Posted: January 11th, 2016 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Computer News, Twitter | Tags: Twitter | Comments Off on Twitter Character Count to be Lifted to 10,000
Being limited to 140 characters on Twitter means brevity, creativity and speed are the aims of the game. However, the company is experimenting with expanding its character limit to more than 70 times that number — to 10,000.
It is part of efforts to grow its user base, according to technology news website Re/code. Twitter is reportedly aiming to launch the feature towards the end of March, though no date has been set.
Tweets with the expanded limit will continue to only show 140 characters, and will provide an option for users to expand the Tweet to see more, the report said. Twitter co-founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey appeared to confirm the report in a tweet.However, the character expansion does not appear to be what Twitter users want, with many tweeting criticism of the news :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 1st, 2016 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Advertorial, Google, PROMO, Technoid Computer News | Tags: chrome, Chrome Extensions, Google, SPONSORED POST | Comments Off on 3 Chrome Extensions You Can’t Live Without
On its own, Google’s Chrome is a pretty neat browser, however extensions can either increase or weigh down its potential exponentially. So, exactly what are extensions – I hear you whisper? Essentially, they’re small apps that add extra – external – functionality. For Chrome, there are literally tens of thousands of available extensions, performing a huge variety of functions – everything from find shopping coupons, to extensions that make your computer run much faster. A visit to Googles Chrome Web Store Extensions page can be overwhelming, so we’re going to simplify things for you, here are 3 extensions you can’t – or shouldn’t – live without.
For newbies to the Chrome browser, consider this your extensions starter pack. If you’re a Chrome power user, you’ll no doubt be familiar most or some of these, but you might learn about some you’ve never heard of before. Once you’ve tried any one of these extensions, you won’t know how you ever lived without them. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 2nd, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cult of Apple | Tags: apple, Apple iPhone, facebook | Comments Off on iPhone: Apple to Remove Headphone Jack on Next Model of Smartphone, Report Says
The interweb is reporting that Apple will remove the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack on the next iPhone model. Future headphone use will reportedly be transmitted through the Lightning port.
User comments are going a little mental on this, with one Apple fan saying “Ditch the headphone jack? new earpods to connect via the lightning port!? …and when the question of charging and listening to music simultaneously comes I guess the big A is going to make use of thier wireless charging patent (#iphone will charge even while in your hand and at a distance from the power source) or more Obviously …the magnetic Charger (the one found in the new apple watch)… Crazy times ahead ! #appleforever” :: Read more on Apples plans »»»»
Posted: October 29th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cankler Science Matters | Tags: Cankler Science News | Comments Off on UK Team Levitates Small Objects Using Sound
A team of UK scientists have cleverly used sound waves to levitate tiny objects, the breakthrough, published in Nature Communications, could lead to applications as out-there as Star Trek style tractor beams :: Read the full article »»»»
Ever done anything a little woeful, something you’d rather wasn’t plastered all-over your social media, ooops. Facebook’s new search feature, called Search FYI, is either really helpful or really creepy, depending on how you look at it.
Last week, Facebook made it so that anything – possibly everything – you’ve ever posted on the platform is now much more easily searched :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 21st, 2015 | Author: The Technoid | Filed under: REBLOG, Standout | Tags: Apple iPhone, iPhone 6s, REBLOG | Comments Off on REBLOG! Things I wish I knew about setting up my iPhone 6s …before I lost half a day setting up my iPhone 6s
When it comes to technology, there are early adopters (ie those mad people who will stand in the rain outside a store for days to get their fix) and what I like to call normal people.
I am usually one of the last people in my peer group to get the latest It Phone. To illustrate, I was still using a Blackberry Bold long after the first iPhone was already growing barnacles. But a serendipitous turn of events – aka the end of my iPhone 5s contract – meant I got my hands on an iPhone 6s Plus reasonably close to the release date :: Read the full SMH article »»»»
Posted: September 22nd, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Apple, Standout, Tech-Business News | Tags: apple, Apple Car, Apples Project Titan Readying for 2019 Launch, Auto News, Google Drive, Grilled Auto News, Project Titan, Standout | Comments Off on GRILLED! Apples Project Titan Readying for 2019 Launch
Apple has us all – consumers – in its pocket, well, we have Apple in all our pockets …you got what I mean!? Now apparently the consumer behemoth aims to have us in it on the road. The company is set to release its first car in 2019, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal’s Daisuke Wakabayashi.
Apple is referring to the idea as a “committed project” internally, the WSJ report says. According to sources the company plans on tripling the number of folk working on the project.
The initiative, being called Project Titan, so far consists of 600 people.
Although many reports have suggested that Apple is working on a self-driving car, the company’s first vehicle is more likely to not be fully autonomous Wakabayashi wrote, citing sources familiar with the project.
A quick trawl through LinkdIn also dragged a surprise, Apple has headed hunted a senior Tesla exec :: Read the full article »»»»