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SNOWidget – The First Holiday Widget for iOS 8

Posted on 17/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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This one is for those who think it’s never too early to starting counting down the days to Christmas. Developer Johnny Ixe, developer of the incredibly useful DataMan apps, brings us “SNOWidget.”

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5-Year-Old Boy Passes Microsoft Certified Professional Exam

Posted on 17/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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“So easy, a child can do it!” That phrase apparently applies to one 5-year-old boy in particular. While most kids that age are building stuff from LEGOs, one little boy is building his own home network, and passing an exam to become the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional ever.

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Apple Releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update

Posted on 17/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Alongside an iOS 8.1.1 update for iOS users, Apple also showed Mac users some update love today, releasing OS X Yosemite 10.10.1. The update is designed to improve Wi-Fi performance, and also includes fixes for Mail and Microsoft Exchange users.

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Apple Releases iOS 8.1.1, Apple TV Updates

Posted on 17/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has released an update to iOS 8, version 8.1.1. The release is said to include “bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.

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Microsoft Puts a Holiday Spin on It’s MacBook Air-Bashing Surface Pro 3 Ads

Posted on 17/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Microsoft has put a holiday spin on its most recent MacBook Air-bashing Surface Pro 3 television ad. The ad’s jingle, set to the tune of “Winter Wonderland,” points out the Surface Pro 3’s “superior” features, and winds up with the MacBook Air user asking, “Seriously, where can I get one?”

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Apple Joins Google, Facebook, Others in Lobbying to Stop NSA Spying Before New Congress is Seated

Posted on 17/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Tech companies Apple, Facebook, Google and other high profile firms are lobbying Congress to pass a new bill that attempts to limit NSA spying on email and other electronic communications of their users. A Bloomberg report says the groups are “pushing the Senate to pass legislation limiting National Security Agency spying before the Republican majority takes control of the chamber.”

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Aaron Sorkin Shares Additional Details About Jobs Biopic

Posted on 17/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Aaron Sorkin has shared a few more details about the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. During an interview with The Independent, Sorkin said that while there hasn’t been any official word on who will play the lead role, there will be an announcement very soon.

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Grocers Winn-Dixie and BI-LO Now Accepting Apple Pay

Posted on 14/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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The Apple Pay train keeps on rolling, with grocery chains Winn-Dixie and BI-LO now accepting Apple Pay in their stores. Office supplies superstore Staples began accepting Apple Pay in its bricks-and-mortar stores earlier this week.

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Sony PlayStation Vue App to Bring Streaming TV to iPad

Posted on 14/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Sony is about to make its first real push into the streaming television arena with PlayStation Vue, a new service that will bring streaming video and other content to its PlayStation gaming consoles, and other devices, such as the iPad.

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WSJ: DOJ Using Fake Cell Towers to Spy on Mobile Phone Usage

Posted on 14/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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A report from The Wall Street Journal alleges the United Stated Department of Justice has been using fake cell towers installed in airplanes to gather mobile phone data in order to track criminals. The program is reported to have been operating since 2007, using Cessna airplanes operating out of various metropolitan-area airports.

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