Instagram Nears 50 Million Users With Android App Adding 10 Million In Just 22 Days

It’s still early days yet to know whether the $1 billion Facebook paid for the Instagram service was either a good or a bad move on behalf of Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg. However users now seem to be flocking to the Instagram photo sharing service, since it was purchased by Facebook and launched its new Android application.


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Nokia Lumia 900 Lands In The UK May 14th?

We recently heard that the SIM free version of the Nokia Lumia 900 would be available in the UK from the 16th of May, and now according to the guys over at The Verge, the Nokia Lumia 900 will land in the UK on the 14th of May.

We haven’t as yet had any confirmation from the UK mobile carriers that this is the official launch date, the device is expected to be available in both black and white versions from that date.

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Diablo III Beta Peaked At 300,000 Concurrent Players, And Servers Felt The Strain

Over the weekend the number of Diablo III players giving the new Diablo III beta a go peaked at 300,000 concurrent users, explained Blizzard’s community manager “Bashiok” via Twitter.

The huge amount of interest in the new Diablo III caused a few problems for the new Diablo III servers and logins to the server returned errors to patiently waiting fans looking to give Diablo III.

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ITC Says iPhone And iPad Violate Motorola Patent

Yesterday we heard that the International Trade Commission had ruled that Microsoft’s Xbox violates a couple of Motorola’s patents, and now it is Apple’s turn, as the ITC has ruled that some of Apple’s devices violate Motorola’s patents.

According to the ruling both Apple’s iPhone and iPad violate Motorola patents relating to WiFi, although the judge did find that the devices did not violate three other patents owned by Motorola.

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Google Increases Gmail Storage To 10GB

In conjunction with todays launch of their new Google Drive service. Google has also announced that they are now increasing the storage limit on their Gmail accounts to 10GB as standard for free.

The new increase from the current 7.5 GB to the new 10GB of storage will take effect in user accounts over the next 24 hours. Also with the launch of Google Drive, when you upgrade to a paid account, your Gmail account storage will also expand to 25GB.

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Apple’s iCloud Hits 125 Million Users

Apple launched their new cloud service back in October of last year at the same time as they launched the new iPhone 4S, and now Apple has revealed how many people are using iCloud.

The last figures we had from Apple were back in February when they announced that iCloud had over 100 million users, and yesterday Apple announced that iCloud now has more that 125 million users.

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Sony PlayMemories Online Launching May 25th With 5GB of Cloud Storage (video)

Sony has announced that it will be launching its new Sony PlayMemories photo sharing service next month, providing cloud storage for Sony cameras. The new PlayMemories photo sharing service will offer users with 5GB of free storage space for photographs and video, that can be uploaded to the cloud storage facility from any Sony camera or camcorder.

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T-Mobile Galaxy Note Poses For The Camera

Earlier in the week we heard that the Samsung Galaxy Note would be headed to mobile carrier T-Mobile in the US, this has yet to be confirmed by T-Mobile, and now some photos of the device has appeared online.

The guys over at TmoNews managed to get this hands on some photos of a T-Mobile branded Samsung Galaxy Note, which you can see below, and the device will come with Android ICS 4.0.3.

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Apple Reports Record Earnings, iPhone And iPad Sales

Apple has released its latest earnings figures, which cover the first quarter of 2012 and Apple’s second fiscal quarter of 2012, the company had revenue of $39.2 billion and a net quarterly profit of $11.6 billion, which is $12.30 per diluted share.

This compares to $24.67 billion and a net quarterly profit of $5.99 billion in the same quarter for the previous year, and they also released some details on how many iPhones and iPads they sold in the quarter.

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Google Drive Gets Official (Video)

We have been hearing quite a bit about Google’s new cloud based storage service over the last few weeks, Google Drive is now official, and it come with integration to Google Docs and a range of other Google services.

Google Drive comes with 5GB of free storage, and you can choose additional storage in 25GB for $2.49 a month, 100GB for $4.99 a month and 1TB which will set you back $49.99 a month.

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Intelligent Tire Adapts To Weather Conditions

When you buy tires for your car, you have to consider weather and gas consumption. Right now there are no tires that are truly all-purpose and good for all weather. That may change soon. Researchers from Leipzig University are developing an “intelligent” tire with electronic sensors that will recognize different sorts of terrain and adapt.
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