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Nokia Lumia

Nokia Announces Lumia and Asha Smartphones

LONDON – Early this morning Nokia CEO Stephen Elop took the stage at Nokia World 2011. Elop and his team announced its new line of Lumia and Asha smartphones. The event was streamed live on Nokia’s website. Here are some of the highlights. Elop kicked off today’s event in London with his keynote — setting […]

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Windows Update

How To Hide Optional Updates in Windows

Making sure you have the latest Windows updates is part of keeping your PC secure and stable. But one thing that annoys me is seeing optional updates that I’ll never use — like, for example, the language packs. Here’s how to make optional updates go away. First, highlight all the ones you know you won’t […]

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Emoji Keyboard

Apple iOS 5: Enable the Emoji Keyboard

Emoji is a set of images and emoticons to add in text messages, emails, notes and other iOS 5 apps. Here’s how to enable the Emoji keyboard in iOS 5. First, open Settings on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Then go to General >> Keyboard. Next, tap International Keyboards. Tap Add New Keyboard. On […]

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XP Language Bar

Windows XP System Tray: Disable the Language Bar

If you’re still running Windows XP, one annoyance is the Language Bar icon that appears in the System Tray. Here’s a quick tip on how to remove it. The Windows Xp Language Bar is for speech and handwriting recognition — and for Input Method Editor applications. If you don’t use any of those features, make […]

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Get Facebook Timeline Now

Facebook Timeline: How to Enable it Now

A lot of users on Facebook are anxiously awaiting its new Timeline feature. It’s being rolled out slowly to users. If you don’t want to wait, here’s how you can enable it today. First go to the Facebook Timeline developer page. Then click Allow when it asks to access your basic information. On the next […]

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