The OpenStreetMap 8th Anniversary Birthday party is an event which took place on Saturday, 18 August 2012 to celebrate the "birthday" of the project. Partying in several locations around the world! via OpenStreetMap 8th Anniversary Birthday party - OpenStreetMap Wiki.
Security researcher and iOS hacker pod2g has detailed a "serious" security flaw affecting all iPhones that he says could facilitate hackers or thieves to access your personal information. The flaw involves a malicious party spoofing the "reply" to number, essentially forcing you to send an SMS to a different number than the one you initially… Continue reading Security researcher exposes a five-year-old SMS flaw in iOS
When Jelly Bean was officially announced, Android users had a lot to be excited about. The latest version of the OS is super-smooth (like Butter!), there are expandable notifications that actually include functionality, there is a better keyboard, better widgets, and a better camera/gallery. The biggest announcements, of-course, were the addition of a better voice… Continue reading What Is Google Now and How Do I Use It?
Until recently, I only vaguely understood what each Instagram filter accomplished. I knew, for instance, that Rise would virtually erase the massive pimple on my face without washing out my skin tone. I assumed that every Twilight fan preferred Sutro, with its dark and enchanting exposure. And as for Kelvin — why even venture a… Continue reading How to Choose the Best Instagram Filter for Your Photo
Microsoft's Office 2013 reaches its public Customer Preview milestone today, available for end users to test on Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs. Microsoft is calling its Office 2013 suite, codenamed Office 15, a "modern" version of the software that is used on a billion PCs worldwide. Cloud-connected and designed to work well on Windows… Continue reading Office 2013 preview: cloud subscriptions, Metro flair, and touch improvements | The Verge
There’s certainly no shortage of free Android apps, but a lot of these are really more like free demos: they’re ad-supported “lite” versions with accompanying paid apps, or they’re 30 day trials, or they require you to unlock extra features via in-app purchases or by paying for a monthly account. That’s not a bad thing,… Continue reading 50 Completely Free Android Apps
This is a first-hand comparison through experience of the new Google Now app and Apple's Siri... Google Now Better Than Siri - Business Insider.
While Apple has been distancing itself from Google with the introduction of its own mapping service, it looks like Amazon might be following suit in the near future. According to reports online, the company recently bought up a 3D mapping startup, UpNext. The conditions of the deal weren’t mentioned – neither were what Amazon plans… Continue reading Amazon buys UpNext – a 3D mapping startup
Android Jelly Bean comes with a Google widget that lets you find the name of a song you're listening to. Just like Shazam or SoundHound, except that the widget links to Google Play, so you can quickly buy the song if you're in the US... See it in action at this link: Google Sound Search.
Just out yesterday, the Chrome mobile browser quickly secures the top spot on both the iPhone and the iPad! Google Chrome already No. 1 among free iOS apps | Internet & Media - CNET News.