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Samsung Electronics’ ChatON Messaging Service Reaches 100 Million Users

Samsung Electronics’ ChatON Messaging Service Reaches 100 Million Users

Samsung Electronics launched its ChatON Messaging Service two years ago in 2011. Lately, the company proudly announces that its ChatON now has a global subscriber base of over 100 million users.

By On October 1, 2013 Respond
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Oyster App Lets You Read Unlimited Books For $9.95 A Month

Oyster App Lets You Read Unlimited Books For $9.95 A Month

Book rentals are nothing new and they have been around for quite some time now. Oyster is a new app which claims that it is the ‘Netflix for books.’ The app lets you rent unlimited books for a $9.95 per month and has a huge catalog of books to choose from.

By On September 9, 2013 Respond
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Load Entire Videos In Buffer With ‘YouTube Center’ Add-On

Load Entire Videos In Buffer With ‘YouTube Center’ Add-On

In the past, YouTube would stream an entire video in the background if you paused it or waited for it to load. But since the implementation of a new protocol, the site no longer offers this feature. Given that this can lead to jittery video playbacks, you can now get your hands on a browser add-on called ‘YouTube Center.’

By On September 5, 2013 Respond
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Google Decides To Roll Out HD-Quality Hangouts

Google Decides To Roll Out HD-Quality Hangouts

In the past, Google has offered a low-bandwidth version of Hangouts which can be used on slow internet connections. Now, the search giant is rolling out support for HD-quality videos on Hangouts. Initially, the high-quality video feature will be limited to Hangouts on Air.

By On August 29, 2013 Respond
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Animated PNGs Being Promoted To Be The Alternate Of GIFs

Animated PNGs Being Promoted To Be The Alternate Of GIFs

Although Google has added animated GIF search option, PNG image file format are becoming more popular than GIF. And now Animated PNGs (APNGs), developed by Rei Kagetsuki (the creator of the apngasm), are said to be the alternate of GIFs.

By On August 28, 2013 Respond
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Google Is Readying A Significant YouTube App For Android

Google Is Readying A Significant YouTube App For Android

Google is in the process of ramping up the official YouTube app for Android, including a whole lot of new features. One of the key features in the updated app will be the use of a card-based interface, essentially intended to let you watch a given video while at the same time, browsing through other videos.

By On August 20, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Says Google Wants To Sabotage Windows Phone

Microsoft Says Google Wants To Sabotage Windows Phone

We recently reported that Microsoft has finally released a new YouTube app for Windows Phone, after long try to fulfill Google’s demands. But interestingly, Google has blocked the app and that has angered Microsoft executives. Now the Microsoft executives are accusing the search giant of trying to sabotage the Windows Phone platform.

By On August 16, 2013 1 Response
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Secure Your Keys By Keeping A Copy In Cloud With KeyMe

Secure Your Keys By Keeping A Copy In Cloud With KeyMe

Most of us have faced such instances where we lose our keys, have to go through a lot of pain to get a new copy and then finally get access back to our house or our car. KeyMe is a new startup which lets you store digital copies of your keys in the cloud, which can be immensely helpful in the event that you lose any of them.

By On August 10, 2013 Respond
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Stuck In Traffic? Report Your Woes To Elected Officials With ‘I’m Stuck’ App

Stuck In Traffic? Report Your Woes To Elected Officials With ‘I’m Stuck’ App

If you are living in any of the countless urban hubs in the U.S., you are sure to run into traffic blocks every now and then. Since reporting such problems is quite a hassle, people tend not to report them most of the times. To help with this, a new app ‘I’m stuck’ lets you report traffic issues quickly, through certain automated responses.

By On August 5, 2013 Respond
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Instagram Blocking Photos Uploaded By Third Party Apps On Windows Phone

Instagram Blocking Photos Uploaded By Third Party Apps On Windows Phone

Instagram recently made a number of changes to its API. Ever since the update, the service has started blocking such photos which are uploaded to Instagram using third-party apps. This has posed a problem for many Windows Phone users.

By On July 31, 2013 Respond
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Web Version Of The Popular Magazine App Flipboard Arrives

Web Version Of The Popular Magazine App Flipboard Arrives

Flipboard has been a wildly popular magazine app to smartphone users. The app lets users get content of their liking in a magazine like fashion and has mustered millions of downloads on iOS as well as Android devices. Now, the web version of the app has also been released.

By On July 25, 2013 Respond
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Google Shutting Down Its Alfred App On July 19

Google Shutting Down Its Alfred App On July 19

Seems like Google hasn’t finished dishing out its services. Few months ago Google announced to shut down its popular RSS readers, Google Reader and seven other services as a part of ‘Spring Cleaning’ ritual. And now Google has announced that it will shut down its Alfred app on July 19.

By On July 12, 2013 Respond
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MIT App Connects The Dots Of Your Life From Your Gmail Data

MIT App Connects The Dots Of Your Life From Your Gmail Data

Many of us have been using email accounts for ages. Given such extensive associations, a significant portion of our lives is reflected by the contents of our inbox, through the emails received and sent. The MIT Media Lab has now created a web app called ‘Immersion’ which gathers metadata from your email account and then presents a people-centric view of your email life.

By On July 8, 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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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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