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Submission + - Facebook launches photo comments

marta_moreira writes: This Wednesday, Facebook, announced that people could now add photos to comment threads using a new Attach a Photo button. Initially, uploads of photo comments will be restricted only to the Facebook Web site and mobile site.

According with Facebook engineer Bob Baldwin, the new addition was created because, “sometimes showing a photo helps me tell a story much better than words alone." And has the purpose of “make threads with friends more expressive and engaging".

Obviously, theres the potential for spam, abuse, and just plain ugly comment threads.

Submission + - New software causes console fault for PS3

marta_moreira writes: Sony released this Tuesday the new PlayStation 4 which was a success not only because is going to be $100 cheaper than the new Xbox , but also because won more attention regarding the E3 show. However, this new release brought a new software which disables the PlayStation 3 users to have access to the console's on-screen navigation.

The problem is being fixed and Sony advises the PS3 users to wait for a new upgrade instead of trying to fix it.

Submission + - SPAM: Chinas Huawei launches world's slimmest smartphone

marta_moreira writes: The china-based company, the largest telecommunications equipment provider in the world, announced the Ascend P6, the first high-end Smartphone.

The Ascend P6 Smartphone at 6.18 millimetres (0.24in) thick, has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera, designed for taking pictures of the owner to be share on social media networks. Comes in white, black and baby pink, and the aluminium is very similar of the iPhone. On sale from July with a recommended price £385, or £21 a month with a contract.

Submission + - Huawei Ascend P6: Super-skinny smartphone

marta_moreira writes: Huawei has unveiled what it says is the world's thinnest smartphone .

Ascend P6 smartphone is the world’s thinnest at 6.18 millimeters (0.24in) and it has a 5 megapixel front camera for "high quality" self-portraits. Comes in white, black and baby pink, and the aluminium is very similar of the iPhone.

On sale from July, and with a recommended price of €449 (£385), or £21 a month with a contract, it will ship first in Huawei’s home market, China, this month and in July will go on sale through European network operators.

Ascend P6 smartphones marks the latest phase in Huawei’s bid to challenge Apple and Samsung.

Submission + - 10,000 Apple accounts subject to data requests

marta_moreira writes: Apple says it had received between 4,000 and 5,000 requests for data over 6-month period from U.S. law . The company, it had sought U.S. government permission to be able to share how many requests it received and how it handled them. Those requests were made as part of Prism, a program that takes large beams of data and helps the government find discrete, manageable strands of information.

According to the company, most of the requests were made by police investigating crimes in order to find missing people, try to prevent suicide or try to locate a patient with Alzheimer’s disease.

The company also made clear how much access the government has. “We do not provide any government agency with direct access to our servers, and any government agency requesting customer content must get a court order,” Apple said in a statement on its website.

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