Annie Colbert1 hour ago Hackers took over Burger King’s Twitter account on Monday. The cyber tricksters changed the fast food company’s avatar and name to “McDonalds” and sent a McFlurry of questionable and offensive tweets. The Twitter mishap isn’t all bad news…
Who’s suing whom in the mobile industry? It can be a tough question to answer, even if you’re closely following all the lawsuits that have been thrown around in the last couple of years.
Nokia sued Apple and vice versa, with both companies claiming the other was infringing on its patents. Both companies have also slapped other companies with lawsuits, again mostly over patent infringement or price fixing. Add other IT giants, such as Kodak, RIM, HTC, Google (Google), Sony Ericcson and LG into the mix, and soon it’ll feel like everyone is suing everyone else.
According to data from StatCounter, Internet Explorer has dipped below the 50%-mark in its global share of the Internet browser market.
StatCounter shows IE at 51.34% of the market in August 2010; by the end of September, IE was holding on to just 49.87% of the browser market. The browser also shows a drop of nearly 10% year over year.
This is the first time IE has fallen below the halfway point in market share, and from where we sit, the glass is looking half empty.
These losses come in the face of steady growth from Firefox (Firefox) over the past several years and speedy gains by Chrome (Chrome) in recent months.
During the same month that IE sank to its all-time low, Firefox grew by about half a percent to 31.5%, while Chrome added almost a full percentage point to its share of the market.
Gmail can be tweaked almost endlessly with various Firefox and Chrome extensions, and offers some pretty nifty Labs options too. However, we’ve taken a look at some simple tips, tricks, tweaks and shortcuts you can use without going down the plugin or experimental route.
These 10 features will help you get so much more out of the webmail service, from an enhanced chat experience, to smarter filters, to offline access.
Have a read through now and let us know any neat Gmail (Gmail) hints you’d like to share in the comments box below.
The mobile voice over IP (VoIP) service Fring now allows its users to make phone calls to land line and cell phone numbers anywhere in the world with prices starting at one cent per minute. Not all calls will be that cheap. Calls to Canada start at 0.4 cents per minute, and calls to India start at 1.1 cents, for example. But it’s more competition in a very small space currently dominated by Skype and to a lesser extent Google Voice.
You used to be able to make Skype calls using the Fring applications for mobile phones like the iPhone and Android devices, but following the launch of the iPhone 4, Skype and Fring got in a bit of a scuffle and Fring users were left in the cold — no Skype access.
Rather than bridge the gap between the two services, Fring has opted to launch its own service to connect its users with outside phone lines. That service is called fringOut, and it’s hard to miss that it sounds a lot like Skype’s own service for that purpose, SkypeOut.