07/20/2011, Is there anything that Google can’t do? Google has just announced on its official blog that it can tell users if their computers have been infected by malware. If you’re performing a search on Google and notice a large yellow box on the top of the screen telling you that “Your computer appears to be infected”, then there’s probably some unwanted software on your computer that could possibly be causing […]
07/19/2011, Many years from now, when your kids have all grown up and shipped off to university, keeping in touch with you with the spawn of Twitter, you will be chatting with the rest of your mates about how the social networking landscape was like two decades ago. You will surely remember how Facebook made one of the world’s youngest billionaire, as well as the explosive battle between two titans – […]
07/19/2011, According to Jeffrey Cole, in his presentation at Ad:Tech 2011 (minutes 41 to 45 of the video), “Social Networking is the real deal”, however, teenagers will not hang on Facebook for too long any more (until all their parents show up there, making it “uncool”-), the heaviest users of Facebook are in fact the people in their sixties and their seventies and even if Facebook might grow to one billion, […]
07/19/2011, Music and movie piracy have been running rampant for the past decade or so, and despite various attempts by record labels and movie studios to put a stop to them, nothing has really caught on just yet. That may change with Apple’s iTunes for the cloud which would allow users to “match” the songs on their hard drives against the ones on iTunes, and for a flat fee of $25 […]
07/19/2011, Music lovers should be familiar with Pandora’s music service, which works by recommending songs to the listener based on what the user has listened to in the past, and users will be able to help refine the recommendations by providing positive or negative feedback for the songs. Well, if you can recommend songs, why can’t you recommend books too, which is what startup company, BookLamp, has set out to do.
07/19/2011, We had initially thought that the hacker group LulzSec had decided to hang up their hats and call it a day, as they had publically announced they would do so via their Twitter account. Well it looks like they might be back for just one last hack and this time their target was none other than Rupert Murdoch’s “The Sun” news publication.
07/18/2011, If weekly weather predictions aren’t enough for you and you want to look further ahead, say months or even up to a year in advance – the local news won’t cut it sometimes. Weather Trends International (WTI) has heard your cries and has just launched a new website and app for iPhone customers. Called WeatherTrends360 (I wonder why it isn’t called WeatherTrends365 instead), it lets users check out the weather […]
07/18/2011, If there’s one thing that Baidu has no problem being, it is China’s version of Google. The company already hosts China’s most popular search engine and it is now it has launched its own internet browser, just like how Google has its own Chrome browser. And just like the Chrome browser, Baidu’s offering has its own app store that boasts a collection of over 30,000 apps that connect users to […]
07/18/2011, College and University graduates will probably be really jealous to hear that Amazon has launched a textbook rental service, where electronic versions of textbooks can be rented from Amazon’s Kindle Store, a service which was launched today.
07/18/2011, What do you do when you get banned or kicked out from Google+? You create your own social networking website of course! At least that’s what the hacker group, Anonymous, has decided to do when they were booted from Google+ for violating some of the rules for Google’s new social networking website. The group had apparently violated community standards which resulted not only in Google removing the group’s Google+ account, […]
07/18/2011, If you’ve been looking for official information concerning Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, it looks like you’ll be better off starting from the official Call of Duty website. It was recently discovered that the domain name, modernwarfare3.com, has been registered to someone who has no love for the game and is attempting to bring it down.
07/18/2011, You have probably received weird sounding emails from your friends before, and for those who us who are more suspicious in nature, we think “spam” and don’t bother opening it. Spam and account hacking is not new when it comes to public hosted emails from Hotmail, Yahoo and even Gmail has not been exempt from said malicious activities. This is probably due to the clicking of links with misleading titles […]
07/15/2011, It was only the other day we announced that Google had traffic information for some countries in Europe, and now it seems that was a short-lived feature. According to a Google Employee on the official Google Maps support forum, Google has decided to shut down its traffic info service for now – at least until it figures a way how to release an improved version of it.
07/15/2011, Over the months, we’ve been seeing a lot of sites and services start to replace Flash with alternatives such as HTML5 and it looks like Adobe’s domination over multimedia content on the internet might be coming to an end. One such site that recently went through a overhaul to get rid of Flash is the popular radio streaming service: Pandora.