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Microsoft’s Cortana may be a game changer in the world of personal digital assistants


The future of Microsoft may very well rest on Cortana’s shoulders. Who is she? Born of a future age (a Halo game character from the 26th century), ultimately Microsoft’s Cortana is the somewhat belated competitor to Apple’s “Siri” and Google’s “Google Now.” This personal digital assistant, designed for the smartphone, is what Microsoft hopes will…

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Hang W/ exceeds half a million downloads


Take Twitter, but instead of communicating with 140 characters, do it with video. This is essentially what MEDL Mobile did when creating the Hang W/ app which is currently racing up the charts. With Hang W/, you get three minutes to convey your message to your watching audience who, in turn, can interact in the…

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Yahoo! announces new encryption protection, even as Heartbleed bug strikes


Following revelations about the National Security Agency (NSA) by Whistleblower Edward Snowden, many of the biggest companies on the web are reconsidering their own security to protect the interests of their users. To this end, Yahoo! recently announced that it was adding extra layers of encryption to beef up its security. The announcement on April…

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Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp is bigger than you know


Facebook paid $19 billion for WhatsApp. According to Forbes, $4 billion cash and $15 billion Facebook shares. What is WhatsApp? “WhatsApp is an instant messaging Subscription service for smart phones”. Young people value its simple platform that bypasses text message charges. It’s add free and doesn’t collect data about the user.  WhatsApp compares to Snapchat in…

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Rapper 50 Cent to use the ‘Hang w/’ streaming app to broadcast live concert


Mobile technology has opened up countless opportunities for users over the past five years. Even superstars and celebrities have found revolutionary ways of using such apps in order to keep their fans updated on relevant news. Nobody, up until now however has used a mobile specific app to broadcast an entire concert for free to…

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Microsoft will roll out improved IE 11 with Windows 8.1 Update


If there is one thing consistent in the world of technology and software, it is the fact that things are changing rapidly. Folks seemingly rush out and wait in lines for the latest products, only to find them obsolete in six months. This seems to be the way with everything from computers to smartphones. However,…

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50 Cent Joins the Hang w Broadcasting App


Hang W/, the video and audio streaming service that lets you broadcast yourself to other viewers is now being realised by some of the top showbiz stars as a way to promote new material and connect with their fanbase. One such artist who has embraced the service is Curtis Jackson, better known as rapper 50 Cent. With…

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Major Facebook changes and new features


Facebook celebrates its ninth anniversary this February with more than a billion users. According to Facebook, 82 percent of the popular social networking site’s monthly active users live outside the United States and Canada. Every day, 618 million users log on to Facebook, while 680 million users use Facebook mobile products. While the site remains…

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Encryption for cell phones easily broken by intelligence agencies and hackers


The National Security Agency (NSA) has the ability to crack common cell phone technology, according to a recent report. This means it can easily decode and access telephone calls and texts being sent anywhere. This technology, known as A5/1, is “the world’s most common stream cipher used to encrypt cellular data as it transmits to…

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Twitter launches promoted accounts


Twitter, a large online social networking website with a traffic rank within the top 10 both globally and in the U.S. announced the launch of promoted accounts on Oct. 4, 2010. Promoted accounts are advertisers that may appear on the right hand side of Twitter account home pages under the ‘who to follow’ section. Promoted…

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