Nokia’s Scalado acquisition continues to pay off as the company just announced the PhotoBeamer app. The software is exclusive app to the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 and allows you to stream photos quite easily.
You can stream your gallery to any device with a web browser and internet connection. What you need to do is open the PhotoBeamer website on the target device, scan a QR code with your phone’s PhotoBeamer app and your gallery will be shared immediately. Read more »
A new Skype 4.2 version is now available in the Apple’s App Store for all the iPhones, iPads and iPods Touch running on iOS 4.3 or later.
It adds support for Microsoft accounts and you can now chat with your Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com contacts directly from within Skype. The 4.2 version also allows you to tap and hold for edit on instant messages. Read more »
In an attempt to pull more users towards its Bing search engine, Microsoft has launched a site targeted at Google Shopping.
Microsoft claims that Google Shopping is basically a system where advertisers pay to have their products show up higher in a “pay-to-rank” system, and that you’re basically viewing ads when browsing its results. Read more »
Back in the day when Gmail was introduced, Google redefined the concept of email storage. Today, the wildly popular email service broke more new ground by integrating Google Drive into it. The trick will allow you to email files up to 10GB in size.
Gmail attachments from Google Drive will always be kept in sync, so recipients will have access to the most recent version of a document or project. Read more »
Unless you spent the last four months in a Himalayan cave, you may have seen South Korean singer PSY’s video ‘Gangnam Style’ by now, several times, to the point where you don’t want to watch it ever again. A lot of people have done the same, which is why the video is now the most watched video in the history of YouTube.
The video, which at last count had 805,055,375 views since it was uploaded on July 15, 2012, just went past the previous record holder, which was Canadian singer Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ that at last count had 803,732,561 views but was uploaded over two years ago, on February 19, 2010. Read more »
A while back Google unveiled indoor plans for Google Maps on Android smartphones. As of today, the service is also available on the desktop web version, which you probably use on your computer.
Not only that, but the map data is no longer limited to places in France, but has now been expanded to include select locations and places of interest in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Japan, the UK, the US, Sweden, and Switzerland. Read more »
Dropbox, the current top dog in cloud storage solutions, is celebrating its 100 millionth account by offering free cloud storage to people who share their Dropbox story.
If yours is one of the top ten favorite stories, you will get 100 GB of cloud storage for life. If it makes it in the top one hundred favorites, then you get a consolation prize of 10 GB for life. Read more »
Google has done some minor modifications to their SERP (search engine results page). The new design mostly involves rearranging the navigation controls around.
As you can see from the screenshot above, the navigation controls, which previously could be found on the side, have now been moved up top. This works fine for usual web search but poses new problems for image search. Read more »
Skype for Mac and Windows has received an update to version 6.0 with an alternative sign in and extended Microsoft-integration in tow.
You can log in without a Skype ID and opt for using a Microsoft Live ID or a Facebook one instead. There’s also Retina support for Mac, visual changes and more. Read more »
Last night (in Europe) an outage in Amazon Web Services on the US East Coast caused disruption of some major online services that we all use and love. Websites and apps such as Reddit, Airbnb, Flipboard, and Viber have all been non-responsive. The outage has been felt the worst by users in Asia and the US, where the downtime was actually running through the day.
A member of the collective hacker group called Anonymous went public on Twitter to claim responsibility. Later on, an Amazon spokesperson stated this is not the case and Amazon servers had not been under attack. Read more »
Dropbox has announced a new program called the Space Race meant for school and university students where you can earn up to 25GB for yourself and your schoolmates while competing against other schools in the program.
To be part of this program, you have to be from one of the eligible educational institutions and have their official email address. Once you create an account with this ID, you automatically get 3GB of space by default for two years. If you already have an account or want to register with some other email address you can but you still have to confirm your school ID with them. Read more »
Google has updated their maps platform to include higher-detailed satellite imagery, as well as a new 45° view mode.
It has covered 51 cities initially, including the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, and the State Capitol building in Austin, Texas. Read more »
14 years ago a small but effective search engine came to prominence on the domain www.google.com. The rest is history.
Today marks the 14th year of existence for the tech giant, and it’s celebrating with one of its trademark homepage doodles. Read more »
Microsoft has decided to make hay of the Google – Safari fiasco that took place a few months ago, for which Google got fined a cool $22.5 million by the FTC.
This message, seen when you open the Bing privacy protection page, is primarily targeted at Safari users who were wronged by Google. It tells you step by step what Google did, how they got fined and finally urges you to stop using Google and switch to Bing. Read more »
Microsoft has confirmed the costs of its Office 2013 suite as well as the Office 365 Home Premium and Small Business Premium services.
The subscription-based Office 365 Home Premium will give 5 people access to the full Office 365 features ( Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, and Publisher) via their individual accounts. For the privilege they will have to fork out $99.99 a year. Read more »