ROUNDUP Apple held their Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) on Monday, June 11. During that conference, they launched new MacBooks, iOS 6 and a whole host of Siri updates (and more besides). Chris Chapman offers the roundup on what came out of Cupertino today.Read more on News »
UPDATE Hello! It's me again, with another update to HackIt. If you remember, HackIt 2.0 was when we announced that we'd be moving to individual blogs on a WordPress-based system, migrating from our Drupal site. Since then, we started numbering our site releases and major changes to our site code by versions. When we carried out our site-wide redesign and rolled out the same constant theme to all of our sites (as you will have seen on the News site before we rolled it out everywhere else), we numbered that version HackIt 2.1. Now we're bringing another update to the table - HackIt 2.2.The new front page is here!
We've finally rolled out the new front page. As you can see, I'm writing this down here in the bottom left corner of the new page. Let me do the obligatory and take you over the new features in long-winded textual form, even though you can probably see them in their full glory right on the page.
ROUNDUP Apple held their annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) today, during which they announced a whole host of updates to their products. Here is HackIt's roundup of all of the news from WWDC.Kindle Touch lands in the UK
FINALLY Amazon's touch-screen e-reader, the Kindle Touch, has arrived on Amazon.co.uk. The device, which will cost £109 (or £169 for the 3G version) when released, is available for pre-order today through the company's UK site.Iran cuts off Internet access
CENSORSHIP Iran has cut off access to the Internet inside the country, leaving millions without email, social networks and other sites. Sources inside the country confirmed earlier today that Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo mail are no longer accessible, as well as Facebook.Facebook files $5bn IPO
FINANCE Facebook have filed their enthusiastically anticipated initial public offering, joining many other social media and technology giants. Today, Wednesday 1st February 2012, Facebook filed an S-1 form with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), declaring their intent to go public and start selling shares. According to the filing, Facebook expects to raise $5 billion from the IPO. In comparison, Google's IPO, which was the last major technology company to go public, raised $1.9 billion.DNS blocking removed from SOPA, to opponents’ delight
The Stop Online Piracy act, or SOPA, which is currently making its way through United States Congress, has been altered to remove the Domain Name System (DNS) blocking requirement. This removes the Internet censorship component of the bill - for now.