Pitfalls Of Your Free Internet

The Internet is a vast wonderland of free sites and services, a glorious cornucopia of software and information donated through the kindness of others who expect nothing in return. Unlike the real world, there is no deceit, no scams or greed-driven conspirators trying to make a buck at your expense. Continue reading

Canadian Police say man used Heartbleed virus to steal personal info

Police in Ontario, Canada have accused a 19-year-old man with exploiting the Heartbleed computer virus to steal personal data of over 900 taxpayers.  Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, a student at the University of Western Ontario, was arrested late Tuesday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Solis-Reyes was charged with one count Continue reading

Is Intel’s Mobile Chipset Stacking Up Against ARM?

If you own a smartphone, there’s a very great chance that it uses a chipset designed by ARM Holdings. Its architecture is uniquely tailored to handle the compact nature of mobile devices – while still providing a large amount of processing power. For years, this has been the standard, and Continue reading

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Apple is offering second chance to buy unclaimed tickets to its annual WWDC event. If you are one of the lucky registered developers to receive the email from Apple, you will then get a 24 hour period to send a follow up email before they throw the coveted tickets back into rotation. There Continue reading

Features of Google’s New Android Camera App

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Google just released its own camera app in the Play store. This means you don’t need a Google Nexus device to use the company’s Android camera; you can download the camera just like any other app and replace the camera app that came with your phone — if, that is, Continue reading

Home Automation on the Horizon with Cortana

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Just recently a crafty Windows Phone developer decided to tinker with Cortana app concepts. All developers have the ability to integrate Cortana, virtual assistant into their applications for Windows Phone 8.1. South African, Matt Cavanagh has proven the concept of home automation with Cortana. Cavanagh demonstrates that Cortana is capable of turning Continue reading

FingerReader Lets the Blind Read Printed Text

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  FingerReader is the name of a wearable gadget that could help visually impaired people read printed text in books and even on electronic devices, thus opening up additional possibilities to them. Developed by MIT researchers, FingerReader wants to help the blind access more resources than what’s already available in Continue reading

Saving Battery Life on a Mac

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One of the main features of OS X Mavericks touted by Apple upon its release was improvement of battery life on laptop systems. The improved OS featured new abilities such as the ability to suspend battery-draining tasks (video editing, large file graphic designing) that were not in the foreground etc. Continue reading

iPhone 5s $100 Off Sale

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The launch of the iPhone 6 is still probably months away but that doesn’t mean you can’t get some incredible deals on the iPhone 5s. Case in point: MacRumors points out that RadioShack is now selling the iPhone 5s for just $99 with a two-year contract from Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint, which happens to be one Continue reading

Chrome Extension Tests Websites for Konami Code

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Any good gamer knows that entering the Konami code (Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left Right, B, A, Start) on certain video games would unlock surprises, cheats, or secret characters. And many savvy web surfers know that entering the Konami code on certain websites reveals Easter eggs that developers Continue reading

Microsoft has reported over 5 Million Xbox One Consoles Sold Since Launch

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Microsoft hasn’t reported any numbers regarding sales of Xbox One consoles in a while. The last time we heard from the Redmond company in this regard was when it sold 908K units in December of 2013. In a recent report, Microsoft posted some numbers regarding sales of Xbox One, Xbox Continue reading

Windows Phone 8.1 Update Wrap Up of Features and Improvements

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There are tons of new features and improvements included with the Windows Phone 8.1 update. Currently using the developer preview, we are going to give you an extended review of all of the new features that we think are awesome. Cortana is probably the most popular feature, so we will Continue reading

Refurbished iPad Mini prices slashed

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  Apple has decided to slash the prices on refurbished iPad minis. You can now get the iPad mini with retina display in Apple’s online store for 15% off. But keep in mind only wifi versions of the 32gb and 64gb of the device are being offered right now. The Continue reading

30,000 Chargers for Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet Recalled

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Finnish telecom company Nokia on Thursday recalled 30,000 chargers for its Lumia 2520 tablet due to a risk it could give customers an electric shock. The AC-300 charger, manufactured by a third-party supplier, was sold in Austria, Britain, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, and the U.S. The Lumia 2520 is the Continue reading

Avoid getting locked into a Closed Garden Eco System By Purchasing CDs

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Many of us love to purchase media such as music from iTunes, Google Play or the Xbox Marketplace. It’s convenient we can download the media immediately and take it with us anywhere! While this is a great way to get tunes for our devices, we don’t always think about the Continue reading