Twitter has posted online that it has mistakenly reset’ed the passwords of “a large number of its registered users” of its more than 140 million active users while conducting routine security screening to identify accounts that may have been compromised.
“In instances when we believe an account may have been compromised, we reset the password and send an email letting the account owner know this has happened,”
Twitter said in its blog on Thursday.
“In this case, we unintentionally reset passwords of a larger number of accounts, beyond those that we believed to have been compromised.”
Email from Twitter was also sent to some users early Thursday morning, Eastern Time.
“Twitter believes that your account may have been compromised by a website or service not associated with Twitter. We’ve reset your password to prevent others from accessing your account,”
It was revealed in a patent filing on Thursday that Apple is exploring the use of mechanical fans in portable devices, like the iPhone and iPad, to dissipate the heat made by increasingly powerful CPUs.
The invention discovered by AppleInsider is called “Cooling system for mobile electronic devices,” and basically outlines a platform that uses a motor to drive two parts, a fan and an alert device.
It is unclear if Apple plans to use the invention in an upcoming iDevice, but it seems doubtful that such additional components can reasonably fit within the iPhone, which becomes increasingly thin with each design evolution.
The iPad would be better suited for such a system, as consumers have complained of high temperatures generated when operating the device for extended periods of time, or running CPU-intensive apps. With the new fourth-generation iPad’s switch to the Lightning connector, there is extra space within the aluminum chassis for the platform, however Apple has previously boasted that the tablet’s design does not need noisy cooling fans.
Source : Apple Insider
Microsoft has finally confirmed that Windows Live Messenger will be put to rest after thirteen years since its founding and will continue with Skype in future.
Microsoft has revealed it will start to discontinue Windows Live Messenger in early part of year 2013. Microsoft will integrate roughly around 100 million Messenger users to Skype as part of the discontinuation process.
“We will retire Messenger in all countries worldwide in the first quarter of 2013 (with the exception of mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available)” says Skype’s Tony Bates.
Microsoft is now encouraging users to download the latest version of Skype that supports Microsoft accounts, where users can easily integrate Skype and Windows Live Messenger accounts into a single Microsoft account.
For existing Windows Live Messenger users to access their account, they’ll be required to update their Skype client to version 6.0, and login with their Messenger account information. Company has listed the following benefits of switching from messenger to Skype:
- Broader device support for all platforms, including iPad and Android tablets
- Instant messaging, video calling, and calling landlines and mobiles all in one place
- Sharing screens
- Video calling on mobile phones
- Video calling with Facebook friends
- Group video calling
Company says it will assist users over the coming months to smoothly transition over from Windows Live Messenger.
A new report claims Microsoft has decided to release a app version of Office for iPad early next year.
Microsoft plans to release Office Mobile in the form of free apps that will allow Android and iOS users to view Microsoft Office documents on the on their respective mobile devices.
Similar to the existing SkyDrive and OneNote apps, Office Mobile will also require a Microsoft account authetication.
Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents will all be supported, but for edit functionality for editing all these documents users will have to purchase an Office 365 subscription.
Microsoft will allow iOS users to purchase an Office 365 subscription from within the app, or let organizations distribute codes to enable Office Mobile editing for users. The apps will just allow basic editing of these documents.
According to the rumors, Office Mobile apps for Android and iOS would be made available from March 2013. Office Mobile for iOS will arrive first in late February or early March, with an Android version due in May.
Source : The Verge
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SEO has become the most important thing for any website nowadays and as ASP.NET is growing, SEO has become a hot topic among ASP.NET developers.
The world of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) keeps on changing continuously, we can say this as for example can you imagine that last year Google published 450 updates to it’s search engine algorithms?
Though the SEO trend is continuously changing still there are some key points that have been fundamental and unchanged so far.
Here i have mentioned few points which should be kept in mind to implement proper SEO in your ASP.NET site:-
1. Page titles
One of the most important things are page titles (between tags). When somebody is searching something then these titles are shown as links in search results. One of the common mistakes is using same title for all pages. Imagine how worthless are the following search results for user.
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Today each and every website is getting dynamic, every website for example have just on page and is being used to display the contents for various categories, hence the need for the dynamic meta title, meta description and meta keywords arises especially for implementing Search Engine Optimization(SEO) properly on your website having dynamic pages.
In a website what people do is create a Master Page and then this Master Page further contains a number of content or child pages, now what we want to have is having separate meta title, meta description and meta keywords for every child page, but here is the problem as once you run you run your website – preference is given to the meta title, meta description and meta keywords you have given in you Master Page and hence all the child pages will have same meta title, description and keywords.
Basically In ASP.NET you do not have any direct function to re write the title,description and keywords when you are working with Master Pages. To solve this problem I have written some sample code:
Continue reading Adding Dynamic Meta Tags with Master Pages in ASP.NET using C #
In ASP.NET you have a number of options by which you can easily read an XML Document and display an XML document in DataGrid, GridView, Repeater Control, DropDown List etc or any other control according to your requirements.
Here i will import an xml document using an inbuilt function of dataset and display the data in a GridView Control.
Here is the sample XML file named “country.xml” that i am using Continue reading ASP:NET Reading XML Data into a DataSet object To GridView in C#