(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) 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 »
(AP) MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - California's governor plans to sign legislation Tuesday at the headquarters of Google Inc. that will pave the way for driverless cars in the state.
Self-driving cars might sound like science fiction, but they are already cruising California's roads and could become sold commercially within the next decade.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 »
(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 »
(AP) NEW YORK - A federal appeals judge agreed Monday to delay a court challenge to Google Inc.'s plans to create the world's largest digital library while an appeals panel considers whether authors should receive class status.Continue »
Google is allegedly playing hardball with its Android partners.
The company forced Acer to drop its support of Alibaba's new mobile operating system, Aliyun, threatening to pull its Android-related cooperation and support if Acer didn't, according to a report from the Dow Jones Newswires.
Acer was originally scheduled to hold a press conference today to show off a smartphone running on Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba's Aliyun platform, but it cancelled the event. Acer told Dow Jones that it will continue to talk with Google and hopes to still use Aliyun.
Alibaba told CNET that Acer was notified by Google that it would cease their partnership if Acer supported Aliyun.
(CBS News) YouTube announced Tuesday the launch of its new app for Apple iPhones and iPod touches.
The new app has been overhauled to include a larger library of videos, a new swipe-out YouTube guide and the ability to share on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. An iPad version of the app is also in the works.
(CBS News) Amazon released four new Kindle devices Thursday. There's no question the Kindle Fire HD was the highlight of the lineup. But, with all of its impressive features, is Amazon's new tablet a threat to Apple's iPad or Google's Nexus 7?
The Kindle Fire HD is packed with features, including 1,920 x 1,200 resolution with 254 pixels-per-inch, dual Dolby digital plus speakers, Wi-Fi connectivity, a front-facing camera and 25 percent less glare than the Kindle Fire.
Software highlights include: Whispersync with Voice, which lets you listen to an audio book, bookmark your place and then switch to the e-book version; X-ray for movies lets you pause a video and look up an actor on-screen; and FreeTime creates different profiles for each person in the family, so that parents can limit their kids' screen time.Continue »
Verizon Wireless started taking pre-orders Wednesday for the first of the new phones, the Droid Razr M. It's a cheaper, smaller phone than the Razr that Motorola Mobility launched last year. The Razr is the name of the wildly popular clamshell phone launched in 2004. Motorola hasn't had a hit since then.Continue »
The DNC is creating several opportunities for supporters to engage on social media networks. An official app on Facebook lets users tweet their nominations on Twitter, using the phrase "I nominate Barack Obama because..." and the hashtag #INominateDNC. A DNC 2012 app has been launched for iPhones and Android devices. The app lets users view the convention schedule, explore Charlotte and follow convention tweets.Continue »
According Reuters sources, Amazon is going to integrate Nokia's mapping service instead of Google Maps.
Skipping on Google Maps could just come down to the fact that Amazon doesn't want to promote a competitor's brand on its own device.Continue »
That's about to change.
This fall consumers will be able to choose from the widest-yet assortment of smartphone and tablet devices because Microsoft, a company that has been an also-ran in mobile computing for too long, has picked itself off the mat.Continue »
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