iPhone 3Gs battery expanded, maybe this is a feature to make u update your phone

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Google reportedly working with Motorola to design its own ‘X Phone’ and tablet

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is taking its smartphone fate into its own hands, working with Motorola to build its own device known internally as the “X Phone.”

Finally Google taking care of the hardware and the software

(Reblogged from thisistheverge)

Google Maps for Iphone vs. Apple Maps native app

… of course Google is right :)

Enable PHP in per user web directories for Ubuntu 12.04

I spent a whole day trying to find out how to fix this. 

Problem:

PHP was working fine under /var/www but when I enabled the userdir module and then access /~user/something.php it was downloading the file instead of executing it.

Solution: 

1. # sudo vim /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/php5.conf

2. comment the line php_admin_value engine Off

I found this solution here: http://matthewwittering.co.uk/blog/ubuntu-tips/apache-not-running-php-files.htm

As Apple is taking out the YouTube app from the next iOS6, the Google company is launching their own app to the App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch. Also they are re launching new apps (or updates) for other devices such as the PS3, Xbox and Google TV. Beside the user interface, that looks like the Facebook app, the YouTube apps include ads and this is big move for them in order to increase their revenue in the mobile market.

Original blog post: http://youtube-global.blogspot.com.ar/2012/09/introducing-new-youtube-app-for-your.html

Breaking changes on the Twitter API 1.1

Important changes have been announced in the new version of the Twitter API 1.1 We have until March 2013 to apply this changes in our applications. Some of them are really going to change the core business of some apps.

  1. Authentication required: every request to the API has to be authenticated. This is a huge change.. right now thousand of apps are using, for example, the search endpoint without any pre authentication process.. 
  2. Per-endpoint rate limit: each endpoint is going to have their own limit (most of them 60 calls per hour). This is really bad for application that uses only one endpoint but very useful for apps that use multiple endpoints because they will not hit the current 350 calls per hour limit per account
  3. New Developer Rules:
  • Every time we show a tweet this one should show as well all the basic action that the user needs to interact with it (retweet, reply, etc). Also all the nicknames and hashtags have to be linked
  • Preinstalled Twitter Apps have to be certified by Twitter
  • Need more than 100k user tokens? call Twitter HQ
Original blog post: https://dev.twitter.com/blog/changes-coming-to-twitter-api

Behind the scenes at a McDonald’s photo shoot