Tech Today: New iCloud apps coming, Microsoft quits CES

Apple is looking for a developer to create new iCloud apps, while Microsoft has revealed its keynote at CES will be the company's last. Meanwhile researches have used Twitter to conclude the world is unhappier

Apple looking to add more apps to iCloud
iCloud may have only just launched but Apple is already looking for someone to spearhead the creation of new apps for the online storage platform. A recent job posting uncovered by AppleInsider shows the company is looking for an "iCloud Application Developer.
"The iCloud team is looking for a proactive, creative-minded (engineer) to build the next generation of cocoa-based client applications that integrate tightly with a set of cloud based services," the posting reads.
Link: AppleInsider

Twitter shows the world is less happy
Research from the University of Vermont have determined the world is on a three year downer after attributing "happiness values" to 46 billion words posted on Twitter over the last three years. Pancakes were given a high happiness rating and suicide was given an unhapy rating. According to the graph collated by the team, we're becoming less happier.
Link:Gizmodo

Microsoft to quit CES after 2012 expo
Steve Ballmer's keynote address at CES will be his company's last. Microsoft have announced that the January tech fest no longer fits in with its product cycle. The Big M has traditionally kicked-off the event with a host of high profile announcement. The original Xbox arrived at CES back in the day.
Link: TechRadar

Sony Ericsson says Android 4.0 coming March/April
Sony Ericsson has offered a detailed breakdown of when its handsets will be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In late March or early April the Xperia Arc S, Neo V and Ray will get the latest version, while the Xperia Arc, Neo, Play, Mini, Mini Pro and Active will receive a 4.0 upgrade over Wi-Fi and 3G in May.
Link:The Verge

Facebook agrees to Irish privacy demands
Following a report from Irish regulators, Facebook has agreed to be more transparent about it's facial recognition tech and give users more information on how to greater control their privacy settings. Facebook will also work to "minimize the amount of information collected about people who are not logged in to Facebook."
Link: PC Mag

 

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