Monday, December 10, 2018

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Google released its iOS Maps app tonight (Get it here. )

The app is a welcome addition for many iPhone users, that have been displeased with the Apple-made "replacement".

Google Maps was a pre-installed iPhone app when the iPone first launched, however Apple bounced the Google Map App in September when they released iOS 6. The reason for the change in heart?

Apple was not pleased that Google did not include voice navigation for Apple's map app and the company believed that "Requiring iPhone users to look directly at handsets for directions and manually move through... Read More

DreamQuest Games' Alpha Colony Kickstarter campaign ended today $28 short of its $50,000 funding goal.

Posting to its Facebook page, the game's developer expressed disappointment at coming so close to meeting the goal only to have the project fall through because of $28. The statement read:

"Thank you all for your support, but I am afraid that we came up $28 short. Kickstarter is very strict about their terms and our project will not be funded. Obviously, we are very disappointed. We have invested 10 months and over $60,000 of our own money into this project. It is so... Read More

School Time VerbsThese words made my eyes roll into the back of my skull in public education: noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, etc. In fact, they still numb my mind, and as an English professor I avoid them as much as possible. They turn language into a perverse form of mathematics. Grammar turns students off.In school we get so caught up in identifying subjects and verbs that we forget the language, the beauty and power of unique sentences. Worksheet after worksheet in school made mundane work of language.

Verbs Defined, BoringTechnically, the definition of verbs makes them... Read More

Wikipedia recently declined an offer that would have cost them little if any money to use software that prevents minors and unsuspecting web users from seeing sexually explicit images on Wikipedia. Pages that contain these images are by far the most popular pages on Wikipedia's servers. This behavour or failure to act comes almost 2 years after FoxNews exposed the site and questioned Wikipedia and Wikipedia Commons about displaying these images. It is also over 2.5 years after the sites' Co-founder Larry Sanger said that the parent company of Wikipedia is knowingly distributing child porn... Read More

eBay, the auction and shopping site since the 1990's, had a strange logo earlier. But now, the Web giant eBay has revamped its logo after 17 long and successful years, pretty similar to the old one. eBay had its new redesigned logo unveiled by the company president Devin Wenig on its 17th anniversary. Wenig, who revealed the new logo, said - "Our vibrant eBay colors and touching letters represent our connected and diverse eBay community - more than 100 million active users and 25 million sellers globally and growing."

The redesigned logo has retained the old color scheme - Red, Blue,... Read More

Facebook introduced a feature that allows same-sex couples to declare their marriage status on their site "timeline" with icons that reflect the relationship, instead of the standard bride and a groom icon that member's of the social network used by straight couples.

The timing is perfect for the company as Facebook's co-founder Chris Hughes married his longtime boyfriend, over the weekend, though it is unclear whether he has updated his Facebook timeline status yet. "An icon of two grooms was added to Hughes’ Facebook Timeline to announce their wedding news," reported Mashable.... Read More

After writing a blog for over six years and being on Facebook for five, you start to consider yourself a connoisseur of user generated/social media--especially being able to distinguish between what is “within the norm” versus “cringe-worthy.” I have learned from bloggers before me that obscurity is a protection from ridicule until the moment it’s not--in other words, once you are found to be interesting in either a good or bad way, you’re anonymity can be erased by one well-followed tweet or blog entry with a hyperlink. Bolder bloggers than I have fallen upon their own words and found this... Read More

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