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  • Move over IE9, here comes IE10
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    Move over IE9, here comes IE10

    By 30 June 2011

    IE9 may only be just over three months old, but all eyes are now on the next-gen of Microsoft's, er, "popular" browser - IE10 - following the release of the second platform preview to developers. The platform preview is the one that was on show in the...

  • Google+ invites closed due to 'insane demand'
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    Google+ invites closed due to 'insane demand'

    By 30 June 2011

    Google has created quite a buzz by announcing Google+. An no, not a Buzz - that would be a bad thing. No sooner had the search giant opened up the opportunity for people lucky enough to already be on board with its new social network to invite their pals,...

  • Justin Timberlake gets into character to invest in MySpace
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    Justin Timberlake gets into character to invest in MySpace

    By 30 June 2011

    In David Fincher's The Social Network Justin Timberlake plays internet entrepreneur Sean Parker who was involved in the creation and early success of Facebook. In real life Justin Timberlake plays an internet entrepreneur (also called Justin Timberlake)...

  • What is Google+?
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    What is Google+?

    By 29 June 2011

    Search engine giant Google has just announced its Google+ social networking platform that's set to rival Facebook. Well, that's the plan anyway. Google doesn't have a particularly strong history when it comes to social networking services with both Google...

  • Google Swiffy: SWF to HTML5 quick as a Flash
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    Google Swiffy: SWF to HTML5 quick as a Flash

    By 29 June 2011

    Google Swiffy has been let loose into the Google Labs - an on the fly conversion tool to make your Flash animations more HTML5 friendly. Swiffy takes a SWF file and converts it in two phases. Firstly the Swiffy compiler processes the SWF file and generates...

  • Searching Google: 38 tips to get better results
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    Searching Google: 38 tips to get better results

    By 29 June 2011

    Recently passing the 1 billion user mark, Google has come a long way since it was first founded back in 1998 and has become a byword for internet searches. But, beyond chucking a couple of words into the main search box, do you really know how to get...

  • Google takes on Facebook with the Google+ project
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    Google takes on Facebook with the Google+ project

    By 28 June 2011

    Google has just announced its new social networking platform, the Google+ project - its most blatant attempt at Facebook's throne to date. Google+ is live now, as an invitation only "Field Trial", and the blog post announcing its arrival isn't shy...

  • New look Opera launched as browser hits 200 million user mark
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    New look Opera launched as browser hits 200 million user mark

    By 28 June 2011

    Opera has gone stats bonkers with its newest release of its browser. The company has plenty to celebrate, topping 200 million users across all of its platforms.  Whilst that might only mean a 2.4 per cent share of the market, the browser seems plentiful...

  • Google +1 goes global
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    Google +1 goes global

    By 28 June 2011

    Pocket-lint was one of the first websites to grab hold of the new Google stamp of approval when it launched earlier this month. The service has now taken its first baby steps, ironed out the kinks and is ready to roll out globally.       A post on...

  • Google goes mushy for 'What do you love?'
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    Google goes mushy for 'What do you love?'

    By 28 June 2011

    "You really want to know what love is?" a great man once asked. Well, now Google is here to tell you, or at least tell you all about the things you love - using its ubiquitous web services to give you all the info you need about your loved things, all...

  • Google platforms scrapped due to poor Health and lack of Power
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    Google platforms scrapped due to poor Health and lack of Power

    By 27 June 2011

    Not every idea that comes out of the Googleplex catches on and becomes a massively successful online platform. For every Gmail there's a Google Knol, and for every Google Earth there's a Google Wave. And now we've got two more Google platforms to add...

  • Card.io takes on NFC for mobile payments
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    Card.io takes on NFC for mobile payments

    By 24 June 2011

    Mobile payment systems seem to be all the rage at the moment, with the NFC revolution kicking up a gear and services such as Google Wallet going live - but what if you haven't got an NFC equipped handset and have no intention of upgrading in the near...

  • Pottermore officially announced by JK Rowling (video)
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    Pottermore officially announced by JK Rowling (video)

    By 23 June 2011

    Harry Potter fans are in for a treat as creator JK Rowling has officially announced Pottermore - the online portal which will combine the stories of Harry and the gang, additional material, and a social media experience. "I'm thrilled to say that I'm...

  • Pogoplug software takes your PC to the cloud
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    Pogoplug software takes your PC to the cloud

    By 22 June 2011

    Cloud Engines has announced the arrival of its free Pogoplug software that turns any PC or Mac into a personal cloud, accessible (as long as it's turned on) anywhere you've got a web connection. If you're not familiar with Cloud Engines, it is US based...

  • Apple TV sets coming this autumn?
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    Apple TV sets coming this autumn?

    By 22 June 2011

    Ah, the Apple rumour mill. We know it well. Hardly a day goes past when we don't hear about the purported next-gen iPhone, iPad, MacBook or iPod. And now there's a new device for the Cupertino scuttlebutt - an Apple TV. No, not the small little hobby...

  • Firefox 5 fires in for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android
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    Firefox 5 fires in for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android

    By 21 June 2011

    Mozilla's aim to get Firefox out to the masses with a rapid release development cycle seems to be on track, as Firefox 5 has landed just 3 months after version 4 of the popular browser hit our desktops. Back in February Jay Sullivan, vice president of...

  • Summer Solstice Google Doodle shines down
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    Summer Solstice Google Doodle shines down

    By 21 June 2011

    Google Doodle number 110 - come on down. That's right, the Google Doodlers are at it again (making it an average of a new Doodle every 1.5 days so far this year) but at least this time it's a significant occasion that it's celebrating - not just an obscure...

  • Skype 5.5 adds further Facebook friending
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    Skype 5.5 adds further Facebook friending

    By 20 June 2011

    Skype 5.5 beta for Windows has gone live, bringing with it yet more Facebook integration - this time with the inclusion of instant messaging. Facebook Chat is now available from within the Skype client, you can use the new Facebook contacts tab on Skype...

  • Video on the go dominating mobile traffic
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    Video on the go dominating mobile traffic

    By 20 June 2011

    A report from web traffic specialist Bytemobile has revealed that almost 60 per cent of all mobile internet traffic is due to video streaming on the go. Video services such as the BBC iPlayer and YouTube are incredibly popular on both of the dominant...

  • Google checks out 250,000 books from the British Library
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    Google checks out 250,000 books from the British Library

    By 20 June 2011

    The British Library has announced a deal with Google to get 250,000 out of copyright books available online, through the Google Books platform. The move means that books, pamphlets and periodicals from 1700-1870 - some 40 million pages - will be available...

  • LulzSec identities confirmed? Arrests imminent?
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    LulzSec identities confirmed? Arrests imminent?

    By 20 June 2011

    Could the spate of LulzSec-powered online hacks be coming to an end? Possibly, if reports emerging from an ex-FBI agent's Twitter account are to be believed. Confused? Read on for clarification. E.J. Hilbert, the ex-FBI agent in question tweeted to say:...

  • Icann vote enters the web into a new domain
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    Icann vote enters the web into a new domain

    By 20 June 2011

    The web is set for its biggest shake up since the arrival of the lolcat after the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) voted to dramatically increase the number of domain endings. Currently there are 21 generic top-level domain...

  • Google Doodle lets you control the lunar eclipse
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    Google Doodle lets you control the lunar eclipse

    By 15 June 2011

    Google has been rolling out some pretty funky Doodles as of late (most notably the awesome Les Paul guitar themed one) and the latest effort is none too shabby either - an interactive Doodle that lets you control the lunar eclipse. When loading up the...

  • VIDEO: MoD warns of Facebook dangers
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    VIDEO: MoD warns of Facebook dangers

    By 15 June 2011

    The Ministry of Defence has launched an online campaign, primarily aimed at serviceman and women and their families, warning them of the dangers of social networking. Two videos have been released on the MoD's Facebook and YouTube pages, the first of...

  • Google Instant Search makes googling quicker
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    Google Instant Search makes googling quicker

    By 15 June 2011

    Google has announced a triple whammy of new features for its desktop browser search; Instant Pages, Voice Search and Search by Image. Starting with Instant Pages - this is the first major progression of the Google Instant feature that we saw land last...