O2 has this week reached the 10 million customer mark for its personalised media platform, O2 More. The O2 More platform now accounts for almost 50 per cent of the network carrier's total customer base. O2 More is an advertising service that uses permission based, aggregated customer data to provide targeted media messaging. It sends consumers one message a day, detailing special offers, and has been used by House of Fraser, Bulmers Cider and the Co-operative Group.
Facebook is showing its support for its home troops by launching a programme aimed at military personnel, their families and veterans - by providing them with customised resources in the event of their content being reported as harmful or suicidal. This comes as a suicide prevention extension from last December, when Facebook gave users the ability to alert the site if their friends had posted any suicidal thoughts by clicking a link next to the statement.
The Samsung Galaxy S III will be on sale at the end of the month, but unfortunately, the Samsung Wireless Charging Dock won't be. The official wireless charging kit allows the owner to juice up their smartphone without having to bother with pesky cables or sockets, and it's clever enough to switch itself off, when the battery power has been fully topped up.
New rumours from Asian suppliers suggest that Apple has already confirmed orders for the next generation of the iPhone. Pegatron Technology is believed to be the involved supplier. The Taiwanese website Digi Times has suggested that the sixth generation iPhone will be introduced to the market, in September. Previous rumours on this matter have predicted the next iPhone might be released in October.
A couple of days ago, Apple decided to do a little in-house cleaning with its browser - by releasing a new version of its Safari, with the intended purpose to patch four security vulnerabilities. Also, Apple blocked out of date versions of Flash Player "that do not include the latest security updates" from running on Safari. This decision is similar to last month's move to stop a Java plug-in to run automatically.