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How to Track Your Gmail Login Activity.

How to Track Your Gmail Login Activity. | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Email technology has advanced greatly. Security features like using https, alternate email, 2-step verification etc have made us feel more secure. But are you fully secure?

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Next Xbox console may feature DVR

Next Xbox console may feature DVR | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Will Xbox 720 let you record TV, music and gameplay to a disc? The next Xbox may allow you to record television programmes, music and game content to a disc, if a long-awaited Microsoft patent is any indication.

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iPad didn't help with border crossing: U.S. Customs

iPad didn't help with border crossing: U.S. Customs | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

A Canadian man's scanned image of his passport on an iPad didn't let him enter the United States, the U.S Customs and Border Protection agency said Wednesday.

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Watch Out Yammer And Jive, Google Is About To Enter The Social Enterprise Space

Watch Out Yammer And Jive, Google Is About To Enter The Social Enterprise Space | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

I've been hoping for this ever since the launch of Google+.  The social enterprise has been growing as more and more companies look to incorporate Facebook-like communications among workers.  

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A Christmas Miracle! Facebook Chat (Kind Of) Supports Extended Rage Faces

A Christmas Miracle! Facebook Chat (Kind Of) Supports Extended Rage Faces | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

First, if you want to get right down to it, here are the codes you type into Facebook chat to get various faces...

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Microsoft to eradicate IE6 with automatic updates

Microsoft to eradicate IE6 with automatic updates | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Microsoft posted to its Windows Team blog yesterday that it plans to start automatically updating users of old versions of Internet Explorer across Windows XP, Vista, and 7. Before anybody gets too excited or angered about this, it sounds like it will be a slow roll-out.

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Power Supply 101: A Reference Of Specifications

Power Supply 101: A Reference Of Specifications | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Today's article contains everything you've ever wanted to know about PC power supply specifications.

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AMD Announces New A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs)

AMD Announces New A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

AMD today updated its A-Series line-up of desktop and notebook Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), further improving its top-performing family of dual- and quad-core APUs.

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Internet Banking Is More secure Than You May Think

Internet Banking Is More secure Than You May Think | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Online business banking attracts a lot of because it is fast, basic and convenient. But a majority of however shy away from it, and for all the drastically wrong reasons, in line with modern details.

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Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Small Business Owners

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Small Business Owners | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

From enhancing your mobile presence to preparing for tax season, here are 10 inspiring New Year's resolutions for small business owners in 2012.

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How to provide tech support for your parents' Windows computers

How to provide tech support for your parents' Windows computers | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Many of us get roped into playing tech support for the holidays, and while it can be a hassle, it's still manageable. Read this blog post by Rob Lightner on How To. ('Tis the season to provide tech support for all your relatives.

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Switch to Gmail - Moving Your Other Emails To Gmail

This is one of the features I have been waiting for. After years of switching between hotmail, Yahoo and Gmail, I think this signals the end of all that.

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iMessages going to stolen iPhones? There may be a fix in the works

iMessages going to stolen iPhones? There may be a fix in the works | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

iPhone users whose devices have been stolen may soon get a little help from Apple when it comes to the problem of iMessages going to the pilfered phone.

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Apple Loses Bid to Keep Software Information Under Seal in Psystar Case

Apple Inc. failed to convince a judge that information about its software in court filings that’s already available on the Internet and in print is “‘trade secrets’’ that should remain sealed from public view.

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IE6 Almost Dead In the US

IE6 Almost Dead In the US | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Microsoft, and the whole tech world, is celebrating the fact that use of Internet Explorer 6 has dropped below one percent in the US.

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RIM close to stripping CEOs of chairmanship: report

RIM close to stripping CEOs of chairmanship: report | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Research In Motion is close to a decision on stripping its co-chief executives of their other shared role as chairman of the board, a newspaper said on Tuesday, a change that could meet a key demand from angry and disillusioned investors.

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Is Gamification Right for Your Business? 7 Things to Consider

Is Gamification Right for Your Business? 7 Things to Consider | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

This year has lent itself to a slew of new buzzwords, and gamification is easily one of the most buzzed about in the marketing industry. Businesses clamored this year to understand the concept of gamification and apply it to their digital and mobile products, offering badges and points galore … but how many of them actually understand the point of gamifying or if it’s even useful for their business goals?

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Protecting Against DDoS is Probably THE Best Holiday Gift to Give Your Company

Protecting Against DDoS is Probably THE Best Holiday Gift to Give Your Company | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

For the lot of us who rely on the Internet to get news updates, we are made familiar with Distributed Denial of System (DDoS) attacks.

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XP Activation Servers Down... AGAIN

XP Activation Servers Down...  AGAIN | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

This is maddening.. It wouldn't be such a big deal, but MS won't let you update hardware unless the machine's OS is activated. Does anyone know of a link that shows the status of the various Microsoft Activation servers?

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Hard Drive Manufacturers Cut Warranty Periods

Hard Drive Manufacturers Cut Warranty Periods | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Citing a need to “align to current Industry standards”, Seagate has announced it intends to reduce warranty periods on its hard drives, matching a move done by competitor Western Digital.

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Seagate Finalizes Samsung Storage Acquisition Deal

Seagate Finalizes Samsung Storage Acquisition Deal | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Seagate has completed a $1.4 billion cash and stock options deal to acquire Samsung’s hard drive division.

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Santa Raids VIA Tech For Open-Source Presents

Here's a very unexpected but welcoming surprise for the holidays: there's some source code that's about to be released by VIA Technologies...

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Geek Christmas trees spread nerdy cheer

Geek Christmas trees spread nerdy cheer | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Geeks know how to celebrate the holidays. Ogle a collection of tech-y and nerd-y Christmas trees with tentacles, power supplies, USB drives, and 'Star Trek' ornaments. 

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12 Fresh Google+ Apps, Tools and API Hacks

12 Fresh Google+ Apps, Tools and API Hacks | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Although Google+ was launched more than a month ago, many applications and services have been already built on it. Which is really amazing considering the fact that, Google+ still don't have a public API.

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