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April 2013

Facebook rejects ad criticizing actions of Zuckerberg political group – Washington Post

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Feed Wrangler: A Great iOS Reader Replacement for a Price – Gizmodo – Gizmodo

S While yes, the grieving process takes time, if you’re still too busy bemoaning the imminent death of your beloved Google Reader, you’re going to find yourself in a bind when it finally gets put out of its misery later this summer. Replacements abound, and there’s no question that $19 price tag is going to be a turn-off for some. But for those willing to buy their peace of RSS mind, you may have found a winner. Lets you import your RSS feed from Google Reader, or if you’re looking for a new beginning, you can pick and choose which specific lists you’d like to bring in to your new, Reader-less life. From there, you’ll get four main screens: unread, Read More

Samsung Rides Smartphone Growth All The Way To The Bank – Forbes

Qualcomm Can Dial Up $70 Despite Slower Growth Trefis Team Contributor Samsung Earnings: Smartphones Will Fuel Growth Trefis Team Contributor Nokia Earnings: Can Lumia Sales Light Up Results? Trefis Team Contributor Can Faster iPhone Releases Help Apple Stem Samsung Threat? Trefis Team Contributor Samsung Electronics delivered a yet another stellar performance in Q1 2013, riding the smartphone boom to grow revenues by 17% and operating profits by an even higher 54% over the same period last year. Driven by the immense popularity of the Galaxy S III as well as the Galaxy Note smartphones, Samsung’s mobile division continued to generate a bulk of the profits accounting for almost 75% of $7.9 billion in operating profits generated last quarter. With the Read More

New and notable apps for iOS and OS X – April 30 edition – tuaw.com

It has been busy in the App Store with a handful of new apps like FocusTwist, Circles and Delicious Scanner landing on iOS and OS X. Take a few minutes and check out our list of other standout apps from the past few weeks! iOS Apps iLuv Drawing Vehicles HD [iPad; Category: Education; $1.99] Perfect way to introduce drawing skills to kids who love cars, trucks, planes and trains! My Agenda [iPhone; Category: Productivity; $0.99] An organizer and planner app with appointments, todos, reminders and tasks — all in one place. Feed Wrangler [iOS Universal; Category: News; Free] Feed Wrangler is an RSS reader for the modern age. Designed from the ground up to make reading your news feeds Read More

iOS 7 Rumors Point to Redesigned Interface, Vehicle Integration – PC Magazine

In advance of June’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), which will likely include news of iOS 7, rumors about what the revamped mobile OS will include are now hitting the Web. Citing sources who have seen or been briefed on the upcoming platform, 9to5Mac reported that iOS 7 will offer a redesigned user interface that may attract new customers, but could be troublesome for long-time users. The new interface is “very, very flat,” according to two 9to5Mac sources. One likened it to Microsoft’s Windows Phone “Metro” UI, while another said it ditches Apple’s well-known skeuomorphic designs. While iDevice users can expect a tweaked look — new icons for Apple’s native apps, and new tool Read More

Unboxing Samsung Galaxy S 4 [Video Chat] – Los Angeles Times

By Salvador Rodriguez April 30, 2013, 12:36 p.m. The Samsung Galaxy S 4 went on sale this past weekend, and we have our hands on one. The device is the follow-up to last year’s highly successful Galaxy S III smartphone and it’s also Samsung’s response to the iPhone 5. Also salvador.rodriguez@latimes.com ‘; jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery(‘#story-body-text’).append(rodriguezsig); }); T-Mobile, Sprint announce Galaxy S 4 availability dates, prices Photo: Samsung Galaxy S 4 AT&T to begin taking pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S 4 on April 16 Samsung cites ‘overwhelming demand’ as reason for Galaxy S 4 delays Samsung Galaxy S 4 breaks more easily than iPhone 5, tests reveal The new flagship Read More

All Eyes On Facebook’s Mobile Growth And Graph Search Progress – Forbes

CBS’ Earnings: What We’re Watching Trefis Team Contributor Hotel Bookings Fuel Expedia’s Growth But Costs A Worry Trefis Team Contributor Sirius Is Dialed In For Another Solid Quarter Trefis Team Contributor Seagate Can Reach $38 If Storage Demand Offsets PC Weakness Trefis Team Contributor Quick Take Facebook Facebook will release its Q1 2013 earnings on May 1. We expect healthy advertising revenue growth driven by improved mobile monetization and a growing user base. Margins will shrink due to higher headcount related costs and infrastructure investments. We’ll also look for any color on the success of Graph Search, which could be one of the key features of Facebook going forward. Facebook will report its Q1 2013 earnings on May 1. We expect Read More

Bud Light Offers Proof That Facebook Ads Work – Mashable – Mashable

For some time, Facebook has deflected criticism about its low click-through rates for ads by arguing that the metric is irrelevant. However, showing a link between ads on the network and a corresponding sales boost has been tricky. Data from partner Datalogix may help Facebook make its case. In particular, a Facebook campaign for Bud Light appears to have helped increase sales. The overview: During a four-week period from Dec. 3 to Dec. 31, Bud Light ran Page Post ads that appeared in all Facebook placements, including the mobile News Feed, visible to its 5.8 million fans. The ads were reconstituted Page posts that had already done well. One was a pic of someone pouring a Bud Light from a Read More

6 Android Features Apple Should Add to iOS – PC Magazine

Now that Google Now has arrived on iOS devices, one of Google’s best (as in scary good) innovations is available for the Apple community. Google Now’s predictive capabilities seem like they constantly sniff your online life, even when you’re not aware of it, to provide information you didn’t even know you needed. Case in point: a few months back, I emailed back and forth about a flight I was taking to Dubai. I received emailed confirmation, and asked a few random questions, to boot. On the day of my flight, I checked my Android notifications and noticed that Google not only knew my flight, but it tracked its status and was keeping me updated. Read More

Can You Hack This Smartphone App For £10000? – InformationWeek

(click image for slideshow) A British tech firm is so convinced its smartphone messaging app is unbreakably secure it’s offering a £10,000 ($15,000) bounty to anyone who can prove it wrong. If you’re feeling up to the challenge, head on over to a micro-site called Modern Day Turing, named in honor of famous British computer scientist and breaker of Wehrmacht codes Alan Turning. (Though the company says the challenge itself is actually modeled on a famous lock puzzle, eventually broken by American locksmith A.C. Hobbs — though it took him 16 days in that case.) There, you’ll find a way to enter a contest where the ultimate aim is to successfully intercept and then decode any message sent between two Read More