Facebook for Android update adds faster photo loads, voice messaging
Facebook has updated its native app for Android, bringing a couple of new features and improvements to the photo viewing experience.The social network claims that photos will load faster in the new version of the app, launched on Friday, so depending on your device and connection speed, you should see a boost.The Facebook 2.1 update, available from the Google Play store now, will also allow Android users to send voice messages, a feature previously limited to the Facebook Messenger app.Finally, ...
Mega Launches: Brilliantly Secure, But Not Anonymous
Mortal souls have to wait another day, but today members of the “press” were given an early look Megaupload’s successor, Mega. TorrentFreak was lucky enough to be one of the early-birds and here we report our findings. Before going over to the obligatory screenshot tour we’ll take a look at the site’s most anticipated feature, encryption. As promised, Mega encrypts all uploaded files by default. This works as promised and means that no one except the uploader of a ...
Google duo says it's time to get past the password
Hate remembering your password? Well, apparently Google isn't that big a fan of those cryptic codes either.Two Google employees have even gone so far as to declare war on the password. Well, they may not be sharpening any bayonets, but they have written a paper on the matter.And honestly, many wars start with a sternly worded letter. The paper by Google Vice President of Security Eric Grosse and Engineer Mayank Upadhyay is due to be published later this month in engineering journal IEEE Security...
More Mega details emerge ahead of full launch
Announced back in November of last year, Mega, Kim Dotcom's ambitious replacement for Megaupload, is set to officially launch to the public on Jan. 19.Details have been scarce on just what Mega would be able to do, though Dotcom made several promises like 50GB of free storage for users, and that Mega wouldn't (technically) be in violation of any U.S. laws.Outside of that though, the exact inner workings of Mega have been kept relatively secret for the past few months.On Friday however, some user...
Happy Internet Freedom Day! – But Was SOPA Really Defeated?
“The Internet” celebrates the defeat of SOPA and PIPA as “Internet Freedom Day” today. What started as a small protest movement by activist groups developed into mainstream news when tech giants such as Google and Wikipedia joined in. Exactly a year ago following months of scattered protests there was a massive Internet blackout campaign. As a result the balance of power tipped, and Hollywood and the music industry were forced into retreat. Soon after both bills were dec...
Enjoy BPL T20 2013 Opening Ceremony Of Bangladesh
With great anticipation, BPL 2013 opening ceremony launched in 17th Jan,2013. There was spectacular display of dance, music, art, culture, magic & fireworks which make the inauguration exciting to all. But due to high price of ticket, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket stadium was not full house as... For details visit my website www.techdesighn.com If you like this post, Follow us on Google+, Twitter & Facebook ...
Netflix edges Lovefilm for TV but Amazon's streamer wins on film
New research shows just what we all suspected: Netflix UK has more TV shows available to stream than Lovefilm and Lovefilm has more films to stream than Netflix UK. Plenty has been made of Lovefilm v Netflix in the year since Netflix launched in the UK. The services have been compared every which way and both companies have crowed about all the juicy exclusive deals they've struck, but there has been a dearth of reliable information about catalogue size - and quality. Off to the 'flixAnecdotally...
“Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme Affects Some Businesses, Public WiFi Forbidden
A week ago TorrentFreak had the honor to reveal the full details of Verizon’s implementation of the upcoming “copyright alerts” system. In short, the Internet provider will notify customers whose accounts are caught sharing pirated movies and music, and after four warnings these account will be temporarily throttled to 256kbps. Besides from the details, the leaked documents also revealed that business accounts will also be subject to the copyright alert system. This means that ...
Record Labels “Correct” Dotcom: Only Way to Stop Piracy is Suing File-Sharers
It was a single (re)Tweet on January 7 echoing the words of dozens of other digital observers this century. The advice from Dotcom was viewed by many as the key to solving a decade-long entertainment industry battle that began with an effort to force pirates offline and back into bricks-and-mortar stores. But of course, that was their first big error. When the downloading ‘problem’ first appeared people didn’t want to go back into the stores, they wanted access to media online ...
Megaupload to be mega-generous with 50GB of free storage
When Megaupload's Mega site goes live on Saturday, it'll offer something the competition can only balk at: 50GB of free storage. "#Mega will have very generous limits for free users," Kim Dotcom, the site's legally beleaguered founder, tweeted Thursday. "For example you get 50GB storage for free ;-)"Dotcom's announcement elicited an outpouring of retweets and good tidings."@kimdotcom #Mega is going to kill it!" @CajunTechie tweeted. "I'm totally excited. Stay strong. ...
Instagram let's us know how it's doing by the numbers
The web has been in a filter-fitted flutter since Instagram announced changes to its terms of service, and tech sites have been scouring the web for clues of the site's vital signs.Most estimates of how Instagram is fairing post-new Ts and Cs seemed pretty grim, but today the photo-filtering service officially released some stats of its own. According to it's press center, Instagram can report 90 million monthly active users who are snapping 40 million photos a day. It can also boast 8,500 likes...
Google CEO: Facebook doing a 'really bad job on their products'
Google is seemingly everywhere these days, and it's expected the company will only grow bigger in 2013 and beyond.From its social networking with Google+, to mobile and tablet Android devices like the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7, to the widely used search engine, there's nary an area of daily life that Google doesn't have a hand in.That's not to say Google is the leader of the pack, or without its fair share of competition from the likes of Facebook and Apple.With just a few elite companies vying for th...
Google to build new £1 billon London HQ in Kings Cross
Google is planning to develop a new £1 billion UK headquarters after snapping up some prime real estate in central London.The company has bought a 2.4 acre piece of land at the Kings Cross Central Development, where it will build a plush one million square foot campus, the developers behind the project have confirmed.Reuters sources claim the search giant will spend around £650m on the plot and construction, with the value of the completed building set to top a £1bn once.Work will commence later...
Pirated Cartoon Download Leads to Kindergarten Porn Show
There can little doubt, file-sharing networks can turn up some of the most amazing pieces of media to be found anywhere on the face of the planet. In addition to all the latest movies and music from just about every musician ever, BitTorrent and other similar networks play host to lots of documentaries, rare footage, document caches, long-discontinued pieces of software and other digital rarities. But of course, in addition to these undoubted jewels P2P networks also have the ability to turn up ...
Canadian Court Refuses to Ship Megaupload Servers to the US
When Megaupload was raided last year the U.S. Government seized 1,103 servers at Carpathia’s hosting facility in the United States. However, that was not the only hardware used by the file-hosting site. Megaupload also had machines elsewhere including 32 servers at an Equinix datacenter in Canada. Suspecting that these machines may hold crucial data for the ongoing lawsuit, the U.S. Government asked Canada to hand them over for investigation. In their request to the court the authorities back ...
Twitter taps country south of the equator for newest regional office
Twitter has confirmed it is setting up shop in Brazil in the hope of capitalising on the nation's social media-obsessed populace.In terms of membership, the South American country is Twitter's second biggest market after the United States, with 40 million people using the service.The microblog said the latest regional expansion will help it "get closer to the users" and, more pertinently, clog-up their timelines with more country-specific advertising.The new country manager for Brazil, G...
Lovefilm snaps up The Office US and 30 Rock with NBCUniversal deal
Video on-demand service Lovefilm has added a bounty of top TV from across the pond after signing a streaming deal with NBCUniversal.The Amazon-owned company will have the rights to super-popular US comedies like The Office (the Steve Carrell version) and 30 Rock, starring Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin.Alongside the current crop are archive hits like the once-unmissable supernatural drama Heroes and the iconic 80s cheese-fest Knight Rider, starring the one and only David Hasselhoff and his talking ca...
Google: we didn't kill the burro in Botswana
Did it or didn't it? That question circulated the web over the last 24 hours, with the internet abuzz with accusations that a Google Street View car had callously hit and then left a helpless donkey in Botwsana to roast in the sub-Saharan sun. Google came out Wednesday to deny those accusations and revealed that contrary to the morbid image of the overturned donkey, the "humble beast" was just fine. "Because of the way our 360-degree imagery is put together, it looked to some that ou...
Math Teacher Convicted for Linking to Pirated Answer Sheets
To assist students a Dutch high school teacher linked to pdf copies of answer books from his personal website. The pirated answer sheets were stored on file-hosting services including Microsoft’s Skydrive. However, instead of sending take-down notices to the hosting providers, the book publishers concerned schooled the math teacher in court. The publishers, including Noordhoff, were not happy with the man’s defiant behavior and demanded that the teacher remove the links. They also c...
How to Use Facebook Scheduled Posts
You have a Facebook page for your business and you’re trying to squeeze in some time amid your hectic schedule to update status messages and post information about your business. Well, you can now update the status without spending time on it. Most of us have already tried using Social... For details visit my website www.techdesighn.com If you like this post, Follow us on Google+, Twitter & Facebook ...