Google’s apps for iOS so far have ranged from mediocre to downright lame. A lot of them were just the mobile versions of their mobile site with a slight redesign to fool the users into thinking they are using a proper app and not just a mobile site. But their latest Google Search app changes all that.
The redesign makes the app look completely different and unlike most of their other iOS apps, completely awesome. The best part about it is that it finally feels like a proper app and not just another tab in Safari. Read more »
Ever since people have gotten their hands on the Galaxy Nexus, we have been hearing reports of the device not supporting the USB Mass Storage (UMS) protocol that allows you to mount the internal memory on your computer. Since this is the first Ice Cream Sandwich device, this peculiarity was attributed to the OS lacking the particular feature. But as Google engineer Dan Morrill explains, that is not the case.
As it happens, Ice Cream Sandwich does support UMS, it’s just that the Galaxy Nexus doesn’t. Instead, it uses MTP or Media Transfer Protocol, which is natively supported on Windows and commonly used by devices such as media players to sync with Windows Media Player. Read more »
Samsung’s Made for Germany Galaxy Tab 10.1N will soon be hitting the German shelves. But before that we have a video for you of the device getting a thorough rundown in a typical Teutonic fashion.
In the video below by NewGadgets.de, we can see the new Galaxy Tab 10.1N first getting unboxed. After spending some time explaining the new design the video moves on to the software and the performance of the device in gaming and web browsing. From there it moves on to benchmarking and finally end it with a comparison with rival tablets. Read more »
It seems Google has been quietly working on a new look for YouTube. No, not Cosmic Panda; this is even newer. And before they release it officially to everyone, they want to give you a sneak peak at it. Unfortunately, this time, it isn’t as easy as clicking on a link to get the new UI but it isn’t complicated either.
So this is what you have to do. First of all, this only works best on Chrome and Firefox. On IE9 it goes back to the old look after a browser restart and on Safari and Opera it does not seem to work at all. The following are the steps to get it working on your browser. Read more »
Three years after the Nikon D700 was launched, it seems Nikon is finally going to launch a successor. What you see below is supposedly the upcoming Nikon D800, leaked by the folks at Nikon Rumors.
According to the purported specifications, the D800 will have a 36 megapixel sensor. That is 7,360 x 4,912 and thrice the resolution of the D700′s 12.1 megapixel sensor. This comes across as a rather strange move as I thought we had finally gone past the megapixel craze and were concentrating more on the low-light performance, something high resolution sensors are not very good at (unless they are appropriately large in physical size). Read more »
If you thought Google does not make enough cool looking stuff, you are in for a surprise. I recently stumbled upon The ‘About’ page for Google Music and not only do I think it is the best page Google ever made it is probably one of the coolest web pages out there on the Internet.
When you open the page, you will need to give it some time to load, which could take a while depending upon your Internet connection speed. After that you will see tabs at the bottom for the various features of Google Music. Hovering over them makes a sound that goes down in octave from left to right. But the real fun starts when you click on one of them. Read more »
Well, it seems the first person in the US to get a Galaxy Nexus is none other than Apple co-founder, Steve “Woz” Wozniak. As strange as that may sound, that’s exactly what’s happened at Google’s campus in Mountain View, California.
What happened is this; Woz tweeted that he was looking to get a Galaxy Nexus but as you may know it isn’t currently available in the US. After that he probably got an invite from Google to come over to their campus, where he was given a shiny new Galaxy Nexus and an Ice Cream Sandwich T-shirt. Read more »
The first ever buyer of the first every official Ice Cream Sandwich phone was a certain Alex Ioannou in the UK. He seemed rather happy with his purchase in the picture that was tweeted from Samsung UK’s Twitter account.
Unfortunately for him, his happiness was short lived because when he switched on his new Galaxy Nexus, he discovered he had gotten something that he hadn’t really paid for. Read more »
Looking at all the leaks that come out of HTC, whoever is in charge of keeping secrets there is obviously doing a very poor job. The latest leak is the upcoming tablet from HTC called the HTC Quattro. It’s a 10.1-inch tablet and will have the new quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. This is probably the same tablet we heard about a few days back.
The device will be running Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box and have 16GB internal memory, 1GB of RAM, 8 megapixel camera, Beats audio and will come in 3G and Wi-Fi editions. The tablet is said to be only 9mm thick but there are already thinner tablets out on the market. Read more »
Unlike the last time when the Nexus S was announced, Google released just one video so far for the Galaxy Nexus. But now that the phone has launched in the UK, we’re suddenly seeing a whole bunch of videos dropping in on YouTube on the Google Nexus account.
These videos cover a large portion of the phones features, from the new Android Beam, to the Panorama mode, Face Unlock, etc. There is also a new ad, which for once, shows actual people doing normal things with their phone instead of robots doing some weird things. To watch all of these videos, click more. Read more »
Don’t buy the HTC Rezound. Seriously, don’t. Not unless you care about the well-being of the people around you. Because if this new video from HTC is to be believed, the Beats audio in the new Rezound can turn it into a weapon of mass destruction.
In a CGI sequence lifted straight from the movie ‘Inception’, listening to music on your HTC Rezound with the Beats audio apparently causes everything around you to explode like there’s no tomorrow. And looking at all the destruction there probably won’t be a tomorrow if you continue to listen to the music. Read more »
When Apple sent its legal team after Samsung in Germany for copying the design of their iPad the German court responded by granting an injunction to Apple, which prevented Samsung from selling their Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the German markets.
However, Samsung has no intention of going down without a fight, so it responded with the only way it can at this point, by changing the design of their Galaxy Tab. Read more »
When Google announced their music service at the I/O conference earlier this year, it came with their famous beta tags. It only allowed you to upload up to 20,000 of your own tracks to Google’s servers and then stream it from other devices anytime you want. Today, at their ‘These Go To Eleven‘ event, Google released the final version of the Google Music service.
So what are the new features? Well, as before, you can still upload your music to Google’s servers and store it there but now you can also purchase new music. Read more »
After nearly spinning off their PC division and then deciding to keep it HP is now back with a bang with three new laptops. First, they launched all a new Ultrabook because that’s what all the cool kids are doing these days. It’s called the Folio and according to HP it’s the first business Ultrabook, offering the best battery life in its class.
The Folion 13 has a 13.3-inch, 1366 x 768 display with an Intel Core i5-2467M processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB mSATA SSD, USB 3.0, a backlit keyboard, six cell battery and HP’s CoolSense technology. Read more »
We have shown you a video before of our Earth taken from the International Space Station. And today we are back again with another one. Although the subject of the last video was quite stunning, the video itself came nowhere close to doing it justice. So this time we have a better one for you.
This is a time-lapse video taken by taken by Ron Garan, Satoshi Furukawa and the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 on board the International Space Station. This video is a lot longer and covers a greater portion of the planet from various angles. We also get a stunning view of the Northern Lights and the storms in the clouds as the space station moves above the surface of the Earth. Read more »