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Toshiba Refuses To Let Laptop Manual Site Host Its Manuals

Toshiba Refuses To Let Laptop Manual Site Host Its Manuals

Laptop manuals are really hard to find on the web and it may takes you hours of search to get to the one for the exact model you use. To resolve this problem, a person developed a page ‘Tim’s laptop service manuals’ to try and put all or most laptop manuals in one place. Sadly, Toshiba hasn’t taken kindly to his effort.

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Apple Revamps The Looks Of App Store Category Pages

Apple Revamps The Looks Of App Store Category Pages

Apple has been adding minor tweaks to the overall interface of its App Store on a weekly basis. You may have seen the ‘Featured’ page on the store and now, Apple has introduced similar Featured pages for all categories, highlighting a number of third-party apps.

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NASA Tries Its Hands At Interplanetary Internet System

NASA Tries Its Hands At Interplanetary Internet System

NASA intends to push the boundaries of the internet. It is now trying to implement an interplanetary internet system, a venture in which it has seen some success recently.

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Facebook Toying With The Idea Of Sound Notifications

Facebook Toying With The Idea Of Sound Notifications

Remember the ‘Buzz’ audio notifications on Yahoo messenger which would send your teeth rattling if you were unfortunate enough to hear them at a high volume? Apparently, Facebook is trying to bring it back by testing out a potential new feature for its website – sound notifications. However, the people who have tested don’t seem to have liked it very much.

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Windows 8 Can Detect 85% Of Popular Malware With Windows Defender On

Windows 8 Can Detect 85% Of Popular Malware With Windows Defender On

According to tests, with Windows Defender running, Windows 8 can detect 85% of the popular malware. The tests were run on a total of 385 malware, most detected by BitDefender Real-Time Virus Reporting System.

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[Breaking] China Blocks Google In Anticipation Of 18th Party Congress

[Breaking] China Blocks Google In Anticipation Of 18th Party Congress

Communist Party Congress is an event of greatest political significance in China. The 18th Party Congress, comprising of the notable leaders and members of the Communist Party has just begun. Apparently, in order to keep it under wraps, China has blocked access to all Google services.

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Facebook Amends Friendship Pages, Adds More Details And Options

Facebook Amends Friendship Pages, Adds More Details And Options

Facebook has recently rolled out a number of new features and options related to the ‘Friendship Page.’ This page essentially lets you see your Facebook activities in relation to a contact on your profile.

By On November 9, 2012 Respond
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Kim Dotcom’s New Domain Shut Down By Government, Threatened By Hackers

Kim Dotcom’s New Domain Shut Down By Government, Threatened By Hackers

Kim Dotcom, the founder of MegaUpload, recently caused quite a stir when he announced a new cloud-based service called Me.ga. However, things may not be too smooth for Me.ga, as the Gabon government, where the domain is based, has announced that it would suspend the new website.

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Zero-Day Exploit For Adobe Reader Discovered In Cybercriminal Underground

Zero-Day Exploit For Adobe Reader Discovered In Cybercriminal Underground

Adobe is one of the most popular software used around the globe. The company recently ramped up the security of Adobe Reader by introducing a sandbox feature. However, apparently hackers have found a way to sidestep the sandbox and exploit the software.

By On November 8, 2012 Respond
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Video Streaming Rules Internet Traffic, BitTorrent Traffic Share Declining

Video Streaming Rules Internet Traffic, BitTorrent Traffic Share Declining

Report reveals the dominance of video streaming on internet traffic. File-sharing protocols like BitTorrent are losing traffic share on the other hand, despite a positive trend in traffic volume.

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Lawsuit Alleges Ohio Voting Machines Have Backdoor

Lawsuit Alleges Ohio Voting Machines Have Backdoor

In the U.S. presidential elections, we saw that electronic voting systems have come about to play a significant role. However, concerns have also been raised as to the security of these systems. For instance, the Green Party candidate from Ohio has launched a lawsuit alleging that the voting machines used in Ohio had a ‘backdoor.’

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Google Voice Briefly Messed Up Sender Numbers In Texts

Google Voice Briefly Messed Up Sender Numbers In Texts

Yesterday, some Google Voice users started complaining that they were receiving messages with unknown IDs even when those came from their contacts. Google was quick to resolve the issue.

By On November 7, 2012 Respond
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Faulty Configuration By Indonesian ISP Blocks Access To Google For 30 Minutes

Faulty Configuration By Indonesian ISP Blocks Access To Google For 30 Minutes

If you noticed a slight hiatus in accessing Google on November 5, it was real and not just your internet. Google was indeed inaccessible for 30 minutes to a significant portion of the internet users, thanks to a faulty configuration by an Indonesian ISP.

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Floods Of “I’m Moving to Canada” Tweets: Before & After The US Election

Floods Of “I’m Moving to Canada” Tweets: Before & After The US Election

We already know Barack Obama won for the 2nd term as US President. But a lot of people was yelling at Twitter with status like If ____ Win “I’m Moving to Canada”. At some point this status got viral and almost everybody starts tweeting – so-something-someing or I’m Moving to Canada. Here we have a collection of tweets before and after the result.

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The Optimal Tweet Length To Get Most Retweets Is 71-100 Characters

The Optimal Tweet Length To Get Most Retweets Is 71-100 Characters

It is hard to discern how can one find a whole lot of analytics in a sentence as small as 140 characters. But apparently, the companies who are spending money on Twitter-based advertising need to know such analytics. Track Social has now revealed an interesting Twitter metric, which shows the optimal length for a tweet to be retweeted.

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