Rohini Lakshane
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Glympse Review

A glimpse of Glympse, a free-of-cost web service using which you can share your location in real-time with people you choose.

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With 3 billion monthly pageviews, Wikipedia Mobile drives open access

Wikipedia reached 3 billion monthly pageviews from mobile devices at the end of January. Reaching more people across more demographies and locations is another step towards achieving open access to knowledge and information, especially for those who have previously had limited access to them.

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Young indie developer Kinects your life

A young indie developer puts to use the Kinect’s abilities to recognise speech, gestures, and motion to build useful, inexpensive applications for one and all.

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Evernote adds new features to iPad handwriting app Penultimate, makes it free

Evernote has added new features to its iPad handwriting application, Penultimate, and turned it into a free app. It was earlier priced at $0.99. The user...

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Mega explains why it blocked search engine Mega-search.me

Riding on the popularity wave of Kim Dotcom’s latest venture – the new storage service, Mega, launched 10 days ago - a third-party link...

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Booting Linux bricks some Samsung Windows 8 laptops

Samsung Windows 8 laptop users who use Windows and Linux on the same machine reportedly face a problem when trying to boot from the latter. The UEFI secure...

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Predict questions from your next exam with Examify

Examify is a free online service that predicts questions for Class 10 and Class12 exams and other public and competitive exams in India. We took a look at it and spoke with one of the founders.

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5 Best cloud storage websites

Our recommendation of five websites that provide cloud services for file hosting and sharing or even synchronisation.

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Google CEO: Facebook is doing a really bad job

Google CEO Larry Page in a recent interview with Wired magazine said that Facebook is doing a "really bad job with its products”. Page did not elaborate on the reasons...

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Videocon to launch 4G services in India this year

Videocon will launch 4G services in India in July 2013 in the 1800 MHz band. Videocon will make use of the spectrum it has won in the auction in November 2012.

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Chrome 25 beta has default encrypted search, voice search and more

Chrome’s latest beta update, Chrome 25, includes encrypted search by default. Now every user’s searches are automatically encrypted whether the user is signed in or not.

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Twicca Review

Twicca is a versatile and beautifully designed Twitter client for Android. Here is a look at it.

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Around the world with Wikivoyage

A new travel wiki was launched this week. Here is a lowdown on its current structure and status and the future plans of the newest Wikimedia project on the block.

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iOS app development powers Objective C to top the charts

Tiobe’s Programming Language Award went to Objective C for the highest rise in market share in 2012.

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A social storage revolution: Transporter

A privacy-centric file sharing and network storage device in the offing has raised $2.6 million from around a 1,000 funders on a crowdfunding platform. It also won an award at CES 2013. Here is a look at it.

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Tools for typing in Indian languages

A compilation of free and proprietary tools and software for typing in various Indic languages using standard hardware on PC and mobile devices. Some software let you type directly, others transliterate from the Roman script.

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Wikipedia Gadgets: Tools that simplify editing

If you are a new Wikipedia editor and are puzzled by the changes to your edits or find some steps too tedious or time-consuming, read on to learn about Gadgets -- tools and features that facilitate editing or help with quality control.

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Crowdsourcing tools to combat violence against women - II

A look at crowdsourcing initiatives that map violence against women in its many forms in different demographies across the world -- war zones, streets and public places, and big cities.

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Mobile apps for personal safety

A selection of mobile apps across operating systems for use in distress situations and for keeping our loved ones informed about our well being.

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FightBack Review

FightBack brands itself as “India’s first mobile application for women’s safety”. A user can send a distress alert to chosen recipients via email and SMS by activating an alert on button on the app.