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Thursday, 7 Jul 2011

Google+ Invites Are Up Again... For Now

Google+ Invites Are Up Again... For Now

Google+, as most tech geeks know, started out as a limited-invites-only social experiment. The invite option was opened for a short while to people already with an account, but was temporarily suspended due to the insane demand. Has Google decided to allow invites again, in lieu of Facebook's recent Skype-related revelation?

HTC Buys S3 Graphics for US$300 Million

HTC Buys S3 Graphics for US$300 Million

Smartphone maker HTC is buying S3 Graphics from VIA Technologies for a reported sum of US$300 million.

Facebook Integrates Skype Video Chat

Facebook Integrates Skype Video Chat

It's official: Facebook will be introducing video chat functionality to its social network through Skype. Some sees this as a rebuttal against the recently launched Google+'s integrated video chat feature.

Amazon Cloud Drive Now Offers Unlimited Storage for Music

Amazon Cloud Drive Now Offers Unlimited Storage for Music

Amazon has announced that for the price of US$20 a year, customers can store unlimited amount of MP3 and AAC music files to its cloud server, Cloud Drive.

Research Suggests Convergence Of Notebooks And Tablets

Research Suggests Convergence Of Notebooks And Tablets

New research suggests that instead of tablets cannibalizing on laptops, it may be the other way around, signalling a convergence of the two categories.

Local Software Developer Reveals NFC Functionality in Google+ App

Local Software Developer Reveals NFC Functionality in Google+ App

Google secretly embedded NFC functionality into its Google+ app for Android and gets exposed by local software developer.

Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011

Fake Google+ Invites Making Its Rounds On The Internet

Fake Google+ Invites Making Its Rounds On The Internet

Fake Google+ invitations spread due to huge demand from users eager to get onboard Google's latest social networking site.

Google to Rename Picasa and Blogger as Google Photos and Google Blog?

Google to Rename Picasa and Blogger as Google Photos and Google Blog?

Word on the web has spread about Google rebranding its Picasa and Blogger as Google Photos and Blogger to in lieu of Google+'s appearance.

Facebook Blocks Google Chrome Extension for Exporting Friends

Facebook Blocks Google Chrome Extension for Exporting Friends

It looks like Facebook is now blocking a Google Chrome extension that lets you export your data contact out of Facebook to Google Contacts or CSV.

Controlling Wi-Fi Radio 'Nap-time' Reaps Big Power Savings

Controlling Wi-Fi Radio 'Nap-time' Reaps Big Power Savings

A Duke University grad has come up with a way to double battery life in Wi-Fi devices.

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