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Fri
08
Nov
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HD Display Test: Kindle Fire HDX Beats iPad Air

A new study finds the iPad Air boasts some impressive display technology -- but its high-definition 'Retina' screen is not quite as impressive as the display built into Amazon's new Kindle Fire HDX tablet computer. The tests were carried out by ... DisplayMate Technologies, which examined the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX tablet and Apple's new iPad Air . The Air, which was unveiled by Apple at an October 22, 2013, press event, is slimmer and lighter than its predecessor, the iPad 4. DisplayMate also took a look at Google's newest tablet, the Nexus 10. Kindle Fire HDX Boasts Best-Ever Tablet Display ... (view more)

Thu
07
Nov
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Google Helpouts Lets You Video Chat with an Expert

Not very handy around the house? Your first reaction to a leaky faucet may be to pay someone to remedy the situation. But you might be able to save some cash by video chatting with a plumbing expert through a new program called Google 'Helpouts'. ... Google says Helpouts is about people paying experts to carry on live video chat sessions. The firm says anyone who feels they're an expert on a topic can trade their services for some kind of payment. Experts can choose to be paid for a whole task or they can set their rate based on the number of minutes it takes to answer a question. Google Makes ... (view more)

Wed
06
Nov
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Steve Wozniak Wants to See a Google-Apple Alliance

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is in the news yet again. This time the 63-year-old tech icon is suggesting that, if he was in charge at Apple, he'd push for unprecedented cooperation between that firm and Google. Wozniak recently made headlines by ... proclaiming his disinterest in the new 'iPad Air,' the thinner, lighter version of Apple's popular tablet computer. The problem, according to 'Woz': with a maximum storage capacity of 128GB, the Air just can't hold enough data. Cooperation the Key to Better Hardware, Software Now, in an interview with the BBC, Wozniak says he'd like to see more ... (view more)

Wed
06
Nov
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'Visions 1.4.4.1856', and 'Google Earth for Android'

Visions 1.4.4.1856 Manage your photo collection and customize your favorite images using Visions. This program allows you to easily view and search your photo collection and then fix errors and apply effects to each of your images. You can even use ... your photos to create calendars and albums. http://www.twins-solutions.com Google Earth for Android You can now access the extremely popular Google Earth application on your Android device. Features include three-dimensional exploration, 'My Location', local search, search by voice, and more! Please note that not all features are available on all ... (view more)

Fri
01
Nov
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Popularity of Google's Social Network Skyrocketing

Google's (relatively) new social network, Google+, is skyrocketing in popularity. The firm recently reported a 58 per cent increase in its user base over the past few months. Google+ was launched in an 'invitation-only' format back in June 2011 and ... became available to a wider audience later that year. From the beginning Google's plans were to integrate the social networking site into its growing network of sites and services, which includes YouTube , Gmail , and Google Docs. Google+ Surpasses Twitter, Still Far Behind Facebook But it has taken time for Internet users accustomed to using ... (view more)

Mon
28
Oct
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Reliability Patch for Internet Explorer 11 Out Now

So far, the newest version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser, Internet Explorer 11, has been anything but stable. That's why Microsoft has now released a "reliability" update ahead of the next Patch Tuesday. Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) ... was released on October 17, 2013. New features include the ability to load up to one hundred tabs at once, side-by-side browsing, and a Reading View tool. However, in the week-and-a-half since its release, the new version of Microsoft's browser has faced its fair share of performance issues. (Source: maximumpc.com ) Google Pages Fail to Rend Properly ... (view more)

Tue
22
Oct
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Google Updating Chrome For Windows XP Until 2015

Google says it will continue offering security fixes for people running the Chrome browser on Windows XP until April 2015. That's a year after Microsoft's termination date for the aging operating system (OS). For its part, Microsoft has warned users ... not to rely on the Chrome protection and says that even with Google's efforts, users of Windows XP will still face a serious risk of malicious software infection. After launching Windows XP in 2001, Microsoft stopped selling the operating system in 2008. The firm no longer offers Windows XP users technical support, but it has continued to offer ... (view more)

Thu
17
Oct
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Rupert Murdoch Takes On Google Via Twitter

The head of News Corp and conservative television network Fox News is calling on someone, anyone, to "expose" Internet giant Google. Rupert Murdoch made that request in a recent tweet. Sunday evening Murdoch had this to say via popular social ... networking site Twitter: "Please expose Eric Schmidt, Google etc. Just wait!" Apparently feeling guilty about the post, Murdoch followed up on his initial tweet by writing "Oops! Better ignore last tweet." Reason For Targeting Google Unclear Murdoch hasn't specifically attacked Google in the past, so it's not entirely clear why he made the declaration. ... (view more)

Mon
14
Oct
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Google to Place User Photos, Info in Ads

Facebook recently took heat from users upset with the company's claim that it could use members' photographs for advertising purposes without asking permission. Despite that outrage, Google is now implementing a similar policy. According to reports, ... users of Google's own social networking service, Google+, could soon see their pictures placed in advertisements. Those same users will not be consulted before these ads are made or compensated once the ads are placed online. Google Puts Positive Spin on New Terms of Service In a recent statement Google said that, through a new terms of service ... (view more)

Fri
04
Oct
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Google Could Show Rivals' Logos In Search Results

Google appears ready to show its rivals' logos on search results pages. It's the latest development in a game of brinksmanship being played between Google and European regulators. The European Commission, which administers laws that apply across the ... continent, has been investigating claims that Google unfairly exploits its dominance of the search market. Some of the claims relate to the way Google sells advertising on its sites and the way it "scrapes" content, such as review extracts from other sites. The biggest issue, though, is the suggestion that Google has intentionally promoted its own ... (view more)

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