Saturday, January 25, 2014

The 100 Best iPhone Apps |

The 100 Best iPhone Apps | "How stale are the apps on your iPhone? If you're in need of some new apps for the new year, this list of the 100 best iPhone apps can certainly point you in the right direction. From tried-and-true favorites to new releases, the apps that made this list of the 100 best cover all the bases.
Here at PCMag and our sister site AppScout, my colleagues and I test hundreds of mobile apps each year, writing reviews and sharing helpful tips when we find excellent apps that will improve your mobile phone experience, or just make life easier. (We also do our best to flag the duds.)"

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How to Delete Accounts From Any Website |

How to Delete Accounts From Any Website | "The words "I wish I could quit you" take on a whole new meaning when you want out of a relationship with an Internet service. Sure, you once thought you and Facebook or Amazon or Netflix would be together forever, but terms of service change, end-user license agreements mature, and, well, you're just not in the same place anymore."

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Here’s what caused that massive Gmail outage

Here’s what caused that massive Gmail outage: "Google has responded to a widespread Gmail blackout Friday that disconnected as many as 42 million users for up to an hour. In a blog post, VP of Engineering Ben Traynor said that an internal software bug was behind the error.
"At 10:55 a.m. PST this morning, an internal system that generates configurations — essentially, information that tells other systems how to behave — encountered a software bug and generated an incorrect configuration," Traynor wrote. "The incorrect configuration was sent to live services over the next 15 minutes, caused users’ requests for their data to be ignored, and those services, in turn, generated errors.""

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'Fastest ever' broadband speeds achieved in fibre test

'Fastest ever' broadband speeds achieved in fibre test: "The "fastest ever" broadband speeds have been achieved in a test that hit 1.4 terabits per second – enough to transmit 44 high-definition movies in just one second.

British Telecom (BT) and French networking equipment company Alcatel-Lucent conducted the test on the existing fibre network in London, with the hope of maximising the efficiency of the current infrastructure and avoiding costly upgrades."

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