Tag Archives: Microsoft

In the news: Which tech companies protect your data?

WHICH TECH COMPANIES PROTECT YOUR DATA FROM THE GOVERNMENT?  We entrust our most sensitive, private, and important information to technology companies like Google, Facebook, and Verizon. Collectively, these companies are privy to the conversations, photos, social connections, and location data of almost everyone online. The choices these companies make affect the privacy of every one […]

In the news: Notebook sales still appear dommed, but some companies thrice

NOTEBOOK SALES STILL APPEAR DOOMED, BUT SOME COMPANIES THRIVE Notebook sales were still on the decline in the first quarter of the year, Digitimes Research says, although the “on-year declines were the slowest compared to those in the past five quarters,” and some laptop makers have enjoyed renewed success in the business during the period. […]

In the news: ‘Heartbleed’computer bug threat spreads to firewalls & beyond

 ‘HEARTBLEED’ COMPUTER BUG THREAT SPREADS TO FIREWALLS & BEYOND Hackers could crack email systems, security firewalls and possibly mobile phones through the “Heartbleed” computer bug, according to security experts who warned on Thursday that the risks extended beyond just Internet Web servers. Read the full article…  SAMSUNG’S GALAXY S5 SMARTPHONE GOES ON SALE TODAY AROUND […]

Bluetooth issues on Windows Phone

If you are a Windows Phone owner, use Bluetooth device and wonder why you cannot hear some of the voice apps you have downloaded from the Windows Phone Store, look below – we have it explained for you. Some of our GPS Voice Navigation users mailed us that sometimes while their Bluetooth was on they […]

In the news: Purported registry tweak allows Windows 8.1 users to snag update 1 before its public release

 PURPORTED REGISTRY TWEAK ALLOWS WINDOWS 8.1 USERS TO SNAG UPDATE 1 BEFORE ITS PUBLIC RELEASE We aren’t supposed to get our mitts on Windows 8.1 Update 1 for more than a month yet, but it seems that a simple registry tweak is letting folks not only get their hands on the new code, but also […]

GPS Voice Navigation introduces Eco & Background modes

Having earned its place among the top navigation apps on the Windows Phone Store, GPS Voice Navigation continues to help many people in finding their way home. This article is an examination of all the issues which led to the latest update of our flagship app – the introduction of the Eco and the Background […]

In the news: Facebook buying Whatsapp for $19B

  FACEBOOK BUYING WHATSAPP FOR $19B, WILL KEEP THE MESSAGING SERVICE INDEPENDENT Facebook is purchasing messaging giant WhatsApp for $16 billion in cash and stock, according to a regulatory filing. The deal is being cut for $12 billion in Facebook shares, $4 billion in cash and an additional $3 billion in RSUs for employee retention. A termination […]

Melon Mobile: Year 2013 in review

In 2013, the main focus in our own mobile portfolio was on the Travel & Navigation apps: GPS Voice Navigation, Hotels 4D and Speed Cameras. All three grew significantly in features, downloads and popularity.  On the custom development front, we also had exciting and successful projects, most notably the fun winter-sports focused app MAPtoSNOW. Let’s […]

In the news: Viber announces Viber out worldwide

VIBER ANNOUNCES VIBER OUT WORLDWIDE, BRINGS LOW-COST CALLING TO ANY NUMBER Viber, the popular cross-platform messaging and VOIP calling application, is rolling out their Viber Out service worldwide. The service uses credit purchased through in-app purchases, or via credit card for desktop users. Purchased minutes can be used on Android, iOS or the desktop client. In […]