Instagram photos botched on Twitter

The photo glitch was intentional but not act of war, says Instagram CEO.

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FileLocker offers 25GB free end-to-end encrypted cloud storage

FileLocker, a folder sync and collaboration service, claims to provide end-to-end military-level encryption of files stored on its servers.

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iOS, Android versions of Microsoft Office reportedly set for 2013 release

According to Internet reports, a mobile version of Office for iOS will debut next March, with the Android version following soon after. But you'll reportedly need an Office 365 subscription to edit documents.

Survey: App users put premium on performance, not pretty

In a survey by mobile app tools maker Apigee, nearly half of mobile users will delete an app immediately if they don't think it's performing as advertised.

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Samsung, Apple phones lead sales while Nokia droops

IDG reports that Samsung had 31.3 percent of global smartphone sales in the most recent quarter, beating Apple's 13 percent, and that Nokia's sales have faltered enough that it slipped out of the rankings of top smartphones although it is still strong in total shipments of any phones.

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Skype 6 with improved social integration now available

New versions of Skype for Windows and OS X were released Wednesday by Microsoft. These latest versions add support for signing in through Facebook and Microsoft accounts.

New Google Wallet version may support multiple OSes

A new version of Google Wallet is in the works and while few details about it are available, it appears that it will support multiple phone operating systems.

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Mozilla pulls new Firefox version over security concerns

A vulnerability could allow a malicious website to capture a person's Web history

AOL revamps Games.com and tries to make it touch friendly

The site offers online gamers a library of more than 5,000 free games

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25 percent of adult Americans own a tablet, research reveals

Tablet sales are growing steadily, according to reports from the Pew Research Center's American Life Project. Ownership is up 6 percent since January, and most buyers are older than 30.

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Google plots an Android product offensive against Apple and Microsoft, analyst says

The search giant may be trying to counter rivals' launches by getting its partners to unveil new devices

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Gmail adds support for search inside message attachments

Google is rolling out a new Gmail search feature that lets you conduct a search that includes attachments in a variety of popular formats.

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Google now displays movie trailers with search results

Google now includes movie trailers from YouTube in its search results when information is requested about a movie. Expect Bing to follow soon.

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Toshiba's tiny and mighty 500GB hard drive is no bigger than an index card

Toshiba shrinks its' Canvio portable external hard drive down to the size of an index card that's .35-inches thick.

Nokia crows about its maps amid Apple fiasco

Nokia seized the opportunity to tout its own location services on Windows 8 phones after Apple got flack for problems with the maps in the iPhone 5.

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