Tag Archives: Dead

RIP: Google+ is officially dead as Google pulls the plug on consumer accounts

It’s official. About eight years after it’s debut, Google has officially pulled the plug on its social network, Google+. We’ve known for quite some time that today would mark the end of Google+, and mid-day on April 2nd, the company pulled the plug on the network’s consumer version. If you head over to plus.google.com right now, you’ll no longer be greeted with ... Read More »

Single-purpose apps are dead, long live multi-purpose software

We’re living in a world where every single facet of our lives, both personally and professionally, can be managed by an app. From standalone grammar checkers to email hunters to digital project boards, there’s an app for every function imaginable. This current state of specialization has now fully hit its stride. The ability to offer specific software on-demand at lower costs — the ... Read More »

Police find suspect dead after three slain in southern Indiana home

A man that Indiana State Police investigators were searching for in connection to the deaths of three people in Washington County has been found dead in his truck. Shortly after 8 a.m. Monday, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department got a tip at 47-year-old Richard Lee Burton Jr. was parked at the Blackwell Horse Camp near Ind. 446. When police approached the ... Read More »

Facebook Backed by Appeals Court in Denying Parents Access to Dead Teen’s Account

HIGHLIGHTS The 15-year-old was killed by a Berlin underground train in 2012 Her parents are asking to access her Facebook account to inquire details German court backed Facebook’s decision to forbid the access to account A German court on Wednesday backed online giant Facebook in its battle to reject a demand by the parents of a dead teenage girl for ... Read More »

Android Nougat Running on 0.7 Percent of Active Devices and Froyo Is Dead, Says Google

Google has released its monthly Google Play distribution data and Android users will finally be able to bid adieu to Android 2.2 Froyo. The data shows, among other things, that Froyo has dropped to below the 0.1 percent mark, marking the end of what was the oldest active Android version until last month. The date was collected from Android devices ... Read More »

BlackBerry Classic Is Officially Dead

BlackBerry said Tuesday that it will stop making its Classic smartphone, less than two years after launching it with much fanfare. Ralph Pini, the company’s chief operating officer and general manager for devices, said the Classic has long surpassed the average lifespan for a smartphone in today’s market. “We are ready for change so we can give our customers something ... Read More »

Popcorn Time, Netflix for Torrents, Is Back From the Dead

Popcorn Time, more popularly known as Netflix for pirates, is making a return. The team behind it released a new fork of its movie and TV shows streaming app this movie. The announcement comes five months after Popcorn Time’s website was shut down by Motion Picture Association of America on the grounds of copyright violation. An update dubbed Hail Hydra ... Read More »

Red Dead Redemption’s Appearance on Xbox One Was a Mistake: Microsoft

Red Dead Redemption, the open-world western video game, had become available as a backwards compatible title for the Xbox One over the weekend despite no official announcement. It seems that was an error on Microsoft’s part, and the company clarified that in a statement on Monday. “Microsoft tests all Xbox 360 games with our emulator to ensure a quality experience ... Read More »

Red Dead Redemption’s Appearance on Xbox One Was a Mistake: Microsoft

Red Dead Redemption, the open-world western video game, had become available as a backwards compatible title for the Xbox One over the weekend despite no official announcement. It seems that was an error on Microsoft’s part, and the company clarified that in a statement on Monday. “Microsoft tests all Xbox 360 games with our emulator to ensure a quality experience ... Read More »