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BlackBerry Delays BBM for iOS and Android BlackBerry did not release its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for iOS and Android as expected on September 21st.     An unreleased version of BBM for Android was leaked on several file-sharing sites.  This was an older version of the application that resulted in significantly more data traffic by Read more

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Thanks to Ashampoo’s ongoing generosity we have 10 one-year licenses for Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014 to giveaway to our subscribers… competition ends 6th October A one-year license for this brand new, recently released anti-virus software from Ashampoo would normally sell for $39.99us but you now have chance to win a license absolutely free simply by submitting Read more


First off I want to make it clear that I am not much into social media and sharing, I’m far too old and cranky for all that malarkey. Consequently, most of the technology/requirements involved with that part of the internet world are quite foreign to me. However, that shouldn’t, and doesn’t, prevent me from presenting Read more


ALT-Codes, what are they? Did you ever wonder how to add accents (é), umlauts (ö), circumflexes (ô), and cedillas (ç) in your text? Or how about those Trademark (®) and Copyright (©) symbols? There’s a very simple way to get that job done and the answer is ALT-Codes. Your normal US standard keyboard has a wide variety of Read more

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Glass half empty or glass half full… it’s all a matter of attitude. While purveyors of doom continue to predict the impending demise of the desktop PC, I prefer to believe there will always be a healthy demand for the full-blown capabilities of desktop PCs. In terms of consummate technological audaciousness nothing can beat the Read more

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Who would have predicted, even a decade ago, that the internet and associated technology would advance to what we know today. There is no doubt that the internet has become a massive source for gleaning useful information pertaining to just about every facet of life – whether it be nature, entertainment, sports, news, hobbies – Read more


iTunes 11.1 is Here iTunes 11.1 was released by Apple this week in conjunction with the iOS 7 release.  New features include: iTunes Radio – Apple’s answer to music streaming.  It is ad-free for iTunes Match subscribers. Genius Shuffle – This will shuffle your music library, allegedly playing songs that go great together. Podcast Stations Read more


On September 18th, Apple released the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 7.  It would be nice to say that everything went smoothly but that wouldn’t be quite accurate.  Apple’s iPhone activation servers were crushed by the demand.   Some users chose to wipe their device and start over, requiring the use of Read more

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Ashampoo is preparing to launch a new contender in the competitive commercial anti-virus market with its Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014, scheduled for official release on 25th September 2013. Now I wouldn’t normally get excited over a new anti-virus product but when such a reputable company is involved, with an established track record for producing quality software, Read more


We first mentioned the excellent 3Defy Modeler online service way back in November 2011, you can catch up with that original article here: 3Defy – Add 3D effects to photos (online) We have recently received notification from Chris Wallace at 3Defy that they have now added an exciting new capability – full-color 3D printing! Our Read more