Groups on Facebook have now been bestowed with the power to use the file-sharing tool - with yesterday's update marking the rollout of the service. Introduced last month, the function was initially limited to its "Groups for Schools" initiative, allowing Group members to share documents including lecture notes and schedules, with each file upload limited to 25MB.
Starting this summer, Europeans who are vacationing on the Continent will enjoy lower charges for mobile roaming. European lawmakers have voted on the first EU control over consumer charging on mobile Internet use. They have decided to restrict the strict price caps on "rip-off" charges. Digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes, has explained to the European Parliament at the start of the week, that high roaming charges are "an obstacle to the single market."
The latest edition of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday is now available on Windows Update and it addresses over 23 flaws found across multiple platforms, as well as fixing several critical issues which could have been exploited by malware infections. All of these problems are described by seven different bulletins with three of them being marked as critical, with the other four highlighted as important.
Samsung's flagship handset, the new Samsung Galaxy S III, is now available for pre-order at Vodafone in the UK. The network carrier is currently offering an introductory deal of 2GB of mobile data and 2GB of BT Openzone access. The 16GB version of the Galaxy S3 is available free on a £41, 24-month price plan. This plan offers 900 minutes, unlimited texts and the above offer.
Yesterday, reports about Apple's failed negotiations with Proview to settle the dispute over the iPad trademark in China appeared in the media. Proview's lawyers have explained that there is "a big gap" between Apple's offer and the expectations of the Chinese company. We are now able to understand exactly how far apart this gap is, with a recent report from Sina suggesting that Proview wants 25 times more than Apple offered.