Dec, 21 2012


  • Facebook could start charging users $1 to message strangers. [AllThingsD]
  • Apple kills Kickstarter project by refusing to license Lightning chargers with a product that includes micro USB, and 30-pin connectors. [VentureBeat]
  • Apple plans to appeal Judge Lucy Koh’s decision to to not ban Samsung products. (No surprise there). [Reuters]
  • Vizio Co-Start receives U3.5.0 software update. Improves a speed and performance. [GTVSource]
  • Meizu MX2 now available in China for $390. High-end specs, Google Play Store price. [Softpedia]
  • MiHome Launcher update brings improved 720p layout, and bug fixes/improvements. [Google Play]
  • EU regulators investigating Samsung over breaking competition rules in filing patent lawsuits against Apple. [Reuters]
  • Samsung closes deal with Texas to build system-chip factory. Will invest $3.9 billion on the project. [Reuters]
  • Activating your Nexus 4 in Swedish will bring up this message, “The configuration of the iPhone can require significant network activity.”  [Imgur]
  • Android developers can now localize graphics and video for listings in the Play Store to specific regions. [Android Developers Blog]
  • Facebook now lets users drag and drop pictures into their posts for bulk uploading. [Inside Facebook]

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