Facebook has invited the press to a conference on the thumb on March 7th at 10am (San Francisco time). The menu of the Event is already known, since it will be didcated to the social network unveiling a new design of the news feed.
Little information is currently filtered on the expected new, but it is rumored that Facebook would display larger photos and text overlay on images. a Build of iOS app dragged, showing shots actually taking the whole width of the screen, Facebook would compete with the design elements of Google+ or Flipboard.
The last consistent change of the news flow was on May 2012, with a particular focus on the media. The social network wants to push the experiment further.
Last few days (in Europe) there was 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.
Of course, it’s anyone’s guess what actually had happened. The good news is that by Tuesday morning in Europe most of the servers functionality was up again. Some services may be still experiencing slight hiccups, but that’s due to the high number of users trying to connect back and no longer due to a malfunction in Amazon’s cloud infrastructure.
Via : Cnet
Flipboard now supports video, but it’s always been focused on modernizing the reading experience. Until today, that is. Flipboard on Wednesday launched what it is calling “TV” channels – curated sections of its Content Guide sidebar that include only videos, no text, culled from popular YouTube channels.
In otherwise, this is nothing new – articles read through Flipboard can already contain videos. What is notable is that now Flipboard is making a specific play for audiovisual content inside its magazine-like applications. The app is now taking advantage of YouTube channels to give viewers a steady stream of video pattered along common themes.
Source : Flipboard
Flipboard is a social reading app which is no longer an iOS exclusivity since that the app began to be shipped on the droids devices. Furthermore the New York Times subscribers will be able to read all the paper’s content through the app, on any platform, starting from today. That’s a big deal for the Times, Flipboard and readers alike.
Previously Flipboard has only offered previews of magazine and newspaper articles, having to link readers out to official websites for full-on content. The Times is the first big publisher it’s managed to convince to give it full access to its “premium” content.
Similarly, it’s the first time the Times has ever given a third party organization full access to all its content. According to All Things D, the paper says it wants to emulate cable TV’s “TV Everywhere” strategy—so that subscribers can read the paper using any device or software they want.
After a couple of months of beta testing, the final build of the app is now available on the Google Play Store, Amazon Appstore and the Barnes & Noble Nook store. On the Galaxy S III in the US, the app will come pre-installed from all the carriers.
Compared to its initial release, Flipboard has added couple of major features to the app, including support for Google+ and YouTube. With Google+ integration, you will be able to see all your friend’s posts in Flipboard’s unique format and also be able to +1, share or comment on them. Signing into YouTube puts all your subscribed videos in your Flipboard feed and you can click on them to watch them in the YouTube app on your phone.
If you’re an iOS user, the new changes are also available to you through an update which you can download from the App Store.