Month: April 2012

Mac® App Store crosses 10k apps milestone

The app market for Apple’s Mac named Mac App Store has crossed the milestone of 10,000 apps, say various reports making round on the Internet world. This feat has been achieved by the app store within a time period of 15 months. The Mac App Store was launched on 6 January, 2011 with just 1,000 apps. Apple has not confirmed the report yet. The 10,000 plus apps include both paid and free-to-download apps. The Mac App Store is the only authorized way of getting applications and programs if one owns a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or iMac. The Mac App Store was launched with an objective of making software programs, like Apple’s iMovie downloadable through a desktop retail location rather than selling software DVDs. The Store also allows Mac users to buy individual pieces of software, when they would otherwise have to buy a DVD bundle for only one program. Mac users had to upgrade to Snow Leopard to access the Mac App Store and the update to OS X Lion could be done via the Mac App Store. According to reports, there have been 100 million downloads from the online app store for Mac. However, there is still some distance to cover if you compare it with the iOS App Store, which contains more than 600,000...

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LG® launches its own Cloud storage service

Korean handset maker, LG Electronics has become the latest company to join the race of Cloud storage. Named LG Cloud, the Cloud storage service of LG will allow users to access content across various electronic devices. The only thing required by the user to use the LG Cloud service will be to download the LG Cloud app for their Android smartphone from Google Play or from the LG SmartWorld app store. The users can even get the required app for their LG TV from the latter app store, while the app for PCs and laptops is available on LG’s official website for download. LG Cloud is the first that allows users to manage and consume all types of content on ‘three screens’ which includes Android smartphones, PCs and smart TVs… without a separate set-top box, explains LG. The main USP of LG Cloud will be its real-time streaming transcoding technology that can make the content playable in an ideal format. So, if the user is on Android smartphone and wants to watch a film then it can be automatically converted and made compatible to suit the...

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Twitter® updates mobile app for iOS® and Android™

If you are using the Twitter app on your iOS or Android-based device then there are some good reasons to cheer. Twitter has updated its mobile app and has introduced a number of features and improvements. A new Discover tab, improved search functionality, and support for push notifications for interactions are some of the key highlights of the latest Twitter mobile update. With the introduction of push notifications support for interactions, the Twitter app will notify you whenever you get a retweet or whenever somebody starts following you. With the help of new Discover tab, you can get to know the activities of the people you follow on Twitter. You will be updated about the tweets favorited or retweeted by them on a regular basis. You will also enjoy searching on Twitter, thanks to the updated search functionality. The app will now offer suggestions for different spellings and queries. So, enjoy tweeting with your iOS or Android-based...

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Google™ Plus gets a ‘Share’ button

Google Plus now has added a ‘Share’ button whose function is similar to the ‘Share’ button of social networking platform Facebook and microblogging website Twitter. The new white and red ‘Share’ button of Google Plus will now allow the users to spread the content on the Google Plus social media scene. The users will see the ‘Share’ button attached to all the favorite blogs and articles across the Internet world. If the user wants to share any particular post, he will be provided with an option to either share the post to Google Plus, or with his friends, followers, and specific people. The functioning of Google Plus ‘Share’ button is different to that of the Google ‘+1’ button, which recommends links that show up in search results. Instead of implying your endorsement with ‘+1’, the ‘Share’ button allows the user to share an article with his circles or followers – a behavior users are accustomed to when using the Facebook ‘Like’ button or Twitter...

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Facebook® partners with security vendors

The social networking giant Facebook has joined hands with security solution providing companies like Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos, and Symantec Corporation to enhance the security of its users.   The social networking platform has gained the attention of hackers and malicious code designers due to its massive popularity. As Facebook is planning to go public next month, it has taken this step to keep the spammers and hackers at bay from its 845 million users. Facebook is also integrating malicious URL data provided by its security partners into its URL blacklist system. Facebook will now give a warning to its users beforehand when they click on a website that could possibly pose a threat to their computers.   “So whenever you click a link on our site, you benefit not just from Facebook’s existing protections, but the ongoing vigilance of the world’s leading corporations involved in computer security,” explains Facebook on its security blog.   As part of the new partnerships, users are being given the option to sign-up for a free six-month subscription to install the anti-virus software on their computer....

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