Android’s openness is a big reason for its success, but cellular carriers and phone manufacturers often use this openness to make the experience worse for its users. Android’s openness gives carriers and device manufacturers the freedom to do bad things.
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There is good news for those who have been wanting to add an extra layer of security to your Twitter accounts. As of yesterday Twitter has rolled out two-factor authentication to make accessing and using your account a more secure process.
One problem that many new users have run into with Windows 8 is being able to navigate around or use the new system with ease. This new 36 page guide from Microsoft will be a welcome relief to new users and a helpful resource to share for those who are often asked for help by others with Windows 8.
Loyal users have been waiting a long time to see some major updates at Flickr and as of yesterday their wait is over. Flickr now sports a new layout, the Android app for the service has been redesigned, and the amount of free storage has been increased to an outstanding 1 TB! If you have not tried Flickr before now, then it might be a good time to check things out.
Did you know that Earth is constantly losing a portion of its atmosphere? Do you know what parts are being lost into space? MinuteEarth shows you the part of the atmosphere we are losing and how it happens in this awesome video.
This week’s edition of WIG is filled with news link coverage on topics such as Microsoft has confirmed that ‘Blue’ will be free for existing Windows 8 users, Firefox 21 has added support for new services via its Social API, malicious Chrome and Firefox extensions that hijack Facebook profiles have been found, and more.
Last year we shared a beautiful collection of Earth view wallpapers with you and today we are back with more. Send your desktop into near-Earth orbit with the second in our series of ‘Views of Earth’ Wallpaper collections.
Did you know that there has been an ‘uninterrupted’ human presence in space ever since November of 2001? That is rather awesome when you think about it, but all of the people who have spent time in space were born and grew up on Earth. What would things be like for a person who was conceived and born in space though? Vsauce discusses the impact this would have on human physiology in this terrific video.
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One the things that really irritates me about Outlook is that when you click reply it doesn’t close the original message. Here’s how to change that. Make Outlook 2013 Close the Original Message When You Reply To a Mail The first thing you need to do is click on File to enter backstage view. Then [...]
If you are a Raspberry Pi enthusiast, then you are going to love this latest bit of news. Camera boards are now available to add to your favorite Raspberry Pi device and we have the links you need to learn more about the latest bit of hardware goodness as well as where to buy the new boards.
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Windows 8 ships with a built-in SkyDrive app however it doesn’t allow you to add files to your SkyDrive account. For that we have the Desktop SkyDrive app which has a handy selective sync feature as well. Note: We will assume that you have the desktop SkyDrive installed. How to Selectively Sync Folders From Your [...]