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Friday, 19 Apr 2013

WD SmartWare Pro with Dropbox Integration Unveiled

WD SmartWare Pro with Dropbox Integration Unveiled

WD has rolled out the WD SmartWare Pro, an easy-to-use software tool which lets customers back up their files to any USB external hard drive or the cloud using their personal Dropbox.

Thursday, 18 Apr 2013

Glasses.com's 3D Fit Mobile App Scans Your Face, Lets You Try on Virtual Glasses

Glasses.com's 3D Fit Mobile App Scans Your Face, Lets You Try on Virtual Glasses

3D Fit is a mobile app from Glasses.com that enables you to see how glasses look on your 3D model via augmented reality.

Microsoft Account Gets Two-factor Authentication

Microsoft Account Gets Two-factor Authentication

Microsoft has just announced that you can now optionally turn on two-step verification for your entire Microsoft account.

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013

Facebook 6.0 for iPhone & iPad Brings Chat Heads to iOS

Facebook 6.0 for iPhone & iPad Brings Chat Heads to iOS

The new Facebook update for iOS brings Chat Heads to iPhone, but only for messaging within Facebook. Other changes include Stickers, giant illustrated emoticons, and a cleaner, easier to read design for iPad.

Windows 8.1 May Bring Back the Start Menu; Allow Booting Straight to Desktop

Windows 8.1 May Bring Back the Start Menu; Allow Booting Straight to Desktop

According to research firm, IDC, the two options users have requested the most for Windows 8 are a boot-to-desktop feature and the return of the start menu. Now it seems that Microsoft may be considering adding both for its upcoming Windows 8.1 (Windows Blue) release.

Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Beta Released for Free Download

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Beta Released for Free Download

Adobe has released a public beta of Lightroom 5, which includes new features like an advanced healing brush, radial filter, upright perspective tool and space-saving Smart Previews. The beta is available for download now and will work until Lightroom 5 is released in June.

Friday, 12 Apr 2013

Pulse Newsreader Acquired by LinkedIn for US$90 Million

Pulse Newsreader Acquired by LinkedIn for US$90 Million

Professional network LinkedIn has recently confirmed its acquisition of 3-year-old news reading app, Pulse Newsreader, for about US$90 Million. 90% of deal was settled with LinkedIn stock, while 10% was in cash.

Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013

Dell Introduces Automated Workstation Software to Improve Application Performance

Dell Introduces Automated Workstation Software to Improve Application Performance

Dell has announced Dell Precision Performance Optimizer (DPPO), the industry's first software that automatically configures Dell Precision workstation settings to maximize performance of engineering, design and digital content creation applications.

Google Play Music Rolls Out to Seven More Countries

Google Play Music Rolls Out to Seven More Countries

Google Play Music is now available in seven more countries. Users in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Luxemburg, Austria, Ireland and Portugal are now able to store their music in Google Play for free, and stream them to their Android devices from anywhere.

Gemalto Launches Private File Storage and Sharing App for Mobile Operators

Gemalto Launches Private File Storage and Sharing App for Mobile Operators

LinqUs CloudnShare offers mobile network operators a fast-track to launch their own fully branded and secure OTT (Over-The-Top) application, or complement their existing cloud backup services in the fast-developing personal cloud market.

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