24 May 2012

How has Tim Cook changed Apple?

How has Tim Cook changed Apple?
Washington Post
It's been about nine months since Tim Cook took over as Apple's chief executive after the death of co-founder Steve Jobs. Since then, Apple fans, analysts and critics have all been keeping a close eye on the company, with one particular question in ...

Hands On: Facebook's New iOS Camera App That Isn't Instagram
Wired News
By Alexandra Chang Facebook's first camera app for iOS, aptly and simply dubbed Facebook Camera, highlights the company's commitment to its mobile business. But considering Facebook's recent purchase of the photo-sharing app Instagram, it's hard not to ...

Wired News

Another idea for Apple's rumored TV: An 'iDevice'
A Forrester analyst puts out the idea that Apple needs to offer something less like a TV to make a splash. But that only tells part of the story. by Josh Lowensohn May 24, 2012 12:39 PM PDT Follow @Josh It still may be a down economy for many, ...

Yahoo Axis may be game changer for search and the troubled company
By Sharon Gaudin Computerworld - With its new search/browser app Axis, Yahoo is trying to change the search game, while also trying to change its image as a troubled company. Late in the day Wednesday, Yahoo launched Axis, which it's calling a "search ...

Android, iOS Crush BlackBerry Market Share
IDC's worldwide ranking of smartphone platforms sees RIM dip below 10% as Android and iOS continue to make big gains. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek Research In Motion's BlackBerry platform dropped from 13.6% of the world's smartphones in the first ...

Nvidia's Icera 410 Chipset Okayed for AT&T's 4G-LTE Network
PC Magazine
By Damon Poeter Nvidia's push into the mobile device space proceeds apace with Thursday's announcement from the chip maker that its Icera 410 LTE multi-mode data modem has been validated for AT&T's 4G-LTE network. The Icera 410 is just the second such ...

Deutsche Telekom Still Pondering T-Mobile Merger Options
PC Magazine
By Mark Hachman Deutsche Telekom still hasn't ruled out a merger for T-Mobile, but an outright sale is apparently unlikely, DT executives said. As reported by Bloomberg, DT chief executive Rene Obermann gave at least some indication of the direction DT ...

Mystery of Martian meteorites' organic molecules solved
Organic molecules — compounds that on Earth can be linked with life — encased within Martian meteorites now reveal biological activity on the Red Planet could not have formed these materials, researchers say. Organic molecules are the carbon-based raw ...


Rumor: Internet Explorer 10 Metro to Run Flash After All
Wired News
By Scott Gilbertson Microsoft seems to have changed its mind about Adobe Flash and will include a bundled version of Flash with its coming Metro-style Internet Explorer 10 web browser. Previously Microsoft announced that the Metro version of IE 10 ...

Wired News

SpaceX capsule zips through practice drive by space station
* Smooth maneuvers and flashing strobe lights signal success * Astronauts will use crane to capture Dragon capsule Friday * SpaceX is one of two firms with NASA cargo contracts By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 24 (Reuters) - Space Exploration ...

Global warming winner: Once rare butterfly thrives
WASHINGTON — Global warming is rescuing the once-rare brown Argus butterfly, scientists say. Man-made climate is threatening the existence of many species, such as the giant polar bear. But in the case of the small drab British butterfly,...


In-App Subscriptions Added to Google Play
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Starting today, developers can now sell monthly or annual subscriptions within their apps. Developers will set the billing and price intervals while Google Play will manage the purchase transactions, Google said in a blog post.

The politics of Black Ops 2's rogue drones
Ars Technica
by Kyle Orland - May 24, 2012 7:56 pm UTC It's hard to look at the basic plot structure for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and not see some sort of overarching political message. This is a game that imagines the year 2025 where autonomous and remote ...

Google Says Microsoft Leads Requests for Content Removal
By Brian Womack on May 24, 2012 Google Inc. (GOOG) (GOOG), owner of the world's most popular Internet search engine, said a new report shows that Microsoft Corp. makes the most requests among copyright owners to remove content from Google's search ...

Google's patent trial win seen as 'near disaster' for Oracle
Washington Post
May 24 (Bloomberg) -- A jury found Google Inc., the largest Web search provider, didn't infringe Oracle Corp.'s patents in developing Android software, handing the database maker another defeat in a trial in which it sought $1 billion in damages.

Rich-poor divide bogs down UN climate talks
Christian Science Monitor
Developing nations say the industrialized world - responsible for most of the emissions historically - should bear the brunt of the emissions cuts while developed nations want to make sure that fast-growing economies like China and India don't get off ...

Christian Science Monitor

Diablo III servers not hacked - Blizzard
By Eddie Makuch, News Editor Dev says number of reported potential account compromises "extremely small," real money auction house delayed again; working "around the clock" to address issues. The Diablo III servers have not been hacked, Blizzard said ...

Microsoft clarifies Ballmer's claims of massive Windows 8 adoption
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - Reports earlier this week that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer predicted unprecedented sales of Windows 8 were wrong on multiple counts, Microsoft and independent analysts agreed. But while Microsoft said Ballmer was ...

Apple rejects e-book pricing lawsuit as “fundamentally flawed”
Did Apple illegally fix the prices of e-books in collusion with five publishing houses? Not at all, says the company, and to suggest otherwise - as the US Justice Department is doing with its current anti-trust lawsuit against Apple - is "fundamentally ...

European Privacy Regulators Want More Detail on Google's Policy Changes
By Peter Sayer, IDG News European privacy regulators want better answers from Google about its privacy policy, and the way it informs its users about changes to it. Last month Google responded to a questionnaire about the policy sent by the French ...

Schmidt on Motorola: “products and Android”
This week Google held a Big Tent event at the Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire, speaking with their audience on all things digital – and perhaps most importantly: Motorola. Google's Eric Schmidt spoke up on Motorola specifically, letting the world know ...


Report: Microsoft Prepping Office for iPad, Android Tablets
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo A new report indicates that Microsoft's Office suite will be heading to Apple's iPad and Android tablets later this year. Boy Genius Report (BGR) reported that it has a "reliable source" who said Microsoft plans to launch Office ...

Double Fine and Ron Gilbert announce side-scrolling adventure 'The Cave'
Over the past few weeks, Ron Gilbert and Double Fine have been leaking puzzling images with a character apiece. 7 characters in total, made up of the knight, the scientist, the twins, the time-traveler, the hillbilly, the adventurer and the monk.

EU court to rule on $1.1B Microsoft antitrust fine
The General Court of the European Union will be issuing a ruling next month on whether a 2008 antitrust fine imposed on Microsoft was excessive. Microsoft had failed to comply with EU regulators and was fined a record amount at the time of 899 million ...


Google+ for Android catches up with iPhone
By Joe Wilcox Well, perhaps I should qualify that with "almost", depending on what matters more to you as a user. On Thursday, 15 days after releasing a major Google+ update for iPhone, the Android version arrived. Timing is interesting.

2011's Top 10 New Species: Spongebob Squarepants 'Shroom, Sneezing Monkey and ...
Popular Science
By Rebecca Boyle Posted 05.24.2012 at 3:24 pm 0 Comments Sneezing Monkey Found by scientists conducting a gibbon survey in the mountains of Myanmar, Rhinopithecus strykeri, a snubnosed primate, is critically endangered. It sneezes when rain gets inside ...

Popular Science

IBM doesn't allow Siri use, worried of data storage
Today's THV
UNDATED (CNN) -- Workers at IBM can carry their iPhones to work, but they can't use the phone's digital assistant Siri. Apple's voice controlled assistant Siri is still in its infancy but it already has some groups worried. Tech giant IBM is banning...

Today's THV

Jonathan Ive: simplicity isn't simple
My work is all about simplicity says Jonathan Ive, Apple's design chief, in an exclusive interview with The Telegraph. Jonathan Ive: the quest for simplicity has to pervade every part of the process. Photo: Eyevine By Shane Richmond, Head of Technology ...


Activision Says Valve and Epic Can't Make Destiny
Escapist Magazine
We got our first glimpse at what the Activision/Bungie teamup might bring earlier, when the ongoing Infinity Ward court case unearthed documents revealing that Bungie was contracted to produce a sci-fi/fantasy shooter series code-named Destiny.

Pre-Order an Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S III ... for $800
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius An Amazon reseller, among others, are now taking pre-orders for Samsung's next-gen Galaxy S device, but there's a catch. It's the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S III and it will set you back $799.99. A 16GB GSM version of the Galaxy S III ...

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