News: Reads from WWW
Thursday, 8 Dec 2011
The Facebook app for Android gets a big update, similar to its iOS cousin. Changes include fasting loading of photos and albums, and a left-hand menu with commonly used links.
Android devices and the iPhone are quite similarly matched in terms of hardware, but when it comes to applications, there are still some ways to go before parity is achieved. Instagram is bringing us one step closer to equilibrium by starting work on an Android version.
Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011
Microsoft has given the community a taste of what the Windows Store will be like with a little preview at a recent event in San Francisco. According to them, equal thought has been given to how users and developers will access the platform.
iOS has recently seen a massive update to their Facebook apps, and it seems that Facebook for Android is next in line.
Taiwanese memory module manufacturer, Adata Technology has reported that rising demand for tablets, and an influx of short lead-time orders from the Ultrabook sector, led to SSD sales staying at high levels. Hopefully, the strong demand reported will lead to lower SSD prices.
To celebrate Android Market's latest milestone of 10 billion total app downloads, 10 premium apps on the Android Market are now priced at 10 cents, for the next 10 days.
Samsung has ordered Kogan to cease airing commercials which highlights the Australian firm's deployment of Samsung LCD panels used by Kogan's HDTVs.
Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011
Nokia's first Windows Phone device will be launching on 7th December 2011, and the first 100 customers to purchase it at the launch party held at Clarke Quay will receive a free Xbox 360 with Kinect worth S$568.
According to The Times of India, a senior executive from Sony has mentioned that the Sony Ericsson brand will be phased out by mid next year, focusing even more on its Android smartphones under the Sony name.
Marcus Schappi, an Australian software developer, has revealed how he used a few relatively inexpensive components to hack the iPhone 4S voice recognition app Siri, enabling him to use voice commands to turn his house lights on and off and open web pages on his computer.