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Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014

Microsoft Shelved Plans for the Surface Mini Due to Lack of Confidence?

Microsoft Shelved Plans for the Surface Mini Due to Lack of Confidence?

DigiTimes reported that Microsoft cancelled mass production of the Surface Mini as it lacked confidence in the tablet's ability to differentiate itself from the competition in the small tablet market segment.

Monday, 30 Jun 2014

Facebook Conducted Psychological Experiments on 600,000 Users in January 2012

Facebook Conducted Psychological Experiments on 600,000 Users in January 2012

The Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences published a report earlier this month that Facebook conducted psychological experiments on 600,000 users without their knowledge in January 2012.

Panasonic Launches the 3E - A Hybrid Tablet/Notebook for Education

Panasonic Launches the 3E - A Hybrid Tablet/Notebook for Education

The Panasonic 3E is a semi-rugged tablet/notebook that is resistant to dust, drops and spills. It comes with several accessories for the classroom, and runs on Windows 8.1 Pro for Education.

Android L Keyboard Available for Download on Google Play Store

Android L Keyboard Available for Download on Google Play Store

You can now try Google's new keyboard from the Android L Developer Preview by downloading it from the Play Store. It is free and should work on devices running Android 4.0 and above.

Friday, 27 Jun 2014

Apple Rumored to be Working on

Apple Rumored to be Working on "Mainstream" Smart Home Devices

Following Apple's announcement of its new HomeKit API, the latest rumors are suggesting that Apple is exploring the possibility of making smart home devices.

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Google: "We Are Still Invested in Nexus"

Dave Burke, the head of Android engineering and the Nexus program at Google shot down rumors that the Nexus brand will be dropped in favor of the upcoming Android Silver program.

Apple Launches New 16GB iPod Touch and Drops Prices for 32GB and 64GB Models

Apple Launches New 16GB iPod Touch and Drops Prices for 32GB and 64GB Models

Apple updates the 5th generation 16GB iPod Touch with new colorful options and a 5 megapixel rear camera; prices for the 32GB and 64GB models have also dropped significantly.

Thursday, 26 Jun 2014

Late to the Party but MyRepublic Wants to Be Fourth Local Telco Provider

Late to the Party but MyRepublic Wants to Be Fourth Local Telco Provider

If things go according to plan, myRepublic may be the fourth local telecommunications company. The two-year old local broadband services provider intends to challenge the three incumbent telcos by bringing its disruptive energy to the fray. Read on to find out if it offers what the consumer wants.

Fitbit Updates iOS App with New Features

Fitbit Updates iOS App with New Features

If you own a Fitbit product and an iPhone, then you're in luck. Fitbit recently updated its iOS app with a few new features.

Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014

Google to Give A Preview of the Next Android Version at I/O Tomorrow

Google to Give A Preview of the Next Android Version at I/O Tomorrow

Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President of Google, revealed to Business Week that he will be giving a preview of the next Android version at Google I/O 2014.

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