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Facebook removes two of its apps from circulation

"Facebook has removed its Poke and Camera apps from circulation, according to a report late Friday from The Verge. Both apps were pale imitations of a competing app and an acquired app, respectively, and their elimination is another sign that Facebook is reining in its strategy of trying to be all things to all people..."

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Netflix Jacks Monthly Membership Fee

"If you’ve been sitting on your duff and dithering over whether or not to get Netflix, you've got some bad news in store: the streaming video service just raised its prices from $7.99 per month to $8.99 per month. This increases the yearly cost of Netflix from $95.88 to $107.88, and makes it more expensive than Hulu Plus ($95.88 per year) and Amazon Prime Instant Video ($99 per year), its nearest competitors..."

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Microsoft plans a huge patch Tuesday tomorrow

"Tomorrow’s Patch Tuesday is the biggest of 2014 with eight bulletins. Two critical patches deal with remote-code execution in Internet Explorer 7 and newer, and SharePoint and Office Online - previously known as Office Web Apps. The remaining six are all labelled "important". Bulletins 3 and 8 address a remote-code execution flaw and a security feature bypass vulnerability in Microsoft Office 2007 and newer.


Video Review #1608: CaseLabs Magnum SMA8 Case Assembly (PART 1 of 2)

Assembly of the CaseLabs Magnum SMA8 Case.


Video Review #1607: BitFenix Shadow Case

The BitFenix Shadow is a basic case, but has all the important features for most builds. It looks sharp, comes with 2 120mm fans, lots of 3.5" drive days, USB 3 ports, a door at the front, water cooling options, red/blue LED at the front and more. Sweet little affordable case!


Video Review #1606: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Case

If you're looking for a very stylish, well build full tower case that has it all, the Phanteks Enthoo Pro Case is probably it. I love the looks and the feature list is just astounding. With lots of drive bays, fans, space to work, cable management, provision for water cooling and so much more, it's outstanding.

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Video Review #1605: BitFenix Comrade Case

The BitFenix Comrade Case is available in white and black, it comes with one 120mm fan & two more can be added. Plenty of drives can be installed and it fits long video cards. Also, it's simple, but elegant design is impressive considering this is a budget case.


Video Review #1604: BitFenix Prodigy M Case

The new BitFenix Prodigy M Case now fits Micro ATX motherboards and has a better layout than the original Prodigy. It fits lots drives, there are plenty of fan options, it has water cooling potential, comes with study handles, looks amazing and is affordable. This is one the the best small form factor cases on the market, especially for LAN parties!

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Next Call of Duty reveal coming Sunday morning

"The reveal for the next Call of Duty game is imminent. Activision has laid out plans to reveal the Sledgehammer-developed game on Sunday, with both a trailer and magazine coverage. Right now it's simply being called "a new era of Call of Duty." A teaser site (via Polygon) is counting down to 10 AM ET on May 4..."

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Microsoft IE Has Serious Flaw, Someone Has Been Exploiting it for a Year

"No fix will come for most Windows XP users. Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) issued a security advisory and threat database entry this week after a flaw was discovered that affected virtually every active version of Internet Explorer (IE), from IE6 to the latest and greatest IE 11..."

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Fast, but compromised: Gigabyte’s AMD-powered mini gaming PC reviewed

"Mini desktops are a growing market, but so far it's a market that Intel has had the run of. The company's own "Next Unit of Computing" (NUC) and efforts like Gigabyte's Brix Pro are diminutive but much more capable than the wimpy "nettops" of yesteryear... Now it's time for AMD to get in on the fun. The company sent us two Gigabyte mini PCs that are roughly the same size as the Intel versions, but these machines use AMD A8 chips instead of Intel ones.

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99 per cent of Mobile Viruses for Android

"It seems that if a virus writer is going to bother writing a hack for a mobile, they are only going to do it for Andriod. A new report from security outfit F-Secure said that virus writers are ignoring the chance to download a complete Coldplay collection from Apple phones and are instead writing code for Android... More than 99 per cent of viruses are being written for Android with only two new ones written for the iPhone or Symbian this year. To be fair, we are not taking about a big threat to mobiles. F-Secure detected just 277 new threat families, of which 275 honed in on Android.

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