16 November 2012

Android is the new Windows

Android really is the new Windows
Android really is the new Windows. Summary: The figures don't lie: Android not only has almost three-quarters of global mobile device sales, but it's outselling PCs too. So the Linux-based OS is the new Windows, not only due to its ubiquity, but because it ...

Nook App Available for Windows 8 PCs, Tablets
PC Magazine
The Barnes & Noble Nook app is now available for Windows 8 PC and tablet owners. Microsoft announced Wednesday that the free app hit the Windows Store, allowing customers to explore a selection of more than 3 million books, magazines, newspapers, ...

Adobe suffers database leak, user forum taken offline
Adobe suffers database leak, user forum taken offline. The hacker says he undertook the attack to shed light on how slow Adobe is to fix security issues after being alerted to them -- and says Yahoo is next. Charlie Osborne. by Charlie Osborne. November 15 ...

Facebook caters to businesses, others with separate news feed
CNET (blog)
Facebook caters to businesses, others with separate news feed. The social network's efforts to reduce irrelevant promo posts in the News Feed have sparked criticism from some businesses. Enter a separate "Pages Feed," rolled out today. Donna Tam ...

Microsoft's Ballmer says Windows can dance between Android and iPhone ...
Computerworld (blog)
We all know the computer world is mutating into one comprised of mobile devices, and while Apple [AAPL] and Samsung [SSNLF] lead this game, Microsoft [MSFT] isn't out the smartphone race just yet and company CEO, Steve Ballmer, thinks he's in with a ...

Facebook Launches Job-Listing App
Facebook has launched a job-hunting app in hopes that its network of more than 1 billion users will help people find their next career opportunity. The Social Jobs app announced on Wednesday is a result of Facebook's year-old partnership with the U.S. ...

Microsoft taking aggressive new approach to Windows Phone marketing with ...
The Seattle Times
(Video from YouTube user WindowsPhone). [This post has been updated with a link to the ads.] Microsoft's Windows Phone, though generally well reviewed, has barely made a dent in the smartphone market. Now, with the launch of Windows Phone 8, the ...

HP PC chief: “Kludgey” Microsoft Surface is “hardly competition”
HP's PC chief has dismissed Microsoft's Surface tablet as “slow and a little kludgey” and blamed the tech press for over-hyping what he would “hardly call … competition” to HP's own products. “Holistically, the press has made a bigger deal out of Surface than...


Facebook Rolls Out Share Button on Mobile Site
Facebook has introduced a “share” button to its mobile site. The feature, which shows up on newsfeed posts alongside “like” and “comment” buttons, lets users post a link or photo to their own profiles, and gives them the option to add a comment. Like the ...

Ford C-Max Energi offers the most range of any plug-in hybrid
Ford has announced EPA-certified efficiency numbers on the all-new 2013 C-Max Energi. This vehicle is a plug-in hybrid and has been EPA certified at 108 MPGe in the city, 92 MPGe on the Highway, and 100 MPGe combined. Ford estimates that the vehicle ...


Texas Instruments cuts 1700 jobs to focus on OMAP business
CHIPMAKER Texas Instruments will slash 1,700 jobs as it focuses on its wireless and embedded businesses. Texas Instruments has already talked about its desire to offload parts of its chip business and now the firm has embarked on wider cost saving tactics ...

Samsung to Start Making Bendable Displays for Smartphones in First Half of 2013.
X-bit Labs
In a bid to differentiate itself from the rivals, Samsung Electronics, one of the world's largest consumer electronics conglomerates, may start mass production of bendable smartphones next year as one of its subsidiaries is on the final stages of development of ...

X-bit Labs

Oldest panda relative may have been Spanish
CNN (blog)
By Elizabeth Landau, CNN. Get ready for some 12-million-year-old "panda-monium!" Spanish researchers have discovered fossils they say could be from the oldest identified relative of the giant panda. The specimens are from a species the scientists are ...

Why I'm Not Buying Apple's iPad Mini
Business Insider
Being the Apple fanboy that I am, I find it hard to type that title. It's true though that I will be passing on the iPad Mini. I had actually decided this even before I had a chance to play with the device. After having the opportunity to fondle it, my mind hasn't changed.

Black Ops 2: Some PS3 users unable to redeem Nuketown codes
A number of PS3 users are reporting their inability to redeem Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 codes that should enable them to download Nuketown maps. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Screenshot Codes for the Nuketown 2025 multiplayer map and the Nuketown ...

OMG: Traditional Text Messaging Is On the Decline
The telecom phenomenon that helped earn “LOL” and “OMG” spots in the Oxford English Dictionary seems to be past its peak. Text messaging is on the decline, according to a new study by mobile industry analyst Chetan Sharma. That doesn't mean ...


Record-breaking millipede discovered on outskirts of Silicon Valley
TG Daily
Millipedes are the leggiest of all animal groups. More than 400 million years ago, their ancestors doubled their number of legs per body segment, evolving from just one pair of legs per segment to two (four in total). This extra bit of thrust allows the millipede to ...

TG Daily

Today's best-performing tablets
PCWorld (blog)
Melissa J. PerensonSenior Editor, TechHive. Follow @mperenson. Melissa lives the tech-driven life she writes about. She's always on the hunt for the next gadget that will wow us with its design. More by Melissa J. Perenson. Performance is only one of many ...

PCWorld (blog)

Time Warner Cable makes good start to Q4
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Time Warner Cable (TWC.N), the second-largest U.S. cable provider, has made a good start to the fourth quarter in terms of net subscriber additions, its finance director said. "We are a few weeks into the quarter and we are a little bit ...

New iMac could be delayed until 2013 tip insiders
Apple may be forced to delay sales of its new iMac models, sources claim, with suggestions that the complex construction techniques the slimline all-in-ones require have presented a greater than expected challenge. In fact, Apple could well miss the holiday ...


Final testing for BlackBerry 10 apps to begin in early December
Final testing for BlackBerry 10 apps to begin in early December. Summary: Research In Motion says it will release the 'gold' software development kit for its BlackBerry 10 within weeks, allowing developers to ready their apps for the long-awaited platform's ...


Wireless boffins boost Wi-Fi hotspot performance 700%
Researchers at US college North Carolina State University claim to have worked out how to allow Wi-Fi hotspots to fling up to 700 per cent more data back and forth, freeing large-scale Wi-Fi networks from the congestion that keeps users waiting for web ...

Samsung hasn't screwed Apple after all
TechRadar UK
Related stories. Apple, Samsung patent war 'peace talks' begin today · Samsung denies rumors subsidary will stop selling displays to Apple · Samsung defiant: 'We don't intend to negotiate with Apple'. News that Samsung is planning to hike up the price of its ...

NASA scrambles to encrypt laptops after major breach
Computerworld - NASA is scrambling to implement full disk encryption on agency laptops after one containing unencrypted personal information on a "large" number of people was recently stolen. Agency employees were told of the October 31 theft of the ...

AllThingsDC: Is There Now "Blood in the Water" for Google Versus FTC?
All Things Digital
It's hard to find people in Silicon Valley talking about Google's imminent antitrust battle with the United States Federal Trade Commission. It's much less difficult in Washington. In fact, as one D.C. person familiar with the ongoing FTC probe aimed at slapping ...

All Things Digital

Verizon Wireless expanding 4G LTE service
L.A. Biz (blog)
Verizon Wireless is expanding its 4G LTE service in parts of eastern North Carolina, the Triangle Business Journal reports. The expansion will offer more than 60,000 additional customers in Columbus, Hoke and Robeson counties access to the wireless ...

Need for Speed: Most Wanted 2012 demo on PS3, Xbox 360 introduces you to ...
Gaming Target
Need for Speed: Most Wanted is getting considerable review buzz, and that's not surprising it was made by former Burnout developer, Criterion Games. However, if you're still unsure about this arcade-style racing game, there's a NFS: Most Wanted demo on ...

Gaming Target

Human Beings Are Getting Dumber, Says Study
Just look at all the amazing innovations modern technology has given us: at-home HIV tests, motion-activated screwdrivers and self-inflating tires. It's easy to look down on our prehistoric ancestors for their primitive, electric screwdriver-less way of life. But one...


HTC Faces Taiwan Insider Trading Probe
Voice of America
TAIPEI, TAIWAN — U.S.-based computer giant Apple and its chief Taiwanese competitor, HTC, have settled a series of patent lawsuits involving, among other things, the iPhone. But, since the two consumer electronics companies made the unusual ...

Voice of America

Russian cable break affects ISS communication
TG Daily
Russia has restored full communication with the International Space Station after a cable break cut off not just the ISS but civilian satellites too. According to state-run news agency Ria Novosti, the cable was cut by accident by a construction crew working on ...

TG Daily

Google adds new features to Gmail
Times of India
Google, the search giant, has introduced new search features in Gmail, its cloud-based email service. In a post on the official Gmail blog, software engineer Christian Kurmann said that users can search their emails while taking into account file size and exact ...

Times of India

Dropbox & YouSendIt >> or 100% BACKUP! with Unlimited Online Storage
Victoria Advocate
Dropbox or YouSendIt become an option for online storage backup, but you should choose the best before saving files because Cloud Storage already Trends in 2012 as Hard Drive online to backup your important files from computer virus attacks. And the ...

Toyota recalls US Priuses in 2.77M global recall
2009 Toyota Prius. (Photo: Toyota via Wieck). Story Highlights. Recall involves steering shafts and water pumps; Affected models include Prius, Corolla, Wish; Recalled are 1.51 million vehicles in Japan, 1.25 million elsewhere. 7:12PM EST November 14.

Skype Deals With Account Hijacking Exploit
Despite Microsoft having been warned of the issue, for more than two months Skype has been vulnerable to a bug that enabled attackers to easily hijack any user's Skype account. Details of the vulnerability were first published in August on an online ...

Google TV Update Improves Voice Search
Google says it will begin sending out a software update to select Google TV devices this week to add several new features, with broader distribution to follow. Google TV customers might experience a sense of deja vu: The update makes Google's Voice ...

2012 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview
Washington Post
This year's L.A. show won't quite be the green-car showcase it's been in years past. It's almost a catch-up event for carmakers scrambling to get out the remaining 2013 new models--while teasing the 2014 new cars, crossovers, and trucks just around the ...

America's 10 Most Seductive Retailers
ABC News
Apple's retail stores ring up more sales per square foot than any others in the U.S.--$6,050. That's almost twice as much as runner-up Tiffany ($3,017) and three times the sales of third-placed Lululemon Athletica ($1,936), which retails yoga clothing.

ABC News

India second globally in watching over Netizens
India has ranked second in the world for accessing private details of its citizens, just behind the United States, according to a transparency report from Google. The data lists out requests it received from governments around the world to access information on ...

Google's ultra-fast broadband up and running
Like many of us, users of a newly launched broadband service aren't yet getting the full advertised maximum speed. But for the folks of Kansas City, it's not too hard to live with getting a “mere” 700 Mbps. They are customers of the first “Google fiber” network, ...

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