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About W. Brice McVicar

W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.

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Snapchat is reportedly expanding into the search engine realm. Reports indicate the popular photography app is in the process of purchasing Vurb, a search engine app for smartphones. The app has been around since 2011 with an official launch taking place about four years later. The supposed deal, which apparently hasn’t been finalized, will see […]

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HTC is hoping the public will ‘Desire’ some new smartphones this fall. The company is set to launch new models this fall and, late last week, specifics about the design and hardware leaked out onto the Internet. The phones, based on the reports, should be stylish and functional. Venture Beat reported the Desire 10 Lifestyle […]

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Longer is better. It really shouldn’t come as a surprise, but there’s new evidence showing the days of passwords could be in the past with the new replacement being longer ‘passphrases’ to add extra security and, hopefully, lessen the chances of hackers getting their hands on information. The idea comes after a series of tests […]

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It could be getting a little darker on Twitter for iOS users. The social media network had, about a month ago, added a new feature for Android users called night mode. The feature, which has only appeared in beta mode, allows users to change the colour of the background with text appearing white. The idea […]

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There appears to be a flaw in the Fiber. Google‘s much-touted high speed Internet business may not be as perfect as initially thought by parent company Alphabet. The idea behind Fiber is to deliver high-speed Internet to areas across the globe and there have been years of testing, delivery and, yes, some success. However, there’s […]

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Apple‘s line of wearables appears to be expanding. A patent application from the company shows what looks like an intent to further develop the Apple Watch capabilities or, at the very least, devices a user may wear around their wrist. The application shows advanced straps that would plug in to whatever device – such as […]

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Low income families in the United States have a new partner in assuring they have access to information. The Federal Communications Commission announced Thursday it is reinventing its Lifeline program to ensure families are able to plug into the Internet, despite their annual income. The program itself isn’t new, it dates back to 1985 when […]

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Microsoft isn’t taking the anniversary of Windows 10 lightly. The company, during Wednesday’s Build 2016 event, made a number of announcements regarding the operating system. Both users and developers have reasons to be excited as Microsoft is releasing updates for both sides with promises of even more things on the horizon. “With Windows 10 now […]

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Seeing is believing, especially for those in the world who are blind. In what may be one of the most amazing advancements in artificial intelligence, Microsoft has revealed progress it has made in a research project geared specifically toward those with vision limitations. The project, aptly titled Seeing AI, is being designed to allow those […]

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Conversations on Skype may be much different in the future. During its Build 2016 conference Wednesday, Microsoft showcased some new ideas for the video messaging service which could spell big changes in the future. Interacting with friends and family has been the typical use for Skype, but with the creation of Skype Bots users could […]

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Sometimes going longer can be a good thing. Instagram gets that with news users will soon be able to upload longer videos. The photo and video-sharing application has announced as the amount of videos being consumed on the Internet increases it only makes sense to allow users to enjoy more for a bit longer. “In […]

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An overhaul of its Android browser could be a good thing for Samsung. The company’s Internet app has never been an overly popular item with users but the newest version comes with a feature which could sway users. Browsing is much simpler on the app thanks to the inclusion of ad-blocking which keeps nasty pop-ups […]

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The next time your home phone rings it might be Google calling. The Internet giant has dipped its toe in many areas, but up until now it’s stayed away from traditional landlines. That’s changing, though, as the company announced it slowly rolling out Fiber Phone. In a time when so many people have dropped the […]

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A crowd sourcing campaign set to launch this week is looking to leave supporters in the dark. Set to go live on Kickstarter with a $50,000 goal, FlipFlic takes a simple household item and makes it smart. The tiny device attaches to window blinds and gives users the opportunity to control them remotely. “It is […]

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How much damage Google inflicted on Oracle for including Java in Android is up for debate, but Oracle feels it is owed a substantial amount. Oracle, in fact, is seeking $9.3 million from the Internet giant. The two companies continue to duke it out in the copyright battle, but in a report compiled by an […]

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