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Interesting Facts About Web And Technology

Emails and Spam Facts: 60 billion emails are sent daily, 97% of which are spam. Spam generates 33bn KWt-hours of energy every year, enough to power 2.4 million homes, producing 17 million tons of CO2. 9 out of every 1,000 computers are infected with spam. Spammers get 1 response to every 12 million emails they send (yet it still makes them a small profit).   Social Media: A “twillionaire” is a Twitter user with a million...

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The Digital Writing Revolution

Reaching for a pen and note pad is used to be the most natural thing to do when taking notes. With the recent technological advancements, innovative new devices are coming up to service even the most basic act of taking meeting notes. Tablets and stylii are fast replacing the pen and paper. New age pens are fundamentally changing the way we write. Take the Livescribe 3, a pen that syncs notes and audio to an app...

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Buy Items With Flow, Simply Point Your Device at Them

Amazon is at it again, pulling the carpet under retailers’ feet. Introducing Flow; a new addition to its iPhone shopping app. Buy items by simply pointing your iPhone at them. Using your iPhone’s camera to collect product information, the app collects information like product colour, general appearance and label text, matching the data against its massive product database. If you have an i.OS device, fire it up and start using the app. The update is probably...

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Top 5 New or Improved Android Apps

In the categories of password management, Web browser compression, lock screen functionality and media, we look at the top 5 free android apps that are new or have been extensively updated. These apps are available in Google’s Play Store. At the top of the list is Enpass. Rating 4.3 stars, it claims between 10 000 and 50 000 install. Enpass syncs and stores your passwords and PINs using AES – 256 encryption. The latest revision was introduces earlier...

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Google Wallet on Android now juggles all your accounts

Google’s Wallet has been revised for its Android users. Released in stages, one of the biggest additions will be the ability to send cash, on the go, to any adult in the US, with an email address. Sending money from your bank account or your wallet account is free, while there are charges associated with sending money from the credit card. Also, Google is working hard to replace the amount of “plastic” you carry. Doing their...

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Google’s New Promo Grid View: A Visual Opportunity

Gmail’s new promotions tab has your email looking a lot like Pinterest. Google’s new grid view is good news for marketers. It is a fantastic opportunity for companies to show-off their promotional images in an enticing manner and places themselves apart from their competitors as they compete for customers. With a set-up much like that of Facebook, grid view places emphasises on the main featured image and the sender name and subject line are secondary. You...

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Google lures students with Classroom, Chromebooks

Get them while they are young; that’s the adage Google is taking to heart. The tech giant is offering students a free online tool called Classroom, and it’s marketing Chromebooks for education. Classroom is a new tool from Google Apps that works together with Google Docs, Drive and Gmail to help educators work effectively and efficiently. Allowing teachers to create and organise assignments. Students can organise their work and complete it and communicate with the teachers...

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How to Download Any YouTube Video in Seconds

We all watch Youtube videos. The service has revolutionised the internet and the watching of videos. Youtube has changed the lives of millions, making others stars and providing a launch pad for their careers, while providing entertainment to the rest. There are a number of free apps and services that lets users download their favourite videos, easily. SaveFrom.net is one such service. It saves files from the internet. Simply copy the URL for the YouTube video...

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Welcome to the Internet of Silly Things

You can find a lot of stuff on the Internet. Some useful, others, you wonder, why? We look at a few silly internet inventions; First up is the Nimbus, your personal, 4-dial dashboard that let’s you track what’s important to you. Personalize each gauge using your mobile device to keep an array of info up-to-date and available at a glance; get traffic updates, weather, social media networks, and more, at a glance. It’s also an alarm...

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The Digital Writing Revolution

Reaching for a pen and note pad is used to be the most natural thing to do when taking notes. With the recent technological advancements, innovative new devices are coming up to service even the most basic act of taking meeting notes. Tables and stylii are fast replacing the pen and paper. New age pens are fundamentally changing the way we write. Take the Livescribe 3, a pen that syncs notes and audio to an app...