Just when you thought BlackBerry might actually be out of the woods comes word that the company's first BlackBerry 10-powered handset might actually have more returns than sales, at least in some markets. Thursday also didn't bring good news from Rockmelt, who plans to ditch its socially minded web browser, although Pulse and LinkedIn had some good news to share with the world. Find out what it is in today's recap!
Rockmelt began life as a Mac browser a few years back, but newly released on the iPad, it aims to deliver an all-in-one web browsing, news reading, and social discovery service for well-connected tablet users. Embarking on a jack-of-all-trades approach is expectedly a challenge, seeing as even nailing one of those pursuits can be difficult, but Rockmelt shows some promise in this early iteration.
The weekend is here! Okay, so maybe you're reading this first thing in the morning so you've still got a whole Friday to get through, but you can easily kill a bit of that time by reading up on some stories you might have missed on Thursday -- including the release of Zombie Gunner, which is free for a limited time and ready to keep your fingers out of trouble this weekend.
Well, even though we're all about the Apple here, we have to recognize what the competition is up to and we are as shocked as anyone to say that Microsoft had what looks like a pretty good week. Windows Phone 8 software is out in the wild and the Metro interface is some of the best work Redmond's done in ages and it looks wicked sweet on the Surface. There were a few stumbles in the MS Keynote, so we'll see if the OS works as well as it looks. So what else happened?
Browsers are hugely important in modern computing. A decade ago, you might have launched one to check the occasional website, twiddling your thumbs as content downloaded painfully slowly over a dial-up modem. Today, most Mac users are on broadband 24 hours a day, and accessing news, entertainment, and even work on the internet is their main function. Modern browsers must be robust, fast and dependable, especially if you've replaced Office with Google Docs, or Mail with Gmail.
Remember RockMelt, the Chrome-based “social browser” that aims to bring your Facebook and Twitter life into your web browsing all the time? The company is now aiming for your iPhone, with a new app expected to debut later this week.
Less than five months after introducing their new Chrome-based browser update, Flock has announced that they’re putting a stake in the heart of the original “social web browser,” ending support as of April 26.