Twitter Nukes The Option To Receive Direct Messages From Any Follower


Just enabling a feature for a month probably means it wasn’t considered to be a long-term arrangement. That’s the situation in terms of Twitter giving users to the option in settings to receive direct messages from any user — it’s gone. It’s an interesting change of heart, but maybe for the best?

Users who had access to the option (including myself) are reporting it’s disappeared on Twitter’s website.

ViaThe Next Web

iOS 7.1 Beta Begins Making The Rounds For Developers

iPhone 5SApple is prepping the next release of the iOS operating system, with more fixes and the application of new methods to improve the system as a whole. Compatible with the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad Air, third- and fourth-generation iPads, iPad 2, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini and the fifth-generation iPod touch the upcoming software update is currently only available to developer accounts.

A changelog is available after the break.

Sony Sells Over 1 Million PS4s 24 Hours After Launch

The PS4Sony has made it clear: the PlayStation 4 is in the next-gen games console war, with its first million units sold just 24 hours after launch in North America. Keep in mind that a million units sold in a day doesn’t sound like mhc in comparison to smartphones or games, but also none of those things cost $400 each.

Case in point, Sony is doing well with the PS4; whether or not the momentum will remain is the question, as the Xbox One is only five days away from launching.

ViaPR Newswire, Eng

Google Play Music Arrives For iOS, With Few Limitations


The long-awaited arrival of Google Play Music for iOS is what many have been waiting for, and it’s an honest return.

The only true limitation of the new iOS application is the fact that songs cannot be bought, but the entirety of Google’s 20 million song catalog can be utilized. Some features originally found on the Android version are not present, but that can be corrected in future updates, so that’s a comforting resolution.

Basically, All Access and uploading of your own music are the only two things you can do with Play Music for iOS, but that’s enough as it is.

Via: iTunes

Coin: A Single High-Tech Card That Holds All Your Cards

coin-xlBy using a card scanner paired with your smartphone via an app and a 128-bit encryption Bluetooth LE connection, the Coin allows you to converge multiple credit cards, debit cards, bank cards, loyalty cards, membership cards, and gift cards all into one card, that can be used anywhere. Simply by pressing a button and a small screen states which card you’ve selected, you can be on your way.

In order to prevent malicious usage if your Coin is lost or stolen, it automatically deactivates if it is a certain distance away from your smartphone, and issues an alert. However, the Coin does not need to be paired with or near an Android or iOS smartphone to function; it’s simply an additional security measure.

From an avid card-user’s point-of-view, this could save lots of wallet space, but it would be fantastic to review this once it nears release, and figure out just how viable and secure Coin actually is. The Coin is planned to launch sometimes next summer, with pre-orders starting now for $55 including shipping in the United States; the normal price being $100.

Via: Only Coin

Intel Will Begin Opening Its Pop-Up Own Stores, Starting In New York City

1384398231It may be a pop-up store, but it’s totally Intel, and that means it bound for some sort of regional success. Taking cues from Apple, Google, and Microsoft, all of whom which Intel works with, several new pop-up stores will be created, starting in the NoLita area of New York City on November 23rd, to not only educate the masses about new Intel products and technology, but also a fantastic means of converging many technology-avid people in one spot. Also, free coffee everyday and movie screenings on Fridays. Each pop-up store remains until January 25, 2014.

Should be enough to encourage people to walk in, no?

Motorola Announces Moto G, The $179 Unlocked KitKat Smartphone

moto-gAvailable unlocked and off-contract for $179, the Moto G is the second unlocked Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone to be announced — the first being the great Nexus 5. Keep in mind, it ships with Android 4.3, but by the time it makes it the United States, will pack 4.4 KitKat.

The starting price gets you 8GB of storage, with a 4.5-inch 1280×720 (329 PPI) display, the “newest” Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, without Touchless Control tech when the phone is asleep, or the 4G LTE we all so desperately want.

Other than that, there’s interchangeable back color covers.

The rollout of this unexciting phone will begin during the next few weeks in Latin America, Europe, Canada, and parts of Asia, with the U.S. launch in early 2014.

Via: Motorola