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Twitter to Add Photo Filters to Compete With Instagram

Illustration by Nick Bilton/The New York Times Twitter is finally learning a lesson from Facebook: If you can’t buy it, build it. In the coming months, Twitter plans to update its mobile applications to introduce filters for photos that will allow people to share altered images on Twitter and bypass Instagram, the popular mobilecentric photo-sharing network, according to people who work… Read more →

Drop test: Nexus 7 vs. iPad mini

There are many videos of brand new gadgets getting smashed and destroyed for no reason other than to see what happens and maybe to gain a moment of fame on YouTube. It seems completely unnecessary and a total waste. The fact is, though, electronics are destroyed all the time by people who don’t really want them… Read more →

Japan Display demos WhiteMagic and Pixel Eyes display tech

Ever since Apple introduced the new iPad with a very high resolution display everyone has been waiting for the competition to catch up. Apple then leaped further ahead by adding similar high resolution panels to its MacBook Pro line of laptops. More recently we’ve seen Linus Torvalds suggesting that 2560 x 1600 should be the standard… Read more →

IDC: Android, iOS grab 90 percent of global smartphone market

Latest figures from research firm IDC shows Google’s Android mobile operating system is dominating the mobile market, with the software present on three-quarters of smartphones worldwide in the third quarter. According to the figures, Android’s gain is mostly thanks to the wide range of smartphone manufacturers adopting the software on a bevy of phones. According to comScore figures released today,… Read more →

Apple’s iPad mini doesn’t deserve a grand debut

Oh Joy! Another Apple line. Credit: CNET Apple has launched the iPad mini at its retail stores and the news is—wait for it—that the lines aren’t all that long. Well, let’s see. On the East Coast, folks are more worried about getting power back from that storm called Sandy. Others are trying to get into New York with little luck…. Read more →

Facebook getting more proactive on privacy awareness

Facebook has taken a lot of hits in the past about not being totally crystal clear with users about privacy policies, whether they have to do with data sharing, automatic opt-in features, and more. Thus, the world’s largest social network is trying to get a little proactive with its privacy strategy — at least for new users. The Menlo Park,… Read more →

EMC to open latest R&D centre in Israel

Big data and big storage need big solutions – and EMC is planning to tackle both with machine learning and data pattern recognition experts from Israel. That’s one aspect of the blueprint for activities in the new facility that the company is opening up in Israel, called EMC Labs. Ophir Kra-Oz The facility, which will open in the near future… Read more →

comScore: Apple continues to gain on Google in U.S. market share

Latest comScore figures for the last three months ending in September shows that Apple continues to gain on its arch-rival Google in mobile platform market share.  The figures for the September 2012 report, collected from more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers, suggest Samsung’s mobile phone share grew by a fraction of a percent, partially thanks to its range of low-budget… Read more →

Hands-on first impressions of the Nokia Lumia 920 (gallery)

Summary: Windows Phone 8 devices launch in Europe this weekend and I have been spending the last few days with the Nokia Lumia 920, the high end device from Nokia. By Matthew Miller for Smartphones and Cell Phones | November 2, 2012 — 13:11 GMT (06:11 PDT) Follow @palmsolo Previous | Next Image 1 of 50 Nokia presented the evaluation Lumia… Read more →

Web-design wireframes: Use your imagination and these key rules

My latest job is at a start-up, translating PowerPoint wireframes into a visual design and thence to create an HTML prototype. It has been tough, not only because my pixel-pushing powers are a tad rusty, but also because the primary stakeholder has been immensely busy and consequently often unavailable. Wireframes, visuals and prototypes are only tools for the job, the… Read more →

GhostShell releases 2.5 million Russian government accounts

Self-declaring “war on Russia’s cyberspace”, hacktivist group GhostShell have released what appears to be millions of accounts belong to various Russian government agencies. In a number of files dumped on Github, in what the group call #ProjectBlackStar, the hackers claim to have taken 2.5 million accounts and records from governmental departments, as well as educational, academical, political, law enforcement, telecom,… Read more →