It’s Sunday so it’s time for yet another edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News, your weekly roundup of the week’s tech news stories.
Of course, Apple had their earnings report which comes out once every quarter. For the first time, their profit had declined with earning per share down to $10.09(£6.52) from just $12.30(£7.95). There has not been a lot of innovations coming out of Apple very recently. This could allow its rivals in the smartphone, desktop, laptop, and tablet spaces to make their moves.
Nokia’s Asha 210 runs on the firm’s proprietary Series 40 operating system and will be targeted at consumers in emerging markets looking for a cheaper alternative to the Finnish firm’s Windows Phone range and other companies’ smartphones. The feature triggers WhatsApp, a cross-platform messaging app, which offers a free alternative to SMS texts. HTC and Nokia have previously released handsets with Facebook-devoted buttons, but this marks a first for WhatsApp.
Canonical has released version 13.04 of Ubuntu. The latest version of this flavour of Linux gives you better integration with your social networks, new ways to manage your windows and improved sync and bluetooth menus. You can go ahead and download your copy today from Ubuntu.com. If you still want the previous version of 12.04 which is supported until April 2017.
Google has acquired news stream service Wavii for an estimated $30m (£18m).Wavii, which was launched last year, offers customised news feed to users, summarising news stories, tweets and blogs related to their interests.
Spanish police have arrested a Dutchman suspected of being behind one of the biggest ever web attacks. The 35 year-old-man was detained in Barcelona following a request from the Dutch public prosecutor. The attack bombarded the websites of anti-junk mail outfit Spamhaus with huge amounts of data in an attempt to knock them offline.
So what about you? What has been your favourite tech news story of the week? Let me know in the comments.