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Yahoo Aiming to Convince Apple to Ditch Google and Use Yahoo Mobile Search as its Search Engine

by Pang Tun Yau · 20 hours ago · 7 Comments · 760 views

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has a hugely ambitious plan. The new CEO of Yahoo tasked to rebuild an ailing company is hoping to convince Apple to ditch Google as its default search provider and switch to Yahoo Mobile Search for its iOS devices.

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Dropbox Goes on a Shopping Spree, Acquires Loom and Hackpad

by Huei Song · 23 hours ago · No Comments · 520 views

Loom Acquired by Dropbox

Today must be a very good day for Dropbox, as two companies have just announced that they have joined forces with the cloud storage service company: Loom, a photo storage startup in London, as well as Hackpad, a document collaboration service.

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Facebook Introduces New “Nearby Friends” Feature, it’s Optional

by Huei Song · 24 hours ago · No Comments · 836 views

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Remember when Facebook was reported to have a location-tracking feature about a year ago? Well, here it is, the social network just announced a new feature called Nearby Friends, which allows you to discover which of your friends are nearby or on the go and vice versa.

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Eye-Fi Now Aims For The Sky With Eyefi Cloud Service

by Chief Chapree · 1 day ago · No Comments · 304 views

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If you haven’t heard of it before, the Eye-Fi SD card allows users to directly transfer photos to other devices such as PC, smartphones, and tablets without the need to take the card out of your camera. Instead, the photos are transferred wirelessly via Eye-Fi’s built-in Wi-Fi capability which is rather convenient especially when you are too occupied to transfer those images manually.

Now, the company has decided to go slightly further by announcing the availability of Eyefi Cloud.

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Throwback Thursday: Relive Classic Restart Screens With The Restart Page!

by Lucas Lau · 2 days ago · No Comments · 526 views

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Do you remember a time where you could only turn off your computer when it told you it was safe? How about when you needed to type in a command prompt to boot your OS when you started up your computer? If you’re feeling extra nostalgic, head on over to to The Restart Page. With every OS you can imagine from NeXT to Mac OS 9 right down to Windows 3.1 you get to experience the reboot and startup sequence, you know, for old times sake.

(Source: Gizmodo)

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Kickstarter Pick(s) Of The Week: Playing Card Edition

by Lucas Lau · 2 days ago · No Comments · 684 views

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This week on Kickstarter, we look at something we don’t really think anything of but we could all somehow find some use of from time to time: Playing Cards. I know paying copious amounts of money for something you can get at just about 7-eleven is counter intuitive, but these are some of the most beautiful playing cards I’ve seen! If you’re a magician or maybe entertain regular poker nights or even just a person who likes to flourish cards, these may be for you.

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Mt Gox Files For Liquidation, Abandons Plans To Rebuild

by Farhan · 3 days ago · No Comments · 337 views

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Troubled Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox has abandoned all plans to rebuild and will go into liquidation. The Wall Street Journal reported that the exchange is asking for permission to liquidate from a Tokyo court as it now views that its plans to exit bankruptcy protection are too complex and unrealistic.

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Google Updates Terms Of Service To Inform Users About Email Scanning

by Farhan · 3 days ago · No Comments · 543 views

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Google has added a paragraph to its Terms of Service explaining that all emails going through the system are scanned for content. This move comes as the internet giant is experience a lawsuit against its email scanning policy; which some users say is a breach of privacy.

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Get Your Productivity Back With Facebook Chat Pop-Outs Chrome Extension

by Lucas Lau · 3 days ago · No Comments · 528 views

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For some reason or another, many people use Facebook chat as their main means of communication as a spiritual successor to Windows Live Messenger. There’s a huge problem with this though; You need to be on the Facebook site to actually use Facebook Messenger on the computer. This leads to unnecessary time on Facebook, stalking people and surfing your classified groups all while waiting for your chat partner to reply.

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Opinion: As The Internet Grows, So Does Our Own Responsibility

by Farhan · 4 days ago · No Comments · 546 views

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The internet feels very much like an extension of my home. My own little corner of the internet is very much like the TARDIS: bigger on the inside than on the outside. Games, pictures, documents, notes, and friends all reside within a digital space that is both easy to access and conveniently does not fill up my shelves with junk. Unfortunately, the last week has pointed out that while the internet feels like home, many of us still leave the front door open.

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Google Beats Facebook In Buying Drone Company

by Farhan · 4 days ago · No Comments · 1k views

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Google has successfully acquired Titan Aerospace, a startup that specialises in building high altitude drones. It was earlier reported that social media giant Facebook expressed interest in purchasing the company, but it would appear that they have been beaten to the punch by Google.

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Chromebleed Tells You If You’re Visiting A Site Affected By HeartBleed

by Lucas Lau · 5 days ago · No Comments · 1.1k views

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Since you can’t be too safe these days seeing as how the HeartBleed bug is one of the most widespread and publicised vulnerabilities in recent years. The list of websites that are affected by it is pretty long so figuring out if you need to change your password is a little on the troublesome side.

In the meantime, hit up Chromebleed, an extension for Google Chrome that tells you if the site you are on was affected by the bug and is still vulnerable.

Get Chromebleed Here

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