Facebook, Google, Social media, Twitter

Twitter, Facebook and Google+ in 2012

Black Twitter As 2012 dawns, Memeburn decided to take a look at what lies ahead for three of the biggest names in social media this year, and what each of their individual overarching strategies might be. Twitter -- Going mainstream In 2012, Twitter will continue to stealthily build towards its IPO -- unofficially penned for 2013. The microblogging juggernaut has seen significant staff turnover in the last six months for two apparent reasons. First, with the aim of having the right people at the ...

Mobile apps

10 apps for keeping your New Year’s resolutions

Sunrise The streamers have all been cleared, the champagne -- if there's any left -- is flat by now and you're contemplating the excesses of the festive period. Yup, it's a new year and we all know what that means: resolutions. We all know resolutions are difficult to keep. You need all the help you can get. Being of a technological bent, Memeburn decided to point you in the direction of a few apps designed to keep you on the straight ...

Mobile apps

Top apps for planning your holiday trip

Holiday phone Going on holiday is usually supposed to meaning switching off and tuning out. But being connected can be really useful. Your phone can book a hotel room at the best rate, find you restaurants that only locals know about, or send a postcard -- not to mention sorting out your itinerary and even helping you to pack. And there are those apps that help you not say "I want to caress your bananas" when you actually mean "Where is the ...

Gearburn

10 games to look forward to in 2012

Look, 2011 was a great year for gaming, but it’s over now, and all that’s in the past. It’s time, therefore, to look forward and see what 2012 has on offer. The industry continues to flourish and develop in these exciting times for virtual entertainment, and it seems this year will be no different. With some of the most exciting sequels coming out in years, here is our list of the most anticipated games of 2012.

Gearburn

Review: The cheap, chunky, sometimes funky Gobii eReader

A load of gadgets recently came into the ‘burn offices. You’d think we’d be a little jaded by now, but we still tend to act a little like small children on Christmas morning. The boxes were unpacked with glee, I was handed the action camera...I had requested it after all. A moment later, the collective heads of the editorial team popped up in unison. “You don’t really do any kind of action activities do you?”, said one member of the ...

Innovation

Keen to test the strength of a solid state drive? Smash it

If Alan Frost of Intel's NAND Solutions Group loves solid-state drives so much, why does he relish throwing them, smashing them and, yes, even cooking them? "Awareness," said Frost, and he doesn't mean for himself. Although these solid-state drive (SSD) beatings are available on YouTube for the world to see, he doesn't want star billing. "It's all about the SSD," said Frost. For the uninitiated, solid-state drives are a storage device without moving parts, making them significantly less susceptible to damage from ...

News

Google+ still ‘growing much faster than Facebook’

Think Google+ is in decline? Think again. According to internet research firm Experian Hitwise, Google's largest social effort to date is experiencing massive growth. "Google+ total US visits reach more than 49 million in Dec-11, biggest month to date & up 55% compared to Nov-11" the company tweeted. It added that Google+ had experienced visitor growth, in the US at least for "8 out of the last 9 weeks". Analyst Paul Allen recently told the Daily Mail ...

Gearburn

iPhone 4S and iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak imminent

Owners of the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 on their devices will soon be able to join the jailbreak party. The iPhone hacker, Pod2G who successfully created an untethered jailbreak for older iPhones and the iPad 1 running iOS 5.0.1, is responsible for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 hack. According to a Pod2G tweet, the untethered jailbreak is due later next week. Pod2G is confident that any iPad 2 and iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0.1 can be jailbroken ...

News

International websites banned in Belarus

Residents of Belarus, an eastern European country, are now forbidden from accessing foreign websites. Any citizen who breaks the new law is liable to face a fine of up to US$125. All entrepreneurs and companies in Belarus will now have to register as part of the compliance for the new law. If the company or private individual offers commercial services, only local email, hosting and payment providers can be used. This vaguely authoritarian decree is excessively harsher than the US' ...

General Tech

Memeburn’s top tech fails of 2011

epic_fail I sometimes wonder if there is any industry with more pantomime, histrionics, and at the same time, sheer brilliance than the technology industry. It’s the stuff of Hollywood movies, front page fodder, back page gossip, and in some form or another affects and permeates the lives of just about every living being on earth. At the end of a year, we often reflect with the good intention to do better next time, so without further ado, let’s take a look at ...

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