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John W Arthur

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John is the head of our IT Security team and he writes about Security, IT news on The Next Digit. He was the Employee of the Year 2013 for his selfless support and efficiently setting up the whole security infrastructure. He also occasionally writes on "IT Sec Pro" Print Media of Sweden. All posts by John

Microsoft update soon to fix Mouse lag issue in Windows 8.1

Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 was offered free to those owning Windows 8, thought the update included a small issue which makes the mouse to pause before the Windows Store is clicked.   Microsoft confirmed that most of the users who complained about problems while using mouse were gamers who noticed a lag while gaming including quirks from some users. Microsoft acknowledged ...

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Microsoft clears itself on Xbox One and Kinect privacy issues

Microsoft has posted the privacy statement regarding its upcoming Xbox One and Kinect gaming console and sensor, said that any agencies, including government officials cannot access the images of the users. XBox One Kinect sensor measures the arrangement and length of certain facial features and calculating that into a number it can identify certain ace of the players. This has ...

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Rockstar sues leading mobile companies including Google for patent infringement

Rockstar Consortium filed lawsuits against Google, Samsung, HTC, Huawei and three other companies who are accused of patent infringement. On Thursday, several lawsuits were filed by Rockstar Group against Google and leading mobile manufacturers. Thousands of Nortel patents are owned by the group after the recent outbid of Google in the Nortel bankruptcy auction. The Nortel patents were purchased by ...

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Factory reset button added to Google Chrome

Now a single click can now turn Google chrome settings into its original state. Google announced that the browser can be restored to a “factory-fresh” state by the click of the new button. The new “reset browser settings” when clicked would restore any saved search engines or customization to its original state, as mentioned in the browser’s help page. All ...

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Google starts selling Nexus 5 – Android 4.4 KitKat released

Google finally released the Nexus 5 smartphone to the market along with the release of major Android version 4.4 KitKat, which will be running on flagship Nexus 5 devices. Google said that Android 4.4 KitKat is faster than previous versions with multitasking and full voice control. This build also integrated a caller ID feature, which will search for the numbers ...

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Rise in tablet trade-ins by consumers to buy iPad Air

Online markets are seeing a surge in the number of customers willing to trade their Samsung Galaxy tablets and earlier versions of iPad to own an iPad Air. Research has also reported that there has been a 585% increase in the tablet trade-ins after the release of Apple’s iPad Air. In a survey by sellmymobile.com it was found that one ...

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Google Glass 2 to be unveiled soon

Google Glass 2, an updated version of the Google Glass is set out to release soon. The latest version of the Glass is also designed for the using it with sunglasses and prescription glasses. For those who weren’t satisfied with the bone-vibration feature, a new mon0 earbud has been  added to Google Glass 2. Developers who wanted to to experience ...

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Samsung Galaxy Gear reports high return rates

Samsung Galaxy Gear which was launched as “the next big thing” isn’t selling as expected. About one in three customers have returned their Galaxy Gear, as reported on Geek.com. The tech blog received a leaked document which mentions the release date of the device including a report that the Gear’s “overall return rate” has peaked 30 percent. The smartwatch was ...

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