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Google Street View puts you atop world’s tallest building

You can now “stand” on top of the world’s tallest building without having to face the dizzying heights in person. In its first-ever collection in the Arab world, Google’s Street View took its cameras to the top of the Burj … Continue reading

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Facebook server outage makes everyone freak out

Users logging on for a social network break a bit after 11am AEST freaked out when they faced an error message instead of selfies and invitations to play Candy Crush. The site was down for about five minutes for some … Continue reading

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Apple expected to unveil new iPhone, iPad software

  Look for that iPhone and iPad of yours to become even more stylish later this year.   On Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple will preview a new version of the iOS software used in the iPhone, … Continue reading

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Twitter says error in ‘routine change’ caused brief outage

Twitter was back in working order on Monday afternoon after experiencing multiple technical issues earlier in the day that caused some users’ tweet streams to not update, among other problems. Due to “an error in a routine change,” the site … Continue reading

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Who Are the 3 Big Winners in the Smartphone Market?

Benedict Evans, a consultant at UK-based research firm Enders Analysis, has a great post describing the market for smartphones (and phones more broadly) in three charts and about 600 words. Admirable economy! Let me try to compress the argument even … Continue reading

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Replacing traditional telephone service

A short while ago, I took up residence in a nice home. Unfortunately, there are very limited options for cable service in the area, and we were forced to accept the only option that provided all of the needed services: … Continue reading

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Nokia’s new Lumia 928 showcased in Vanity Fair ad

The long-rumored Nokia Lumia 928 Windows Phone-based handset is real, and it’s heading to US-based Verizon. Engadget on Tuesday posted an image of an ad for the Lumia 928 in the latest issue of Vanity Fair magazine. The ad shows … Continue reading

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