Facebook recently announced the launch of their in-browser video calling powered by Skype. Some of the new features that will be supplementing the video feature include the following:
See The Friends You Message Most The new chat design includes a sidebar that lists the people you message most. Now it’s easier to find your friends and start a conversation. The sidebar adjusts with the size of your browser window, and it automatically appears when the window is wide enough.
Create a Group Chat Instantly We’re also launching multi-person chat, which is one of our most requested More >
Google recently unveiled tweaks to its core search product. Amongst the tweaks is the ability to search by voice or image. Searching based on image has been around for quite a while now, but Google intends to popularize the alternative search method by supporting it right from within the main Google Images search engine. Users can initiate searches using images hosted on the Web, or they cn upload the images from a PC to start a search. Searches that are initiated by a photo will return both text and image-based results.
The other feature announced recently may have slightly less utility More >
The next major firmware release for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple TV 2G has been unveiled at WWDC 2011. iOS 5 will bring 200+ new features to the iOS devices. The new iOS 5 features include Notifications, Newsstand, and several others. Check out the fill list of the big features below:iOS 5 Features List Notification Center
The first of the big iOS 5 features is Notifications. Apple is finally getting rid of the annoying popups and replacing it with an Android-like notification center. It resembles Mobile Notifier, the iOS notification jailbreak application. Notifications also More >
Want to be able to take control of your mobile Android device by simply using your web browser and accessing a website? XDA forum member CloudsITA has developed LazyDroid Web Desktop, a web application that allows you to control your mobile phone from a WiFi, internet or USB connection.
- SMS – Send SMS via the web interface
- Contacts – view and manage your contacts
- Call handler – More >
Apple is playing around with a pretty cool new feature for Safari in Apple’s Mac OS X Lion. The attribute will change things up a bit for bookmarking functionality in the browser. The soon to be official “Reading List” function allows users to save particular pages for review at a later time. Here is how Apple describes the new tool: “Reading List lets you collect webpages and links for you to read later. To add the current page to your Reading List, click Add Page. You can also Shift-click a link to quickly add it to the list. To hide and show Reading List, click the Reading List More >
Much to the surprise of many, The Street contributor Anton Wahlman has honed in on what he believes is “the biggest risk” to Apple’s stock price. It was claimed that the risk is so great, it surpasses the health of current CEO Steve jobs on his list of concerns. It is ranked even higher than Google’s Android mobile operating system. So what is it that we are talking about exactly? It is Google’s Chrome OS.
In a three page exposé, Wahlman explains three ways the browser-as-an-OS will hurt Apple’s stock price. First, Chrome OS desktops and laptops will be released with the price between $150 More >
At Microsoft’s MIX11conference in Las Vegas, Joe Belfiore, the Windows Phone director took the stage to demonstrate how well Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer 9 mobile browser can render HTML5 websites. In order to demonstrate it, he fired up a device running Microsoft’s new Windows Phone “Mango” update with IE9 installed and hardware acceleration, and then started an HTML5 speed test pitting the Mango device against the iPhone 4 and the Google Nexus S. Belfiore was so confident that he even gave the iPhone 4 a head start.
Nonetheless, IE9 loaded the demo faster and came out on top, having More >
The first development milestone of Internet Explorer 10 is now available for download from Microsoft, although barely four weeks have passed since Internet Explorer 9 was released to web (RTW).
Early adopters can head over to the IE Test Drive website and download IE10 Platform Preview 1 (PP1) immediately. Internet Explorer 10 is an early look at some of the new features being developed for Microsoft’s new browser though as the company admits, some aren’t quite ready for primetime just yet.
Welcome to the Platform Preview
The Platform Preview is an early look at the Internet Explorer More >
A new service from Piecable, called Piecable Viewer, allows you to run iOS applications in your web browser. They’re complete applications, not just watered down demos just like you’d get from the App Store – that run on Flash with just one additional line of code.
No code changes need. Just build your app for the Simulator (rather than the Device), and upload your .app to us. We give you back a link to your app on the web. Easily integrates into your build process.
The service provides developers with a great way of giving people access to their applications for testing, without More >