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Supermarket Giant to compete with Skype

Tesco (Britains answer to Walmart) has unleashed a new international calls app on Android and iOS, which offers cheap calls across the globe in a bid to challenge the likes of Skype. The app, Tesco Calling Card, lets customers avoid expensive roaming charges by making international calls via a Wi-Fi connection, with cheap charges that start from a penny per minute (with no connection fee). Users get £1 worth of free credit when they download the app, so you can give it a whirl for nothing – and extra credits can be earned by referring friends to the service. Also, app to app calling and […]

by · June 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Research
Android “toxic hell stew of vulnerabilities.” Apple’s CEO says

Android “toxic hell stew of vulnerabilities.” Apple’s CEO says

Apple CEO Tim Cook just ripped Android to shreds on stage at the company’s big developers’ conference, WWDC. Cook told attendees that 130 million Apple customers who bought one of the company’s products in the last 12 months were first-time Apple buyers. He deadpanned: “Many of these customers were switchers from Android. They had bought an Android phone, by mistake, and then sought a better experience.  And a better life. And decided to check out iPhone and iOS.” He gave this stat: “Nearly half of our customers in China in the past six months switched from Android to iPhone. This […]

by · June 6, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Case Studies, News
Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 With Bing for Low-Cost PC OEMs

Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 With Bing for Low-Cost PC OEMs

Microsoft has confirmed it will be making Windows 8.1 with Bing available for OEMs for low-cost devices as a SKU (stock keeping unit). Windows 8.1 with Bing features Microsoft’s search engine as the default in Internet Explorer. The news comes from Windows’ official blog post by Brandon LeBlanc on Friday, who added that the new version will be debuted on low-cost PCs at Computex. To be noted, is that while users will be able to change the default search engine in Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 with Bing, OEMs are bound to ship their products with Bing selected as default. It has been also […]

by · May 26, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · News
Sony Forms Joint Venture in China for PlayStation

Sony Forms Joint Venture in China for PlayStation

BEIJING — Sony and Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group will set up two joint ventures to make and market Sony’s PlayStation games and consoles in China, Shanghai Oriental Pearl said in a stock exchange filing on Monday. One joint venture will be responsible for the PlayStation’s hardware, while the other will be focused on software, the company said in the filing to the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The joint ventures, which will beat in Shanghai’s free trade zone, will be set up by a subsidiary of Shanghai Oriental Pearl and by Sony’s China arm. The classic Playstation creators are reaching out to […]

by · May 26, 2014 · 1 comment · Research
eBay to face formal investigations over data breach

eBay to face formal investigations over data breach

eBay to face formal investigations over data breach  as 145 million users info leaked ebay are reportedly facing a formal investigation with the government over its security practices. As first reported by CNET, eBay will have to answer questions from the government about what type of security the company had in place before hackers accessed the personal data of its users.   Earlier this week, eBay urged users to update their passwords immediately. The breach, which was confirmed by investigators this week, happened in late February and early March; eBay discovered it in early May. It seems hackers used an internal eBay corporate account […]

by · May 23, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Research
Google turns head in billion-dollar Twitch deal

Google turns head in billion-dollar Twitch deal

The Chocolate Factory has reportedly developed a yearning to take a bigger bite out of the video game streaming market, and has offered a cool billion to take over Twitch. Variety, citing “sources familiar with the project” (presumably because they are a better source than someone picked at random off the street), says the service will be rolled into YouTube. That’s if the deal gets past US regulator, who are probably likely to push back over the size of the deal, given Google’s domination of the video business. Twitch, which lets users upload gameplay videos from XBox and PS4 consoles for others […]

by · May 19, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · News
Google Acquires ‘Word Lens’ App: iOS, Android, Glass Image-Based Translation

Google Acquires ‘Word Lens’ App: iOS, Android, Glass Image-Based Translation

  Google has just a purchased Quest Visual, maker of the augmented reality translator app Word Lens. The cost of buyout was not announced. In the wake of this development, a post on the Word Lens website has appeared, stating, “By joining Google, we can incorporate Quest Visual’s technology into Google Translate’s broad language coverage and translation capabilities in the future. As a thank you to everybody who supported us on our journey, we’ve made both the app and the language packs free to download for a limited time while we transition to Google. We’re looking forward to continuing our […]

by · May 18, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · News, Research, Tools
Time Warner Cable CEO Sells up in 44 days

Time Warner Cable CEO Sells up in 44 days

A lucrative provision in CEO contracts encourages corporate chieftains to sidle up to their competitors. by Jim Hightower Where’s Charles Dickens when we need him? The novelist, who laid bare the shame of gross income inequality in 19th century England, came up with some perfect names for his more despicable characters, including Scrooge, Mr. Tulkinghorn, and Miss Havisham. Flickr/The Cable ShowSo I’m wondering what moniker Dickens would’ve given to Robert Marcus. Who? He’s the CEO of Time Warner Cable who already won gold in the 2014 Greed Olympics for grabbing the most cash with the least effort in the shortest time. […]

by · May 18, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Case Studies, News
Madesquare Turns Your iPhone Photos Into Crafts

Madesquare Turns Your iPhone Photos Into Crafts

“We were always looking online for different ways to bring our memories to life,” Sullivan told Mashable. “Transferring the digital photos we love taking but making them more tangible, something you can hold onto.”   THE COMPANY   MADESQUARE brings thoughtfully-designed, finely-crafted square photo products and DIY inspiration to the palm of your hand.   With MADESQUARE’s iPhone app, you can transform your camera roll into personalized, statement-making square photo products, conveniently ship items to yourself, friends and family, effortlessly discover DIY ideas to add a special touch to rooms, projects, and gifts, and easily share product and design inspiration on […]

by · May 15, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Case Studies, News
Google’s Self-Driving Car Project Becoming Reality

Google’s Self-Driving Car Project Becoming Reality

Google’s Self-Driving Car Project Becoming Reality Google has made a lot of progress on its self-driving car project in the past few years, and just this week it began ferrying journalists around Mountain View in the autonomous vehicles. The company shared with us a heap of information about the project, its history and how it came to be in light of its recent advancements – and while it’s been hard going, you might be surprised at how far they’ve come, and just how successful they’ve been in their testing to date. Google cites the 1939 World’s Fair ‘Futurama’ ride for GM as […]

by · May 14, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · News, Research