Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Benjamin Rubenstein Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Benjamin Rubenstein en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Google +1 social platform accidentally revealed in screenshot <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" Plus1.png_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>We've known for quite some time that Google would continue their push into the world of social. Facebook currently controls that landscape and efforts such as Buzz and Orkut have failed to grab hold of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Wed, 08 Dec 2010 01:53:34 +0000 Nexus S and Gingerbread SDK officially released <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" S.jpg_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>All the hype has brought us to this momentous day. As many suspected, exactly three weeks from Eric Schmidt's &quot;in the next few weeks&quot; promise, Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and the Nexus S have been officially... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Mon, 06 Dec 2010 17:05:16 +0000 Apple and Howard Stern to make an iTunes show? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/996709829apple-logo-1.jpg" alt="" /></div>Rumors have it that two of the world's greats may be teaming up for an epic new Internet, TV, thingamajig. According to a post by Boy Genius Report, Howard Stern and Apple are close to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Fri, 03 Dec 2010 20:37:17 +0000 Chrome 8 unleashed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/12037408463.jpg" alt="" /></div>Google has really been pushing versions of its Chrome browser out the window at an alarmingly fast pace. Since it's release (just two years ago), Google is now pushing its eighth version of Chrome into... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Fri, 03 Dec 2010 16:59:47 +0000 Motorola split-up to be completed on January 4th <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/906220029a.png" alt="" /></div>As a company, Motorola has had its ups and downs. Between the success of the super-thin RAZR, and its first Android smartphone (the Droid), the company's status was held in question. Things were so bad... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Wed, 01 Dec 2010 00:04:45 +0000 Lots more Angry Birds on the way <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" Birds Xmas.jpg_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>It seems like only yesterday when Rovio Mobile launched its insanely popular Angry Birds upon the Android world. The game was so popular on iOS, that it was sure to be a smashing success on... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Fri, 26 Nov 2010 16:03:30 +0000 Pictures of Nexus S and Gingerbread finally leak <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" 4.jpg_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks and showing appreciation for the people in our lives. Well, the good ol' boys over at XDA have decided to show their thanks to the Android community with a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Thu, 25 Nov 2010 08:53:45 +0000 Facebook sued by inventor of <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/119121962a.jpg" alt="" /></div>With some sort of holiday spirit, lawsuits are-a-plenty; as we know, Facebook is no stranger to legal battles. Just in time for Thanksgiving recess, Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that one of the inventors behind the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Thu, 25 Nov 2010 07:15:04 +0000 Facebook granted trademark on the word "Face" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/119121962a.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook never ceases to make headlines, but this time it's not rolling out any new features or security updates. According to TechCrunch, Facebook has been granted the rights to trademark the word &quot;Face.&quot; Within three months,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Wed, 24 Nov 2010 00:33:45 +0000 The Beatles on iTunes is a smashing hit <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1475590749ta.jpg" alt="" /></div>Do you know that for $100, you can buy the entire Beatles collection in physical form? Do you realize that to purchase the same collection on iTunes, you'd have to shell out an extra $49... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Tue, 23 Nov 2010 22:07:03 +0000 Official Google Voice app comes to iPhone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" Voice iPhone.png_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>It's been a long back-and-forth battle between two of the world's tech giants, but finally, Google has emerged victorious. After Apple rejected Google's Voice application, Google decided to bring similar functionality to iPhone users via... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Tue, 16 Nov 2010 19:37:43 +0000 Google CEO shows off Nexus S; Gingerbread "in the next few weeks" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" S.jpg_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Today at the Web 2.0 Summit, Google CEO Eric Schmidt whipped out something the world has been waiting to see--the Nexus S. Loaded with Android 2.3 (aka Gingerbread) and running on the T-Mobile network, the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Mon, 15 Nov 2010 23:41:30 +0000 AOL reboots email with Project Phoenix <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1488511167aol.png" alt="" /></div>If you read the title above and instantly felt excited, chances are you still use AOL mail. If so, you'd probably be the first to admit to AOL's lack of competitive features. AOL's latest endeavour... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Mon, 15 Nov 2010 17:46:42 +0000 Apple braces the world for an unforgettable iTunes announcement <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" Never Forget.jpg_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Apple is notorious for stirring up excitement for even the smallest of announcements. However, they're less known for boasting it on the front page of their website, unless, perhaps, it's really something big. Today, if... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Mon, 15 Nov 2010 16:40:26 +0000 KIN ONE and TWO resurrected and returning to Verizon <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" Returns.jpg_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>It seems like yesterday when Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, said that the KIN ONE and TWO were taking away attention from Windows Phone 7 and, therefore, had to be discontinued. It also seems like yesterday... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Fri, 12 Nov 2010 04:28:03 +0000 Super-thin, super-powered, Samsung "flagship" phone leaks; runs Gingerbread <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="../../../../images/uploaded/Samsung%20Flagship%20Phone.jpg_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Well, well, well. The leaks just keep on coming. This morning Engadget graced us with leaked photos of the Nexus S. We then posted a story about the surprise showing the phone made on <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Fri, 12 Nov 2010 03:28:03 +0000 Dual-boot Android on your iPhone, no PC required <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>We've seen an iPhone running Android before, but never has the installation process been as simple as it is today. Enter Bootlace 2.1. If you're currently sporting a jailbroken iPhone 2G or 3G, it's now easier... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Wed, 10 Nov 2010 23:53:52 +0000 Sprint turns iPod Touch into a bulkier iPhone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" ZTE PEEL.jpg_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Apple's iPod Touch is arguably the best MP3 and media player on the market. However, what it does lack are the features of it's older brother, the iPhone. Sprint's ZTE PEEL aims to close that... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Wed, 10 Nov 2010 16:19:39 +0000 Free in-flight Wi-Fi this holiday season, courtesy of Google Chrome <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/12037408463.jpg" alt="" /></div>Last year, in trying to keep up with their &quot;do no evil&quot; mantra, Google offered free Wi-Fi to Virgin America travelers during the holiday season. This year, Google is doing it again, but this time,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Mon, 08 Nov 2010 15:58:46 +0000 MySpace shutdown seems imminent <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/642834721myspace logo-Bracket.jpg" alt="" /></div>Since its launch in August 2003, MySpace has grown into a 66 million user social network. Originally the largest of the social sites on the Internet, the struggling site has been completely overshadowed by Facebook,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Mon, 08 Nov 2010 15:04:44 +0000 Gmail gets five new themes <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=";white.png_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>When Google rolled out Gmail themes two years ago, users were ecstatic. Not only did they offer users the ability to express themselves on what's arguably a person's most visited site each day, it also... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Fri, 05 Nov 2010 16:18:26 +0000 Google Docs to get cloud printing, syncing, and third party apps <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" Cloud Print.jpg_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Google Docs has undergone some nice changes in the past year. However, none of those changes compare to what Google seems to have in store for its cloud-based office suite. Google Operating System, a website... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Wed, 03 Nov 2010 01:16:53 +0000 Confirmed: iPhone definitely coming to Verizon <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/246762641iphone.jpg" alt="" /></div>Fortune has uttered the words that the blogosphere has been waiting to hear for a long time now. &quot;Fortune has confirmed that a Verizon iPhone will be released in early 2011.&quot; For as long as most... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Fri, 29 Oct 2010 15:39:08 +0000 Adobe solves the woes of the web; shows off Flash-to-HTML5 converter <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2136722537ad.jpg" alt="" /></div>No, Adobe hasn't made friends with Apple--they just want what's best for their developers. Adobe writer, John Nack (via SlashGear), explains a fascinating little demo that Rik Cabanier showed off during Adobe MAX. As a developer... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Fri, 29 Oct 2010 01:23:07 +0000 Nexus Two coming soon to the UK? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/773785712786139543ad.jpg" alt="" /></div>Google may have abandoned their online phone store model, but that doesn't mean they plan to completely exit the self-branded phone market. We know that when previously asked, Google refused to answer any questions about... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Tue, 26 Oct 2010 21:00:00 +0000 Mac client for Windows Phone 7 now available <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/8713836009770567485953076501318592959wp_large.jpg" alt="" /></div>With Windows Phone 7, Microsoft has made it clear that they intend to do things right. In this instance, right means being able to support Mac users who take the leap into the world of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Tue, 26 Oct 2010 20:00:00 +0000 Google is huge-normous, breaks Internet traffic record <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" All-Time Traffic.jpg_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Google now has a market cap of more than $195 billion. To put that into perspective, Microsoft sits around $218 billion, while Apple is cruising along at $280. Google's growth is nothing short of impressive.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Mon, 25 Oct 2010 19:57:49 +0000 Windows XP pre-loads no longer allowed on new PCs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/122805389x.jpg" alt="" /></div>Today marks the first year anniversary of Windows 7. Microsoft's latest operating system has become its most popular and well-accepted OS to date. In just a single year, 240 million licenses have been sold. With... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Fri, 22 Oct 2010 15:34:47 +0000 Android Gingerbread leak continues: screen-off animation video <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/773785712786139543ad.jpg" alt="" /></div>On Monday, we reported a leaked photo that allegedly showed off the homescreen from the next version of Android (Gingerbread). The blurry picture alone left plenty of room for skepticism, as nearly any custom ROM... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Thu, 21 Oct 2010 17:49:29 +0000 Facebook for Windows Phone 7 appears in Marketplace <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Windows Phone 7 sports some pretty heavy social integration. Among all of this is its ability to connect with Facebook. The platform does this natively, leading us to believe that a dedicated Facebook app may... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Wed, 20 Oct 2010 16:19:21 +0000 Google and RIM fire back; tell Apple where to shove it <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1309934620349156043s_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>It's been two years since Steve Jobs joined in on an Apple earning conference call. Perhaps he should have waited a bit longer... After news of Steve Jobs' Android and RIM bashing hit the Internet, the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Wed, 20 Oct 2010 01:48:55 +0000 Macy's digital fitting room is coming; combines iOS 4 and Windows 7 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" Fitting Room.JPG_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>According to CNet, Macy's is set to show off what happens when shopping for clothes meets the world of technology. Dubbed the Magic Fitting Room, the 72-inch mirror display will allow a person to try... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Thu, 14 Oct 2010 21:38:53 +0000 iPad hack lets you download popular publications for free <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/113489568ipad.png" alt="" /></div>NOTE: Neowin does not condone or support stealing content through exploiting software vulnerabilities. The process by which the below can be achieved will not be published on this website and may not be posted in... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Thu, 14 Oct 2010 18:58:44 +0000 Skype 5 goes gold; brings Facebook integration and group video calls <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/121527188824.png" alt="" /></div>According to Skype's very own blog, the long awaited Skype 5 has officially been released to the masses. Aimed at making you even more social, Skype 5 (Windows only, for now) brings a nice set... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Thu, 14 Oct 2010 17:58:44 +0000 T-Mobile's latest Android phone reinstalls stock OS if rooted <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/356549046tmob.png" alt="" /></div>In an extremely uncharacteristic move, T-Mobile and HTC have one-upped Verizon and Motorola (Droid X) when it comes to locking down their Android phones. Typically, both T-Mobile and HTC spend very little time trying to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Wed, 06 Oct 2010 16:02:36 +0000 Internet Explorer market share dips below 50% <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to StatCounter (via NetworkWorld), Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser had dipped below the 50% mark for worldwide market share. These September stats show a decline of 1.43% since last month, and a nearly 10%... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Tue, 05 Oct 2010 19:29:36 +0000 Duke Nukem Forever demoed live <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1419242985Unknown.jpg" alt="" /></div>The gaming world has been waiting years for Duke Nukem to return from the shadowy depths from which it sunk. In 2009, when 3D Realms announced the end of their quest to produce a Duke... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Tue, 05 Oct 2010 01:49:35 +0000 Google TV bringing video chat to the couch <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/8365113191854278940tv.jpg" alt="" /></div>As posted earlier today, Google has launched their official Google TV website showcasing all that their new television platform has to offer. Well... All except one thing. At launch, Google TV will be... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Tue, 05 Oct 2010 00:49:35 +0000 Apple approves official Google Voice app? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1446144654App-Store-Icon.png" alt="" /></div>Taking a quick trip down memory lane, one may recall the fuss Apple caused last July when they rejected Google's official Google Voice app because it &quot;duplicated existing [iPhone] functionality.&quot; This left Googlers distraught. There... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Tue, 28 Sep 2010 15:33:11 +0000 The end of Android fragmentation? Gmail now available in Market <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" Android.png_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>The longest running complaint about Google&#039;s Android OS is fragmentation. With an accelerated development roadmap, carriers are finding it harder and harder to keep up with offering the latest version of Android on their devices.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:32:23 +0000