If you were looking for new mobile features, then iOS 6, which Apple unveiled on Monday at WWDC, does not disappoint. At WWDC 2012, Scott Forstall took the stage to unveil iOS 6 to developers. iOS 6 features more than 200 updates and improvements when compared to iOS 5. iOS 5 already boasts more than 80% adoption rate across devices and Apple boasted figures about iMessage, Twitter stats, Game Center and push notifications. So what’s new in iOS 6? Siri Siri can now launch apps Siri can now Tweet (no hacks required!) Siri is smart about sports. It can pull in scores, game summaries and playerRead More
Twitter on Sunday ran its first-ever TV spot during the broadcast of the 2012 Pocono 400 NASCAR race. The 16-second clip features NASCAR racer Brad Keselowski seated in his car and taking a picture of the scene with his iPhone. Keselowski, who came in 24th place during the race, is taking advantage of the iPhone’s capability to upload pictures directly to Twitter. The seven 15 second commercials ran during the telecast of Sunday's Pocono 400 Nascar race and were centred on the activity in and around the racetrack. Each ad carried an interesting tag line highlighting various Twitter features. One adRead More
Love Windows Phone,now let the world know with Windows Phone Gear Store on CafePress where you can buy T-shirts, mugs, stickers, magnets, water bottles, and more with the fun “I Heart Windows Phone” logo on them. The store is a work in progress, and still tweaking the product selection and design. It will continue to add new products and designs over time. Also, all products are offered at the base cost, they are not making any money off of this. The shop will let you grab mugs, t-shirts, stickers, magnets and more emblazoned with "I Heart Windows Phone" in icons.
SquareTrade, an independent warranty provider, subjected Samsung’s hot new Android phone to a drop test. For comparison, it also dropped another hot phone with which you may be familiar: the iPhone 4S. First, SquareTrade dropped the phone from ear level. Second, they gave both phones to two small (and super-cute) kids. Finally it was time for the car test, letting both phones slip off the back trunk of a moving vehicle as it pulls away.
With IP addresses now depleted, the Internet Society is leading the launch of IPv6 to allow the web to continue growing. Without adopting IPv6, people surfing the web will have to go through a transitional gateway before entering a non-updated site using IPv4, making the experience slower. On launch day Wednesday, website owners are encouraged to permanently enable IPv6 — the next generation of Internet protocol. “World IPv6 Launch Day is a lot larger than people understand,” John Curran, president and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers, told Mashable in an email. “IPv6 is the single largest upgrade in theRead More
Once you pop the top of a tube of potato chips, it can be hard to stop munching its contents. But Cornell researchers may have found a novel way to help: Add edible serving size markers that act as subconscious stop signs. As part of an experiment carried out on two groups of college students (98 students total) while they were watching video clips in class, researchers from Cornell's Food and Brand Lab served tubes of Lays Stackables, some of which contained chips dyed red. Unaware of why some of the chips were red, the students who were served those tubes ofRead More
Have you ever tried to sell something on Craigslist but didn’t really have an idea on how much to ask for it? Or have you tried to buy something online but weren’t sure if you were getting the best deal? This is where Priceonomics comes in. Priceonomics is the price guide for everything. It takes the guesswork out of the process and tells you exactly how much you should be paying for any used item. When you search for an item, you can see how the site's team came up with the price and view the data they used. If you’reRead More
PayPal announced that it is taking its online payment system to 15 physical retailers, following the successful launch of a pilot program at 2,000 Home Depot stores in January. The move marks a significant expansion for PayPal in the physical realm, after the company emerged in the 2000s as a reliable and easy-to-use payment system for eBay and hundreds of other e-commerce sites. Here, a guide to PayPal's new plans: How does the payment system work? Instead of swiping a credit card at the cash register, customers can enter their mobile phone number and a pin to access their PayPal account.Read More
Facebook is exploring options to connect kids to its social network, while ensuring it obeys federal laws. According to the Wall Street Journal, the social network is pushing for a more formalized structure for under-13s in an effort to curb users registering under a false age. Consumer Reports currently pegs the number of under-age users at around 7.5 million. Despite other privacy concerns, Facebook is reportedly looking to add buffers and parental controls to any kid-friendly version that might result from its current experiments. It could also tie parents' accounts to their little tykes' pages, allowing game purchases to beRead More