Software giant Microsoft has released a version of its Office application for Apple’s iPhone. It has been the subject of a lot of speculation, and apparently there were some contentious issues between Apple and Microsoft regarding the split of revenue.
In their latest products, both Apple and Samsung are taking steps to make stolen phones less useful to those who purloin them. Apple is adding an “activation lock” option in iOS 7 that would prevent thieves from reactivating a stolen phone, while Samsung has partnered with Absolute Software to add a “kill switch” in the Galaxy S4.
Till now, AT&T GoPhone customers have been stuck with slow 3G speeds and phones (that’s so 2010) but the carrier has announced that its adding 4G support and new plans to its prepaid service starting next week.
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins’s prediction earlier this year that the company is going to sell a ton of its new Qwerty-keyboard-equipped Q10 smartphone was an aggressive one, but perhaps prescient, as well. A handful of recent analyst notes suggest that the handset is selling better than expected.
ony's Xperia Z, the high-end, ruggedized Android phone that was announced at CES, is getting its first launch on a US carrier. The phone will be available exclusively on T-Mobile in the "coming weeks;" it will come in both black and a limited-edition purple model.
Facebook is killing off its “sponsored results” ad unit, just a year after launching it (and less than a year after its formal launch). This is part of the Great Facebook Ad Slimdown of 2013 that the company recently announced, where it will be killing off some of its 27 different ad units.
Twitter on Thursday released a new feature, #FollowMe, in partnership with data visualization company Vizify, which lets users create short, remixed highlight reels about themselves based on the way they use Twitter….it shows off interesting stats like the words you tweet the most, as well as the times of day you’re most active on Twitter, all set to the backdrop of the photos and Vine videos you tweet (plus music, too).
After intense discussions and at the urging of Facebook, Google and other Silicon Valley giants, the U.S. Government will allow Facebook and other tech companies to disclose some data on information requests made under national security laws, including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, to the public, according to a release from Facebook.
After Facebook came to an agreement with the Federal government in which the social giant could disclose information request numbers to the public, Google said Facebook’s deal wasn’t enough, condemning Facebook for agreeing to publish the data in aggregate. Twitter legal director Ben Lee chimed in shortly thereafter, siding with Google.
It’s common knowledge — Twitter is too tough for the average, non-techie person to pick up. Even CEO Dick Costolo agrees. That’s part of why Twitter is stepping up its efforts to become less opaque to the millions of first-timers to the service, releasing a series of instructional consumer videos and projects over the past week in the form of cool data visualizations and cutesy Father’s Day shorts.
The concept is simple: Send a friend whose birthday is coming up one of Amazon’s Birthday Gift cards — a virtual gift-card credit to spend on Amazon.com — which won’t show up for your friend until their actual birthday.
Facebook said that on any given night during prime-time television hours, there are between 88 million and 100 million people active on Facebook. Give those folks a way to use hashtags and follow content more easily on the social network, and you’re giving Facebook’s ad guys an easier way to sell against said hashtags.
The new app, which focuses solely on rentals, features a rental price heat map that allows users across the U.S. to view prices on a block-by-block basis. That feature was already available on the firm’s Android rental apps. Now the iPhone and iPad versions have it, too.
Floored, which creates interactive 3-D floor plans that allow users to walk through a virtual recreation of an actual space, was voted the best real estate tech startup at the Realogy FWD Innovation Summit, hosted at the real estate franchisor’s Madison, N.J., headquarters.
A number of screenshots showing what iOS 7 will look like on the iPad have been leaked by a Twitter user. The images don't throw up too many surprises. The design mimics what we've seen of iOS 7 so far, with a refreshed icon set, new core apps, and the addition of a Control Center that's accessible with a swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
Most consumers pay little or no attention to the processors and other chips that power their computers, and rightly so. In recent years, changes to the design of these chips haven’t made major, noticeable differences in everyday computing tasks. But this month, chip giant Intel introduced a new generation of processors and chips that it claims can dramatically improve something important to almost all users of light laptops: Battery life.
Intended for use in businesses like cafes, Facebook Wi-Fi asks users to “check in” at the business location using their Facebook account. Once they do, or once they click a small opt-out link, they are granted wireless internet access.
One of the biggest challenges in real estate marketing today is creating video content. Let’s face it, agents are not meant to be self-producing video creators. There is a learning curve to production, post-production, equipment, storyboarding, and the list goes on. And yet, the first thing you’ll hear from the experts is that video marketing is one of the trends that has a large impact on search engine optimization, mobile marketing, capturing attention, and traffic.
Realtor.com operator Move Inc. announced today it will be able to show consumers in the Chicago, Boston and San Francisco markets sold listings data — including who represented the buyer and seller — thanks to agreements with three multiple listing services.
Zillow Inc. has launched a mobile-enabled collaborative home search and shopping tool, Agentfolio, that’s aimed at buy-side agents and their clients, allowing them to search, comment on, review and share homes they are interested in.
Google Docs has long supported real-time editing with multiple users, but the Office Web Apps have been fairly basic when it comes to editing documents alongside other users. Microsoft is planning to change this over the next few months, and the company is demonstrating the changes this week.