Archive for March, 2012

FaceBook Ediquette

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Smartphones, laptops easy to trace but hard to recover

By: MATT McKINNEY Thursday, March 15, 2012 Technology The stolen laptop sent its owner a hopeful message just hours after it had been spirited out of his south Minneapolis home. The message included the exact spot where the laptop had been taken and, conveniently, a photo covertly shot by the MacBook’s webcam of the man […]

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Free mobile apps ‘drain battery faster’

19 March 2012 Last updated at 17:34 GMT Like many games, Angry Birds has a free version supported by targeted advertising Free mobile apps which use third-party services to display advertising consume considerably more battery life, a new study suggests. Researchers used a special tool to monitor energy use by several apps on Android and Windows Phone […]

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BlackPlanet Revamps as Social Aggregator

The once popular social network gets a fresh design and new features by Marcia Wade Talbert Interactive One announced BlackPlanet Next on February 16, 2012 (Image: Interactive One) Move over Facebook, BlackPlanet is back. BlackPlanet Next, the new iteration of the 12-year-old mainstay, has been redesigned into a social curation engine targeting African-American consumers. Before the phrase “social […]

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Apple releases Safari 5.1.5 with minor bug fix

Posted by Toshi – March 26, 2012 XML to JSON – Feeds API is a Full content RSS Feed Generator plus descent use that turns condensed rss feeds in to full content rss feeds plus generates a feeds url for immobile webpages.Go Premium to mislay this! March 26, 2012 at 1:32 pm   Apple just expelled Safari 5.1.5 upon the website plus by Software Update, […]

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Microsoft puts finger on 1ms touchscreen (w/ video)

by Nancy Owano            (PhysOrg.com) — Touchscreen features in smartphones and tablets are satisfying perks in going wireless and mouse-less in mobile computing, but now Microsoft wants to make people aware of how much more satisfying the touchscreen experience might be. In a What-If demo by Paul Dietz of Microsoft Applied […]

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An app to make gift giving easier

By Natasha Baker TORONTO | Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:38pm IST (Reuters) – Whether it’s choosing the right present, selecting the proper size or style, or digging up a current mailing address, gift giving can be difficult. Karma, a new app for iPhone and Android, aims to simplify the process with its service that lets people send […]

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MTA-MasterCard Paypass Pilot Deemed Success

Technology In a continuing effort to make their service more efficient and economical, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York (MTA) teamed up with MasterCard Corporation to run a pilot program for the tap-and-go PayPass system in their stations. Between the months of June and December 2010, 26 MTA subway stations and 8 bus lines […]

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Facebook Might Be Human Resources’ Best Friend

By: TNJ STAFF Facebook profiles are supposed to be a digital representation of a person’s self, but how much they reveal about a person might be far more in-depth than previously thought. That’s because new research published by the Journal of Applied Social Psychology has indicated that Facebook profiles can serve as a stronger indicator […]

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Business Cards Edged out by Technology

By: MATT STEVENS Chalk up another looming casualty of the Internet age: business cards. Ubiquitous as pinstripes, the 2-by-3.5-inch pieces of card stock have long been a staple in executive briefcases. Exchanging cards helps to break the ice and provides a quick reference for forgotten names. But to many young and Web-savvy people who are […]

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