Apple Removes App for Allowing Access to Adult Content

Users of the popular 500px photo sharing app for iOS woke up this morning to find that the app had been pulled from the store amidst allegations from Apple that it allows people to access “pornographic images and material”. 500px is an online photo sharing site whose community consists of both amateur and professional photographers. Users can upload photos to the site, where they can be viewed and critiqued by fellow photographers. Budding photographers also have the...

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Personalized Profiles Come to Netflix

According to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, the company is working on bringing personalized profiles to the service. The feature will allow you to create separate profiles for each of your family members. Each profile will feature its own viewing history, and it’s own recommendations. For profiles belonging to kids under 12, the recommendations will be automatically based on their “Just For Kids UI”. This announcement was made during the company’s fourth-quarter 2012...

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Unlocking Phones to be Declared Illegal on the 26th

Modders beware! By the 26th of January a 90-day exemption made to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act will expire, at which point it will no longer be legal to unlock a newly purchased cell phone. The decision was first made in October of 2012, when the Librarian of Congress decided that unlocking phones was no longer allowed, thus removing said exemption. To accommodate this change, the librarian granted a 90-day grace period, during which you could still purchase and...

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iPhone 5 on Sale at Walmart

As of Friday (12/14/2012), Walmart has placed the 16GB iPhone 5 on sale for $127 from the usual $199 sticker price. With approval from Apple, a rare move with a fairly new released product, Walmart appears to be using the incentive to drive more foot traffic to their stores as this deal is not available online. This sale price is expected to last for the next 28 days.    

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Xbox 720

According to details leaked by Xbox World, the next iteration of Microsoft’s flagship video game console, informally dubbed the Xbox 720, will offer a host of new features, including Blu-Ray, an updated version of the Kinect, and an A/V port for watching TV. Details on the next Xbox are few and far between thus far, but the new console has been codenamed “Durango”, and confirmed to be powered by a CPU with, “four hardware cores, divided into 4 logical cores” and 8...

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Facebook Gifts

The world’s biggest social network has been making a push into the world of e-commerce, through the introduction of its Gifts feature. Through its acquisition and integration of Karma, the social gift-giving service that made headlines in recent news. Karma’s Facebook app had the ability to analyze your friends’ posts to determine the most appropriate person to give a gift to, recommend what you should give them, and provide a way to easily purchase said gift. Sound...

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10 Really Cool iPad Apps

1. AudioNote Have you ever attended a meeting or lecture with just a tape recorder and notepad, taking notes only to find that you have a hard time matching them up later? AudioNote allows you to take notes and link them to audio recordings taken using the iPad. You can even select a point in your notes and whatever audio was recorded at that moment will play. Notes can either be free-hand (AudioNote has built-in stylus support), or typed using the iPad’s keyboard. 2....

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A Closer Look at Apple’s iPad Mini

Any product that Apple releases is met with high expectations and the new iPad Mini is no exception. With new versions of the iPad released almost yearly, tech-savvy customers are wondering where the iPad mini fits in the tablet industry. Let’s take a closer look at this new gadget that fits in the palm of your hand. Specifications The first thing you’ll appreciate in this sleek 7.9-inch tablet is its anodized aluminum back. It also has rounded edges that give a great...

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Windows 8 Adoption Lower than Expected

October 26 is the official date of launch of the new Microsoft operating system Windows 8. There have been preview versions provided the market and has become available for download in the last few weeks. The current signs though indicate a less than expected market response to the new operating system, with statistics indicating that the adoption rate for Windows 8 at pre-launch is five times lower than its predecessor, Windows 7. The numbers were announced by Net...

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Many Ultrabooks Prices Now Tumbling

According to the new HIS iSuppli report, Ultrabooks are having trouble finding buyers especially when their prices remain near the US$600 to US$700 range. The pricing needs to be reduced significantly, especially since the levels of shipments previously forecasted for the thin and light notebooks carrying Intel chips inside. In a previous report, IHS had reduced its 2012 Ultrabook shipment forecasted at 22 million to just 10.3 million. It added that more than fifty percent...

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