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Mozilla Drops Firefox OS, Will Focus On Other Technologies

Mozilla has stopped development on Firefox OS for connected devices. This leaves some 50 engineers without a job, as the company now shifts focus solely on the internet of things. This is the second time that Firefox OS has been dropped after efforts to get it on to smartphones failed…

The iOS version of Chrome is about to get a lot better

Google’s Chrome browser has always been open source on Android and PC, but never available on iOS. This is because Apple demands that browsers use its own WebKit platform instead of their own rendering engines, so Google can’t just use its typical code base for iOS Chrome. However, that’s all…

Google Play Music update adds machine learning, rollout starts this week

Google has announced a big update to Google Play Music. The update brings machine learning to the table in an effort to figure out what music you like based on what you are doing. The machine learning algorithm takes into account your location, activity, weather and playlists to personalize the…

The Google Home device is basically an AI steward for your house

Google wants to be in your home, “to be there when you always need it to be” as Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO puts it. At least thats the plan for Google’s new Wi-Fi connected speaker/virtual assistant/smarthome controller, Google Home. Google Home is a small Wi-Fi connected speaker with a built-in voice-activated assistant that…

Pokémon GO will be having a week-long Halloween event beginning October 26, 2016

  Still happily onboard the Pokémon GO bandwagon despite its popularity taking a nosedive? Your unwavering loyalty won’t be going unnoticed, as Niantic will be organizing a special in-game Halloween event that kicks off tomorrow, Wednesday, October 26, 2016 and ends next Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Of course, it wouldn’t…

Google paid Apple US$1 billion to become the default search engine on iPhones

  It looks like Google is willing to go to great lengths to keep their search engine at the top of the list in the mobile platform. So much so that they have agreed to share a percentage of their revenue with Apple to keep their search bar up, front,…

Apple’s new Music Memos iOS app is available for download

Apple has just released a new app called Music Memos, that was clearly designed with musicians in mind. At its heart, Music Memo is a recording app and draws a lot of inspiration from Apple’s own Voice Memos app. The idea is to take Voice Memos and improve it for…

Google Maps’ offline navigation feature arrives on iOS

If you happen to be spending this Christmas season travelling overseas without a mobile data plan, you might want to consider updating the Google Maps app on your iOS device to the latest version before you embark on your escapade, as it will allow you to download offline maps for…

Drop N Sync – Best way to upload and download photos from and to Facebook

Uploading photo to Facebook is an easy task for everyone, but uploaded large amount of photo to difference album or downloading your Facebook album photo or any photo that your friend tagged for you is a critical task, because you may need to do it one by one. Drop N…

DDos Tools – Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC)

Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC) is an open source network stress testing and Distributed Denail Of Service (DDOS) attack tools. LOIC was initially developed by Praetox Technologies, but was later released into the public domain, and now is hosted on several open source platforms. It’s named after a fictitious weapon…