It’s sunday, so it’s time for another edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News.
In the USA, a bill known as CISPA was passed in the US house and now moves on into the US senate for another vote. The new law would allow the government to spy on your emails, activity on social networks, and activity on the web. However, Barack Obama(president of the USA) has said that he will veto(to stop something from getting signed into law) CISPA if he does get asked to sign it into law.
Tickets for Apple’s Worldwide Developers’ Conference(WWDC) went on sale this week and within two hours of going online, they were sold out. Due to take place between 11th June and 15th June 2012, this conference will allow developers of many iOS applications to get access to Apple’s engineers and seek the help they need.
It has been a big week on the cloud storage front, Lacie’s gave users of their Wuala service an additional 3GB of cloud storage. This makes the amount of free storage available 5GB from what was originally 2GB. Users simply have to log-in to their Wuala account via the desktop Wuala application and the 3GB will be added automatically. In addition to that,
Mozilla released version 12 of their FireFox web browser. As part of this new release, users running Windows vista or later will only be prompted once to give permission after installing FireFox for the first time. With FireFox 12, your software updating experience will be similar to Google Chrome in that all software updates(including newer versions of firefox) will be done silently.
A new cloud-based TV service is about to launch. Named Nimble TV, the service will allow you to stream TV from any country and give you the ability to record TV shows over the internet. For example, a US Nimble TV customer would be able to watch TV shows from the UK or France or record those shows and access them from a PC, Mac, iPhone or android device.
After all the rumours and anticipation, Google’s long-awaited Google Drive service has finally launched and is slowly being rolled out to all users. Google gives you 5GB of free storage and offline access to your Google Docs. In addition to the 5GB of free storage, you can pay the following amounts for more storage (prices are in US dollars).
Microsoft are moving along quite fast with the development of Windows 8(their upcoming operating system for tablets, desktops and laptops). Earlier this week, Microsoft announced(via Twitter) that they are going to push out the “Release Preview” of Windows 8 during the first week of July. I of course, will give you my first impressions as soon as I get my hands on it.