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Google puts False Start SSL experiment down, nobody notices

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Back in September of 2010 Google started experimenting with a new Chrome feature called False Start, which cut the latency of SSL handshakes by up to 30 percent. While the delay in forging a secure connection never seemed like a major concern for most, the pause (which could be...
Google puts False Start SSL experiment down, nobody notices

Raspberry Pi teases finished Gertboard I/O extender, revs creative engines

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The Raspberry Pi faithful have been looking forward to the Gertboard almost as much as the main device itself: Gert van Loo's I/O extender promises to flash lights, spin motors and otherwise take on the tasks that the Raspberry Pi doesn't directly manage on its own. While we've seen...
Raspberry Pi teases finished Gertboard I/O extender, revs creative engines

TNW Academy Graduates, and We Want Your Suggestions

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It’s a pretty common occurrence around TNW’s email and backchannel that we’ll discuss an idea for a new product or a tweak to how we do things. Sometime in early 2012, TNW’s CEO Zee brought up the idea that we could gather really smart people and have them teach classes...
TNW Academy Graduates, and We Want Your Suggestions

Apple adds age rating tags to iOS App Store descriptions

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In a slight tweak to the App Store, Apple recently began highlighting apps' recommended age ratings by adding a small informational box located directly below a title's developer credits, possibly in response to growing concern from parents over in-app content....
Apple adds age rating tags to iOS App Store descriptions

Assistant Extensions Brings Siri To Another Level & Makes It Truly Awesome [Cydia Tweak]

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One of the most compelling reasons to own an iPhone 4S is the voice assistant known as Siri. Siri does some awesome stuff, but what if you could make Siri even more awesome with a simple tweak? From the beginning, people have messed with Siri using proxies, but for the...
Assistant Extensions Brings Siri To Another Level & Makes It Truly Awesome [Cydia Tweak]
Message Box brings systemwide Facebook Chat Heads to iOS [jailbreak]

Google’s Automatic Email Translation Feature Graduates From Gmail Labs

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In 2009, Google brought its translation features to Gmail as a Gmail Labs experiment. Today, almost exactly two years after it first launched, this features is finally graduating from Gmail Labs. Starting in the next few days, you will see an option to “Translate message” in the header at the...
Google’s Automatic Email Translation Feature Graduates From Gmail Labs

Monitoring communications: shrivelling the domain of privacy | Editorial

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To mandate that an automated inspector must jot down the fact of every exchange is to shrivel the domain of privacyTrust us. It's for your own safety. Besides, it's not all that different from what we already do. Plans to monitor and log every form of electronic communication are heading...
Monitoring communications: shrivelling the domain of privacy | Editorial
Cydia: Making iOS more like Android, one tweak at a time
Gmail now automatically translates foreign language emails, among other tweaks

How to switch back to Firefox's old download manager

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Firefox 20 adds a handy new Download button. If you're a Firefox user, you may have noticed a few changes in the latest version of Mozilla's browser, which "turned 20" last week. Among them: a new Download Manager. It's a small tweak, and I'd say one for the better,...
How to switch back to Firefox's old download manager
Google Streamlines The Email You Get When Someone Shares A Google Drive Document With You

The Dropbox web interface now updates instantly with file changes

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Dropbox has announced a nice tweak for its web interface today, bringing instant updates of files and folders. From now on, you’ll see any changes to files in your Dropbox reflected instantly on the web, in addition to the Dropbox app on your computer. Previously, you had to refresh the...
The Dropbox web interface now updates instantly with file changes

Here's A Small Tweak That Is Going To Make Your Windows Phone 8 Experience Better (MSFT)

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Microsoft is updating user interface for Windows Phone 8, an update to its Windows Phone software, with the addition of "live tiles." The standard-issue big blocks of color now basically operate as data feeds, showing photos, text updates and other types of content directly to the home page. If you...
Here's A Small Tweak That Is Going To Make Your Windows Phone 8 Experience Better (MSFT)
Share iOS screenshots to a Mac painlessly with Photo Stream tweak

From forum concept to reality: The Auxo Jailbreak tweak sets the standard for iOS app switching

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Multitasking has been a part of iOS for a number of years — coming to third-party apps in 2010 with the launch of iOS 4.0 — but iOS device users have often lamented at the lack of innovation in the implementation of Apple’s app-switching features. In early October, designer @Sentry_NC wowed...
From forum concept to reality: The Auxo Jailbreak tweak sets the standard for iOS app switching

Create Instant QR Codes with a Bookmarklet [Bookmarklet]

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Creating camera-phone-friendly QR codes with a goo.gl shortlink URL tweak is nice, but one of our readers took the next logical step. His bookmarklets creates a goo.gl link, automatically converts it to a QR code, and shows you the result. More »...
Create Instant QR Codes with a Bookmarklet [Bookmarklet]

Pulse casually enables LinkedIn sharing, gets comfy in new HQ

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LinkedIn's latest acquisition is giving a nod to its new boss: Pulse users can now share news stories with their professional connections. According to the Pulse blog, the tweak is part of a series of collaborations that started when Pulse moved into LinkedIn headquarters, and more updates are on...
Pulse casually enables LinkedIn sharing, gets comfy in new HQ
T-Mobile to update unlocked iPhones to LTE while Barclays tie up enables Apple Store $99 purchases
Path Tried To Grab More Users With Facebook But It Didn't Work (FB)

Facebook Tests News Feed Format that Highlights Your Friends’ Comments on Shared Links

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Facebook is testing out a new way of highlighting comments for items in users Top Stories news feed, according to an interface tweak spotted yesterday by Ryan Spoon of Polaris Ventures. Here’s how the new story type appears to work. First, a mutual friend shares a link on Facebook. This...
Facebook Tests News Feed Format that Highlights Your Friends’ Comments on Shared Links

Do Klout Perks carry any real-world weight?

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You may be more than the sum of your parts, but to Klout, you're just a number. The analytics company monitors your interactions on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and beyond. It then sorts through the data to generate a numeric score that purportedly "measures a person's overall online influence" on...
Do Klout Perks carry any real-world weight?

Apsalar Lets You Customize Your Mobile App For Users Based On Their Behavior

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Apsalar, a San Francisco-based mobile analytics startup, is giving developers more precision in how they target their users. The company is launching something called “Advanced User Segments” today. In plain English, that means that developers can change the way their app works or send targeted promotions to consumers based on...
Apsalar Lets You Customize Your Mobile App For Users Based On Their Behavior

Facebook Feature Allowed Strangers To Read And Delete Private Messages (FB)

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Facebook has temporarily disabled its New Year's Eve messaging tool after a university student was able to read and delete private messages intended for other users. Jack Jenkins, a business IT student at Aberystwyth university, alerted Facebook to the privacy flaw after finding that a small tweak to a web...
Facebook Feature Allowed Strangers To Read And Delete Private Messages (FB)
Twitter update improves search on mobile and web, enhances autocomplete and web browsing for iOS

TwelveSouth's BackPack 2 stores drives, MacBook Airs and more behind your iMac or Apple display

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The original TwelveSouth BackPack was a pretty slick way to hang a hard drive on the support bar of an iMac or Apple display, tucking it out of the way and keeping it off of your desk. The new version, the BackPack 2, adds some nice new abilities, like vertical...
TwelveSouth's BackPack 2 stores drives, MacBook Airs and more behind your iMac or Apple display

Daily Report: An iPhone Tweak That Could Cost You

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The iPhone 5 has plenty of new features to keep Apple fans happy. But as Brian X. Chen reports in Thursday's New York Times, there is one feature Apple unveiled that is likely to annoy many: a new connector on the phone's base....
Daily Report: An iPhone Tweak That Could Cost You
Obama rumored to shift CIA drone program to military

Nest makes its smart thermostat, er, smarter

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Smart thermostat maker Nest announced on Thursday that it’s done one of its biggest upgrades in terms of both software and hardware since it launched its thermostat five months ago. The move shows both how Nest is still a startup, and has been reiterating its design in a field that...
Nest makes its smart thermostat, er, smarter

Twitter now lets you read Tweets of verified accounts without seeing replies

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In what is an awesome tweak for verified accounts, Twitter now lets you choose to see only the Tweets put out by that user, rather than all mixed in with replies to the account. This lets you get a clean stream of just tweets made ‘out to the public’ from...
Twitter now lets you read Tweets of verified accounts without seeing replies
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?