A British company called OwnFone has launched a mobile phone for children. Called 1stFone, the device can only make and receive phone calls, with no capacity to send text messages or to access the Internet.
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Apple iTunes, once the pinnacle of the online media marketplace, has peaked, with streaming options from the likes of Spotify, Pandora, Hulu, and Netflix condemning it to a slow, agonizing decline into pointlessness.
It appears that the old adage of, “Money comes to money” is true in the digital realm as well as the real world. At least according to Winklevii.
Apple is set to have an increasingly tough time selling the iPhone in Europe, as consumers become more savvy about how they spend their hard-earned money. Android, with its numerous handsets covering all budgets, will do well from these changing consumer habits, unless, of course, Apple releases its own budget handset.
Google Glass is nearing launch, with the first units expected to go on sale in 2014. Which means it’s high time to legislate against the device. Thankfully, the proposed law is actually rather sensible.
The Web has changed the world, mostly for the better. Unfortunately while many of us have been able to take advantage of the new ways of doing things the Web has implemented, physically disabled people have not.
Twitter has turned seven, ticking over to its seventh year of life today (21 March, 2013). The micro-blogging social network has grown in stature in that time, to the point that it’s more important now than ever before.
Apple design chief Jonathan Ive, known affectionately at the company and beyond as Jony, has been honored as an “inspiration to children” by long-running British children’s television show Blue Peter.
I suspect most of you reading this have, at some time, considered quitting Facebook. The site can be a huge distraction and time-suck, the people can be annoying (even though they’re supposedly all family and friends), and the whole thing often feels like a colossal waste of energy. And yet most of us don’t ever go through the process of deleting our account. Even though we know we really should.
In 2012 Facebook paid a whopping (and likely over-the-odds) sum of $1 billion to acquire Instagram. But did it really need to do so when it’s already the most popular photo-sharing service on the InterWebs?
Digg is still alive and well. Digg still has some pull on the Web. Digg is still capable of delivering a boatload of visitors to your website. So says Digg.
Amazon has recently cracked down on customer reviews it has deemed not to be completely legitimate. While it may not completely eradicate the problem, it is surely a good first step.
A legal battle is brewing in Brazil, where a company called IGB Electronica SA is launching a new range of smartphones powered by Android. The range is named “Gradiente iphone,” though it’s only the “iphone” element that is likely to cause lawyers to break out in a cold sweat.
A plan to introduce the automatic blocking of all pornography on the Internet has been shelved. Common sense has prevailed, for a change.
Open Spotify up and you’ll be able to stream the entire back catalog of Metallica. I never thought I’d see the day when Lars Ulrich and co. would come in from the digital cold, but it’s happened.