The web version of Google+ has got a slight redesign today with much larger cover photos, a Google Now-eqsue look for the About section as well as Local reviews.
The new cover photos are quite large, up to 2120px by 1192px in fact, and they are displayed in 16:9 aspect ratio when fully expanded. Now you can really make your Google+ page shine. Read more »
There’s a new service on the Android block that allows you to download as much premium apps as you’d like and for a fixed monthly fee. It’s called Mobiroo and for $4.99 per month, it’ll give you access to a wide library of premium Android apps.
The service is brand new, and as you’d imagine the number of apps on tap isn’t very long. Neither is it made of very popular apps, sadly. Read more »
HTC’s Zoe is one of the defining new features of Sense 5.0, which will debut as the company’s One flagship hits stores.
Тhe Taiwanese are quite proud of it and have made a special promo video using exclusively the powers of Zoe. Read more »
After Canonical issued the alpha version of its mobile version of Ubuntu for the select Nexus devices (Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10), the company has now updated the list of upcoming devices bound to receive a developer preview of the OS.
The list includes devices from Samsung, LG, HTC, ASUS, Motorola and Huawei, which marks the company’s efforts to get its name out there by enabling more and more users to try out the touch-enhanced version of Ubuntu. Read more »
Qualcomm told us all about its high-end chips due to launch in mid-2013, but now it’s ready to share the full scoop on its mid-range oriented Snapdragon 200 and 400 chipsets.
Starting with the Snapdragon 400, it includes two Krait cores clocked at 1.7GHz joined by quad 1.4GHz Cortex-A7 cores; Adreno 305 GPU takes care of gaming and Qualcomm says is highly responsive for web browsing and rendering web pages. Read more »
In addition to its earlier teaser hinting at an upcoming device under the Infinity series, ASUS has now launched an even cooler-looking video portraying an alien invasion of Barcelona, Spain.
More specifically, the video shows an alien space ship that’s landing on top of the beautiful Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Read more »
HTC One is now official and it’s maker is hoping it will be its best chance of reclaiming the smartphone throne yet. Armed with 4.7″ 1080p display of insane pixel density, a 1.7GHz quad-core Krait CPU and a build quality like that, the HTC One is certainly in the running for the smartphone of the season.
But competition might disagree and Sony in particular will be keen to point your attention in the direction of its own Xperia Z. So we decided to pit them against each other and see which one comes on top. The Samsung Galaxy S III joined the fun, too, to show how much smartphones have evolved for the better part of a year. Read more »
Canonical, which recently announced it’s developing Ubuntu for smartphones, has put a peculiar countdown on the ubuntu.com website saying “Tick, tock, tablet time!”
Interestingly, the timer coincides with the one on the HTC website, which will end at the start of the company’s press events in London and New York. The Taiwanese company is set to announce its new One flagship smartphone at the event, but could we also see an Ubuntu tablet debut there? Read more »
The camera of the Nexus 4 isn’t very good and we’ve confirmed this in our detailed review of the smartphone. However, Vic Gundotra has posted today that the company is “committed to making Nexus phones [with] insanely great cameras.”
This came out as a response to a discussion about the camera capabilities of the Nexus 4. Google’s Senior VP of Engineering even slipped out a little teaser saying, “just you wait and see.” Read more »
Most smartphones don’t usually fancy dipping their toes in swimming pools, but not the Sony Xperia Z. The flagship smartphone was taken for some underwater action by an early adopter.
With its IP57 certification, the Xperia Z doesn’t even break a sweat shooting the 3-minute underwater video. Read more »
Dropbox has updated its app for the iOS platform to version 2.1, adding some cool new features to it.
The most notable improvement is the ability to view PDF files through the app’s very own PDF viewer. This mean you don’t have to use the smartphone’s preinstalled PDF viewer anymore. Read more »
The Sony Xperia Z, which has just been made available in Japan, has undergone a quick battery test in the hands of the Russian Hi-Tech Mail news portal and the results from it aren’t all that bad.
The battery of Sony’s Android flagship has been put through its paces using the AnTuTu Tester app and has outperformed the likes of the HTC Incredible S and the Samsung Galaxy S II. That’s a good start. Read more »
Skype has updated its iPhone and iPad app to version 4.5 bringing some needed new features as well as the usual bag of bug fixes and performance improvements.
Now whenever a call is dropped, Skype’s automatic call recovery will kick in and redial the contact for you. The order in which instant message conversation appears is now correct, too. Read more »
We just got invited to join ASUS for its press conference at the Mobile World Congress that will take place on February 25.
ASUS joins the growing list of companies that are going to host a press conference and unveil their latest products at the industry’s largest event. Read more »
The new Formula 1 season is right around the corner and guess what has Mercedes F1 team new driver Lewis Hamilton brought along to the official launch of the car he and Nico Rosberg will be driving in 2013? Unfortunately, if you guessed Nicole Scherzinger, you are wrong.
As the photo above testifies, it’s the recently unveiled BlackBerry Z10. The 2008 champion was spotted snapping photos of the new Mercedes AMG F1 W04 car at the Jerez circuit in Spain with his new smartphone. Read more »