestingly, Google didn’t highlight or announce the new feature when releasing the new build.

By On June 30, 2013 Respond
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Rebooting Issues Resolved By BlackBerry 10.1 Update

Rebooting Issues Resolved By BlackBerry 10.1 Update

Although BlackBerry 10 handsets arrived after a lot of anticipation and wait, they failed to win a lot of hearts. The handsets have failed to gain a lot of traction, something which has worsened over reports that users started facing automatic reboot issues on BlackBerry Z10 handsets. However, a new update effectively resolves this issue.

By On June 29, 2013 Respond
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Windows Azure Gets Auto-Scaling For Web Apps

Windows Azure Gets Auto-Scaling For Web Apps

Microsoft conventionally makes a lot of significant announcements during its Build developer conferences. This year, the company has announced that it has added the option of auto-scaling to its Azure cloud-computing platform.

By On June 28, 2013 Respond
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Another Apple 1 From 1976 Is Up For Auction

Another Apple 1 From 1976 Is Up For Auction

Apple’s vintage products from the early days of the company have fetched huge amounts of money in recent auctions. The high bids can be owed to the facts that Apple is the current tech leader and its early machines are barely existent anymore. Another Apple 1 machine from 1976 is now up for auction.

By On June 22, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Offers Siri Rival On Windows Phone Devices

Microsoft Offers Siri Rival On Windows Phone Devices

When Apple originally launched Siri, it was hailed as the most accurate and effective voice-based personal assistant. Since then, many rivals to Siri have arrived in the market. Now, Microsoft has rolled out an updated voice-based search feature to Windows Phone users, offering a functionality that is really good and accurate.

By On June 18, 2013 Respond
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Leaked Screenshots Of Windows 8.1 Surface Again

Leaked Screenshots Of Windows 8.1 Surface Again

We have been hearing about an update to Microsoft’s Windows 8 for quite some time. However, so far, Microsoft hasn’t dished out a significant upgrade. Alleged screenshots from Windows 8.1 have now surfaced, depicting apps redesigns for Xbox Music and Movie Moments apps.

By On June 18, 2013 1 Response
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Study: Speech-to-text Technology Distracts Motorists While Driving

Study: Speech-to-text Technology Distracts Motorists While Driving

In order to avoid road accidents, for a long time drivers have been advised not to text anyone while driving. But as people have found not interested to restrain themselves from texting while driving, so to keep their eyes focused on road, hands-free texting using voice-operated technology have been legalized. Recently, a study has found that speech-to-text technologies are more distracting than talking to other passengers in the car.

By On June 13, 2013 Respond
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Apple Shipped Out 28 Million Copies Of Mountain Lion

Apple Shipped Out 28 Million Copies Of Mountain Lion

Apple’s key focus during WWDC 2013 is the announcement of upcoming releases and products. However, side by side, Apple doesn’t forget to stress on its sales numbers, which are always impressive. The company has now revealed that it has shipped out some 28 million copies of Mountain Lion so far.

By On June 11, 2013 Respond
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iBooks Finally Comes To Mac Users

iBooks Finally Comes To Mac Users

Although Apple’s WWDC 2013 event was primarily focused on major announcements regarding the iOS 7 and OS X releases, the company also made other announcements which were very significant. For instance, Apple announced that it is finally bringing the popular iBooks reading app to the Mac machines.

By On June 11, 2013 Respond
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Apple Unveils OS X Mavericks At WWDC 2013

Apple Unveils OS X Mavericks At WWDC 2013

Apple’s WWDC 2013 is running at full speed. The company is spontaneously unveiling its upcoming products and iOS features. Few minutes ago, Apple showed off its latest Mac operating system, OS X Mavericks.

By On June 11, 2013 Respond
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Apple Unveils Mac Pro At WWDC 2013

Apple Unveils Mac Pro At WWDC 2013

Apple’s WWDC 2013 is running on. Apple is unveiling its upcoming products and iOS features one by one. Few minutes ago, Apple unveiled new MacBook Air. And now Apple has given developers a sneak peek of an updated Mac Pro desktop PC.

By On June 11, 2013 Respond
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