08/04/2011, While the majority of smartphones come with native email applications that allow us to check our emails from a variety of services, i.e. Gmail, Yahoo, Live!, etc, there are some users out there who prefer keeping things simple and check everything from their browser. Much like how Twitter now has a HTML5 web-based app for their social networking services, it looks like Gmail has decided hop aboard the bandwagon as […]
08/04/2011, If you use Twitter on an iPad and you’re somehow not a fan of the native iOS app on the phone, Twitter has some good news for you. Yesterday the microblogging social network announced that it has launched the HTML5 web app version of the app for the iPad. This follows the launch of the HTML5 web app for the iPhone and iPod touch a few months ago. The web […]
08/04/2011, Remember when we mentioned that HTC would be unlocking the bootloaders of several handsets this August? It was pretty great of HTC to listen to their customers and give them what they want, although for those living in the US and who get their updates through their carriers, an unlocked bootloader update may be quite tricky to get approved.
08/04/2011, Despite Facebook recently making it easier to opt out of facial recognition photo tagging, it looks like the social network is still taking heat for its service. Germany has just declared the feature as a violation of “the right to anonymity” – which means that Facebook in its current state is now illegal in the country. Facebook has two weeks to make sufficient changes – by making it easier for […]
08/03/2011, While usually there’s no harm in taking friendships from an online environment into the offline world, sometimes it can be a dangerous thing – as evident by a recent report from the Orlando Sentinel. The newspaper reported about a boy who allegedly used Facebook to kill his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend by luring him out with a fake profile. According to the report, Israel Nieves, a 19-year old boy from Orange […]
08/03/2011, Google has just released a new stable version of its Chrome browser (hooray for updates) which brings the very interesting “Instant Pages” service that makes browsing the internet even faster. In case you didn’t know how Instant Pages works, it preloads the website which it thinks you’re going to open whenever you perform a Google Search; in this case it’s usually the first result of a search. Think of it […]
08/02/2011, In an effort to prevent student-teacher relationships from developing, the state of Missouri’s governor has just put into effect a law that makes it illegal for teachers to directly communicate with students, regardless of whether they’re still under their tutelage or not. Here’s what the law states: “Teachers cannot establish, maintain or use a work-related website unless it is available to school administrators and the child’s legal custodian, physical custodian […]
08/02/2011, If you’re a fan of making calls from Gmail, you’re in luck. Google has just announced that it has upgraded the service to support over 38 different languages, and has lowered the call rates to more than 150 destinations around the world. This makes calling from Gmail a lot more accessible to consumers worldwide, especially those outside of the US and those who don’t primarily use English.
08/02/2011, If you’re living in the UK, it appears that Virgin Media is considering providing free WiFi in the metropolitan area. It seems that their reasons behind this is because their cable network tends to be idle during the day as it is not used as their customers are at work.
08/02/2011, The Navy is no stranger when it comes to using consumer technology for its recruitment purposes. Remember the submarine strategy game came it came up with to crowdsource tactics and strategies that people use? How about the Royal Navy Engineer Officer Challenge app? Well, according to the latest reports online from the Navy Times, it looks like it has its eyes set using Google+ as an additional tool to get […]
08/02/2011, Remember the iPad app for Skype that was released earlier and then pulled off from the App Store? Well, it looks like it is back up again. Following an official announcement on the Skype blog, the Skype for iPad is now officially released for the iPad. If you were wondering about what the big deal is – why the hype when there’s already a Skype app on iOS.
08/02/2011, Mac computers have been known to be pretty resilient against malware and virus infections, but this is not to say that they are 100% immune and have never been infected before, it’s just that when compared to Windows based computers, there seems to be fewer reports of such instances although when they do occur they do make quite the splash in the news (Mac Defender).
08/02/2011, Remember the 2-step verification process Google implemented for Google Accounts way back in February? It wasn’t available all over the world back then, but the service is now available all over the world in over 150 countries and in 40 different languages. With identity and password theft becoming even more common nowadays, this service should help people keep their Google Accounts safe from criminals. If you’re unsure how this 2-step […]
08/02/2011, It’s already been reported that Google has plans to bring Google+ to Windows Phone 7, but other than that tidbit of information we haven’t seen anything – until today. The folks over at wmpoweruser.com have reported on a screenshot of an app which what looks to be a Google+ app on a HTC WP7 phone. The screenshot was tweeted by Kevin Marshall, a developer working at Clarity Consulting, and in […]