Thursday, 29 Aug 2013

Android VP Hugo Barra Leaves for Chinese Handset Maker Xiaomi

Android VP Hugo Barra Leaves for Chinese Handset Maker Xiaomi

Hugo Barra, one of Google's top Android executives, will be leaving Google to join up-and-coming Chinese handset manufacturer, Xiaomi. It is currently one of China's fastest growing tech companies, and is said to be worth approximately US$10 billion.

Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013

Windows 8.1 to RTM in Late August (Update: RTM!)

Windows 8.1 to RTM in Late August (Update: RTM!)

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 8.1 - the first major update to Windows 8 - will RTM (release to manufacturing) at the end of August. Update: Microsoft has just announced today - August 27 - that the OS has been released to manufacturing.

WeChat Launches on BB10 Platform

WeChat Launches on BB10 Platform

Integrating with BlackBerry Hub for a seamless user experience, the WeChat for BlackBerry 10 allows users to text each other, swap voice messages with its "Hold to Talk" feature, share images, and much more.

Sony Offering PlayMemories Camera Apps to More APAC Countries

Sony Offering PlayMemories Camera Apps to More APAC Countries

Sony is introducing its PlayMemories Camera Apps, a service that lets you download and install new functions on demand to boost the capabilities of your camera, to even more countries in APAC.

Starhub Launches Crowdsource-powered MySmartEye App for the Visually Impaired

Starhub Launches Crowdsource-powered MySmartEye App for the Visually Impaired

Starhub today announced the launch of its MySmartEye app, an iPhone and Android smartphone app that will help visually impaired users 'see' by taking a photo, and letting other volunteers describe the contents of that photo to them.

Yahoo Releasing Inactive Usernames

Yahoo Releasing Inactive Usernames

Yahoo has just announced that its stockpile of dormant usernames is ready to be released. Users who have successfully signed up for a dormant Yahoo username will be notified from today on.

iOS 7 Could Be Released on September 10

iOS 7 Could Be Released on September 10

The latest leak indicates that Apple's eagerly anticipated iOS 7 could be made available to the public on September 10, the same day that the company will announce the new iPhones.

Monday, 26 Aug 2013

Instagram Acquires Video App Luma

Instagram Acquires Video App Luma

Instagram recently announced that it had acquired video app Luma, which allows users to shoot, share and add stabilization to their videos. The app also includes some post-processing features like live filters, as well as the ability to post-process videos.

Windows 8 Banned by HWBot (Updated with fix!)

Windows 8 Banned by HWBot (Updated with fix!)

Updated with fix from Ocaholic! HWBot, one of the world's most popular benchmarking and overclocking databases has banned any results from a machine running Windows 8 OS. This is due to a fault in Windows 8′s real-time clock (RTC), which all benchmarking tools use.

Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Names Windows Vista as Biggest Regret

Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Names Windows Vista as Biggest Regret

Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confessed his biggest regret during his stint is Windows Vista operating system. He told Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet that there are "side effects" from spending too much precious manpower on a product that failed to deliver.

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