Samsung is extending the standard 24-month warranty with an additional clause for accidental damage in certain markets at no extra cost. The accidental damage covers broken displays and boards damaged by liquids.
The new warranty will apply over 15 African countries and comes with a few limitations. Read more »
Gameloft has just released the official Iron Man 3 game in the Apple’s App Store. It’s an universal app and goes for free.
The game weighs about 650MB, features nice 3D graphics and promises immersive gameplay. Read more »
Galaxy S4 – Call for Rebellion: Punk rocks Tech is Samsung’s latest commercial about the just released flagship.
It shows pretty much nothing about the Galaxy S4, just that it barely fits in the pockets of that punk chic. Read more »
The iPhone and iPod Touch users were privileged to be among the first to get Fieldrunners 2, the sequel to one of the most popular titles in the tower defense genre. Later the game was made available for the iPad too and even the PC users got it via Steam.
Now I am so happy to tell you the game has finally arrived at the Android’s Google Play Store. Read more »
Apple has just announced the annual Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off on June 10 and continue through June 14.
The WWDC 2013 will be held at Moscone West in San Francisco. The tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10AM PDT. Read more »
Sony Xperia ZL has landed at our office. It’s the not-so-tough Xperia Z sibling, powered by the same hardware platform and running on identical Android version with the same custom UI (launcher).
The Xperia ZL may not be water or dust-proof, but offers a few extra goodies over the Z model – a hardware camera key, an infrared port, а smaller footprint and a much better grip, thanks to the textured rear panel. Read more »
Good news, Oppo Find 5 users. If you were hoping for an official CyanogenMod ROM, you got it.
The CyanogenMod 10.1 based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is now available for the Oppo Find 5, though it’s not without its fair share of bugs. Read more »
Microsoft’s email client for Android, the Outlook.com, got a massive update yesterday. The app has a brand new look and feel, and now features filters, threads and more.
The app now looks exactly like its Windows Phone sibling – color scheme, fonts, virtual buttons, everything. Read more »
Samsung Galaxy S4 does not feature FM radio and that’s surely a bummer for many. We were so used with the FM radio receiver on Samsung phones that we noticed its absence only when we got the latest flagship in our hands.
But what’s the reason to make Samsung drop its long-running tradition? Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru got an official statement from Samsung on the matter. Read more »
Good news, Windows 8 users. Whether you are using the latest Microsoft OS by choice or because you simply bought new hardware with it, you are probably frustrated by the Start screen at boot.
As it turns out the latest leaked build of Windows 8.1 codenamed Blue includes a boot do desktop option. It seems our prayers have been finally heard. Read more »
AT&T is offering a limited HTC One Developer Edition with unlocked bootloader and it is already available on pre-order. However, even if if you’ve decided to get the regular HTC One from AT&T and want to get its bootloader unlocked, there’s nothing to worry about.
A guy over the XDA Developers forums managed to get his hands on the AT&T’s HTC One a few days before the official launch on April 19 and confirmed the device’s bootloader is unlockable via the official HTCDev online tool. Read more »
The Lumia PR2.0 update for Windows Phone 8 has been visiting the rumorlands for quite some time now. The update was supposed to bring double-tap to wake the screen feature and an always on display option.
Today a new info joins the previous rumors – the Smart Camera Lens app will be part of the PR2.0 update as well. Read more »
Dropbox has updated its desktop, mobile and web clients with six new languages – Russian, Polish, Indonesian, Malaysian, and Traditional and Simplified Chinese.
The mobile version also gets some improvements under the hood and an improved option for viewing your entire photo collection on your device. Read more »
Viber has launched its popular free service on BlackBerry’s aging OS 5 and OS 7, letting you send free messages and do free voice calls over 3G and Wi-Fi networks.
Viber is already available on Android, BlackBerry OS 10, iOS, Nokia’s S40 Series and Symbian OS, and Windows Phone. Read more »
Six Disney games are now free on Android – Temple Run Brave, Where’s My Perry, Where’s My Water, Wreck It Ralph, It’s a Small World, and Puffle Launch. They were all previously priced at $0.99. Their iOS siblings are still paid apps.
Update: Disney got in touch with us and clarified that the sale was actually caused by a technical glitch in the Google Play Store and not an actual promotion. The issue has since been rectified and the games are back at their $0.99 price tags. The official statement follows:
There was a technical glitch on Google Play this morning that triggered the apps to be marked as free. The issue was corrected immediately and the prices are now back to normal for all of these titles (0.99$).
It’s unclear if this promotion is temporary, but according to the Google Play rules once an app goes free there is no turning back unless the developer deletes it and submits it again. Read more »