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The History of Android

The History of Android

Android‘s box of sweets has gotten much more diverse since launching its first dessert-themed operating system, Cupcake, in 2009. Mobile app developers [x]cubelabs have laid out a timeline of these versions — from Cupcake to Ice Cream Sandwich — in the infographic below. What updates do you think were most influential? At what point did you decide that Android was ... Read More »

Google Triples the Speed of the +1 Button

Google Triples the Speed of the +1 Button

The +1 button is about to get a whole lot faster, thanks to an update Google rolled out on Tuesday. “We’ve begun to roll out out a set of changes that will make the button render up to 3x faster on your site,” software engineer David Byttow said in a blog post. “No action is required on your part, so ... Read More »

15 Inch Mac Book Air

15 Inch Mac Book Air

Apple is putting the finishing touches on a 15-inch ultra-portable MacBook Air/Pro hybrid that could make its debut this holiday season, according to multiple reports. While Macrumors is scant on details about the next-generation Apple computer, it is likely to drop the optical disc drive and utilize a solid state drive instead of a hard disk drive. These are two ... Read More »

Google+ reaches 20 Million Mark in 3 Weeks

Google+ reaches 20 Million Mark in 3 Weeks

Google’s new Social Networking site Google+ has reached a massive 20 million subscribers, as almost everyone wants in on the action.  Its just been a week since Google’s Larry Page said that Google plus reached 10 million. Page noted at the time that the service remains in a “field trial” mode, and with “a lot of barriers” to use it right ... Read More »

HOW TO: Do a Clean Install of OS X Lion

HOW TO: Do a Clean Install of OS X Lion

OS X Lion is now available from the Mac App Store and we know that many of you are preparing or have already started downloading and installing the new cat. Because installation takes place entirely from within the Mac App Store, the usual “clean install” option isn’t present. If you’ve followed our guide for preparing your Mac for Lion, you’re ... Read More »

A Facebook Game for Your Inner Serial Killer

A Facebook Game for Your Inner Serial Killer

Those of you who have a need to satisfy the Dark Passenger within — and who know what that means — will find relief in “Dexter Slice of Life”, a social game for Facebook that’s based on the decadently sinister Showtime series Dexter and its vigilante serial killer. Showtime released a trailer and screenshot for Slice of Life, developed by ... Read More »

Top Tips For Optimising Your Online Presence

Top Tips For Optimising Your Online Presence

It can be fairly straightforward today to create an online presence for your company and this can even be done overnight (albeit in a simple manner), but what is more challenging to digital marketers is making the most of their online presence and using it to increase revenue and build brand awareness. Here are a few of my top tips ... Read More »

Mobile Hacking: How Safe Is Your Smartphone?

Mobile Hacking: How Safe Is Your Smartphone?

New instances of phone hacking seem to emerge from Rupert Murdoch’s empire on a daily basis. But are the reports of interest beyond Murdoch and his detractors? Should you, as a consumer, fear that your phone will be hacked? Not yet. Experts say that it’s still fairly easy to hack into your phone, but unless you’re a celebrity, you’re unlikely ... Read More »

Microsoft Redesigns Bing Maps Interface

Microsoft Redesigns Bing Maps Interface

Microsoft has rolled out a redesign of the Bing Maps interface, consolidating most of the task and navigation options in a control bar on top of the page. You can now use the top bar to change the type of view, activate traffic information and streetside view, get directions, load map apps, and print and share the current location on ... Read More »

Google+ About To Hit 10 Million Users

Google+ About To Hit 10 Million Users

Google’s social network, Google+, might be one of the fastest-growing networks ever, having already reached 10 million users according to one estimate. Paul Allen, of Ancestry.com — not to be confused with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen — has developed an interesting methodology to calculate the number of Google+ members. He sampled a number of surnames from the U.S. Census Bureau ... Read More »