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Exclusive: Apple's FaceTime coming to iPod touch, iPad, we detail how

July 15th, 2010

One of our reliable Apple connections (not Jason Burford) just let us know some pretty fantastic news. It’s been widely assumed that Apple will start to roll out their FaceTime real-time communication protocol to more and more of their mobile devices (and possibly their computers), but until now, we’ve been in the dark on how …

Gmail adds rich text signatures

July 9th, 2010

Last evening, Google announced that it was adding a oft-requested feature to its popular Gmail web-based email client: rich text signatures. As Google explains: “The next time you log in and visit the Settings page, you’ll see a rich text editor in the signature section. Here, you can customize your signature by adding pretty formatting, links, …

India asks Google, Skype, and RIM for access to email and other data

July 4th, 2010

According to the Economic Times, India’s government has asked the Department of Telecommunications (DOT) to send a notice to RIM, Skype, and Google requesting that each service open its email and other communication data to the Indian government. The data must be presented in a format that is readable by security and intelligence agencies and …

The entire Steve Jobs email story… It's real

July 3rd, 2010

  I obviously wanted to be 100% sure about this before I posted a follow up post, but before I go into the details, I’d like you all to know about how we operate over here… Yes, BGR runs rumors and information that is not always completely confirmed. That is part of the game we …

Yahoo! launches Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger for Android

July 1st, 2010

This morning, Yahoo! announced the release of Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger app for Android. Available for download in the Market, the Yahoo! apps provide a tad more functionality to those Android users who aren’t “with Google” like their phone’s OS may be. Hit the jump for the full press release.

Data captured by Google Street View includes passwords and emails

June 19th, 2010

Google confirmed last month that while snapping photos of the local flavor, the search giant was also inadvertently capturing packets of data from unsecured routers. Google downplayed the severity of this guffaw by reassuring people that only small, presumably useless, fragments of personal data were collected. Despite Google’s re-assurance, this admission caused a stir amongst …

Hotmail rolling out ActiveSync functionality early?

June 18th, 2010

Hotmail, Microsoft’s free email platform, has been getting a horde of new features lately; not to mention a new slogan, “the new busy.” Blog liveside.net is reporting that the ability to access your Hotmail data via ActiveSync, a feature that was scheduled for release later this summer, is now working for some users. That’s right, …

Evidence suggests MobileMe will become free

June 4th, 2010

It’s not a whole lot to go on, but rumors never are. Recent changes to the Account Type statuses of Apple’s MobileMe service is leading many to believe that the cloud-based syncing offering may soon become free. Instead of being labeled as an Individual subscriber accounts are now labeled with Full Member. We have been …

BlackBerry Internet Service 3.1 gets detailed

May 18th, 2010

Hot on the heels of the release of BlackBerry Internet Service 3.0, RIM has just posted the details for BIS 3.1 in the BlackBerry Technical Solutions Center. The main enhancement to be brought forth in BIS 3.1 is wireless contact synchronization support — something which Gmail users have been enjoying for a while now — but …