It may seem that the entire online world is always banging on about Twitter, but research from web security firm Purewire suggests that not everyone may be feeling the Twitter-love.
The company evaluated the profiles of millions of Twitter users to show off the abilities of their new Tweet Grade web tool (unfortunately, their website appears to be down at the moment so we can’t tell you anything about what it does).
Continue reading Is Twitter Over-Hyped?
There’s been a rumblin’ in them-thar’ Palm pre hills.
The Palm pre has caused a lot of excitement since it had its first airing at the beginning of the year.
Its operating system, WebOS, is the key to the excitement, having been designed from the ground up to live in a connected world.
These days, since the success of the iPhone apps store, smart phones manufacturers are – quite rightly – obsessed with getting software developers to write applications for their handsets.
Continue reading Palm pre Spat With Developers
This is one of the coolest things we’ve seen in a long time.
A small group of researcher at Microsoft’s UK Cambridge lab, including Stuart Taylor, have used the multi-touch Surface to bring an interface to VJing allowing anyone to get involved with the process.
Continue reading Vplay: VJ on Microsoft Surface: Brilliant (video)
It may have an explosive growth chart that makes the Buncefield disaster look like a whoppee cushion going off, but it seems that most Twitterers quickly find better things to do.
New statistics revealed by web metrics company Nielsen Online has discovered that an astonishing 60% of Twitter sign-ups lost all interest in using the microblogging service after just one month.
Continue reading Twitter Flitters Soon Become Quitters
Currently in deep beta with only a few invited users in Seattle allowed to play along is Microsoft’s Vine application, a Twitter-like app aimed at letting people communicate in disaster situations.
Continue reading Microsoft Vine Seeks Cash From Chaos
Opera is claiming to have seen “explosive growth” for its Opera Mini mobile phone web browser, with a massive uptake in use over the last year.
The company claims that the browser has seen a whopping 157% year-over-year growth, with more than 23 million people using Opera Mini in March 2009. This represents a 12.1% increase from February 2009 and more than 157% up from March 2008.
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Apple’s runaway success of their App Store continues at a rate of knots, and to celebrate the one billionth download the company has released two lists showcasing the top 20 free and paid iPhone apps.
Incredibly, it’s just three months have passed since Apple’s iTunes store shimmied past the 500 million download landmark
Continue reading Apple Lists Top 20 Free And Paid iPhone Apps
Google’s mobile phone operating system, Android, is about to launch its next release – version 1.5.
Details are emerging as to what will be included. Users of current release Android phones will be pleased to hear that there’s a number of improvements including – the Web Browser has been improved; video recording, playback and upload to YouTube; the whole interface (IU) has been given a polish. Here’s the full list of features
Google has just released the Software Development Kit (SDK) to give developers an early glimpse and get their software ready in advance of the general public having it on their phones.
Android 1.5 SDK
Mozilla’s Firefox 3.0 has now officially become the number uno web browser in Europe, according to the latest figures from StatCounter.
Although Microsoft – once supreme rulers of all things browser-related – still rock the market if you add together all the various versions of Internet Explorer still in use, Firefox 3.0 is the most popular individual browser version.
Continue reading Firefox v3 becomes Europe’s Number One Browser
Music streaming service Spotify has struck up a deal with 7digital to offer users paid MP3 downloads.
The collaboration will give listeners access to more than 6m tracks for downloading and should help make what is already an irresistible app even more compelling.
Continue reading Spotify Teams Up With 7digital To Add MP3 Downloads