Stories by Daniel Ionescu

New Sony Vaio Z is thinner, lighter than MacBook Air

Sony has introduced a new Vaio Z laptop to rival Apple's MacBook Air slenderness. Sony's new carbon fibre laptop is not only thinner and lighter than the Air, but also packs a punch in the specs department.

Anonymous Picks up Slack as LulzSec Calls it Quits

Hacking season is not over yet. Even though LulzSec, the group of hackers who made a name for themselves by hacking Sony, Nintendo, and <a href="">PBS</a> among others, <a href="">called it quits</a> on Saturday, another group wants to pick up the slack.

Nokia N9: Why you shouldn't buy this device

Nokia has unveiled the N9, its latest flagship smartphone, the first device to run the Meego operating system. Meego has been heralded as Nokia's strategic move against increased competition from rivals Apple and Google.

Facebook photo app targets Instagram, Color

Facebook is reportedly looking to overshadow the recent success of photo-sharing iPhone apps such as Instagram and Color with its own photo-oriented app. TechCrunch says it has received a load of images and documents relating to Facebook's plans to launch a standalone app, which will tap into the 6 billion photo uploads the social network receives every month.

New iPhone ready to roll in September?

Apple didn't say one word about the next iPhone at WWDC last week, but it seems the next-generation smartphone is ready to rock your world this fall. 9 To 5 Mac says it has learnt from "a previously accurate Apple source" that the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S has reached final testing stage and is on track for a September launch.

Apple iCloud: 5 burning questions

Apple is set to unveil a sleeve of cloud services called iCloud. Apple boss Steve Jobs will make the long-awaited announcement June 6 at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Web-based Windows Phone 7 app store arriving with Mango

Microsoft is putting together a Web-based version of its application store for Windows Phone 7 smartphones, in the fashion of leading app stores from Apple and Google. The Web-based Windows Phone 7 Marketplace will arrive this autumn, in time for the release of Mango, Microsoft's latest update of its smartphone operating system.

Microsoft: 500 new features in Windows Phone 7.5 update

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the next Windows Phone OS update codenamed Mango will bring more than 500 new features. Speaking at a developers' forum in Japan on Monday, Ballmer didn't give away too many details about the update but promised to unveil more on Tuesday at a scheduled event in New York. Until then, we have a clue or two about what's coming.

Playboy unloads wares on the iPad

Playboy managed to bypass Apple's puritan rule over the App Store and launch a Web app containing all the back issues of the adult magazine.

Adobe Photoshop iPad apps arrive

Adobe's Photoshop companion apps for Apple's iPad are now available in the App Store. The three apps, Color Lava, Eazel and Nav, were first announced last month and follow an update for Adobe Photoshop CS5, which is required in order to use the companion apps. The apps work with Photoshop for PCs and Macs.