Google patched a Gmail bug that caused some users’ accounts to re-send messages multiple times.
The glitch that was reported on Thursday evening affected around 2.5 per cent of Gmail users. The glitch remained prevalent for several days, which is clear from complaints filed by users in the Gmain help forum.
Speaking about the glitch, the company said, “The affected users are able to access Google Mail, but are seeing error messages and/or other unexpected behaviour.”
The on-going bidding war for 3PAR will not finish until Hewlett Packard (HP) and Dell stop bidding for the data storage firm.
HP raised its offer for 3PAR for the third time in a week. It offered $30 per share for the data storage firm, outshining Dell’s offer of $27 per share, which had reportedly been accepted by California-based 3PAR.
HP’s latest offer values 3PAR at $2 billion. The bid equates to more than 8 times of 3PAR’s forecast sales. Commenting on the topic, OptionSizzle.com Founder Joshua Belanger said, “It's purely a lotto ticket. It's an all-or-nothing play.”
Vodafone and Virgin Mobile have announced separately that the HTC Desire smartphone would be updated to Android OS 2.2 within days.
Vodafone said that they were still developing and testing the update for the HTC Desire smartphone and are making efforts to get it approved by Google and the handset manufacturer HTC. However, it didn’t confirm the release date.
Commenting on the topic, Vodafone announced, “The start of the roll out is days, not weeks, away and as soon as the date is finalized we'll let you know.”
The Grooveshark iPhone app, which made its debut in the App Store just a few days ago on August 8, has been pulled out of the store.
Music streaming service Grooveshark’s iPhone app was forced out of Apple’s App Store following complaint from the UK arm of Universal Music Group.
Dispute between Grooveshark and rights holders was reportedly the reason for taking down the app. Universal Music Group dragged the Florida-based music streamer to court this January, claiming massive copyright violations.
Transport for London’s novel accord for the Oyster card has come into effect from today, where Cubic Transportation Systems taking over from the TranSys Consortium has as well taken place.
TfL said that the accord would help then save £30m, and one of the main aims would be to inquire the possibilities for Oyster to be offered to new and living technologies.
The new ownership for TfL has offered it the liberty to take a look at the testing of various kinds of IT; however, a Spokesperson said that the firm was not prepared to exhibit the samples of probable extensions for now.
Google Street View has caused panic, controversy and international opposition for photographing roads with sometimes unforseen consequences.
After the most recent example - of a girl who some people believed was dead being caught on camera - here is a list of some of the more notable controversies.
Just this week, South Korean police raided Google's Seoul office over concerns over the legality of information collected by the company's camera cars.
It is not the first time that Google showed unusual images on its Street View service.
Mozilla rolled out the latest version of its Firefox 4 browser with some striking features that promise to provide surfers with a new experience.
The Firefox 4 Beta 3 version is available for all operating systems in more than thirty languages. The new version comes with multi-touch support for Windows 7.
Windows 7 comes with built-in support for multi-touch actions on touchscreen tablets, laptops and the like. Now, the Firefox 4 Beta 3 version will let its users to access websites by just touching computer machines.
Amazon has announced that a new Fable book, entitled Fable: The Balverine Order would be launched later this year.
The new book would bring an exceptional Xbox Live Marketplace redeem code that would allow purchasers to download a yet to be revealed weapon for use in Fable 3.
The book will be penned by Peter David, who has written thousands of novels and comics. Peter David’s most recent works include the five part Hallo: Helljumper series.
Entitled Fable: The Balverine Order will describe a totally new story set in the extensive universe of Peter Molyneux's Xbox RPG series.
Dell will be unveiling its smartphone/tablet hybrid, under the name, Streak. The Dell Streak has come with a 5-inch touchscreen, which according to Dell is perfect, if an individual wants to experience Android Market widgets and games, as well as applications. Moreover, the user will not have to compromise with portability.
Mobile phone operator Vodafone UK has finally started offering Apple’s most powerful smartphone, the iPhone 4, on pay-as-you-go deals.
The 16GB iPhone 4 has been priced at £480, while the 32GB model can be had for £570. Customers will be able to save £20 and £30 on the 16GB and 32GB models respectively, as compared with the SIM free versions of the smartphone.
Early adopters will receive full year of data access, capped at 250MB per month, and a full year of BT Openzone Wi-Fi, capped at 1GB per month. The offer will last until November.
A laptop repair engineer has been sent behind the bars for nine months after being caught red handed in an undercover sting operation initiated by Sky News.
Thirty-year-old Grzegorz Zachodni was caught while attempting to hack into an online banking account of one of his customers during a Sky News undercover sting operation.
One of the Sky reporters took the laptop to Grzegorz Zachodni with a simple memory error created willingly to prevent the laptop from getting started. It was fitted with software that would activate the webcam and record the footage.
Royal Society, the premier institution for scientific research in Britain, has launched a study to determine why students are losing interest in information technology courses.
Earlier surveys have shown that the number of students doing ICT for their GCSEs had dropped by 33 per cent between 2006 and last year.
A Level ICT registration dipped around 33 per cent over the last six years. But, what is more alarming is that A Level Computing course attendance slumped 57 per cent between 2001 and 2009.
Reports are emerging that Channel 4 is in talks with Sony to bring its video on demand service 4oD to the PlayStation 3 console.
Channel 4’s free television service 4oD, which is currently available on Virgin Media’s on demand service and YouTube, will bring programs like the Ali G Show to the Sony’s home console.
A source quoted a person familiar with the matter saying, “We're looking to launch on the PS3. 4oD is becoming a platform agnostic product and will be successful because of the quality of the content.”
Nokia has announced the addition of one of the world’s most popular travel sites, TripAdvisor, to its online mapping service, Ovi Maps.
The new service will allow users to make search for local attractions, hotels and restaurants. Users will also get reviews from TripAdvisor’s fifteen million users. In addition, the service will bring the latest information on flights.
The app will be made available in as many as twelve languages throughout the world within a month.