In the news: BBM set to hit Wi-Fi iPads & iPod Touch

By | November 15, 2013

bbm_android BBM SET TO HIT WI-FI iPADS & iPOD TOUCH 

BlackBerry’s BBM service shocked the world when it finally went cross-platform last month. While many thought it would be dead on arrival, the app rocketed to No. 1 on the iPhone download charts and brought 20 million new users to the BBM platform within a week. Read the full article…

asus ASUS TO LAUNCH INEXPENSIVE CHROMEBOOK, NEW PHONES IN EARLY 2014

Asus isn’t going to release its first Chromebook by the end of this year, but when the laptop does get here in early 2014 it will likely be cheap and should launch around the same time as a few new smartphones. Read the full article…

samsung-curved-display SAMSUNG REPORTEDLY WORKING ON GALAXY PHONE WITH WRAPAROUND DISPLAY

The Galaxy Round is Samsung’s first commercial attempt to bring a curved display to its smartphones, but the next evolution of the new technology might be right around the corner. Bloomberg reports that Samsung is planning to release a Galaxy smartphone with a wraparound display in 2014 that will make use of the Youm technology currently featured in the Round. Read the full article…

ibm-watson-doctors-2013-10-15-01 IBM PREPARING TO LAUNCH A WATSON CLOUD SERVICE, LEASE OUT APIS TO DEVELOPERS

Need a little help from a supercomputer? You just might get it: IBM is getting ready to release a more powerful version of its Watson supercomputer, and it’ll be available for rent. According to the PC World, the company is working on a Watson-based cloud service that developers can use to build richer, more interactive applications. Read the full article…acer-windows-8-laptop

WINDOWS STORE SHOWS SIGNIFICANT GROWTH

As more Windows users transition to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, Microsoft’s app store is beginning to gain some traction. Here are the latest numbers, which show that the Windows Store delivered 1.7 million daily downloads in October, a 39% increase over the number of apps downloaded daily from the store in June. Read the full article…

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CHROME VS. FIREFOX: YOUR BEST ARGUMENTS

Back in the day, web browsers didn’t mean quite as much. Now they are an integral part of our lives. While we could just go with the system default back in the day, now passionate users support their browsers as fervently as their operating systems. Read the full article…

vine MICROSOFT FILLS IN YET ANOTHER CRUCIAL WINDOWS PHONE APP GAP

One by one, Microsoft is checking off its list of missing Windows Phone apps. Vine on Tuesday announced that its official Windows Phone 8 app was online and ready for download, making it the second major app that it’s snagged in less than a month. Read the full article…

 

 

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