Twitter Releases Top Trends of 2010 for Various Categories

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Twitter launched its year-end top trends list today. The top overall trends for 2010 were as follows: 1. Gulf Oil Spill 2. FIFA World Cup 3. Inception 4. Haiti Earthquake 5. Vuvuzela 6. Apple iPad 7. Google Android 8. Justin Bieber 9. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows 10. Pulpo Paul Twitter also broke down the top trends for several …

Top 10 Technology Trends on Twitter 2010

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Twitter has released its 2010 year in review. Under the technology trend category, Apple took 4 out of 10 possible spots. The top tech spot belonged to ‘Apple iPad‘. The other three most mentioned Apple products were ‘Apple iOS’ (3rd), ‘Apple iPhone‘ (4th) and ‘MacBook Air’ (9th). The next technology company that was most mentioned is Google. […] Related posts: …

Mashable Readers Miss Being “Fans” on Facebook

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In the good old days, Facebook users “became a fan” of their favorite teams, celebrities, objects, and personalities. A month and a half ago though, that all changed. Facebook Pages switched from “Become a Fan” to “Like” in order to lower the bar for users to engage and connect with brands. The change hasn’t been the most popular one though, …

iPod touch Edges Out Zune HD in Reader Poll

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Another edition in our Faceoff Series wrapped up today, and it was a close match. We asked you to vote on two top MP3 players, the iPod touch vs. the Zune HD. The results are now in, and Apple’s iPod touch bested the Microsoft Zune HD, although both players turned in a respectable finish. The iPod touch garnered 54% of …

iPhone 3G Running Android [VIDEO]

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We’ve already seen a first generation iPhone hacked into accepting the Android operating system, and now the same hacker, David Wang, has managed to install Android on an iPhone 3G. By Wang’s own admission, this port is “slightly more rough” than the previous one, but you can use the Android OS to browse the web, send SMS, or run any …

Next-Gen iPhone Defeats Droid Incredible in Reader Poll

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The next generation of smartphones are going to be on the market ver soon, but two will clearly dominate the discussion: the Android-based Droid Incredible by HTC and the 4th generation iPhone, whose pics have leaked out all across the web. We asked you, the readers, to choose between the next-gen iPhone and the Droid Incredible for our weekly Web …

iPad Dominates the Netbook in Reader Vote

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If you’re in the market for a smaller-scale computing device, which one should you get: the netbook with its physical keyboard or the iPad, which has sold more than 450,000 units in less than a week? That was the question for this week’s Web Faceoff, our weekly poll series where we ask you, the reader, to choose between two web …

New Apple Ad Promotes the iPhone’s Shopping Savvy [VIDEO]

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It hasn’t even been a week since the iPad launch, but Apple’s already back on the marketing trail to promote the iPhone 3GS. Today’s iPhone ad focuses around the shopping experience and how the iPhone can help. Of course, it promotes the iPhone’s web browsing capabilities, SMS/MMS interface, and its thousands of apps — the Red Laser barcode-reading app gets …

Opera Mini Submitted to Apple’s App Store. Your Move, Apple

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Opera is playing a somewhat odd game with Apple. Their Opera Mini and Opera Mobile browsers are great mobile browsers, but the iPhone already has a great mobile browser — Safari. This fact alone wouldn’t be that big of a problem if Apple’s rules weren’t prohibiting other apps to duplicate the functionality of their own apps. Simply put, if Apple …

Nexus One Sales Are Lackluster: Here’s Why

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Ten weeks after the launch of Google’s Nexus One smartphone, sales continue to remain slow. Mobile analytics firm Flurry, who also projected first week and first month sales for the snazzy device, has just released its latest sales estimates, deducing that in 74 days, 135,000 devices have been sold. This is in sharp contrast to the Motorola DROID and the …

Rock Out with PixieTea and Her Amazing iPhone Band [VIDEO]

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Remember the Stanford iPhone Orchestra and their kick-ass musical stylings? Well, there’s a new smartphone virtuoso on the scene by the name of PixieTea who could become more synonymous with the word “telephone” than Lady Gaga herself. The Chinese artist created a video and song — mostly on an iPhone 3GS — that has been going viral over in China. …

Xbox LIVE Beats PlayStation Network in Reader Vote

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We had a very hotly contested matchup this week in our long-running Faceoff series, with Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE going up against Sony’s PlayStation Network for favorite online console gaming service. After an astounding 35,055 votes we’re ready to declare the winner… … and Xbox LIVE takes the win! They’ll obviously get an achievement rather than a trophy for this victory. …