Sunday, October 7, 2012

I'm Back!

Hello followers, If any of you are still following this blog I want to let you and everyone know that I am back to blogging. I have been trying to get back into the game now for sometime and I finally revamped my whole blog. I am now going to stay true and continue to use and grow this blog. This blog was dedicated to just post about new news on technology, now my plans are to expand on that and add reviews and hands on guides and tutorials where everyone can discuss and learn from one another. I hope you will stick around and follow my new technoblog. Look forward to new post on all things tech!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Facebook launches mobile messaging app!

Facebook launched a mobile messaging application Tuesday for Apple's iPhone and Android devices.
Facebook engineer Lucy Zhang said Facebook Messenger can be used to exchange messages with Facebook friends but also with other people in a user's telephone contact list.
Zhang, in a blog post, highlighted Messenger's group messaging capability.
"When you're on the go, coordinating a bunch of people can betricky, especially if plans change at the last minute," she said. "With Messenger, you can quickly start a group conversation and message everyone at once."
Facebook said Messenger also has location- and photo-sharing features.
"If you choose to add your location, the people you're messaging with can easily find each other on the map," Zhang said. "You can also attach photos, so everyone else can see and comment on what you're looking at."
Its about time facebook made this possible! This was needed along time ago! Whats your opinion on this? Is it needed or not?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Google+ social network membership tops 10 million!

Google chief Larry Page said Thursday that the Internet giant's freshly launched Google+ social network already has more than 10 million members.
"Over 10 million people have joined Google-Plus," Page said during a quarterly earnings conference call. "That is a great achievement for the team."
He added that more than a billion items are shared daily at Google+.
Google launched its rival to Facebook on June 28, with membership limited to invitation-only while the service remains in a test phase.
"Online sharing is awkward. Even broken. And we aim to fix it," Google's senior vice president for engineering Vic Gundotra said in a blog post about the social-networking initiative.
Unveiling Google+, Gundotra stressed the ability it gives users to separate online friends and family into different "Circles," or networks, and to share information only with members of a particular circle.
Have you signed up for Google Plus yet? If so do you like it? I signed up and i have fallen in love with it!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

MySpace Sold for $35 Million

The day that the web has been buzzing about has finally come: It seems that MySpace has been sold to an advertising network called Specific Media for a mere $35 million.
News Corp. declared it was ready to sell MySpace in an earnings call in February. The media company was reportedly hoping to get $100 million out of the sale.
News Corp bought the site for $580 million from its original owners, but MySpace's traffic has plummeted in recent years.
All Things Digital reports that the deal will close Wednesday but has not yet been signed. News Corp. will reportedly hold a 5% to 10% stake in the company.
It looks like MySpace is just about dead. what do you think?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New MacBook Air to launch later this month!

News out of the company's Taiwanese supply chain suggests that the new model will be available for sale later this month. According to typically reliable sources out of Taiwan, 380,000 of the new notebooks are on their way stateside.
The "refresh" — a term typically used by Apple to signal incremental hardware upgrades and additions — is expected to bring the Thunderbolt high speed transfer technology to the Air for the first time. The new laptops are also expected to get the top-of-the-line "Sandy Bridge" microprocessors from Intel, which should provide a generous speed boost to the already speedy hardware.
The MacBook Air is the lightweight brother of Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks. It uses a solid state hard drive which doesn't spin like a typical disk drive, allowing the notebooks to be made much slimmer than a typical laptop, and also an order of magnitude faster. Apple hasn't officially announced the launch date of the refreshed Air line, but expect to hear more about it later this month.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Windows 8 is Coming! And Will Run on Multiple Devices

Barry Levine, Wednesday, Microsoft demonstrated the next generation of its venerable operating system, which is expected to be launched next year.
But it may not be called Windows 8. In a posting on the company blog, corporate Vice President Julie Larson-Green noted that Windows 8 is the internal code name, and Microsoft is reimagining Windows "from the chip to the interface."
Small To Large Screens
She also noted that the next Windows will be applicable across a wide range of devices, from "touch-only small screens through to large screens, with or without a keyboard and mouse."
The demonstration was at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan. New approaches include a tile-based Start screen to launch apps, rather than the Windows Start menu. Live tiles show notifications, with up-to-date information from the apps. In a demonstration video released online by Microsoft, Windows User Experience Program Manager Jensen Harris said tiles are better than icons at showing the "personality" of apps.
A "snap" function allows a user to move one app partially onto the screen, leaving another one running in a dynamic window on the rest of the screen, as an aid to multitasking. The operating system can handle online-connected apps created in HTML5 and JavaScript. And in addition to running the kind of apps found on smartphones, the OS is optimized for touch-based interaction.
The company has also learned key lessons from previous major upgrades, in which customers often had to buy new machines and new applications. Although the company has said the OS has been reimagined at every level -- the kernel, networking, storage, devices, user interface -- Larson-Green said there is full compatibility with existing Windows 7 PCs, software and peripherals.
Microsoft said Windows 8 will run on a wide range of machines with the same system requirements or lower as Windows 7, and the user interface will automatically adapt to the available hardware.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk!

Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The agency now lists mobile phone use in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.
Before its announcement Tuesday, WHO had assured consumers that no adverse health effects had been established.
A team of 31 scientists from 14 countries, including the United States, made the decision after reviewing peer-reviewed studies on cell phone safety. The team found enough evidence to categorize personal exposure as "possibly carcinogenic to humans."
What that means is they found some evidence of increase in glioma and acoustic neuroma brain cancer for mobile phone users, but have not been able to draw conclusions for other types of cancers
The type of radiation coming out of a cell phone is called non-ionizing. It is not like an X-ray, but more like a very low-powered microwave oven.
This has been a major controversial concept. But it looks like it could really be a hazard to our health. Does this mean you should stop using phones? Not necessarily, according to WHO holding your phone close your your head is where the problem is. Try using a blue tooth or speakerphone to help combat this problem. Whats your say on this?