Archive for April, 2011
The canon Powershot s95 is a premium point and shoot digital camera aimed at serious gearheads.
The Royal Wedding has already taken over trending topics across the web, and we can now report that it has broken at least one record: concurrent viewers on Livestream.
The data breach of Sony’s PlayStation Network notwithstanding, the frequency of major data breaches of companies that store massive of amounts of consumer data has been on a downward trend over the past couple of years.
Square, the mobile-payments startup co-founded by Twitter inventor Jack Dorsey, continued its hot streak today: It landed an undisclosed “strategic” investment from Visa — a week after Square secured a deal to sell its credit-card readers in Apple’s 236 retail stores in the USA.
The Internet search giant is using its logo to pay tribute to John James Audubon, the American artist/naturalist born on this day in 1785.
The just-updated NPR for iPad adds a few bells and whistles, including support for AirPlay, which lets you wirelessly stream audio from your iPad to supported speaker docks, audio-video receivers or Apple TV.
Today, April 22, is the day when we celebrate our planet and its resources that should be preserved. In case you forgot, the web will remind you it’s Earth Day.
Posted by Lucian Cionca, Software Engineer
Last summer we redesigned Google News with new personalization features that let you tell us which subjects and sources you’d like to see more or less often. Starting today — if you’re logged in — you may also find stories based on articles you’ve clicked on before.
For signed-in users in the Personalized U.S. Edition, “News for You” will now include stories based on your news-related web history. For example, if you click on a lot of articles about baseball, we’ll make sure that you get a chance to see breaking baseball stories. We found in testing that more users clicked on more stories when we added this automatic personalization, sending more traffic to publishers.
Also for signed-in users, we’ve introduced “Recommended Sections” in the side column that suggests topics you can add to your news page as custom sections, based on stories you’ve clicked on before.
If you don’t want to see personalized news based on your Web History, you have a few options:
- Click on the “Standard U.S. Edition” link at the bottom of Google News. This will not delete any of your News settings or Web History. It will switch you to an unpersonalized version of Google News for the duration of your current session. (To switch back, click on “Personalized U.S. Edition”.)
- Delete your web history. (Google News may take some time to update.)
- Log out of your Google Account.
RockMelt is a cloud-based social media browser that’s been available for Mac and PC desktops since November, but now it’s available for iPhone.
The Apple rumor mill churns once again, this time off a Reuters report saying a new version of the company’s popular iPhone will ship in September.