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CrunchWeek: iPhone Trade-Ins, The New New Foursquare, And Twitter’s Blue Lines Problem


Micromax Fun A63 specs and photos leaked

Micromax Fun A63 specs and photos leaked


Micromax has been on a high recently having captured 22 percent of the Indian smartphone market and now gunning for the top spot. After successfully launching the Canvas 4 A210 earlier this year and with the Canvas Doodle 2 launched earlier this month, the Indian smartphone vendor is said to be readying a new device called Micromax Fun A63.

This piece of information comes from @MMXNewscaster, who’s made a name for leaking Micromax-related info. According to the tweet, the Fun A63 looks like a budget device sporting a 4-inch WVGA display and is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor and 512MB of RAM. Other features said to be included are a 2-megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera, expandable memory, and 1,500mAH battery. On the software front, the device is said to run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

There’s no word on the pricing of the device or when Micromax plans to launch the device. But if we were to hazard a guess, we expect the device to be launched in the coming weeks priced somewhere around Rs 6,000.

How Secure Are You Online: The Checklist


by Thorin Klosowski,

Think you do enough to secure your passwords, browsing, and networking? Prove it.

Not all computer security is about tin foil hats and anonymous browsing. Everyone who uses a computer has a horse in the security race. For the purpose of this post, we’re breaking down online security into four essential parts: passwords, browsers, at-home Wi-Fi and networking, and browsing on public Wi-Fi. Within those categories we’ll give you a checklist of everything you should do, from the bare minimum to the tin-foil-hat best.

Think you’ve done your due diligence with your security? Jump to any of the four sections below to see how you stack up (and boost your security where you may be lacking):

  • Password Security Checklist
  • Browser Security Checklist
  • Home Network Security Checklist
  • Public Wi-Fi Security Checklist

You can find the checklists at  How Secure Are You Online: The Checklist.

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The Nature of the Hills

Epilobium angustifolium, also Chamerion angustifolium

Other common names: Great Willowherb, Rosebay Willowherb(GB), Blooming Sally, and Common, Perennial and Narrow-Leaved Fireweed

Fireweed is the floral emblem of the Yukon.
It grows throughout the temperate Northern Hemisphere.
Fireweed grows in my gardens.
I let it.
It’s beautiful.

The forty or so years since the forest was cleared to build my neighbourhood has not been enough to discourage this stalwart troop of botanical disaster relief. In fact generations would not be enough, as London discovered when firewood appeared to console and heal the (destroyed) city after World War II. It became known then as ‘Bombweed’ since it speedily transformed bomb craters into sunken gardens.

My garden is disturbed ground. A pioneer species, Fireweed appears wherever the earth has been scraped, or especially burned, leaving exposed soil and an open canopy letting in lots of light. Its rhizomes can extend to about 45 cm…

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