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Facebook Is Hoarding Its Social Graph And Cutting Off Competitors Left And Right

iPhone 5 carrier update fixes bug causing cellular data use while on Wi-Fi

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Apple on Sunday rolled out a carrier update for Verizon iPhone 5s which fixes a bug that in some cases caused the handset to use cellular data even while connected to a Wi-Fi network, eating away at precious data allowances....
iPhone 5 carrier update fixes bug causing cellular data use while on Wi-Fi

Kooaba Debuts Image Recognition API

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Image recognition technology startup Kooaba yesterday released an API that definitely deserves some developer attention. The Swiss company aims to unlock its library of over 10 million images, ranging from album covers to books and movie posters, and provide access to all that precious data via the cloud. Kooaba hopes...
Kooaba Debuts Image Recognition API

10 great technologies to secretly install on Mom's PC

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She's your mom. She's risen to every challenge, not the least of which was raising you to be the fine, upstanding PC enthusiast you are today. Yet despite all of Mom's successes, you're still the only go-to techie in the family. With Mother's Day just around the corner, it's...
10 great technologies to secretly install on Mom's PC

Google enables Play Store delta updates, helps you conserve precious data

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At Google's developer conference, the company announced that it would soon offer the ability to download delta updates in its Play Store, and we're starting to see the promise fulfilled before our very eyes. These delta upgrades, which save time and bandwidth when updating larger apps by only downloading...
Google enables Play Store delta updates, helps you conserve precious data

The care and feeding of SSDs: what makes these speedy drives hum

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Your solid-state drive sits there in silence. It's sleek. Elegant. More than a little mysterious. The hard drive it replaced was easy to understand: A soft hum assured you that its platters were spinning. A quiet mechanical click informed you of its read/write operations. You'd groom it with the occasional...
The care and feeding of SSDs: what makes these speedy drives hum

Stitcher updates its iOS app with offline mode for data-free radio

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Stitcher is all about giving the people what they want and, only days after introducing its popular lists, it's back with an offline mode for its iOS apps. Despite boasting one of the smallest data footprints in the streaming game (0.2MB per minute), you can now download over 10,000...
Stitcher updates its iOS app with offline mode for data-free radio
Disk recovery service saves Wired writer from losing everything after iPhone hack

Vine's friend-finding feature already blocked by Facebook

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Facebook obviously isn't interested in welcoming new social media players, and not long after stopping Yandex's Wonder app from combing its precious data, it's decided to block the friend finding feature in Twitter's Vine video service. Using the "find people" option in Vine now presents users with an error...
Vine's friend-finding feature already blocked by Facebook
Megabytes: Never (Accidentally) Go Over Your Mobile Data Limit Again
Slide and Photovine to officially bite the dust on March 6th

Security researchers hack Android via NFC to gain full control, steal data from a Samsung Galaxy S3

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Security researchers participating in the Mobile Pwn2Own contest at the EuSecWest Conference in Amsterdam today demonstrated how to hack Android through a Near Field Communication (NFC) vulnerability. The 0day exploit was developed by four MWR Labs employees (two in South Africa and two in the UK) for a Samsung Galaxy...
Security researchers hack Android via NFC to gain full control, steal data from a Samsung Galaxy S3
Stitcher Radio adds offline listening mode

Do users really care whether the web is open or not?

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As Facebook draws close to the billion-user mark and a $100-billion market valuation, the giant social network’s dominance has reignited old fears about the decline and fall of the open web. John Battelle argues that we need a manifesto for the truly open internet in order to rally the...
Do users really care whether the web is open or not?

Garlic.js stores form values locally, so your users never lose any precious data

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Hot off the presses, Garlic.js is a new JQuery plugin made by French developer Guillaume Potier which serves quite a simple purpose: to prevent your users from losing their form data. It may sound a bit dry at first, but when it comes to acquiring new users, usability is everything, and that...
Garlic.js stores form values locally, so your users never lose any precious data
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