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Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014

If Your Password is in this List, Change it Now!

If Your Password is in this List, Change it Now!

Security firm Splashdata just unveiled its annual list of the 25 most commonly used passwords. If you are setting a new password, make sure it is not from this list.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 May Be Getting a UI Facelift

The Samsung Galaxy S5 May Be Getting a UI Facelift

There have been quite a few leaks regarding Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 hardware, but judging from a few recently leaked screenshots, a UI revamp is also on the cards.

VLC Gets Major Update to Include Integration with Google Drive and Dropbox

VLC Gets Major Update to Include Integration with Google Drive and Dropbox

Popular video app VLC has just received a major update that includes a redesign for iOS 7 as well as integration with cloud storage services Google Drive and Dropbox.

HP Brings Back Windows 7

HP Brings Back Windows 7 "By Popular Demand"

HP has a new solution for customers frustrated with Microsoft's Windows 8 OS: bring back Windows 7 and even offer a discount incentive for customers that opt for the older OS!

Monday, 20 Jan 2014

Meet The Chinese-made OS Designed To Break China's Android Dominance

Meet The Chinese-made OS Designed To Break China's Android Dominance

The Chinese government is hoping to end China's reliance on Android-based smartphones, with the release of the China Operating System, or COS, a new homegrown OS co-developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shanghai-based Liantong Network Communications Technology.

Amazon Plans to Speed Up Package Delivery with Anticipatory Shipping Technology

Amazon Plans to Speed Up Package Delivery with Anticipatory Shipping Technology

If flying drones are too far-fetched for you, Amazon plans to reduce delivery time for customers by pre-emptively moving goods to shipping hubs near potential buyers. Once these buyers confirm their purchases, those goods can be delivered to them with less delay.

Photos of Alleged Sony Xperia ZL Successor Reveal 5.2-Inch Display with Slimmer Bezels

Photos of Alleged Sony Xperia ZL Successor Reveal 5.2-Inch Display with Slimmer Bezels

XDA member iRimas uploaded some photos and specs of an unknown Sony Xperia smartphone with the model number D6503. This smartphone could be the successor to the current Xperia ZL which has a model number C6503.

Friday, 17 Jan 2014

Microsoft to Extend Anti-Malware Support for Windows XP to 2015

Microsoft to Extend Anti-Malware Support for Windows XP to 2015

Microsoft has announced plans to extend anti-malware support for Windows XP to 2015. This doesn’t mean the company has made a U-turn on its decision to end support for the venerable operating system on 8th April this year.

Google Chrome for Mobile Updated with Optional Data Compression Feature

Google Chrome for Mobile Updated with Optional Data Compression Feature

Google recently announced a few new features baked into the latest verison of Chrome for Mobile. The most significant one is the data compression feature that will help users reduce data usage by up to 50% while browsing the web on their phones.

HP Returns to the Mobile Market with Two Voice Tablets, Feb Launch in India

HP Returns to the Mobile Market with Two Voice Tablets, Feb Launch in India

HP is making its way back into the mobile market with its two latest releases, the Slate 6 VoiceTab and Slate 7 VoiceTab. The two mobile devices will be launched in India next month.

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