If you're a Gmail user, your social networking just got a whole lot easier as Gmail add-on “Rapportive” has just introduced Twitter integration! Not familiar with Rapportive? Launched back in 2010, Rapportive is a Gmail Add-On allows you to see everything about your contacts without leaving your inbox. Within any Gmail conversation, you'll be able to see a social profile of the person you're talking to, displaying their picture, loca...
24 Jan 2012 14:45 GMT
It has happened: you’ve said something dumb on Twitter. It didn’t feel that dumb at the time, it probably felt like a flippant, innocuous and inconsequential response to something that was bugging you. But, boy, how you are regretting it!Dealing with Twitter backlash is not only for celebrities and politicians. It can happen to anyone and it can be an upsetting and unpleasant experience.
23 Jan 2012 15:11 GMT
After some speculation about whether they would take part, it was telling that Google applied the now familiar black censorship bar over their corporate logo (in the U.S. anyway—Google.ie continued in normal mode). More obvious homes of net freedom like Boing-Boing, Reddit, Wikipedia and Wordpress likewise blacked out for the day, but the participation of Google confirmed the broadening opinion that even for a mega-global outfit like Google SOPA and PIPA continue to be very bad ideas.
19 Jan 2012 10:54 GMT
If you're looking for a handful of new apps to download this month, here are some of my favourite apps. Check 'em out!AirBnBAlthough it's been available for iPhone users for a while, AirBnB has finally launched for Android! It's also completely overhauled it's mobile version of the site. The revamp will allow you to browse your saved listings even if you're offline, which is an extremely helpful feature if you're on t...
18 Jan 2012 14:45 GMT
Smart TV is the big story to come from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The big tech companies are hailing smart TV as the next major consumer trend to be taking over our living rooms.Such declarations are treated with a healthy dose of scepticism and eye-rolling from the tech community – remember 2011’s breathless declarations that 3D TV was the future? As Wired rightly...
16 Jan 2012 09:43 GMT
One the gadgets that I've recently had the pleasure of getting to play with is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Three.It's one of the new kids on the block; it was just released in Europe in November, and just last month in the US. It is the very first smartphone running Google's newest operating system straight out of the box, Android vers...
10 Jan 2012 12:12 GMT
The holidays are officially over, which means we're all feeling slightly deflated now that the bleakest months of the year, January and February, lie before us. We're in an overwrought state of forcing our butts back to work and making new years resolutions, most of them to aimed at getting better at something. Instead of focusing on purely physical goals this year, why not do yourself a favour and learn how to code in 2012?
03 Jan 2012 14:33 GMT
From RIM's PlayBook, to Google's Ice Cream Sandwich, 2011 was certainly a year of highs, lows, and shiny new gadgets. Here are my technology and social media highlights for 2011.GadgetsApple iPad 2In March, Apple released the second generation of its iPad. Slimmer and more powerful than its predecessor, the iPad 2 continues to be the best-selling tablet around the world, far surpassing the sales of all other tablets combined....despite several competitors launching po...
30 Dec 2011 10:33 GMT
As a new year begins, we're all inevitably making promises to ourselves, myself included, about our health, our wallets and finally getting around to doing that thing we've been meaning to do for ages.Here are my top apps for keeping on top of your new year's resolutions!Health and FitnessMyFitnessPalIf getting in shape is a major goal of yours in 2012, the MyFitnessPal app is available on Andr...
28 Dec 2011 14:00 GMT
Always the troublemaker, social networking giant Facebook is making waves this week with its announcement that starting in 2012, it's “sponsored stories” ads will begin to show up in your newsfeed. When you simply “like” the page of a company, product or brand, Facebook can use your name to advertise that product to your friends and your network. Also, if you've talked about said company in a status update, that particu...
26 Dec 2011 16:30 GMT