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In early 2011, Robert Murdoch's News Corp took the wraps off The Daily, a new, iPad-centric newspaper that was supposed to revolutionize the digital news business. Murdoch himself described the paper as "unique mix of text, photography, audio, video, information graphics, touch interactivity and real-time data and social feeds provides its editors with the ability to decide not only which stories are most important." It was also the first app to use Apple's in-app subscription system, which allowed charges to be billed directly to your iTunes account without needing to open another window or register... Read more...
For most of the 27 years since the first portable computer was announced, computer power use has been treated as a function of the underlying hardware. Even today, OS-level power optimizations are discussed in terms of whether or not the operating system properly supports the low-power operating modes of the CPU. The idea of optimizing the operating system to ensure minimum power consumption isn't something that Microsoft devoted much attention to, at least not until now. Over at the Building Windows 8 blog, team members Sharif Farag and Ben Srour have posted a discussion on how Windows 8 differs... Read more...
Is microvideoblogging the next big thing? "Micro-what?" you say. Picture Twitter, but with video posts instead of text. That's microvideoblogging. Now limit each video post to only 12 seconds long, and that's the idea behind 12seconds.tv. Like Twitter, you can post pretty much anything you want, as long as it doesn't violate the site's terms of service (TOS). "12seconds.tv allows friends and family to record and share short video updates about what they are doing or where they are. You can use a webcam or a cellphone. It's a FREE, easy, and fun way to stay in touch." The site is currently in "public... Read more...
Though you might not go there as often yet, you soon will.  It's a random sort of babble that sounds mysteriously entertaining at first and then sucks you in like some cheesy sit-com.  What am I speaking of you say? Why the HH Blog Roll of course!  In our recent submissions we discuss things like the new HH Twitter and Facebook pages, that you should all either become a "fan" of or "follow" almost immediately, if not sooner.    And then of course Marco steps up in his RTG with a fleeting glimpse of a new keyboard that just might get you all jazzed - or not, depending... Read more...
Just in case you have missed some of the recent additions to HotHardware.com, we wanted to draw your attention to a couple of new sections on the site that are sure to be of interest to many of you. You'll notice on the home page, a couple of tabs have been added to main content area labeled Recent Blogs and Recent Videos. There are also couple of new buttons in the main navigation bar under the logo at the top of every page of the site. As their names imply, those tabs and buttons with take you to recent blog posts from the HotHardware staff or the latest video spotlights that will accompany our... Read more...
A 108-year-old (yes, you read that correctly) Australian woman, reportedly the world's oldest blogger, has passed away in Woy Woy (which is about 50 miles north of Sydney).Olive Riley, of Woy Woy about 50 miles north of Sydney, began blogging in February last year, sharing stories from her life during the two world wars, raising three children on her own, and working as a station cook in the outback.The physically frail but mentally alert Riley won an international audience with her blog, The Life of Riley (www.allaboutolive.com.au), and series of videos posted on YouTube with her talking and singing.Riley... Read more...
The Pirate Bay, the popular BitTorrent tracking site, has decided to expand its services and opened its own blogging site. The site, BayWords, is uncensored, and advertised as a place for bloggers who want to write whatever they want without fear of being shut down by their blog host.The Pirate Bay is known for defending people’s right to freedom of speech on the Internet, and this is exactly what motivated them to start this new blogging service.Brokep, one of the co-founders of the site, told TorrentFreak that the idea to start a blogging service came up when the weblog of one of his friends... Read more...
There are three big open-source blogging  platforms: Blogger, Typepad, and Wordpress. Google owns Blogger, so they're plenty capitalized. Now Automattic, the commercial version of Wordpress, is getting capitalized too. They've received $29.5 million from a range of venture capitalists and interested businesses, including a small stake from the New York Times.  The Times Company had previously maintained a business relationship with Automattic. The About.com guide site, which was purchased by the Times Company in 2005, is published using the WordPress platform. The New York Times has also... Read more...
On the same day he met with President Bush because of his Nobel Prize win, Al Gore got the bad news that spammers had subjected his blog to some invisible hacking.However, looking at it, a user couldn’t see a difference — unless they looked at the source code. Obviously hackers got in through a hole and hacked the source. But invisible, what good is it? Well, for one thing, hidden like that, it’ll take some time for people to catch it (hello, Webmaster, that hack is still there!). But the important thing for the hackers is that a search engine like Google will pick up the links as they crawl the... Read more...
Perhaps it was inevitable that a big news agency would eventually get taken in by a fake blog, but who would have thought it’d be from a faux Al Sharpton?Further, who would have that the blog would have been found on Blog Groper, a site full of fake celebrity blogs that even includes the recent “Steve Jobs” blogger who made tech headlines less than a month ago. “Now, however, it looks like News Groper may have had its big break--MSNBC reporter Alex Johnson mistook one of its blogs for real, and quoted it in an article. A soundbite from News Groper's Al Sharpton blog originally appeared in Johnson's... Read more...
A number of Blogger users, ourselves included, have noticed a series of publishing and saving glitches on Blogger lately.  There was even an outage this week, though that may have been the result of patches that Google performed to fix the issue.  Additionally, on Friday, Google added direct video upload services to Blogger. An undetermined number of Blogger publishers had trouble performing various editing and posting operations on Monday and Tuesday, but by Wednesday the problem had been solved.After marking the eighth 'birthday' of this free blogging service on Thursday, Google announced... Read more...
You may recall earlier in the year the crackdown placed on bloggers by the military, who said that such blogging could pose a security threat by leaking sensitive wartime information.  Yet, haven't we seen huge amounts of sensitive information leaked on the Internet by government agencies?  (Nods head in agreement)  A series of audits has shown that official DoD websites pose far more of a threat than soldiers' blogs. The audits, performed by the Army Web Risk Assessment Cell between January 2006 and January 2007, found at least 1,813 violations of operational security policy on 878 official... Read more...
I'm guessing the Custom Search Blog team hasn't been checking it too much. For one thing, as of this writing, the last entry was 7/17/2007. Because of that, the blog was accidentally marked as spam, and then released ... after which it was promptly snapped up by a cybersquatter. The change was first noticed by the Google Blogoscoped Web site, which noticed that posts on the Custom Search Blog had been deleted and replaced by a strange comment from someone identifying himself as Srikanth."Google Custom Search, is the wonderful product from Google which many webmasters... Read more...
As strange as it might sound, there appears to be a group of bloggers who are actually attempting to form a union. At first, the idea sounds a bit odd, but on closer inspection of the situation, the idea may have some merit. To begin with, the situation is not at all unlike the organization of freelance writers in the early '80s. “Organizers hope a bloggers' labor group will not only showcase the growing professionalism of the Web-based writers, but also the importance of their roles in candidates' campaigns. "I think people have just gotten to the point where people... Read more...
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