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WhatsApp messaging arrives for the BlackBerry

WhatsApp messaging arrives for the BlackBerry
When the Apple iPhone was first launched, there was no application that allowed inter-iPhone-messaging. Then came Ping! which stirred up the community somewhat, but was not wildly accepted. Then came WhatsApp that was heaps better and received widespread acceptance. Today, it is hailed as one of the first apps an iPhone user MUST install, as it allows you to message…

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Twitter introduces “Local Trends”

Twitter introduces “Local Trends”
Was on Twitter today, and saw a new blurb pop up announcing Local Trends. Find out what's trending in a locality near you... but only if you are from one of these countries or cities. Twitter currently supports: Brazil Canada Ireland Mexico United Kingdom United States (filter down to: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New…

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Malaysia goes viral on Twitter. Thanks #yorais!

Malaysia goes viral on Twitter. Thanks #yorais!
You've heard the phrase, you cannot create something viral: it just becomes viral. And it's absolutely true! On January 16th 2010, the Malaysian Information Communication and Culture minister, Dr Rais Yatim stated the following, which was deemed as rather preposterous. This had the whole Internet up in arms against him, especially on the Twittersphere. Here's an excerpt on what he…

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Remove the Ikee virus from your iPhone

Remove the Ikee virus from your iPhone
Oh bugger, I've been Rickrolled! I was out getting tea and I received a phone call - I spotted Rick's face which shocked me for a bit, but then remembered reading about the virus which originated in Australia. I guess it crawled fast enough over to my iPhone from there. After doing research and reading several incomplete methods on cleaning…

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Hackintoshing with Snow Leopard

Hackintoshing with Snow Leopard
I've been intrigued by Snow Leopard (OSX 10.6) ever since it came out. Sure, many people hail it as the king of bugfixes (just like what Windows 7 is to Vista), but it does sport some pretty nifty features beneath that facade which are unseen. Anyhow, in keeping with the times, we needed a new Mac-based machine in the office…

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