The new

Digg has just unveiled a new format on their website (very Flipboard like), and a new iPhone app.

Gmail introduces Video Hangouts.

Something else to pile on to the ton of things already in Gmail. Via Google.

Android Smartphone Market Share Declines to 56 Percent in United States in Q2 2012

Strategy Analytics:

Android remains the number one platform by volume in the United States, but its market share is peaking as Apple iOS gains ground. Apple’s US market share has risen by ten points from 23 percent in Q2 2011 to 33 percent in Q2 2012.

And what will happen if the next iPhone is available on all major carriers, including T-Mobile will be simply scary.

Apple to announce next iPhone on September 12.

The Beard has spoken:


If Jim Dalrymple says so, it is so.

Mountain Lion Downloads Top Three Million


“Just a year after the incredibly successful introduction of Lion, customers have downloaded Mountain Lion over three million times in just four days, making it our most successful release ever,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

I’ve had no problems so far.

Microsoft acknowledges Surface may trigger OEM hostility


“Our Surface devices will compete with products made by our OEM partners, which may affect their commitment to our platform,” Microsoft said in the 10-K filed for the second calendar quarter of 2012.

Really? You think?

Google admits it did not delete Street View data


Google Inc said on Friday it had not kept its promise to delete all the personal data, such as emails, its Street View cars collected in Britain and other countries in 2010.

What else is new.

Mountain Lion Captures 3.2% Share in First 48 Hours


It is rather impressive for an operating system to capture 3.2% of market web usage after just 48 hours on the market. Such figures are likely supported by a relatively low price point for the operating system as well as an expansive list of desired feature improvements.

We Mac users are a fanatic bunch.

Microsoft vs. Motorola decision sees Droids banned in Germany over FAT patent


The latest development in our neverending saga of worldwide patentwarfare is a decision by a Mannheim judge banning Motorola’s Android devices on the basis that they violate a FAT storage patent owned by Microsoft.

At this rate, they should change Android’s name to Cloner.

Apple to buy fingerprint sensor maker AuthenTec for $356 million


Apple Inc has agreed to buy AuthenTec Inc for $8.00 per share, the maker of fingerprint sensor chips used in personal computers said, in a deal valued at about $356 million.