(CBS News) Oppa! Looks like Korean pop star Psy can add the Guinness World Record to his list of accomplishments. The artist's video "Gangnam Style" nabbed the record for most likes on YouTube.
"Gangnam Style" debuted on YouTube on July 15 and currently has the 2,918,953 likes on the video sharing site. According the Guinness World Record, Psy's record is followed by LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem," which currently has 1,583,448 likes and Justin Bieber's "Baby," with 1,336,667 likes.Continue »
(CBS News) Turn-by-turn voice navigation may be at the heart of Apple's decision to leave Google Maps out of its latest iOS update.
Apple released iOS 6 on Sept. 19. The new mobile operating system dropped the Google Maps app, which had been included in the iPhone since its initial release in 2007, opting for its own Apple Maps app instead.
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The move was controversial because immediately following the update, users complained of getting lost, not seeing landmarks and the lack of public transit directions.Continue »
(CBS News) More people are watching Internet videos on their television sets, a recent study released by the NPD Group suggests.
According to the study, 45 percent of the people surveyed say that the TV is their "primary screen" for watching paid and free videos streamed over the Internet - a rise from 33 percent last year.
And the personal computer is no longer king when it comes to Web videos. Consumers who watch "over-the-top (OTT) streamed-video content" on their personal computers dropped from 48 percent to 31 percent.Continue »
(CBS News) Yes, photo manipulation was around even before the invention of Adobe Photoshop.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is launching an exhibit on Oct. 11 that features manipulated photos before the digital age.
The exhibit, Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop, is the first major exhibit devoted to photo manipulation before computers and software made the process easier. Ironically, or perhaps in a move to show how valuable its software is, the makers of Photoshop - Adobe Systems - made the exhibit possible.Continue »
(CBS News) Apple may have jumped the gun on dropping Google Maps and launching its own map app. A recent report by The Verge claims that Apple could have kept Google Maps on its mobile devices for another year.
Apple released its mobile operating system iOS 6 last week. The new mobile operating system dropped the Google Maps app, which has been included in the iPhone since its initial release in 2007, opting for its own Apple Maps app instead.Continue »
(CBS News) Photography fans will be able to shift the focus of their digital photos - after it's been taken. The Lytro Light Field camera is coming to national retail chains and some international locations.
Using "light field" technology, the Lytro camera records a full spectrum of light fields by using software inside of the camera. By having the light information available digitally, any user can edit the perspective of a photograph after it has been taken.Continue »
(CBS News) Apple fans can now order the iPhone 5 online and pick it up at the Apple Store the following day.
The Personal Pickup service lets users place orders at the Apple Store online between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. for in-store pickup the next day. Once an order is ready, the customer will receive notification to pick up the product from the Apple Store.Continue »
(CBS News) MySpace recently released a sneak peek of a complete overhaul of the social network in a video uploaded to Vimeo.
From the looks of the video MySpace will offer a modern, photo-heavy design with an emphasis on sharing music, videos and photos. Currently, the social network is taking requests for invitations to the new site. It's not clear yet if old profiles will automatically get ported over to the new design.Continue »
(CBS News) Google has made no plans to launch a Google Maps app for the iPhone 5's mobile operating system iOS 6, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt told reporters in Japan.
Apple released its iOS 6 last Wednesday. The new mobile operating system dropped the Google Maps app, which has been included in the iPhone since its initial release in 2007, opting for its own Apple Maps app instead.Continue »
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(CBS News) Facebook users may want to check their privacy settings as soon as possible. Some users are reporting that private messages written on the social network are showing up on their Timelines. But Facebook says the allegations are not true.
According to Metro France, messages that were written between 2007 and 2009 are showing up on Facebook Timeline. Even when the messages are deleted, they still appear on the Timelines of recipients of private messages, the newspaper reports.Continue »
(CBS News) Apple announced Monday that over 5 million iPhone 5s have sold over the three days after its launch, selling out and topping its predecessor.
Apple's chief executive officer Tim Cook reported that the iPhone 5 has sold out, but that the company is working hard to meet consumer demands.Continue »
Apparently, Facebook's manager of media partnerships, Andy Mitchell, told journalists at a Facebook and Social Journalism meetup in San Francisco that the social network is moving away from "passive sharing."Continue »
(CBS News) Apple released its newest mobile operating system Wednesday, iOS 6. While critics are praising many of its many new features, the Apple Maps app has been the target of much ridicule.
Users who have updated to iOS 6 have complained of getting lost, missing landmarks and lack of public transit directions. Reaction to Apple maps have ranged from cheeky tweets to the London Underground suggesting iOS 6 users pick up physical maps. Then there's the Tumblr blog, The Amazing iOS 6 Maps, which posts screen shots of Apple Map fumbles.Continue »
(CBS News) Apple's iPhone 5 went on sale Friday morning and as expected, lines formed around the world. But, the celebrated smartphone's release did not come without drama. From protesters in Paris to burglaries in Japan, the iPhone 5 has arrived to a global frenzy.
Australians were among the first to get their hands on Apple's newest smartphone. As to who was the first to purchase the iPhone 5? That is up for debate.Continue »
(CBS News) Twitter launched a redesign Tuesday that updated its website and mobile apps.
The new Twitter includes a new header photo that can be customized to reflect users' interests. The addition of a header photo means that users will have the option of using two photos for their profiles.
The micro-blog also emphasized that the header photo will be consistent across all platforms - Web, iPad and smartphone apps.Continue »
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