Antutu benchmark scores for the freshly announced MediaTek MT6592 octa-core chipset have emerged, showcasing its top-shelf performance. The MT6592 SoC with 1.7GHz CPU cores posted a result of 29415, while its sibling with 2GHz cores, came out with a truly impressive 32606.
The abovementioned scores put the 2GHz CPU version of the chipset at the very top of the Antutu performance chart, besting every high-end Android device we’ve tested this far. Read more »
Nokia Music for Windows Phone 8 got rebranded in the latest update. The ad-free music streaming service is now called Nokia MixRadio.
The name of the service puts the accent on its free of charge, ad-free music streaming feature. Read more »
Google launched a Play Newsstand application which aims to take over most reading duties on the user’s Android device. The app places Google Play Magazines and Google Currents under the same roof.
At a quick glance, Google Play Newsstand appears to offer similar functionality to the one from its biggest rival, Apple’s own Newsstand for iOS. Read more »
As originally promised, the popular photo sharing app Instagram is now available for Windows Phone 8 devices. The app is now ready to download from the Windows Phone Store although it’s still a beta version so you can try it at your own risk.
The application is not a completely finished product. Read more »
The official Nexus wireless charger is now available in the Google Play Store in the United States. The gadget is priced at $49.99 plus shipping and local taxes.
The Qi wireless charger is compatible with the Nexus 5, the Nexus 7, as well as the Nexus 4. Read more »
With the holiday shopping season about to kick off in full frenzy, the ASUS Nexus 7 (2013) got treated to a price reduction from a duo of major retailers. Newegg and Amazon are now offering the 32GB version of the slate with a serious discount.
The retail giants have the Nexus 7 with 32GB of built-in memory for $239 – only $10 more than the 16GB version of the tablet. Read more »
According to data from public Android source code, Google is working on new camera API. Support for camera RAW is apparently also coming our way, meaning that Nokia smartphones will not be alone in carrying the feature.
The public source code revealing the juicy details dates a month before the release of Android 4.4 KitKat. Read more »
Amazon released a firmware update for the Kindle Fire HD and the Kindle Fire HDX. Version 3.1 of the company’s custom Android OS brings a host of improvements to Amazon’s family of tablets.
One of the most notable features which the firmware update brings on board is the ability to wirelessly stream video content from the tablet to another screen. Read more »
The TYLT Energi sliding power case for iPhone 5s offers a fresh approach to the popular extended battery case theme. It consists of a sleek cover which slides into a 2,500mAh battery dock when needed.
Established in 2011, TYLT has quickly established itself as a maker of mobile accessories which combine eye-catching, slightly quirky design and premium build quality. Read on to see how the company’s top-end iPhone 5s case fares on a daily basis! Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy Gear got treated to a major update which addressed one of its biggest shortcomings – its lack of proper support for notifications. The latest firmware for the gadget allows users to receive all types of notifications on their device.
Once applied, the update for the Samsung Galaxy Gear allows users to select the apps which send notifications to the smartwatch. Read more »
Slightly over a month after we heard about it being tested, the official Google Play Music app for iOS is now officially available. Interested users can now go ahead to the App Store and download the app.
The highly-anticipated application packs all the goodies which its Android and desktop counterparts have to offer. Read more »
The popular news-gobbling app Flipboard is now officially available for Windows 8.1 devices, including those running the RT version of Redmond’s OS. The application is available to install from the Windows Marketplace.
As expected, Flipboard for Windows 8.1 comes with all the features we’ve come to like from its iOS and Android relatives. Read more »
According to a report in Bloomberg, Apple will be putting the pilies of cash it is sitting on to good use.The Cupertino giant is said to invest $10.5 billion in manufacturing equipment.
Apple’s massive investment will include a host of new equipment, ranging from assembly robots, all the way to precision milling machines. Read more »
A day after it hit the store shelves, the iPad mini 2 unsurprisingly paid a visit to the folks at iFixit. As expected, Apple’s slate got a proper teardown to go with the traditional iFixit repairability score.
The first thing to grab the attention under the hood of the second generation iPad mini is a beefy 24.3Whr battery. Read more »
Google began rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets. The good news arrived on Android’s official Google+ account.
The latest Android version is currently seeding to Wi-Fi only 2012 and 2013 Nexus 7 tablets. Read more »