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Style and luxury with powerful performance. With these words, HP Inc on Tuesday unveiled the world's thinnest laptop HP Spectre 13 in India which is as thin as a AAA- battery at just 10.4 mm and weighs only 1.1 kg with 13.3-inch edge-to-edge display.   The device will be available in...

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In a bid to stop cheating in secondary school examinations, Algeria on Sunday temporarily blocked access to Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms across the north African country.   According to a report in africanews.com, following the earlier exams leaks, police...

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This one is just for fun. It is very easy. Just head to www.upsidedowntext.com, type the text that you want to write upside down in the upper box and lo! You will get the upside down text in the lower window! Just copy and paste that text into Facebook, Twitter or any other web-based app. You...

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Timely is a beautiful alarm clock, very elegantly designed and executed. It also has a cloud integration to backup and synchronise your alarms on multiple devices. So, wherever you set your alarm, all your devices will be in sync, whether your phone or your tablet. Setting an alarm is a...

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If you have graduated from Symbian (Nokia) to Android, you must have missed the ‘Profile Settings’ on your Android phone. This option allows you to adjust the sound volume for calls and messages, brightness, etc, based on a pre-set profile. Profile Scheduler from Wetpalm does just that. The...

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You can dump your paper signatures now. Cudasign allows you to electronically sign online in just three easy steps. Upload any document (Word, pdf or Rich Text) and mark who has to sign and where, using a drag and drop. Signers receive an email with a link to the document which...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 June 2016
Microsoft Corp has decided to buy LinkedIn Corp, the world's largest and most valuable professional network, for $196 per share or Rs26.2 billion in an all cash deal. Jeff Weiner will remain chief executive of LinkedIn and will report to Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. The transaction is...

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In May 2010, while writing about the third generation (3G), I had stated that data-based services, including Internet, music, video or games, would rule the mobile market. Like everyone else, I, too, had great expectation from the 3G wave. Unfortunately, the 3G wave fell far short of our...

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Public sector defence electronics major Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on Wednesday announced its foray into manufacturing Micro ATMs and Citizen Verification Devices (CVD).   Capable of strengthening financial inclusion in the country, the portable BEL Micro ATM can facilitate a...

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Jpegmini.com is a photo compression tool which compresses your .jpg photos significantly without affecting their visual resolution or quality. The compression can be up to five times, i.e., the converted photo could be up to one-fifth the size of the original. With JPEGmini, you can store...

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Cyber crimes reported in India rose 19 times over the last 10 years (2005 to 2014), from 481 in 2005 to 9,622 in 2014. India is now ranked third - after the US and China - as a source of “malicious activity” on the internet, second as a source of “malicious code” and fourth and eight as a...

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Aiming to put an end to the fraudulence on the matrimonial sites, the government on Thursday approved an advisory on functioning of such websites and also made identity proof mandatory to create accounts.   Several complaints were lodged with the Ministry of Communications and IT and...

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched a mobile application (app) to help subscribers file complaints against unsolicited commercial communications or telemarketing calls and messages. The app is called as DND Services and available on Google App Store. The idea is...

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Wonobo is just the city in your hands. It covers all major Indian cities with street views. Wonobo can help you find directions across several cities, search for places, even look inside thousands of businesses and interesting places. It saves you time and money. Simply click to rediscover...

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Software giant Google has no plans to do its own smartphone as of now and will continue to work with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) on building Nexus devices, Indian-born top executive Sundar Pichai has said.   Addressing a packed "Code Conference" in California on Wednesday,...

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If you have many apps, each with multiple updates, you are used to accepting the terms and the invasions in your privacy. Clueful Privacy Advisor gives you a re-look at your privacy compromises.   Simply put, it shows you how your installed apps use and, sometimes abuse, your privacy....

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Every day, we receive hundreds of mails, the majority of which are junk. Mailing companies pick up your email ID from various sources and sell it to marketing organisations. Besides, we ourselves voluntarily give our email IDs to various websites to receive special offers, periodically. A...

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday invited comments on its pre-consultation paper on net neutrality from all stakeholders by June 21.   "The pre-consultation paper is an attempt to identify issues, which will help us to formulate views for policy or regulatory...

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Four of five Indians could afford the internet if data costs fell by 66%, according to a Facebook-commissioned report on Internet access. But Indian telecom operators already run data services at a 11% loss, making cost-cutting difficult.   The statistics mean that a data plan...

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While we are being flooded by mobile handsets made in China, Intel Corp, the world’s largest chipmaker, has decided to move away from mobile chips. Instead, Brian Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel, expressed in a blogpost (https://goo.gl/6MuI4U ): “We see tremendous opportunity in...

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