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Sprint get the iPhone. Really?

Tweet Well the rumors have come and gone, but now it seems that Sprint’s going to really be taking on the iPhone, like all the other carriers. Not. Sprint Nextel has found a way to relate with Apple’s i-world, in the form of the Peel, a wireless casin for the iPod Touch. This device is used to enable the users …

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Samsung 10-Inch Galaxy Tab? (BIG!)Size matters

Tweet We all know the hype that the Samsung Galaxy Tab made as it went against the 9.7 inch iPad with a much more handy 7-inch display as a feature. However, there are hints that Samsung is coming out with a 10-inch slate, suggesting that Samsung does recognizes that size really does matter, well at least in tablet terms. There …

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Scared of STD? Let your mobile device help you

Tweet STD self-testing will may soon be underway with just a computer chip, full bladder, and—wait for it—your mobile device. Yes you heard it right. Self-testing for STD can be possible with the help of your cellphone. The face of the medical industry is suddenly starting to go mobile as well. Queuing up in a very long line and waiting for several hours …

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How to get 2 extra hours of your MacBook Air’s battery life

Tweet Tired of your MacBook always heating up when opening multiple tabs with Flash running in the browser? Disappointed with the battery life of your MacBook Air? Well here’s some news that would really make you go on for another two extra hours. It’s simple: take out Adobe Flash from your Apple MacBook Air. A lot of MacBook Air users …

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Mac now has Skype group video calling

Tweet A beta version of Skype, the improved 5.0 application for Mac, has been finally released. Skype 5.0 for Mac isn’t exactly the same as what we have on the PC –especially since Facebook integration is nowhere to be found—but it does allow group video calling in Macs for the first time. The new beta version for Mac also offers …

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Apple now gives 90-second iTunes samples

Tweet Yes, you read it right. Apple has confirmed it will now offer longer samples of songs in iTunes. iTunes would soon be extending the length of song samples from the original 30 seconds to a nice 90 seconds for tracks which are at least two-and-a-half minutes in length. Shorter songs continue to give 30-second samples, understandably. The samples are …

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Facebook’s fight against developers that sideline as data leakers

Tweet Remember the fuzz about third-party Facebook developers leaking user information to Internet tracking firms? Turns out those concerns have basis and are justified. Facebook has just acknowledged in a recent statement that some developers were deliberately selling user IDs (UIDs) to data brokerage firms. The user IDs are numbers that are uniquely identified with your Facebook account and are …

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Kids’ corner: Effects of e-media usage at night. Be warned.

Tweet Are your kids  text savvy or the winners of the local “fastest texter”? Or is he a computer and internet savvy kid? That’s really nice, but you might want to think twice in allowing your kids the liberty of using these devices—especially at night. Statistics shows that more than half of children who are given the liberty to use …

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Microsoft goes motion detection

Tweet Microsoft is planning to buy the company that makes the breakthrough technology that enables human gestures to power devices. That company is called Canesta. It has developed a camera that takes images in 3D. It detects the person in front of the gesture-control-enabled device and make that person control the device through some facial expressions and hand gestures. You …

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The troubles of securing the iPad trademark

Tweet According to the Financial Times, a company that claims it owns the trademark on the name “IPAD” in China says it will make legal actions against  Apple for infringing on its ownership specifically in that market. Okay, so here’s what happened: Taiwanese manufacturer Proview formerly sold a tablet PC named I-Pad, a trademark it registered in China and other …

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