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Turn Your Smartphone Into Home Monitoring System With New Apps

Turn Your Smartphone Into Home Monitoring System With New Apps

If you want to keep an eye on what is going on at your home while you are away, you can make use of some very affordable solutions. Among these are a category of new apps which can turn your smartphone into a remote security camera for the sake of home monitoring.

By On May 7, 2013 Respond
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Yahoo Acquired Astrid, A To-do List App

Yahoo Acquired Astrid, A To-do List App

Astrid is a handy to-do list and reminder app for iOS and Android. Recently Yahoo! has acquired Astrid.

By On May 3, 2013 Respond
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Most Companies Will Require You To ‘Bring Your Own Device’ By 2017

Most Companies Will Require You To ‘Bring Your Own Device’ By 2017

Over the recent months, a number of companies have joined the buy-your-own-device (BYOD) bandwagon rather than provide their employees with a definite mobile device. According to a Gartner study, this trend will grow significantly over the coming years and by 2017, nearly 50% of all companies will adopt the BYOD policy.

By On May 2, 2013 Respond
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Google Released Entire Session Schedule For Google I/O 2013 Conference

Google Released Entire Session Schedule For Google I/O 2013 Conference

Search giant Google will kick off its 3-day annual developer conference Google I/O 2013 starting from May 15. At this year’s Google I/O conference, Google will announce new devices, software updates, and more. And now we know what sessions are going to be held and when as Google has published the schedule for its 2013 Google I/O conference.

By On May 1, 2013 Respond
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Competing Google Fiber, VTel Launches Gigabit Internet Service

Competing Google Fiber, VTel Launches Gigabit Internet Service

Google recently announced that it will be rolling out its high-speed internet service, Google Fiber, in Austin come 2014. This has apparently triggered other companies in the telecom industry to launch similar ventures. One particular company, VTel, is now offering gigabit internet service at rates which are a lot lower than those offered by Google.

By On April 30, 2013 Respond
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Apple Will Soon Bring ‘Tech Talks’ To Different Cities

Apple Will Soon Bring ‘Tech Talks’ To Different Cities

We recently reported that tickets to Apple’s WWDC 2013 event were sold out within two minutes of being made available. Naturally, that left many aspiring participants disappointed. Hence, Apple has announced that it would soon bring ‘Tech Talks’ to different cities.

By On April 29, 2013 Respond
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AOL Decides To Shut Down Its Entire Music Division

AOL Decides To Shut Down Its Entire Music Division

AOL hasn’t exactly been doing good recently and the company had been contemplating cutting down on some of its businesses for a while now. The ax has finally fallen on the music division and AOL has announced that it is shutting down the entire divison.

By On April 29, 2013 Respond
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Apple Decides To Contest $368 Million Patent Infringement Verdict

Apple Decides To Contest $368 Million Patent Infringement Verdict

Apple and VirnetX have been embroiled in a patent case ever since August 2010. VirnetX claimed that Apple infringed four of its patents in FaceTime and Message features on iOS devices. A jury awarded VirnetX $368 million in damages but Apple has decided to contest this verdict.

By On April 27, 2013 Respond
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Motorola Won’t Get $4 Billion For Standard-Essential Patents

Motorola Won’t Get $4 Billion For Standard-Essential Patents

Motorola has been trying to bag $4 billion from Microsoft as royalty fee for using the former’s standard-essential patents. However, a federal court has ruled that the maximum sum Microsoft may pay to Motorola for using its standard-essential patents is $1.8 million a year.

By On April 27, 2013 Respond
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WWDC 2013 Tickets Sell Out Within Two Minutes

WWDC 2013 Tickets Sell Out Within Two Minutes

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is one of the most anticipated tech events of the year. Last year, tickets for the event sold out within two hours of availability. This year, however, the tickets were sold out within two minutes.

By On April 26, 2013 Respond
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FreedomPop Expanded Its Free Internet Service Nationwide On Sprint’s 3G Network

FreedomPop Expanded Its Free Internet Service Nationwide On Sprint’s 3G Network

FreedomPop is a “free” wireless Internet provider that offers high-speed access to people who purchase its mobile and home-based products. Recently, the company has made its network available nationwide by supporting Sprint’s 3G network.

By On April 26, 2013 Respond
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Twitter Music Founder Joins A New Startup Called Jelly

Twitter Music Founder Joins A New Startup Called Jelly

Twitter recently launched a new music app which is popularly being touted as ‘Twitter Music.’ It is now being reported that the key person who helped Twitter build this app has left the company to join a new startup called Jelly.

By On April 26, 2013 Respond
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Scientists Captured Alexander Graham Bell’s Voice From 128-Year-Old Recording

Scientists Captured Alexander Graham Bell’s Voice From 128-Year-Old Recording

It is Alexander Graham Bell who is well known for inventing the telephone. Though this eminent scientist died in 1922, you can still hear his voice. Thanks to a new technology that has brought a 128-year-old recording made by Graham Bell back to life.

By On April 25, 2013 Respond
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Amazon Working On Set-Top Box To Deliver Internet Video

Amazon Working On Set-Top Box To Deliver Internet Video

According to certain inside sources, Amazon is currently working on a set-top box of its own. The philosophy behind developing such a device is that Amazon plans to bring its online video content directly to television sets. The device is expected to arrive later this year.

By On April 25, 2013 Respond
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Apple WWDC 2013 Starts June 10, Promises To Unveil New iOS And OS X

Apple WWDC 2013 Starts June 10, Promises To Unveil New iOS And OS X

Yesterday, Apple announced that it will hold its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2013 from June 10 to June 14 at San Francisco’s Moscone West conference center. This time Apple has promised to deliver attendees a new build of iOS and OS X. It is presumed that the WWDC 2013 conference will feature the unveiling of iOS 7.

By On April 25, 2013 Respond
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