Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Tech

Facebook Launches Its Location Features

Social networking behemoth Facebook has added a feature that allows members to share where they are while on the move. Places, as it is known, marks the company`s first foray into the "location-based services" space, which has become popular with users who want to share where they shop,

Windows Live Essentials 2011 gets another Beta release

Microsoft released an update to its Windows Live Essentials 2011 beta, which brings added functionality to Movie Maker, Writer, Mail, and Family Safety. With the update, Microsoft has made Windows Live Messenger faster, more social, and more efficient; the update delivers shorter sign-in

Sony Playstation 3 to come with more memory

Sony Corp`s Playstation 3 will feature higher-capacity hard drives in North America this fall to let consumers download more games and entertainment, the company said. The game console will come with about 33 percent more storage capacity than previous versions, but at least one analyst

Spain Investigates Street View

Spain has become the latest country to launch an investigation into the collection of sensitive wi-fi data by Google. Google has admitted that its Street View cars had "accidentally" collected data from unsecured wi-fi networks in more than 30 countries. It is in response to a complaint

India sets deadline for potential BlackBerry stoppage

India has sent formal notices to the country`s mobile operators telling them they must have equipment to monitor Blackberry services by 31 August. The move will increase pressure on Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM) to allow Indian security agencies access to encrypted messages.

Facebook users warned over dislike scam

Facebook members were warned today of a rogue "dislike" feature luring users into giving away personal information to scammers. The site said it was investigating examples of the scam, which tricks members into giving away permission to access their profile pages. The scam tricks users

Passwords at risk on Internet

More than half of Britons admit making their online passwords easily available on the internet and never change their details unless prompted to do so, research indicates. Experian, the credit reference agency, warns that millions of people leave themselves open to identity fraud by

Internet Explorer Turns 15

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser turns 15 on Monday. The first version of the browser, Internet Explorer 1, debuted on August 16, 1995. It was based on Mosaic, a web browser Microsoft had licensed from a company called Spyglass Inc. Starting with version 3.0, Microsoft started

Worldwide Mobile Sales 325.6 MM Units

Worldwide mobile device sales to end users totaled 325.6 million units in the second quarter of 2010, a 13.8 percent increase from the same period in 2009, according to Gartner, Inc. Smartphone sales to end users accounted for 19 percent of worldwide mobile device sales, an increase of

Facebook panic button prompts surge in abuse reports

More than 200 UK Facebook users have reported suspicious behavior following the launch of a "panic button" application last month, figures show. It was launched on 11 July. The application was launched after months of negotiations between Ceop and Facebook, which had resisted the idea.

Twitter launches Tweet button

An official `Tweet button` has been launched by Twitter to enable you automatically share external pages on the micro-blogging site.The button sits on third-party websites - and can be added to pages by web editors - making sharing external links easier.When the button is pressed a pop-up

India threatens to ban Blackberry email, messaging

India may temporarily shut down BlackBerry messaging services over security concerns after a meeting about the smartphone proved `inconclusive` this morning. India`s interior ministry is pressing for a deadline to be fixed for Canadian maker Research in Motion to share encryption

Facebook abuse reports rise

More than 200 people have officially reported abuse on Facebook in the last month, compared to just 28 the month before.And this sevenfold increase is being attributed to the introduction of the ClickCEOP button - dubbed the `panic button` - which was launched on the social-networking

Google Social Network Coming Together With Slide, Zynga

Google`s purchase of social application maker Slide and $100 million investment in online gaming provider Zynga provider a window into the company`s social network strategy. The search engine clearly feels, as Facebook and MySpace did before it, that people want to use social widgets and

iPhone Hardware Boss Leaves Apple

The Apple executive who oversaw development of the troubled iPhone 4 is leaving the company. Mark Papermaster has been head of Apple`s iPhone and iPod hardware engineering department since 2009 when he joined the company from IBM. His departure is widely believed to be linked to the

Social media costs UK billions in lost work time

Employees who fritter time away on Facebook, Twitter and other social media Web sites are costing British businesses billions, new research suggests. British employment website MyJobGroup.co.uk said it polled 1,000 British workers and found that nearly six percent, or 2 million, of

Kaspersky Lab 2011 Product Line Launched in BD

Kaspersky Lab, launches its latest 2011 version of the home user products in Bangladesh. At the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, Dhaka, the new product lines were introduced to the ICT business community on 8 August. Commerce Minister Faruk Khan, graced the occasion as the

Saudi Arabia, BlackBerry Reach Deal

A Saudi telecom official says an agreement between the authorities and the Canadian maker of the BlackBerry smart phone has been reached averting a ban on the service. He said the deal would involve Canadian firm Research in Motion installing a server inside the kingdom allowing the

Google drops Wave after lack of interest

Google said it would drop Google Wave. The over year-old service had "not seen the user adoption [Google] would have liked" and won`t be developed further. Two brothers Jens and Lars Rasmussen, who were also behind Google Maps, created the product. It combined e-mail, instant messaging

200,000 Android phones sold every day

About 200,000 smartphones based on Google`s Android operating system are sold every day, CEO Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday. Schmidt told reporters on the sidelines of an industry conference in Lake Tahoe that Android -- a mobile software launched just over a year ago -- was gaining