Archive for July, 2011

informitv – BBC Global iPlayer app offers downloads

Further details have been revealed about the global BBC iPlayer, which is soon to launch in Europe. It will launch as an Apple iPad app and will support downloads to the device, allowing users to view programmes more than once, for an unlimited time, so long as they maintain their subscription to the service. In practice, the number of programmes that can be stored will be limited by the capacity of the device.

via informitv – BBC Global iPlayer app offers downloads.

Google+ Profile Hacks: Users Get Creative with Photos [PICS]

It’s not just Facebook users having all the fun with photographic profile hacks, we are delighted to report that Google+ users are getting in on the action too.

Because the shiny new social networking service displays some of your photos at the top of your profile, you can tweak your scrapbook photo album for a more creative photographic display.

From landscapes to portraits via pop art, take a look through the photo gallery below for the brilliant examples we’ve come across so far. Link us in the comments to any of your Google+ profile hacks — we might just add them to the list!

via Google+ Profile Hacks: Users Get Creative with Photos [PICS].

Why Location-Based Gaming Is The Next Killer App [OPINION]

Capture the flag. Hide and seek. Marco Polo. These location-based games brought hours of fun to many of us as children. Then video games came along and suddenly the only location you played in was the living room. Now this shift is coming full circle as innovative mobile games are using geo-location, image recognition and augmented reality technologies to combine the real and virtual worlds.

via Why Location-Based Gaming Is The Next Killer App [OPINION].

Tips For Negotiating Employee Equity

Before Microsoft purchased Skype for $8.5 billion, some of the employees who were let go in the process learned something they hadn’t necessarily realized about the options they had signed on to when they were hired.A clause in former Skype employee Yee Lee’s stock option agreement, for instance, made even his vested options worthless.This revelation inspired Reuter’s Felix Salmon to lambaste Skype and its investor Silver Lake to “downright evil” they had previously been declared “pretty evil” after firing executives right before the sale, ostensibly in order to reduce their payouts.

via Tips For Negotiating Employee Equity.

LukeW | Data Monday: Android & iPhone in the US

For quite a while, the mobile story has been about the iPhone vs. an army of Android devices. So how’s this story currently being told in the United States?

via LukeW | Data Monday: Android & iPhone in the US.

Google+: How to View Profile Updates in an RSS Feed

Would you rather see your friends’ Google+ posts in your RSS reader? A handy new web app called Google Plus User Feed will let you do just that — and the setup’s a snap.

via Google+: How to View Profile Updates in an RSS Feed.

19 Essential Google+ Resources

Google+ hit the news feeds like a strategic and popular ton of bricks. But we haven’t stopped there. In addition to breaking news, Mashable has provided how-tos and tools for maximizing your Google+ experience. We’ve sourced reviews from some of the network’s early adopters, and we’ve also welcomed your input as you navigate one of the most buzzworthy social outlets of the year.

via 19 Essential Google+ Resources.

Google+: The Complete Guide

Google+: It’s the hot social network on the block. In just three weeks, Google’s competitor to Facebook and Twitter has amassed more than 10 million users, and its users are sharing more than 1 billion pieces of content daily. It’s become a hotbed for early adopters, tech luminaries, marketers and businesses around the world.Google+ isn’t the easiest thing to understand, though. It has a lot of features that can confuse beginners. Even advanced users can miss a lot of the little gems and nuances that define Google+.

via Google+: The Complete Guide.

Spotify to launch in the US today | News | TechRadar UK

Spotify will finally launch in the United States on Thursday with all four major record labels on board.

The hit European music-streaming jukebox will officially open its doors to American customers on Thursday morning, by invitation or subscription.

via Spotify to launch in the US today | News | TechRadar UK.

Android Market gets mobile overhaul, brings ebook downloads | News | TechRadar UK

Google has given the mobile Android Market a bit of a makeover, with the redesign bringing the web versions good looks to Android handsets.Its got a Windows Phone 7-ish look about it, with grey tiles and side-swipe-able pages, intended to highlight the best and brightest of the apps on offer.

via Android Market gets mobile overhaul, brings ebook downloads | News | TechRadar UK.