What I’m reading and finding for June 5th 2011 through June 8th 2011:
- Ten… Core i5 laptops – If you're looking for a new laptop, this review looks at ten machines, from ten different vendors, running Intel's Sandy Bridge Core i5 chips. Laptops included feature different screen sizes, a range of prices, and a variety of features.
- iOS 5: The Top 10 New Features – The new iOS 5 is here. It is a "major release", according to Apple. It brings revamped notifications and more than 200 new features for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. These are the top ten, and then some more.
- Jobs To Cupertino: We Want A Spaceship-Shaped, 12K Capacity Building As Our New Apple Campus –
After having a banner #WWDC start yesterday, Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs humbly presented his idea for a new Apple campus at the Cupertino City Council today. I’m still watching this, but what I’ve seen so far is amazing.
Jobs wants to build one building that will hold 12,000 Apple employees on a former Hewlett-Packard property in the area between Tantau North Wolfe, Homestead and the 280.”It’s a little like a spaceship landed,” Jobs says. No kidding.
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- Twitter Blog: Link sharing made simple –
We’ve been working on a bunch of features to make Twitter easier to use. Today, we’re releasing something that many of you have been asking for – automatic link shortening on Twitter.com. How does it work? Just paste a link of any length into the Tweet box on Twitter.com. After you’ve composed your Tweet and you hit the “Tweet” button, we’ll shorten the link so that it only takes up 19 characters. What’s in it for me? Sharing links on Twitter.com is now simple and instant. Plus, since we show…� show all text
- Facebook Turns On Facial Recognition For Tagging By Default – If you have a bunch of tag-happy Facebook friends, you may want to read this. Facebook has been rolling out a facial recognition feature that makes it easier to tag friends in snaps, and it has introduced this feature as a default setting.
Follow the link for instructions on how to turn it off.
- Facebook Changes Privacy Settings to Enable Facial Recognition – NYTimes.com –
Facebook pushed the privacy line again by automatically turning on a feature that enables facial recognition in photos on the Web site.� show all text
- Google Begins Tracking & Will Rank Individual Content Creators –
Google announced today that it has begun indexing attribution of content to particular authors, not just to the websites they appear on. Links associated with the author of a page can now have the code rel="author" added to them and Google will understand that to mean that the linked name is the linking page's author. That's a potentially significant change to the balance of power between sites and the individuals that create for them. For example, if you're on ReadWriteWeb right now you can se…
- Hauppauge Broadway – Broadway is a small stand alone device which connects to any TV signal and streams live TV wirelessly to mobile Apple® devices – the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Live TV can be watched over your home Wi-Fi network or it can be streamed over the Internet anywhere in the world where your Apple device has an Internet connection.
Broadway also works with Android phones and tablets, plus PCs and Mac notebooks and netbooks. Android devices need version 2.2 or later, while PCs and Macs just need a browser with Flash support.
- From Twitter – RT @TheNextWeb Twitter introduces automatic link shortening on Twitter.com http://j.mp/jQKMtZ by @BradMcCartyon @tnwtwit
- From Twitter – RT @BoingBoing L.A. Noire short story collection free on Kindle this week http://bit.ly/kVFX86
- FT Bypasses Apple’s iTunes, Launches HTML5 Web App (Free Access First Week) –
The Financial Times would rather not have Apple take a 30 percent cut of in-app subscriptions for its iOS publications, and has launched a HTML5 Web app that enables readers to access content across tablets and smartphones.
As part of the Web app’s debut, FT will provide free access during launch week.
In a thinly veiled jab at Apple, Financial Times CEO John Ridding comments:
“The FT Web App offers our customers flexibility and freedom of choice with access to our global journalism anytime, an…� show all text
- How Twitter + iOS 5 Will Change Mobile Apps –
A deep integration of Twitter and iOS 5 was among the many things announced by Apple today but it's not just that you'll be able to post to Twitter from inside official Apple apps like photos and maps. Any 3rd party iOS developer will be able to leverage a number of Twitter Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to make their apps better and more social. After email, SMS and iOS messaging, Twitter will now become a key social layer over the top of many of the apps on iOS devices.
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- Apple – Apple Events – Apple Special Event June 2011 –
- Twitter Blog: iOS 5: Tweet everywhere –
Twitter has always been the best way to instantly share whatever is happening around you, and everything you're interested in, anywhere you are. And today we're working with Apple to make sharing on Twitter even easier: Twitter is built right into iOS 5, coming soon to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices worldwide. This means that you’ll be able to sign in to your Twitter account once and then tweet with a single tap from Twitter-enabled apps, including Apple’s apps—Camera, Photos, Safari, Con…� show all text
- Live from WWDC 2011 | This is my next liveblog –
- 1500 people show up for 16-year-old’s birthday party after she forgets to set Facebook settings –
- Bank of America Gets Pad Locked After Homeowner Forecloses On It | digtriad.com –