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Google releases custom search engine service

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Google releases custom search engine service Google has launched a new service designed to let website publishers build their own search engines using Google’s massive index of page links. The Google Custom Search Engine service will let anyone, from individuals to organisations, put a Google-powered search box on their sites that only searches certain sites and pages. That way, the ...

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Google Q3 beats Wall Street forecast

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Google Q3 beats Wall Street forecast Google revenue grew 70 per cent and earnings almost doubled in its third quarter, which ended 30 September. Google generated revenue of $2.69 billion, compared with $1.58 billion in last year’s third quarter. Subtracting the commissions it pays sites that carry its ads, Google had revenue of $1.865 billion, beating the consensus expectation of ...

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Hotmail mobile usage surges thanks to iOS 5

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Hotmail mobile usage surges thanks to iOS 5 Microsoft says mobile usage of its Hotmail webmail service has exploded in the past few weeks, and it has Apple to thank for it. More than 2 million users linked their Hotmail accounts to their iPhones or iPads since the launch of iOS 5 on Oct. 12, and Microsoft reports almost 100,000 ...

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Tweetbot arrives in Mac App Store, with higher price than its developers prefer

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Tweetbot arrives in Mac App Store, with higher price than its developers prefer Tapbots on Thursday released Tweetbot for Mac in the Mac App Store, though at a price higher than the company had initially intended to charge. The company says the app’s £13.99 fee comes due to Twitter’s increasing limitations on third-party apps. Twitter’s new restrictions have left third-party ...

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Five new Mass Effect 3 screenshots show GUNS

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Five new Mass Effect 3 screenshots show GUNS Bioware has released five new screenshots of their upcoming RPG and the third installment in Mass Effect franchise, Mass Effect 3. These new screenshots shows guns. Mass Effect 3 has received 15 rating from BBFC, and includes a total of 82 minutes of cut-scenes. Mass Effect 3 will launch on March 9 ...

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Freeverse offers free Think software

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Freeverse offers free Think software Freeverse has announced Think, a free software application designed to help Mac users follow a focused workflow. The application allows users to ‘illuminate’ any Mac OS X application, blocking other windows and applications in order to focus on what they are doing. The application also lets users bring forward other applications as and when they ...

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OS X G3 class-action suit settled

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OS X G3 class-action suit settled Preliminary approval has been given to a settlement that would allow G3 Power Mac owners who purchased Mac OS X before May 15 to get a refund – as long as they did not regularly use OS X on their G3, and live in California. The class-action lawsuit claimed that Apple failed to support ...

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Apple notebook market share to climb

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Apple notebook market share to climb Apple seems set to exceed industry growth once again next year, a new report suggests. Fuelled by its iPod halo, Apple seems set to ship 3.27 million notebooks next year – up 42 per cent on this year’s 2.29 million, research from the Topology Research Institute declares. Global notebook shipments next in 2006 are ...

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