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Joel Fernandes (G+) is a tech enthusiast and a social media blogger. During his leisure time, he enjoys taking photographs, and photography is one of his most loved hobbies. You can find some of his photos on Flickr. He does a little of web coding, and maintains a tech blog of his own - Techo Latte. Joel is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Application from Bangalore, India. You can get in touch with him on Twitter - @joelfernandes, or visit his Facebook Profile for more information.

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Steve Jobs Mimic Launches Taiwanese Tea [Video]

Do you want to win an Apple iPad 2? Then drink Taiwanese tea. Yup, you heard that right! A Taiwan-based tea company has released a commercial featuring Steve Jobs impersonator, launching not the iPad 2, but a Taiwanese tea product.

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Google’s +1 Used More than Twitter’s Tweet Button

In a recent study carried out by a SEO Platform provider – BrightEdge, revealed that 4.5 percent of the sites it analyzed had adopted the Google +1 button, while the “tweet” button had a usage of 3.4 percent combining Twitter Share (2.1 percent) and Twitter Instant Follow (1.3 percent). However, Facebook’s “Like” button, remained on the top with 10.8 percent dominating the social share buttons.

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Recently, there’s a new and unique scam that has been spreading across Facebook. The scam message titled – Get Your Free Facebook Shoes, Register Now with a link to a Google Blog. On clicking the link, you will be taken to the Blogspot page which has a fake Facebook page design. The user is asked to go through a number of steps before he/she can claim their “Facebook Shoes”.

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In a quick succession, several Google+ users were bombarded with multiple email notifications spamming their inbox due to a coding error after which the service that kept track of Google+ notification system ran out of disk space.

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Since the case of Casey Anthony received national media attention in the US with media calling it “the biggest rating draw in recent memory”, scammers on Facebook have taken full advantage of it by publishing a scam post on Facebook about Casey Anthony confessions and a link to download the video chat app.

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Speeding Up Things with Time-lapse Photography

Time-lapse photography is shooting a sequence of photos of the same subject with certain time interval between each shot. The interval may vary from less than a second to an hour or even more than a day. These pictures are then clubbed together into one video that plays back in a shorter amount of time.

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Powered by Google’s Android, millions of smartphones have been sold until now. That makes Andorid the number one smartphone OS in the world and Google aims to generate $1.3 billion via mobile advertising revenue by 2012. Although Google is generating big bucks and Android is marking a huge successes in the smartphone industry, several actions taken by Oracle and Microsoft for patent infringements could damage the OS’s appeal.

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Facebookers, be cautious. A message with a video link and a sexy image (thumbnail) might just appear on your Facebook wall that might tempt you to click on the link. The message is a scam and it might be shared and “liked” by your friend who must have fallen for it.

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Few days back, Facebook integrated the new video chat service (officially called as Video Calling), powered by Skype which was made available to all Facebook users within 24 hours of it’s announcement. With all the hype and attention that the Facebook video chat has got, scammers have already taken advantage of it by creating a fake video chat application.

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NASA had released two Android apps, Spinoff and NASA 360 few months back which were just peripheral things unlike the iPhone and iPad apps which saw a huge success with over five million downloads. But now, NASA has finally released a full-fledged Android application which is packed with loads of features including, images from NASA IOTD and APOD, Mission Information and Countdowns, live steaming and many more.

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In this post, we have complied a list of funny and extremely amusing Google+ vs Facebook images. Most of these images were shared by Google Plus fans who think that Google Plus’ elegant design and features is way better than Facebook’s UI and features and its worth moving to Google+ from Facebook.

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Although Android holds the No. 1 position and sits on top of the smartphone market, the battle for the second position between Apple and Blackberry got tougher and in the end it was Apple who made it, leaving behind RIM’s BlackBerry in the third position.

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15-year-old Breaks World Record for Fastest Typing on iPad

15-year-old son of Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia, Eduard Saakashvili, achieved a world record for typing the English alphabets (A-Z) on an Apple iPad in just 5.26 seconds beating the previous world record of 6.61 seconds set by Charlie Joseph McDonnell in 2010. Now, Apple has a reason to award this guy!

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BackType announced on it’s blog that it has been acquired by Twitter sometime back. BackType is a small social analytics start-up that aims to help brands and companies understand the business impact of social media, analyze the effectiveness and the value of engagement on Twitter.

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Few days earlier, one of the most inane and violent scam – Brother Rapes and Kills His Sister – Shocking Video broke out on Facebook. Today a new scam was reported to be spreading rapidly on Facebook. The Facebook scam titled – Dad Caught Her In Front Of Web Cam MUST-SEE claims to show a video of a girl caught by her dad while stripping in front of a webcam.

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