Stories by Usman Qureshi

Facebook Shutting Down Beluga Social Text Messaging Service

According to an official statement on Friday, Facebook is shutting down Beluga social text messaging service (aka BelugaPods) which the company acquired back in March 2011. As reported by GigaOM, this move is not unexpected since Facebook now has its own dedicated Messenger app for iOS. Facebook Messenger was developed by the founders of Beluga who worked for […]

Browser Showdown: iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S II vs Nokia Lumia 800 [VIDEOS]

Nokia recently took the wraps off its latest iPhone 4S competitor, the Lumia 800 while Samsung is already claiming that its Galaxy S II is more powerful than Apple’s latest iPhone. As folks at SlashGear got their hands on a Lumia 800 at Nokia World 2011 expo, they decided to pit Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 smartphone against Samsung Galaxy SII […]

Adobe Carousel Apps For iOS & Mac Released, Download Now For Free

Last month we told you Adobe was developing Carousel, a perfect Lightroom alternative for iOS devices which would allow users to access their entire photo library on any iPhone, iPod, iPad or a Mac computer with seamless photo syncing across all these devices. Today, the company has released native iOS and Mac clients for Carousel which can be downloaded for […]

Apple Begins “Ship To Store” Service In San Francisco, USA

Last week, one of our readers pointed out Canadian Apple Stores offering ‘Reserve and Pick up” service for the iPhone 4S in which customers would just select their province, Apple store location, and choose an available model for in-store pick up. Today, Apple has taken this one step further by debuting its “Ship To Store” service in USA, […]

Nokia’s Answer To Apple’s iPhone Is Here, The Lumia 800 [PROMO]

Apple recently beat Nokia to become the world’s largest smartphone maker, a company that led the global smartphone market for so many years. Today, Nokia has launched its brand new handset called the Lumia 800, supposedly targeting the iPhone’s worldwide market dominance. It is also Nokia’s first smartphone powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. As suggested […]

Battle Of LTE Smartphones Heats Up, Will iPhone 5 Get LTE In 2012?

DigiTimes is reporting that 2012 is going to be the year of LTE-enabled smartphones, especially in the US when Sprint Nextel starts kicking off its LTE services in the middle of the year. The company is planning to launch 15 LTE-enabled devices, including smartphones, tablet PCs and mobile data cards in mid-2012 as revealed by DigiTimes sources […]

Apple Television Project Is Being Led By iTunes Creator Jeff Robbin

Yesterday, we published a report suggesting that Apple is already working on an HD Television set. Today, another report from Bloomberg claims that the rumored Apple HDTV project is being led by iTunes creator Jeff Robbin. He is also the same guy responsible for creating the original iPod and supposedly is the perfect man for the job. The […]