Sunday, November 16, 2014

Amazon to Build its Own Smartphone

Amazon may be coming out with its own smartphone, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The company reportedly is working with Foxconn to develop the hardware, which will likely run Amazon's version of the Android operating system.

Interestingly, the hardware, cloud computing and e-commerce juggernaut is said to be working with Foxconn — which has come under intense scrutiny in the past year for working conditions in the Asian factories where it manufactures Apple gadgets — to create the Amazon iPhone competitor.
Bloomberg‘s report is based on “two people with knowledge of the matter.”
Amazon is also reportedly seeking to acquire a wide range of smartphone-related patents to guard against infringement accusations. That’s likely motivated in large part by Apple’s recent success in getting a U.S. District Court judge to grant a preliminary injunction blocking sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus — currently the only smartphone capable of running the Android operating system’s most recent version.
Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet has emerged as a very popular lower cost alternative to the iPad among consumers, so an Amazon smartphone does have some precedent for potential mobile success. A decent Amazon smartphone would also help it continue to reap profits through selling digital media including books, movies and music.

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How to set up Tweet Notifications in latest Twitter for iOS, Android

You can now get push notifications when your favorite Twitter accounts tweet. Here's how to set it up.

Since Twitter  updated its Android and iOS apps with a long list of new features.We have a good idea of what to expect in the update, thanks to a leak, but now we get to see how it all works.
One of the more interesting features included in the update is the ability to get notified of tweets and retweets from specific Twitter accounts. This is sure to come in handy if you have a favorite Person you don't want to miss a tweet from, or are watching a company's feed for an announcement or contest.

Step1: To turn on push notifications for an account, you'll need to navigate to the profile screen for that account.

Step2:Now Tap On the Settings Icon.

Step3:.Now Select "Turn on Notifications"

Going forward, you'll receive a push alert on your iPhone or Android device whenever that particular account tweets or retweets something.You can turn off the notifications by following the same instructions above, but selecting "Turn off notifications" instead. You can also view everyone you have turn notifications on for under Settings > Notifications.

Yahoo hires Google's Marissa Mayer as CEO

Yahoo picked Google's Marissa Mayer Google's first female engineer, Marissa Mayer, has made a career out of bucking expectations -- and she did so once again on Monday by announcing she will leave Google to be the new CEO of Yahoo, the struggling company that once was Google's main competitor.turning to an engineer with established Silicon Valley credentials to turn around the struggling former Internet powerhouse.

Google Inc's Marissa Mayer will become Yahoo Inc's new chief executive, a surprise pick for its third CEO in a year.
Mayer's hiring, edging out front-runner and acting CEO Ross Levinsohn, helped push its shares up 2 per cent to $15.97 in after-hours trading.
Yahoo said Mayer would assume her role on Tuesday, when the company is scheduled to report its quarterly financial results.
Who is Marissa Mayer, the new Yahoo CEO?
Mayer, one of Google's earliest employees, was the Internet search company's first female engineer and has led various businesses at Google including the design of its flagship search engine and its location and local services business.
Yahoo had been widely expected to go with Levinsohn, who in his few months at the helm tried to push a strategy of forging media partnerships to beef up the company's online content.
A source close to the situation said that Mayer, who is recognized in Silicon Valley as more focused on technology than content, will try to get Levinsohn to stay with the company.
Mayer's appointment caps a tumultuous year at Yahoo. In May Scott Thompson resigned as CEO after less than 6 months on the job after a controversy over his academic credentials.
Thompson had replaced controversial Carol Bartz, who was fired in September after failing to revitalize Yahoo.
Marissa serves on the board of directors of Wal-Mart Stores. She is also on the board of various non-profits, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Ballet, and the New York City Ballet.

Microsoft unveils new Office 2013, download the Customer Preview now

Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the customer preview of the new Microsoft Office, optimised for the Windows 8 and touch-based devices like tablets. The next release features an intuitive design that works beautifully with touch, stylus, mouse or keyboard across new Windows devices, including tablets. The new Office is social and unlocks modern scenarios in reading, note-taking, meetings and communications and will be delivered to subscribers through a cloud service that is always up to date. 

You can download the Customer Preview of Office 2013 right here. Unlike the earlier versions of Office, the new one is tied into a subscription service of Office 365 and depending on the version you pick, you'll be able to download 'apps' like Word, Excel, etc on a limited number of PCs using a single licence. While pricing details will be announced at the time of launch, here are the three subscription models you can opt for:

  • Office 365 Home Premium — designed for families and consumers. This service also includes an additional 20 GB of SkyDrive storage and 60 minutes of Skype world minutes per month.

  • Office 365 Small Business Premium — designed for small businesses. This service also includes business-grade email, shared calendars, website tools and HD webconferencing.

  • Office 365 ProPlus — designed for enterprise customers who want advanced business capabilities and the flexibility to deploy and manage in the cloud. 
“We are taking bold steps at Microsoft,” Ballmer said at the press conference in San Francisco. “The new, modern Office will deliver unparalleled productivity and flexibility for both consumers and business customers. It is a cloud service and will fully light-up when paired with Windows 8.” Office responds to touch as naturally as it does to keyboard and mouse. Swipe your finger across the screen or pinch and zoom to read your documents and presentations. Author new content and access features with the touch of a finger. You can use a stylus to create content, take notes and access features. Handwrite email responses and convert them automatically to text. Use your stylus as a laser pointer when presenting. Color your content and erase your mistakes with ease. OneNote and Lync represent the first new Windows 8 style applications for Office. These applications are designed to deliver touch-first experiences on a tablet. A new radial menu in OneNote makes it easy to access features with your finger. Office Home and Student 2013 RT, which contains new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote applications, will be included on ARM-based Windows 8 devices, including Microsoft Surface.

Timeline For Facebook Pages Rolling Out on Mobile

Facebook has started implementing its Timeline design to Pages on mobile platforms.
Rolled out to the web version of Facebook in February, when you view a brand page on your mobile device you’ll now see the brand’s cover photo, information from the Page’s About section, and a larger Like button.

Smaller icons below the Like button will allow you to navigate, much like you can on Facebook, to Photos and Events for the Page, as well as see at a glance how many people have liked the page.

The Timeline view has been available for personal profile pages for quite some time, and was made available via mobile around the same time as it was on the web. Timeline for Pages on mobile devices, however, has taken a bit longer to hit the scene.
Previously, the mobile version of Pages would show you simply the profile picture for the Page, with the category and amount of likes the page had listed in small print below it along with a Like button. Checking out photos and info involved tapping a Wall, Info, or Photos button to toggle between. 
What do you think of the Timeline look for Pages on mobile ?