US and Japan lead the ‘Twitter Take Down’ Charts. India more passive.

Taking a cue from Google, Twitter published their first transparency report today, which includes reports of government requests to release user information, gov. requests to withhold content, and DMCA takedown notices by copyright holders, segregated by country. Leading the pack is USA with 679 requests out of the total 849, in the first half of 2012. This is followed by Japan with 98 requests. Another interesting thing is…

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Why India will not get Google’s amazing Nexus 7 Tablet

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet is the definition of insanity. The good type. Have a look at the features to get started. CPU Nvidia Tegra 3 (Quad-core) RAM 1 GB Screen 7″ (216ppi Back-lit IPS display) OS Android 4.1 Jelly Bean It’s long been clear that Apple rules the high-end in a market they created. Many ( Samsung ) have tried to unseat them from that position,…

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Loading Android 4.1, codename Jelly Bean. Access granted!

The next major release of Android OS entitled Jelly Bean(v4.1) is here to treat our geeky taste buds, with its exciting new improvements and features. Google took the curtains off the promising OS yesterday at The Google Developers I/O Keynote, taking us from its crooks to crannies in a matter of a few minutes. The biggest change according to Google is something they call “project…

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Live sky-diving at the Google I/O conference, and other insane stuff!

The Google I/O conference is going on right now ( it’s a 3 day event ), and Google just outdid themselves, and everybody else, including Facebook and Apple, in terms of pure awesomeness. The first part of the demo was pretty normal, where they introduced stuff like Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a very fluid interface, the Siri-esque real-time voice enabled search Google Now that gets better…

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Facebook finally lets you edit comments

You can now finally edits comments in Facebook, so that you can remove typos. Before this update, you had a few seconds to edit your comments, now you can do so whenever you feel like, by clicking on the pencil icon. Now would be a good time for grammar nazis to go back to all their Facebook comments, and look for errors. ( Don’t do…

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Surface: The Microsoft tablet that is awesome!

Microsoft is finally entering the tablet market with its own hardware. The Surface comes with Windows RT, and by the looks of it, is pretty awesome. The Surface used to be the name of Microsoft’s touch screen tables, which this is not. This is finally a tablet that I would buy, mainly because when I pay for a tablet, I don’t just want an enlarged…

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Awesome free music streaming apps for Indians

Here is a list of music sites that you can use for free, from India, to listen to International as well as Bollywood music. 1. Grooveshark + Good for International music. It’s like the YouTube for music. Grooveshark has the best library controls. Ad supported. + Works on mobile ( HTML5 ). – The majority of the music is user uploaded and hence the artists don’t make any money. 2….

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The Anonymous Occupy movement was not a failure

  The general feeling that I have been sensing among some of the social media chatter around me is that the Anomymous protest was not big enough. It is obvious that it was nothing compared to campaigns run by protesters who are very skilled in their art, for example the anti corruption campaigns by Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev. Despite this fact, it was quite big given the following facts. It was…

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Facebook App Center launched, is multi-platform

Facebook app center launched today, with 600 apps. The App Center is not like a traditional app store, in the sense that it does not necessarily have apps that run within facebook.com, but lists any app that uses Facebook in any way. If an app uses Facebook login and pushes its feed to the site, it can be listed ( for ex. Instagram ). You…

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Lava, a cheap Indian mobile phone manufacturer, foraying into high end market as XOLO

Just a month ago we got India’s first and world’s second Intel Smartphone. First announced at the Mobile World Congress in early 2012 , HTC , Samsung  and Sony are going on a merry ride with British ARM processors , swiping off Intel’s domain from mobile computing. Getting back , with no support from big guns Intel turns to Lenovo ( a good brand in China…

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Upload any file in Facebook groups! #NewFeature

  I just noticed this, Facebook now lets you upload any file type in posts you make in a group. Which is pretty awesome. There are a number of times when you need to share a file with everybody, and have to upload it to other sites like MediaFire and then share the link. This kills that step. What’s more cool about this update is that…

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Anonymous protest goes from Internet to real life. #Occupy India on June 9

A bunch of stuff has happened since we last reported about ISP’s blocking a bunch of Internet sites, and Anonymous India retaliating. Amongst other things, their twitter account was banned, but they are back up again. More government sites were targeted, This time it was not just DDoS attacks, but they actually hacked into the sites to put up their message of the #Occupy movement. One…

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