Wednesday, 21 May 2014

China Bans Windows 8 on Government Computers

China Bans Windows 8 on Government Computers

Following Microsoft's decision to officially end support for Windows XP, China has decided to ban the use of Windows 8 on its government computers, citing that it was to ensure "computer security".

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Google Launches Hangouts Plugin for Microsoft Outlook

Google Launches Hangouts Plugin for Microsoft Outlook

Google brings Hangouts to Outlook users via a new plugin. More details within.

Google Rumored to be Buying Twitch for US$1 Billion

Google Rumored to be Buying Twitch for US$1 Billion

According to numerous reports, Google is said to be in talks to possibly acquire video game-streaming website Twitch for US$1 billion.

Monday, 19 May 2014

BlastOut Encourages Real-time, Real World Social Engagement on a Mobile Platform

BlastOut Encourages Real-time, Real World Social Engagement on a Mobile Platform

The mobile app lets you create and view content within a short range using the device's location services, which means that the content changes as you move, and is always about the immediate physical space near you, shared by real people who are in that space as well.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Pinterest Raises US$200 Million in Latest Round of Funding

Pinterest Raises US$200 Million in Latest Round of Funding

Pinterest has just raised US$200 million in a deal with investors that values the company at US$5 billion as it continues its plan to reposition itself as a visual search engine.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Rumors: iPad to Get Split-screen Multitasking, New iPhone to Have 1704x960 Display

Rumors: iPad to Get Split-screen Multitasking, New iPhone to Have 1704x960 Display

With WWDC just around the corner, the latest rumors suggest that split-screen multitasking could finally be coming to the iPad while the upcoming iPhone could have a display resolution that is just short of Full-HD.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

BAPCo Releases TabletMark V2 Cross-Architecture Performance Benchmark for Windows 8 Touch-enabled Devices

BAPCo Releases TabletMark V2 Cross-Architecture Performance Benchmark for Windows 8 Touch-enabled Devices

The latest version of TabletMark now comes with the ability to measure battery life. The new software automates activities into three different usage scenarios - Web, Email, and Notes; Photo & Video Sharing, and Video Playback.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1 Lifecycle Start Date; Still Keeps Official Release Date a Secret

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1 Lifecycle Start Date; Still Keeps Official Release Date a Secret

According to Microsoft, official support for Windows Phone 8.1 will start on June 24, 2014. Judging from past releases, the OS' official release is likely to be slightly earlier.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Adobe Voice: New Storytelling App Debuts on iPad

Adobe Voice: New Storytelling App Debuts on iPad

Adobe Voice is a new animated video app for iPad that gives anyone the ability to create and share engaging video stories. The new app lets people inform, persuade or inspire others to action by using a combination of their own recorded voice, imagery, music and cinema-quality motion graphics and effects.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Samsung Will Appeal Against US$120 Million Patent Verdict

Samsung Will Appeal Against US$120 Million Patent Verdict

Samsung has confirmed that it intents to appeal against the US$120 million verdict, claiming that the decision was "unsupported by evidence".

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