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Facebook Shared Photo Albums Unveiled

Facebook Shared Photo Albums Unveiled
Facebook has unveiled shared photo albums. The feature allows multiple users to upload images to one photo album on the social network. The way these albums work is that one user would create an album and will then give access to as many as 50 contributors who can share 200 photos each. Shared photo albums will make it much easier for friends or groups to share pictures from an event or an activity, up till now users could only upload photos to albums that they themselves had created. The album's creator will have total access over the privacy of all photos. Three privacy settings can be configured for shared photo albums, public, contributors only and friends of contributors. The album creator will have the power to delete or modify all photos in a particular album, contributors will only be able to edit photos that they themselves have uploaded. The feature is not available for photo albums on Facebook Pages. Starting today, Facebo…

Windows 8.1 is ready for its October 17th release

Windows 8.1 is ready for its October 17th release
The Verge
Microsoft has finalized its Windows 8.1 update. Sources familiar with the company's Windows plans have revealed to The Verge that the software maker completed the development of Windows 8.1 earlier this week — stamped as build 9600 for Release to manufacturing (RTM). The completion of the 8.1 development comes just over a month after the company promised to finalize the software in "late August." Providing there are no final bugs that require the 9600 build to be recompiled, the final copy will be shipped to PC makers. We understand Microsoft will publicly reveal it has finalized Windows 8.1 next week. The software will now ship to PC manufacturers to pre-install on a range of devices that are due to be released on October 18th. Existing Windows 8 users will be able to obtain the final RTM copy of Windows 8.1 on October 17th, free from the Windows Store. Microsoft has typically released the final versions of it…

Windows Phone 8.1 Reportedly In Testing

We’re sure many are wondering what the next major update to Windows Phone might be. Could we be looking at Windows Phone 9, perhaps? Well maybe not, at least not according to a record spotted in a server log. This sighting was discovered by a Chinese developer who found a device running on Windows Phone OS version 8.10.12166 that has downloaded his app. Given that the latest version of Windows Phone at the moment is 8.0.10328, it is speculated that perhaps this build we are looking at is Windows Phone 8.1. It is also expected that Windows Phone 8.1 will be the next major update to the Windows Phone operating system although exactly what sort of changes and features that will be part of this update remains to be seen, although some are speculating that a Notification Center-like feature could make its way into the update. No word on when exactly Windows Phone 8.1 will be rolled out either, but given that the Windows Phone GDR2 update has yet to be fully rolled out around the world, the…

Netflix Adds 'My List' to Automatically Sort Your Queue

Netflix has tweaked its Instant Queue feature with My List, a new addition that automatically prioritizes movies and TV shows you might want to stream. The primary difference between Instant Queue and My List is the latter arranges the list so that the movies and TV shows you're most likely to watch rise to the top. The default sorting mode is automation. "After you’ve added several titles to your list, our technology will go to work and sort your List, presenting you with the titles you’re most likely to want to watch right up front," the company wrote on its blog. "In our tests, most members really appreciated this automated sorting and it was much more useful than the manual sorting capability of the Instant Queue." Read more...More about Netflix, Media, Entertainment, Tv, and VideoNetflix Adds 'My List' to Automatically Sort Your Queue
Todd Wasserman
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:26:01 GMT

Microsoft launches Skype for in the US, the UK, Germany, France, Canada, and Brazil

Microsoft today launched Skype for in six markets: the US, the UK, Germany, France, Canada, and Brazil. The company says it is continuing to roll out the integration to users worldwide, but wouldn’t share timing details beyond saying availability would arrive “in the near future.” A preview of Skype’s integration into first showed up in April, but only UK users could use the full range of Skype services in their inbox: voice calls, video calls, and messaging. Once a user links their account with Skype, they are prompted to install a plug-in for Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox which enables the integration. Microsoft justified bring Skype into with the following statistic: In a recent Ipsos Public Affairs poll, 76% of people say that their email conversations frequently or occasionally result in a follow up phone or video call, or other means of communication. Those moments are perfect for Skype and now, face-to-face con…

BlackBerry Link for Windows updated to version

Just last week the Mac version of BlackBerry Link received an update, and it appears that its Windows counterpart is getting the same. The latest version sits at and while no official changelog is available, it looks like mostly small tweaks and fixes. Read More »

BlackBerry Link for Windows updated to version
Adam Zeis
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:50:48 GMT