HTC’s chief marketing officer Benjamin Ho will ditch the company’s current “Quietly Brilliant” slogan for a “bolder” tagline.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal Ho said HTC will be adopting a more aggressive marketing strategy as it’s time for things to change. He added that HTC “has a lot innovations but we haven’t been loud enough” Read more »
Sony is about to launch the Xperia Tablet Z in mid-April worldwide. The slate is going to be available in three flavors – 16GB Wi-Fi only, 32GB Wi-Fi only and 16GB with LTE.
The 16GB and 32GB model pricing is close in most EU countries, while the price of the LTE-capable Sony Xperia Tablet Z tends to vary quite a bit. Read more »
The software glitches in iOS 6.x devices, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II and few other Samsung Galaxy devices had allowed the users to bypass the lock screen of their devices. Now, a latest security flaw in Sony Xperia Z allows you to bypass its lock screen in few simple and easy steps.
Scott Reed, a tech enthusiast, who has recently purchased a Sony Xperia Z smartphone, has managed to bypass the lock screen of the device with ease. The method involves few simple steps and allows you to gain full access to the device. Read more »
Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik, the leading man behind the popular CyanogenMod, joined Samsung in mid-2011 but now, less than two years later, he left the company. He had spent some “quality time” with the new Galaxy S4 and had some words to share about it.
For one, he seems to be a fan of the device, saying in a Google+ post that it “blows the competition out of the water” and feels more solid than the Galaxy S III he loves and uses every day. What he had to say about TouchWiz was less pleasant. Read more »
The Tablet Z is Sony’s latest Android slate, which was confirmed to go global at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. We witnessed its beauty with our eyes and were impressed by its weight and slim waistline. And to tickle the inner geek inside all of us, Sony has put up an official teardown video of the tablet.
Before tearing it down, Sony offers a walkthrough of the Tablet Z and then gets down to business. Read more »
So it’s not a pipe dream after all – Google Now for iOS may even be in the works. At the Big Tent summit in India Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was asked point blank when could we see Google Now on the iPhone and had this to say – “You’ll need to discuss that with Apple”, “Apple has a policy of approving or disapproving apps that are submitted into its store, and some of them they approve and some of them they don’t,”.
Although skillfully avoiding giving a direct answer to the question Schmidt didn’t dismiss it entirely giving this blogger the idea that just like it did with Gmail, Maps, Drive and Chrome, Google intends to push its Now service over to iOS. Read more »
HTC One production has been troubled lately by component shortages lately and the Taiwanese were even forced to delay the smartphone launch in most of the markets. Yet, HTC is keen to make you so excited about its flagship that you wouldn’t mind waiting a bit longer to get it. Each week we get new videos through the HTC’s YouTube official channel and the newest one advertises the smartphone’s signature BlinkFeed feature.
HTC BlinkFeed is the leftmost pane of the homescreen. It aggregates posts from your social networks and news from over a thousand news sources. You can pick what topics you’re interested in and BlinkFeed will automatically pull up interesting news. You can also use the search function if you’re looking for something in particular. Read more »
According to a survey by Strategy Analytics which was gathered by data collected last fall Apple’s iCloud is the most popular cloud service in the US.
27% of those surveyed who use a cloud service have tried iCloud in US with Dropbox and Amazon Cloud Drive in second and third with 17& and 15% respectively. Read more »
The latest way to bypass the Galaxy S III/Note II/Note/S II lockscreen has been modified and now allows you to completely disable the devices’ locksceens. We already saw this exploit about three weeks ago, but back then it didn’t appear too dangerous as it only gave the intruder access to what’s on one of your homescreen panes.
Now, however, the author has found a way to use it to gain full control of the smartphone. You’ll need lots of time, patience and precision timing to accomplish this trick, but as you’ll see in a second it’s possible. Read more »
Google’s Executive chairman, Eric Schmidt stated today that Chrome and Android would remain separate, as they solve different problems right now. However, he didn’t really reject the possibility of them merging later down the road.
Additionally, Schmidt, who is currently attending the Big Tent Activate Summit in India, hinted that while both OS continue their separate ways, there’ll be more “commonality” between them. Read more »
Samsung introduced a variety of accessories for the Galaxy S4 shortly after the official announcement in New York last week – a wireless charging pad, covers and protective cases, battery kits and even a game pad.
You can now pre-order that last one in the US for $113. The Samsung Game Pad is officially said to support phones with screen size between 4 and 6.3 inches fueling the rumors of Galaxy Note III with a 6.3″ big screen. Read more »
A few days ago, Google prematurely released the Google Keep service, only to pull it back down on the same day. For those who missed that, Google Keep is a note taking application for Android that syncs with your Google Drive account.
Now, the service has been officially announced in the form of the Google Keep app on the Play Store. It is a very basic note taking app meant for quickly jotting down your thoughts without any unnecessary frills. Read more »
Right after its first birthday, it looks like the Google Play Store is has a major redesign coming our way. A revamped app has made an appearance, thus giving us a glimpse of the Play Store’s new look.
As you can notice in the trio of screenshots above, the interface of Google Play Store 4.0 has been given the Holo treatment. Read more »
The official online Sony store in the UK is now taking pre-orders for the Wi-Fi-only version of the Xperia Tablet Z. The 16GB model is available only in black color (for now) and costs £399.
You can also opt for the 32GB Tablet Z, which is available in black and white paintjobs and costs £449. Read more »
A recent Indiegogo project that has caught our eye is a nifty new virtual keyboard called Minuum that could forever change the way we type on a mobile device.
It does this by squeezing down the full QWERTY keyboard into one row, no longer forcing you to choose between precision and accuracy. Read more »