iOS6: The Top 10 New Features – When it arrives on handsets and tablets this fall, iOS 6 won’t just be a simple operating system update — it will be Apple’s interpretation of exactly how a modern mobile OS should perform. And at Apple’s WWDC keynote Monday, the company highlighted 10 key areas of improvement to wow the masses. [wired]
OS X Mountain Lion: The 9 Coolest New Features – OS X Mountain Lion comes just seven months after the release of OS X Lion, an operating system which sought to unify many of the best features of iOS (Apple’s mobile operating system) with the best features of OS X (its operating system for the Mac). That unification continues with OS X Mountain Lion, which is being touted as an incremental upgrade to last year’s major OS release. [huffpo]
Digicape For All Apple Mac Products – With every new launch of Apple products, there are always a whole new gang of new users, make the inevitable switch from PC over to Mac. Especially those of you who eventually got an iPhone or an iPad in the last year. When you do it, just make sure you deal only with Digicape. They are 2oceansvibe’s preferred Apple Mac distributers. [digicape]
Gordon Brown Denies Conversation With Rupert Murdoch – Mr. Murdoch had previously told the inquiry that after News Corp.’s Sun newspaper withdrew its support for then-prime minister Mr. Brown in 2009, Mr. Brown “declared war” on the company during a phone call. On Monday, Mr. Brown told the inquiry he’d never threatened retaliation and that the phone call never happened. Both men were speaking under oath. [wallstreetjournal]
US Exempts South Africa Following Reduction Of Iran Oil Purchase – The Obama administration announced Monday that it had exempted seven countries that are major consumers of Iranian oil from threatened U.S. sanctions aimed at punishing Tehran for its disputed nuclear program. [latimes]
Dreadlock Drug Smuggler In Thai Court – A South African woman accused of smuggling cocaine appeared in court in Thailand on Monday, her family said. Nolubabalo “Babsie” Nobanda, of Grahamstown, in the Eastern Cape, was arrested at the Bangkok International Airport in December 2011 for allegedly attempting to smuggle cocaine hidden in her dreadlocks. [news24]
Rafael Nadal Beats Novak Djokovic To Clinch Record Seventh French Open Title – Rafael Nadal was worried. A guy so unflinching, so nearly unbeatable, while sliding and grinding and pounding his way past opponent after opponent at the French Open, got a real case of nerves during the 18 hours he and Novak Djokovic waited for the restart of their rain-interrupted final at Roland Garros. [espn]
Superbug Gonorrhoea spreading across Europe - ”Superbug” strains of gonorrhoea which are becoming untreatable accounted for almost one in 10 c a ses of the sexually transmitted disease in Europe in 2010, more than double the rate of the year before, health officials said on Monday. [timeslive]
JP Morgan Execs Were Warned Of Risks – Some top J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. executives and directors were alerted to risky practices by a team of London-based traders two years before that group’s botched bets cost the bank more than $2 billion, according to people familiar with the situation. [wallstreetjournal]
Facebook’s Growth Rate Is Slowing – Unique U.S. visitors to the wildly popular social media site rose 5% in April to 158 million, according to data attributed to comScore. ComScore confirmed the data. That’s the slowest growth rate since comScore started tracking data in 2008. [usatoday]
Android Might Sell More, But Their Apps Suck – Smartphones running Google’s Android operating system outsell iPhones more than two to one. And yet, even as Google’s system has gobbled up market share, Apple has held onto one critical advantage — the loyalty of mobile app developers. [nytimes]
70% Of Tablet Users Are Shopping Online – More than 70% of tablet owners use the devices to shop online, according to a survey released on Monday. Online retailer kalahari.com analysed the behaviour of over 4 000 connected South Africans, which revealed that 73.4% of tablet owners were using the device to shop online. [news24]
Queen’s Granddaughter Makes Olympic Team – Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter Zara Phillips has been nominated as part of the U.K.’s team for the London Olympics, the British Equestrian Federation said Monday. The 31-year-old won the coveted spot after a string of strong performances, particularly a third-place finish at Bramham last weekend on her horse, High Kingdom. [espn]
Alleged Leaked Cell Phone Pictures of Snooki and Angelina Pivarnick from Jersey Shore - Are these self-pics of Jersey Shore starts Snooki and Angelina Pivarnick? Let’s just call them alleged until we sort through the truth. [egotstic]
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