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3 Chrome Extensions You Can’t Live Without

Posted: January 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Advertorial, Google, PROMO, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on 3 Chrome Extensions You Can’t Live Without

Technoid Computer News: 3 BEST Chrome Extensions

On its own, Google’s Chrome is a pretty neat browser, however extensions can either increase or weigh down its potential exponentially. So, exactly what are extensions – I hear you whisper? Essentially, they’re small apps that add extra – external – functionality. For Chrome, there are literally tens of thousands of available extensions, performing a huge variety of functions – everything from find shopping coupons, to extensions that make your computer run much faster. A visit to Googles Chrome Web Store Extensions page can be overwhelming, so we’re going to simplify things for you, here are 3 extensions you can’t – or shouldn’t – live without.

For newbies to the Chrome browser, consider this your extensions starter pack. If you’re a Chrome power user, you’ll no doubt be familiar most or some of these, but you might learn about some you’ve never heard of before. Once you’ve tried any one of these extensions, you won’t know how you ever lived without them. Read the full article »»»»


iPhone: Apple to Remove Headphone Jack on Next Model of Smartphone, Report Says

Posted: December 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Cult of Apple | Tags: , , | Comments Off on iPhone: Apple to Remove Headphone Jack on Next Model of Smartphone, Report Says

iPhone: Apple to Remove Headphone Jack on Next Model of Smartphone, Report Says
The interweb is reporting that Apple will remove the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack on the next iPhone model. Future headphone use will reportedly be transmitted through the Lightning port.

User comments are going a little mental on this, with one Apple fan saying “Ditch the headphone jack? new earpods to connect via the lightning port!? …and when the question of charging and listening to music simultaneously comes I guess the big A is going to make use of thier wireless charging patent (‪#‎iphone‬ will charge even while in your hand and at a distance from the power source) or more Obviously …the magnetic Charger (the one found in the new apple watch)… Crazy times ahead ! ‪#‎appleforever‬” :: Read more on Apples plans »»»»


UK Team Levitates Small Objects Using Sound

Posted: October 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Cankler Science Matters | Tags: | Comments Off on UK Team Levitates Small Objects Using Sound

UK Team Levitates Small Objects Using Sound
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A team of UK scientists have cleverly used sound waves to levitate tiny objects, the breakthrough, published in Nature Communications, could lead to applications as out-there as Star Trek style tractor beams :: Read the full article »»»»


How to Make Your Facebook Missteps Less Easily Searched

Posted: October 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Facebook, UPDATED! | Tags: , , | Comments Off on How to Make Your Facebook Missteps Less Easily Searched

How to: Make sure no one can search through your old Facebook posts

Ever done anything a little woeful, something you’d rather wasn’t plastered all-over your social media, ooops. Facebook’s new search feature, called Search FYI, is either really helpful or really creepy, depending on how you look at it.

Last week, Facebook made it so that anything – possibly everything –  you’ve ever posted on the platform is now much more easily searched :: Read the full article »»»»


REBLOG! Things I wish I knew about setting up my iPhone 6s …before I lost half a day setting up my iPhone 6s

Posted: October 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG, Standout | Tags: , , | Comments Off on REBLOG! Things I wish I knew about setting up my iPhone 6s …before I lost half a day setting up my iPhone 6s

Things I wish I knew about setting up my iPhone 6s

When it comes to technology, there are early adopters (ie those mad people who will stand in the rain outside a store for days to get their fix) and what I like to call normal people.

I am usually one of the last people in my peer group to get the latest It Phone. To illustrate, I was still using a Blackberry Bold long after the first iPhone was already growing barnacles. But a serendipitous turn of events – aka the end of my iPhone 5s contract – meant I got my hands on an iPhone 6s Plus reasonably close to the release date :: Read the full SMH article »»»»

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Apples Superneat New Bezel Gesture Patent

Posted: September 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Breaking News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Apples Superneat New Bezel Gesture Patent

iPhone Bezel PatentWhether you’re using an Apple iOS device – or any other maker – most smart-devicess work the same way, you typically use the touchscreen for input tasks such as typing, tapping and gesturing.

Until now, touch screens have worked just fine for most things we typically do on our devices, however, it can often be tricky to see everything that’s on screen when you’re holding your finger over a portion of the display.

Apple has an idea to work around this handicap…

A recently published patent application from the clever boffins at Apple covers an idea to make the bezels in iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices touch sensitive as well.

The bezel is the portion of the device that frames the screen. The application describes a scenario where this slim – and getting slimmer – area would have touch sensors just like the screen, so that you’d be able to scroll and tap without ever needing to cover the display :: Read the full article »»»»


Study Finds Social Media Assisting Students Cheating Exams

Posted: August 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: UPDATED! | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Study Finds Social Media Assisting Students Cheating Exams

Study Finds Social Media Assisting Students Cheating Exams

The internet and smartphones have made it easier for students to cheat in exams, a new report into academic misconduct at the University of Sydney has found. The report followed investigations into ways to prevent and detect academic dishonesty and misconduct among students at the university.

The Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Taskforce completed a number of investigations during May and June 2015, including interviews with representatives from each of the university’s 16 faculties :: Read the full article »»»»