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20% Users Unable To Access Apple iTunes Store Due To Outage

20% Users Unable To Access Apple iTunes Store Due To Outage

Apple’s iTunes Store recently suffered from a rather widespread outage. According to different reports, nearly 20% users of the online store were unable to make purchases. Thankfully, Apple was quick to resolve the issue.

By On June 27, 2013 Respond
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Technology Company Proposes Security Standard For Apps

Technology Company Proposes Security Standard For Apps

A number of apps dish out ads from shady advertisement networks, many of which comes equipped with malware. Not only that, many apps are able to tweak the settings of a given handset without explicitly gaining the users’ permission. A security technology company has now proposed to curb this by devising a security standard for apps.

By On June 27, 2013 Respond
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O3b Launches Satellites To Offer Low-Cost Internet Connectivity

O3b Launches Satellites To Offer Low-Cost Internet Connectivity

For long, internet connectivity through satellites has been hailed as an effective solution for such regions where fiber infrastructures are not in place. Acting by this idea, O3b Networks has launched its first satellites which aims to bring low-cost and high-speed internet connectivity to remote regions.

By On June 27, 2013 Respond
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Firefox 22 Arrives With WebRTC Support And Built-In Asm.js

Firefox 22 Arrives With WebRTC Support And Built-In Asm.js

The Mozilla team has been trying to incorporate the WebRTC protocol in the Firefox browser for a while now. Thanks to their efforts, they have finally launched Firefox 22, which is the first Firefox browser with stable WebRTC support. At the same time, Firefox 22 packs build-in support for Asm.js.

By On June 26, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Joins Hands With Deem To Offer Local Deals Through Ads

Microsoft Joins Hands With Deem To Offer Local Deals Through Ads

Deem is an e-commerce platform that helps advertisers reach out to the relevant audience. The platform is usually focused in letting a local business target users within that locality. Microsoft has now inked a deal with Deem, hoping to offer more local deals from Deem through the ads displayed across Microsoft products.

By On June 26, 2013 Respond
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Google+ Photos App Offers Quick Photo-Sharing For Chromebook Pixel Users

Google+ Photos App Offers Quick Photo-Sharing For Chromebook Pixel Users

Google recently made a number of significant changes to its social network, Google Plus. The key changes focused on enhancing the visual appeal of the platform by making it look more image-centric. Now, complementing those changes, Google has offered a Google+ Photos app for Chromebook Pixel users.

By On June 26, 2013 Respond
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Just Ahead Of Google Reader’s Exit, Digg Reader Goes Live

Just Ahead Of Google Reader’s Exit, Digg Reader Goes Live

The Digg team has been hard at work in trying to create a viable RSS aggregation alternative to the outgoing Google Reader. Now, just one week before Google Reader is scheduled to be shelved, Digg has started offering the Digg Reader beta to a limited number of users.

By On June 26, 2013 Respond
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Rumored Google Mine Will Help You Share Your Stuff

Rumored Google Mine Will Help You Share Your Stuff

Google keeps working on many different products and services. While some of these are finalized and launched eventually, many never make it to the public. Rumors have it that the search giant is now working on a new web application called ‘Google Mine.’

By On June 24, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Rolls Out Hashtags, A Significant Marketing Tool

Facebook Rolls Out Hashtags, A Significant Marketing Tool

Users on Twitter have long been making use of hashtags to discover content on a given topic. Following in these footsteps, Facebook also recently introduced hashtags to facilitate content discovery. This new feature, now available on Facebook, can be immensely useful as a marketing tool.

By On June 24, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Reportedly Working On News Service For Mobile Users

Facebook Reportedly Working On News Service For Mobile Users

Although Facebook is the largest social network right now, it has been struggling with its mobile revenues. Now, certain inside sources have claimed that in order to increase the engagement of mobile users, Facebook is readying a news service called ‘Reader.’

By On June 24, 2013 Respond
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NSA-Proof Crypto Font Can Save Your Ass On The Web

NSA-Proof Crypto Font Can Save Your Ass On The Web

Given all the recent PRISM leaks and the consequent discussions, it is clear that NSA mass-scans the emails of virtually all users within U.S. and many outside the country. Sang Mun has now created a new font which, he claims, can’t be deciphered by the artificial intelligence machines.

By On June 24, 2013 Respond
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Using Tor To Remain Anonymous? You’re Not Safe From NSA

Using Tor To Remain Anonymous? You’re Not Safe From NSA

The Obama government has long offered FISA courts as the proof that whatever NSA has been doing is legal. However, the procedures observed by the FISA courts have just been made public, showing that these procedures have gaping loopholes. For instance, if a U.S. user browses on Tor, he is no longer considered a U.S. citizen and thus, information about him will be retained.

By On June 23, 2013 Respond
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Instagram Offers 15-Second Videos, Competes Twitter

Instagram Offers 15-Second Videos, Competes Twitter

A while ago, Twitter allowed users to post brief videos on the micro-blogging site through the use of Vine app. Following in the footsteps, Facebook has played its card by utilizing Instagram. As per the expected recent announcement by the social network, Instagram users can now post 15-second video clips.

By On June 23, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Bug Exposed 6 Million Users In Year-Long Data Leak

Facebook Bug Exposed 6 Million Users In Year-Long Data Leak

Facebook has unwittingly exposed phone numbers and email addresses of 6 million users to unauthorized viewers. This has happened over the past year, the social network revealed late Friday.

By On June 22, 2013 1 Response
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Snowden Charged With Espionage By U.S. Government

Snowden Charged With Espionage By U.S. Government

Edward Snowden is the man who exposed NSA’s Orwellian surveillance measures. Being formerly a part of NSA, he leaked the PRISM slides to The Guardian, thus acting as a conscientious whistle-blowers. Not surprisingly, U.S. government has formally leveled espionage charges against him and intends to make an example out of him, much like Bradley Manning.

By On June 22, 2013 1 Response
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