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Mac OS X 10.4.11 released
Apple today released Mac OS X 10.4.11, an update to its Tiger operating system that enhances stability, compatibility, and security while introducing Safari 3 -- the latest version of Apple's Web Browser. Mac OS X 10.4.11 adds RAW image decoding support for various digital cameras...
Average time spent watching TV in US lower, online viewing up 50 percent
The viewing of television shows in the United States via broadcasting has dropped in the face of streaming services gaining in popularity, according to Nielsen. The ratings company's third-quarter report claims the average American watches more than 141 hours of live television per month, or more than...
Where to Watch offers streaming sites, online episode purchases as viewing alternatives
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) introduced a new tool last week that aims to make it easier to sift through the streaming services on the Internet find legal channels to view hit television shows and movies. Where to Watch is referred to as a "one-stop shop" for connecting film and television...
Clock icon on Google Street View shows earlier photographs of locations
Google has updated its online Maps service by adding the option to view earlier Street View imagery. Users of Google Maps can, in a number of locations, use previously-collected Street View photographs to explore an area, and be able to compare recent shots of the location with those from the same place...
Korean regulator fines Google over 2010 Street View car Wi-Fi data harvesting
Google has received yet another fine over the Wi-Fi data collection by its fleet of Street View vehicles. The fine of 210 million won ($196,000) from the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) of South Korea is accompanied by an order for Google to delete any and all personal information the Street View...
Google Views collects user Photo Spheres, maps out locations
Google has launched a new site for publicly sharing Photo Spheres with other users, via Google Maps. The Views site is said in a Google Blog to be a community site for users to contribute their own photo spheres to Google Maps, as well as showcasing the more popular 360-degree panoramic shots taken by...
Street View Wi-Fi data collection issue strikes again
Google has been fined 145,000 euros ($189,230) by a government regulator in Germany for collecting data from Wi-Fi connections in the country. The fine stems from when the company's Street View cars were in operation between 2008 and 2010, inadvertently collecting data packets from individuals and businesses...
Google Trekker cameras are now Street Viewing the Grand Canyon
Google has taken its Street View effort to the depths and edges of the Grand Canyon, letting users view close up and personal photos of the natural wonder. But cars, trikes, not snowmobiles could be used for this undertaking, so Google outfitted its Street View team members with Trekker backpacks that...
Google delivers huge update to Street View
Google has launched its biggest ever update for Street View for Google Maps. The new update doubles the number of special collections and gives a refreshed, updated view of over 250,000 miles of road around the globe. Street View coverage has also been extended in countries including, the U.S, Macau,...
Google Street View now live on Google Maps web app
Google Street View for Google Maps web app is now live, following reports that the company was going to bring it to its web app. It added the functionality following the debut of Apple's controversial new Maps app for iOS 6 with many users either lamenting the loss of Street View, or looking for a more...
Claims largest Street View collection at 6,000 images
Google has added a tour of the Kennedy Space Center to its Google Maps Street View Gallery collection. NASA worked with Google to show off the US launch site as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, for which the search giant has created its largest special collection of Street View imagery to date,...
Navigon adds Google Street View to iOS navigation app
Navigon has updated its iOS navigation app to version 2.1 ($30, iTunes) adding Google Street View, which will be dropped from Apples Maps app in its forthcoming iOS 6 release. To celebrate the update, the Navigon app can be had for savings as much as $20 of its normal $50 price depending on the version...
Google Street View gaffe result of lack of checks
Google has given an advance copy of the FCC's report on its Street View Wi-Fi scraping incident. Details posted by the LA Times confirmed Google's initial story of an engineer writing code that collected data wholesale, but revealed a lack of attention that let the code get on...
FCC wants light penalty on Street View error
The FCC late Friday put forward a proposal for a $25,000 fine for Google's refusal to hand over Street View Wi-Fi data. Officials accused Google of having "deliberately impeded and delayed" an investigation into what information its Street View cars had collected from Wi-Fi hotspots....
Google Street View comes to Albula-Bernina line
Google has now mounted its Street View trike onto the front of a Rhaetian Railways train to capture nearly 76 miles of the Albula-Bernina line in Switzerland. Located in the Swiss Alps, the UNESCO World Heritage site offers breathtaking views of lakes, snow-capped mountains,...
Intel Valley View leaks in roadmap
Intel through a combination of a Linux driver posting by its own engineer Jesse Barnes, as well as roadmap presentations by Advantech PPT 1, PPT 2), has given a peek at a major upgrade to the Atom platform due in early 2013. The processor, Valley View, would run on a Balboa Pier...
PanoMap sues Apple, Google over Street View patent
Apple and Google are both named as defendants in a new patent lawsuit initiated by Florida-based PanoMap Technologies. In contention is a patent for an "interactive system for displaying detailed view and direction in panoramic images." PanoMap wants three times the damages...
Gmail refresh detailed, parks get Street View
Google made two big revisions to its web pages on Tuesday. Its largest was an overhaul of Gmail's web interface and the other is bringing Street View functionality to public parks. The changes in Gmail bring the new layout common to all Google sites. The interface size and...
Google Maps enhanced with new aerial view
Google Maps has been enhanced with a new Helicopter View. The new function gives users the opportunity to preview their trip in a 3D visualization. The feature uses the Google Earth browser plug-in to give users a top-down aerial view of the planned route as though seen from...
Google Street View now known to have seen devices
Google's Street View Wi-Fi gear caught the locations of individual devices before it was pulled back, insiders uncovered Monday. Confirming claims by French officials, CNET heard that the unintentional Wi-Fi scans had picked up the locations and MAC addresses of smartphones,...
HTC Evo 3D and Evo View 4G go on sale
Sprint on Friday launched its two flagship devices of the summer, the HTC Evo 3D and the Evo View 4G. The Android phone and tablet are on sale at carrier shops, Best Buy, Radio Shack, and some other dealers. The Evo 3D sells for $200 on a two-year contract where the Evo View...
HTC Evo 3D and Evo View 4G reviewed early
HTC's two Sprint flagship devices, the Evo 3D and Evo View 4G, received a slew of reviews Wednesday night that signaled its possible hopes to counter the iPhone and iPad on AT&T and Verizon. Most reviews of the Evo 3D, including those from BGR as well as This is my next and...
View 4G to arrive on the same day as Evo 3D
HTC's Evo View 4G tablet may be ready to ship on June 24. A screenshot from Sprint's internal Rewards Me site, which was posted by Engadget, lists the date as the start point for promotions surrounding the device. If the details prove correct, the device may launch one the same...
Protects HTML, images, video, PDFs, more
Software developers rely on a variety of ways to protect against unauthorized copying and use of their programs, but non-application files also need licensing or anti-piracy protection in some cases. Excel Software's revised DocProtect version 2 offers unique passwords or online...
HTC Evo View 4G may ship with Android 3.0
A Sprint teaser page has hinted that the HTC Evo View 4G might ship with Android 3.0. Although the version unveiled and which we tried was using Android 2.3, a blurb shows it using "Android 3.0 just for tablets." The same teaser shows the Evo 3D with Android 2.3 and suggested...
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