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Google Maps for Africa now features walking directions

07/11/2012, Google announced the availability of driving directions on Google Maps in many African countries way back in 2010. Today, the Mountain View-based tech giant is announcing that it will add walking directions to over 44 countries in the continent. To start...

Facebook provides tools to counter malware

07/11/2012, While malware is a pretty common thing nowadays, a lot of people still have no clue about it or what they can do to help get rid of it. Well it looks like Facebook is leveraging its popularity to help people with the problem. According to an official...

Twitter updates Android and iOS apps

07/10/2012, Following yesterday’s announcement of upgrades to Twitter’s website, Twitter announced today that it has released new updates to its iOS and Android apps. The new features of the apps include: the ability to expand apps that let you view...

Firefox developer says everyone hates Firefox updates

07/09/2012, Mozilla’s own Jono DiCarlo has just made some very interesting comments regarding Firefox. In a very long blog post, DiCarlo talked about how the rapid release cycle for Firefox updates has been killing Firefox itself, something which has become an...

Youtube to launch premium channels in France

07/09/2012, Youtube has decided to partner with several French content producers to bring premium content to the French public according to French newspaper Le Figaro.The premium content is expected to launch in October and Google is currently in the final stages of...

Facebook to launch job listings service

07/09/2012, Facebook is looking to branch out and launch its own job board later this summer according to multiple sources. The sources also acknowledged that Facebook isn’t going to try and become a huge competitor in the job recruiting market (like...

Vox.io lets you make calls from your web browser for free

07/09/2012, If you love using Google Talk or the extremely popular VoIP service that is Skype, then perhaps Vox.io will interest you. Vox.io is a browser-based VoIP service that currently available for iPhone users. To use the app, users will have to create their own...

New Internet Explorer 9 advert released

07/09/2012, The latest version of the Internet Explorer seems to have put the browser back in most users’ good books but it looks like having a good browser isn’t enough for Microsoft. The company has recently pushed out a new TV spot showing off the...

BitTorrent Torque introduced

07/06/2012, While BitTorrent downloads are usually handled by client-side apps on your computer, it looks like they might not have to be anymore. The folks behind the original BitTorrent client and technology have come up with BitTorrent Torque: “a JavaScript...

Facebook to launch new mobile ads?

07/06/2012, Bad news for folks who hate ads on Facebook: it looks like the world’s most popular social network will be serving up some new ads in the near future. According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook plans to launch “a new type of mobile...

Twitter introduces search autocomplete and more

07/06/2012, Yesterday Twitter teased us about how its search and discovery were set to change forever – which we weren’t sure what they were talking about. Today, the answer has finally been revealed. According to a blog post on the official Twitter blog,...

Malware Monday won’t be as bad as anticipated

07/06/2012, People everywhere are hyping up the event on July 9th known as “Malware Monday.” The event will not be as scary as everyone is saying and the internet is not going to go out for everyone. Let me start off by explaining exactly what caused all...