The MeeGo way of handling multiple applications is so cool that it was always a matter of time before it found its way to other platforms. And iOS users are the first lucky ones who get to try it, thanks to a tweak created by the popular developer chpwn.
The tweak called Zephyr lets you manage apps by pushing them away from the screen, just like you would on a Nokia N9. And the smoothness is all there too. Read more »
Nokia just announced that a second beta version of its Nokia Link software is now available for download. The app that lets you sync the multimedia files on your Nokia N9 with your computer is now compatible with Windows Vista and Windows XP in addition to the previously supported Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
You are also now able to copy mobile content to and from smart playlists in iTunes and Windows Media Player. Plus, the Nokia software developers claim to have streamlined the process of deleting files from the smartphone. Read more »
We got yet another high-end Android smartphone to complete our battery test trials. The Meizu MX came up as a large unknown to our office, but quickly started earning fans among the team and completed our review as one of the very decent droids out there.
With a 1600 mAh battery and a 4″ screen with a resolution of 960 x 640 pixels, we were expecting a result somewhere in the middle of the pack and that’s about what we got from the MX. Read more »
China is finally done with the development of its own geo-positioning system. Named Beidou, the new GPS alternative promises to provide your location with accuracy of up to 10 meters, your speed without erring by more than 0.2 m/s and give you the exact time plus minus 0.02 millionth of a second.
To put things into perspective, the American GPS has a margin of error of 20 meters when finding your location. Read more »
It’s finally here, folks – the droid you have all been looking for has finally arrived at our doorstep. We’ve obviously been very good this year as Santa sent us the most amazing Christmas gift in the face of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (in fact he sent us two of those).
We’ve already rolled up our sleeves and started inspecting the Android Ice Cream Sandwich flagship and we hope to be back with the answers of all your questions sometimes next week. Read more »
Android users have been rightfully jealous of iOS for having exclusivity of one of the hottest racing games for some time now. Fortunately, EA has finally decided to right the wrong and brought Real Racing 2 to the Android market.
One of the most elaborate racing games for mobile platforms landed in the official app repository of the platform the other day and has already gathered a significant amount of downloads. Read more »
The hacking community is on a roll. Over the past days and weeks we saw about a dozen Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs for difference smartphones surface and we even got to play with one of them.
Now, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 joins the list of devices to get unofficial Android 4.0 support. Samsung promised that this one will get an official ICS update, but thanks to the omnipotent devs at the XDA-developers you don’t have to wait that long to try it out. Read more »
Yet another high-end phone appeared at our doorstep today. The LG Optimus LTE SU6200 is the pioneer of the company’s brand new AH-IPS display, which aims to challenge the best on the market.
As usual on such occasions we thought you might be interested in seeing a quick hands-on video garnished with our first impressions of the smartphone. Read more »
The only thing we love more than high-quality apps are high-quality apps for free. And thanks to the latest GetJar promotion you will be able to get more than a 100 of those on your droid.
All you need to do is visit GetJar’s mobile website and download their Android app. From there you can browse the hundred free titles (including some pretty nice game) and download the ones you are interested in. Read more »
Sony’s latest portable gaming console is obviously doing pretty well. The PS Vita sold 321,407 units in the first two days of its market availability, which is nearly half the amount of the initial shipment (believed to be around 700,000 units).
The sell rate is roughly comparable to that of the original PSP (166,074 units in the first 24h) and Nintendo’s recently launched 3DS (371,326 in the first 48h), so portable consoles are still doing relatively well. Read more »
Touchscreen is cool, but touchless is even cooler. And if a small company XTR3D has its way, we might be getting more of the touchless experience from our TVs and smartphones really soon. XTR3D has developed a Kinect-like system that recognizes your gestures and uses them to control various devices.
There’s no need for remote controls or touching the actual device, you just wave your hand and, for example, the next channel comes up or the volume increases. The XTR3D technology also allows hands-free operation of your smartphone, which sounds really convenient for use while driving. Read more »
Asus delivered on their promise to make the Transformer Prime available on 19th December and users who placed a pre-order on Amazon.com got their shipping notifications over the past couple of days. The quad-core tablet is now on its way to its first US adopters and just as rumors, takers aren’t in short supply.
The other major retailer that will sell the Transformer Prime in the US, Best Buy, is also expected to start shipping the first orders this week, so units should arrive in time for Christmas. Read more »
For all the features that iTunes offers, it’s still one of the least convenient ways of managing the content of your iDevice. Its performance is hardly spectacular, its usability is mediocre and its inability to upload files to a single device from multiple computers is downright baffling. Enter CopyTrans – a third party app that promises to allow uploading content to your iPhone/iPad/iPod without the hassle of the official Apple software.
Compatible with all iOS versions, CopyTrans lets you drag and drop single files to your iDevice. It works with music tracks, videos and even apps now so chances are you’ll only need iTunes rarely. There’s no need to sync the whole library either, so transfers are much quicker and convenient here. Read more »
Facebook has updated its iOS application, introducing the newly introduced Timeline profile interface to the Apple platform. The social giant has released an update of its app for the iPhone allowing it to have a taste of the latest and greatest it has to offer.
Right now Timeline isn’t available to the other major iDevice – the iPad, but Facebook says it’s “coming soon”. Still, iPad users will get a few extra features with the new update. Read more »
What are you supposed to do if you are a nice old man with not much to do for 364 days of the year and have 3.7 billion appointments on the 365th? You get an iPhone 4S and use Siri to organize the whole thing, of course.
Or at least that’s what Apple want to make you believe with the latest video ad of its smartphone. And no matter if you like the iPhone 4S or not, you have to admit that the clip is pretty darn good. Read more »