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Please follow the steps below to clear browsing history in Safari on iPad:

1. Tap the ‘Settings’ app.

2. Tap ‘Safari’ in the left pane named ‘Settings’.

3. In the right pane named ‘Safari’, tap ‘Clear History’.

4. Tap the ‘Clear’ button in the dialog box named ‘Clear History’.

(Note you can also remove ‘Cookies’ and ‘Cache’ there.)

 

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nokiatv

WP7forum.ru claims to the have leaked screenshots of an unannounced Windows Phone 7 app called “Nokia TV.” The app, which would be a likely candidate for the company’s Lumia line, will apparently allow users to search content archives from various local networks, stream shows over Wi-Fi or cellular data, download shows for offline viewing, and possibly stream live TV. While the app’s existence is unconfirmed, the alleged screenshots do resemble some of Nokia’s other Windows Phone 7 apps. Specifically, Nokia TV’s background resembles the abstract design also seen in the recently announced Nokia Reading.  Read more HERE

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Between talk about increased software sales and the company’s new cloud service, Larry Ellison and his posse took plenty of time to bash their rivals.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison 

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

FORTUNE — There are some in the tech media who think covering enterprise technology is a major snoozefest. But it can actually be incredibly entertaining — especially when Oracle (ORCL) CEO Larry Ellison goes off on a tirade against his competitors.

Redwood City, Calif.-based Oracle announced its third-quarter earnings Tuesday afternoon, beating analysts’ expectations and sending its stock up in after-hours trading. After falling short last quarter, the company impressed the Street with strong quarterly sales of new software, up 7% from a year earlier.

Read more HERE

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To zoom in on any website in Safari on iPad, pinch out with two fingers on the screen. To zoom out again, just pinch in with two fingers.

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Besides we can press the ‘Home’ button twice to display the multitasking bar which shows all the running apps on iPad, we can also use four or five fingers to swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar, and then tap on the running app you want to use from the bar.

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The PC will become a much less popular device by 2016 relative to mobile devices.

The PC will become a much less popular device by 2016 relative to mobile devices.

The venerable Windows-Intel PC will see a sharp decline by 2016 while devices running Android and Apple’s iOS are on the rise, market researcher IDC said today.Read more HERE

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The IETF is in your Web, fixing your security

The hot topic for this week’s Internet Engineering Task Force meetings? Web security.

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has descended upon the City of Light this week to discuss ongoing work so the pipeline spewing out new RFCs and Internet standards doesn’t stall. Probably close to a hundred working groups, covering topics from routing to various aspects of IPv6 (and even IPv4!) to Web security, will keep the some 1,300 participants busy throughout the week. Because eight groups meet in different rooms at any given time, different people work on different topics. Usually, one stands out. This time around, Web security seems to be in the air. The topic was discussed in the websec working group, but also in a panel during one of the few plenary sessions and in a lunchtime briefing by the Internet Society (ISOC).

Read more HERE

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First batch of $35 Linux computers arrives in UK, awaiting CE compliance testing

Raspberry Pi boards in a warehouse

The Raspberry Pi foundation issued a statement today with a status update on their much-anticipated $35 Linux computer. The first 2,000 completed units have arrived in the UK, but the devices aren’t ready to be shipped out yet because the foundation’s retail partners won’t distribute them to purchasers until they have been stamped with the CE marking.

Read more HERE

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Touch screens are not all the same. Even screens that use the same technology (capacitive, resistive, or optical) will show different behavior depending on the controllers used and other details. Windows 8 will have to cope with a wide range of touch implementations, and the Building Windows 8 blog has a new post describing some of the challenges. Read more HERE

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Mobile web and ad optimization startup AppStack has just closed a $1.5 million seed round from Google Ventures, Eric Schmidt’s Tomorrow Ventures, 500 Startups, Gary Vaynerchuk, Don Dodge, and Punchbowl founder Matt Douglas.

It’s not a huge surprise that Google Ventures and Eric Schmidt are involved in the financing, as AppStack is Google’s biggest reseller of mobile ads, according to founder Steve Espinosa. What the startup basically does for a $60 monthly fee is provide small to medium-sized businesses with hosted mobile websites in addition to optimized Google mobile AdWords ads for those sites.

Read more HERE

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