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Thursday, 31 Oct 2013

Facebook Testing New Messenger Update That's More Chat, Less Facebook

Facebook Testing New Messenger Update That's More Chat, Less Facebook

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.

Man Behind IBM's First PC, William C. Lowe, Has Passed Away at 72

Man Behind IBM's First PC, William C. Lowe, Has Passed Away at 72

The man, who was the main driving force behind IBM's first personal computer, has passed away. Mr. William C. Lowe died of a heart attack on 19 October in the United States. He was 72.

Microsoft: Windows XP SP3 is About 6x More Likely to be Infected with Malware than Windows 8

Microsoft: Windows XP SP3 is About 6x More Likely to be Infected with Malware than Windows 8

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

Intel to Start Manufacturing ARM's 64-Bit Chips in 2014

Intel to Start Manufacturing ARM's 64-Bit Chips in 2014

Intel partner Altera just announced at ARM Developer's conference today that the company will manufacture ARM's 64-bit processors starting next year.

Seagate Announces Device Replacement and Data Recovery Protection Plans

Seagate Announces Device Replacement and Data Recovery Protection Plans

Seagate has just announced two protection plans, which are named 'Rescue' and 'Rescue and Replace'. The 'Rescue and Replace' plan offers device replacement and data recovery for the damaged device. This plan starts at US$ 39.99. The 'Rescue' plan is a data recovery service that starts at US$29.99.

At Least 38 Million Adobe Users were Hacked Instead of the 2.9 Million Earlier Reported

At Least 38 Million Adobe Users were Hacked Instead of the 2.9 Million Earlier Reported

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.

Motorola Introduces Open Hardware Platform for Modular Phones

Motorola Introduces Open Hardware Platform for Modular Phones

Motorola recently unveiled Project Ara, a free and open hardware platform for creating highly modular phones. Early designs of these phones show that each and every part can be swapped around, letting users choose what their devices can do, and how much they cost.

Google Smartwatch May Be Launched In the Next Few Months

Google Smartwatch May Be Launched In the Next Few Months

It appears Google is ready to join the fray with rumors that the Google smartwatch will be hitting the market within months. Hit the link for more.

Google Hangouts Integrates SMS

Google Hangouts Integrates SMS

Google has announced that their instant messaging service, Google Hangout, will now come with SMS integration. Other improvements include support for animated GIFs as well.

Apple: Manufacturing Issue Causing Battery Problems for iPhone 5S

Apple: Manufacturing Issue Causing Battery Problems for iPhone 5S

Apple has confirmed to The New York Times that a manufacturing issue has affected a limited number of iPhone 5S units which caused the battery to drain faster or take a longer time to charge.

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