08/23/2011, After receiving a lot of flak over its image recognition service for photo tagging and the recent competition from Google+, it looks like Facebook is making some changes to the way people can share their posts, photos, and tags. Users will soon be given the ability to decide who gets to view their posts with sharing options that will be more visual and straightforward instead of being buried inside the […]
08/23/2011, Last week, Adobe wrote an interesting blog post discussing about the results of a question it asked its Facebook fans. The company had asked them about how they manage and back up their photo collections, which basically lead to a wave of responses that included answers like backing up on Flickr, stored on external hard disks, and DVDs. It then went on to ask people about whether they have pushed […]
08/22/2011, Tennis fans with 3D TVs – you no longer need to spend money purchasing tickets to catch the 2011 US Open. How about watching it from the comfort of your living room instead? The USTA (United States Tennis Association) has announced that it will be working with Panasonic and CBS to broadcast the US Open Tennis Championships in 3D again this year (last year’s tournament was also broadcasted in 3D). […]
08/22/2011, With HP’s recent decision to stop producing webOS devices and its decision to not license the operating system to other manufacturers, it really looks like webOS as we know it has received the final nail in its coffin. If you’re upset about it, you’re not the only one, and recent price cuts and refunds won’t be bringing this OS back to life, however it might not be too late to […]
08/22/2011, It looks like Amazon is taking up its online streaming video service a notch – as the company has been reported to have purchased a dozen new domain names that are all related to cloud video. While it hasn’t been announced what Amazon plans to do next, the company now owns a full list of domain names centered around “cloud”, “video”, “instant”, “streaming”, “prime” and “Amazon”. Amazon is currently considered […]
08/19/2011, How many of you have a Google+ account? How many of you actually use it on a daily basis? If you say not often – don’t worry, because you’re not alone. According to recent data compiled by Bime Analytics that performed a voluntary sample of over 10 million Google+ users: 83% of them are inactive. Despite the huge growth spurt of users in the past two months, most of them […]
08/19/2011, Weather geeks – good news! You can now find out what the weather is like anywhere in the world, just by using Google Maps. Google has announced that it has updated its Maps service with an additional layer – weather. In addition to seeing what the weather condition is like, users can also check the current temperature, humidity and wind speeds of the location, so they know how to prepare […]
08/19/2011, While Google+ might be just a poor imitation of Facebook to some people, Google is taking steps to differentiate its service by adding features that the other doesn’t have. One new feature that will no doubt be a popular tool amongst friends who love watching YouTube videos together is the new video sharing option for Google+. Through YouTube, Google+ users can now start a Google+ Hangout from a YouTube video […]
08/19/2011, To kick start the end of your working week; we’ve got one of the most interesting lawsuits of late. No it’s not another Apple vs. Android patent fight but rather, it’s a lawsuit from a California porn studio called Imperial Enterprises. Imperial Enterprises recently sued 3,500 people for illegally downloading the company’s pornographic content, but one of the defendants claimed that there was no way he would or could have […]
08/19/2011, If you use YouTube Music a lot and if you haven’t already noticed, the website has been revamped in such a way to better serve music videos along with personalized recommendations. Personalized recommendations go a long way when discovering new music, and much like word of mouth advertising, music recommended by friends goes a long way as opposed to randomly surfing links in hopes of finding something good.
08/18/2011, Great news for Foursquare users – the check-in social network has officially announced that users will have a new type of check-in to accomplish. Following in the footsteps of Facebook, Foursquare will now give users the opportunity to check in to events. This means that users can have much more detailed check-in histories without having to enter their own descriptions. Your Foursquare friends will get a more detailed idea of […]
08/18/2011, What’s tougher than a cookie? A supercookie of course! Don’t be surprised if you’ve never heard the term before – even though it’s something most of us encounter on a daily basis, it’s just that we don’t know it. The Wall Street Journal has recently reported that a large number of web services such as Hulu and MSN have been discovered to be using supercookies.
08/18/2011, There hasn’t been much waves by Google Music these days, much like Google+ there was a frenzy of news surrounding Google’s new music service, but it seems to have died down a bit. Perhaps in an attempt to bring the focus back onto their music service, Google has launched a new music blog service in which Tim Quirk, head of music programming, has described it as “Music Beta’s cousin”.
08/18/2011, Can’t get enough of Facebook? Well, we’ve got the perfect solution for addicts like you. The folks over at Fridgebook have released a set of magnets that lets you effectively turn your fridge into a Facebook wall. Aptly called Fridgebook Magnets The magnets are designed to resemble Facebook items such as wall posts, comments, notes, photos, likes, status updates and more. The magnets also come with blank spaces […]