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#RIPTwitter? What's with all the hoopla?
There have been changes aplenty at Twitter as the company fights to remain relevant in an increasingly crowded social marketplace. There have been rumors that the famous 140-character limit could be dropped, and we're already seeing Twitter dropping the requirement to be logged into an account in order to see conversations. Just like Facebook, Twitter has also experimented with changing the order in which content appears in users' timelines, and ...
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Mozilla kills Firefox OS 2.6 for smartphones but it lives on in smart TVs and connected devices
Following on from the announcement the Firefox OS would no longer be developed for smartphones, Mozilla has explained the thinking behind the decision (failures on its part) and also revealed that Firefox OS will continue to live on in other devices.
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PSA: Updating iOS could brick your iPhone 6 with error 53
OS upgrades can often be a pain, but you don't usually expect to run the risk of killing the device you are upgrading. If you’ve spent a small fortune on an iPhone, you're likely to be particularly upset if an upgrade is borked, but this is precisely the problem facing iPhone 6 owners who have previously had their handset worked on by an unofficial third party.
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Forget SMS, ChatSim offers unlimited free chatting to mobile users as they travel the world
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Windows 10 is Microsoft's Elephant Man
I read a comment from a user who was talking about Windows 10 Mobile. He referred to it as Microsoft's stillborn baby. As dark and as gruesome an image as this may be, it feels very fitting, and it got me wondering how best to think of the desktop version of Windows 10. Clearly this is not a stillborn -- there's plenty of life in this kicking and screaming beast, and there is no sign of an abortion on the horizon.
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Google to use ads in attempt to combat jihadi terrorists
Large swathes of the internet have taken it upon themselves to try to stem the flow of ISIS propaganda and other terrorist content. People working under the Anonymous banner are perhaps the most obvious, but now Google is getting involved as well.
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Twitter tackles terrorists in targeted takedown
Having previously battled trolls, Twitter has now turned its attention to terrorists and their supporters. The site has closed down more than 125,000 accounts associated with terrorism since the middle of 2015, it announced in a statement.
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Here's how to bypass the iOS lock screen passcode
There are numerous ways to keep your smartphone safe from prying eyes, and a lock screen protected with a passcode is a popular choice. But a newly discovered vulnerability in iOS 8 and iOS 9 means that iPhones and iPads could be accessed by attackers.
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PSA: Updating iOS could brick your iPhone 6 with error 53
OS upgrades can often be a pain, but you don't usually expect to run the risk of killing the device you are upgrading. If you’ve spent a small fortune on an iPhone, you're likely to be particularly upset if an upgrade is borked, but this is precisely the problem facing iPhone 6 owners who have previously had their handset worked on by an unofficial third party.
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Android adblocker apps blocked by Google
Well that was... brief. Just days after Samsung released an update that allowed for adblocking software to be installed on its handsets, Google has put its foot down. The company has already started to pull adblocking apps from Google Play.
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The future of the NSA: fight the hackers or embrace the hackers
With its well-known habit of uncompromising surveillance, the NSA has earned itself something of a poor reputation among internet users. But while the spying side of the agency is what it is most famous for, it is actually made up of two different divisions: offensive and defensive.
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How much will Windows 10 cost at the end of the free upgrade period?
The launch of Windows 10 was revolutionary. We're not just talking (or even talking at all) about features and changes -- this was the first version of Windows to come without a price tag. Windows 10 for free. It's a tactic that paid off.
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#RIPTwitter? What's with all the hoopla?
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There have been changes aplenty at Twitter as the company fights to remain relevant in an increasingly crowded social marketplace. There hav

Twitter tackles terrorists in targeted takedown
betanews.com

Having previously battled trolls, Twitter has now turned its attention to terrorists and their supporters. The site has closed down more tha

Mozilla kills Firefox OS 2.6 for smartphones but it lives on in smart TV...
betanews.com

Following on from the announcement the Firefox OS would no longer be developed for smartphones, Mozilla has explained the thinking behind th

Here's how to bypass the iOS lock screen passcode
betanews.com

There are numerous ways to keep your smartphone safe from prying eyes, and a lock screen protected with a passcode is a popular choice. But

PSA: Updating iOS could brick your iPhone 6 with error 53
betanews.com

OS upgrades can often be a pain, but you don't usually expect to run the risk of killing the device you are upgrading. If you’ve spent a sma

Android adblocker apps blocked by Google
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Well that was... brief. Just days after Samsung released an update that allowed for adblocking software to be installed on its handsets, Goo

Windows 10 is Microsoft's Elephant Man
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I read a comment from a user who was talking about Windows 10 Mobile. He referred to it as Microsoft's stillborn baby. As dark and as grueso

The future of the NSA: fight the hackers or embrace the hackers
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With its well-known habit of uncompromising surveillance, the NSA has earned itself something of a poor reputation among internet users. But

Google to use ads in attempt to combat jihadi terrorists
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Large swathes of the internet have taken it upon themselves to try to stem the flow of ISIS propaganda and other terrorist content. People w

How much will Windows 10 cost at the end of the free upgrade period?
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The launch of Windows 10 was revolutionary. We're not just talking (or even talking at all) about features and changes -- this was the first

Microsoft makes Windows 10 a 'recommended update' for Windows 7 and 8.1 ...
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Microsoft has been accused of pushing Windows 10 rather aggressively, and the company's latest move is going to do nothing to silence these

Here's what's new in Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10586.71
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The official launch of Windows 10 Mobile may have been delayed, but the preview builds keep on coming. Today Microsoft launches Windows 10 M

Microsoft opens up FastTrack to more SMBs to sweeten the Office 365 deal
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Microsoft today unveiled a measure designed to attract more SMBs to Office 365. The new scheme sees Microsoft's FastTrack customer service o

Android 6.0 Marshmallow update brings Adblock Plus to Samsung phones and...
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Earlier today we learned that a new API is bringing adblocking to Samsung's own mobile web browser. Adblock Fast was the first to take advan

It's all a facade: Encryption may do nothing to reduce surveillance or i...
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Living in a technological age where there is a near-fanatical obsession with privacy, a move towards encryption seems to make perfect sense.

Samsung rolls out OTA update to bring adblocking API to Android handsets
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2015 was the year that adblocking became one of the central debates concerning the web, and this looks set to continue through 2016. Adblock

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The 'liking' of online content goes hand in hand with using Facebook. It's a simple idea, and one that has been copied by the likes of Googl

Stop using Microsoft Edge's InPrivate mode if you value your privacy
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LG G3 'Snap' vulnerability leaves owners at risk of data theft
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Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in LG G3 smartphones which could be exploited to run arbitrary JavaScript to steal data