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Microsoft’s Surface Ergonomic Keyboard makes typing a pleasure

f you spend most of your days typing at a desk, it’s worth looking into an ergonomic keyboard. The traditional flat QWERTY keyboard design wasn’t designed with comfort in mind, and really, why should you be forced to live with an input interface originally designed for typewriters in the 1870s? Microsoft has been at the forefront of the ergonomic arena ...

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Gmail will stop working on Chrome for XP and Vista this year

If it’s been some time since you’ve updated your Chrome browser, you might see a banner at the top of Gmail’s interface on February 8th. It’ll contain a reminder to update to Chrome version 55 from 53 and below, since the newer iteration comes with several big security updates. That banner will go away after you update — unless you’re ...

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Google Bans 200 Websites for Publishing Fake News

The war against fake news and publishers have been in full swing by Facebook. Google has now also joined the bandwagon and in its first attempt, banned 200 publishers from using Google ads. The ban was part of an update to an existing policy that prohibits sites that mislead users with their content. Much like Facebook, Google has been under increased ...

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Facebook To Introduce Ads in Messenger

Facebook is finally testing out a major way to monetize the Messenger platform and that concerns ads. Quite sizable ones, which’ll sit below your recent conversations. The social network’s messaging app will allow businesses in Australia and Thailand to advertise on the home screen. They’ll consist of an image followed by a text and a link. The link can be ...

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Facebook offers extra security with USB key support

None of us want strangers accessing our accounts online. You might use a password manager, or two-factor authentication via SMS, but there’s another way you can stay protected — physical security keys. Following Google, Dropbox and others, Facebook has added support for these privacy-centric dongles today. When you log into your account, that means you can choose to prove your ...

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Facebook upgrades Privacy Basics with more guides

Facebook isn’t exactly a stellar example of a company that values your privacy, but it just made its features’ privacy settings much easier to understand. The social network has debuted a redesigned Privacy Basics section, which now works better on mobile and contains more interactive guides to help make sure your account is safe and stalker-proof. When you visit the ...

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Twitter apps’ Explore tab combines moments, trends and more

A new Twitter tab marked “Explore” has squeezed its way between Home and Notifications in the microblogging website’s mobile app. When it makes its way to your device, that’s where you’ll have to go to find Twitter’s trending topics, Moments, search and any featured live video. In fact, it completely replaces the Moments tab if you have it in your ...

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Google Maps warns you about parking woes before you leave

A parking difficulty icon popped up in an Android beta for Google Maps earlier this month, but now the feature is officially rolling out. However, there are a couple of caveats. First, the parking warnings are only available in the Android version of Google Maps for now. The new tool will also only warn you about potential parking headaches in ...

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The cloud and Office keep Microsoft afloat during PC slump

 It’s been clear for a while that a big part of Microsoft’s future is ensconced in the cloud, and its latest (Q2 2017) earnings report just drives that point home. Wall Street types have been paying close attention to the company’s Azure cloud services, and with good reason — Microsoft almost doubled its Azure revenue since this time last year, ...

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