Facebook has created its own rendition of the friend and family slideshow. The social network unveiled a new feature on Monday that lets a number of users contribute photographs to one single album.
Aptly called "shared albums," this feature is especially helpful to those who want to show photos from a recent family vacation, group camping trip, wedding, or another people-filled event. Before today, Facebook users could only upload photos to albums they created on their own profiles.
To get started on shared albums, a central user can create an album and then add Facebook friends as contributors. … Read more
Getting from point A to B quickly and safely in the crowded confines of a large city requires a different set of skills and technologies than are required by the open road. Drivers must drive efficiently in conditions that are inherently inefficient. They must be aware of not just other vehicles, but also more fragile pedestrians and cyclists. Without spacious parking lots, drivers must cram their vehicles into tiny street parking spaces or cramped public garages.
To this end, I've rounded up a few of my favorite transportation technologies for crowded city streets. "Why 'transportation' and not 'car' … Read more
Facebook's stock price on Monday struck an all-time high since the company first went public in May 2012. At the close of the market, Facebook shares were trading at $41.34, which is an increase of 1.9 percent since Friday. Earlier on Monday the price reached $41.94.
While this is most likely welcome news to the social network and its investors, it might not be time to pop the champagne corks. Facebook shares were higher than this when it was still a private company and trading on the secondary market.
Facebook went public and started trading on … Read more
Group-photo-sharing app Cluster is a worthwhile app, even if you don't envision yourself sharing photos with a group. That's because in addition to letting you easily create group photo albums to which all members can contribute, the app also does an admirable job of organizing the mess that is your iPhone's Camera Roll.
After installing Cluster, you'll need to sign up for an account via Facebook or e-mail. Once you have signed up, you can then create a group album -- a cluster, if you will -- organized by event or topic. Choose event and you'… Read more
Activist shareholder Carl Icahn took to Twitter again on Thursday to advance his plan to amplify Apple's plan to buy back its own shares, saying he and Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook are scheduled to discuss the matter soon.
"Spoke to Tim. Planning dinner in September. Tim believes in buyback and is doing one. What will be discussed is magnitude," Icahn said in a tweet. Buying back shares can increase a company's stock price, and Icahn's tweets about the matter last week, when he disclosed that he has a "large position" in Apple … Read more
While analysts are typically the bearer of bad news for the shrinking PC market, Staples delivered some sobering news of its own today.
Ronald Sargent, chairman and CEO of the office supply retailer, offered his assessment of where the market is going during the company's earnings conference call Wednesday (via Seeking Alpha):You just look at computers being replaced by mobile devices, whether it's phones or tablets, and it used to be computers were 95% and tablets were 5%. Now it's about -- it looks like about 60% computers and about 40% tablets. So that kind of … Read more
Apps like Luxogram, Instaframe, and Webstagram had better watch out. Instagram is hunting down those companies that use words and logos that resemble its app and politely asking them to cease and desist.
The photo-sharing social network recently updated its brand guidelines with a revised list of dos and don'ts. Some dos include "name your product something that is unique and original to you" and "design your own app icon that represents your brand."
The don'ts list gets more specific. It includes don't "use 'Instagram,' 'IG,' 'Insta' or 'Gram' in your app … Read more
Being a multi-user operating system, OS X sequesters settings and personal data in separate home folders, which are accessed when the respective user logs in. By default, the contents of each user's folder are off-limits to another user, which is good for security but can be a burden if one user would like to share files or folders with another.
For example, if you save a Word file to your Documents folder, or even to your Desktop, then another user will not be able to access it from his account. One approach here is to modify the default permissions … Read more
GoToMeeting allows you to host a virtual meeting with up to 25 attendees. This version of software is a 30-day, full-featured trial, but you will have to register and provide your credit card information. After the free trial, you can purchase the software by paying either monthly or yearly subscription fees. Most of the engine used for this application does not need to be downloaded, so installation of the executable is easy and fast.
The setup goes smoothly, and within minutes you will be able to create and start your online meeting. GoToMeeting allows participants to connect using Windows, Mac, … Read more