Apple’s worldwide environmental campaign doesn’t just end with printed ads as the Cupertino-based giant has announced the expansion of its Reuse and Recycling program. Apple’s new effort will allow users of iPad tablets to recycle their old ones and get their hands on the shiny new models.
For now, iPad (all four generations) are the only eligible devices for the Reuse and Recycling program. The users of the program receive credit for their old Apple devices and the company is now allowing consumers with iPhone or iPad trade-in credit to be used on any other Apple product. Read more »
The upcoming successor of the Android-based handheld gaming console SHIELD will feature Nvidia’s premium K1 chipset clocked at 2.5 GHz, according to a leaked AnTuTu benchmark result.
Nvidia SHIELD’s sequel is said to come out with 4 GB of RAM and is rumored to sport a Kepler graphics processing unit with 192 CUDA cores. Read more »
CyanogenMod 11 Nightly builds are now available for Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 and HD 8.9. The new custom ROM comes as a blessing for all the Kindle Fire users who were stuck on the older version of Android.
CyanogenMod 11 is a build based on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system. Read more »
Sony Mobile has officially released its Xperia Keyboard app on the Google Play Store. However, it appears that the only reason why Sony submitted it is so it can easily update it in the future, without having to release full firmware updates for that.
This means that the app is available across the globe, but is currently restricted to only Xperia smartphones. It’s unclear if the default keyboard of the Xperia smartphones will ever be officially released for other droids. Read more »
Samsung is rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update to its Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition tablet. The update is currently available only for Wi-Fi variant, while the 3G and LTE models are expected to get it any moment now.
The newest firmware brings faster performance, wireless printing support, full screen album, new camera shortcut, white status bar icons, enhanced sound controls, default home and SMS apps and stability improvements. Read more »
Sony announced its Xperia T2 Ultra in January and the phablet was designed specifically for Asian and African markets where the big screen smartphones are all the rage. We took the 6-inch device for a benchmark spin and stacked it up against some of its competition.
The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor along with 1 GB of RAM. The specifications of the phablet are quite decent for the mid-range, but has the company managed to get the most out of it? Let’s find out! Read more »
One of the most popular computer games ever, Age of Empires is coming to iOS, Android and Windows Phone this summer.
The mobile version of the blockbuster is being developed by KLab Games and the entire battle system is re-imagined for mobile phones. Read more »
We have already seen Samsung Galaxy S5 fighting it out against its predecessor in a drop test and the device has proved its mettle when it was ran over by a Tesla Model S. Now, we have yet another drop test where the Galaxy S5 is subjected to a drop from the second floor of a building.
So, how does the smartphone survive a collision with the pavement? Read more »
While many countries across the globe are enjoying the latest standard for wireless communication, the huge market that is India is struggling to keep up the pace with current technology. The lack of LTE enabled smartphones along with the high cost for deploying the next-generation networks has kept the country stuck on 3G.
Now, two of the biggest names in the tech industry – Qualcomm and LG have joined forces to bring the fourth generation mobile telecommunications technology experience to the consumers in the sub-continent. Read more »
Twitter has a new look! The popular social networking website has introduced web profiles and in more than one way the new feature looks quite similar to what the other social networking competitors have on offer.
As Twitter likes to call it, the “new and improved web profile” allow you to use a larger profile photo, customize your header and show off your best tweets. Read more »
South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix has announced that it has developed the industry’s most advanced double data rate 4 modules with 128 GB of capacity.
The new DDR4 modules are based on Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology and will significantly improve speeds and efficiency. Read more »
Microsoft introduced its latest mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8.1 a few days ago. Back at its announcement, the Redmond giant did mention that the newest OS supports Miracast, but we now know that the wireless screen casting service would require new hardware to work and will not be available on all WP 8.1 devices.
According to a tweet from Joe Belfiore, the head of Windows Phone group, Miracast would require new hardware and Nokia Lumia 1520 might be the only device to qualify. Read more »
Microsoft revealed its newest operating system – Windows Phone 8.1 at its BUILD conference in San Francisco. One of the most talked about features of the WP 8.1 is its virtual personal assistant, dubbed Cortana.
During the announcement of WP 8.1 OS, Joe Belfiore confirmed that Cortana will be available in the US at first with the UK and China following up next. However, tech enthusiasts have found a way to use the service, regardless of where you roll. Read more »
Samsung has officially launched the wireless charging cover for its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. The new accessory will be available in two options – a standard back plate with Qi charging module and S-View flip cover model.
The wireless charging back covers for Galaxy S5 come with perforated holes and look identical to the stock cover. The company has managed to retain the gaskets from the original design in both models and this means that your Galaxy S5 with an external cover will continue to be water resistant. Read more »
HTC had already released the source code of the KitKat kernel for its Google Play Edition One (M8). Now, the company has aired the kernel files for the Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and the international variants of the smartphone.
The latest move from HTC will allow developers to come up with tailor-made custom ROMs to bring the best out of the underlying hardware. Read more »