PCWorld (2010-12-30) – Skype on Thursday introduced a new version of its iOS app, which enables free video chatting between iPhones, iPods and iPads over WiFi and 3G connections. Skype users will also be able to make video calls with their friends on Windows computers, as well as with Mac users. The new Skype iOS app is more flexible solution for video chatting than Apple’s own FaceTime, which isbuilt into the OS. Skype users are able to make video calls to other users of the service via WiFi Read More +
I liked the Mashable.com article iPad 2 Rumors: The Comprehensive Guide. Based on that, the best 10 rumors are as follows: 1. There will be three versions of the iPad 2 2. iPad 2 will have a front and back-facing cameras 3. iPod 2 will be slimmer, lighter and will have retina display 4. iPod 2 will have a flat back 5. iPod 2 will have a wide-range speakers 6. iPod 2 will have a USB port 7. iPod 2 will have a dual-core CPU Read More +
I did a really quick search on Google and was not able to find any reasonable explanation nor the conspiracy theory about such a wide outage. I really liked the Tony Bates address on December 24th – “I would like to take a moment to thank each of you for your patience, understanding, and support during Skype’s outage. We know how important your Skype conversations are to you and we take any disruption to our service very seriously.” Right… I spent the whole day trying Read More +
Cnet.com (2010-12-22) – Craigslist’s adult services section is no longer in business around the world. Responding to the global takedown, Blumenthal called it “another another important step in the ongoing fight to more effectively screen and stop pernicious prostitution ads,” the AP reported. read more ...
New Google Maps 5.0 for Android has two new significant features: 3D interaction and off line reliability, according to Google blog (2010-12-17). Google is using vector graphics to dynamically draw the map on your device as you use it, allowing you to interact with it in new ways: Tilting, Rotating and Compass mode. read more … Pictures are from Googleblog
The new Android phone from Google. Nexus S is blazing fast, has a brilliant Contour Display and is the first phone with Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and the latest Google Mobile apps. Nexus S will be available this Thursday, December 16th at Best Buy stores and online
Obviously based on what I read in Boston.com today or rather yesterday, it’s quite possible that in a very near future there will be a way to reverse the age with the help of the DNA rebuilding agent. Harvard scientists have taken prematurely aged mice and reversed the toll of time – increasing the size of their shrunken brains, restoring their diminished sense of smell, and turning their graying fur to a healthy sheen. The work is among a growing spate of efforts to understand Read More +
Great News! Don’t you agree? I think it’s great that your email is still protected by the Fourth Amendment. Based on todays decision the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the goverment must have a search warrant before it can secretly seize and search emails stored by email service providers. Eff.org (2010-12-14) – Given the fundamental similarities between email and traditional forms of communication [like postal mail and telephone calls], it would defy common sense to afford emails lesser Fourth Amendment protection…. It follows Read More +
Forbes (2010-12-10) – Mark Zuckerberg has announced plans tp give away the majority of his fortune to charity. “People wait until late in their career to give back. But why wait when there is so much to be done?” Mark Zuckerberg, cofounder, CEO and president of Facebook said in a statement. read more ...
The Chrome notebook is the safest notebook ever. Why? Simply because the data are stored online, off the notebook. read more Check out the Google video