Facebook has launched a new ad for their Android-based launched called Facebook Home. Unlike any of their previous ads, however, this one features the company CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself, along with other members of the team that worked on Facebook Home and is shot in their headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
The new ad carries forward the theme from the previous one, where users of Facebook Home start seeing events from their feed happening around them. In this video, Mark is congratulating his team on the work they did on Facebook Home, while one of the employees – Joey – is checking his feed on his HTC First. Read more »
In addition to launching Facebook Home for select Android smartphones out there, the social network has also issued an update to its Messenger app giving it the cool Chatheads features from Home.
Now, whenever you receive a new Facebook message, a cool Chathead bubble appears on your screen informing you who has messaged you, but not what the message it. This last bit is displayed when you tap on the Chathead with a cool overlay screen. Read more »
A new mobile entertainment solution called Phonepad will allow you to turn your Samsung smartphone into a tablet or a gaming console. Think a third-party external screen, complete with a built-in battery and speakers along the lines of the ASUS Padfone lineup.
Phonepad transforms your existing smartphone into a 10-inch LED HD slate just by inserting the phone into a docking station. Read more »
First it was Samsung nabbing James Franco for the Note 10.1, and now HTC is looking to add a little star power of its own with James Van Der Beek.
The new One ad makes light of the Bachelorette and is actually quite funny. Read more »
Cut the Rope is one of the most popular mobile games with its impressive physics engine, immersive gameplay and cool graphics, but we haven’t seen a new title join the series for over two years now.
Good news is things are finally starting to look up – a new teaser on YouTube indicates that we’re in for a new Cut the Rope game with a time traveling concept soon. Read more »
Dropbox has updated its desktop, mobile and web clients with six new languages – Russian, Polish, Indonesian, Malaysian, and Traditional and Simplified Chinese.
The mobile version also gets some improvements under the hood and an improved option for viewing your entire photo collection on your device. Read more »
It’s been a while since the launch of the Google Nexus 10, but it’s only now that you can get an official screen cover to protect its beautiful 10″ high-resolution display.
The Book Cover, as its called, snaps onto the back of the Nexus 10 without making an unnecessarily big hump. It has a matte finish and can wake the slate when opened. Read more »
Samsung is at the forefront of Android phablets and its latest gadget is for people who want a bigger, more affordable Galaxy Note. The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 just went official and we had a chance to handle one for a couple of minutes.
Unlike the Note, the Galaxy Mega does not have an S Pen but it does have the S4’s Air View so you can still perform some of the same things as you can with the S Pen. That’s not the only thing the Mega has borrowed from the S4 either. Read more »
Cinemagram have released a new Android version of their app, more than a year later after the service was first launched on iOS. The app is free to download and is now available on the Play Store.
For those who don’t know, Cinemagram is a social network where you record short videos, which are then converted to looping GIFs and posted to your account. You can also share these GIFs to other social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Read more »
Microsoft’s Scroogled campaign has been going on for a while now. For those not in the know, the Scroogled campaign aims to highlight some of the nefarious practices at Google, such as going through your mail to offer you relevant ads in Gmail.
The company has now released two new videos that now take potshots at the Android privacy issues. Through the two videos, Microsoft is highlighting how every time you purchase an app through the Google Play Store, your personal information, such as your full name, email and your address, is passed on through Google to the app developers, who may use it for malicious purposes. Of course, the underlying message here is that you really, really should be using Windows Phone and Bing. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the most feature-rich smartphones around, and it duly packs a wide array of sensors. Samsung published an image that explains what each sensor does and what feature uses it.
There are the standard sensors that have been around since smartphones first appeared, like an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and proximity sensor. But then there are unusual sensors like a humidity sensor (used by S Health to calculate “comfort level”), and others. Read more »
Rightware, the developers of performance analysis and performance benchmarking tools have a launched Basemark X, a professional performance tool built on the Unity 4 real world gaming engine.
Basemark X allows you to evaluate cross platform comparisons of game graphics performance across Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8 devices and is specifically designed to test ARM-based mobile processors. Read more »
Samsung is launching a new wave of teaser ads for the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the UK. The first one tells the S4 story in 60 seconds, running though the major features and qualities of the new flagship. All this is accompanied by orchestral music to spice things up.
If 60 seconds is too short for you, you can check out the earlier ad that runs over 4 minutes and goes into more detail. Read more »
Taiwanese-based Acer has joined a growing list of manufacturers allegedly working on an iPad Mini competitor. According to a report from DigiTimes, the rumored tablet will also compete against the likes of Google Nexus 7 in terms of pricing.
The upcoming tablet from Acer is said to sport a display from AU Optronics, which is manufactured by OEM Wistron. Read more »
Google expanded its Play Music service available to a new batch of countries – Austria, Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, and Portugal.This is the largest expansion Google has done to Play Music to date, making up the list of countries with access to the service to 12
People living there can now upload their existing music library as well as purchase new songs through the service and build up a library of up to 20,000 songs. Read more »