European Parliament wants Google to be broken up

by Kenny Hemphill on 27 November 2014 in News

The European Parliament has voted in favour of a motion which calls for tougher regulation of web search and recommends splitting Google’s advertising and other activities from its search engine. The Guardian reported that ‘The motion passed as expected by 384 votes to 174 with 56 MEPs abstaining, and encourages the European commission (EC) to [...]

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Sales and usage figures for iPad suggest Apple has a problem

by Kenny Hemphill on 26 November 2014 in News

Two sets of figures released today seem to confirm what Apple’s own financial reports have hinted at over the last six months – that iPad sales have peaked for the foreseeable future and that Apple is going to have to do something radically different to persuade customers to buy new models. IDC, one of the [...]

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Universal picks up Jobs movie following Sony withdrawal

by Kenny Hemphill on 25 November 2014 in News

The Aaron Sorkin-penned movie based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs may yet hit the big screen after it was rescued by Universal. Sony, which had originally planned to make it, ditched the movie last week. A number of people have been attached to the project; in addition to Sorkin, Danny Boyle has agreed [...]

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Apple announces (RED) campaign for World AIDS Day

by Kenny Hemphill on 24 November 2014 in News

Apple has announced a number of initiatives designed to mark World AIDS Day on 1 December and raise funds for the Global Fund to fight AIDS. Starting today and running for two weeks, the App Store for (RED) campaign will feature 25 ‘fan-favourite’ apps. The apps will all have exclusive new content available as in-app [...]

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Evernote overhauled for Yosemite with added Context

by Kenny Hemphill on 20 November 2014 in News

Evernote 6 for Mac popped up on the App Store earlier today in what the company said is a complete re-write of the note-management application. As well has being given an interface refresh to make it fit with the Yosemite UI, translucent panels and all, Evernote notes can now be searched in Spotlight, images re-sized [...]

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Adobe releases Lightroom 5.7 with iPhoto and Aperture import tool

by Kenny Hemphill on 19 November 2014 in News

Adobe has released version 5.7 of Lightroom, it’s image management tool for professional photographers. Among the new features, according to AppleInsider is a tool which allows users to import photographs from iPhoto and Aperture, the Apple apps which have been discontinued, to be replaced by Photos next year. The company released a plug-in version of [...]

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