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Snapchat user’s information leaked

Snapchat user’s information leaked

Information about 4.6 million users of the photo-sharing site Snapchat, has been reportedly compromised and exposed on a website including usernames and phone numbers. The incidence follows the recent revelations about a potential bug in the security system of the service that could allow hackers to identify usernames with specific numbers. According to Cnet, the compromised data has been posted to a site called SnapchatDB.info by an individual or a group determined to take down the young site. After the hack was identified,...

New BlackBerry CEO to get $93 mn package

New BlackBerry CEO to get $93 mn package

New BlackBerry CEO, John Chen will get $93 mn pay package and he will also be awarded with 13 million restricted shares. Chen will be eligible with the base salary of one million with a performance bonous of two million dollars.He...

Snapchat could be the next Instagram

Snapchat could be the next Instagram

On Wednesday, Snapchat announced Snapchat Stories – a new feature that allows users to compile photos and videos into montage of sorts that will be live for 24 hours. When user take photo or video they can include them in...

Google accused for illegal wiretapping

Google accused for illegal wiretapping

Google has been accused for illegally wiretapping Gmail contents of its users to send them targeted ads. The company has been accused by plaintiffs and privacy rights lawyers over the years into two separate cases, questioning the extents to the company’s...

YouTube is upgrading to keep undesirable comment away from the site

YouTube is upgrading to keep undesirable comment away from the site

YouTube has decided to refine the comments that are posted under videos to remove the offensive posting and harmful commenting on the video site. YouTube said that the conversation happens under video shows as ‘recent’ do not necessarily mean they are...

Facebook and other banned sites to be open in China Free Trade Zone

Facebook and other banned sites to be open in China Free Trade Zone

Chinese government has blocked Facebook, Twitter and other sites and will be accessible in planned-free-zone trade (FTZ) in Shanghai. The Hong Kong newspaper said that authorities would welcome bids from foreign telecom companies for license to provide internet service in zone. China’s ruling Communist Party censors the internet, routinely deleting online posting and blocking access to the website it deems inappropriate or politically sensitive. The idea of unblocking website in the FTZ was to make foreigners “feel like at home”.  South China...

Android malwares are being spread by criminals via botnet

Android malwares are being spread by criminals via botnet

Antivirus manufacturer and security firm Kaspersky Lab has found a Trojan malware being spread on Android OS is being controlled by criminal groups. Kaspersky said that Obad.a a malware which disturbed Android powered devices by botnets that exploits the user’s behavior and infecting computer to be a part of the network. Total 83 percent of the infections were recorded in Russia indicating the infection are likely to be limited with Eastern European countries for some time. Kaspersky explained that the version of Obad.a...

LinkedIn sued for hacking into user’s account

LinkedIn sued for hacking into user’s account

LinkedIn has been sued by four individuals who claim that the professional networking site hacked into their accounts in order to send invitations to their friends. The lawsuit said that LinkedIn violates the federal wiretap laws as well as California privacy...

BBM is coming to Android and iOS this weekend

BBM is coming to Android and iOS this weekend

BlackBerry’s popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) instant chat application will be available for Android and iOS this weekend, the company said. This app will be available for devices running Android 4.0 and above , or iOS 6 and iOS 7. It’ll allow...

Google acquired file sharing app – Bump

Google acquired file sharing app – Bump

Google has acquired a file sharing app developer Bump for undisclosed financial terms. Bump’s CEO David Lieb that company’s app, which also include photo sharing service, Flock, will keep working for now. Bump was launched before four years and it allows users...

T-Mobile and AT&T reveals mobile plans for iPhone 5S and 5C

T-Mobile and AT&T reveals mobile plans for iPhone 5S and 5C

T-Mobile and AT&T reveals instalment plans for latest generation iPhone – iPhone 5S and the low cost iPhone 5C , they offers 5C for no money up front with monthly payments, you will play less overtime with AT&T. T-Mobile offers iPhone...

Nissan Nismo Smart Watch

Nissan Nismo Smart Watch

Nissan - a car company has introduced its first smart watch that will connect the car and driver. At the Frankfurt Motor Show Nissan launched it Smart Watch – Nismo Smart Watch. Its primary target is Nissan car owners of Nismo series – motorsport and performance division its responsible for supercars and trick performance. Nismo watch focused on very specific audience and its different from all other watch from market. It doesn’t connect with your smartphones but its more about...

Read your tablet while running with new Clip-On device

Read your tablet while running with new Clip-On device

For many fitness junkies, the solution for multitasking their way toward healthy body and mind means “reading” audio books while running on the treadmill. But those who believe that actually reading the text of their favorite book beats any audio version – this option is now available. A New York based developer group called “Weartrons” has come up with a solution called Run-n-Read. This device is a tiny chip and can be attached to headbands or color of your shirt, the system...

Introducing Samsung Galaxy Note III

Introducing Samsung Galaxy Note III

Samsung recently introduced its booming 5.3 inch monstrosity called Galaxy Note 3. The second series of stylus-smitten smartphones which is even narrower and thinner than the first of its two kind. The new 5.7 inch Note 3 utilizes a S-Pen with...

Galaxy Gear – Smart watch from Samsung

Galaxy Gear – Smart watch from Samsung

Samsung declared that its done being a follower after the launch of Galaxy smart watch called – “Gear”. Gear isn’t the first smart watch in market but with the largest market base Samsung has opportunity to show it can make something...

Nokia connecting Microsoft

Nokia connecting Microsoft

Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer took a big bold step before leaving the company, Microsoft has agreed to buy Nokia’s mobile phone business for 7.2 billion USD. Nokia will also license its patents and mapping services to Microsoft, Nokia’s share jumped 35%...

Android is the primary target for malware attacks

Android is the primary target for malware attacks

According to a research, Android is the primary target of malware attacks as users do not upgrade software to higher version. Android is the world’s most popular mobile OS and yet it is more vulnerable to malware attacks as revealed by...

Facebook receives 26K user data request from government

Facebook receives 26K user data request from government

The most popular social networking site, Facebook reveals the numerous request received from the government to handover user data. Facebook said that agents from 74 countries demand information about 38,000 FB users and half the orders were authorized from US government. The official data shows that of the 26,000 government requests, Turkey filed 96 request covering 173 users out of which granted the data for 45 of the requested users but doesn’t revealed which information were furnished and why. Facebook said that the...

Yahoo now provides recycled usernames

Yahoo now provides recycled usernames

Yahoo has officially started distributing recycled usernames. This step is to deactivate the accounts that haven’t been used in the past year, making them available for others. Invitations are being sent to those who created a wish list of usernames before the deadline August 7, 2013. The wish list starts with initials include Davis, Alex, Michael, Maria, Jennifer, Jessica not only that Batman and Superman also reported at the top of the list. Those who didn’t get their desired username this time,...

iPhone 5S rumors : now integrated with A7 chip and new colors

iPhone 5S rumors : now integrated with A7 chip and new colors

A leaked iPhone 5S images shows the rumors of NEXTGEN iPhone in an entirely new color and style : black trim with grey or metallic graphite body. So far from these images with market rumors points to three possible colors of...

Audi App turns your iPhone into detailed user manual !

Audi App turns your iPhone into detailed user manual !

If you are driving or planning to own Audi A1 or A3 and apparently you don’t know much in car department than Audi is ready to help you out. An App namely “eKurizinfo” (German for short information) can help user to...

A smartphone “Kill Switch” won’t work to stop smartphone theft

A smartphone “Kill Switch” won’t work to stop smartphone theft

For a long time, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been pressuring the cellphone manufacturer and carriers to develop a “KILL SWITCH” that could permanently disable the stolen devices and that can protect valuable information as well as...

Yahoo beats Google to rank first in US web traffic

Yahoo beats Google to rank first in US web traffic

Yahoo has beaten its rival company Google for top US web traffic in July with a difference of 4.5 million, yahoo had 196.5 million unique US visitors while Google lagged behind with 192 million. This data released by Yahoo without including...

Chinese takeover rumors for HTC

Chinese takeover rumors for HTC

There is rumor in market about HTC’s takeover by Chinese Company ZTE. HTC’s market Capital has shrunk by 88 percent from its high and it is valued half of it’s annual sales. The problem with the takeover is that if the buyers believed that HTC will be sold at cheaper rates, they will be tempted to wait for that deeper bargain as well as it’ll shrunk the company’s market. It is having less than 3 percent of the global Android smartphone...

Videocon launched A42

Videocon launched A42

Videocon A42 has been launched in India for Rs 7,490. The phone features a 4.5-inch FVGA display and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of ROM, 512MB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front camera, a 1,700-mAh battery, and also has a microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB of storage. The A42 is a dual-SIM device and supports 3G networks and has a dual-standby functionality. The phone runs on a fairly new version of Android –...

Google became ‘more personalized’

Google became ‘more personalized’

Search engine, Google is now more personalized with straight answers to questions related to user’s flight schedule or courier status. Once users type a question in Search Box like “What is my flight status” and instantly the site will show personalized...

Firmware updates for Surface RT and RT Pro

Firmware updates for Surface RT and RT Pro

Microsoft is rolling out new features and firmware updates for its Surface RT and Surface RT Pro devices. The updates are available for Windows 8.0 and 8.1 preview which includes: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) update that enhances the audio services. An...

BlackBerry Z10 critical security issue

BlackBerry Z10 critical security issue

BB has issue a security notice to those who are using Blackberry Z10 touch screen smartphone. This new phone was launched to gain the market against the growing competition, but there are some bugs related to the BlackBerry Protect, backup utility...

Samsung to unveil ‘highest resolution laptop’ Ativ 9

Samsung to unveil ‘highest resolution laptop’ Ativ 9

Electronic manufacturer Samsung, has reported to unveil its Avtiv Book 9 plus preorder of laptop on August 18,2013 in United States, which is conceived by the ‘Highest Resolution 13 inch laptop’. Ativ Book 9 offers a 13.3 inch screen with a...

Twitter is more popular than Facebook among the youth !!

Twitter is more popular than Facebook among the youth !!

Facebook is the largest social media website that stood on top, but a study shows that youths are moving towards twitter. There are dozens of peoples who can’t live without accessing facebook everyday , but now twitter is fetching away the users from facebook and twitter is attracting the youths who are the big mainstay of social websites. Twitter allows user to listen on what the target audience is discussing and allows them to stay updated with industry trends and provide them...

Snapchat user’s information leaked

Snapchat user’s information leaked

Information about 4.6 million users of the photo-sharing site Snapchat, has been reportedly compromised and exposed on a website including usernames and phone numbers. The incidence follows the recent revelations about a potential bug in the security system of the service that could allow hackers to identify usernames with specific numbers. According to Cnet, the … Continued

YouTube is upgrading to keep undesirable comment away from the site

YouTube is upgrading to keep undesirable comment away from the site

YouTube has decided to refine the comments that are posted under videos to remove the offensive posting and harmful commenting on the video site. YouTube said that the conversation happens under video shows as ‘recent’ do not necessarily mean they are ‘relevant’. The company has decided to provide new tools to the video creators that … Continued

Facebook and other banned sites to be open in China Free Trade Zone

Facebook and other banned sites to be open in China Free Trade Zone

Chinese government has blocked Facebook, Twitter and other sites and will be accessible in planned-free-zone trade (FTZ) in Shanghai. The Hong Kong newspaper said that authorities would welcome bids from foreign telecom companies for license to provide internet service in zone. China’s ruling Communist Party censors the internet, routinely deleting online posting and blocking access … Continued

Android malwares are being spread by criminals via botnet

Android malwares are being spread by criminals via botnet

Antivirus manufacturer and security firm Kaspersky Lab has found a Trojan malware being spread on Android OS is being controlled by criminal groups. Kaspersky said that Obad.a a malware which disturbed Android powered devices by botnets that exploits the user’s behavior and infecting computer to be a part of the network. Total 83 percent of … Continued

BBM is coming to Android and iOS this weekend

BBM is coming to Android and iOS this weekend

BlackBerry’s popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) instant chat application will be available for Android and iOS this weekend, the company said. This app will be available for devices running Android 4.0 and above , or iOS 6 and iOS 7. It’ll allow Android and iOS users to communicate with BlackBerry’s owners. BBM is a proprietary Inernet-based … Continued

Google acquired file sharing app – Bump

Google acquired file sharing app – Bump

Google has acquired a file sharing app developer Bump for undisclosed financial terms. Bump’s CEO David Lieb that company’s app, which also include photo sharing service, Flock, will keep working for now. Bump was launched before four years and it allows users to share files by bumping devices together and this app was downloaded 125 … Continued

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