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3 days ago

How to block and mute users on Twitter

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You may want to limit contact with some Twitter accounts. This is how to do it.

We know that there might be situations in which you would want to limit contact with certain people or groups on Twitter. Whatever the reason, there are ways to go about doing so. First, you can mute users. This will prevent their tweets from showing up in your timeline. If you want to prevent somebody from sending you messages or from following you, then blocking is the way to go.

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3 days ago

Sprint's LivePro is the projector/hotspot/Android mashup you didn't know you needed

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Sprint has announced their newest Android-based device, but it's not a smartphone or tablet. The wireless carrier has revealed its plans to sell the Sprint LivePro, a pocket projector running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean that can also double as a 3G/4G LTE mobile hotspot. No, we are not kidding.

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3 days ago

Investigation underway after Indian agency issues fake certificates to Google domains

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The Indian Controller of Certifying Authorities (India CCA) has launched an investigation into the issue of unauthorized digital certificates to Google by the National Informatics Center Certifying Authority. Such a certificate could have been used to trick a service into thinking that a fake domain was legitimate.

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3 days ago

ZEN & TECH 69: Facebook, social experiments, and what you need to know!

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ZEN & TECH is Mobile Nations' lifestyle podcast where we work on centering our inner geeks and using technology to help reduce stress and live better connected lives. In today's episode, Georgia and Rene talk about the recently reported Facebook psychology experiments, how social affects our moods, and how to handle online anxiety.

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3 days ago

Google announces winners of Giving through Glass contest

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Google has selected the five winners of its Giving through Glass competition, which allowed non-profits in the United States to share their ideas for how Google Glass could impact their work. The five winners were 3000 Miles to a Cure, Classroom Champions, the Hearing and Speech Agency, Mark Morris Dance Group, and Women's Audio Mission.

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3 days ago

Court orders Motorola to stop sales in Germany over antenna dispute

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A court in Germany has ordered Motorola to stop selling phones in Germany that infringe on an antenna design patent. The patent, held by German laser engineering firm LPKF, covers what's called "Laser Direct Structuring", which is the process used by many smartphone manufacturers to lay down an antenna design on a curved plastic surface. It's a process used in several Motorola devices, including the Moto G and Moto X.

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3 days ago

UK officials follow US counterparts by banning electronics that don't turn on from boarding flights

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The UK government's Department of Transport has now joined with the U.S. in requiring that passengers on some international flights coming in and out of the country must show that their electronic devices can be powered up, in an effort to improve security.

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3 days ago

Another Android Wear update is now rolling out

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Only days after the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live retail launch there's another Android Wear firmware update starting to hit devices, and it seems Samsung's smartwatch is first with the new build. Multiple Gear Live owners have told us they're receiving a small over-the-air update to build number KMV78X, from the earlier KMV78V.

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3 days ago

Microsoft teams up with Gameloft to give away free games to Nokia X owners

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Microsoft has announced that owners of the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL smartphones will be able to download three Gameloft game titles for free from now until August 31.

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3 days ago

Sony launches the Xperia Z2a in Taiwan

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Sony has announced the Xperia Z2a for the Taiwanese market today. With a 5-inch full-HD display and a Snapdragon 801, the Xperia Z2a is a rebranded Xperia ZL2 that was announced in Japan earlier this year.

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