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Monday, 18 Jul 2011

Apple Offers 7-day App Store Refund Policy for Taiwan

Apple Offers 7-day App Store Refund Policy for Taiwan

Apple is now allowing its customers to receive a refund within a seven-day period after buying an app in the Taiwan App Store.

Friday, 15 Jul 2011

Sony Prepares New E-Book Reader for Launch

Sony Prepares New E-Book Reader for Launch

Sony could be releasing new models of its E-Book readers in the U.S. as early as August in a move aimed at competing with the Amazon Kindle.

Internet Use Affects Memory

Internet Use Affects Memory

The widespread use of search engines and online databases has affected the way people remember information, researchers are reporting.

Avast: 60% of Users Run Vulnerable Adobe Reader

Avast: 60% of Users Run Vulnerable Adobe Reader

Avast has conducted a study of its users and found that 60% of them run a vulnerable version of Adobe Reader.

South Korean iPhone User Sues Apple over Unsolicited Location Tracking

South Korean iPhone User Sues Apple over Unsolicited Location Tracking

Kim Hyung-suk, a South Korean iPhone user, files a lawsuit against Apple for unsolicited location tracking. According to lawyers and court officials, Apple has since compensated Miss Kim one million Korean won.

Google+ Users Reached 10 Million within Two Weeks

Google+ Users Reached 10 Million within Two Weeks

Although Google+ is still in the trial phase, the number of users on the new social networking site swelled to 10 million in two weeks.

Apple Completes Shutdown of OS X Downloads Site

Apple Completes Shutdown of OS X Downloads Site

Remember the Downloads page on Apple's website? The directory of apps is now gone, and the page now promotes the Mac App Store.

Thursday, 14 Jul 2011

Samsung WP7 Device Spotted at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

Samsung WP7 Device Spotted at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

Rumors of a Windows Phone 7 device based off the Samsung Galaxy S II could be true, given how a similarly thin Samsung unit appeared at Microsoft's recent Worldwide Partner Conference.

Seven New BlackBerry Smartphones Expected in Coming Months

Seven New BlackBerry Smartphones Expected in Coming Months

During its annual shareholders meeting, RIM stated its intention to release seven new BlackBerry devices within the next few months.

Computer Learns English to Play Civilization V

Computer Learns English to Play Civilization V

Is it possible for computers to understand the meaning of words rather than just viewing them as a sequence of ones and zeroes? At MIT researchers have been trying to find the answers to that question.

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