04 May 2013

Android share of Web traffic up 35%

Insight: Users buying Android phones primarily for voice and light internet usage--but will that change in the future?--

Report: Android's share of Web traffic is up 35% from last year - Apple 2.0 -Fortune Tech: "Google's (GOOG) mobile operating platform now accounts for 26% of Web usage -- up 35% year over year -- as measured by visits to the sites of Netapplication's 40,000 clients. . . Although down 6.6% from last year, the iPhone and iPad still account for 59% of Web activity -- more than you might expect given Android's dominant share of the smartphone market (now at roughly 64%, according to Kantar) and its growing presence in tablets. . ."

Google edition adopts 'Palestine'
BBC News
Internet giant Google has changed the tagline on the homepage of its Palestinian edition from "Palestinian Territories" to "Palestine". The change, introduced on 1 May, means google.ps now displays "Palestine" in Arabic and English under Google's logo.

Google Glass: What They Can, Can't Do
ABC News
For close to a year, Google has been teasing its connected glasses, which overlays digital information in the real world. And earlier this week, I finally got a pair. I purchased one of the first $1,500 Explorer Edition models, put them on my face and ...

ABC News

Future Microsoft tablet may have 7.5-inch display, low price
CNET
A future Microsoft tablet is expected to sport a 7.5-inch display, as the budding tablet maker seeks to reduce both size and price, according to NPD DisplaySearch. "From the supply chain side, we're seeing the panel specifications, the touch module ...

Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet to Offer Google Apps, Gmail
Wall Street Journal
The Android app store includes Amazon.com's Kindle app, Barnes & Noble's direct competitor, which means Nook device owners will be able to buy and read Kindle titles, as well as digital books from Google Play. "We think readers will continue to turn to ...

Wall Street Journal

Asustek Beats Amazon on Tablets
Businessweek
New market-share figures from IDC released May 1 confirm that the Big Two hold commanding leads:Apple (AAPL) is No. 1 thanks ... The Taiwanese company is riding the coattails of Google (GOOG), which has teamed up with Asustek to market its Nexus 7.

Shawnee may get Google Fiber
Kansas City Star
So far, Westwood, Westwood Hills, Mission Woods and — most recently and most significantly — Olathe have all made pacts with Google to bring a network that strings fiber optic lines to homes and supplies commercial strength Internet hookups at home ...

Rare working Apple-1 computer to hit auction block this month
Computerworld
Breker has posted photographs of the Hatfield Apple-1 on its website, and also added a video to YouTube to prove the computer still works. Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, Web browsers and general technology breaking news for ...

Computerworld

Microsoft upgrades all Hotmail users to Outlook.com; adds SMTP send and ...
NDTV
Microsoft claims that it was able to migrate about 300 million Hotmail accounts equaling exchange of more than 150 million GB of data preserving users' mail, calendar, contacts, folders, and personal preferences, in 6 weeks time. Microsoft has also ...

NDTV

Apple hijacks OS X devs to keep iOS on track
Computerworld
Wednesday, both the AllThingsD blog and Bloomberg reported that Apple management had shanghaied developers from the OS X group and put them to work on iOS 7, the revamped mobile operating system set to debut at next month's Worldwide Developers ...
Apple Avoids $9.2 Billion in Taxes With Debt Deal
Businessweek
Apple Inc. (AAPL) avoided as much as $9.2 billion in taxes by financing part of a $55 billion stock buyback with debt rather than offshore cash that would have been billed by the U.S. government, Moody's Investment Services estimates. Based on current ...

Add events to Google Calendar from Gmail | Official Gmail Blog
By The Gmail Team
Add events to Google Calendar from Gmail. Posted by Boris Khvostichenko, Product Manager If you do a lot of scheduling over email, it's now a little bit easier to create events directly from your Gmail. Starting today, dates and times within ...
Official Gmail Blog

Is Google Getting Serious About Gaming? Noah Falstein Hired As ...
By Steve O'Hear
Well, what do we have here? Somewhat under the radar, Google has hired the computer games veteran Noah Falstein to the position of Chief Game Designer. Yes, t..
TechCrunch » Mobile

Outlook Blog - Outlook.com: 400 million active accounts, Hotmail ...
By Dick Craddock (Microsoft)
Outlook.com: 400 million active accounts, Hotmail upgrade complete and more features on the way. by Dick Craddock (Microsoft). on May 02. When we launched the preview of Outlook.com, our goal was to build the best email service in the world, capable of scaling to over a billion active customers. When Outlook.com came out of preview, ... I'd like to say these changes will definitely make me come back and delete my other accounts like google and yahoo! This is much smoother to ...
The Microsoft Office Blog

Google 'recognizes' Palestine | FP Passport - Foreign Policy
By Elias Groll
First the United Nations, now Google. On Thursday, the Palestine News Network noticed that the Internet giant had changed the tagline for the Palestinian edition of its search engine, Google.ps, from the "Palestinian Territories" to "Palestine.
FP Passport

Microsoft snags domains for 'Xbox Fusion' | Joystiq
By Jordan Mallory
Microsoft has registered numerous variants of XboxFusion.com (XboxFusion.biz, XboxFusion.de,XboxFusion.co.uk, etc), all of which currently redirect to the official English Xbox website. While the majority of the URLs were actually registered ...
Joystiq

Google Chrome Blog: Access Google Keep with the new Chrome app
[Cross-posted from the Google Drive Blog] Last month, Google Keep launched to help you quickly jot down ideas and keep track of things while on the go with ...
chrome.blogspot.com/.../access-google-keep-with-new-chrom...

App gap flap: New York's e-cabbies FOILED AGAIN
Register
Hipsters hoping to hail a yellow cab with their smartphone app are going to be disappointed again as a last-minute injunction has limited the deployment of e-hailing taxicab apps Uber and Hailo in the Big Apple. The deployment was nominally a trial, but few ...

Acer Aspire R7 Switches Up Keyboard and Trackpad, Blows Minds
PC Magazine
Personal computing design continues to evolve, and Acer today unveiled a few new laptops that hinge on the idea of progressive design. All of the new laptops and tablets—including the Aspire R7, Aspire P3 Ultrabook, Aspire V Series touch notebooks, and ...

Hotmail is officially dead: Microsoft shifts to Outlook - USA Today
USA TODAY
It's official: Hotmail is dead. The company announced it has completed the transition from the email service to the new Outlook.com, which now boasts more than 400 million accounts. "We've been focused throughout the upgrade on ensuring that every ...

Google Glass apps start to hit. Wink! Wink!
Computerworld
Computerworld - Now that developers have Google Glass in hand, the first apps are starting to come out. An early app that's already getting lots of attention is called Winky. Aptly named, the app enables Glass users to take a picture simply with the wink of an...

US Cellular to Sell 'Apple Products' This Year
PC Magazine
U.S. Cellular will begin selling "Apple products" later this year, the company announced in a first-quarter earnings report. The carrier did not specify which Apple gadgets it will sell, though the iPhone 5 is most likely. "By further strengthening our device ...

Tiny Robotic Insects Take Flight
Forbes
It took over a decade of work, but robotics researchers at Harvard have achieved a first: they've created robotic insects that are capable of flying. A paper describing their work is being published in this week's Science. Lead researcher Robert J. Wood has ...

Google: The future of search is Now
CNET (blog)
Google Now is the company's big bet to maintain market share as people leave the desktop and search on mobile and wearable devices. Dan Farber. by Dan Farber. May 3, 2013 7:25 AM PDT Follow @dbfarber. Google Now's cards try to predict what you ...

Facebook Trusted Contacts Offers Friend-based Password Recovery
IGN
While it certainly seems like hackers have got the best of social networks like Twitter and Facebook over the past couple of months, Facebook is still looking for ways to make your account more secure. As noted by The Next Web, this week brings the ...

Introducing Stinky the Gaming Footboard–yes, playing with your feet is going to ...
PC Gamer Magazine
Here's the silliest-named thing in gaming since the Wii—who on earth would be proud to say, “Oh, yeah, I'm going to play with my Stinky tonight?” Turns out some guys might know better than I, because they've just successfully crowdfunded a gaming ...

PC Gamer Magazine

Growth of renewables lags as technology finds more oil, gas
By Jonathan Fahey
Growth of renewables lags as technology finds more oil, gas,Technology created an energy revolution over the past decade — just not the one we expected.
azcentral.com Top Business

Homes for Hackers founder lands on Government Technology cover ...
By Fred Bauters
Kansas City Startup Village has been covered by media far and wide, but it has yet to land on a magazine cover. Ben Barreth, creator of the Homes for Hackers program, did just that this week, making it onto the front of Government Technology ...
Silicon Prairie News - Omaha


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