Digg: Update iOS app with support for iPad

Digg does not seem to have had the last word. The former glory of the Web has been a slow erosion of its audience. Chapter seemed closed when mid-July, Betaworks (behind Bit.ly among others) was bought for a pittance.

But the community site tries to regain its luster. Thus, under the aegis of Betaworks, Digg had quickly worked on a new version of its application iPhone that appeared on the App Store late July. And now version 3.1 of its application iOS.

To regain the hearing which has been sadly lacking in recent months, the company founded by Kevin Rose (among others) now offers an app so universally compatible with iPad.

Several improvements are also made as the ease of navigation but also feature "Reading Sync" which allows users to Digg resume playback on different devices where it had been left. It is also possible to share articles in text format.

Digg was once a flourishing society and tries to restart. But will she be able to capture the audience of the past? This is another question. Other similar services that have emerged since Reddit.

To download, simply go to the App Store.

Facebook Messenger gets a makeover for the iPhone 5

If Android was the premiere of the new version of Facebook Messenger is now the turn of the application to iOS makeover.

App is compatible with iOS 6 and supports the resolution displayed on the 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5.

Your contacts are now easily accessible from any page in the app. By dragging a finger to the left, people appear instantly available. Better ergonomics which also display conversations. It then becomes much easier to follow with a new clearer presentation.

Organize favorite contacts is a feature that appears with version 2.0. The friends with whom you chat most frequently on Messenger are then placed on top of the list of "Favorites".

Finally, Facebook said that bugs have been fixed. The update also results in greater speed and increased fluidity.

Note that the integration of SMS functionality ( available on some Android devices ) introduced with version 2.0 of Android is here not part of iOS.

The 2.0 version of Facebook Messenger for iOS is now available on the App Store.

Specifications for the BlackBerry Laguna in BB10

While RIM has unveiled more detail BlackBerry 10, the new version of its mobile OS, the site rapidberry just the first leaker specifications BlackBerry Laguna , one of the first smartphones BB10 that we will not until the year next anyway!

This BlackBerry Laguna (code name) being tested by the U.S. operator Verizon has a screen 4.2 "with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels (355ppi), a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 clocked at 1.5Ghz and Krait accompanied 1GB of RAM, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, microHDMI port, a microSD slot, with a capacity of 16GB, a NPC 8Mpx a webcam 2MPx or a 1800mAh battery.

The next Nexus at the end of the month?

According to the website Androidandme , not one but several new terminals Nexus could arrive at the end of the month on the occasion of the event AllThingsD: Dive Into Mobile, which will take place on October 29 and 30!

Each year, Google unveils new smartphone at this time of the year, it seems logical, but this time the search giant would not settle on one model, but several, suddenly talking about Samsung obviously, but also LG, HTC, Motorola and Sony. These devices have the characteristic to embark Android without modification in a new stamped version 4.2! Availability / of Nexus would be on it before the end of the year, maybe even directly on the Play Store.

Like all rumors, it should be taken with a grain of salt, but not good you never know! Expect the next Nexus?

Google Trends and Google Insights Merge

A merger that probably not revolutionize the small world of Internet search, but seems to be welcomed as it could sometimes wonder - if it was not a specialist or professional sector - what was the difference that justified the existence of these two tools.

Google has merged its two services Insights and Trends, who gave their own way with a few different options and trends of research in a given period, based on keywords or phrases most requested in its search engine.

Tools particularly popular for those who are interested in statistics but also by site publishers who base their strategy on an adaptation of supply to demand, ie in terms editorials that produce content based searches frequent time. Of course there are other tools than Google for this, more sophisticated, but paying.

Now united under the banner google.com / trends, the two former services are one in a new interface (not easy to see at first glance) that HTML5 can also be accessed from ' a mobile browser on your smartphone or tablet.

Synchronize Google contacts in the Contacts application on the iPhone / iPad

If you use Gmail, Contacts and other Google services on your desktop and in your native contacts application iPhone / iPad / iTouch, you may have noticed that, contrary to the agenda or email, they does not synchronize.

Result (among others) annoying: when you want to send an email to a person with whom you have exchanged your PC but not on the iPhone, its details are not stored on it, and you must open the application Gmail if you want to find the email address of the person in question. When you do not use Gmail as mobile e-mail application on iPhone by default it can quickly become tedious.

Google has updated its iOS sync options (from iOS 5) using the CardDAV open standard, which now appears in the sync options of the iPhone and other iDevices.

To sync Google contacts on the iPhone, here's how:

1. Open Settings
2. Select Mail, Contacts, Calendar
3. Select "Add Account" 
4. Select "Other" (bottom of the screen) 
5. Select "Add CardDAV Account" 
6. Enter your Google credentials:

- Server: google.com 
- Username: your Gmail email address (username of your Google account) 
- Password: your Gmail password 
- Description: Enter a description of the account (eg "Google Contacts")

7. Select "Next" at the top of the screen 
8. Check that the "Contacts" option is enabled

Once setup completed, open the Contacts application and the synchronization starts automatically, your Google contacts will be added to your contacts iOS. But beware: if like me you have a fairly short list of contacts and tidy and knowledgeable in your iPhone and a small mess of thousands of contacts in Gmail, the adoption of this solution is not necessarily a good idea, you see.

Google also explained on this page how to make your Google Contacts account by default.

Tablet Nexus 7: A $ 99 version at the end of the year?

The new Nexus could be proposed by the end of the year to $ 99. The goal is for Google to compete with Apple with its iPad mini. War of tablets is important and this new model based on collaboration with ASUS to hurt competition.

The Nexus 7 arrived on French soil a few weeks ago. Google suggested this tablet a great price, but the Mountain View company could hit even harder with a model 99 dollars . The return was marked by the arrival of the iPhone 5 , this is the first news of Apple. The American manufacturer normally returns in October to deliver the mini iPad , and Google wants to compete with Apple in this market with a new format. Google would according to the site Digitimes two objectives based on a partnership with ASUS. On the one hand, the company propose a refined version of the Nexus 7 for a price of $ 199 (8GB) and 249 euros (16 GB). The second concerns the marketing of a tablet input range.

A Nexus at $ 99

Currently, no specific information was circulated on the characteristics of the tablet. The latter would still be in the family of the Nexus 7. Some rumors also mention the presence of HannStar Display screen. Google could therefore hit hard with a tablet that will be sold 1/5 the price of an iPad from the Apple brand. Many people may well acquire a tablet while having a limited budget. It will also take a few weeks to see any features. In all cases with a price below the $ 100 mark, Google could attack the tablet Kindle Fire sold 159 euros.
For 99 dollars, which features proposed?

iPad mini: A Case Carbon Fiber?

The iPad mini should be presented by Apple in October. The rumors about are more numerous. The Apple engineers were seen in a Japanese company specializing in this product.

The next version of iPad mini could offer a carbon fiber casing. Other factors have also the possibility to be coupled with this product. This information comes from the site Macotakara, which generally provides reliable information. A source has stated that engineers of Apple and Foxconn Technology, the factory that produces the iPhone 5, went to meet a Japanese company specializing in the production of carbon fibers. This visit was made ​​several months ago and the control is so important that the word sample  can not be used. Since mid-March, the production had begun.

A Durable and Lightweight Housing

The site also told that the company Apple filed in April 2010, a patent mentioning the use of layers of carbon fiber. These would be located at the structure of another material. The advantage of this product is at resistance, the iPad mini would also be able to be lighter. Thus, this new generation could be dressed with carbon fiber to replace so brushed aluminum. The use of carbon fiber has still a disadvantage because the finish is not that of aluminum.

Galaxy Note 2: New Video Presentation by Samsung

The Galaxy Note 2 has been the subject of a presentation this summer, is now available in France. It is sold 649 euros for the 16GB version (without subscription). Some sites apply flash sales, the price is lower.

Samsung Mobile has proposed to his account a new Korean video. It offers users to discover the Galaxy Note 2 in action. An effective way to get an idea of the potential of this smartphone / tablet. Last year, it was the Galaxy Note was launched, it has sold nearly 10 million copies. Samsung met with some success in the smartphone world, it remains the leader especially since the launch of the Galaxy S3. The latter was sold 20 million units since its launch in May. Korean thus tries to beat his record with this new version, the Galaxy Tab 2.

The features of this product are quite nice and should satisfy fans. Some applications may also be used simultaneously since the screen is divided into two. Concept is also available on the tablet, the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

  • Storage: 16, 32, 64 GB which can be expanded via a microSD card
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • Quad processor at 1.6GHz Exynos
  • 5.5 inch screen
  • Super AMOLED
  • 1280 x 720 pixels
  • 180 grams
  • APN 8 Megapixels
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 3100 mAh battery
The Galaxy Note 2 also provides a stylus, S-Pen that turns this smartphone into a mini tablet where it is very easy to write.

Facebook Messenger 2: News and support for iOS 6

Facebook Messenger 2 is the new version of the application made ​​available for free on App Store. Several changes have been made ​​since the new screen now supports the iPhone 5.

Facebook Messenger 2 makes changes to the design. The interface is clear and highlights a new feature called "Favorited." This is an effective way to talk with friends, the ones you prefer. Simply select, you will have the opportunity to quickly find during your next connection. Some new features are available for the iPhone 5, but users of other systems have also the opportunity to access some changes:

  • Conversations have a new format
  • The application is fast and reliable, some bugs have also been corrected
  • Dragging your finger to the left, you can see people online

Facebook Messenger also allows the user to add a location when sending a message. Via the application, the recipient can easily identify the person. It also proposes to send SMS or e-mail with ease, it has also contributed to its success. Users also have the habit of sharing photos, discuss. It is possible to continue a conversation begun on the site using the application.

Google Maps: How to use iOS 6?

Google Maps is not integrated to the new iOS Apple. This offers a new application, plans that meets many problems. Google has offered through its network information to embed in iOS 6.

Critics of the new Maps application are numerous, you should know that bugs are numerous. Faced with the situation, Tim Cook apologized by sending a letter to customers. Apple is working to improve the application, but the company advises to look elsewhere until the problem has been resolved. If you have iOS 6, you can use Google Maps. Via Google+ , the Mountain View company provides all the steps needed to use the system card on the last iPhone 5, the iPad or iPod Touch.

So just follow a few steps:

1. With the Safari web browser, go to the site maps.google.com
2. Press the "Share  "found on the top and bottom of the iPad for iPhone
3. Then choose "Add to Home Screen  "
4. Press "Add  "located in the upper right corner of the screen
5. Tap the icon
6. Let us guide you through Google Maps

This web version of Google Web is an alternative that can make nice many services to those who need this app. According to rumors, the Mountain View company is about to work on the creation of a Google Maps application specially designed for iOS6, it should be available by the end of the year if the speculation is correct.

Smartphone, The Best Friend ?

The use reached Smartphones peaked. Ericsson has conducted a study to try to understand the behavior of the French towards the terminal.

Ericsson is the leading global manufacturer of mobile telecom. The survey has enabled the Swedish group to the expectations of consumers in order to improve the offers made ​​by the operators. The director of research at Ericsson ConsumerLab, Michael Björn said: "We represent 1.1 billion people on the planet who use our equipment. We have a certain legitimacy to study the uses of smartphones in the world. "Every morning, a third of users capture their moment they wake up terminal and the concept is the same at bedtime. The French are the biggest consumers of smartphones, they arrive before the Swedes, Germans, British, and even the Americans.

In transport, the smartphone is also a friend "On average, 65% of the population uses their smartphone for transport, because, on average, the French spend six hours per week on public transport, which is more than in other countries studied. "Among these users, only 51% were satisfied with the use of the Internet, mostly they blame the operators not to offer a quality service.

The mobile Internet has met with some success as transport adapt to this new technology. It is now possible to use the Smartphone to integrate maps records for the train, plane. On French soil, thus revolutionizing the smartphone everyday life "it becomes an object at all times, from morning till late in the evening and we are not ashamed of this area compared to our European neighbors."

Say Goodbye to Intel i5 and i7 Sandy Bridge

In fact, Intel announced the scheduled end of more than 10 models of Sandy Bridge LGA 1155 processors, the models are concerned i7-2600, i7-2600S, i5-2310, i5-2320, i5-2400, i5- 2400S, i5-2405S, i5-2500, i5-2500S, i5-2500T. The i5-2500K, i7-2600K and i7-2700K them will no longer be available in box.

Do not panic if you counted equip shortly, you have until March 29 to buy one of these models boxed version until 27 September 2013 for versions tray!

It may therefore be fairly soon promos, stock liquidations and discontinued items that can help you have very powerful machine without the need to empty your wallet or sell your grandmother.

Google Terminates Other Services

Google continues its "spring clean" in announcing the arrest of other services and APIs, bringing to 60 the number of features stopped since the beginning of this campaign a year ago! Today are:

- Places Directory, the Android application that derives its reverence, its functionality has been integrated gradually Maps. Places Directory site will also close.

- Adsense for Feeds is also stopped from October 2. This service was designed to help web publishers to earn money by placing advertisements on their son feeds.

- Classic Plus helped people load or select images to use as wallpaper on the engine Search Google.com.

- Google storage and exchange users now have 5 gigabytes of free storage on Picasa and Google Drive.

- Spreadsheet Gadgets, Insights for Search, Google News Badges and one in Webmaster Tools Reports are in turn merges with existing products.

Nokia Lumia 920: Performance in Low Light Photo

After stabilization in video , it is once again our fellow Engadget which gives us a little comparative performance in low-light picture of the Nokia Lumia 920 against its competitors the iPhone 5 , Samsung Galaxy S3 , the HTC One X , but also PureView Nokia 808.

Throughout the test, it is clear once again that the sensor PureView Lumia 920 pulls out of the game and is even better than its older brother, the 808 with its PureView sensor 41 megapixels! The iPhone 5 also competes a little, but the Galaxy S3 and One X are far behind. Note that the journalist who made ​​this test also posted the original photos taken in low light in the streets of Helsinki with the Lumia 920.

To recap, the Nokia Lumia 920 in Windows Phone 8 will be available mid-November for about 650 euros.

[Good Plan JDG] The Google Tablet Nexus 7 16 GB to 225€ !

The site Qoqa.fr offers this morning tablet Nexus 7 16GB WiFi Google and Asus ( our test ) at a price of € 219.90 + € 5 postage , while this version is € 249 on Play Store ! A good deal so if you still hesitate to buy this tablet.

Best prices ASUS Nexus 7 (16GB) Android Tablet

€ 255.90
€ 276.18
€ 249.00
€ 268.18

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