Ford-Sync

The Digest: Ford dumps Microsoft… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor BlackBerry, Google, Microsoft, Motoring, Piracy, Sony, The Digest Leave a Comment

Ford dumps Microsoft for BlackBerry infotainment system | CNN "Ford is upgrading its infotainment system to make it more like a smartphone or tablet - and it is dumping its longtime software provider Microsoft as part of the change. Instead, Ford will use BlackBerry's QNX operating system for the new Sync 3 infotainment…

Read more | Comments (0)

youtube

YouTube adds offline viewing on Android… for some people, anyway.

James O'Malley Android, Apps, Google, YouTube Leave a Comment

Google has announced that it is adding the ability to view videos offline on the Android YouTube app - but currently only for users in India, Indonesia and the Philippines. The new functionality will apparently let users download and cache videos for up to 48 hours without needing an internet connection. The reason for the…

Read more | Comments (0)

microsoft-hq

The Digest: Windows 10 release date… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Computers, Google, Internet, iPad, iPhone, Microsoft, Sony, The Digest Leave a Comment

Microsoft exec sees autumn release for Windows 10 | Reuters "Microsoft expects to have its new Windows 10 operating system on the market by autumn 2015, slightly later than previous comments had suggested. Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner told Japanese news service Nikkei on Wednesday that the new system would be released 'early…

Read more | Comments (0)

iphone6apps

The Digest: Apple names top apps… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Apps, Broadband, Google, Internet, Sony, The Digest, YouTube Leave a Comment

Apple names its top apps of 2014; Uber makes the cut | Mashable "Apple compiled its annual list of what it considers to be the year's most standout apps, with categories ranging from 'best apps' to 'best games'. Some notable inclusions are Yahoo News Digest, Facebook's Paper and the SwiftKey Keyboard app. With…

Read more | Comments (0)

amazon-local-takeaway-food

The Digest: Amazon gets into takeaway… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Amazon, Apps, Google, Internet, Sony, The Digest Leave a Comment

Amazon launches a restaurant takeout and delivery service | Engadget "As part of its latest Amazon Local expansion, the internet retailer has launched a new Takeout & Delivery service, allowing customers to browse available local restaurants and order a freshly-cooked meal for pickup or have it delivered to their door." …

Read more | Comments (0)

steam-broadcast

The Digest: Steam takes on Twitch… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Gaming, Google, Sony, The Digest, Video games Leave a Comment

Steam Broadcasting takes on Twitch with game streams | The BBC "Steam - the popular PC video gaming platform - is adding the ability to stream gameplay so that others can watch online. The move presents a challenge to Twitch, which is built around a similar service, and was acquired by Amazon for…

Read more | Comments (0)

microsoft-clip-art

The Digest: Microsoft kills Clip Art… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, PlayStation 4, Sony, The Digest, Twitter Leave a Comment

Microsoft Office kills Clip Art, replaces it with Bing | PC World "You'd better enjoy Microsoft's cheesy Office Clip Art catalog while you can, because it may be going away in favor of Bing. According to a Microsoft support page, the company is retiring its Office Clip website. As an alternative, Microsoft suggests…

Read more | Comments (0)

facebook-work

The Digest: Social media told to simplify terms… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Google, Piracy, Privacy, Social Media, The Digest, Twitter, Uncategorized, Wearables Leave a Comment

MPs say they need 'serious discussion' with social networks over users' data  | The Guardian "Social networks should simplify their terms and conditions, to ensure that their users fully understand how their personal data will be collected and used, MPs have concluded. A report by the Commons science and technology committee calls for…

Read more | Comments (0)