News: Apps and Software
Monday, 13 May 2013
Facebook Home, Facebook's customized Android launcher app, has not been the overwhelming success CEO Mark Zuckerberg was hoping for. After an initial rush of interest, the app continues to plummet down the Google Play download rankings, showing universal decline in every country.
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Ahead of Google's I/O event next week, an updated interface for Google Maps has surfaced which removes the sidebar and focuses on the map itself rather than its various navigational components.
Despite controversy surrounding the uptake of Windows 8, Microsoft has revealed that more than 100 million Windows 8 licenses have now been sold. And the next update for the OS, codenamed Windows Blue, will see a public preview in June at the BUILD conference.
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
An update for Futuremark's 3DMark (2013) benchmark has fixed an issue with multi-GPU setups. The new release will now work correctly on systems with up to four GPUs.
Adobe surprised everyone today by revealing the Projects Mighty and Napoleon hardware prototypes. The Mighty is Adobe's take on a cloud-connected stylus, while the Napoleon is a new kind of digital stencil; the projects are an attempt to digitise the creative workflow from pen and paper to stylus and tablet.
Monday, 6 May 2013
Samsung today announced that Samsung Knox-enabled devices have been approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for use in DoD networks. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has finished successful testing of Samsung Knox devices.
Friday, 3 May 2013
According to people familiar with the matter, iOS 7 will be a such a significant update that it is pulling engineers from the OS X team to help ensure it meets its rumored September dateline.
Google+ Hangouts now comes with remote desktop, which lets you remotely control someone else's PC during a Hangout chat session. The Hangout Remote Desktop app is built using the same technology found in the Chrome Remote Desktop app.
Thursday, 2 May 2013
Jawbone has announced its UP platform for iOS and unveiled 10 apps that have integrated with UP, the wristband and app system that helps you know yourself so that you can make smarter choices.
A survey done by American measurement company Nielsen has revealed that Youtube reaches more users in the 18 to 34 age group, than any other US cable network company. These viewers are what Youtube calls "Generation C", and the company reckons that advertisers need to be on Youtube in order to reach them.