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Facebook adds new Nearby Friends feature

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Users of the world’s largest social network can now find out who is around them.  On Thursday, Facebook announced the first significant feature for its core product in over a year. Nearby Friends is the new feature which lets users see which of their Facebook friends are where. To keep mobile users hooked, the company had introduced smaller things to ...

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Microsoft unveils consolidated prices for Windows apps

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Microsoft, has given some exclusive details by unveiling the consolidated and simplified price tiers for developers on the corresponding app stores, following its announcement of its ‘Universal Windows apps’ model at the Build Conference. This official announcement comes from the Redmond-based firm’s Windows blog, which stated, “This week we began rolling out the behind the scenes infrastructure changes in support of ...

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Microsoft boasts for enterprise cloud security

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Online privacy is talk of the town. More importantly, it is the want of the town. Microsoft’s lawyer said that the company’s cloud computing services has met Europe’s stringent data-protection rules and he used the news as a way to woo potential new customers. Microsoft is the only company so far to receive such approval “For customers who care about privacy ...

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Microsoft Issues: Hotmail email probe, seeks to restore customer trust

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Alex Kibkalo, a former Microsoft employee, is facing criminal prosecution for allegedly leaking pre-release Windows 8 software to a French blogger. Kibkalo was arrested and charged with “theft of trade secrets” and is being held without bail. However, the real story here is the way Microsoft identified Kibkalo as the alleged leaker. Major pubic blame is on Microsoft and it’s privacy ...

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Microsoft Windows XP: How to make a safe transit once

As of Tuesday, the venerable Windows XP operating system is going kaput. Microsoft has announced that it is pulling update support for the OS which will leave it vulnerable to various cyber threats. You must make sure that your computer isn’t left to the wilds of the Internet and there is very little time left to act. Here are the things you need to ...

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Microsoft Cortana better than Apple Siri?

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When Microsoft was developing Cortana, a virtual assistant for its mobile operating system, the company thought, naturally, about how it could improve on Siri “Siri is this anthropomorphized character, but Siri doesn’t know you personally,” Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s operating system group, said in an interview. Belfiore showed the results of the company’s work on Wednesday at an event for ...

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Free Microsoft Windows for small devices

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At Build 2014, Microsoft announced that it would offer Windows, including Windows Phone, for free to any computing device that has a screen size of less than 9 inches. This surprise move is a big change in the strategy for Microsoft, which has always strictly specified the use of licensed software and a major source of it’s earning is the ...

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Hotmail-gate: Windows 8 code leaker pleads guilty

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On the bright side, he’s won our world’s worst software pirate prize. A former Microsoft employee who had been accused of leaking pre-release Windows 8 software has pleaded guilty to stealing the company’s trade secrets. The man in the news is Alex Kibkalo, a Russian national who spent seven years as a Microsoft employee in Russia and Lebanon. He was arrested in ...

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Top 5 financial tips for 2014

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What is the key to financial success? This is a question we all have an interest in, in some way or another. Read our guide to financial success in 2014 and we will relay some simple truths about financial success and show you how to achieve financial success this 2014. 1. Spending less than you earn If you spend less ...

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Investment Tips for Pensioners

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The recession and credit crisis has hit people on a fixed income the hardest, and pensioners in particular are suffering from rising food and energy prices. Make your house work for you There are a few ways in which pensioners can make the most of their investments and assets, though. One good way is to rent out a room. A ...

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