At its media event today, Facebook announced changes in the way its popular News Feed is displayed to users on desktop, smartphone, and tablet devices. The company says it has increased the size of shared images and video content, while introducing sub-feeds to allow users to focus on particular content.
Attention true believers! Marvel Comics’ digital subscription service has FINALLY arrived on iOS devices! Marvel has announced the release of the highly anticipated Marvel Unlimited app on both the iPhone and iPad!
Apple Insider has uncovered a patent filed by Apple titled ‘Managing access to digital content items’. In simple terms, it lays out a system with which end users could transfer or sell on licenses to content, all managed via the cloud.
Bloomberg reported on Thursday that Samsung has more than redoubled its lobbying efforts to influence the federal government on a range of issues, including, surprise surprise, intellectual property laws. The South Korean firm spent six times more on lobbying in 2012 than it did in 2011.
comScore has released the results of its monthly rolling survey of U.S. mobile phone users for the period covering November – January, and it shows Apple’s smartphone market share rose 3.5 percentage points between October and January, with 37.8% of U.S. platform and hardware sales.
Reuters reports that Apple and Intel are conducting negotiations for the chip maker to produce ARM-based chips for the Cupertino giant’s devices.
Roku officially unveiled the latest version of their streaming media player today – the Roku 3, and it aims to give the Apple TV a serious run for the money. The device sports a brand new, completely redesigned interface, including the ability to search through all available videos on every channel from a single search box. The interface has also been optimized for speed, efficiency, and better content discovery.
Twitter released a significant update today for their iOS app, adding a number of improvements to the search functionality, a new tab showing the origin tweet if you tap a link in the app, and an added emphasis on Top Tweets when searching a keyword. Notably, the update also removes support for various video uploading services, including Mobypicture, Posterous, and Vodpod.
Monday saw a statement from the Obama administration saying it would support “narrow legislative fixes” to make unlocking cellphones legal again. Now several lawmakers have announced plans to introduce such legislation.
News Corporation, the parent company of Fox News and the Fox television network, will enter the education market this fall with a tablet-based curriculum, and its own Android-based 10-inch tablet aimed squarely at competing with Apple’s iPad.
“The horseless buggy will never catch on,” said buggy whip manufacturers. “Television is a fad,” opined the movie studios. Now, is Swatch CEO Nick Hayek looking to join the historic ranks of these naysayers when he implies an iWatch would never catch on?
T-Mobile’s marketing department has acted swiftly, and already created some stinging comeback ads with some nice taglines.
Apple has requested the dismissal of a 2011 lawsuit that claimed the company has a monopoly over applications available for their iPhone.
Japanese electronics firm Sharp announced on Wednesday that Samsung will be investing approximately $112 million in the company, taking a 3% stake. The deal will also provide for a long-term supply of LCD panels.
Reuters reported on Tuesday that a meeting took place in February between Apple CEO Tim Cook and hip-hop mogul Jimmy Iovine where they discussed a music service dubbed “Project Daisy.”
New rumors from far east of here say that Apple partner Foxconn is already assembling units of the “iPhone 5S”, using the same production lines as the current-generation iPhone 5.