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Mozilla adopts plain-vanilla password sign-in for Firefox sync
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The open-source browser today uses a complicated method to let people sync bookmarks, tabs, and other settings. Now Mozilla is trying a more ordinary username-password approach. Originally posted at News – Internet & Media

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Windows 8.1 update may default to desktop on startup
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An expected update to Windows 8.1 could reportedly boot directly to the traditional Windows desktop, bypassing the tiled “Metro” start screen. Originally posted at News – Microsoft

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Facebook shares soar on solid 2013 financial results
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The company’s shares jump above $62 on Thursday as pent-up demand for the stock breaks loose after yesterday’s earnings report. Originally posted at News – Internet & Media

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Moto G Will Soon Hit The Indian Market
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Good news for those planning to buy a budget Android phone, as Moto G is soon expected to reach the Indian shores. According to several ecommerce portals in India, they’ll be stocking dual-SIM version of Motorola’s popular budget handset “soon”. For those not in the know, the phone features a 4.5-inch screen with 1280×720 pixels, […]

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Samsung Unveils A Watered-Down GALAXY Note 3
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Love the GALAXY Note 3, but it is still out of your budget? There’s a good news for you, as a watered-down version of Samsung’s best-selling “phablet” is on its way. According to Samsung Polska (Poland), the Galaxy Note 3 Neo sporting a slower processor and a screen that packs in less pixels than the original […]

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Lenovo-Motorola deal likely to win US regulatory approval but…
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As a Chinese company, Lenovo will have to consent to certain conditions for the deal to get the thumbs-up in the US, experts tell Reuters. Originally posted at News – Mobile

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Behind Google profits, massive spending on computing gear
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Google’s spending on infrastructure is big and getting bigger — more than doubling to $2.23 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013. Originally posted at News – Internet & Media

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US carrier mergers would face tough time getting DOJ approval
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Following reports that Sprint and T-Mobile want to join forces, an assistant attorney general tells the NYT that he sees no consumer benefit in reducing the number of US carriers. Originally posted at News – Mobile

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11 high school students expelled for keylogging teachers’ computers
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Corona del Mar sits on an idyllic part of the Orange County coastline. Mark Weston A hacking scandal involving keyloggers and electronic grade-changing at a high school in Newport Beach, a well-to-do area of Southern California, has resulted in the expulsion of 11 students. The Orange County Register reported Wednesday that six of those students […]

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