Thoora says goodbye as it shuts down.

Three months after launching its new android 3.0 tablet application, The startup  Thoora – a content discovery engine, based in Canada. is closing… indefinitely. Purpleplanet and I first wrote about Thoora here – Aggregate and curate your favourite content – we believed then it was going strong.    Nothing has been said yet on their twitter account, which has 26k followers…. Today we received an email stating that as from the 15th December 2011 Thoora is shutting down its website, the API, the WordPress widget and the android tablet application. There is no explanation for this just as yet, they just thank everyone for the crazy journey. […]

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Calibre ebook management for Kindle or ebook reader

I love Calibre – Calibre is a free open source e-book library management application.  In short – it manages your eBooks like iTunes does for your tracks. I’m late to this game, as Calibre actually launched in 2006 after the release of the first e-ink based reader the Sony PRS-500. Kovid Goyal immediately realised that there were no good tools to convert the books in to the correct formats to be able to read them on the Sony, so with the help of mobileread.com libres500 was born, later to be changed to Calibre in 2008. Today calibre is a vibrant open-source community with half a […]

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New, new Twitter simplified? Is Old Twitter back?

Today on 8th December 2011 Twitter announced a new version of Twitter, they say that they have simplified the design to make it easier to follow, connect and discover. They will be rolling this version out over the next few weeks but you can already get it on mobile iPhone or Android, just download from iTunes or Marketplace. So did they bring back Old Twitter….. No I’m afraid not. However, maybe they have been listening to our complaints and problems with the last update to Twitter, as it looks pretty good.  Sadly not back to full screen but maybe more […]

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Facebook scam video – OMG I just hate RIHANNA after watching this video

OMG I just hate Rihanna after watching this video, has found its way to my friends facebook walls. Scammers are using celebrities we like to get to us, this time its to watch Rihanna on youtube.   Scams are sometimes connected to celebrities because hackers know people just can’t wait to click that link without thinking, and by then its too late. This particular scam has been around for ages now, its changed shape or form but essentially its always the same – this is what it looks like now… As you see it tells you that you will LOST your all […]

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Path 2 the Android and iPhone social networking journal

Path was co founded by Dustin Mierau and Dave Morin and was originally understood to be the social network that shares your path through life with your close friends or family. However, Path has had some major updates since its first launch a year ago. Path are now suggesting that it is more of a personal private journal, with very serious security, where nothing is shared publically unless you purposely share something to another network. Path is a free iTunes application that originally enabled you to send photos and details of who you are with, where you are and what you […]

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