Looking at Chrome OS now will show you a browser and not much else. The latest release of the platform, which just started seeding to developers, is looking to change that, though.
There’s a taskbar, called shelf, and an app launcher, reminiscent of Apple’s Launchpad. Read more »
The Nokia-Microsoft alliance is still going strong and Symbian smartphones are the one with the benefit this time.
If you own a Nokia 701, 700, 603, E7, X7, C7, Oro or C6-01, you can now install the Microsoft Office app via the Software Update tool on your smartphones or via the Nokia Suite app on your computer. The Office app will also become available to Nokia N8, Nokia E6 or Nokia 500 in the following weeks, while the 808 PureView will have it preinstalled when it ships. Read more »
Northern-based and ice-clad Nokia has prepared an interesting new phone for the world – the cold, awaiting an eventual next Ice Age world.
The phone’s exterior is made from, wait for it, ice, while the innards are superhydrophobic or otherwise water-proof. It also seems to run Windows Phone, judging by the provided picture. Read more »
Playing games on your touch-enabled phone can be frustrating if you’re not, you know, a Galaxy Note owner.
Well, a research group from Keio University are in development of a joystick add-on that’s placed on top of your front-facing camera and can, depending on the precision of your hardware, perform the simple actions of navigating left, right, up and down in apps and games. Read more »
Nokia have made a video featuring photographer Dennis Manarchy and the yet-unreleased 808 PureView.
The black and white theme of the video is teaming with the idea of big – big-sized portraits, big cameras, big sensors and at one point there’s even a semi truck reference. Read more »
The droid version of Angry Birds Rio just got an update bringing users 12 new bonus levels.
Those are unlocked by collecting in-game achievements like collecting all the fruit in an episode or passing all the levels. Read more »
iPad 2 owner? Still not convinced your slate is obsolete? Well Skype might be in it to show you otherwise.
The chat giant has issued an update that optimizes Skype for the iPad’s Retina display. Read more »
At its dividend and share buyback conference Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the iPad had a record opening weekend, sales-wise.
No specific numbers were quoted, but the iPad 2 opening weekend sales were said to be in the region of 1 million units, so now we are obviously looking at numbers higher than that. Read more »
Android is solidifying itself as the most versatile smartphone OS of all times. It ships into all sorts of form factors, display sizes, price ranges and as of lately, there’s even a dual-SIM variety.
We give you the Gigabyte GSmart G1355 – a dual-SIM smartphone with the very attracting $285 price tag contract-free. Read more »
The third generation Apple iPad will officially ship out to customers in three days time but a lucky Vietnamese site has caught an early look at the device and have an unboxing video prepped.
For those wondering if this is a fake Tinhte have also provided pictures of the device and show the LTE on/off toggle in the menu of the iPad and performed a Geekbench benchmark on it, which reveals the processor and RAM information. Read more »
just iPad announcement yesterday we saw iPhoto migrate from a OS X-only to an iOS-capable app.
And while that on its own doesn’t deserve too much attention, the iPhoto maps integration is curious in that it no longer features Google’s Maps. Read more »
As the tradition goes, Apple released a bunch of videos right after it announced its latest iPad.
We got a product walkthrough of the new iPad as well as a bunch of commercials highlighting its key features. Read more »
There are over 10 thousand camera apps in the App Store today. Okay, that may be a bit exaggerating but there are lots of camera-centric apps in the Apple App Store giving you a variety of options at different price points.
Trust me, I’ve used most of them, Camera+, Camera Plus, TimeLapse, the expensive HDR ones, Panorama 360, Panoramatic, SlowShutter, etc. and I know my way around paid apps for the iPhone. SmugMug’s Camera Awesome may not be the best there is, but it brings the iPhone usually paid-for camera features for the perfect price of naught. Read more »
We snatched some quality time with the recently released 5″ PlayStation Vita here at the MWC and boy, do we have lots of pictures to show you.
The Vita’s multi-touch display is an OLED unit, has a 960 x 544 resolution and there’s a capacitive multi-touch pad on the back. Read more »
The ultrabook market has seen a strong influx of Windows devices of late but every model just looks like a copy of the other. The 13″ display, i-something processor and thin frame are all there on every single non-Air ultrabook out there.
Samsung is aiming to change that with its Series 9 ultrabooks. A 15″ ultrabook, now that’s innovation, and things don’t stop there. We have the hands-on photos coming after the break. Read more »