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Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011

Mozilla Seals the Deal with Google and Readies Firefox 9

Mozilla Seals the Deal with Google and Readies Firefox 9

Mozilla and Google have decided that the latter will remain the default search engine for the popular browser for another three years. At the same time, Firefox 9 is available as a beta download.

Five Companies Collaborate to Protect HD Content on SD Cards

Five Companies Collaborate to Protect HD Content on SD Cards

Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony and Toshiba have announced that they are collaborating to device a new content protection technology for flash memory cards such as SD cards and various storage devices.

Google Freezes Android 4.0 Update for Samsung Nexus S in Some Regions

Google Freezes Android 4.0 Update for Samsung Nexus S in Some Regions

Google hit the brakes on the Android 4.0 update for Samsung Nexus S devices in some regions while they "monitor feedback" from users.

Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011

Steam-Powered Holiday Sale

Steam-Powered Holiday Sale

With Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, games distribution giant Steam is joining the festivities with a holiday sale and giveaway.

Galaxy Nexus Unboxing Video Comes with Ninjas in Beat'em Up Game

Galaxy Nexus Unboxing Video Comes with Ninjas in Beat'em Up Game

Trust Google to come up with a geeky way to launch the Galaxy Nexus. A beat'em up game is planted within the unboxing video of the Android 4.0 smartphone hosted on YouTube, and the game is also available on the Android Market.

Analyst Predicts Decline of Apple's Ultra-Thin Notebook Market Share

Analyst Predicts Decline of Apple's Ultra-Thin Notebook Market Share

Analysts have predicted that Apple will lose their share of the ultra-portable segment, currently dominated by the Macbook Air, which makes up an estimated 49% of all Apple notebook sales. This prediction is reliant on the Ultrabook (as per Intel's specifications) segment picking up speed in 2012.

New Tweaks for Google+

New Tweaks for Google+

Learning from the outrage that accompanies every Facebook overhaul, Google+ has decided to make changes to its social media service in increments. The new tweaks bring a volume bar for circles, better photo management and notifications.

Google Unveiling Tablet Within the Next Six Months

Google Unveiling Tablet Within the Next Six Months

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt revealed details about the company's plans to introduce a competitive tablet within the next six months.

Monday, 19 Dec 2011

Sweden Hands its Twitter Account to its People

Sweden Hands its Twitter Account to its People

In an interesting move, Sweden has decided to hand over its official Twitter account over to its people. A new Swedish person will be given charge of the account every week to offer insight into the lives of the country's inhabitants.

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Google "Let It Snow" for a Winter Surprise

As always, Google has something up its sleeves, and in the spirit of the Christmas season, enter "let it snow" (without the quotes) to receive a winter surprise.

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