Pinterest announced two new features today that will help make the Web site more attractive to potential advertisers. The first is pins embedded with additional information about products, recipes and movies. The second is a Pin It button that is now available on nine mobile apps.
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Source: Google Developers blog
If you’ve ever wanted to send some text from your computer to your phone, you usually have to go with a dedicated app like Evernote, with a mobile app required at the other end. With the new version of Clipr for Mac, however, all you need to do is enter your phone number in the settings and the info will magically appear on your mobile device via SMS — just press the command key when selecting a clip and away it’ll go. Right now all major US carriers are supported, with the promise of more to come. For the uninitiated, Clipr is a clipboard manager that works with your computer’s existing copy and paste system without any special key combos. Bear in mind that while the app itself is free, the aforementioned SMS feature costs $ 0.99 extra. Still, at least this particular clip-inspired helper looks to be a lot better than, you know, that other one.
Source: Clipr (Mac App Store)
A lack of accessible design tools is holding back 3-D printing.
The largest companies in 3-D printing are racing to simplify design software so that it can become as easy to make an object as it is to send a document to a printer.
We’ve heard whispers of Microsoft possibly bringing back the Start button just recently, but more reports are coming in that reinforce this possibility. In the next update to Windows 8, which is said to be dubbed Windows 8.1 as a part of Microsoft’s “Blue” update initiative, the Start button will make its way back into
It seems like Facebook is just testing out a whole bunch of new features, and it doesn’t look like it has any intention of stopping anytime soon. Today, it was discovered that Facebook is testing out a new button on the desktop version of its service. The new button appears on the top right of
There’s nothing more terrifying than thinking you crossed the line by taking your flirtatious texting to the next level with a risque photo. Worrying the person you sent a goofy Snapchat or Facebook Poke to thinks you’re an idiot is no fun either. Did they even actually see your self-destructing photo? Ephemeral messaging has a feedback problem, and the solution is obvious. Snapchat and Poke need a Like button.
Cyber extortionists shilling “ransomware” have upped the ante by pushing users’ panic buttons with claims that their malware will wipe hard drives, a security firm said Monday.
Much as smart TVs might seem like a recent revolution, audiences in the UK have had access to interactive, multi-window content on their boxes for over 13 years. The difference (and in many ways, the problem) is that this bonus “Red Button” material has been delivered over the old-school digital broadcast signal rather than over the web — which is why today’s launch of the Connected Red Button service makes a whole lot of sense.
Starting with the 1.2 million people who happen to own a Virgin Media TiVo box, pressing red will bring up an overlay suggesting programs from iPlayer and the radio channels, tailored by BBC staff to what they’re currently watching, plus further curated web content from BBC News, Weather and Sport. They’ll be able to read articles in overlay mode, or click on a video to throw it fullscreen. The content isn’t new of course — it can already be accessed via the multitude of apps that the BBC has for iPlayer and other services — but it’ll now be delivered through a much simpler, app-free interface that is already used by around 20 million people per month. We’ve had a play and can certainly vouch for it being straightforward — stay tuned for our hands-on video which will up in a few minutes.
Of course, it’ll only work if your TV is linked into the web somehow, which is the reason the BBC gives for initially only providing the service to TiVo customers. Starting in 2013, it’ll roll out the Connected Red Button to Freeview, Freesat, BT Vision, YouView and other connected devices — basically everything except Sky, which BBC execs say they regard as a “closed service” rather than as a “platform.” At the same time, there’ll be an awareness campaign urging the mainstream masses to get their TVs or media boxes online and thereby prepare for the inevitable.
Nokia continues to expand its line-up of advanced feature phones with the Asha 205, with a dedicated Facebook button allowing users to more easily access the social networking site.
Facebook Mobile is finally, after countless requests and far too long, getting a Share button. This feature has been available on the desktop version of Facebook, allowing users to share statuses and images from other users on their own walls. Until now, the feature has been missing from Facebook mobile, however, a serious lack in
Sony’s NEX-7 may be fast approaching its first birthday, but that doesn’t mean the company’s ready to give up on pushing out updates. The camera’s first new firmware version, 1.01, should be hitting today, bringing with it the ability to disable the Movie Record button to avoid accidental taps (finally!), boosted image quality with a wide-angle lens, improved audio playback and expanded EV bracketing. An option to disable the EVF eye sensor doesn’t appear to be included with this revision, unfortunately. Other updates hitting at the same time include E-mount lens firmware v.01 that’ll enable NEX-5R/NEX-6 Hybrid AF functionality with older lenses, A65/A77 firmware v1.06 and A37/A57 firmware v1.03, both of which deliver the ability to enable/disable the movie record button while also adding a variety of lens compensation options for select Alpha optics. All of these updates should now be live — head over to the source link below for the hook-up.
colinneagle writes with news that Facebook is beginning to roll out tests of “want” and “collect” buttons in an attempt to bring users and retailers closer together.
“The company is working with Victoria’s Secret, Pottery Barn, Michael Kors, Wayfair, Neiman Marcus, Fab.com and Smith Optics. The difference between ‘liking’ and ‘wanting’ would be like discovering the holy grail of datamining. Inside Facebook said that although the ‘Want’ button is different than the Want plugin that developer Tom Waddington noticed in June, the company may eventually offer it as a plugin. Unsurprisingly, Facebook wants to keep people on the site as opposed to leaving to visit Pinterest. Collections will offer retailers a Pinterest-like option to engage buyers, offer users a way to collect images, while also collecting even more data about users. For example, Facebook asks, ‘Why are you collecting this?’ Regardless of a user’s answer, the wants and collects will surely be used to deliver targeted ads. Eventually, the Collections feature could help Facebook generate more revenue.”
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Billion-user strong social network Facebook added a partner to its omnipresent “Like” button on Monday: a “want” button for retailers.
Facebook‘s Like button is famous with users the world-over, but it may not be long before folks have a couple more buttons at their disposal. Facebook is currently running a small-scale retail test with some of its partners that tosses “Want” and “Collect” buttons into the list. The test is for a new feature called
Could Raytheon technology have anticipated the escalating negative sentiment towards Americans linked to the foreign media coverage of the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims” — and perhaps helped protect U.S. embassies abroad?
Stardock today released a beta version of its “Start8″ utility that restores a Start button to the desktop of Windows 8.
Microsoft has blocked a popular work-around that let users boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop, a co-author of an upcoming book on the operating system confirmed today.
Since 1999, the BBC’s Red Button feature has delivered alternative camera angles, sports scores and the like over broadcast spectrum, but it’s now set to become internet enabled. Channel surfers shouldn’t expect a full-blown web experience, however, as the Beebs stresses it’s not about to include everything and the kitchen sink in terms of functionality. Rather, their Connected Red Button aims for simplicity. Punching the clicker could bring up the iPlayer to catch previous episodes of shows or save recipes from a cooking program for later viewing on a computer or smartphone. Companion screen experiences such as the Antiques Roadshow app, which is slated for a September release, are also part of their web-connected roadmap. Mum’s the word on when these new features might roll out, but we’re promised the BBC’s Olympics coverage will give us a taste of what’s to come.
Google TV, the company’s first serious foray into the living room, hasn’t exactly set the world on fire. That doesn’t mean Google has given up, though. Far from it. While there hasn’t been much news about Google TV itself lately, the YouTube app for Google TV is getting an update today. Google says that its developers have “been working like it’s a 24/7 hackathon over here to bring all of YouTube to your Google TV.” With this update, the developers have added recommendations, a Google+ button and the ability to search for channels. The new version now also handles suddenly drops in bandwidth more gracefully.
Facebook places ‘Listen’ button on artist pages, now takes you to your go-to streaming app instantly
If navigating away from a musician’s timeline on Facebook to get a quick listen isn’t your favorite activity, you’re in luck. The folks in Palo Alto dropped a “Listen” button on artist pages today, giving you access to popular tracks instantly. Situated right beside the ever important “Like” button, the new feature first asks if you’d like to open your favorite music-streaming app — either Spotify, MOG or Rdio. If you’ve yet to link a service to FB, it’ll ask which you’d prefer to use. Once prompted in Spotify, for example, the app heads to the band’s library and begins playing selections from the Top Hits category. The “Listen” button then becomes a play / pause control and clicking one on another artist’s page makes the change in the app in a flash. To grab a look at the new control in action, head to your band of choice to give it a try.
Spotify wants to make it easier for anyone to legally soundtrack their websites, oh, and get links to its own download page plastered all over the Internet. So today it launches the embeddable Spotify Play Button for news sites that when clicked starts playing a designated song, album, or playlist in your Spotify desktop app. Rolling Stone, The Huffington Post, and the Guardian are amongst the marquee launch partners that will start featuring the button today, and Tumblr bloggers can instantly add Spotify music to their posts straight from the audio dashboard.
While Spotify tells me this is all about improving music discovery and the listening experience, the real benefit for it comes when someone without its desktop app clicks the button — they’re prompted to download Spotify (shown below). The company’s user acquisition costs are supposedly sky high, so free promotion through the Play Button could be key to making its business model hum.
Spotify has launched the Spotify Play Button, an embeddable media player allowing websites to insert a song, album or playlist directly into their pages. Targeting sites like band pages, which might want to allow fans to listen to their tracks without diverting them away from the page itself, the Spotify Play Button is free to
According to Facebook’s S-1 filing, users are now generating 2.7 billion Likes and Comments per day. With the Hate button, Facebook expects to at least double that. The S-1 noted “popular Pages on Facebook include Lady Gaga, Disney, and Manchester United, each of which has move than 20 million Likes.” Many inside the company think the Hates could easily top that.
So, how many of you can relate to this story? Your computer has been infected by a virus, or it’s just running really slow, or you accidentally deleted a system file, or maybe you bought the computer from someone else and it still has all the previous owner’s junk on it. If you wanted to
What took so long?
I know I’ve said this before, but this time I mean it. This may be the best idea ever.
A new photo of the upcoming Curve model BlackBerry device has appeared with no less than its very own dedicated BBM button. BlackBerry being an entirely different monster from the more popular iOS and Android platforms, the common customer might not see the power of such a piece of hardware – but for the hardcore
StarDock, a company known for software that customizes Windows has released a free tool that restores the Start button to Microsoft’s Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
While there’s no doubt that Virgin Media customers have taken well to the company’s TiVo HD DVR offering, so far switching has meant giving up certain interactive TV services supported elsewhere. they’re getting one back now, as the company announced it’s kicking off the rollout of Red Button interactivity to the TiVo on Sky Sports HD, letting footy fans catch more extended highlights of Premier League games. There’s more on the way too, with support planned for the upcoming F1 channel and BBC services in April. Check out the press release after the break ffr more details on what will be supported and when, assuming one will be watching the games on TV instead of diving into hooliganism, or whatever it is fans of football do, we’ll keep our handegg thank you very much.
Do not track button
The future of easy home energy monitoring may be a little bit closer, thanks to a government initiative designed to allow consumers direct access to their energy consumption data.
The White House’s new Green Button gives utilities a way to simplify and standardize sharing usage statistics with their customers via a one-click download. Two California providers, Pacific Gas & Electric and San Diego Gas & Electric, already launched the feature, adding what is literally a green button to their websites. Utility companies in other regions are expected to implement it within the next year. Customers can click the button to download their personal usage information in one place.
If you’ve seen Ice Cream Sandwich and the Galaxy Nexus in action, then it should be clear that the menu button has no future in the Android ecosystem. In order to drive that point home, Google has posted over at the Android Developer blog urging app creators to “say goodbye to the menu button.” With the until now standard key getting the boot, big G wants devs to start designing interfaces that focus on the ActionBar introduced with Honeycomb. Of course, there’s only so much room on the screen, and that’s where the “action overflow” button comes in handy. Those vertical elipsis hide useful, but perhaps secondary options, that don’t fit in the action bar. It also pops up on the far right of the navigation bar as a replacement to the menu button… basically because it behaves the same as menu, just in a different location. If nothing else at least Google is pushing Android and its apps towards a more uniform design. Check out the source for more details.
Kodak saw the shift from analog to digital photography coming. Here’s why it couldn’t win.
When I photographed Eastman Kodak’s shuttered and vandalized film processing center outside of Stockholm a few years ago, it became clear to me that I held the very cause of all this destruction in my own hands: a digital camera.
Saying that alleged pipe-bomber Jose Pimentel used a Blogger-based blog to spread hate-filled screeds and links to bomb-making instructions, Lieberman sends letter to Google CEO Larry Page expressing opinion that Blogger should feature a content-flagging button like YouTube’s.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen the Meizu MX, but these latest shots from Mr. Blurrycam reveal that the phone could see a substantial tweak to its main home button. These photos are likely to be of a work-in-progress handset, with plenty of bizarre cutaways presumably obscuring details of the mole. In the leaked drawings, Meizu’s upcoming smartphone looked an awful lot like its M9 predecessor, albeit with a bigger screen, running on a superior A9 Cortex processor. The main button apparently doubles as an optical trackpad, with the two flanking capacitive buttons rotating depending on orientation. While it still remains uncertain whether this nub will replace the squarish button found on the MX mock-up earlier this year, hopefully CEO Jack Wong will still manage to meet the December launch date — if only for the sake of all those loyal Mei-yo. Fans of severely obscured photography can catch another glimpse after the break.
A co-pilot for All Nippon Airways mistakes the rudder trim button for the cockpit door lock switch. The plane goes almost belly up. Remarkably, no one is seriously hurt.
Another set of cases have appeared on an online merchant site, this time in three versions. As you should know quite well by now, the iPhone 5 is one of two iPhone devices expected to be revealed at the next Apple keynote event, this event likely for some time before the end of 2011, and [...]