Posted on Mar 22 2011 - 7:14am by Huzoor Bux
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The World Wildlife Fund’s annual Earth Hour awareness campaign now has an app of its own. This iPhone offering will help ordinary people accomplish extraordinary things with simple tasks that take the Earth Hour idea beyond a once-a-year activity. Created by the WWF with help from the Leo Burnett Group, the app “is all about taking Earth Hour a step further by encouraging people to do things to help the planet every day, not just for that one hour,” said a Burnett rep. To that point, the app is called 60+ [iTunes link] and is...

It’s officially been five years since the very first tweet was sent by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. The message, which read simply “just setting up my twttr,” has since been followed by some 30 billion 140-character-or-less musings as Twitter has catapulted into the upper echelon of consumer web companies. With a valuation said to be approaching $10 billion, the Twitter of today is very different than the Twitter of five years ago (or even one year ago for that matter). Once often criticized by the mainstream media for being mundane...

When it comes to ethical actions that go beyond slick marketing and corporate mission statements, Microsoft might be outperforming some of its rivals in the tech space. Microsoft, Adobe, eBay, T-Mobile and Salesforce were a few of the tech companies that made Ethisphere’s annual unranked list of the world’s most ethical companies. These companies have been recognized for their “real and sustained ethical leadership” across various industries. Google, whose “don’t be evil” motto and highly visible social good activities...

Apple may have sold more than 500,000 iPad 2 tablets as consumer demand left retailers bereft of the device on its debut weekend, even as rival computer makers ready more than 100 would-be competitors. Piper Jaffray and Deutsche Bank analysts said Apple may have sold half of a million units. Other estimates ran higher, with Ticonderoga Securities and Wedbush Morgan Securities saying Cupertino-based Apple may have sold closer to 1 million units of the iPad 2. Stores run by Apple, Target and Best Buy sold out, analysts said, while online...

AUSTIN, Texas — Microsoft announced that it will release the latest version of its Internet Explorer Web browsing software free online late on Monday (0400 GMT Tuesday). “Things are about to change,” Microsoft corporate vice president Dean Hachamovitch said at a press conference at the South By Southwest Interactive technology festival in Texas. “We took a dramatically different tack.” Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) will be available for download in 30 languages at beautyoftheweb.com. “It’s a really good...

In the unlikely event that you wish to upset the delicate balance of your shiny new iPad 2, the news from over the weekend is that it can be jailbroken, and soon you’ll be able to do the same. Twitter user @comex posted this photo showing a white iPad 2 with Jailbreak-only software Cydia running. Jailbreaking, for the uninitiated, means breaking past Apple’s all-encompassing walled garden of software and services using unauthorized software that you won’t find on the iOS store. A jailbroken device allows access to various...