Remember BlueStacks App Player? Sure you do, it’s the software allowing you to run all of the 450,000 Android apps on Windows and tablets, and the great news is that it has gone out of its alpha stage to the undergo final beta testing.
The beta update boasts a few updates such as LayerCake, allowing for ARM-designed apps to run on an x86 environment, hardware accelerated graphics and virtual accelerometer support. Read more »
Google has put up its website for the 2012 Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco. Registration for the event will be open starting 7AM PDT in less than too hours, too, with regular tickets costing $900.
Starting June 27, the two-day conference promises to be interesting to say the least. Google is rumored to announce its sub $200 tablet, said to compete with the Kindle Fire. Read more »
Following the launch of the most powerful single-core GPU on the market to date, the GeForce GTX 680, the Chinese graphics card manufacturer Colorful is taking Nvidia’s PCB design to a whole new level of awesome.
What you are seeing is the Kudan iGame GeForce 680 GTX. It is powered by the GK104 core and contains the mind-boggling 1536 Cuda cores bundled with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. But what makes it even more special is its overclocking abilities. Read more »
Social networking has boomed in the last years, but searching people isn’t taking a great part in either Facebook’s or Google’s strategies. This is where Ark comes in.
Funded by start-up pusher Y Combinator, Ark helps you do people searches a bunch of different social networks like Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Orkut and MySpace. Read more »
Following its update of the Photo viewer back in February, Facebook starts rolling out a new feature to allow viewing pictures in even higher resolution.
That is, if you have a monitor big enough to show the high-res photo in all of its glory. And if you do, from now on you could see photos up to four times larger than before. Read more »
As promised a couple of days ago, the Sony Xperia TV spot directed by Wes Anderson has hit YouTube. And let’s cut straight to the chase: it’s inspiring.
The advertisement presents the inner workings of the Xperia S through the eyes of children when asked how they think the device works. And the results are robots. Many of them.
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Remember when we told you that Tango, the latest update to Windows Phone 7, supports up to eight running applications in the background? Well, this turns out not to be true, as HTC HD2 developer HD2Owner over at XDA Developers proves.
It turns out that the official Tango update will support up to five apps for fast switching, and the magical eight were only supported in a custom ROM. Read more »
The wait is over. Rovio launched today the next edition of their famous Angry Birds franchise. Dubbed Angry Birds Space, the game, as you’d imagine, features all new physics, levels and birds.
We already acquainted you with all the new birds and as for the levels they are different from what you are used to from previous Angry Birds games. Read more »
Adobe has launched Photoshop CS6 Beta for you to test out. It’s available as a free download from the source link below and once installed will greet you with loads of new features and improvements.
Right off the bat, you’ll notice that the user interface of the new Photoshop has been redesigned. Gone is the default light theme of the application and replacing it is a darker styled look, which Adobe says creates a more distracting-free environment to work in. Read more »
It has finally happened! Internet Explorer and all of its versions got kicked out of their cozy throne as the world’s most popular browser by the new kid on the browser block – Google Chrome.
Sadly, this happened only for a brief day. According to StatCounter’s data, Chrome’s victory only lasted 24 hours, on March 18 and IE has claimed its old position on the top spot since then.
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More rumors on the upcoming Galaxy S III have hit the mill and the latest one suggest that the next Samsung flagship will be using wireless charging, rather than the conventional microUSB charging.
According to DDaily, the back of the device will integrate all the elements needed for wireless charging and you won’t even have to place the smartphone on a charging pad. Rumor has it that it will work even with the Galaxy S III located as far away as two meters from it. Read more »
Symbian Nokia OS fans, rejoice! Viber officially confirmed that its famous free calling app will be getting support for your platform soon.
The good news came, weirdly, from the Maemo community forum, but since they were delivered directly by Viber representatives they are as official as it gets. They confirmed that a Viber version compatible with the Nokia proprietary platform is under development, but sadly, Maemo users will have to wait a bit more. Read more »
The HTC HD2 is probably the most versatile smartphone out there. Why? Well, not only there’s an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich port and a Windows Phone 7 ROM available, but the HD2 can even dual boot them. And if that wasn’t enough, you can add Ubuntu to the boot equation.
So the love of the developer community for the smartphone should come as a surprise to no one. And neither should the HTC HD2′s latest achievement – running Windows Phone 7 Tango. Read more »
The new iPad is heavier and thicker than its predecessor but do those facts automatically make Apple’s latest iPad tougher than before? To help us find out come two videos where the new iPad’s survival skills are put to the test.
The first video comes from the gadget insurance company SquareTrade and aims to test how the new iPad in an accidental drop, while in the other video, things get a bit more extreme. Read more »
Just before Apple’s conference call on deciding the course of action for its enormous mountain of cash, the company announced its plans to initiate a dividend and share repurchase programs.
In the fourth quarter of the fiscal 2012, starting July 1, Apple will initiate a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share. Not only that, but the guys over at Cupertino will set aside $10 billion for a share repurchasing program, starting September 30. Read more »