New music app to be launched by Twitter today

Next up on the jukebox — Twitter Music.

The microblogging service plans to launch its new, standalone music application on Friday, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Update 7:59 pm PT: Of note — another source claims the app will indeed launch this weekend at Coachella, though not necessarily on Friday.

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Apple to launch ‘curved glass’ smart time

Dick Tracy had one. As did Inspector Gadget and James Bond. A watch that doubled as a computer, two-way radio, mapping device or television.

Though such a device has been lost to science fiction comics and spy movies of the era before smartphones, the smart watch might soon become a reality, in the form of a curved . . . → Read More: Apple to launch ‘curved glass’ smart time

Facebook warns investors of more federal probes

In its filing for an initial public offering. Facebook on Wednesday warned of the potential for additional regulatory investigations that would adversely affect its growth. In S-1 papers provided to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Facebook listed several regulatory and legal risks — such a privacy investigations, patent disputes, and any potential security breaches — that could force . . . → Read More: Facebook warns investors of more federal probes

With OS X Lion, Apple’s Macs Enter the iPad Era

Apple may be the most consistently inventive company in tech, but in its own way, it’s a remarkably single-minded outfit. For all of their profound differences, a Macintosh computer from 1984 and a new iPad 2 are soul mates. Each is the coolest, most elegant expression of Steve Jobs’ vision of the ideal computing device . . . → Read More: With OS X Lion, Apple’s Macs Enter the iPad Era

iOS5 takes on the challenge of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Apple today previewed iOS 5 with iCloud and Twitter integration. Check out what Android Ice Cream Sandwich will go up against.

Google will release Android Ice Cream Sandwich this fall, perhaps the most anticipated operating system release in years. Today, it became clear that iOS 5 is scheduled for release this fall too. Does iOS 5 . . . → Read More: iOS5 takes on the challenge of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Apple to unveil iCloud, iOS 5 on Monday, June 6

Had some doubts that Apple was heading skyward? Those lingering concerns can now be put to rest. Apple has confirmed that it will be announcing iCloud on June 6th, what it’s calling an “upcoming cloud services offering.” That will be part of the keynote for this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, known to the cool kids as WWDC. . . . → Read More: Apple to unveil iCloud, iOS 5 on Monday, June 6

What Apple’s ‘iCloud’ Might Look Like

The rumor that Apple plans to launch a new streaming music service at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June has spurred a huge amount of speculation.

Apple is said to be planning a cloud-based music storage service that allows users to access their music collections from any device with Internet access and stream music from the . . . → Read More: What Apple’s ‘iCloud’ Might Look Like

Microsoft buying Skype

SAN FRANCISCO: US software giant Microsoft is reportedly poised to announce a deal to buy Internet telephony pioneer Skype as it battles to stay relevant in an online world dominated by Google and Apple.

Technology website All Things Digital cited unnamed sources as saying Microsoft would reveal the acquisition early Tuesday.

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New Ubuntu 11.04 ‘Natty Narwhal’ Released

It’s April, the fourth month of the year, and that means it’s time for a new Ubuntu release. (This also true of the tenth month of the year — those Canonical folks like to keep busy.) Ubuntu 11.04, or Natty Narwhal as the kids are calling it, is here and packing some significant changes from earlier . . . → Read More: New Ubuntu 11.04 ‘Natty Narwhal’ Released

IPHONE or I-SPY?

Researchers display evidence that iOS 4 records all your travels, again (updated)

If you didn’t already think your smartphone knows too much about you, here’s a handy reminder. A duo of UK researchers have uncovered a potentially worrying (and oddly enough, undocumented) feature iniOS 4: it asks your iPhone to record your location constantly, then . . . → Read More: IPHONE or I-SPY?