Amazon launches #AmazonCart, a new way to shop without leaving Twitter

Intel launches 64-bit Atom processor Merrifield, slates Moorefield for H2 2014, partners with Lenovo, Asus, Foxconn

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Intel launched its latest 64-bit Intel Atom Processor (codenamed Merrifield) for smartphones and tablets. The company also disclosed details of its next-generation 64-bit quad core Atom processor for Android mobile devices, codenamed Moorefield. Merrifield is now known as the Intel Atom processor Z3480. The 64-bit ready SoC is … Continue reading

Following a recent fatality, Apple publishes Chinese web page encouraging use of official chargers

Following two back-to-back accidents in China believed to be iPhone-related, Apple has added a page to its China website dedicated exclusively to informing consumers about its chargers. A message at the top of the page states that Apple has always placed the safety of its consumers as a foremost concern, and that all of its … Continue reading

YouTube-rival Dailymotion launches a standalone video-recording app to encourage user-generated content

French video-sharing service Dailymotion has launched a video-camera app for iPhone users, as it looks to encourage more users to upload their own content. The Paris-based company claims to be the second biggest video-sharing service on the Web behind – you guessed it – YouTube. Following the collapse of a much-rumored Yahoo acquisition earlier this … Continue reading

European Commission accepts Penguin’s proposals to scrap Apple ebook agency agreements

The European Commission has accepted book publisher Penguin’s proposals to scrap all of its existing ebook agency agreements – including its deal with Apple, most importantly – and refrain from adopting any similar partnerships for the next five years. Penguin, along with competitors Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Hachette, Holtzbrinck, were all criticized for working … Continue reading

Geeksphone’s Peak+ Firefox OS smartphone looks to capitalize on consumer interest, rather than developers’

Spanish mobile startup Geeksphone has started selling a new version of the Firefox OS-based Peak, called the Peak+, which is aimed at consumers, rather than developers as earlier models were. The device was announced on Thursday and will set back wannabe Firefox OS device owners 149 (excluding taxes) to add their name to the day … Continue reading

Stick around: Loopcam brings giant face stickers to its animated GIF app

Earlier this year, Japan-based mobile messaging company Line raised more than a few eyebrows when it revealed that it made $17 million from selling stickers during the first quarter of 2013 alone. The likes of Path, Facebook and Viber use stickers too. Now, stickers, if you didn’t already know, are large-scale emoticons which are used … Continue reading

Algoriddim launches djay 2, a complete overhaul to its praised DJing app for iOS

Following (but not replacing) the popular iOS app djay, creator Algoriddim has announced the launch of djay 2, a heavily upgraded DJing app that brings new polish and enhancements to its predecessor. djay earned itself praise amongst both professionals and novices, and according to Algoriddim, djay 2 almost didn’t happen because its creators didn’t want … Continue reading

The UK’s Channel 4 updates its 4OD app on Android and iOS with downloads for offline playback

If you’re a fan of Channel 4 in the UK and Ireland, you’ll like the latest update to 4OD. Both the iOS and Android version of the catch-up TV service now lets users download content to watch on their device up to 30 days after the initial broadcast, with a further seven days offered to … Continue reading

Microsoft releases IE11 Developer Preview for Windows 7 with updated F12 tools and Modern.IE site

Microsoft today released its developer preview version of Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) for those devices running its Windows 7 operating system. In doing so, the company seeks to show developers that apps produced for its latest browser will work across many different devices while also showing that its browser is very scalable. While Microsoft touts … Continue reading