Continuing the series on monthly, predominantly technological, news review…
iOS has arrived in the car, at least the premium car, not that it wasn’t there already. The experience is based around your iOS device and makes driving as distraction-free as possible.
Popcorn Times was born, died and re-born. Watching pirated movies online is nothing new, make it convenient and you’ve got a winner. What makes the application itself interesting is its use of Node-WebKit and peerflix.
No doubt now that Google is taking Android to wearables, starting with smartwatches. These days it looks like everyone is one-upping Apple, but somehow it ends up raking in all the profits.
That’s a nerdy name for a new fork of MySQL that scales better.
Facebook buying Oculus VR
Looks like Facebook is making use of its cash reserves again. Earlier, they paid significantly more to buy WhatsApp.
Office for iPad
Lot’s of Office news this month, concluding with Microsoft launching Office for iPad. It is already top of charts in several countries. Earlier Microsoft launched a free OneNote app for Mac. I wonder which Office app is most useful, now that everyone concurs PowerPoints should be ditched.
ReadMill team acqhired by Dropbox
ReadMill was my favorite reading app for a while. Unfortunately, and especially on mobile, e-books are not easily ported to other apps.
Philips announces 4K TV with Android
TV makers have adopted widely divergent Smart TV OS strategies. LG has embraced WebOS. Samsung has embraced something akin to Chrome OS with support for HTML 5, Native Client, and WebGL. Will Android take over?
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
CorelDRAW has announced the X7 iteration of their suite. The user interface has received a significant overhaul. Heavy users will encounter a crash every other day that will make them lose their work, that has not changed.
Quake III on Raspberry Pi using open source graphics driver
Last month Broadcom announced open source drivers for the GPU on Raspberry Pi. Simon Hall has thus claimed the bounty announced by Raspberry Pi Foundation. In unrelated news, Oxford Flood Network uses Raspberry Pi to monitor flooding levels. Interesting convergence of ideas such as smart cities, internet of things, and open hardware.