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Friday, 1 Aug 2014

Xiaomi responds to allegations that its phones are sending personal data to Chinese servers secretly

Xiaomi responds to allegations that its phones are sending personal data to Chinese servers secretly

In a nutshell, Xiaomi says that's not true. More details after the jump.

Security researchers show how a USB device can takeover your computer

Security researchers show how a USB device can takeover your computer

Security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell plan to demonstrate a collection of proof-of-concept software to show how the security of USB devices are "fundamentally broken".

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014

Petfie, a photo-sharing app for animal lovers, launches in Singapore

Petfie, a photo-sharing app for animal lovers, launches in Singapore

Petfie, a photo-sharing app specially designed for pet owners and animal lovers, has officially launched in Singapore.

Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1 Update; developers to get preview next week

Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1 Update; developers to get preview next week

Microsoft has announced the very first update to Windows Phone 8.1. Is Cortana finally coming to Singapore? Sadly, not yet. But there are other features to look forward to, like folder support on the Start screen.

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014

Instagram releases one-touch photo and video messaging app, Bolt

Instagram releases one-touch photo and video messaging app, Bolt

Instagram's newest app, Bolt, lets you capture and send pictures and videos to friends with a single tap. It's available to you if you're living in Singapore, South Africa or New Zealand; the rest of the world will have to wait though. Hit the link for more details.

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014

Customize your Windows Phone 8.1 lockscreen with Live Lock Screen Beta app

Customize your Windows Phone 8.1 lockscreen with Live Lock Screen Beta app

The officially commissioned Live Lock Screen app lets you choose from six lock screen layouts to add a distinctive look to your Windows Phone. It's pretty cool; but being beta software, it also has its fair share of bugs.

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014

Mac OS X Yosemite public beta arrives tomorrow

Mac OS X Yosemite public beta arrives tomorrow

Those who've signed up for the OS X Beta Program will be able to try out the first public beta of OS X Yosemite as early as tomorrow.

Apple rumored to be prepping OS X Yosemite for a late October launch alongside new iMacs and MacBooks

Apple rumored to be prepping OS X Yosemite for a late October launch alongside new iMacs and MacBooks

Rumors indicate that Apple will be launching OS X Yosemite in late October alongside new iMacs and MacBooks that will presumably have 4k displays.

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014

Uber banned in Seoul as government plans its own app

Uber banned in Seoul as government plans its own app

The government of Seoul has deemed Uber illegal and said that it will launch its own app later this year for official taxis.

Friday, 18 Jul 2014

Microsoft announces it is laying off 18,000 workers

Microsoft announces it is laying off 18,000 workers

Microsoft has just announced that it will be laying off 18,000 employees, with most of them coming from the company's newly acquired Nokia Devices and Services unit.

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