Google has released five new themes for its GMail email service today. Users can now choose between a black and white theme, Android, scenic tree tops and a hand drawn inbox. There are now 40 themes (if you count the custom theme) available for GMail.
Futurist Ross Dawson has released a “Newspaper Extinction Timeline” where he maps out how quickly we can expect newspapers to remain significant around the world. The first nations to leave behind the much loved newspaper and embrace media consumption majorly through digital devices will be the USA in 2017, followed by the UK and Iceland in 2019.
Since being upgraded to #newtwitter we at The Sociable have noticed that when our Twitter account is over capacity we are being presented with the message below rather than Yiying Lu's famous (or infamous) Fail Whale image.
Mozilla, the makers of Firefox, have released specifications for an open app store standard in the hopes to combat Apple’s domination of the lucrative apps market. Their release follows Opera’s calls on Monday for an open browser addon standard.
The makers of Opera are calling for the creation of web opera browser addon standards. Håkon Wium Lie, the chief technology officer of Opera believes that the browser addon market needs to be standardised to help both programmers and users.
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners at last night's Irish Web Awards in the Mansion House, Dublin. The Irish Times scooped the prestigious Grand Prix award, as well as the award for Best online Publication.
As you might have seen with our blanket coverage Google Street View was launched in Ireland today. The actual service will go live on Friday afternoon (although we have discovered a nice trick to allow you to use it before then).
As speculated in a previous post, Google officially announced the launch of Street View in Ireland today. A total of 80,000km of panoramic imagery of Irish streets and roads will be made available on Google Maps from tomorrow night, including the cities of Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, and Waterford.
Shortlists for the Irish Web Awards 2010 have been announced with over 700 unique entries in 28 different categories. The preliminary round of judging has taken place with all shortlisted entries now published on their website.