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Face Unlock on Galaxy Nexus Can be Bypassed with a Digital Photo

One of the most interesting and eye-catching feature in Android 4.0 is the Face Unlock, which allows users to unlock their phone using the face recognition technology. SoyaCincau, a tech review site revealed that the feature can be bypassed with a simple digital photo. He managed to bypass the facial recognition unlock by simply posing a digital photo in front of the phone, and the phone just unlocked itself without any difficulties. Well, that sounds creepy!

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When it comes to iPhone, the worst yet funny part is the enabled-by-default Auto-correct feature. The nifty feature, which apparently is “intelligent”, tries to “correct” words you type frequently and store them in memory for future use. Having gone through some sites, we have gathered a collection of the best funny auto-correct mistakes in iPhone -

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Adobe announced that the company has finally decided to bid adieu to its once-upon-a-time popular tool – Flash for mobile platforms. The news came in as “good news” for Apple, since the tool falls short in the area where the mobile era is bound to – Less battery usage, touch interface and open web standards. Adobe’s chief of developer relations Mike Chambers explains us clearly why Adobe decided to end Flash for mobile platforms

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The social networking giant, Facebook, announced in a message (posted above the timeline) stating that the feature which automatically allowed users to import content from their website/blog into their Facebook notes will no longer be functional from November 22 as the social networking giant is pretty much focused on creating Facebook Pages “even better.”

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Google’s Best Hidden Easter Eggs

Apart from being known for its impressive doodle, there are a number of gags and hidden messages within the search engine giant, Google, which are popularly called as Easter Eggs. An Easter egg is a hidden feature that the developers or “geeks” have intentionally put in their software, often for their own amusement, and when it comes to Google developers, they have implanted several Easter eggs in their software, ranging from Google Earth to Google search to Google Reader.

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If you are one of those users on Facebook who have downloaded the ChatSend application, you may notice that the application has been acting shady of late. The application has been linked to spammy Facebook message and is enticing Facebook users into installing the application that inaptly advertises itself.

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It is now known that comments added using the Facebook commenting system or equivalent services are searchable, giving website owners the additional SEO juice from the added content, which could play an important role in a website’s search ranking.

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Now travel back in time, even before the inception of Facebook. The new feature rolled out by Facebook, allows you to add a timestamp with a past date to your status updates and photos. This is mainly done to fill in those blank spaces on your Timeline as you update status messages about your events and occasions in the past.

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Learning programming through books has never been an easy task and it’s quite frustrating to learn it when you don’t tend to understand the logic. Codecademy is a web-based interactive programming tutorial that enables you to learn, and walks you through the basics of JavaScript.

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In a blog post, Microsoft announced that it has teamed up with the Mozilla team to release a new version of Firefox with Bing, which includes Bing as the default search engine. Well, don’t get too excited about that. This will be released as a separate version along with the default version which is powered by Google search.

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A new scam is underway on Facebook with the title – “Take the Free $1,000 Walmart Gift Card Survey! [link]“, tricking users to click on the link and take an online survey in order to receive a free gift card. The scam also asks users to share the message with their friends in order to qualify for the prize, and that’s how the scam is being spread on the social network.

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Uploading .exe files is generally not allowed on most online services like Gmail and Facebook. However, a vulnerability found in Facebook lets you attach .exe files and send them across to your friends and other people. This could be misused by hackers/spammers to send malicious files to any user on Facebook.

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Justin Bieber Could Be Jailed for Five Years – That’s What FreeBieber.org Says

A political website – “FreeBieber.org” that launched a campaign in opposition to the U.S. Senate’s proposed “Commercial Felony Streaming Act” or “illegal streaming ” bill, offered a petition to stop the bill from passing, and as a part of the campaign, the site uploaded edited pictures of Justin Bieber behind bars and fake images of him being arrested.

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With more than 800 million users, Facebook is taking security seriously, and in an aim to help users protect their accounts, the social networking giant has announced two new security improvements – Trusted Friends, and Application Passwords.

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The social networking giant, Facebook is planning to build a new multi-million ‘mini town’ data center in the northern Swedish town of Lulea – the first outside the US, in order to improve the performance of the European users. It is said to be the largest of its kind in Europe.

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