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Archive for January 31st, 2012

WASHINGTON – Apple chief executive Tim Cook has responded to media reports alleging harsh working conditions in China for manufacturing employees of the popular gadget-maker.

Cook, who took over as chief executive from Apple’s late co-founder, Steve Jobs, addressed the reports of long hours and occasionally unsafe conditions in an email obtained by the 9to5mac.com website.Read more HERE

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In the next few weeks, Facebook is phasing out its old look and introducing a new profile format for all users – known as ‘Timeline’ – which presents a scrapbook of all past status updates and photographs.

However, research from Sophos shows that more than 50 per cent of internet users are concerned about the Facebook profile update. Read more HERE

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Why would anyone keep hold of an obsolete computer?

Ronnie Ng still holds on to his tangerine coloured iMac G3 – a computer first released in 1998 and discontinued in 2003.

“It still works but the problem is that the screen dies after a while,” he said.

Mr Ng, 41, is an Apple fan. Read more HERE

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ANTES, France (AFP) – Blind them with light, drench them with water cannons or deafen them with sound blasts: these are some of the on-board anti-pirate features that figure in a project being developed in France.Read more HERE

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WASHINGTON (AFP) – The part of the brain used for speech processing is in a different location than originally believed, according to a US study on Monday that researchers said will require a rewrite of medical texts.Read more HERE

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WASHINGTON (AFP) – Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, AOL and Facebook are setting aside their online rivalry to fight a common enemy: email spam and ‘phishing’ attacks. Read more HERE

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