Windows 8 is here – in beta, Nokia releases a 41 megapixel phone running on Symbian, and we finally get a date for an iPad 3 announcement. That’s this week on TECHGEEK Weekly.
Terence Huynh, Stewart Wilson and Tom Solari dwell into this week’s tech stories – and yes, the numerous edit points reveal some stuff a bit ‘too hot’ for podcasting.
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Timeline is expanding! Facebook has announced that the new profile design will now be integrated to pages, meaning that companies will – like profiles – go all the way back to the past and add content easily to their very own “timeline”. Everyone will be converted to the new design on March 30, but now you can preview and make some changes before publishing it live.
The Nokia N9 has been hacked to run Ice Cream Sandwich. Made possible by Alexey Roslyakov, the N9 hack can actually run all of Android’s apps, including Angry Birds – Chris’ favourite game of all time. However, while sound works for apps, there is “no real sound yet”.
Google+ may claim 90 million users since its June launch, but it’s defintely a ghost town. New data from comScore has shown that users spend more minutes on MySpace than on Google+ – 3 minutes vs 8 minutes on MySpace.
If you think another webOS device will be made, tough luck. HP has announced that it will be axing 270 more employees from its webOS division after the company says that it doesn’t need any more people in engineering. So, while webOS may be “open sourced”, it’s dead.
And the iTunes App Store has now reached 25 billion app downloads. The winner hasn’t been announced yet, but the lucky person gets a $10,000 gift certificate to buy apps on the Mac App Store or anything within the iTunes one.