Facebook Beats Google Maps As The Most Popular Mobile App In 2012

According to a recent report by comScore, Facebook was the most popular mobile application last year, and it managed to beat Google Maps and take the top spot for the most used application in the US.

Have a look at the graph below which compares the use of the Facebook app to the Google Maps app, Google Maps was ahead of Facebook for the majority of the year, this changed in September when Facebook overtook Google Maps.

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Microsoft SkyDrive App Receives New Live Tile Features

Microsoft has this week rolled out new features to its SkyDrive service, which has added new notifications to your SkyDrive Live Tile view within Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 operating system.

Microsoft first released their SkyDrive application for Windows and RT back in October 2012, and the new features released this week now enable it to display notifications on the live tile Start Screen, when you add new files to your SkyDrive storage.

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Sony Fined £250,000 In The UK For 2011 PlayStation Network Breach

Back in 2011 Sony’s PlayStation network was hacked, and data from millions of users of the service was stolen, which included peoples names, addresses, dates of birth, and their account passwords.

Some users credit card details were at risk as well during the network breach, and now Sony has been fined by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) here in the UK.

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Crysis 3 Multiplayer Beta Released Date Confirmed As January 29th By EA

EA has today confirmed that the new Crysis 3 multiplayer beta game servers will be opening their doors on January 29th 2013 and will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

The Crysis 3 Multiplayer Beta development stage will run from January 29th to February 12th and will include two team-based modes called Crash and Hunter, and two maps to enjoy called Airport and Museum. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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Apple’s iPhone And iPad Users Sending 2 Billion iMessages A Day

Yesterday Apple announced their latest financial quarter results, with record revenue and record sales of their iPhone and iPad, Apple also revealed some details about their free messaging service iMessage.

Users of Apple’s iOS devices, which include the iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch are sending more than 2 billion messages through Apple’s iMessage app per day, which is an impressive number.

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Portable Raspberry Pi

We have featured a number of amazing creations using the $35 Raspberry Pi mini PC, but this new portable version of the Raspberry Pi, using a low cost LCD TFT display, and 12v power supply, pushes the boundaries once again.

The new Portable Raspberry Pi has been created by SK Pang Electronics and features a QWERTY keyboard complete with touchpad and it owns portable power pack, which has all been mounted on to a transparent base with a carrying handle.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 To Feature New Display Technology

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to be unveiled at a Samsung Unpacked event in March, and will apparently go on sale worldwide in April, yesterday we saw a leaked photo of the Samsung Galaxy S4, and today we have some possible new information about Samsung’s flagship Android smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is rumored to feature a 4.99 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, it was previously thought that the display would come with around 440 pixels per inch (ppi), but according to a recent report, Samsung will be introducing some new display technology with a higher ppi in the Galaxy S4.

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Apple Announces Record Financial Results

Apple has announced its latest financial results for their 13 week fiscal 2013 quarter which ended on the 29th of December 2012, and they had a total of $54.5 billion in revenue and a net profit of $13.1 billion for the quarter.

We also got to find out just how many of their devices they sold in the quarter, with a total of 47.8 million iPhones, this is compared to 37 million iPhones for the same quarter the year before.

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HTC M7 To Launch With Sprint, AT&T And Verizon (Rumor)

One of the new Android devices that we are expecting to see at Mobile World Congress next month is the new flagship smartphone from HTC, the HTC M7, and now it would appear that the device is headed to at least three of the four major mobile carriers in the US.

According to @evleaks, the HTC M7 will be headed to Verizon Wireless, Sprint and AT&T, although it is not clear as yet whether the device will also be headed to T-Mobile.

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Garmin Approach S2 Golf Watch Contains Data On 30,000 Courses Worldwide

If you are an avid golfer and are looking to improve your club selection a little more using the latest technology, you might be interested in a new wrist deveice unveiled by Garmin today, in the form of the Garmin Approach S2.

The Garmin Approach S2 watch has been packed with the data on 30,000 golf courses worldwide out of the box, and includes extensive measurement features and a digital scorecard.

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