Two popular apps for windows Phone, viz. YouTube and Foursquare, yesterday received major updates.
The update issued by Microsoft gave a new look to popular video-sharing website YouTube, in addition to a number of new features. The list of new features that update for Windows Phone 8 version of YouTube has brought includes the ability to pin videos, channels, playlists, and searches to the Start screen as Live Tiles and a new playlist design.
Social-networking site Facebook has reportedly blocked Path’s "Find Friends," disabling users from searching for friends.
TechCrunch reported that access to Find Friends was restricted after San Francisco-based Path updated its smartphone app on Friday last week.
While Facebook didn’t say anything about blocking access to Path’s Find Friends service, TechCrunch said that the access might have restricted due to a recent spamming mishap in which the app flooded address book contacts of users with invites.
U. S. Cellular has confirmed that it has signed a contract with Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant Apple to sell widely popular iPhones.
As per media reports, the announcement was made by U. S. Cellular CEO Mary Dillon during his address to investors & analysts on Friday last week. As per the terms of the contract, U. S. Cellular will purchase nearly $1.2 billion worth of Apple iPhones over a period of three years starting later this year.
Intel Corp., the world's largest chipmaker, has promoted its Chief Operating Officer Brian Krzanich to the top post of CEO.
Intel announced that Mr. Krzanich would replace Paul Otellini on May 16. Mr. Otellini announced his surprising decision to step down from the top post nearly six month back. Mr. Otellini has been with the company for nearly four decades, including eight years as CEO.
CenturyLink Inc, the incumbent phone firm in Omaha, has announced that it would provide nearly 48,000 homes and businesses in West Omaha with Internet speeds of up to one Gigabit per second (1Gbps) under a pilot high-speed fiber network initiative.
The Internet speed of 1Gbps is around 100 times faster than average broadband speeds in the state.
The company claimed that it new service would allow subscribers to download high-definition (HD) movies in seconds and also provide them with instant access to cloud services and apps on demand.
Vine, Twitter's app that allows iPhone users create & share six-second videos, now supports front-facing camera too, thanks to the latest update.
The recently released updated version of Twitter Vine (version 1.1) allows users to shoot short-videos using the front-facing camera. The updated version of the app, of course, also allows users to switch back and forth between the front-facing and rear-facing cameras in the same video.
Jack Dorsey, chief executive officer of the micro-blogging site, tweeted that Vines could now be recorded using the iOS devices' front-facing camera.
Infrastructure software providers Novell and NTP Software on Tuesday announced their entry into the crowded enterprise file sharing market by unveiling their own versions of file sharing services for mobile devices.
Novell named its file sharing service as Filr, while NTP called it Universal File Access.
Novell's file sharing service Filr has been designed to be deployed as an on-premise solution. It stores files on a firm's internal network. It also boasts global search capabilities across the enterprise.
The much-awaited Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock has finally become available for purchase for $299.99.
The Mac accessory, which was unveiled in January 2012, provides users with instant access to a total of eight ports by connecting merely one high-speed Lightning cable to their Mac computer.
As per Belkin's claims, the Thunderbolt's high speed enables users to download a high-definition (HD) feature film in just 30 seconds, or sync one year's worth of constant music in just 10 minutes.
Taking a new approach to tackle piracy, Green Heart Games rolled out a "cracked" version of its title Game Dev Tycoon to illegal downloading sites.
The bizarre move was actually aimed at teaching players of pirated games a hidden lesson. For the first few hours of play, the cracked/pirated version functions normally; but the player's up-&-coming studio soon start encountering a serious problem.
Technology giant IBM on Monday announced the launch of a new appliance that can manage data from a great number of mobile devices and sensors.
Designed keeping the auto, traffic management, healthcare, home appliance, oil & gas industries in mind, the IBM MessageSight appliance is based on the MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) technology.
Microsoft is considering cleaner and trendy logos for its various brands like Xbox, Skype and Bing.
The announcement about Microsoft's plans to introduce new logos, Windows Phone design studio GM Albert Shum and Wolff Olins creative director Todd Simmons at the Design Day 2013 Event, which recently took place in Norway.
The duo discussed the Redmond-based software giant's efforts to renovate its design identity. Mr. Simmons indicated that Microsoft products like Xbox, Skype and Bing would see new logos soon.
South Korean electronics giant LG has announced the launch of the Optimus F5 smartphone in France, and said several other markets, including Commonwealth of Independent States, South & Central America and Asia will get the new handset over the coming few weeks.
The Optimus F Series is family of Android OS-based smartphones that boasts LTE connectivity as well as affordability. The F5 handset features a 4.3-inch IPS display, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor and a 2,150 mAh battery.
In a bid to attract more and more customers, Tesla Motors on Friday announced a series of new perks for owners of its electric sedan Tesla Model S.
The company announced battery warranty for eight years. It said if the Model S electric car's battery pack fails for any reason apart from deliberate abuse, the owners of the car would be able replace the battery free of charge for eight years.
Online daily deals site LivingSocial has requested its customers to immediately rest their passwords as their existing passwords could be misused in wake of recent hacking attack.
The Washington, D. C-based site on Friday confirmed that it became a victim of a powerful cyber hacking attack, which affected personal data of its more than 50 million customers.
The daily deals service wrote on its website, "Important notice for customers. If you haven't already updated your LivingSocial password, please update it now."
Leap Motion on Thursday announced its decision to push back the shipment-date for motion-sensing controllers by nearly two months.
Michael Buckwald, co-founder & chief executive officer of the motion-control software & hardware startup, said that the company would start shipping the controllers to pre-order customers on 22nd of July. The shipments were previously slated for mid-May.
Announcing the delay, Buckwald said, "After a lot of consideration, we have decided to push back the date and will now be shipping units to pre-order customers on July
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