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Thursday, 14 Feb 2013

FIDO Alliance Officially Launched with Aim to Replace Passwords

FIDO Alliance Officially Launched with Aim to Replace Passwords

The FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance has been officially launched with the aim to establish an open standard for online authentication in order to create a seamless and stronger system for users. Its pioneering members include major corporations like Lenovo and PayPal.

iFixit Posts Teardown of Microsoft Surface Pro

iFixit Posts Teardown of Microsoft Surface Pro

iFixit has posted a full teardown of Microsoft's latest Surface Pro tablet, finding inside, the 'Cadillac of batteries' but at the same time criticizing its repairability.

Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013

Google May Pay Apple More Than US$1 Billion To Remain Default iOS Search Engine

Google May Pay Apple More Than US$1 Billion To Remain Default iOS Search Engine

According to a new report from Morgan Stanley, Google could pay Apple more than US$1 billion in 2014 to remain the default search engine on iOS. In 2009, Google paid about US$82 million for the same privilege.

Marissa Mayer Discusses Yahoo's Apps and Search Deal with Microsoft

Marissa Mayer Discusses Yahoo's Apps and Search Deal with Microsoft

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer talked about the company's apps and search deal with Microsoft at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference.

Friday, 8 Feb 2013

Adobe Emergency Security Updates for Flash Player Released

Adobe Emergency Security Updates for Flash Player Released

Adobe has just released emergency security updates for the company's Flash Player to address two vulnerabilities which are being exploited in the wild.

Thursday, 7 Feb 2013

Pink Galaxy Note II Spotted on Samsung's Taiwanese Website

Pink Galaxy Note II Spotted on Samsung's Taiwanese Website

Samsung has yet to announce the Note II's pink smartphone and thus far, it has only been featured on Samsung's Taiwanese website.

Google Working on Touchscreen Chromebook Pixel?

Google Working on Touchscreen Chromebook Pixel?

There's a video of a sexy new hi-res touchscreen Chromebook floating around on the web, except it might not have come from Google. However, there are some clues which seem to point to Google having a hand in the creation of this concept Chromebook.

Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013

Pinterest to Secure More Funding, Company Valued at US$2 Billion

Pinterest to Secure More Funding, Company Valued at US$2 Billion

Popular photo sharing site Pinterest is reportedly in talks for a fresh round of funding that would value the company at about US$2 billion.

Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013

Google Working on New Unified Messaging Platform?

Google Working on New Unified Messaging Platform?

There's a Chrome OS screenshot posted by a developer showing a new messaging service from Google. There's no official word on what it really is, but it contains notifications from at least three different Google services, which would qualify it as a unified messaging system.

Monday, 4 Feb 2013

Google's Chromebook in 2000 Schools Worldwide

Google's Chromebook in 2000 Schools Worldwide

Google's Chromebook might not be available in Singapore yet, but it's slowly gaining traction in the education industry. It's now present in 2000 schools globally, which is double the number of schools with Chromebooks 3 months ago.

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