Are you a Vine user? If so, you're definitely not alone, as Twitter confirmed Monday the iPhone app currently has 13 million registered users -- a number likely to expand dramatically now that Android has been added to the mix. Speaking of apps, Apple's official WWDC app has been updated for next week's 2013 event, so let's cut to the chase and kick off today's recap...
The biggest news to come out of the tech world this morning was easily Microsoft's announcement of its new Xbox One console (along with the 9 percent spike in Sony's stock price during the reveal). Surprisingly, the upcoming release of Microsoft's new gaming console brings with it some good news for iOS users as well. Specifically, Xbox's SmartGlass application will be "fully integrated" with Microsoft's new console, thus allowing users of iPhones and iPads to connect seamlessly with the next generation of Microsoft's popular console series.
To the surprise of virtually no one, Android and iOS dominated almost all of the smartphones shipped in the first quarter of this year, but the real surprise came with the two companies duking it out for third place.
Strange but true: Windows Phone has no official YouTube app, and now Google wants to eliminate the only real option available to users, claiming Microsoft is violating terms of its API by eliminating ads.
There's little doubt that smartphone theft is on the rise, and the attorney general from at least one state is hoping to get help from the very companies who manufacture the devices in the first place.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates was one of the elite few who visited Apple co-founder Steve Jobs prior to his death, and the billionaire doesn't hold back his emotions during a new interview on the subject.
If you life webcomics then have we got a news item for you. And if you're a big fan of streaming movies and YouTube, your life is about to get better, but if you're looking to upgrade to Windows 8, you may have to wait a little on your iTunes. That and more in this week's hot topics.
After splitting off its Nook division last fall, Barnes & Noble appears to be entertaining getting out of the digital business altogether in a possible sale to partner Microsoft valued at as much as $1 billion.
Microsoft has made it clear that its Silverlight browser plugin will be going away in the years to come, which is forcing companies like Netflix who rely on it for desktop streaming to adopt other technologies.