Trevor Mogg

Trevor Mogg

Not so many moons ago, Trevor moved from one tea-loving island nation that drives on the left (Britain) to another (Japan). As far as electronics are concerned, he's in the right place, with the East Asian country continuing to produce a plethora of gadgets and gizmos for tech addicts around the world. When not writing for Digital Trends, Trevor can be found out and about taking far too many photos, or in front of his computer trying to sort them all out.

Street View update: Google pushes out a ton of new data for European locations

Google has pushed out lots of new and refreshed Street View imagery for various European locations, with Bulgaria making its debut on the service. New data for 200 cities in Russia has also been added, together with new imagery for a bunch of UK locations.

Web

Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy announces resignation as company reports strong Q4 results

Long-time Pandora boss Joe Kennedy said Thursday he intends to step down from the top job as soon as the board finds a replacement. His announcement came just after the company released better-than-expected Q4 financial results. So what's going on?

Social Media

Street View: Google to map deserted town evacuated after Fukushima disaster

A town in Japan evacuated in March 2011 after a meltdown at the nearby Fukushima nuclear facility is being mapped by Google. Street View cars began collecting data in the deserted town this week, with images expected to appear online in the next few months.

Web

KFC’s UK branches to roll out free Wi-Fi, greasy smartphone screens likely

Following in the footsteps of fast food rival McDonald’s, British branches of KFC are set to introduce free Wi-Fi for all customers. Wonder if meals will come with a few extra wet wipes....

Mobile

Google’s Public Alerts service launches in Japan, offers up-to-date information during natural disasters

Google has launched its Public Alerts service for people living in Japan. The online system will provide up-to-the-minute information and relevant emergency alerts in the event of a natural disaster.

Web

Twitter updates mobile apps with enhancements to search, browsing and more

Twitter has released another update for its iOS and Android apps. Its mobile site has also been tweaked. Inbound are 'top tweets' for some searches, an option to 'view more from this time", an improved autocomplete function and more.

Mobile

Apple launches iBookstore in Japan, goes up against Google, Amazon and Rakuten

Apple launched its iBookstore in Japan on Tuesday. With millions of people in the East Asian nation owning iPhones and iPads, the new market is sure to be a lucrative one for the Cupertino company.

Apple

Google Play gift cards launch in UK, available from Tesco and Morrisons

UK-based gift card fans – if there is such a thing – will be over the moon to learn that Google Play cards are now on sale at branches of Tesco and Morrisons, available in denominations of £10, £25 and £50.

Android Army

Apple introduces $1,100 21.5-inch iMac for educational institutions

Apple is making a push for the education market with the launch of a new model targeting schools. Costing $1,100, the 21-inch, 3.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i3 machine comes with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.

Apple

Google updates Maps for iPhone with local icons, Google Contacts search and more

In its first update since launching its new Maps app for iDevices three months ago, Google has introduced a number of new features, including new icons for quick local searches and integration with Google Contacts.

Apple

Say what? Apple nearly called the iPhone the ‘TelePod’, ‘Mobi’, ‘TriPod’ and even ‘iPad’

The iPhone almost wasn't called the iPhone. It was nearly called the 'TelePod’, ‘Mobi’, ‘TriPod’ and even ‘iPad’. The behind-the-scenes details were revealed on Monday by Ken Segall, a former ad agency creative director who once worked closely…

Apple

World’s largest LED light sculpture to illuminate San Francisco’s Bay Bridge from Tuesday

You have to feel for San Francisco's Bay Bridge. For years it’s always been 'Golden Gate THIS' and 'Golden Gate THAT'. Not for much longer though, as the less famous structure is about to become part of the world's largest ever light sculpture.

Cool Tech

Netflix unlikely to develop BlackBerry 10 app anytime soon, report says

According to a report on Monday, video streaming service Netflix has "no current plans" to develop an app – native or port – for the BlackBerry 10 platform. Last month it was claimed that Instagram was also holding off developing an app for the new…

Mobile

Twitter to kill off TweetDeck’s iPhone, Android, and AIR apps, web apps will stay

If you're an avid user of TweetDeck for iPhone or Android, then the news isn't good. The Twitter-owned company said on Monday it'll soon be ending support for the mobile apps, concentrating instead on improving its web apps.

Mobile

Google gift cards priced for UK, should roll out soon

Google Play gift cards look set to roll out in the UK soon, with the Mountain View company publishing on its website details of pricing denominations for the UK market: £10, £25 and £50. The cards are good for purchases from the Google Play store.

Android Army