19 August 2013

Google services work better than Microsoft's

"It might be something to do with a complete inability to trust my fellow human, but I don't stick to any one provider of Web services. I use three different browsers and three different e-mail services. I have no adoration toward any of them, but if there's one thing that's hard not to admit, it's that most of Google's tend to work a little better than anyone else's." (source infra)

Google, Microsoft outages: Two different outlooks?
CNET
While Google experienced a minutes-long outage Friday, Microsoft offered a three-day outage to its mail services. Two companies heading in opposite directions? ...


Security Researcher Uses Zuckerberg's Wall to Prove Facebook Bug
PC Magazine
If at first you don't succeed, post a message on Mark Zuckerberg's wall. As in, Mark Zuckerberg's personal wall – aside from driving by Facebook headquarters with a loudspeaker in hand, we can think of few better ways to get the CEO's attention, especially if ...



Nevada petroglyphs the oldest in North America
Las Vegas Sun
Ancient rock etchings along a dried-up lake bed in Nevada have been confirmed to be the oldest recorded petroglyphs in North America _ more than 10,000 years old. Larry Benson, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist who used radiocarbon testing to date the ...

Canonical's Ubuntu Edge Crowd Sourcing Impressive
Guardian Express
Canonical, the creators of Ubuntu, launched an ambitious crowd sourcing venture this past June to begin funding Ubuntu Edge, a completely new kind of smartphone. In the short time they gave themselves, Canoncacle has crowd sourced an impressive $10, ...

Samsung Said to Be Preparing to Unveil Smart Watch
New York Times
Samsung Electronics plans to introduce a wristwatch in September that can make phone calls, play video games and send e-mails, potentially beating Apple to market with a piece of technology that moves mobile communications beyond the smartphone. Bits ...


Google's Answer to British Lawsuit: Your Privacy Laws Don't Touch us

The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
“Google's position on the law is the same as its position on tax: they will only play or pay on their home turf. What are they suggesting- that they will force Apple ...


Apple Teases Mac Pro in New Movie Theater Ads

PC Magazine
We suppose it make sense for Apple to slap an advertisement or two in movie theaters prior to the showing of a little ol' film about the company's most key ...


Apple Initiates Video Card Replacement Program for Radeon HD ...

AnandTech
In a somewhat baffling piece of news this weekend, word comes that Applehas ... Specifically, Apple is running into issues with the AMD's Radeon HD 6970M ...

AnandTech

Apple Fingers Payment Revolution

Forbes
So the question now should be: will the fingerprint scanner in the new iPhone merely be a gimmick that will remain largely unused and forgotten a year from now ...


Apple Planning Maintenance On Developer Site After Hack

Wall Street Journal (blog)
Apple sent an email to developers alerting them that its developer site, which ... Other companies, such as Google, offer a similar dashboard for customers as a ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

'Google Impact Challenge' launches in India

Moneycontrol.com
'Google Impact Challenge' launches in India. Google this week launched the Google Impact Challenge in India. It was the second such challenge to be held ...

Moneycontrol.com

Microsoft Continues Ergonomic Line with 'Manta Ray'

CIO Today
It's no surprise that this new Microsoft keyboard is optimized for Windows functionality, with hot keys at the top of the device, plus media playback and ...


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