According to a snippet of Walmart documentation seized by The Verge team, Barnes & Noble are ready to launch an 8 gig version of their Nook Tablet.
Being available only with 16 GB, it currently sports a higher asking price than that of the Kindle Fire, $249 vs $199, it’s less popular with customers. Read more »
Portuguese tech blog BlogdoiPhone reportedly was able to obtain a pre-Golden Master version of iOS 5.1 and uncovered two interesting novelties.
In the first leaked screenshot we see that the camera shortcut in the lockscreen is no longer a mere button but a slide up/down shortcut. Read more »
Today Apple released a developer preview of their next desktop OS, dubbed Mountain Lion. Much like with the Leopard and Snow Leopard, the Mountain Lion is more of an improvement to the current Lion than a brand new OS but brings along some iOS features in an attempt to unify the Apple ecosystem across devices.
I’m going to break the new stuff up for you guys in order of importance so that you can get an idea of what’s to come. The developer preview is out now and Apple expects the retail version of Mountain Lion (which should be 10.8) to be available through the Mac App Store sometime this summer, probably costing the same as Lion did – $29.99. Read more »
Adobe added Flash support for Ice Cream Sandwich a while ago but an update by the company has popped up on Android Market, claiming added compatibility with new Android 4 supported devices.
Aside from the added ICS support, Adobe claims to have added performance improvements, bug fixes and a fixed security flaw that could’ve posed a threat to your phone’s security. Read more »
There might be an 8.9″ Kindle Fire in the blueprints for a 2012′s launch, says Pacific Crest analyst Chad Bartley.
According to him an upgraded 7″ and new 9″ models are expected to launch in mid-2012. Read more »
The Speaktoit Assistant is an app that started off on Android and has now crossed over into iOS, bringing Siri-like functionality to iPhone owners outside of the 4S.
Speaktoit can do practically everything Siri does – it can call your contacts, send messages, search for places – even outside of the US and more. Read more »
Now that we’ve gotten the 300 out of the way, it’s time for the super cheap Nokia – the Asha 200 to have a go at our reviewing course.
The Asha 200 is a non-touch device with a full four row QWERTY keyboard, which has the ability to operate two SIM cards at the same time. Trying to keep the asking price as low as possible, the Nokia Asha 200 has a modest specs sheet, covering little else but the basics. Read more »
Volkswagen’s game day commercial just went live on YouTube and it turns out that it is a real must-see.
It features Bolt the dog, a red Volkswagen Beetle and a nice twist. Read more »
Toshiba’s latest quarterly results aren’t very good – the company’s revenues are down and despite generating $18.5 billion in revenue Toshiba actually lost $136 million.
Year over year revenue fell by 9% – that includes PCs, TVs and all sorts of electronic devices and appliances. Read more »
Back in July of 2010 the US government ruled that jailbreaking and rooting weren’t a crime as long as the intention behind them isn’t circumventing copyright.
The ruling is set to expire soon and unless renewed, jailbreaking and rooting of smartphones will become illegal once again. Read more »
Motorola has outed an article and video on building classrooms of the 21 century, where focus falls on using the Xoom tablet as an interactive tool for teaching and learning.
Now that, normally, would be all fine and good but the problem lies with the fact that Motorola, sly as they are, have released the video and article on the same day that Apple had their textbook-centric event in New York (touche!) Read more »
Motorola has started rolling out an OTA Ice Cream Sandwich software update to its Xoom Wi-Fi tablet but sadly only users in the US can take advantage so far.
Among the new features are a faster, updated browser, swipe to dismiss notifications, tasks, browsers tabs, the new app launcher, resizable widgets and more. Read more »
Angry Birds Seasons The Year of the Dragon update is here at last and it starts off as an iOS exclusive.
Users get 15 new levels filled with lanterns, fireworks, Chinese knots, the lot. The Mighty Eagle add-on is transformed into the (wait for it) Mighty Dragon and is free on iOS, Android and Symbian^3 (ordinarily it costs around $0.99). Read more »
Kindle Fire users are reporting that an OTA update is rolling out, bringing the Kindle Fire software version up to v6.2.2. Amazon still hasn’t officially announced it though.
The most notable feature of the update is full-screen mode for the web browser of the Kindle Fire. Read more »
Last February Volkswagen showed the World its “The Force” commercial, which quite frankly rocked.
Now it’s that time of the year again – the Superbowl, America’s sports event slash holiday and Volkswagen seem keen to take over the TV sportlight (get it) once again. What we have is a teaser promo for the sequel – The Bark Side. Read more »