07/28/2011, Folks who use Twitter to advertise will be glad to know that the service is now starting to push promoted Tweets. Previously, all promoted tweets had was an icon signifying their status as a promoted tweet. Now they will pop up at the top of a user’s timeline until he or she hides away. While these promoted tweets won’t be appearing in the timeline of somebody who isn’t subscribed to […]
07/28/2011, We all know Apple’s relationship with Flash, and it was no surprise when the company officially mentioned that they didn’t want to support Flash in iOS. Well short of jailbreaking, there was really no way to watch Flash videos on your iOS device if there wasn’t a HTML5 version of the Flash video available. Until Skyfire came along. Skyfire, the folks that brought you the Skyfire browser on the iOS; […]
07/28/2011, Good news for Skype users with Windows computers – your favorite VoIP/instant messenger has just received a new update according to an official announcement on the Skype blog. Now at version 5.5, the latest version of Skype features a lot more Facebook integration. (I wouldn’t be surprised if Skype started to drop its official blue for Facebook’s darker shade of blue instead) which is unsurprising see how the two companies […]
07/28/2011, Google has always been about speed, resorting to a no-frills approach as evidenced in their Google search home page, Gmail and even Google+. Over the years they have managed to optimize their system even further, to the point where your search results load as you complete typing them out. So it’s really no surprise to find out that Google is planning to launch a new service that they claim will […]
07/28/2011, Ever wanted to have 100GB of free cloud storage space? You could either invite a lot of people onto DropBox to bump up your storage space or you could check out Symform’s latest cloud storage solution. For a limited time the company is giving away 100GB of cloud storage space to consumers, business organizations, service providers, IT professionals – and basically people who need loads of storage space online. By […]
07/27/2011, Do you have that one friend who is still using an ancient or outdated email service and refuses to move on to something better? Do you ever wish that he or she would make the upgrade to Gmail instead? If you’ve answered yes to both of those questions, you’re in luck because Google has just launched a new website to help you migrate those friends of yours to its email […]
07/27/2011, As if the heat from the authorities wasn’t already enough, it looks like Anonymous and LulzSec have another adversary to deal with. A hacker who calls himself Jester has claimed responsibility for taking down the websites of two of the most prolific hacker groups in recent history. At this time of writing, both lulzsecurity.com and anonyops.com are inaccessible, though there’s no word on why the sites are offline besides the […]
07/27/2011, Last year, Facebook launched a new feature for its photo-tagging service that was both praised and criticized. People who loved uploading photographs found joy in not having to manually tag all their friends each time they uploaded a new album, while there were people on the other end of the spectrum concerned about the facial recognition data that Facebook collected with the feature. There was a way to opt out […]
07/27/2011, Who doesn’t use Facebook on their mobile phone device in this day and age? Pretty much everybody is connected to the world’s largest social network, be it on their computer, cellphones or even tablets. While the Facebook experience isn’t the same on all devices, Facebook has been working hard to try and make sure that the key features remain consistent across all platforms.
07/27/2011, Due to recent changes in the Apple App Store rules, many eBook retailers have removed in-app purchasing abilities from their apps so that they don’t have to give a portion of their revenue (30%) earned to the fruity company. Latest one to join the ranks of those apps was Google Books yesterday. However, some companies have found a way to get around Apple’s restrictions by offering in-app purchases through web […]
07/26/2011, Tired of having to manually enter in your credit card details each time you shop online, but don’t want to resort using auto-complete for privacy issues? Well, the folks over at Junio seem to have a solution for you. Called Netswipe, the service attempts to make credit card transactions in their bedroom similar to what they would do at a retail outlet. Instead of having to fill up troublesome forms […]
07/26/2011, Boot to Gecko - Mozilla has announced that it will be developing a new operating system for devices that will run apps primarily on the web
07/26/2011, Yesterday the Google Books app mysteriously disappeared from the Apple App Store and now it’s back again. But this time around, it’s been neutered. Just like the eBook apps from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Kobo, Google Books no longer allows in-app purchases for new books. This is in compliance to Apple’s updated App Store rules that requires apps to split revenue made from in-app sales. Since eBook retailers already […]
07/25/2011, Foursquare, one of the largest social check-in services available has just announced new custom badge program for universities that are keen on promoting the use of Foursquare on campus. Foursquare will be relaunching the Foursquare for Universities program which allows campuses to offer custom badges to students beginning this fall semester.