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Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature

This image provided by Facebook shows the “Nearby Friends" tool. Using your smartphone’s GPS system, it will tell your Facebook friends _ provided they have the feature turned on _ that you are nearby. Rather than share your exact location, though, it will only show that you are in close proximity, say within half a mile. (AP Photo/Facebook)

Facebook on Thursday began rolling out a feature allowing users of its mobile app to use smartphone location to discover friends near them.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Google Glass available in US as of April 15

In this April 3, 2014, photo AP reporter Barbara Ortutay chops onions while wearing Google Glass in New York. Ortutay used the Allthecooks Google Glass app to make carrot ginger soup. Ortutay is exploring different uses of google Glass for the Associated Press. (AP Photo)

Google will makes it controversial Internet-linked Glass eyewear available for purchase for a limited time in the United States beginning on April 15.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

US warns Facebook on privacy in WhatsApp mega deal

whatsapp

US regulators warned Facebook Thursday about making changes to the privacy policy of WhatsApp, the smartphone messaging service set to be acquired by the social network for a whopping $19 billion.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

End of Windows XP support spells trouble for some

In this Nov. 8 2001, file photo, workers install a 10-story Windows XP banner on a hotel near the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for its still popular Windows XP.  AP

Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and with an estimated 30 percent of businesses and consumers still using the 12-year-old operating system, the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

T-Mobile to stop selling BlackBerrys in US

The BlackBerry Q10. Struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry said it will not renew an accord allowing wireless carrier T-Mobile to sell its smartphones in the United States. AP FILE PHOTO

Struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry said it will not renew an accord allowing wireless carrier T-Mobile to sell its smartphones in the United States.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Google says Turkey intercepting its Web domain

AP FILE PHOTO

Google says Turkey has been intercepting its Internet domain, redirecting users to other sites in the latest battle between Ankara and Web giants.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

US online spying threatens democracy, says Google co-founder Page

Larry Page

Google co-founder Larry Page on Wednesday condemned US government snooping on the Internet as a threat to democracy.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Microsoft releases OneNote for Macs, makes it free

Microsoft Corp. on Monday released a version of its OneNote note-taking software for Macs and added new features and a free tier for all of the software's users in moves clearly targeted at up-and-coming productivity software rival Evernote.  AFP

Microsoft Corp. on Monday released a version of its OneNote note-taking software for Macs and added new features and a free tier for all of the software’s users in moves clearly targeted at up-and-coming productivity software rival Evernote.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Neil Young unveils high-definition music player, store

This Sept. 27, 2012, file photo shows singer-songwriter Neil Young posing for a portrait at The Carlyle hotel in New York. Young announced plans Monday to launch a high-definition portable music player and download service, saying it will improve the experience of listening to digital music on the go. AP

Singer-songwriter Neil Young announced plans Monday to launch a high-definition portable music player and download service, saying it will improve the experience of listening to digital music on the go.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Yahoo buying binge continues with Vizify takeover

Screengrab from Vizify.com

Yahoo on Wednesday added Vizify to the long list of startups it has bought since former Google executive Marissa Mayer took the helm less than two years ago.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Facebook looks to buy solar drone firm—reports

This undated image released by Titan Aerospace shows the company's Solara 50 aircraft. Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, to step up its efforts to provide Internet access to remote parts of the world, according to reports released Tuesday, March 4, 2014.  AP

Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, to step up its efforts to provide Internet access to remote parts of the world, according to reports from technology blog Techcrunch and financial news outlet CNBC.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Android tops as tablets go mainstream—report

People gather at the Samsung booth at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Tablet computer sales soared last year with Android-powered devices dethroning iPads atop a booming global market, according to figures released Monday by Gartner.  AP

Tablet computer sales soared last year with Android-powered devices dethroning iPads atop a booming global market, according to figures released Monday by Gartner.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

UK, US spies stored millions of Yahoo webcam images

National Security Agency building at Fort Meade, Md. AP

US senators said British and US spy agencies showed a “breathtaking lack of respect” for privacy after reports they had intercepted and stored images from webcams used by millions of Yahoo users.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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