vineri, 28 octombrie 2011
28TH OCTOBER 2011 by JEFF CORMIER
Smartr is one of my favourite iOS apps, period. The iPhone version is a one of, if not the, best methods for consuming news and only news, posted to your social networks and curated by your friends.
Today, Factyle, Inc. has launched Smartr for the iPad (free), a true evolution in digital news consumption. The app allows users to construct, in a super simple manner, your optimal personal newspaper by personalizing your pages, and borrowing pages from your friends and those you follow.
Consider this scenario and you’ll understand how powerful Smartr is and why you’ll want it on your iPad – Imagine going to your friend’s home and borrowing his sports page. Now do the same for tech news from your geek friend, and movie news from your film fanatic friend. Now compile all this into your custom paper and chat with your friends about the news that you’re reading together. READ THE FULL ARTICLE: TheNextWeb
By: Alan Ng | October 28, 201
It looks like someone has once again managed to get hold of a hugely anticipated game before the intended release, and in this case, it seems as if the PS3 retail version of Modern Warfare 3has already slipped into the hands of some users.
One user in particular who has a copy of the game has wasted no time in showing proof of his swag, although obviously there’s no information on how he managed to get the game so early before Activision’s intended global release on November 8.
He has though generously provided the masses with a brief unboxing video for us to enjoy, and after watching the video we’re inclined to believe that this is the real deal here. The user shows what is inside the box, the lack of instruction manual just like Battlefield 3 and then boots up the game to see the start of the game’s intro. READ THE FULL ARTICLE: ProductReviews
28TH OCTOBER 2011 by MATT BRIAN
Having opened preorders for the iPhone 4S last week, Apple has now begun selling its new smartphone device in additional countries, with sales beginning in Singapore earlier this morning and stores in the many European countries opening at midnight to provide customers with an opportunity to own the new device.
Whilst queues didn’t quite meet those seen in the US and in many of the other launch countries, customers still camped outside stores and carrier outlets to get their handsets before others in their respective countries. READ THE FULL ARTICLE: TheNextWeb
By: Alan Ng | October 28, 2011
We recently informed you about a working port of Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 for the Nexus S which is available to download right now, but now we have a video preview of this build for those that are looking to see how it runs before going ahead and installing on their devices.
The video gives an excellent overview of the main nuts and bolts of Ice Cream Sandwich and it gives you a good idea of how well it runs on the Nexus S, a handset that has already been confirmed by Google to be getting an official update at some point in the future. READ THE FULL ARTICLE: ProductReviews
27TH OCTOBER 2011 by DREW OLANOFF
Today, Google announced that Google+ will be showing users “What’s hot on Google+“, as well as letting you see how a post has been shared with a new feature called “Google+ Ripple”. The new features will be rolling out to users today.
The company said in a blog post:
We think Google+ should get better every time you use it. It’s not enough to obsess over community feedback (which we do); we also need to surprise and delight you with constant improvements (which we also try and do). Today’s no different, so we’re rolling out four new features in four different areas.
This is a big step forward for Google+, which has been a never-ending stream of data with no real way to bubble up what’s important. Google has also become proficient at creating videos for all new features and upgrades, which you’ll see demonstrated below.
Other than watching re-shared posts with a lot of +1′s fly by your Google+ stream, there’s no real way to indicate what has been shared the most on the platform. Google has changed all of that today, with “What’s Hot”.
Google+ users share and receive billions of items every day—on a wide range of topics, in nearly every country. Circles give you a personal lens on all this activity, helping you focus on updates from your family or your favorite celebrities. But sometimes you want to know what the world is so excited about. Whether it’s breaking news or beautiful photos, you just don’t want to miss anything. With this in mind, we’re launching “What’s Hot” on Google+, a new place to visit for interesting and unexpected content:
The company posted a video about following hot posts on Google+: