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Marty Shaw
UK
Drummer, drums, drumming, drum sets, you get it right?!
Interests: drums, drumming, drum sets, yamaha, pearl, mapex, pdp, tama, golf, reading, drinkng fine wine.
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Star Trek Into Darkness has been in theaters around the globe for a few weeks now, but today brings the first showings in the United States, with a wider release rolling out tomorrow. To celebrate - and to take advantage of the building Trekkie craze - AppGlu today released into... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
Star Trek Into Darkness has been in theaters around the globe for a few weeks now, but today brings the first showings in the United States, with a wider release rolling out tomorrow. To celebrate - and to take advantage of the building Trekkie craze - AppGlu today released into... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
Considering it's not one of the company's key operations, it's safe to say AT&T's been successful in its efforts to build out U-verse. Now, in an effort to make life on the couch a little less complicated for subscribers, the Rethink Possible network is introducing an all-new On Demand storefront.... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
To build great apps, you need great tools. The folks at Mountain View are giving us those tools After this morning's epic three-hour Keynote event, it was just a quick trip next door to see Xavier Ducrohet and Tor Noybe give what is always one of the most popular developer... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
Much rumored leading up to Google I/O, Google has today introduced their all new, cross-platform messaging service, Google+ Hangouts. Just a day after BlackBerry announced BBM for iOS, Google is bringing their offering and it's available to download from the App Store now. We'll give it the full run-through when... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
Some of you who own Windows Phone 7 devices are still waiting for your pre-NoDo preparation update -- never mind NoDo itself. A few workarounds have been posted, but unfortunately they didn't work unless your carrier had completed testing and was ready to schedule the update. Now, however, the Chevron... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
First and second place in the smartphone OS wars is a foregone conclusion with Android and iOS (respectively) strongly entrenched, but the battle for third place is now full of intrigue. BlackBerry and Microsoft have each stepped up their games with their respective BB10 and WP8 OS's of late, but... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
Google Chrome 11 -- which just recently made the move to the browser's beta channel -- has received a minor update that gives developers access to two new APIs. The first is a full-featured proxy API, which will, for example, allow users to set different proxy servers for normal browsing... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
Much rumored service becomes official, available today for Android, iOS and the web Messaging has been one of the hot topics leading up to Google I/O, and today Vic Gundotra took to the stage and introduced the all new Google+ Hangouts. A cross-platform messaging service available starting today for Android,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
Just like physical copies of books, some books in iBooks can be pricey at times. While you can go to a store and open a physical book and browse through it before committing to a purchase, what about buying online? As it happens, iBooks will let you download a sample... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
With the exception of a brief mention in Google Play for Education, Mountain View's book platform was all but absent from its Google I/O presentation. Still, the service is getting updated with a significant new feature: user uploads. It hasn't rolled out to all users yet, but those with access... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
New developer tool to take away the difficulties with language barriers During the Google Play developer console presentation in the Google I/O 2013 keynote, a fantastic new tool has been unveiled for the first time. Language barriers are tough to overcome, but Google is introducing a new app translation tool... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
It's not really a secret the Microsoft had planned on bringing bits of Windows Phone 7's Metro UI to Windows 8, but we haven't seen a lot of really telling evidence. However, with the Windows 8 milestone 3 build now available to Microsoft Connect partners, it was really just a... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
Apple says Samsung's new flagship smartphone "is an infringing device" Apple will move to have the Galaxy S4 added to its patent infringement case against Samsung, court documents reveal. In documents filed with the U.S. District Court in California and published by The Verge, Apple says it has examined the... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
It's still a bit odd seeing Microsoft deliver apps for Apple's mobile platform. And it's even stranger still to see one as sexy as the new Bing app for iPad, which brings a slick, immersive search experience to Apple's tablet. Just as a regular search on bing.com will, the Bing... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
TripAdvisor, the popular travel planning tool, has just launched an app for Windows Phone 7. Just like the mobile website, the app allows you to search for anything travel-related -- from hotels and flights to restaurants and points-of-interest to visit once you reach your destination. Geolocation is supported, which allows... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
HP's second entry into the Android market is decidedly different from the Slate 7 Following in the footsteps of both ASUS with its Transformer series as well as other Windows OEMs with their convertible laptop/tablet hybrids, HP is announcing SlateBook x2 today. We're basically looking at a standard 10-inch Android... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
Foxconn has found itself once more embroiled in a suicide scandal after two apparent staff suicide attempts within four days were witnessed by workers from the company's Zhengzhou plant in central China's Henan province. The two factory worker, one male and one female, attempted suicide by jumping from buildings between... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
Just recently, the Opera 11.10 release candidate was made available for download. It brought a handful of important feature additions -- like HTML5 File API support and IMAP enhancements -- and loads of bugfixes. Nestled in amongst the other details in the Opera team's announcement is one more interesting tidbit:... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
'I would lose my job, be fired, and be sued to death' for reading someone's Gmail Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, recently fielded an interview with Peter Sagal of NPR to talk a little bit about Google -- and when Schmidt talks, we listen. The entire interview was kept... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
Right on cue, Google has launched in-app payment support for Android applications. Developer testing began last week, and now many popular apps -- like the ones pictured above -- can begin charging users for add-on functionality, content, or whatever the heck else they feel is worthy of additional bits of... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
If you've been following the trends, Gartner's mobile phone market figures for the first quarter of 2013 won't surprise. The research firm estimates that Android was on 74.4 percent of all smartphones sold in the period, with Samsung the key beneficiary of such dominance. While the Korean behemoth doesn't release... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
... And it still looks like a Nexus 4 in white Remember that white Nexus 4 that cropped up in Vietnam a few months back? Well it's back, this time in the Philippines. Google+ user Ervin Sue has posted photos of the white-backed Nexus 4 which he says he bought... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
We're used to see production videos from Apple with Jony Ive talking designing and details of making a new i-product. HTC is taking design just as serious as the Cupertino company. The new HTC One is probably the most beautiful looking smartphone on the market right now. We shouldn't be... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog
Foxconn has found itself once more embroiled in a suicide scandal after two apparent staff suicide attempts within four days were witnessed by workers from the company's Zhengzhou plant in central China's Henan province. The two factory worker, one male and one female, attempted suicide by jumping from buildings between... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at Marty Shaw's Tech blog