Google Maps is a great digital map to have on the go. But when you are abroad, or at a place without a proper coverage, you are toast. Google already promised us offline maps on Android but how would you like to know that you can get offline maps easily right this very moment?
The Labs section of Google Maps has several interesting experimental features and one of them allows you to cache maps on your Android device. It’s called Pre-cache map area and works just as the title suggests.
Now this is not a new feature by all means but I get asked about this a lot so consider this post as a quick HOW-TO, rather than a news post. If you haven’t been tinkering a lot with Google Maps on your Android smartphone you might have missed this. Read more »
Today is the day when the Galaxy S III finally arrives on US soil and to kick-start its sales, Samsung has launched a couple of new promo video spots for its flagship.
The first of those revolves around the Samsung Galaxy S III great connectivity and the plentiful content sharing options that the smartphone offers, while the other focuses on the Pop up play functionality. Read more »
At the Windows Phone Summit which ended just moments ago, Microsoft announced the WP Marketplace has now crossed the 100,000 apps mark.
And if you thought that it’s all about quality rather than quantity than we still have good news for you. The company announced that the popular mobile titles NOVA 3 and Asphalt 7 will also be making its way to the latest edition of the platform – Windows Phone 8. Read more »
Android users based in Europe will finally get access to Amazon’s Appstore. The company announced today its expansion plans for the old continent and while they are not massive, it’s a decent start.
The Amazon Appstore will launch in France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom this summer. Developers are also encouraged to start certifying their apps for distribution in those countries. Read more »
Nuance, the company that acquired Swype last year, has launched a new beta version of the popular text input method.
The new Swype Beta for Android features a 4-in-1 keyboard and now supports voice as well as touch inputs . You can now draw letters one by one or just tap it, like on classic keyboard. The Dragon voice engine takes care of voice inputs. Read more »
Despite manufacturing just 900 units of its special limited edition Batman Lumia 900, Nokia continues its promotion of the Windows Phone 7 handset by launching a new, unseen Dark Knight Rises trailer. And we couldn’t be happier.
Directed by Christopher Nolan, the Dark Knight Rises will hit the cinemas worldwide starting July 19. Until then, Nokia is running a special promotion and anyone who likes the Finnish company’s Facebook page has the chance to win the specially-themed smartphone. Read more »
Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled the Surface and Surface Pro tablets at its event in Los Angeles and now the full keynote has been uploaded online for your viewing pleasure.
The event goes on for about 48 minutes and demonstrates the cool Touch Cover and Type Cover and how they function on the Surface and Surface Pro. Read more »
VideoLAN today announced via its Twitter account that it’ll be officially launching the VLC Media Player on Android.
Don’t get too excited however, as the tweet didn’t give any specifics whatsoever. There’s no release date, no requirements or even a feature list we might be looking forward to. Read more »
Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak has shared his honest opinion on Siri while on a visit to a farm dedicated to saving neglected horses.
As it turns out, Woz isn’t very fond of Siri after Apple acquired it in 2010. “A lot of people say Siri. I say poo-poo. I was using it to make reservations long before Apple bought it,”. said Wozniak. Read more »
Dropbox has launched an update to its iOS application and now supports automatic video and photo uploads.
Just like the company did when they first introduced the feature on Android, to motivate users to use the new service, Dropbox will match every uploaded megabyte with a megabyte of free cloud storage up to a total 3GB (in increments of 500MB). Read more »
Apple iOS users got it early, but there was a considerable delay before Rockstar Games finally launched its highly anticipated Max Payne game on Android.
The mobile port of the popular PC game from 2001 comes in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese and takes the impressive 1.33GB to install. Read more »
Google has released Chrome for Windows 8, just as it promised, but surprisingly it’s not rocking a Metro-style looking UI.
To run it, you have to be running the Windows 8 Release Preview and set the default browser to Google Chrome after the installation. Read more »
It’s been a hard wait since February when the Nokia 808 PureView was announced at the MWC, but now the monster cameraphone that grabbed everyone’s attention has finally arrived in our office.
Yes, the 41MP sensor-touting behemoth is here and it’s ready to blow your mind away. We are already working on its detailed review, but until it is complete, we thought you might want to check out a quick video of the smartphone in action, garnished with our first impressions. Read more »
If you are following our Facebook page (and if you aren’t, you really should), you probably already know the Nokia 808 PureView is finally in our hands. And you can bet we didn’t waste any time and started putting the mammoth 41MP sensor through its paces.
Thankfully, the weather today was gorgeous and the 808 PureView could really flex its muscles. We began by shooting a quick video with the PureView to see how good that 1080p footage is. Read more »
Amazon has finally released its Cloud Player app to iOS. Right now only the iPhone and iPod Touch units running version 4.3 or later of the platform are supported.
The app provides an alternative to users, who don’t feel happy about iTunes’ DRM policy on songs and makes it possible to play the tracks from the Cloud Drive. Read more »