Google Now, Google’s new voice search feature for Jelly Bean introduced during Google I/O last week, is now available for download on all AOSP ICS devices as well.
As is usually the case with exclusive apps and features introduced in a new Android build, the folks over at xda-developers forums were able to get their hands on the apk, and successfully port it over to Android 4.0. Read more »
One of the most prominent members of the Final Fantasy legacy, Final Fantasy III, just made its way to Android with improved visuals.
After more than a year of being available on iOS, the FF III port is of the updated 2006 version which features full 3D graphics. The title is already available at the Google Play store for the rather steep price of $15.99. Read more »
Samsung has launched an app which allows Galaxy S III owners to sync their smartphones with certain medical equipment to effectively measure and monitor vital health statistics.
S Health can connect to various weight, blood pressure or glucose monitors to present a health profile over a period of time that can be viewed or shared via SNS services. Read more »
The TravelMate B113 ultraportable laptop has been launched by Acer, offering 4GB of RAM, 500GB of storage, and a 11.6 inch display running at 1366×768 pixel resolution.
If you’re looking for a compact laptop but don’t want to break the bank by springing for an ultrabook, the TravelMate series is offered at some very competitive prices. Read more »
Whether it be for a quick one shot task or just a game to kill some time, we’ve all bought an app on impulse that we quickly come to loathe for one reason or another, all the more so because we paid money for it.
While it may be too late to get your money back for your particular regretful purchase, there is a way to get a refund on your next one, if you act quickly enough. Read more »
Box.com’s recently released OneCloud platform, aimed at providing enterprise level cloud storage solutions, is now available to Android users.
OneCloud is designed to allow third-party app developers the ability to sync to a Box account from within their app, which eliminates the problems when trying to view files edited via a mobile platform in a desktop environment. Read more »
We’ve had a lot of requests for all sorts of tests of the PureView’s camera capabilities, and one which caught our eye was using the device to shoot one of our hands-on videos.
And what more appropriate smartphone to put in front of the camera than…another PureView! PureViewception anyone? Check out our video to see how well it did. Read more »
The Nike+ running app provides a nifty way to track your workouts as well as receive recommendations on how to improve for your next workout, as well as compete against your friends or anyone in the Nike+ community.
The app, which has been an iOS-exclusive until now, finally lets Android users join the party. Read more »
Flipboard, the social and news aggregation app, is set to receive Google+ integration as Google announced a new partnership with its developer. The deal includes the launch of a new API specially formulated to write content for Flipboard.
Soon, Flipboard will be able to show your Google+ stream alongside your Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as news and RSS feeds. Read more »
If you’re ever lost in the wilderness and your cellphone is busted or has no signal, you’re not as totally screwed as you may think.
It turns out that you can make yourself a handful of nifty survival tools if you crack open your cellphone. And these just may save your life Read more »
By now we’re all familiar with the PlayBook’s ability to run Android apps, but a video has surfaced allegedly showing iOS running on the RIM tablet.
Codenamed ‘Brine’, the emulator is shown running a plethora of iOS games, as well as the TomTom navigation system. Read more »
An ASUS representative at the Computex trade show in Taipei has confirmed that the first Nexus tablet from Google will be produced by ASUS, and will be unveiled before the end of June.
Coincidentally, Google’s popular I/O conference is set for June 27th and 28th, so things are ripe for a tablet-related announcement by the tech giant. Read more »
Australia’s Consumer and Competition Commission has fined Apple $2.25 million AUD, plus legal fees, for advertising misleading 4G capabilities on the new iPad.
The device is rated to work only on the 700Mhz and 2100Mhz 4G bands, which are currently not supported in Australia. Read more »
A new type of capacitive display allows any type of button to protrude from a touchscreen on command. When no longer needed, the buttons drop back down seamlessly into the screen.
Combining the best aspects of a touchscreen interface with physical keys, this Tactile Layer technology from Tactus could drive the final nail in the hardware QWERTY keyboard’s coffin. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy Pocket is a budget offering from Samsung, which aims to scrape the bottom of the Android barrel by luring users into the smartphone game for cheap.
It packs a meager 2.8 inch screen of QVGA resolution, a QVGA camera, and no real power-hogging connectivity features to speak of, so the 1200 mAh battery, despite being on the rather small side, should be good enough to provide ample power. Our barrage of battery tests should certainly help us see how well it actually does. Read more »