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15 Google Earth and Street View Mysteries

Since Google began mapping the world with Google Earth and Street View, an entire pastime--Google mystery hunting and debunking--has cropped up.

Written by Daniel Ionescu14 Jan. 11 12:07

Is Sony preparing for the extinction of the DVD?

Sony is experimenting with exclusive features embedded into its iTunes movies, PaidContent reports, slowly paving the way for the day when DVDs will be no more. In the iTunes version of The Other Guys users can search through the script of the movie to see the exact moment a line was said in the film, while other pictures like Salt and Resident Evil: Afterlife allow you to share video snippets on social media.

Written by Daniel Ionescu05 Jan. 11 02:29

Apple releases iAd producer, takes aim at Adobe Flash

Apple's clash with Adobe over Flash is far from over. Apple released iAd Producer, a tool for online advertisers to create content for Apple's iAd platform, helping the company to establish HTML5 as a viable alternative to Adobe Flash technology on mobile devices.

Written by Daniel Ionescu22 Dec. 10 01:41

Nokia may be considering Windows 7 phones

Nokia and Microsoft are reportedly discussing an alliance that would lead to Nokia-branded smartphones running the Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system. The claim comes from respected Russian tech blogger Eldar Murtazin, the man behind many of the smartphone leaks you see today.

Written by Daniel Ionescu21 Dec. 10 02:23

Facebook adds facial recognition to make tagging easier

Facebook users in the United States will be able to use a face detection feature for photos, making the tagging process easier. The feature, which debuts next week, uses face recognition software to look through your current photos and will match people in new photos to those who you have already tagged.

Written by Daniel Ionescu17 Dec. 10 02:23

Verizon to sell nine million iPhones at AT&T's expense: Analyst

The Verizon iPhone, the biggest myth of the tech world for the past few years, would sell nine million units in 2011, stealing many customers from AT&T, according to a note from analyst Gene Munster sent to AppleInsider. Rumored to arrive sometime in early 2011, the Verizon iPhone would break AT&T's iPhone exclusivity, leading many consumers to switch to Verizon's network.

Written by Daniel Ionescu16 Dec. 10 07:20

Microsoft expected to unveil new batch of tablets

10 years after it launched its first tablet PC, Microsoft is still struggling to come up with a hit product in the category. On the opposite side of the spectrum, Apple managed to sell more than seven million iPads in just a few months. But Microsoft is planning a comeback next month, when it will introduce a bunch of new slate computers, according to a New York Times report.

Written by Daniel Ionescu15 Dec. 10 03:11

Google Android phones are selling like hotcakes

Google's lead Android developer Andy Rubin tweeted that the company is activating more than 300,000 Android phones each day. This equates to more than 9 million Android phones activated per month, despite reports that the platform's activation numbers were plummeting as of late.

Written by Daniel Ionescu10 Dec. 10 02:20

Google Nexus S vs Apple iPhone 4: Fight!

Google has reentered the phone production market with the Nexus S, the first phone to launch with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest version of Google's mobile operating system.

Written by Daniel Ionescu08 Dec. 10 02:33

AirPlay's support for third-party apps may expand

AirPlay, one of the main feature additions in iOS 4.2, could soon work with third-party apps and Safari, according to a purported Steve Jobs e-mail that a reader sent to the MacRumors blog. The e-mail suggests that in 2011 users will be able to stream video to their Apple TVs from third-party applications and the Safari browser.

Written by Daniel Ionescu02 Dec. 10 02:15

Hackers release iOS 4.2.1 unlock for iPhone 3GS

Hacking-happy users of iPhone 3G and 3GS models can now unlock their phones to work with other carriers, thanks to a new hack. The iPhone Dev Team released this weekend a new carrier unlock for the older iPhone models, which allows you to use any SIM card with the latest software update from Apple, iOS 4.2.1.

Written by Daniel Ionescu30 Nov. 10 01:44

iOS 4.3 release rumored for December

Days after Apple released the iOS 4.2 software update for iPhones and iPads, another update to the OS is rumored to be arriving in December, together with News Corp's iPad-only news app. A corroborated report from Apple-centric blog MacStories claims that at some point in mid-December Apple will release iOS 4.3, which will enable publishers to charge for recurring subscriptions.

Written by Daniel Ionescu25 Nov. 10 02:27

Top 15 essential iPad apps for work

From Awesome Currency Calculator to iTranslate, here are 15 iPad apps that will help you do the job and make the process a bit more fun.

Written by Daniel Ionescu17 Nov. 10 14:12

Samsung Android phones: More leaks

Pictures and specifications of what is claimed to be another upcoming Samsung Android phone with a larger than 4-inch display have been leaked by tech blog Engadget. Only yesterday the site posted pictures of an upcoming Google-branded Nexus S phone from Samsung, and this second device is also said to run on Android 2.3, Google's next major update of its mobile OS.

Written by Daniel Ionescu13 Nov. 10 01:50
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