Tech news – December 9th 2012 to December 12th 2012:
- Zeitgeist 2012 – Google – google.com
- Facebook Changes Privacy Controls, Forces Users to be Searchable –
mashable.comFacebook began rolling out new privacy controls Wednesday morning while also taking away your option to hide from its search engine.
Pope Benedict XVI sent a Twitter message on Wednesday that embraced his following on the social network, opening a new chapter in papal discourse.
Yesterday, Twitter announced that it was launching its own version of photo filters and photo editing tools. And like all news around social networks — Facebook, Instagram and Twitter — it got the treatment normally reserved for the Kardashians. But, then we do live in the golden age of narcissism thanks to this weapon of amplified narcissism.The news was announced by a Twitter designer. Nowhere was it mentioned in the post that Twitter didn’t really build these filters and photo editing too… show all text
- Why 2013 Is the Year of Responsive Web Design –
And why does a vegetarian “like” McDonald’s, while a guy who has never owned a car “likes” Subaru? The weird side of Facebook likes.
- Microsoft Increases Production and Expands Retail Distribution for Microsoft Surface With Windows RT –
Makes Surface available at additional retailers, extends successful Microsoft holiday stores into new year.
- Delta Takes 49% Stake in Virgin Atlantic for $360 Million – NYTimes.com –
dealbook.nytimes.comThe deal will provide Delta Air Lines with more access to Heathrow Airport in London, one of the world’s busiest hubs, where takeoff and landing rights are limited because of high demand and tight capacity.
Google60 – Search Mad Men Style. An art project to explore distances and heroism in user interfaces.
- Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Now Available With Retina Display Support –
- Jesus Diaz
The only complaint I had about my new MacBook Pro 15 is now gone. Well, not all of them, but only the one about its gorgeous Retina display: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator are now both available with Retina display support. What a change! More »
Every day, millions of people come to Twitter to connect with the things they care about and find out what’s happening around the world. As one of the most compelling forms of self-expression, photos have long been an important part of these experiences. Starting today, you’ll be able to edit and refine your photos, right from Twitter. The latest versions of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android introduce a few new ways to enhance the images you tweet. We’re grateful to our partner, Aviar… show all text
Pinterest has given businesses the ability to create business-specific accounts.
Now is the time to stop thinking about Pinterest as a personal playground for cooks and fashion lovers.
Pinterest should be an important part of your B2B or B2C social media marketing strategy.
This article will show you what you need to know to set up a Pinterest Business account.
Differences Between Personal and Business Accounts
Although the outward appearance of a business account is the same as a personal acco… show all text
- Iran Debuts Its Own Version of YouTube – Mike Isaac – Media – AllThingsD –
- Mike IsaacThe government of Iran on Sunday launched the Mehr.ir Web site, the country’s homegrown flavor of a user-generated video content site.
The site aims to spread the influence of Islamic and Iranian culture throughout the Persian-speaking world.
Mehr’s debut comes after years of the Iranian government blocking its population off from many YouTube videos. It also comes after Iran recently expressed its intent to create a domestic Internet network, cutting off access to the international Web at large show all text
- 7 Predictions for Cloud Computing in 2013 That Make Perfect Sense – Forbes –
forbes.comEvery year at this time, analysts, prognosticators and pundits alike try to size up the year ahead in technology. And — no surprise — cloud computing is this year’s hottest topic. Cloud is already a force to be reckoned with on the business technology scene — IT executives, vendors and [...]
For a company at the peak of its game, Apple sure had a dismal week. The stock slumped 9 percent without any negative news, and in the midst of what could be its strongest quarter ever.
In fact, Apple’s stock is down 24 percent since Sept. 21. Months after people started predicting Apple would be the first trillion-dollar company in the world, the stock’s market value is having trouble holding above $500 billion. That’s still a massive figure, but it’s also cheap: Apple’s price-earnings ratio of show all text
Reputation.com is building a business around helping people store personal data about themselves as a way to manage their online reputations.
- Contact Lenses Can Display Your Text Messages –
As we first discovered in the iOS software code a year ago, Apple is finally ready to implement Bluetooth in its Apple TV products. The latest Apple TV beta not only has a new Bluetooth menu but you can pair wireless keyboards to both the second- and third-gen Apple TV.
Once connected, you can use a wireless keyboard to completely control the Apple TV without using the included remote. The arrow keys function for navigation, the Return key is the play/pause, and the Escape key maps to ‘menu’ or… show all text
You may have heard the disappointing news that Instagram (now a Facebook property) recently decided to tweak its support for Twitter cards such that users wil..
You’ve heard all the warnings about being on the lookout for fake websites when shopping online, and you know you should have an antivirus program running on your computer.
- Groupon Surges on Google Takeover Speculation: Chicago Mover – Bloomberg –
bloomberg.comGroupon Inc. surged to the highest price in three weeks on speculation that Google Inc. might consider buying the online coupon provider.