Cats, apps and a digital splash

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am


1 Looking 4 Myself (Deluxe Version), Usher

2 + (Deluxe Version), Ed Sheeran

3 Clockwork Angels, Rush

4 PTX Volume 1, Pentatonix

5 The Lion the Beast the Beat (Deluxe Edition), Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

6 Punching Bag, Josh Turner

7 Synthetica, Metric

8 Born and Raised, John Mayer

9 There's No Leaving Now, The Tallest Man On Earth

10 21, Adele

New trend on the web

Facebook App Centre

Last week Facebook officially launched its App Centre. You might be thinking, 'Isn't there a page on Facebook for apps and games already?' And you'd be absolutely right. What the new app centre does is link the apps you have on your smartphone to your Facebook profile so your friends can see which ones you use and recommend.

The App Centre currently has more than 600 apps, but none of them are new. Rather than being an app store like iTunes or Google Play, it actually acts more like a middle man for them. Users can see the most popular apps, or the ones their friends have, through the app centre. If they see one they want, they can click on it and will be sent to iTunes or Google Play.

The new feature can be accessed through Facebook's mobile app, on the computer and on the mobile site.

Top photo

Meet Garfield, the world's fattest cat.

The kitty weighs more than 18kg. It was recently brought to the North Shore Animal League America shelter in Long Island, New York, after its owner passed away. They are now helping him lose some weight in the hope of finding a new owner who can be fully committed to maintaining his health and happiness.

It is unknown whether lasagne played a role in his gigantic size.

In other news ...

Readers of the Swiss newspaper Neue Zurcher Zeitung (NZZ) came across a rather unusual front page last Friday. There were no words on it, just numbers; and to be more specific, just ones and zeros.

The ones and zeros actually represent words, but only to a computer. To celebrate the launch of its digital edition, NZZ published its entire front page in binary code, the language used to represent text in a computer processor. Only the date, publishing number, price, website link and advert did not receive the treatment.

NZZ, first published in 1780, is one of the world's oldest papers.

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