I have to admit, I’m getting quite spoiled by all the high-end smartphones I get to review that can serve as your one-stop shop for communication, playing media and making videos. But not everyone is looking to shell out a couple of hundred dollars just to have the most cutting edge phone of the week. If you’re looking for a reliable device that won’t leave you penniless and begging for doughnut money on the street corner, then the HTC Desire C may be the phone for you.
Archive for the ‘Being Social’ Category
Every July 1st folks across Canada show their Canuck patriotism by adorning their best red and whites while waving, wearing proudly and even tattooing the Maple Leaf, symbol of the Great White North on various parts of their bodies. So if you’re going that far, why not take along your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch or all of the above because for Canada Day, there are lots of apps for that!
It’s only been a month and a half since we reported here at Canoe Tech Blog about Facebook’s announcing its intentions to acquire Instagram for a hefty $1 billion. Instagram is a free mobile camera app that allows you to quickly select take, edit and share photos quickly and easily. At the time, they said that they would keep Instagram operating as a separate entity. So why is it that today they released their own branded app, Facebook Camera (for iOS devices) which could be viewed as a direct competitor?
“One Billion Dollars,” is the kind of thing you’d hear from the lips of Dr. Evil from an Austin Powers movie. But today for the folks over at Instagram, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg sounds more like the Easter Bunny than an evil-doer on this holiday Monday, as he announced that Facebook will be buying Instagram for the tune of approximately that same amount – $1 billion. And that’s a lot of eggs.
Tags: acquisition, facebook, Gadget Guy, gadgetguy, Instagram, Zuckerberg
Categories: Apps Alive, Being Social, In the news, Internet of Things, Signs of the Times, Taking care of business | 7 comments
There have been all kinds of metaphors used to describe the demise of Google Wave and regardless to whether it’s waving goodbye, going out with the tide or hitting the rocks, Google Wave will be “sunsettting” for good at the end of next month.