With only few hours before the main event, RIM has announced a sweeping overhaul of its online content offerings this week, and the new BlackBerry World storefront has just gone live. You’re now able to see the selection of TV shows, movies, apps, music, and so on from the web store, giving a look at one aspect of what RIM will have to show the world at its make-or-break BlackBerry 10 unveiling later today.
Pricing seems to be in line with other services, and RIM has already said that content updates will be timely — movies will hit the store at the same time as the DVD release, and TV shows will become available the day after they air in the UK and North America. If you’re curious about this piece of the BlackBerry ecosystem puzzle, you can browse the store now.
Last week, Vine was launched. The tool allows you to share very short videos on social networks like Twitter. The application, launched recently, has been the joy of twittos who posted videos on the site. There is everything from videos of tests, parties or travel … But you know, what dominates internet is porn and Vine is no exception.
But Apple does not really like porn. There are few days, the application 500px has made costs. But Vine, is another thing, the application is launched by the juggernaut Twitter. Apple has not deleted the application from the Appstore, when its porn video has appeared on a section in the selection of the team. The application was merely “hidden.”
Therefore impossible to find Vine on the home page of the Appstore, or even in “social network application.” A sanction that shows the fight against porn on the Apple’s Appstore. Twitter has meanwhile apologized for the appearance of porn videos on the home page of Vine and promises it will not happen again.
Recently there are reports circulating about certain Instagram and Facebook users who are finding themselves locked out of their accounts for violating the ToS associated with each site. Before being allowed back into their accounts, these people are being asked to upload an image of a government issued photo ID before being allowed back onto the site.
According to those who have been asked to provide an ID, not all forms of identification have been accepted by the two sites and those people are being asked to provide a copy of their birth certificate before regaining control over their account. Many are confused about whether these requests are legitimate or if it is the work of a knowledgeable phisher.
A spokesman for Facebook, which owns both sites, said, “Instagram occasionally removes accounts due to violation of terms and, depending on the violation, may ask people to upload IDs for verification purposes.”
Instagram just updated its ToS on January 19th. While it can be understood why Facebook would verify a user’s identity as it requires account holders to use their real names, there is no such requirement for Instagram which makes the demand for ID a bit puzzling for users of that site. The photo sharing social network might eventually join Facebook and request account holders to use their real names, but for now it is not a requirement for Instagram.
Since the arrival of Marissa Mayer to lead Yahoo, things change for the firm. Proof of this is the acquisition of the startup Snip.It that has being announced. The company specializes in content sharing has been acquired by Yahoo for a whopping $ 10 million.
Snip.It is a social tool for collecting images, videos and articles on the web with a single click and playful way. Yahoo could therefore able to take advantage of the know-how start-ups to strengthen its social media in the future.
Yahoo strengthens day by day, and gradually becomes a major player in the web, who had been left in the dark for several years.
A few days before the launch of BB10, RIM announced its application store BlackBerry App World changed name to now BlackBerry World!
BlackBerry World is first deployed on PlayBook tablets and BlackBerry smartphones, plus a web version that will be available. This store not only contain applications but you can also buy music and videos.
More details soon.
Latest generation of Samsung devices are already tasting the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. Samsung is working hard to update the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note for quite some time and as it seems the Galaxy Note update is just a question of time.
Samsung has just announced the so-called Premium Suite for the original Galaxy Note N7000 (similar to the one the Galaxy S III is getting). It will be based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and will bring the Project Butter smoothness and Google Now assistant. In addition to those, Samsung will give you plenty of new features to enjoy.
With a refreshed UI appears very similar to its successor, owners of the original Galaxy Note will be getting MultiView (the unique “two apps on the screen” feature), popup versions of the Note, Video and Browser apps, handwriting support in the S Planner and Email, enhanced S Note app, Photo Note, Paper Artist, and the addictive Easy Clip function that allows you to crop and share images and text with the stylus. Owners of Samsung’s original phablet can also start dabbling with Google Now, which will continue to pluck information from your search history, location and timezone. And a few more.
For the right moment there’s no information on when and where the update will rollout, but we guess it’s just a matter of few weeks.
Via : Akiba-Tech
The maps app for Windows Phone 8 received a massive update. It weighs in at about 290MB and should bring you better detail on maps and better traffic information. The WP8 Maps app works offline too, so that’s likely why the filesize is so huge.
Via : WPC