Law and Disorder: Where Are the Tech Peers?

Well it’s been a stressful few days here in the Linux blogosphere, what with the ruckus going on over in the bordering Apple territories. For such a small strip of land, you’d never think such a din could emanate from there, and all over a rectangle with rounded corners — however “creative” and “innovative” it […]

Instapaper: A Nice Way to Save Web Pages for a Rainy Day

Instapaper is finally available on the Android platform. If you’re unfamiliar with the iPhone-originating app, it’s an offline reader with a difference. I’ve always had a problem with offline readers. Offline readers, like the good-looking Pulse, function by pulling in XML feeds online. They are essentially Feed Readers that eat standardized XML files consisting of […]

Visual Voicemail Plus Is Mostly on the Money

Visual voicemail functionality is the visual element in a voicemail application that allows text to be transcribed and displayed on the phone — or more simply, message headers, or envelopes, are displayed textually in a list. Options often include push to email and SMS. It’s been around in various forms since Apple’s iPhone kick-started smartphone […]

Instagram: Fun but No Threat to the Art World

Instagram, the popular photography and social networking app for the iPhone, with a whopping 27 million iOS users, recently became available for Android. Around 5 million Android users reportedly signed up for the app in the first few days of the Android release. Then social network Facebook offered $1 billion for the company. What’s going […]

Apple Nips at Android’s Tail

Apple came close to matching Android’s smartphone market share during the fourth quarter of 2011, according to a Nielsen report released Wednesday. The debut of Apple’s iPhone 4S in the fall had a major impact on the proportion of smartphones sold in the quarter. Demand for iPhones increased nearly 20 percent in December compared to […]

"Android Started Before iPhone": How True is That?

How much Apple’s founder Steve Jobs hated Android is evident from his last conversations with his biographer, Walter Isaacson. Steve Jobs claimed that Android was a rip-off of Apple’s iOS and that he will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong, to destroy Android. This created an uproar. […]