Archive | January 2011

SpongeBob debuts on Facebook

Nickelodeon will be bringing SpongeBob SquarePants to Facebook!

This ever loved cartoon will debut a 15 minute episode this Thursday on the popular social networking site. SpongeBob is said to have more than 16 million ‘friends’ on Facebook.

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Those friends will be given instructions on how to view the episode will has been titled “Trench Billies” and guest stars Amy Sedaris on Thursday, the 28th of January.

 

Facebook Adds HTTPS Support

Facebook LogoFacebook is finally allowing its users to be able to access the site via a HTTP Secure (HTTPS) connection.

HTTP Secure (HTTPS) is a combination of HTTP with SSL/TLS protocol to provide an encrypted and secure communication between your computer and a web server. This will increase the security of information on Facebook especially after Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckenberg’s fan page got hacked a couple of days ago.

This feature is available of the Account Settings page. If you are unable to see it, it should be coming soon as Facebook is gradually rolling it out.

Apple's Revenue Hits $26 Billion

Apple has release its revenue for the first quarter of 2011. Apple’s revenue and profits set new records for the company – revenue reached $26.74 billion for the quarter that ended on the 25th of December 2010 which is an increase of 71% compared to last year. Their net quarterly profit on the other hand hit $6 billion.

Apple sold 4.13 million Macs during the quarter, a 23 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 16.24 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 86 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 19.45 million iPods during the quarter, representing a seven percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter. The Company also sold 7.33 million iPads during the quarter.

Apple however did not announce Apple TV sales but it has been reported to have topped 1 million units in December 2010. Apple has also said that it’s international sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

[Source: Huffington Post]

Twitter in Korean

Anyang Haseyo! Our much loved microblogging site, Twitter, has launched a Korean version of its site – adding the number of supported languages to seven. Other languages that have already been supported are English, Spanish, Italian, German, French and Japanese.

Twitter, who posted a post in Korean on their blog said that the reason for the Korean release was due to the number of Twitter users in Korea which has increased tenfold in the last year.

Twitter has also made its official Android and iPhone apps available in Korean.

The Angry Birds Phenomenon

Yes, the Angry Birds craze is still on! This mobile game from Rovio has become hugely popular among mobile users – and is one of the best selling iOS apps of all time. It is also now available for PC users and just recently announced that Mattel was turning it into a board game.

Lego wizard, Tsang Yiu Keung has made his lego version of the Angry Birds game. It’s totally something to be amazed by and you can view more of the pictures on his Facebook page.

And now we got to know that Rovio will be bringing the Angry Birds phenomenon into the Television industry. :)

“We have been looking at [TV] for quite a while, and that is definitely one of my personal big focus areas right now – to work on broadcast content for ‘Angry Birds,’ ” Rovio CEO Mikael Hed told the TV site C21media.net, according to the New York Post. He added that the Angry Birds cartoon is now ready for production, which could mean that the program will hit screens sometime this year.

At the end of last year, Rovio announced that it would create an in-game mobile payment system called Bad Piggy Bank. This will allow users to upgrade and purchase new items on the game without using a credit card as the charges will apply to the users mobile phone bill.

BlackBerry Storm 3 pictures leaked!

The latest edition to the BlackBerry family – the BlackBerry Storm 3 is coming into stores soon. Pictures and specifications of this smartphone as been released. The specifications of this phone is sure made to impress.

The BlackBerry Storm 3 will have a high resolution – a 800 x 480 pixel display, an optical trackpad and shall be running on a 1.2GHz processor. Not to forget a 5-megapixel camera with 720p video recording and 8GB storage for apps and data. For more of the specification be sure to check out BGR.

The BlackBerry Storm 3 is said to be released around September this year. :)

The Post A Week Challenge

So since WordPress is having this challenge, I’m actually kinda geared up for it. Well, choosing the “Post A Week” instead of “Post A Day” because I might be all hooked up with college work once I classes start in March. So, this challenge shall be my promise of keeping this blog updated as often as possible.

BLOGGING IS ABOUT COMMITMENT!