02 August 2011

Apple unveils iCloud pricing, launches developer preview

Apple unveils iCloud pricing, launches developer preview
Mobiputing
Apple's new iCloud service will allow iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users running iOS 5 and up to store their music, contacts, documents, and other data online. The service will also store a history of apps you download from the App Store and media you ...
Bing Increases Market Share, But Google Still Dominant
International Business Times
The Microsoft's ambitious search engine Bing is investing millions of dollars every year to catch up with no.1 search engine giant Google. Bing has been somewhat successful. Its market share increased to 14.1 percent in July from 11 percent in June, ...
Oxygen Molecules Found In Space
Irish Weather Online
By Mark Dunphy - Mon Aug 01, 11:14 pm Herschel found oxygen molecules in a dense patch of gas and dust adjacent to star-forming regions in the Orion nebula. Image credit: ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's large telescope at the Herschel Space Observatory has ...
Study: Data Centers Sucking Up Less Power Than Predicted
PC Magazine
By Damon Poeter It turns out that the electricity used by data centers around the world increased a whole lot less from 2005 to 2010 than was originally predicted, according to new research by Stanford's Jonathan Koomey. A big reason the power sucked ...
How companies use Wi-Fi to track you (roundup)
CNET
by CNET News staff The way tech companies such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft collect and use geolocation tracking information has come under scrutiny in recent months out of potential privacy concerns. The company restricts access to a Live.com...
Dawn spacecraft provides striking new images
CNN
By Veronica Foreman, CNN (CNN) -- The Dawn spacecraft mission could answer some of the big questions about the Big Bang, NASA scientists said Monday as they released the latest images from the mission. Carrying innovative new instrumentation from the ...
How the Diablo 3 Real Money Auction House Works
International Business Times
Blizzard is breaking grounds by introducing a real-world currency auction house in Diablo 3. That is, players will be able to sell weapons, armor, and runes they obtain in the Diablo 3 game for real-world currency (eg US dollar, euro). ...
Will arrests slow down Anonymous, LulzSec?
Computerworld (blog)
The continuing arrests of alleged members of the Anonymous and LulzSec hacking groups suggests that either the hackers are not as clever as they want us all to believe, or that law enforcement is getting better, at catching them. ...
iPhone 5 slated for September or October?
CNET
by Lance Whitney Dueling rumors about the iPhone 5 now point to a new edition of Apple's flagship as launching either in late September or in October, take your pick. Rumor No. 1 is calling for the iPhone's debut in late September, according to Gizmodo...
Colony on Mars? SpaceX Preps for Red Planet Living
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius At this point, the idea of a settlement on Mars is mainly limited to Hollywood movies like "Total Recall," but if Elon Musk, CEO of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has his way, a trip to Mars will be as commonplace as a trip ...
July browser stats: Windows XP loses its majority share of Web users
Ars Technica
By Peter Bright | Published August 1, 2011 4:41 PM Another month rolls round, bringing with it another bunch of browser market share statistics. July was the first full month during which Firefox 5 was available, so it was the first indication of how ...
Face recognition and social media meet in the shadows
Network World
By Richard Power, CSO The privacy and security implications of this astonishing amassing of personal information are mind-boggling. Imagine having access to the political views, sexual preferences, relationships, tastes, foibles, emotional states, ...
Turning the tables: Attack Survivors Help Sharks
Discovery News
This time of year, we mark the terrifying moments of struggle in the jaws of the ocean's top predator. We recall the ordeals of surgery and rehabilitation. And some of us are lucky enough to reflect on how much worse it could have been. ...
Eee Pad Transformer 2 in the Works; Slider Launches
Tom's Guide
This weekend Asus confirmed that a Transformer 2 tablet is in the works. Meanwhile, the company has officially launched the Eee Pad Slider tablet. Over the weekend, Asus chairman Jonney Shih told Forbes that the company is currently working on a sequel ...
Adobe Edge: What You Need to Know
PCWorld
By David Daw, PCWorld Aug 1, 2011 2:00 PM Adobe released a preview of its upcoming Adobe Edge software Monday morning. But what exactly is this new program, and why are web developers so excited about it? Here's what you need to know. ...
FCC Ruling Restricts Cable Providers From Pulling Channels During Carriage ...
Reuters
By Peter Voskamp at TheWrap The Federal Communications Commission has issued a ruling restricting the ability of cable and satellite TV providers to pull channels off their services during carriage disputes, according to an order released on Monday. ...
iPhone 5 supposed images spotted
Myona News
by Amir Ariff | posted: August 2, 2011 0 comment Now to make things clearer for you guys, the iPhone you see just now is actually not the next generation iPhone from Apple. What it is, is an iPhone clone made in China (we hear that often), ...
Consumer Reports Drops Civic Recommendation
Wall Street Journal
By JONATHAN WELSH Consumer Reports, the popular consumer magazine known for its automotive road tests, said Monday it can no longer recommend Honda Motor Co.'s Civic compact sedan. The Civic, which had ranked highly in the small-car segment for years, ...
HTC Sues Apple In The UK, Following ITC Ruling
SlashGear
The legal battle between HTC and Apple continues with a new lawsuit filed in the UK. HTC Europe has filed a complaint against Apple with the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division in London. The complaint was originally filed on July 29, ...
Strong demand, spot shortages for new MacBook Air, says analyst
Computerworld
Dismisses talk of a 15-in. Air; 'defeats the purpose' of the small, lightweight form factor By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - Spot shortages of the MacBook Air show that demand for Apple's recently-revamped notebook is off to a strong start, ...
Apple posts new iCloud login page as a revamped MobileMe, iWork.com
Apple Insider
By Daniel Eran Dilger Apple has posted a not yet fully functional login page for its new iCloud service, representing a revamped version of its existing Mail, Contacts, Calendar and Find My iPhone MobileMe apps as well as newly integrating the document ...
Google cuts deal for Dealmap
Register
Google has acquired Dealmap, a California-based startup that will fuel Mountain View's efforts to mimic Groupon. Launched in May 2010, Dealmap aggregates "daily deals" from hundreds of sources, and according to the company, its various services are now ...
AT&T to throttle data speeds for heaviest wireless users
Washington Post
By Cecilia Kang and Hayley Tsukayama, AT&T's announcement that it would slow down the speed of wireless service for its heaviest data users on unlimited plans has left some of its loyal customers irate and confused. AT&T said Friday that it would ...
Hands on with webOS 3.0.2 [video]
PreCentral.net
So, we've downloaded and installed webOS 3.0.2 68, and here's what we've found plenty of small improvements and additions to webOS on the HP TouchPad (as you should expect from a xx2 update). Here's what we've got: Email is significantly smoother. ...
Study Shows Best Places to Protect Marine Mammals
ABC News
By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer From sea otters to blue whales, marine mammals are under stress from climate change, ocean acidification, hunting and other threats. Researchers have identified 20 important sites around the world where they say ...
Best Buys Unveils Insignia Connected TVs
Home Media Magazine
Best Buy Co. Aug. 1 began selling the first Internet-connected televisions under its proprietary Insignia brand. Minneapolis, Minn.-based Best Buy, which has admitted to difficulties selling consumers on the concept of connected TVs and 3DTV during the ...
Zynga's 'Words with Friends' coming to Facebook
San Jose Mercury News
By Jeremy C. Owens Zynga's "Words With Friends" app for Apple's iPhone. The popular game will soon be coming to Facebook. "Words with Friends," one of Zynga's most popular games, will be the San Francisco company's first application to transition from ...
Gasoline and oil prices barely budge
Los Angeles Times
The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in California falls 0.7 of a cent from last week to $3.811, and the US average rises 1.2 cents, the Energy Department says. Gas prices at a Shell station in Sausalito, Calif., top the state average of ...
Nokia, Microsoft Announce Windows Phone Event for August 17
PCWorld
By Paul Suarez, PCWorld Aug 1, 2011 5:57 PM The two companies sent out a joint invitation on Monday to a "party" slated for August 17 in Cologne, Germany. Although the invitation didn't get too specific about the occasion (besides mentioning there will ...

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