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Your Gadget’s Battery Is Swelling Up. Should You Panic?

The reality of a swollen MacBook battery doesn’t merit quite a panic attack. And is not as uncommon as one would think. Truth is, lithium ion batteries have a limited lifespan. Once manufactured, and in use, they start ageing. According to Apple, laptop batteries are good for five years for 1,000 recharge cycles. Even not using a battery the wrong way can hasten its demise.  If a MacBook battery bursts or leaks while in the service shop,...

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Foursquare Checks In Two

During The New York Ideas conference in Manhattan recently, Foursquare Co-Founder and CEO Dennis Crowley discussed his organisation’s latest announcement that it would split the Foursquare app, as we know it, into two. Foursquare announced the introduction of a new app called Swarm; which aims to help you stay in touch with friends. The company is simplifying its services, providing apps that can be described in one word or tweet and come with a single-case use....

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Edit Your Twitter Experience: Mute Your Chatty Peers

Characterised by the short bursts of inconsequential information, Twitter was one of the most-visited sites in 2013. With over 500 million registered users, who post about 340 million tweets per day, you can imagine the potential information overload. This overload is all too clear when you skim through your timeline and realise that a friend of yours is harping on about a topic you not particularly interested in. Twitter has come up with a solution, a...

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Apples latest iPad

Apple Inc has always been about being a technology giant with an innovative ability and the latest iPad speaks right into that characteristic. The new offering which is conveniently named “the new iPad” has been released around the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland and the US Virgin Islands markets but would only reach the African market at a later stage and consumers in 25 more countries which includes...