Archive for January, 2011

Verizon to start selling iPhone4 on Feb. 10

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 22:50 1 Comment

Verizon Wireless made the long-awaited announcement Tuesday that it will start selling a version of the iPhone 4 on Feb. 10, giving U.S. iPhone buyers a choice of carriers for the first time. Since its 2007 debut, Apple Inc.’s phone has been sold exclusively for AT&T’s network in the U.S. Verizon Communications Inc.’s chief operating officer, Lowell McAdam, made the announcement in New York, joined by Apple COO Tim Cook, who called it “the beginning of a great relationship between Verizon and Apple.” Pre-orders will start Feb. 3. The price will be $200 or $300 with a two-year contract, depending on the model, about the same as the iPhone through AT&am

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Is Facebook closing down on March 15th? What do you think?

Monday, January 10, 2011 23:20 No Comments

A spoof news story on Weekly World News has convinced thousands of people that Facebook is to close down altogether on March 15th. Despite appearing alongside reports that boxer Mike Tyson has a pigeon fetish and that alien spaceships are set to attack the Earth next year, the story has sparked panic on the internet. The site ‘quotes’ founder Mark Zuckerberg as saying: “Facebook has gotten out of control, and the stress of managing this company has ruined my life. I need to put an end to all the madness.” There’s also a ‘quote’ from a Facebook vice president saying that all stored data will be deleted on the 15th: “If you ever want to see

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Mac App Store zooms to a million downloads

Saturday, January 8, 2011 16:25 1 Comment

There have now been more than a million “apps” downloaded from Apple’s new online platform that makes finding a program for your computer as easy as finding an app for your phone. That didn’t take long. The new streamlined service, which groups both Apple and third-party programs in a very easy-to-use interface, has recorded over one million downloads since it launched. That was yesterday. The new digital download storefront is available in more than 90 countries, and launched with around 1,000 apps. Apple gets a cut of every app sold on the store, but is it more or less than the cut taken by retailers and other third-party online marketplaces? There’s

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Opera Introduce New Touch-Based Web Browser ‘Opera for Tablets

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 20:57 No Comments

Opera Software has announced a new touch-based web browser designed especially for tablets. The company plans to demo the new web browser at the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas. For now, you’ll have to get by with this (very short) video preview: The focus is, obviously, on the touch screen interface and the demo looks and behaves much like Mobile Safari for the iPad, except that in this case the browser is running on an Android tablet. Although Opera is calling the browser Opera for Tablets, it seems safe to assume that it won’t be making its way onto the iPad any time soon. Apple’s app guidelines prevent software from executing its own code. That means JavaSc

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Microsoft restores access to Hotmail inboxes

Monday, January 3, 2011 23:14 No Comments

Hotmail users are gradually regaining access to their inboxes after a bug left many staring at a blank page. Users have been complaining that their entire Hotmail accounts have been wiped without warning – emails, folders, the lot. Others say that the contents of their inboxes have automatically been moved to the deleted mail folder without any warning. “I was so shocked a couple of days ago when I checked my Hotmail as I do several times a day and dicovered I had no emails in my inbox or folders. I have lost loads of important info and sentimental pictures,” complained one. Instead of their emails, users see a ‘Welcome to Hotmail’ message treating them

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