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Author Archives: Sonya Donaldson
Google Chrome and Apple Safari are seeing an increase in users. That’s good news for the respective companies, but bad for Microsoft. According to a recent report by NetMarketShare, Internet Explorer is now hovering slightly about the 50 percent mark with 52.63 percent of the desktop market. This is a far cry from 2004 when it owned 95 percent of the Web browser market.
Calling it a “living magazine” for the iPad, Yahoo has launched Livestand, an app that lets users personalize their news-reading experience. A cross between a social news reading app and a digital newsstand, the app provides a touch-based user experience and currently features more than 100 different titles from third-party publishers as well as content from Yahoo’s channels.
Samsung and Apple are at it again. In another round of the battle for mobile dominance, Samsung has filed a preliminary injunction against the new iPhone 4S and is requesting the source code for the device. This comes after Apple won a preliminary injunction against Samsung, effectively blocking the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in several countries, including Australia, where the latest chapter is unfolding.
Location-based apps such as Foursquare and Gowalla are great, but do you really want to know where your friends are—all of the time? Probably not. Banjo provides a useful solution: The app lets you specify a radius for the notifications you receive and alerts you when your friends are within that radius.
Macincloud has an interesting proposition for developers: timeshare. But before you run the opposite direction, laughing hysterically. Think about it. No, really. Aimed at developers, Macincloud service lets users rent remote access to a Mac environment. Developers can access the space via their Windows PC or iOS devices and access pre-installed developer tools. While the idea might seem a little, well, odd, given the reputation of timeshares, it’s still an interesting concept.