I mentioned recently that I started Technologi Tab in March of this year, and while I have loved writing about technology, it is not my total passion as such.
News is now made on Twitter, breaking news is tweeted before it even appears on main stream media. A tweet is sent before the studio even starts talking about it. The fast paced nature of 140 characters has allowed people to break news in real time as it happens like never before. Well, not surprisingly , Facebook wants in. The social network wants to be the go-to place for journalists and wants to be central to breaking news.
But is that even possible? Has Twitter got too much of a firm grip of breaking news and how can Facebook get them to loosen that grip?
You, yes thats right, you! You can now get the OS X beta for upcoming releases if you of course have an Apple Mac. Previously you had to be a developer to get your hands on the beta versions but Apple has now decided that anyone can avail of the programme. Simply go to the Apple website, access the developer portal, sign up for the programme and Apple will seed the latest beta to you. Go ahead and install it for free and you can have the latest version of OS X before public release!
However, is this a good idea? I mean the latest software could sound pretty good to some users, but is there a risk associated with doing this? Also, if there is a risk, then just how big of a risk is it?
I have never been a big fan of Pinterest, I have tried to get into it before, Lord have I tried on several occasions but I always either get bored of it or I eventually just forget to keep using it. Every now and then I go back and check it out and might use it for a few days, maybe a few weeks.
However for those of you who do use Pinterest, there is a new feature on the way known as ‘guided search.’
Welcome to the new Technology Tab design, version 1.0! At last the transformation is complete and all the little kinks and visible bugs have been squashed for the moment meaning we are ready to be visible to the world. So let’s have a look at some of the new and different features to the layout.
Recently Microsoft released Cortana, a rival to Google Now and Siri however they won’t be the only company to come into the game with a personal voice assistant. Blackberry have one in the works too, at least that is according to a new test build of Blackberry 10. The feature is known as “Intelligent Assistant” (which is likely to change should this service hit the market).
Voice assistants are becoming increasingly popular and with Blackberry searching for ways to survive it would not be a shock if they decided to join the party too.
Last year Apple released their new version of OS X, as they have done over the past few years on a yearly basis. The previous version of OS X brought features such as iBooks, Maps, interactive notifications and more, along with a bundle of under the hood improvements. A new line of naming was also introduced, OS X Mavericks, breaking away from the line of cat names. Another revolutionary step by Apple however was to introduce the new operating system for free. Not a penny to upgrade, and people loved it. On top of that Apple said afterwards that future versions of the operating system will be free also, so we will get a new version of OS X this year again for free. However, what does Apple need to do to up the game even further?
Mailbox is without a doubt the best email app I have used for iOS to date. I love it, the swiping, the structure of the app, the layout, everything is beautiful. It is the perfect app and it is how email for iOS should be done. Up to this point Mailbox has been exclusive to iOS however as of today they are expanding their horizons.
Welcome, Mailbox for Android!
Uber is a venture-funded start up transportation company which was founded in San Francisco. It connects the user to a driver who is available for hire and allows the user to request a pick up and pay through the application. But these are no ordinary drivers either, Uber cars are all about comfort and style at an affordable price, far from a Taxi you would get from your local cab office.
The company is ever expanding and is now providing their service in 32 countries across the world, recently they launched in my home town of Dublin (excellent service by the way, I love Uber so far) and their application also allows users to track where their car is after they have requested a pick up.
This was initially leaked some time ago however today it has been confirmed as being official, I was skeptical when I first saw the rumours because it is, well, very much FaceBook style.
Essentially it is like a combination of the big Google+ header and then the body is very much a FaceBook type setup. There are also some new features that will be added to the profile pages too. You will be able to pin a tweet to the top of your profile page to keep it prominent and in view.