Thursday, June 28, 2012

Twitter Ends Partnership with LinkedIn

According to a recent blog post by LinkedIn, Twitter has decided to end a two and a half year partnership with the website. The partnership allowed users of the social networking site for business professionals to publish tweets directly to their LinkedIn profiles. Consumer Product Chief for Twitter Michael Sippey recently wrote a post on the site's developer blog that the changes were part of a move to "deliver a core Twitter consumption experience through a consistent set of products and tools."

This isn't too surprising as Twitter has been slowly trying to push out partners who show tweets on their websites. However, those efforts have also been primarily focused on mobile clients, the same place Twitter has been emphasizing its own offerings.

LinkedIn and Twitter users will still be able to post updates on LinkedIn and broadcast them to Twitter, though the content sharing will not go the other way. This actually goes along with what Twitter's overall strategy has been recently. The social network is welcoming of others sending content to Twitter but isn't so keen on having others use tweets as content on their sites.

The strange thing about all of this, however, is that Twitter just upgraded its own Facebook app, which crossposts tweets to users' Facebook profiles, which is the exact same thing that the partnership with LinkedIn allowed since the partnership between the two sites formed back in 2009.

Twitter has struggled with rule and practice consistency for some time now with its partners like LinkedIn. Developers who have created apps for viewing tweets have found themselves placed at a disadvantage by changes to Twitter's rules and the site's efforts to develop its own mobile clients.

Source: Business Insider - Twitter Gives LinkedIn The Bird

Monday, June 25, 2012

5 Awesome iPhone, iPad and iPod Car Apps

Are you a car fanatic? Do you love cars? Well, if yes, then you should definitely get some cool car apps for your iDevices.  A plethora of car related apps are present in the App Store, so finding the best one is not an easy task. In order to help you find the best and most exciting, today we have a list of 5 Awesome iPhone, iPad and iPod Car Apps. You will see different types of car related apps in this list, so we have something for everyone. Check them all out and pick the ones you like the best!

Real Racing 2 HD

Real Racing 2 HD is an awesome racing game which provides you an ultimate racing experience on your iPad and iPad 2. It has fabulous visual effects which makes the experience even better. So take the steering wheel in your hands and race for the first position.  It is a must try game for every car enthusiast, and I am sure they would get addicted to this game.

Monday, June 18, 2012

5 Best Weather Apps for Mac

Mac boasts a weather widget itself which is quite nice. But if you something more sophisticated, accurate and feature-rich then you can try some other weather apps available out there for Mac. Many weather apps are present out there, but finding the best ones is not an easy task. So today we have a list of 5 Best Weather Apps for Mac. This list includes different types of apps like minimalistic menu bar apps, or apps with amazing animations etc. Check them out and pick the one that you like the best.

Menu Weather

Price: Free / $1.99
Compatible with: Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

This app also only runs in the menu bar. Its Lite version is amazing and once you get it you would not need any other weather app or even its paid version. You can use any of the themes available which allow you to use various types of icons, and it shows all the important information.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

ARM Develops New GPU for Low-Cost Tablets

ARM has just created a brand new, entry level version of its Mali graphics processor that, if incorporated, could expand the market of low cost Android tablets. Known as the Mali-450, this GPU is designed to help manufacturers build tablets that are less expensive than the ones currently leading the markets, like Apple's iPad which runs $399. However, these manufacturers still want good enough graphics performance to keep most users satisfied.

Touchscreens and HD video are pretty standard when it comes to tablets these days, with the GPUs in these devices accounting for a big share of the price you pay. In addition to that, more powerful GPUs take up more space on the CPU, which could also increase costs. A lot of manufacturers are looking for cheaper parts that offer decent graphics performance while also occupying less space. This is where the Mali-450 fits in.

The new GPU is offered with as many as eight cores and offers double the performance of its predecessor the Mali-400. The Mali-450 is also expected to appear in tablets in the first half of 2013 according to Director of Marketing for ARM's Media Processing Division Ian Smythe.

Tablet makers are showing an increased demand for a wide range of price and performance characteristics, which is where this new ARM GPU comes in . The company is planning on offering the Mali-T600 series for high-end devices and the Mali-400 series for low-end devices.

Both series will be able to do gaming and video playback but, according to Smythe, only the high-end parts will be able to handle "computational graphics". That includes things like matching points on two images to do facial recognition or stitching photographs together into a panorama. ARM is also developing a high-end part known as Skrymir (not to be confused with Skyrim, cheeky devils) which is due out sometime in 2014.

Source: Computer World - ARM preps Mali GPU for low-cost Android tablets

Monday, June 11, 2012

Windows Phone Apps

Awesome Olympics 2012 Windows Phone Apps
The Summer Olympic Games of 2012 would be held in London, England from 27 July to 12 August 2012. So as you can see the event is really close – only a month or two from now. 10000+ athletes would take part in this year's Olympic Games that has 302 events in 26 sports. Unfortunately, you obviously won't be able to see all the events and matches live, even if you want to. So what are you planning to do? Well, the most logical and wise thing to do would be to stay in touch using the mobile apps. Mobile apps are a great way to keep you updated with all the news and scores. So today we have a list of Awesome Olympics 2012 Windows Phone Apps. And please notes that there are no official apps available for Windows Phone from the Olympics 2012, but you can always take advantage of the ones given below.

Check them out!

London 2012 Schedule

London 2012 Schedule app allows you to view the whole schedule for 2012 Olympics. You have the ability of filtering events based on specific criteria. Till the time the games officially start, this app will show a countdown to the first event, and the opening ceremony. When the games would begin you would be able to see the whole schedule for the present day and the next day. The best thing about this app is the whole schedule would be available offline and does not require any internet connection. You can filter events based on type, venue and date.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Top 7 Amazing Android ROMs

The best way to get more control over your Android device or to upgrade it, you can always get a new ROM. To root your Android device is the first thing to do, but getting a new ROM will give you a totally new mobile OS. So today we have a list of Top 7 Amazing Android ROMs to give you an idea of which ones are the best.

Please remember that not all ROMs are available for every single device and some might not work on yours. Some ROMs simply upgrade the OS while others speed up your phone. So whichever ROM you choose, just make sure it works on your device before installing it.


MIUI stands out from the rest due to the beauty, voguishness, sleekness and elegance of its interface. Although it is not one of the most feature-rich ROM, but still it is the most customizable and beautiful one. It is really fast too. It boasts strong theme support, amazing stock apps, customizable lockscreens, support for GApps, and full root access. You can find a list of supported devices here.

Liquid Smooth ROMS

This one runs on quite a few devices such as Motorola Droid, Droid 2, Galaxy Nexus , Droid X, Droid Incredible, and HTC Thunderbolt etc. The best thing about Liquid Smooth ROMS is that it is one of the fastest ICS ROMs present out there. It is a small ROM with GApps. It also boasts theme support which allows customizing it to according to your taste. If it works on your device then you should definitely give it a try as it is the fastest and cleanest ICS ROM present out there.


CyanogenMod is one of the world's most widely used Android ROM. The main reason for its success is that it offers various amazing features and can run on many different devices. Some of its really cool features are: support for OpenVPN, support for downloadable theme and more privacy tools etc. On the whole it is a really nice ROM for your Android device. You can find a list of supported devices here.

Android Open Kang Project (AOKP)

AOKP is a comparatively new Android ROM, but its popularity is increasing day by day. It offers most of the features of CyanogenMod and although at first you may not be able to find any difference, which after some time of using would become clearer because of options and add-ons. The best feature of AOKP is its add-ons and tools which you cannot get in CM, centralized control over ROM options, and on the whole it is more customizable than CM. One downer is that at present it does not support many devices, but till it is quite nice as it's really fast. You must give it a try! You can find a list of supported devices here.


This one is a more manufacturer-specific ROM, which works with the newest Samsung Android devices (Samsung Galaxy Series.). It boasts a stock TouchWiz UI, getting rid of some of the bloatware that it has and then adding their own features. Although it is not that popular but still if you like it you can give it a try!

AOSP-Based Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs

These are device specific ROMs which are quite neat and clean; and have no bloatware, or any extra apps. These are fast, minimalistic ROMs. Most of the popular smartphones have their own ICS-based ROMs present out there, but the problem is that they are mostly quite unstable.

Slim ICS

Slim ICS is a really cool ROM which brings your Android device up to Ice Cream Sandwich. It is really lightweight and fast. Slim ICS already has GApps, so you won't have to install them afterwards. It provides you all the basic essential elements to give you a fast and clean ICS installation. But the downer is that it runs on only a few Samsung devices and you the developing team is very small, so you should not be expected many new features etc. But it is updated weekly and boasts many third-party mods. Some of the devices it works on are: Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy S or Galaxy S II etc.