Based on data usage gathered by Snappli, only 1 in 25 people are still using Apple maps five days after they’ve upgraded to iOS 6.
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Still waiting for that new iPad mini? Or perhaps you couldn’t wait and decided to drop $199 on some 7-inch tablet?
How about a $50 Android tablet?
Yes, folks its another VBWeekly, and our regular VBWeekly host Jolie O’Dell was out on assignment, so VentureBeat’s executive Editor Dylan Tweney has stepped in to take you through the stories of the week. And we have stories; running from Digg dumping itself for a bit of a loss for its investors, to Github grabbing investor money. Lots of it. Also we replay a section of the interview we did with Yves Behar of Ouya and have a look at a pretty interesting little iPad game from Nukotoys.
This week the VBWeekly crew discusses the new social-chatting service Airtime, leaked passwords from a LinkedIn hack (check out our tips for changing your passwords), and SpaceX — the first all-private company to start hauling cargo into space.
Using Bluetooth, a prototype smartwatch called Pebble will connect to your iPhone or Android device to fetch calendar alerts, show social media updates, display caller ID for incoming calls, and run simple applications.
[vimeo 39558190 w=558 h=314] In today’s VBWeekly video we invade the VentureBeat writers lounge to ask our reporters about the Y-Combinator Demo Day event. We asked Meghan Kelly and Sarah Mitroff about the presentations that made them laugh; later we ask them what company they think has the best chance for success. Finally, we asked the Magic 8 Ball if tomorrow’s VB Mobile Summit will be a success. And it says ‘Yes”!
[vimeo 37423905 w=640 h=360] In this week’s VBWeekly, Jolie O’Dell walks us through first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S II, the PlayStation Vita, and, in what turns out to be a blatant rip off, an iPhone game called Pokemon Yellow that is nothing more than a load screen that crashes.
[vimeo 33998301 w=550 h=309] Last week, VentureBeat announced its Game of the Year choices. Now you can see the video of VentureBeat’s top game writers, Dean Takahashi and Sebastian Haley discussing the picks. Enjoy the talk and let us know your favorite game of the year in the comments below.
VentureBeat’s weekly video show returns with a quick discussion of some of the week’s highlights in tech business.
[vimeo 31995164 w=640 h=360] Yes, it’s time for another installment of VBWeekly. This week we discuss, in free form, the release of the latest Android-based e-readers, the Kobo, the Kindle Fire and the Nook. We wonder if they can be considered a different class of tablets from the pricier devices, such as the iPad or Galaxy Tab.
The iPhone 4S’s voice command system, Siri, has been out and running for a few days. It’s amazing technology — but it also produces some pretty funny replies.
VentureBeat is proud to announce that our first iPhone app is available in the iTunes store. We’d like to thank NYSE Euronext, the launch sponsor of the app.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdOF9k5awSM&w=560&h=345] I would not have believed this if I did not see it myself. We have an older Apple keyboard that was just disgusting. Instead of trying to clean it by hand, someone recommended putting it in the dishwater. What? But my friend gave it a shot and lo and behold, the keyboard still worked! Not only that, the keys are not sticky anymore.
As I was putting my Google+ circles together, I thought. Hmmm… How would Dante do his circles? Yes I wonder these things.. And here is how his circles would look.