Brides and grooms spent more on their big wedding day last year than they have since the beginning of the economic downturn. In 2012, newlyweds (and their families) spent an average of USD 28,427 on weddings and related events the highest amount since 2008, according to an annual survey of 17,500 couples released by wedding website TheKnot.com. Couples increased spending in nearly all
Some people might think, I am crazy or may be some might disagree with my opinion, But I would like to share what I feel. Halal Certificate is a validation done by ACJU to check is there any way that the food or the product has HARAM assortments (HARAM means strictly prohibited in Islam such as Lard, alcohol or any other related byproducts) and cleanliness. YES it is true this is only for
The tech press started buzzing earlier this month with reports that Facebook planned to add VoIP (voice over IP) calling to its Messenger app for the iPhone. The new feature officially arrived, when Facebook released an update for its app. Source : CNN Money Facebook's app transmits calls using your phone's broadband connection, whatever it is 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi. Instead of sucking up your
Security analysts are predicting that 2013 is when nation-sponsored cyberwarfare goes mainstream -- and some think such attacks will lead to actual deaths. In 2012, large-scale cyberattacks targeted at the Iranian government were uncovered, and in return, Iran is believed to have launched massive attacks aimed at U.S. banks and Saudi oil companies. At least 12 of the world's 15 largest
Facebook might not be diving into the external advertising business as quickly as people hoped. The company is rolling back a series of tests involving Facebook Ads appearing on other mobile ad networks. A spokesperson for Facebook told VentureBeat in an email, “We are pausing our mobile ads test off of Facebook. While the results we have seen and the feedback from partners has been
The Mayans weren not the only ones who got it wrong in 2012. Here are a few of the worst predictions of 2012. Apple TV's arrival Apple's fanboys spread product rumors faster than the speed of light, so Jefferies analyst Peter Misek must have known his 2011 notes predicting an Apple television launch in mid-2012 would send Apple fans into states of rapture. Bummer, then, that he turned out to
A handful of small gems, though, have emerged from Microsoft's Windows Store store, includuding one particular standout: Fresh Paint. Source: CNN Money On the surface, Fresh Paint is a straightforward finger-painting app that lets users "draw" on the screen with four different brushes and a color palette. Once you start to play around, though, it becomes clear that this is ...
In the wake of the second-deadliest school shooting in American history, 3-D printer company MakerBot is cracking down on downloadable designs for printable gun parts. Source : CNN Money Like other 3D printers, a MakerBot is a machine that creates physical objects. The printer uses a design file as a blueprint, then fabricates the item from layers of plastic material like powder or
After Instagram changed its terms and condition which gives the company commercial rights to user accounts and images, the site's users revolted. And rightfully so, because in a worst-case scenario, the new rules would allow the company to sell your images to outside parties to use however they please. Source : CNN Money Instagram quickly backtracked, saying that's not what it meant and
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made his largest charitable donation to date. Source : VB soical A week before Christmas, Mark Zuckerberg announced he will be giving almost $500 million in Facebook stock to a Bay Area nonprofit that focuses on improving access to education and health. The beneficiary is the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which rewards grant money to local projects
The tool that promises to launch the next era of websites, smartphone apps and online video is finally finished. Source: CNNMoney HTML5, the long-in-the-works update to the language that powers the Web, is "feature complete," according to an announcement made Monday by the standards-setting Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C). There's still some testing to be done, and it hasn't yet become an
Tired of Apple Maps sending you on wild goose chases? Tell Siri you'd rather get directions from Google Maps no jailbreaking required. Much has been made of the general suckyness of Apple Maps, but, hey, we're stuck with it, right? If you ask Siri for directions, that's gonna be her go-to app. Turns out it doesn't have to be. As discovered by JailbreakNation, there's a simple way to trick
Google Maps for iOS has a brilliant interface, turn-by-turn directions, and Street View. Location search is accurate, and the points-of-interest is extensive. Apart from the positive factors and user experiece there are some drawbacks too. There is no dedicated iPad app or contacts integration. The 3D satellite view requires switching to the Google Earth app, and some aspects of the interface
Facebook breaks its silence, pledging to "remove" language that sparked a revolt among Instagram users concerned their photos would be sold for advertising or marketing purposes. (Credit: James Martin/CNET) Instagram apologized to its users, saying it will "remove" language from its legal terms that would have let it sell users' photos or use them in advertisements. In a blog ...
In its first big policy shift since Facebook bought the photo-sharing site, Instagram claims the right to sell users' photos without payment or notification. Oh, and there's no way to opt out. Instagram said that it has the perpetual right to sell users' photographs without payment or notification, a dramatic policy shift that quickly sparked a public outcry. The new intellectual property
Survey finds Americans more keen to buy an "iTV" than they were the iPhone or iPad Opinions about whether Apple is about to enter the TV set market are about as sharply divided as Fox News and MSNBC. You're either in the Gene Munster camp (It's coming, for sure, in 2013!) or in Jean-Louis Gassée's (It's a pipe dream!). Whichever ...
Android is No. 2 at 35.3%. Windows Phone trails at 6.5% Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster has been analyzing Twitter comments and polling a group of more than 800 consumers to try to gauge demand for Apple's iPhone 5. On Thursday he released his latest findings: As summarized by the chart above, interest in buying an iPhone 5 in the next three months jumped from 47.7% to 54.9% after it was
Apple dominates tablet sales. Now Microsoft is going after the iPad head on. Source: tech.fortune.cnn.com
Deportation. Detention. Barred entry. These are just some of the scenarios that people with HIV have to deal with when it comes to international travel. Now, CEOs from 40 well-known companies are calling for countries to get rid of their HIV-related travel restrictions. Corporate leaders say the travel restrictions are discriminatory and detrimental to the globalized economy, in which
Security firm McAfee on Thursday released a report warning that a massive cyberattack on 30 U.S. banks has been planned, with the goal of stealing millions of dollars from consumers' bank accounts. McAfee's research upheld an October report from RSA, the security wing of IT giant EMC. RSA startled the security world with its announcement that a gang of cybercriminals had developed a