Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Google Maps for Android going indoors in new update

Google Maps for Android has received a new update that brings the version number up to 6.0. As explained in a new entry on Google's official blog site, the 6.0 update allows Android smartphone and tablet users to take a look inside some large public buildings for the first time.

Apple may launch its iTunes Music Store in Latin America on December 8th amid regional push

Is Apple about to give a big commercial push in Latin America? While there aren’t any official confirmations yet, rumors have become more and more persistent and precise.

CyanogenMod 7 Makes Its Way To The Kindle Fire - Still A Bit Buggy, But Nearly Usable

Just two short weeks after the Kindle Fire received its first dose of Android development goodness (read: root), the first full custom ROM has made its way to the device. The ROM is question is, of course, CyanogenMod 7, the most widely distributed custom ROM among Android devices.

Google I/O Moved To June, And Now It's Three Days Long

Okay, I have some good news and some bad news. First, the good: Google has decided to extend next year's I/O convention to three days instead of the usual two! That's more time to spend hitting the booths, attending sessions, and chatting it up with the Google devs. Awesome.

CyanogenMod devs bring Android 4.0 to Samsung Nexus S and international Galaxy S

Since the day Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich code went public, all the developers including TeamDouche, the developers of CyanogenMod ROM, started working day and night on bringing Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs to various handsets.

Google will get an EU decision on its Motorola Mobility acquisition by 10 January

Google’s planned acquisition of Motorola Mobility, one of the biggest mobile stories of the year, has taken another step forward with the announcement that it’s being scrutinised by the European Commission.

New Kindles selling "millions" of units in first eight weeks

Amazon may never officially reveal specific sales figures for its Kindle line of eReaders and tablets but it seems pretty pleased with sales results so far. In a press release today, Amazon has announced it has sold "millions" of units in its Kindle line-up (the Kindle, the Kindle Touch, the Kindle Touch 3G and the Kindle Fire) in the eight weeks since the company announced the refresh of the product line.

Galaxy Nexus volume bug fix released, download the ROM now

The fix for the Galaxy Nexus' volume bug in the UK is now out and ready to download. Only thing is it's not coming from Google or Samsung, but from our good friend Paul O'Brien over at MoDaCo

Android Market website updated to support rooted devices

Google has updated their Android Market website to allow any user, with the Android Market installed of course, to push applications for automatic download on their devices. Many rooted devices haven’t had a problem with this feature before the update, but those that owned a NOOK Color, HP TouchPad, or the new Kindle Fire were not recognized before the update.

Uncensored web is a fundamental right, EU says

The European Court of Justice has overthrown a ruling that would force ISPs to filter their internet traffic to prevent illegal file sharing, Ars Technica reports. Scarlet Extended, a major Belgian ISP, has been the target of a suit by the Belgian Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers over alleged piracy by the ISP's customers. 

Google to redesign and simplify the Google Bar

Google users have become accustomed to the Google Bar when they visit the search site. It's that dark bar on top of the page with all sorts of menu choices that take the Google user to various Google products like Gmail, Documents and more. Now Google is planning to get rid of that dark bar on top of the browser in favor of an all new approach.