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Start button returns to Windows 8

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The Start button is to return to Microsoft's Windows operating system's desktop mode, a move seen by some as a major design backtrack by the firm....
Start button returns to Windows 8

3 More Free Drawing Apps for Kids

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Like paper coloring books, iPhone and iPad apps cost money. It's always fun to have the newest, shiniest app in the App Store - but those come with a price. Oftentimes they cost something, and they may not always ring true with your kid. Buying too many apps can...
3 More Free Drawing Apps for Kids

Microsoft may backtrack on Start button in Windows 8

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Microsoft may recant its Windows 8 design theology, bloggers reported Tuesday, by offering Windows 8 users an option to bypass the "Modern" UI and by restoring the Start button and menu to the beleaguered operating system....
Microsoft may backtrack on Start button in Windows 8

We Speak To The British Politician Behind The Controversial 180-Character 'Twitter-Killer' Menshn

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Two weeks ago saw the launch of a new social networking site — Menshn — that sought to change the way conversations work online. At the time, the site's co-founder, British Member of Parliament Louise Mensch, told TechCrunch's U.K. editor Mike Butcher that she had decided to found the site...
We Speak To The British Politician Behind The Controversial 180-Character 'Twitter-Killer' Menshn

Google Admits It Was Deliberately Blocking Windows Phone Users From Google Maps (GOOG)

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Google has backtracked. It now admits it's been blocking Windows Phone 8 users from accessing Google Maps. Instead of maps, Windows Phone users were being sent to Google.com. Google says it's changed its mind and will stop blocking them. This was a strange controversy. To recap: Yesterday a flap broke...
Google Admits It Was Deliberately Blocking Windows Phone Users From Google Maps (GOOG)

Are video games easier than they used to be?

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If you were around for the original video game revolution sparked by Nintendo back in the late 1980s (or have at least taken the time to backtrack, for those of us who weren’t there), then you probably think that some of the most challenging games from that generation deserve top...
Are video games easier than they used to be?
In The Last Few Weeks, Twitter Has Broken Through To Wall Street In A Big Way

Google Has Found A Way To Keep An Almost-Dead Fight With Microsoft Alive (GOOG, MSFT)

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Google has been forced to backtrack on its patent war with Microsoft, done through complaints filed with the International Trade Commission. But it left itself one ace-in-the-hole to keep this particular fight with Microsoft alive. In the wake of an FTC ruling last week, Google has now dropped most of...
Google Has Found A Way To Keep An Almost-Dead Fight With Microsoft Alive (GOOG, MSFT)

CNBC Claims LTE Quad-Core iPad 3 Coming at New York Media Event Next Week [Updated]

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CNBC has just issued a Tweet claiming its sources have indicated that Apple will indeed be launching a quad-core iPad 3 next with 4G LTE cellular data capabilities next week. Interestingly, the tweet claims that the unveiling will take place in New York, a departure from the company's typical major...
CNBC Claims LTE Quad-Core iPad 3 Coming at New York Media Event Next Week [Updated]

Technology is creating a world without strangers

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It was a quiet, cool night in NYC when Rani and Reme set off for an evening stroll through the park on the way to dinner. Reme noticed that Rani wasn’t quite himself, but wasn’t sure that something was up until someone walked up and handed her a rose. Confused, they strolled...
Technology is creating a world without strangers
"Did She Laugh At My Sext?" Or Why Poke And Snapchat Need A Like Button
Apple Store creator failing to remake his retail magic at JCPenney

How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network's WEP Password with BackTrack - wep - Lifehacker

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How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network's WEP Password with BackTrack - wep - Lifehacker

Trustpilot takes €10 million to help consumers rate etailers

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Two of the web’s biggest etailers — Amazon and eBay — have in-built merchant review systems. Even high-street businesses have equivalents, like Yelp and Google, and products themselves are well reviewed online. But, as more and more consumer commerce is carried out online through etailers that operate independently, how can...
Trustpilot takes €10 million to help consumers rate etailers

Swiss courts backtrack on Street View censorship ruling

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Switzerland's supreme court has issued a ruling that provides flexibility for censored faces in Google's Street View images, after lower courts issued zero-tolerance demands. If the previous decision had been enforced, the search giant could have faced penalties if its automated face-blurring system failed to obscure every individual contained in...
Swiss courts backtrack on Street View censorship ruling

HTC pushes back Android 4.0 updates for all but Sensation

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HTC had to backtrack on upgrade promises Thursday with a follow-up posting delaying most. Only the Sensation, Sensation 4G, and Sensation XE will get the new OS by the end of March. The Sensation XL would come soon afterwards, but the Amaze 4G, Desire HD, Desire S, Evo 3D, Evo...
HTC pushes back Android 4.0 updates for all but Sensation

Instagram Rolls Back Terms Of Service Changes, Rolls Out New "Mayfair" Filter

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The Web has spoken. And it wants your paws off of its little-square-filtered-photos, thank you very much. In response to a tidal wave of backlash among users, Instagram has rolled back the portion of its new Terms of Service agreement that pertains to advertising. Instagram users seized on the section's language,...
Instagram Rolls Back Terms Of Service Changes, Rolls Out New "Mayfair" Filter

Tweets Calling for Obama’s Assassination Prompt Secret Service Investigation

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Two Twitter users are learning the hard way that threats against the President of the United States are taken very seriously, even when they’re just a tweet.Following last night’s passage of the healthcare reform bill, @THHEE_JAY and @Solly_Forrel expressed their frustration with the President by publishing tweets reading “ASSASSINATION!...
Tweets Calling for Obama’s Assassination Prompt Secret Service Investigation

Here Come The Tweets: Gnip Offers Access to Full Twitter Archive (For a Price)

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Twitter is largely credited with the rise of the “interest graph,” the name for the network of various and sundry things we as humans like to do, and the ways in which those interests connect us to one another. Each tweet brings more insight as to what we’re thinking, what...
Here Come The Tweets: Gnip Offers Access to Full Twitter Archive (For a Price)
Facebook Speeds Up Android App By Ditching HTML5 And Rebuilding It Natively Just Like The iOS Version

BBC iPlayer enjoys a record-breaking 2012: 2.32bn program requests, mobile usage up by 177%

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In the latter half of 2012, the BBC reported a slew of record-breaking numbers regarding iPlayer. So it probably comes with little surprise that last year on the whole broke all previous records for the British broadcaster’s online TV service, notching up 2.32 billion TV and radio programme requests along...
BBC iPlayer enjoys a record-breaking 2012: 2.32bn program requests, mobile usage up by 177%

Viacom overhauls Nick - So it wasn't Netflix, it was the shows?

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Choosing to renovate content and not backtrack on digital strategy, Viacom on Friday announced a major programming overhaul to its popular kids cable network, Nickelodeon. The network said it has put into production 14 new cartoons, live-action shows and youth-oriented TV movies, all aimed to spark ratings on cable TV’s...
Viacom overhauls Nick - So it wasn't Netflix, it was the shows?

Apple backtracks after Kickstarter fiasco, now lets accessories share 30-pin and Lightning connectors

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Following news that Apple refused to allow POP – a successfully-funded Kickstarter project – to simultaneously use its Lightning connector and 30-pin connector in its portable charging station, Apple has now backtracked, adjusting its guidelines to allow the two to be integrated into one device. According to CNET, Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr blamed “technical...
Apple backtracks after Kickstarter fiasco, now lets accessories share 30-pin and Lightning connectors

Social media backlash sees Oasis drink maker backtrack after trying to take a small business down

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Social media certainly has its uses. It’s a marketing tool, a journalism tool, and even has a role in fighting crime. Today it can add another accolade to an already long list: taking a stand against the Man. Deborah Kudzman, the owner of a small Canadian business, Olivia’s Oasis, found...
Social media backlash sees Oasis drink maker backtrack after trying to take a small business down

Tech and Titillation: Why its time to stop the booth babes and muscle men

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Over the past few weeks we’ve seen some blatant episodes of sexism and discrimination within technology get called out quite publicly. Sexism in business and technology has been rampant for years, but now the public, verbal backlash has begun. Finally. It’s high time to put an end to booth babes...
Tech and Titillation: Why its time to stop the booth babes and muscle men

8 People Who Still Think Instagram Actually Wants To Sell Your Photos (FB)

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Yesterday was a bad day for Instagram. Many people misinterpreted Instagram's change to its terms of service, thinking the app has the rights to sell photos users take to advertisers. Those people were wrong. Even Instagram's co-founder Kevin Systrom said so. (Although he rightfully apologized for not explaining the new...
8 People Who Still Think Instagram Actually Wants To Sell Your Photos (FB)

Uber CEO urges Washington DC to backtrack on 'Minimum Fare' plans so it doesn't stifle competition

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The battle between Uber and Washington DC City Council is reaching a head, as yesterday we reported the driver-for-hire startup was taking umbrage at plans to pass an amendment to the taxi modernization bill that would make it illegal for Uber to lower its prices or to offer a low...
Uber CEO urges Washington DC to backtrack on 'Minimum Fare' plans so it doesn't stifle competition

Microsoft confirms it will now let consumers transfer Office 2013 to a different PC

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Microsoft caused a minor controversy a few weeks back when it revealed that its new Office 2013 product wouldn’t be transferable between computers – unless a consumer’s PC failed under warranty. Well, it seems the stink caused by that has led the software giant to backtrack on that original policy,...
Microsoft confirms it will now let consumers transfer Office 2013 to a different PC

MPAA Ok With Allowing Users To Get Back Their Megaupload Files If 0% Infringement Can Be Guaranteed

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We've been covering the ongoing series of fights concerning what happens to to all the data that was stored on the Megaupload servers. The government has wanted it destroyed. Some users have wanted access to their legitimate content. Megaupload wants access for its own defense. The MPAA has wanted it...
MPAA Ok With Allowing Users To Get Back Their Megaupload Files If 0% Infringement Can Be Guaranteed

Apple, you can't say you weren't warned about your new retail boss

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Apple’s rapid-fire decision to backtrack on cutting staff in its retail stores may look like a rare misfire for the company. But for anybody reading the runes, it’s something more than that: it’s evidence of a significant strategic mistake perpetrated by CEO Tim Cook. The man responsible for the decision...
Apple, you can't say you weren't warned about your new retail boss
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