Posted: January 11th, 2016 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Computer News, Twitter | Tags: Twitter | No Comments »
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 | No Comments »
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 »»»»
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: 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 | No Comments »
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 »»»»
Posted: September 22nd, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Apple, Breaking News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: apple, Bezel, Device Gesture, iPad, iphone, patent, smartphone | No Comments »
Whether you’re using an Apple iOS device – or any other maker – most smart-devicess work the same way, you typically use the touchscreen for input tasks such as typing, tapping and gesturing.
Until now, touch screens have worked just fine for most things we typically do on our devices, however, it can often be tricky to see everything that’s on screen when you’re holding your finger over a portion of the display.
Apple has an idea to work around this handicap…
A recently published patent application from the clever boffins at Apple covers an idea to make the bezels in iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices touch sensitive as well.
The bezel is the portion of the device that frames the screen. The application describes a scenario where this slim – and getting slimmer – area would have touch sensors just like the screen, so that you’d be able to scroll and tap without ever needing to cover the display :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 17th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: UPDATED! | Tags: Academic Misconduct, Australian Universities, Independent Commission Against Corruption, MyMaster, Plagiarism, smartphone, Social Media News, Student Code of Conduct, University, University of Sydney | No Comments »
The internet and smartphones have made it easier for students to cheat in exams, a new report into academic misconduct at the University of Sydney has found. The report followed investigations into ways to prevent and detect academic dishonesty and misconduct among students at the university.
The Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Taskforce completed a number of investigations during May and June 2015, including interviews with representatives from each of the university’s 16 faculties :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 15th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Google, News From the web, Social Media, Standout, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Alphabet, BMW, Domain Name, Google | No Comments »
The behemoth that is Google has announced a surprise corporate restructure, forming a new parent company dubbed Alphabet that will include the internet search unit as one of several entities.
Google chief executive Larry Page announced the change, saying he would hold the same title at Alphabet, the new holding company for the technology giant’s newer ventures including research arm X Lab, investment unit Google Ventures and health and science operations.
The new chief executive at the search unit – Google – will be the current vice president, Sundar Pichai.
Alphabet will include units focusing on life sciences such as a glucose-sensing contact lenses and the health research firm Calico. Google X, which handles research on self-driving cars and internet balloons, will also be a separate unit.
Other units to be separated include the drone delivery project Wing, Google Fiber’s high-speed internet, the home automation unit Nest and investment arms.
But Ooops… Google’s new holding company – Alphabet’s – website is abc.xyz because Alphabet.com is owned by Alphabet, a BMW-owned fleet management service. Even though only a few people had ever heard of BMW’s Alphabet before, the company clearly isn’t going to let all of this free publicity just sit there unfettered, BMW says it has no intention of letting go of the domain name :: Read the full article »»»»