06/10/2011, As Facebook continues on its path of internet domination, it is gradually giving users even more reasons not to leave the website. Its latest move? The introduction of the “Happening Now” sidebar. Similar to a Twitter timeline, the Happening Now sidebar displays additional information that isn’t usually on the main news feed – i.e. friends liking a link or making new friends. The Happening Now sidebar also updates in real […]
06/10/2011, Instead of taking down the good guys this time around, Lulz Security has focused their efforts on taking down an Islamist extremism website, AlJahad.com. Lulz Security mentioned on its Twitter feed that it has successfully managed to bring down the website (it is still down at this time of writing). It seems to be a response to another hacker, The Jester, who has been taking down other extremist websites on […]
06/09/2011, Google introduced the discussions feature to Google Docs not too long ago, and recently they’ve managed to update it with some new features to make it even more useful. The discussion pane has now been improved, which makes it easier to figure out which part of the document users are talking about. It’s also been given a visual tune up to look nicer. Users can now access document statistics to […]
06/09/2011, Normally we’re not one to report on Google Doodles, but the latest one that was unveiled yesterday has been proven to be too much of a hit to ignore. As of now, the doodle has spawned around 4,000 recordings on YouTube alone. And due to popular demand – Google has decided to leave it up on its main page all the way through Friday. In case you were unsure, a […]
06/09/2011, Despite affirmations from Google about how Chrome OS is designed for notebooks (better known as Chromebooks), more evidence that they’re taking the operating system into a tablet-friendly market has surfaced. The folks over at Chrome Story stumbled upon a Chrome OS daily build for Tegra 2 devices a week ago (which can’t be shared at the moment) and now they’ve managed to dig up screenshots of the Google Chrome web […]
06/09/2011, High-profile hacks have become somewhat of a common-thing in recent months, with Sony taking a huge brunt of the attacks. Just today it’s been reported that another large corporation has been infiltrated by an unknown group of hackers. Citibank has reported that an estimated 210,000 North American customers have been affected by a security breach of its Citi Account Online Web portal. Information such as names, account numbers, and contact […]
06/08/2011, Fans of Bing on their mobile phones will be pleased to know that the Bing team has updated the mobile version of Bing to include some useful new features on the service. The new features are: Share on Facebook, Maps/List Split View, News and Search History/Trending Topics. Share on Facebook lets users easily share their images, local business details and apps (iOS only) with their Facebook friends, to garner likes, […]
06/08/2011, The latest version of Google’s web browser, Google Chrome has finally graduated from the beta channel into the stable channel and has been pushed out to Chrome users all over the world. Google has announced its release on the official blog, and Chrome 12 looks to be better than ever. The browser has improved security, privacy, and improved graphics support. Improvements in security are due to enhancements to Safe Browsing […]
06/08/2011, In the official Windows Phone Blog, the team recently revealed even more new features that will be part of the upcoming Mango update for Windows Phone 7. This time around we have a preview of the phone’s SkyDrive capabilities. Users can share photos stored on SkyDrive via email, text or IM easily. When sent as an MMS, the image will be embedded in the image rather than as a link […]
06/08/2011, Folks who are tired of having to launch an automatic link shortener each time they post on a link on Twitter, will be glad to know that Twitter has reintroduced its link shortening feature on the service. The feature was around back on the old Twitter but strangely it didn’t make it to the new Twitter (the latest design revamp we now have). But in a blog post, Twitter was […]
06/07/2011, Do you remember the unofficial Google Multilingual Voice Search that was launched quite a while ago? Well, the folks behind it have expanded the service into additional territory: Twitter. Functioning in the same way as the Google Multilingual Voice Search, the Twitter Multilingual Voice Search lets users search Twitter using their voice, making use of different languages. All you have to do is select the Speech-to-Text Language, click on the […]
06/07/2011, One of the most interesting features of Facebook when it was released has got to be its photo tagging feature. It was one of the features that brought a lot of joy and misery to Facebook users all over the world. Well sometime during last year, Facebook introduced a facial recognition feature that helped you to make sure photo tagging wasn’t going to be a chore by making it automatic.
06/07/2011, After creating a racket by refusing to censor its search results when requested by a French music rights organization last year, Google oddly changed its mind earlier this year when it decided to censor various piracy-related keywords from its Instant and Autocomplete services. Now it looks like the list of words that are being filtered out has increased, according to a report from TorrentFreak.
06/07/2011, It looks like Twitter could have a serious competitor on the horizon – or maybe not. Sina Weibo, China’s own version of Twitter has announced its plans to make its microblogging service available in English within the next two to three months. Sina Weibo, the “Chinese Twitter”, was created in response to Twitter being banned in China and has over 140 million users (Twitter has over 200 million users). Both […]