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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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You can no more create Google Apps accounts for free as Google has officially announced and stopped offering the service for free in an aim to ‘focus on the quality of the business user’s experience.’

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Tumblr has been hacked and nearly 8600 unique user accounts have been compromised, with thousands of blogs defaced. The hacking attempt was successfully carried out by a notorious anti-blogging Internet-trolling group called GNAA or the ‘Gay Nigger Association of America’, best known for having trolled several prominent websites and Internet personalities including Slashdot, Wikipedia, CNN, and Barack Obama’s campaign website.

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Everybody’s been questioning if Facebook is actually going to acquire the Internet’s most loved and poplar messaging tool WhatsApp. No one from Facebook (or the WhatsApp developers team) has replied to any of the queries about the acquisition. However, with no official confirmation, this still remains a rumor.

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The infamous hacker group Anonymous has done it again. In protest against Sec 66A of the IT Act, the hacker group — AnonOpsIndia (@opindia_revenge) — have defaced the personal website of Kapil Sibal (kapilsibalmp.com), India’s Minister of Human Resource Development and Minister of Communications and Information Technology.

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WhatsApp users are circulating a false message after they found out that the status of WhatsApp users has disappeared and were greeted with an ‘Error: Status Unavailable’ message. The problem, which was noticed just a few hours ago, has created a lot of panic among several thousands of users.

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Several number of Facebook users are posting and sharing about Facebook privacy notice that declares their copyright ownership of all content they post on the social networking site. If you are wondering what the fuss is all about, then don’t bother about it, as the message shared by your friends and other users is simply a hoax.

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Facebook Testing Notifications with Sound

It appears that the social networking giant Facebook is testing a sound to alert users whenever they receive a new notification on the site. As usual, Facebook selectively or randomly rolls out such test features for users to test and provide feedback.

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Get Real-time Search Results on Google with HashPlug Chrome Extension

A really cool Google Chrome extension called HashPlug allows Chrome users to get real-time results on the latest topics that they search on Google. The extension adds a search results widget on the right hand side of Google’s search results page, displaying the latest tweets of that particular search term.

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Earlier in June we reported that Google is testing out a new layout for it’s search results page by moving the vertical menu on the left over to the top. It looks like Google has permanently implemented the change as several numbers of users have started to see the new look for Google’s search results pages.

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Be sure to avoid any messages on Facebook that contains – ‘Free Apple iPad Mini Giveaway’. Scammers have taken advantage of the Apple’s new addition — iPad Mini — and have been trying to lure users by asking them to click on a bogus link in order to win a free iPad mini.

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Rumor has it that Facebook is testing out a new service that could possibly make Craigslist a history. Two sources from within Facebook have revealed private information about the social media giant planning on a project that would directly compete with Craigslist. It is said that the project is likely to be finished sooner and [...]

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Ever since Facebook launched the Timeline, users have been complaining about the complexity and cluttered organization of posts. With that, users have also disliked the permanent switch to the new profile layout. The switch was made as a beneficial factor for Facebook’s advertisers and marketers, ignoring the concerns of its users. However, looks like the [...]

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A new feature has been introduced in Gmail that gives the ability to compose new emails in a pop-up window that appears at the bottom-right of the screen. Google’s Phil Sharp says that the new view “makes it easy to reference any other emails without ever having to close your draft.”

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To upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, you will require Windows XP with SP3, Vista or any version of Windows 7 running on your system. Microsoft has provided an easy way to download and install Windows 8, which is done by the Windows Upgrade Assistant. Before we get started with the step-by-step Windows 8 install tutorial, you will need to download the Windows Upgrade Assistant.

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Google is now testing out a new design for YouTube, which is inspired from its social networking site Google+. The company has always been experimenting with new designs and features on YouTube, however, it looks like it isn’t done yet.

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