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Thursday, 31 Oct 2013
Facebook is currently testing a new update to its Messenger app for Android, that's designed to distance itself from Facebook's main application. Improvements to the app have also been made to let it send and receive messages faster.
According to Microsoft, Windows XP systems have an infection rate that's six times higher than Windows 8. And this is likely to increase once support for the 12-year old OS comes to an end next year.
Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013
Following more than 10 million downloads of BBM on Android and iPhone devices in the first 24 hours, BlackBerry has ended its first week with more than 80 million monthly active users, including over 20 million new users on those devices.
Google+ is adding a whole bunch of features to lure even more photographers onto its social network, and it's also introducing a new Auto Awesome Movie movie-making feature which automatically edits together a short movie based on your clips and photos.
Earlier this month, Adobe announced that its network had been hacked, and that the attackers had accessed customer IDs, encrypted passwords and possibly encrypted credit and debit card numbers of 2.9 million of its customers. The company now says that it could have impacted up to 38 million users instead.
Monday, 28 Oct 2013
Google recently launched Google WiFi Passport in Jakarta, Indonesia, that provides free and affordable wireless online access through designated Wi-Fi hotspots. This service is only available to Android users, whose devices are running Android 2.2 (Froyo) and above.
Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013
Roccat has announced that its Power-Grid app is now available for download as the software reaches its open beta phase. The software turns the smartphone into a fully customizable remote control for the PC, extending the environment of the gamer onto their smartphone.
BlackBerry announced that its instant messaging app, the BlackBerry Messenger, has been downloaded over 10 million times by Android and iPhone users in the past 24 hours.
OS X Mavericks is the tenth major version of OS X, Apple’s operating system for the Mac. It was announced earlier at WWDC in June 2013, and Apple has just announced that it is now available free on the Mac App Store. Not sure if OS X Mavericks is for you? Here are eight key features to look forward to.
Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013
CyberLink has announced a new update to PowerDVD 13, a media player for Blu-ray, 3D & HD video that adds support for Miracast, enabling wireless delivery of HD videos and Blu-ray movies to certified devices.