Foursquare displays reviews from Facebook


The location-based service recommendation places extends its service to those members of Facebook.


oursquare is a step closer to Facebook. The social geolocation service will soon offer its members have linked their account with the social network can view the recommendations of their Facebook contacts.

The application to view information about a place (address, opening hours, reviews, etc.). Thus enriched "like" and publications from your friends on Facebook.

In the Explorer tab, it is possible, for example see photos posted by friends. This new feature is available on the new version of the app for iOS and Android, as well as on the Web, in the days to come.

Unlike Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram, Foursquare wants less intrusive in the lives of its users. No publication will be made ​​without first obtaining the consent of the member. This should indeed tick a box for his "Check-in" or his criticism appears on Facebook.

Pinch to Zoom no longer belongs to Apple


The U.S. agency responsible for the registration of patents invalidated the patent on the Apple Pinch to zoom. This decision could affect the American justice in the war between the Apple brand to Samsung.


This is a decision that could change the situation. The U.S. Patent Office invalidated the patent on the Pinch to zoom (pinch to zoom), introduced by Apple. As its name suggests, it allows you to enlarge or reduce an image by the pinch gesture with your fingers on the screen touch . The organization is justified by explaining that the patent was too vague so that we can make a patent.

But this intellectual property was particularly emphasized during the trial that pitted the river Apple brand to Samsung in the United States last August. This rebound could therefore influence the decisions of justice, since Samsung has been found guilty of patent infringement. As such, it will pay $ 1.05 billion in damages to its competitor.

Mistrial


The Korean manufacturer then forwarded the case to the U.S. Patent Office to Judge Lucy Koh in charge of the case between the two giants. Samsung hopes to be able to cancel the trial, or at least reduce the amount to be paid.

Recently, the judge rejected Apple's request to ban the sale in the United States 26 products from Samsung. This softens somewhat the verdict very favorable to Apple. The Korean manufacturer believes that American jury he was very hostile at the trial which was also accused Apple of patent infringement.

YouTube trailers most views in 2012


This is a bit of a ritual at the end of the year: the giant web publish their retrospective revealing things that have marked the year on their respective platforms. Twitter and Google have published their review of the year 2012, and YouTube also with his remix of Gangnam Style and Call Me Maybe , today is the famous video platform that Google publishes the trailers the most popular in 2012.

Contrary to what one might think, the first of the top 10 places are taken by films ... but video games. This is Call of Duty Black Ops 2, the blockbuster Activision, which monopolizes the first two places respectively with 35 and more than 29 million views.

The big success at the box office logically come next: the movie The Dark Knight Rises recorded more than 26 million views and the latest installment of the James Bond saga, Skyfall, more than 17 million views.


The following places are occupied by the film Ted (15 million), the film Hunger Games (12 million) and the series Revolution (9000000). The game Call of Duty Black Ops 2 occupies the 8 th and 10 seats while the film Skyfall is also very present with his 9th place and its 8 million views.

A 10-inch tablet Nokia in preparation?


The rumors are becoming more insistent. The Finnish manufacturer could have a touch pad next February at the MWC, Digitimes advance.


Nokia succumb to fashion shelves. The Finnish phone manufacturer would close Compal Electronics and Qualcomm to finalize a tablet with a screen 10 inches, reports Digitimes website. In March, the vice president of Design department had already confirmed Nokia hints at the realization of such a project.

According to sources close to the deal, Nokia had originally planned an initial production of 200,000 units equipped with a chip Snapdragon S4, the first quarter of 2012 to test the market. But his plan was somewhat cooled by the announcement of a tablet competitor, produced by his own partner Microsoft Surface.

Nokia has not changed his tune, he just pushed the development of the machine to leave the field open to the machine of his partner. The Digitimes advance and a Nokia Windows tablet stamped RT should be formalized at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ​​which takes place from February 25 to 28 next.

Kodak sells its patents on digital photography


In bankruptcy, the photography pioneer has sold for $ 512 million 1100 patents to reassure its creditors.

The photography is finished for Kodak. The fallen giant announced Wednesday, December 19 selling a large patent portfolio auction. Since last summer, the U.S. firm currently placed under the protection of Chapter 11 bankruptcy trying to sell some of its intellectual properties to reassure its creditors.

The group and its bailout funds $ 525 million for the sale of 1,100 patents. They then pass into the hands of two companies specializing in the management of patents: RPX Corporation and Intellectual Ventures.

The new giants of the photo


In fact, behind these two groups lie the giants of high-tech that will use licenses. According to a document submitted to the court, there are including Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, RIM, or Facebook on the American side. Asian manufacturers are also interested in technology Kodak, as the South Korean  Samsung  and Taiwan's HTC, Huawei Chinese, Japanese and Fujifilm.

These patents are primarily related to the capture, storage and analysis of digital images. Initially, Kodak hopes to recover $ 2.6 billion, playing card lawsuits for patent infringement, in order to raise prices. This strategy has not worked and the firm in bankruptcy has finally reached an agreement to end the ongoing actions.

After 131 years of existence, the photography pioneer filed for bankruptcy on January 19, failing to innovate at the right time. Kodak thought indeed hard as iron in the sustainable future of the film, at the expense of digital.

Bbox Tab: Discover the world of Bbox TV on your tablet


Bbox Tab is the new concept launched by Bouygues Telecom . Now, with Android tablet or iPad, you can explore the universe of the Bbox TV. All guests have a free application.


Bouygues Telecom continues its momentum by offering an innovative concept. In the month of June, the company offered consumers the Bbox Sensation , it enriches its offer disseminating the contents of the Bbox TV on the shelves. The application also provides an additional attraction because you can operate digital content into your home via the tablet with an intuitive and easy to use.

Television


You can watch TV on your tablet or email programs on the main screen. They can also be shared on social networks like Twitter and Facebook.

Programs


With this application, refer directly to the shelf programs or schedule recordings to the decoder of the Bbox. This new concept offers the opportunity to manage favorite channels while setting reminders so you never miss issue.

VOD


Bbox TV with the tablet, view quietly while VOD content. Select what you want and place them in your favorites for later viewing on your TV.

The Direct


The tablet also allows you to stay connected to the live TV while surfing the Internet via the integrated browser application. The latter is already available for all customers with a Bbox iPad (1, 2, 3 and iPad mini). The owners of tablets Android will soon have a compatible application.

7000 Wii U fell from the truck in the United States


A large stock of console Wii U was stolen from a warehouse in Seattle, United States. The damage is estimated at $ 2.28 million.

An impressive booty was stolen from a warehouse near the airport in Seattle. Not less than 7,000 Wii U representing a value of $ 2.28 million were stolen in the night from Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 December, reveals the site Kotaku. Which is still filled with 64 pallets Wii U!


"I'm a cop for 28 years and I've never seen anything like it. This is straight out of the movies", was surprised Sergeant Cindy West, during his testimony for ABC News.

To make their case, the robbers arrived with two semi-trailers and used forklifts on site to rob all merchandise. Investigators are now looking for two trucks bearing the inscription McKinney to find stolen consoles.

For its part, Nintendo has deployed an anti-theft, the report of the police. But the Japanese automaker said no more, certainly to prevent thieves deactivate the security system.

The police have also asked users to warn in case of massive sales of Wii U on sale sites online like eBay. "The sale of consoles will lead to their capture," provides Sergeant Cindy West . Adding that he will  "of ifficile 7000 Wii U to hide."

Samsung Exynos the fault repaired as soon as a patch is prepared


Samsung has release on the fault that affects Exynos terminals running Android. Several million mobile owners are concerned and expect a patch with great impatience. Korean done faster.


Terminals running the Exynos chip series 4 are affected by this vulnerability. It therefore affects the Note, Note 2, S3, S2 (except GT-i9100G), the More Tab and Galaxy Note 10.1. This problem is quite annoying since the root is accessible via any application. Samsung has been notified and a spokesman told the press that the company was aware of the fault occurring on the terminal "Samsung is aware of the potential safety issue related to Exynos processor." Korean is already working since patch should be shared as soon as possible. Samsung said via a press release "The question arises only if a malicious application is used on the affected devices."

Temporary patches


It is therefore recommended to be careful when downloading applications. Use platforms that offer legitimate applications with authenticated sources. This will limit the problems pending official patch from Samsung. This indicates that it "will continue to monitor the situation until the patch has been made ​​available to all devices." An update should be released on Smartphones Exynos covered by this vulnerability. Caution is therefore needed and do not be fooled by applications that look real when they are malicious. In fact, the news is full of such situations, if you download an application on Google Play verify that originates from the good editor.

This vulnerability was revealed by a member of XDA-Developers forum. This suggests also a temporary fix. Many solutions have been shared on the Internet.

RIM promises 70,000 apps to launch BlackBerry 10


RIM has announced the availability of over 70,000 applications in the store, at the launch of BlackBerry 10.


Research in Motion put everything on the BlackBerry with 10. Scheduled for 30 January, the new OS will boost sales of the Canadian manufacturer, currently in turmoil. In 2012, its sales accounted for only 5% of market share in the smartphone sector, according to iSuppli iHS.

The new range of devices along with BB 10 will have to send heavy restart the economic machine. But the quality of a smartphone and its operating system no longer enough to attract new customers. It also requires that the directory applications compatible or sufficiently large to please the greatest number.

However, in an interview for the magazine Forbes, Frank Boulben, marketing director promised that BB will have 10 since its launch more than 70,000 applications optimized for the new OS. Among these, are the most popular, such as Facebook, Twitter, or Foursquare. A Taste of applications is here.

Rather confident, Frank believes in Blackberry Boulben 10, saying it would be "the greatest comeback in the history of technology".

Nexus 4: SFR markets without the commitment


The Nexus 4 should make its appearance on the December 18th online shop SFR. The operator has fulfilled its obligations by providing the Smartphone Google in its catalog. This marketing should satisfy many customers.


Those who have not had the opportunity to buy the Nexus 4 Store official Google can always fall back on the SFR. It should still have a large budget, because pretty expensive Smartphone with different subscriptions offered. Unfortunately, those rates were set last week when the information has spread high-speed Internet. The phone offered by Google and manufactured by LG is a real success Store the Mountain View company. In the space of a few hours, showed a Smartphone stock. For now, users do not know whether the firm will be replenished before the end of the year. Some announce availability in early 2013.

A rate high enough to offer without engagement


In all cases indicated a marketing SFR on December 18 on its online store. Customers were able to see the Internet Smartphone with prices quite high. Customers wishing to purchase the Nexus 4 will cost:

  • From 179.90 euros Square 2 GB without ODR
  • From 29.90 euros Square 4 GB with ODR
  • From 1 euro: Square 6 GB with ODR


Users must also commit to 24 months or opt for prepaid cards. Bad news appeared in the market. Those who did not subscribe to a thought that the price would be fairly close to that proposed by Google on its store, ie 349 euros for the 16 GB capacity You will still pay 629.90 euros SFR for a formula without commitment. The bill is pretty hefty and will not go down for some consumers. This amount is high, but is still at the rate applied for this type of Smartphones with such a sheet. Google has had the opportunity to offer a much lower price, as Mountain View company to subsidize the product.

Follow your favorite blogs with Bloglovin 'on iOS


Bloglovin 'is a new free application for iOS that allows you to consume information by following his blogs favorites or discovering new content on blogging platforms the best known.

And these platforms are numerous and have their own apps for smartphones and tablets. Like digital reading applications such as Flipboard or Google Currents, this application gives users the opportunity to follow their favorite sites using the most popular platforms - namely Blogger, WordPress and Tumblr.

Once the application is downloaded, you must register and then start selecting which blogs you are most interested in the different categories: art, entertainment, fashion, photography and so on. Then the blog posts in question appears a bit like Facebook in a newsfeed (or timeline).

Each user can love an item but can not see or add comments. Sharing options on Twitter, Facebook and email and the ability to see an article in the browser are obviously present. For those interested, the application also provides a ranking of articles and popular blogs.


Note that it is not impossible that bugs exist and that the application is (unfortunately) not yet planned for the iPad.

Samsung became the leader loose cluster of Apple


After a small legal victory in the United States, the world leader in new phones now prefers to fight on the markets, rather than the courts.


Eye for eye, tooth for a tooth? Samsung seems to have abandoned this practice against rival Apple. The Korean giant has indeed renounced all claims to ban apple products in Europe.

Procedures in Germany, UK, Italy, the Netherlands and France have been abandoned. But "this decision does not affect the proceedings already underway in Europe" for patent infringement, said the Korean manufacturer. Samsung has also said he now prefers to "compete with other companies on the market, and not the courts."

The turnaround came after the U.S. Justice had decided not to ban the sale of Samsung 26 products on American soil. Through this experience, the giant high-tech and have it included the maxim "do not do to others what you would not want to do unto you" ?

World Number One


Another factor could also explain this change of strategy: the latest results from research firm IHS iSuppli. According to the report, Samsung in 2012 became the world's number one mobile in all categories. The first place was held by Nokia for 14 years, particularly in the area of ​​phones features (conventional phones). It now represents 29% of phones sold in 2012, against 24% for Nokia and 10% for Apple.

Samsung has mostly widened the gap with its competitors thanks to smartphones . In this sector, it represents 28% of the shares, against 20% for Apple and 5% for Nokia.

IF SnapKeys invisible keyboard launches in beta on Android


Android users have the ability to use a keyboard less conventional than the classical azerty on their smartphone and tablet, even if the Android 4.2 keyboard aka Jelly Bean is efficient integration of gestural input.

SnapKeys SI is a new keyboard in beta that has nothing to do with the alternatives that we know. Composed of four colored buttons are superimposed translucent bottom of the screen, these keys are themselves divided into four tiles, one of which is a vowel and the two are letters that you use most often in a day.

The principle is simple: just tap a colorful touch to any place to insert a character. Except that sometimes, even often, the letter you need is not visible so it is necessary to enter the four colored buttons for the application attempts to predict the right word or the right expression. As as you write the word suggestions are displayed on the sides of the screen. If you hold on a tile, you can also add a small print available at the ends of the colored buttons. The space bar is on the right side and delete function is, in turn, on the left side.


The keyboard of a new genre, which combines simplicity and efficiency provided the master to perfection, is currently available in English on Android. If you want to test the beta, we must first register on the official website and then download the file. Apk application.


iOS 6.0.2 available for download


Apple has rolled out a new update for the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini . It provides only a patch of Wi-Fi.

An update of the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini is available from Tuesday night. This small patch adds nothing revolutionary, but just allows to solve a recurring problem on some devices: connectivity with Wi-Fi.


Loss of quality or signal reception and other problems, these concerns should be addressed with iOS 6.0.2. However, it seems that the update is not available on all devices via OTA iPhone. It is therefore best to use iTunes to download and install the new version.

Meanwhile, Apple has released the fourth beta of iOS 6.1 to its developers. It should arrive by the end of the year with a lot of news. Improvements Plans and Safari in particular should be in the program.

  • iPad Mini (Wi-Fi) (iPad2,5) version 6.0.2 (Build 10A550), Download
  • iPad Mini (GSM) (iPad2,6) version 6.0.2 (Build 10A8500), Download
  • iPad Mini (CDMA) (iPad2,7) version 6.0.2 (Build 10A8500), Download
  • iPhone 5 (GSM) (iPhone5,1) version 6.0.2 (Build 10A551), Download
  • iPhone 5 (CDMA) (iPhone5,2) version 6.0.2 (Build 10A551), Download

Sell ​​your photos: Instagram is explained


Monday, Instagram released its new privacy policy that caused an uproar. The platform would assume indeed the right to resell the photos of its members, without their consent and without compensation. The boss of the firm has published an open letter to calm the game.


Faced with the outcry over the new rules of confidentiality, is explained Instagram. The site owner, Kevin Systrom has published an open letter in which he discusses the controversy. "It is not our intention to sell your photos. We will work on an update of terms to ensure clarity on this point", he said.

On 16 January, the subsidiary Facebook will indeed implement new rules stipulating that the firm can use "your user name, your profile, your photos (and associated metadata) and / or actions that you perform in the context of paid content and sponsored, without compensation to you", as part of an advertising campaign.

Changing the rules


But according to Kevin Systrom, the terms used do not prove lack of appropriate context. "Let's say a company wants to promote its account to gain more followers: Instagram may help in some way. To help relevant to promotion, it would be useful to see what people are likely to follow this account as well. In this sense, some of the data that you generate - as you perform actions (eg, accounts that follow you) or your profile picture - might appear if you follow this business", he explains, adding qu'Instagram change the terms that have raised controversy within 30 days.

For him, it is not selling the pictures of the platform. The main objective is to "avoid things like banners that you see in other applications, and that detract from the user experience Instagram". Cofounder of the application has also ensured that the "Instagram users own their content and does not claim Instagram your photos".

Not sure these words will reassure all users. We must therefore wait Errata confidentiality rules to ensure that our privacy is well protected.

Winamax, mobile poker with real money on Android


Play poker for fun with friends and a handful of chips, that's fine, but playing with a real challenge is better, all players will tell you. Question of adrenaline! It's a bit like the difference between bumper cars and Formula 1 ...

All that to say that Winamax the site online poker with real pieces of Patrick Bruel in the first poker room in the world to offer real money poker on mobile, just put online a new version of its application for Android, which allows experienced players to play up to four tables simultaneously.

And, since all parts of the application PC / MAC Winamax are also accessible on mobile, it is possible to play the  freerolls , freerolls with cash to win. There are 12 per day with 50 to 250 € to share, which according to experts is ideal for beginners.


To access the mobile version, you must first create an account  on the page dedicated Winamax site, where you will get the IDs needed to connect.

Note that the Android app is not available in Google Play for the moment, but you can install it from the site:  https://www.winamaxpoker.com/download-android

Computers with the 5 senses in 5 years?


The computer giant IBM plans when in 5 years, the technology will be advanced enough to equip our machines senses.

In only 5 years, our machines will be equipped with five senses. It is in any case think that IBM released Monday its annual "5 in 5" establishing  "a forecast of five innovations that will change your life, your work and leisure in the next five years".


To achieve this record, the U.S. firm is based on its ongoing work in its research and development labs. Thus, according to the software giant, our computers, smartphones and other tablets will be equipped with sensors and algorithms that simulate or interpret the five senses.

Touch

The screens can simulate certain textures in the coming years, particularly from vibrations. Using haptic technology of the future, it will be possible for example to feel the difference in texture between different clothes that you want to buy online, just by passing his finger across the screen.

View

It is now possible to record video or take photographs, machines are still struggling to interpret their contents. But in the near future, they will be able to do so. IBM sees particular interest in medical imaging machines then suggest diagnoses after MRI or radiography.

Hearing

Again, the software giant believes that the machines will soon analyze the sounds they hear. With an application, a smartphone will for example be able to understand why a baby is crying. A patent has been filed for the same software.

Taste

IBM researchers are working on a system to break down food to the molecular level. The machines can then create new food combinations. Scientists argue that the firm living with diabetes will be greatly improved, thanks to machines that compose them for foods that are adapted, while maintaining the taste.

Smell

On the same basis as the taste sensors analyze each molecule in the air. Researchers see this as American group as a medical tool: by dissecting the breath of a person, computers determine whether the patient is about to catch a cold or another illness.

Instagram sell your photos without your consent


Subsidiary Facebook will change its privacy policy January 16, 2013. The service provides including the right to sell personal data and photos of its members.

It must be a return on investment of 747 million dollars in Facebook Instagram. The vice-director of solutions marketing social network, Carolyn Everson formalized Monday the new group policy.

"Many brands use Instagram now for an overview of the public response to their products. We will certainly find a monetization strategy", she said, adding that the new rules will come into force on 16 January 2013.


Instagram users will certainly appear in the coming months advertisements within the application. In addition, data on their profile will be made available to Facebook, who can monetize with advertisers. They will be able to better target their ads.

"This means that we can act more effectively and rapidly, especially in the fight against spam and detect problems system reliability. We can also build better functionality for all, including how Instagram is used", was justified under the ruling.

No compensation


But the new policy at the most controversial image rights and intellectual property. As part of an advertising campaign, Instagram will award the permanent right to sell the photos posted on its service without paying the authors or even inform them of the transactions.

To help us to provide or pay Sponsored content, you agree that company or other entity to pay us for the use of your user name, your like, your photos and their metadata, and / or actions that you carry out in connection with such content, or sponsored pay, without compensation to you, and can be read on the new conditions.

The only way to escape these new rules is to switch his Instagram account to "private" (only invited people can view it) or just delete all his pictures and his account before January 16.

WordPress: 10 things to check before installing an extension


A small article on using WordPress, which is more than a list, it's been awhile, right? The idea came to me naturally installing, configuring or modifying several recent blogs and WordPress, for my part or that of partners or friends.

In fact, each system returns its attendant research and integration of plugins, which will respond to a specific request or complete a given feature that is not in the original script. But we know that with thousands of extensions available, it is feasible to do everything with WordPress, practically without touching the code, as long as it still has some knowledge about this CMS.

But we also know that it is better to avoid any-and that we must always be careful with extensions that are installed on a WordPress, because sometimes you can watch bizarre behavior or have surprises. This has happened to me, and you too, surely. So it is better to adopt a method and apply it systematically to each new installation of WordPress plugin.


Here are 10 things to check before every installation of WordPress plugin:

1. Look at the date of last update

Check if the plugin has been updated recently. A distant last update does not necessarily mean that the plugin is outdated or dangerous, but it is never a good sign. At best its author keeps most at worst it is not compatible with your version of WordPress. All this is not fatal nor playoff but if you have the choice between several plugins the same function, pick the one who has been updated more recently. Beyond the last update older than 100 days, I begin to distrust.

2. Check the number of downloads

An index that does not disappoint: the best plugins are often those who are most often downloaded and installed. Between several plugins providing similar functionality, do not take a chance and do not make sense, the underground it has a lot of charm in the music or film, not in the plugin: go direct most downloaded (except s' it does not meet criteria 1 and 3 of course, but this is rarely the case).

3. Check the number of stars

Another significant clue. Prefer plugins with at least 3 or 4 star who displayed zero, which are a little scared, you must admit. What you prefer, dark alleys or streets well lit? Well, here it is.

4. Check compatibility with your version

If you're running WordPress 3.5 (released a few days ago) and the plugin announces compatibility with WordPress 1.5, courage, fly! This is an extreme case, and it is precisely the subtlety - or difficulty - the year. Because there are more difficult cases, when a plugin displays compatibility with a previous version of one of your installation. Most of the time it will work, but nothing is guaranteed. Caution, therefore.

5. Browse related forum WordPress plugin

Other reflex to have: the plugin page on WordPress.org, click on the green button "View support forum" and go read the thread to see what is said about the plugin. Usually the main bugs and incompatibilities are raised, and sometimes even the author of the plugin responds directly. A good way to know the reliability of an extension.

6. Go to the website of the author

Still on the plugin page, check if there is a link to the website of the author (or authors) of the plugin. The link is called "Plugin homepage." If there is not is not very reassuring, unless the plug plugin itself is very complete, fully documented and updated. If there is a link, but it points to a 404 or a site that no longer exists, do not push and pull you politely but firmly (looking behind you). If the site exists, but nothing has been updated for several months (sometimes years), it smells musty, avoid too. See if there is a blog, and identify the date of the latest comments and responses of the author. If the last post dated 27 June 1997, also avoid, unless you like the atmosphere zombies, of course.

7. Are there screenshots?

The page / factsheet WordPress.org plugin, click the "Screenshots" at the top of the page. If it exists, is usually the third. It must show screenshots of the plugin, mainly its management interface or dashboard. It is reassuring to see what the thing looks like it will graft on his blog darling, is not it? If there is no tab Screenshots, see point 6 above and go check on the website of the author. If there has not, brrrr.

8. Is there a dashboard for easy editing?

Let's be clear: usually when installing a plugin is to avoid having to type code, especially if do not the slightest notion of beginning, otherwise why bother? Hence the important criterion. Make sure the plugin is installed and setting easily using a WYSIWYG editor or visual form, without having to tamper with the different files in PHP, a fortiori files "core", the heart functional WordPress. If we just add a shortcode or a piece of PHP finished well to put somewhere in the loop, it's okay. If we start to change files like settings.php or functions.php , it does not smell very good, and this means that the plugin lacks a bit of finishing. That this is not necessarily dangerous, but in this case why bother to install a plugin? Code as its function la mano, right?

9. Check that the plugin ... is not already installed

You laugh but this is serious indeed. Sometimes under certain installations or WordPress themes, some extensions are already present natively because they are part of a basic package. So check before the list of plugins in your WordPress installation, to avoid duplication history.

10. Check that the plugin is really necessary

The purpose of a plugin is to simplify the integration of functionality. But ideally you should avoid to install too, even install at all. Moreover, some plugins complicate or simplify more than they weigh down or thinning. This is why it is best to check before installation that the function you want to integrate is not already included in your chart, or if it can not be simply implemented by a simple piece of PHP ready to use that it just paste it somewhere in your code. It is more common than we imagine, and do without a plugin is always interesting for the operation and the lightness of its site.

That's it. Surely there are other points that you can add comments. Anyway, anyway you should always observe the rule must before installing any plugin: make a full backup of the site and its database. I confess I do not always do because I'm not an ideal, but it is wrong. Interesting alternative if you do not have a copy of your site on a local EasyPHP for example, install a blog test in a hidden address that allows you to try all sorts of things live, even the most shameful before adopting them on your production site.

More than 10 million downloads in 48 hours for Google Maps on iOS!


Google Maps return was highly anticipated by users of iOS for a few weeks or months ... Fortunately, the famous mapping application was back on the App Store in the middle of last week, just before the end of the world so and was already the most downloaded application on the Apple store just one day after its release.

This is Jeff Huber, Vice President Commerce & Local at Google, which revealed this statistic as impressive as expected on your Google Account Plus: Google Maps application for iOS has been downloaded over 10 million times in less than 48 hours. This represents approximately 2.5% of iOS devices ...

It must be said that the application has many qualities with Street View integration, routes in public transport or even shake function for comment, so it is not surprising that it is currently rated 4.5 stars on the French App Store.


And the fact that the application mapping Plans developed by Apple and integrated natively in iOS 6 is so mocked and criticized upon its release at the end of September may have prompted more users to download the application Google.



Samsung can still sell its products in the United States


Samsung is authorized to sell its products overseas, but will still have to pay $ 1.05 billion to Apple for patent infringement.


Samsung will continue to sell its products on American soil. Last night, the American courts rejected the claim that Apple would ban many products Samsung particular tablet Galaxy Tab, as well as smartphones , mainly older generation.

The Korean giant will still pay some $ 1.05 billion in damages from Apple for patent infringement on the iPhone and iPad. In August last year, Samsung was convicted by a California jury, but he appealed the decision. Victorious, the Apple brand then you want to ban the sale of Samsung products 26.

Round 2, Fight!


A request that was rejected by Judge Lucy Koh in charge of the case. "phones at issue in this case contain a variety of components, only a small fraction is protected by patents Apple", justified the judge, explaining that consumers were not based solely on elements patented by Apple in their purchase decision.

Obviously, Samsung has welcomed the decision of the judge, although she rejected the request of the firm for a new trial. The U.S. market is strategic for the Korean group. Indeed, he represented $ 7.5 billion in sales in 2011, with 21.2 million handsets sold.

However, this small victory marks only the end of a battle in the war between the two giants. Many other trials will take place in various countries of the world and a second confrontation will take place overseas in March 2013. And this time, the action aims directly flagship device from Samsung, the Galaxy S3.

YouTube Capture launches an application "Instagram Video"


When the giants come treading flowerbeds startups taking up the concept that made ​​their fortune, it is not always good news. This is similar to what happens with Capture, the new YouTube app for iPhone, which may well be a bit of shade at all Instagram Video as a SocialCam example.

YouTube Capture on the fact that shooter and quickly share a little video with his smartphone still maneuver somewhat slow and tedious, even if we know that in the latest versions of iOS and other mobile platforms just two clicks, without having to unlock the security code.

With YouTube Capture, you can capture video from the launch of the application and send it on its social network in just three taps on the screen. It is also possible to choose a video already stored on the smartphone, to retouch using simple filters and even add a soundtrack. The trick to good: it is possible to activate a lock in landscape mode so that you prevent these horrible film clips in portrait mode.


Once the recorded video, the sharing is immediate, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Google+. It is quick and easy. But it will still have a little more time to launch the app for the native use of the iPhone, which requires only drag the lock screen up.

It seems clear, however, that YouTube wants with this new application, Instagram itself as the video at the expense of all those who have tried. Recall that SocialCam example, just one year after its inception in San Francisco by three young entrepreneurs including a French, was acquired by Autodesk in July 2012 for the modest sum of $ 60 million ... Also remember that Vimeo offers a long-standing excellent video editing application for iOS, even though the latter has not really sharing the same set of immediate YouTube Capture.

Youtube Capture: Share your videos with ease


Google also makes capturing and sharing media. Available on the App Store, YouTube Capture is an application for recording and editing videos.


If Instagram is so much talk these days, it is because many firms envy his phenomenal success. Facebook's competitors begin to turn to offer applications for sharing and photo editing, as is now Twitter.

As for Google, it just put unveiling a similar program, but which is dedicated to video. Capture Youtube called, the application makes it possible to record video from the iDevice and can then broadcast it on Youtube. The cameramen enthusiasts can also share their achievement on various social networks (Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter).

To generate excitement, the Mountain View company plays on the simplicity of the application. In a few taps, users can register, and then directly share its socket without having to enter a security code only.

It will also be able to edit their videos by adding various filters and a soundtrack. It is possible to crop, correct color and stabilize videos, software Google can not get their catch.

Free Youtube Capture is already on the App Store. Users of Android devices will have to wait a short to test the application on their smartphone.

Gamebit Show: Far Cry 3 and the Top 3 of the best games of the year


The Gamebit Show returns for the last time in 2012. The pair will attack for 3 weeks feasts and to optimize their site. They propose discovering test Far Cry 3, Modern Combat 4 and the top 3 games of the year.


Far Cry 3: test


The Gamebit first part begins with a test on Far Cry 3. This season is marked by the Ubisoft game. Players will have the opportunity to see Jason, who is transported on an island. The latter is infested with pirates, so he must try to escape from this hell. The pair offer a demonstration while highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of this game is released on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 since late November. Thanks to Gamebit Show, visitors can discover the tricks, the various possibilities offered by this Far Cry 3. It still gets the score of 19/20 FPS fans will greatly add to the list for Santa Claus.

Modern Combat 4


The Gamebit Show returns in a second part with the mobile application. Optimized iPhone 5, the game makes no real change since 3. The graphics have evolved and still mobile users might be surprised. Players will be transported in the chaos, they will deliver the world's leaders. They are in fact held captive by terrorists. The application is available on Android for Google Play and iOS App Store.

The Top 3 of 2012


The year 2012 ends with the Top 3 best games. They give each album and the Internet offer different strengths. Thus, you will find some of the best, Max Payne 3, Minecraft , Rayman ... You can discover the latest episode. Stay connected on Gamebit, novelties and improvements are planned.

RSS Google "Currents" is now in version 2 on iOS and Android


RSS Google (or Google Currents in English) is an application that highlights content publishers, a bit like doing already Flipboard, Pulse and others. The search giant just announced the release of version 2 of its application on iOS and Android.

For those not familiar with this application, it offers a simple but effective way to consume information fashion magazine on smartphones and tablets, ranging from very reputable newspapers such as The Guardian and LA Times to specialized sites such as Mashable or AllThingsD.

But the application of Google is not limited to RSS feeds, but also displays accounts on social networks. On page Lemon Squeezer, we find eg blog posts, the Google+ stream with Eric and video blog (with the test of Nokia Lumia 920 and Microsoft Surface ).


Many new menu of V2


The sidebar, one of the improvements of this version 2, provides easy access to various channels and categories (entertainment, sports, science and technology, etc.).. The same navigation bar also provides access to news section of each classified by Google News.

Note also improved navigation to move quickly from one edition to another and very useful options like "mark as unread" or "read later". When I write these lines, the implementation is up to date is available on Google Play but not yet on the App Store.



Google Maps back on iPhone!


They had promised, they did: the Google Maps application is again available on iPhone . The new version of Google Maps is available for iPhone and iPod Touch on iOS 5.1 and above in 40 countries and 29 languages, including French.

This new version of Google Maps for iOS includes the features we already knew, including Street View, with the added bonus of a failover 2D 3D option available on Apple Plans, but until then reserved to Google Android smartphones.

We remember that the application auparant integrated natively in iOS disappeared from Apple's mobile OS to suit the version 6. This is the application that Apple plans had changed.

The Mountain View company has put the package by incorporating Street View, transit routes and traffic information in real time in the biggest cities in the world.

App will, for sure, knowing a huge success as it is complete. Google has done everything to make it perfect with a new user interface. App Apple plans may suffer from the comparison. Remains that the Cupertino company has not said its last word. Apple could include Tomtom acquire and develop its application will attempt to climb up to that of Google.

A mano a tight man committed on the grounds of Apple definitely will benefit users.

When I write these lines, the application is not available on the App Store France, but this should not delay.


A Chrome extension for saving web content on Google Drive


The Mountain View company yesterday released a new Chrome extension developed by his team, allowing users to save any type of web content directly to their Google Drive.

After installing the extension, simply named "Save to Google Drive" adds an icon to the toolbar in the browser extensions, allowing users to save after clicking on it an image, an entire page, or even a screenshot of the page visible in their space Google Drive.


An import window informing about the status of the download of relevant content automatically opens and offers thereafter consult the file created by opening it directly from Google Drive, or by locating the directory in which it is located, to rename or remove it (if error).

Google has the same time made a small update for its management of images on Google Drive, now allowing users to zoom in by scrolling directly on the images to view them in adjusting to the page or in high resolution ( new buttons) and add comments on specific parts of an image (after selecting).

For more experienced users, the extension allows you to retrieve the entire HTML page in a web archive format files (. Mht - MIME HTML).

The extension adds an option to the passage in the context menu of the browser perform the same functionality as described above and the button to save the content faster.

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