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Hands-on with the new Facebook messaging system

November 17th, 2010

Our friends over at Facebook were nice enough to hook us up with an invite to the initial roll-out of the company’s new messaging service announced this week. We’ve been messing around with the system for a few hours and thought we would put together some initial impressions for those who are interested or curious. …

Dell working on dual-core successor to Streak, Opus One?

November 11th, 2010

The following story is based completely on hearsay, so we encourage you to consume it with a hefty dose of NaCl. That being said: Blog Streak Smart is reporting that a source who recently attended a private presentation, hosted by OEM Dell, was told that a successor to the 5-inch, Android Streak handset is due …

Twitter updates Android client to version 1.0.5, includes iOS UI elements

November 3rd, 2010

Social networking site Twitter has just rolled out a new version of their Android mobile client. The new version offers several UI enhancements, including several of the gestures and features present in the company’s iOS offering: • Pull to Refresh: This popular feature, which was first available through our iPhone app, functions just as it …

Facebook has 200 million active mobile users, improves iOS and Android applications

November 3rd, 2010

Today, at the company’s mobile media event, social networking giant Facebook announced that it has roughly 200 million active users on its Facebook mobile products; up from 65 million last year. Capitalizing on that momentum, Facebook announced several updated mobile offerings for two specific mobile platforms, iOS and Android. The iOS Facebook application will get …

Samsung announcing new hardware November 8

October 25th, 2010

Got a thing for Samsung and Android? Samsung has just sent out a media blast announcing that they will be unveiling “a new Android device.” The invitation not-so-cryptically has TouchWiz icons and a stock-ticker image… our guess would be we’re going to see the Continuum Galaxy S handset with the second, AMOLED, “ticker” display. Any …

Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.2 update gone till November

October 21st, 2010

So sad. It looks like those Galaxy S owners who are still, very patiently we might add, waiting to get Android 2.2 on their handsets will just have to wait a little longer. According to a tweet by Samsung Mobile UK, the company’s Froyo update will “be available in the UK from early November” and …

Apple makes iLife '11 official

October 20th, 2010

Roughly every two-years, like clockwork, Apple updates its digital media management and creation suite, iLife… and today the trend continues. At the company’s “Back to the Mac” event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, with help from several executives and product managers, detailed and demoed the latest iterations of, iMovie, iPhoto, and Garageband included in the new iLife ’11 …

All Twitter users now have new site layout, old layout being phased out

October 13th, 2010

Today, social networking giant Twitter announced that all 160 million of its users now have access to the site’s new interface; the company announced a site over-haul just four weeks ago. In an official blog post, Twitter writes: “You’ll be able to switch between both the old and new versions of Twitter for the next …

Apple holding 'Back to the Mac' event on October 20

October 13th, 2010

This just in: Apple will be holding a media event titled “Back to the Mac” on October 20. The invitation seems to indicate that the focus of the meeting will be on/around Mac OS X 10.7 — maybe to be called “Lion”? — and the Mac. That’s all we have for now. Let the speculation …