More than 40 million credit cards have been compromised in a major breach at Target. This comes after the company made the headlines for refusing to sell Beyoncé’s album after it was released digitally first.
Google had to restart its Android project after Apple unveiled the iPhone. Remember the outrage when people found out that Apple was gathering location data to improve location accuracy? Google has been tracking your movement by mapping your life minute-by-minute.
The first iPhone disrupted the mobile industry, so did the recent iPhone 5s. Qualcomm was caught off guard by Apple’s 64-bit A7 processor, as was the rest of the industry. Now they are clambering to catch up once again.
The US patent system is faulty. No surprises there.
Microsoft’s CEO search is going nowhere, but its board of directors want you to know that they are pleased with the progress and will make their decision in early 2014.
Huge gap in developer revenue between Android and iOS
No wonder developers tend to prefer launching on iOS first.
Google uses over 40,000 Macs
Google loves the Mac, despite the Android and iOS rivalry.
Tablets to make up for nearly 50% of 2014 PC shipments
The shift towards a post-PC era is well on the way.
Samsung is expected to spend $14 billion this year in advertising
The marketing campaigns are not always well received by the public.
Not a bad week for Windows Phone users.
Windows Phone finally gets Instagram
It’s here. Windows Phone users rejoice.
Om Malik predicts that Instagram will be introducing a messaging system as a new feature.
Waze joins Instagram on Windows Phone
Instagram and Waze on the same day? Definitely a good day for Windows Phone users.
Dropbox’s new look on iOS
The new iOS 7-inspired design is gorgeous.
Your typing pattern can be used to identify you
SC Magazine reports that researchers have developed a way to identify users based on the way they type.
Only 25% of Yahoo staff are willing to dogfood Yahoo Mail
If Yahoo Mail is going to be a competitive product again, the Yahoo employees had better start picking it up.
HTC introduces gold-colored HTC One for the masses
This, coupled with the Galaxy S4 gold edition, should silence the mocking of the gold iPhone 5s.
Apple acquires PrimeSense for $360 million
Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet has confirmed that Apple acquired PrimeSense in deal rumoured to be worth $360 million
It’s been an interesting week. Aside from officially launching BakingPixel today, we’re also compiling the most interesting and popular posts from this week for you.
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review: Unapologetically content-driven
People buy the Kindle to consume content. It is no surprise that Amazon makes it the focus of the Kindle Fire HDX.
Why an 80% market share might only represent half of smartphone users
Charles Arthur explains on The Guardian why an 80% market share might only represent half of smartphone users.
Thoughts on the Google Nexus 7 from the perspective of a longtime iOS user
This pretty much sums up my experience when I switched from my iPhone 5 to a Nexus 4. There are pros and cons, but it takes a while to get used to the change, for better or worse.
Apple maps: how Google lost when everyone thought it had won
Charles Arthur reports on The Guardian how Google maps lost to Apple maps when everyone thought it had won.
Bill Gates: Here’s My Plan to Improve Our World — And How You Can Help
Bill Gates shares on Wired his plan to improve the world. The article is a very good read. Take the time to go through it. And then sit down and reflect upon yourself.
Tired of a fat wallet? Coin lets you hold all your cards in a single, connected card
Aside from the cheeky, and possibly misleading name, Coin is a product that could go a long way to helping us solve the issue of fat wallets. After all, why carry so many pieces of plastic when you can just carry one? It’ll have additional hurdles in countries where security chips are implemented in cards, instead of just relying on the magnetic stripe. The good news is that the folks behind Coin are already aware of this and working to offer support for chip and pin future versions.
The Google Books decision is good for authors and readers
Not everybody is going to be a fan of a judge’s recent decision to approve Google’s book-scanning activities, however an author has penned a short article on why he thinks that the ruling is a good one.
Next Up for Evernote: Learning Your Habits
This is something all apps should strive towards. Having an app that knows my habit well will make it very hard for me to want to switch to a different app. This will be great for user retention.