Google today unveiled a fresh look for its YouTube video Web site, going with a cleaner design that emphasizes subscriptions and channels even more than before. The company made the announcement on its blog, running through some of the changes. Those changes include placing the video at the top of the page, putting it front and center for the viewer, and adding...

Sony has announced a new, budget Android phone called the Xperia E, and just in case anybody is confused over its position in the market, it has labelled it as the “no-nonsense Android smartphone.” That’s that cleared up, then. Keeping that in mind, don’t be expecting any mind-blowing spec details, but it does have one ace card to play. The phone has a 3.5-inch touchscreen with a 320 x 480 pixel resolution, driven by a single-core, 1GHz Snapdragon MSM7227A processor, also known as the Snapdragon S1 which has been used in many...

Launched back at the end of July, Microsoft’s rebranded Outlook.com has seen some impressive growth over the past four months. The email service has attracted an average of more than 6 million users per month since its inception, and earned 25 million users as of November. Competitors like Yahoo! Mail and Gmail are still quite a bit ahead of Outlook when it...

Looking towards Mountain View to provide a suite of digital tools for your new business? Make sure to pen per-user costs into your ledger – Google Apps isn’t free anymore. According to Google’s enterprise blog, the basic Google Apps package is being abandoned to streamline the service, offering businesses a single, $50 per user option that promises...

Google’s just flipped the switch on updates for its maps of ten European countriesand regions: Andorra, Bulgaria, Estonia, Gibraltar, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. As part of Page And Co.’s Ground Truth project, the refresh increases the accuracy and detail of maps by combining human input with a wide array of data, such...

Kyoto’s gaming giant isn’t content with bragging about its Black Friday sales alone — it wants the world to know how it did for the entire month of November. According to NPD data, Nintendo sold over 1.75 million hardware units last month, marking the company’s 36th 30-day sales period since 2004 to breach the seven digit threshold. Although handheld...

The iPhone 5 is selling at a brisk pace, analysts at investment bank Canaccord Genuity say, and supply for Apple’s newest smartphone has “dramatically improved.” Based on channel checks in November, the company has found “very strong sales” of the iPhone 5 at AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, as well as in international markets. Given the checks, as well as Apple’s...

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Near the end of a more than three hour hearing between Apple and Samsung, a California judge once again asked both sides to put an end to the dispute. “It’s time for global peace,” U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh told both companies, with a sense of exasperation. “Is there anything the court can do? I’m more...

It took just four days for Windows 8 to hit four million machines (ours included), and in just over a month, Microsoft has managed to sell some 40 million licenses of its tiled OS. To date, Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades, but given that the company had moved 600 million copies of the latter back in June, the new kid on the software block still has quite a ways to go. The...