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Windows Phone roundup: ‘Denim’ trickling out; carrier billing expanded

In September 2014, Microsoft took the wraps off “Denim,” the latest firmware update for Lumia phones that officials said would be available in the fourth quarter of 2014. On December 17, Microsoft began making Denim available to Lumia 520, 720 and 1320 users in China, according to Windows Central. And on December 18, Microsoft officials told Lumia customers to expect… Read more →

Cartonomy aims to revolutionise social commerce with shared shopping carts

Cartonomy intends to answer the demand for a smarter, hassle-free approach to group shopping online. Its social shopping cart is enables you to create, coordinate and order shopping lists for you, your team or your family at the best price possible. The New York based start-up has raised $1M from angel investors in 2014. It enables you to make group… Read more →

Google launching open source Cloud Dataflow SDK for Java

Google is looking to woo cloud developers once again with the debut of an open source for Java based around its fairly new Cloud Dataflow service. Read this 2014: The year the cloud killed the datacenter This year more and more CxOs pulled the life support on their own datacenter infrastructure in favor of ever-maturing public and private cloud offerings…. Read more →

​Oracle gets its cloud due: Can it sustain it?

In 24 hours, Oracle went from the land of low expectations about its second quarter results to being a cloud juggernaut that will surpass partner and rival Salesforce. Read this Cloud will never be fully secure, get over it Read More The truth is likely to be somewhere in the middle. Oracle’s second quarter was expected to be another clunker,… Read more →

SleeKeys for iPad Air: Turn the onscreen keyboard into a physical one

Onscreen keyboards work fine until iPad Air owners need to do a lot of typing, That’s when it’s advantageous to have a keyboard with physical keys, especially for touch typists. This new keyboard is designed to step in with real keys when needed, and requires no charging. (Image: SleekTech) The SleeKeys keyboard is a thin case for the iPad Air… Read more →

Uber Driver in Boston Area Is Charged With Rape

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Get new Yosemite features on an old Mac

If you are running an older Mac you may have noticed how despite upgrading to OS X 10.10 Yosemite you still don’t have access to cool new features such as AirDrop Handoff, Instant Hotspot, collectively known as Continuity. These features are core to iOS 8, and so if you have a newish iPhone or iPad, and an older Mac, you… Read more →

Amazon tests its logistics chops with one-hour delivery in NYC

Amazon on Thursday announced the availability of a one-hour delivery service for Prime members living in select areas of Manhattan. Called Prime Now, the service allows customers to place orders on a limited selection of inventory – such as paper towels, shampoo, books, toys and batteries – and then delivers them via bicycle courier in an hour or less. The… Read more →

Tech decisions: Putting the experts in perspective

Yesterday, in my tale of woe regarding my experiences with Android, I touched a little bit on my good friend and colleague David Gewirtz’s piece about why he no longer uses many Microsoft products anymore. I don’t think it’s my place to refute David’s technology choices or his reasoning for why he made them. First, I’m not comfortable making statements… Read more →

Microsoft no longer needs to remind EU Windows users they have a browser choice

For the past five years, Microsoft has been required to notify Windows users in Europe that they had a choice of browsers via a “Browser Choice” screen. But that requirement — imposed on Microsoft as part of an antitrust settlement with European authorities — has run its course. As of this month, Microsoft no longer needs to notify European users… Read more →

Six Clicks: From least to beast: The best Chromebooks

Summary: A Chromebook may be all you need for all your computing needs. Here’s the best of the breed so far. By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Networking | December 18, 2014 — 13:38 GMT (05:38 PST) Follow @sjvn Source Article from http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/six-clicks-from-least-to-beast-the-best-chromebooks/#ftag=RSSbaffb68Six Clicks: From least to beast: The best Chromebookshttp://www.zdnet.com/pictures/six-clicks-from-least-to-beast-the-best-chromebooks/#ftag=RSSbaffb68http://www.zdnet.com/blog/rss.xmlLatest blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNethttp://i.zdnet.com/images/spry/zdnet_300x300.jpg