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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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Yes, you now have the right to browse privately on your Android phone with Firefox Beta. Firefox has introduced the “Do Not Track” feature in their latest build for Android. It is the first mobile Web browser to offer the “Do Not Track” privacy feature.

The Do Not Track feature gives more control to users over the way their browsing history is tracked and used online. The feature behaves just like private browsing and enables users to tell websites if they prefer to stay anonymous or not.

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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder, wants kids under 13 years of age to be allowed to use social networking sites. Though there are millions of kids already using Facebook who are under 13, Zuckerberg wants to make it legal as Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) restricts websites from collecting personal information of children under the age of 13.

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Hard to believe, but Sony has been hacked again!

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, So-net Entertainment Corp., a Japanese ISP owned by Sony, an intruder broke into So-Net and stole customers’ redeemable gift points worth about $1,225.

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Google integrated a contextual based menu that lets you translate, define and search a selected word for eBooks, available from the Google eBookstore.

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A new scam, “Enable Dislike Button” is spreading on Facebook. When I logged in to Facebook today, a friend of mine posted on my wall stating, “I just enabled the new dislike button! Click ‘Enable’ to enable the feature! Dislike Button enabled by 464,350 users”. At once, I figured out that it is a scam and searched on Google to confirm it. Facebook does not have a “dislike” button and might not have as well, so don’t fall for this scam.

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U2opia Mobile, a Singapore-based software applications developer has developed a new application for mobile phones that will allow users to access Facebook without paying for a data connection and works well on all handsets.

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Facebook’s new lightbox photo viewer is quite irritating. It certainly saves time, but its altogether a different viewing experience and users like me who are used to the earlier version of viewing photos will definitely find the lightbox viewer irritating and useless.

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Google Music, a platform that allows users to upload their music collection to a online personal library from where they can listen and download it to a device that is connected to the Internet.

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Download Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad Compound Counter-Strike Map

Abbottabad, Osama Bin Laden’s hiding place in Pakistan has been recreated as a map for Counter-Strike: Source. The game has been rated 8.33 on a scale of 10. The map has been download 22,574 times since the time it was released for download.

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The much awaited laptop powered by Google Chrome (a cloud-based operating system) is all set for launch on June 15. The Chromrebook should always be connected to the Internet in order to make use of its functionalities. In other words, everything will be on cloud and you’ll need Internet to access all of the apps, documents, photos, movies etc. Installing softwares or updating them, taking backup of files or running anti-virus checks and all other PC related tasks will be eliminated as everything will be done over the cloud.

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After 20 hours of suspended services and outage, Blogger.com is finally back online. Folks at Blogger have toiled real hard to get Blogger live in action. According to the Blogger team, the cause of this because of some data corruption that impacted Blogger’s behavior.

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Google’s blogging service Blogger is down since yesterday. Blogger announced on its Twitter account that it is going under “scheduled maintenance” but later said that it was “sorting out a few issues”. Google had planned to roll-out a redesign for Blogger but looks like things have gone awry.

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I’d like to share something interesting that I learned some days back. I was going through an article on Learning jQuery and my eyes struck on the date of the post. I was quite impressed the way it was designed and presented. At first, I thought it was an image, but when I viewed the source, I realized that it was done with CSS.

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jQuery is my love. The day I started to Google jQuery, I feel even more in love with it. It’s like my online girlfriend ;)
jQuery is a lightweight, cross-browser compliant, incredibly awesome and extremely powerful JavaScript framework (library) that emphasizes interaction between JavaScript and HTML. With jQuery, you can change the look and feel of your website into something awesome, providing a different feeling of attraction to your visitors from your website.

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If your using Google Chrome, then you need to learn this simple trick of adding keywords to make your search faster and simpler. By default, when you type a keyword in Chrome’s omnibar (address bar), it redirects you to Google Search with it’s respective results. Now, if you want to search for a pic on Flickr or want to search something on Twitter, you can use the same address bar to perform your search.

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