Angry Birds Stella has been teased numerous times by Rovio, but we knew nothing beyond the pink Stella bird on the images. We didn’t know even the game’s genre.
Today that changes as Rovio has posted new teaser images, the first gameplay screenshot plus release date. Read more »
Google has released an update for the YouTube app on Android. The only major change is that you can now choose what resolution you stream the video at rather than have the app select it for you.
Now, when you click on the menu button in the video and tap on the gear icon, you will get a list of resolution options, from the eye-watering 144p all the way to 1080p. The max resolution will depend upon the video, of course. Even if you do come across a 4K video, however, the max setting is still 1080p. Read more »
Imangi studios, the developer behind the super popular endless runner series Temple Run, had a cool milestone to share today. Its titles have reached 1 billion downloads across the platforms where they are available.
The company includes both versions of Temple Run in the number, but not the Disney spin-offs Brave and Oz. All games are available on what are currently the top three smartphone platforms – Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Some of the titles also have BlackBerry 10 and Windows RT versions. Read more »
The trickle of information about the LG G Watch continues and not always from official sources – despite having scheduled the smartwatch for a launch next month there are still large parts of its spec sheet that are unclear, including the chipset.
Right from the get go LG unveiled the watch will have 512MB RAM, but a leaked firmware image has offered a wealth of information including a quad-core processor. Read more »
Nova Launcher is one of the most popular homescreen replacement apps for Android and today it got an update to version 3.0. We featured the app back in our Android for beginners guide and dubbed it as one of the best in its category.
With the latest Nova Launcher version, there are a number of cool new features, chief among which is the ability to make Google searches by saying “Ok, Google”. This command is taken from the Google Experience Launcher and is now available in a number of other launchers as well. Read more »
The latest Spotify update doesn’t bring a laundry list of changes, just one important one.
The music service is making it much easier for you to download your entire music catalog for offline listening. Read more »
Instagram for iOS and Android got treated to a major update. Version 6.0 of the popular app brings new image editing tools which are certain to appeal to the photo sharing crowd.
With the latest version of the app, Instagram users for iOS and Android can adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, warmth, and other aspects of their photos. Read more »
Apple didn’t spend much time detailing the new Safari version that comes as a part of the iOS 8 update, only mentioning its slightly altered UI and improved search box. Today, however, we learn that it will also bring improved HTML5 support.
Benchmarks of the new mobile Safari appeared in the HTML5test.com database, showing that the browser scores 440 points (out of 550). That’s notably better than the 412 score of its predecessor and even beats the Android 4.4 KitKat stock browser, which achieves 428 points. Read more »
Google Glass is a revolutionary product with a major issue – a lot of people just can’t swallow how it looks. Google is great at tech and software, but for the design the company is bringing in outside help. First, Ivy Ross who was head designer for Mattel, Disney, Calvin Klein and others. Now, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg.
Von Furstenberg has already worked with Glass by having her models wear the gadget at a New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 show. Read more »
Sony has just brought its Xperia T3 smartphone to life and as the tradition goes on such occasions, we get a promo video highlighting the smartphone’s key selling points. If you don’t feel like reading through all the technical specs this is where you can get a quick overview of the mid-ranger strengths.
The video is mostly about the design – Sony is pretty proud of the Xperia T3′s ultra slim waistline and its steel frame. Other features that get a mention are the 8MP camera that comes complete with a bunch of Sony home-baked apps and the 5.3″ Triluminous display of 720p resolution. Read more »
After T-Mobile started rolling out the Android 4.4.3 update to the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 in the US, Google has now updated its factory images and binaries page with the latest update. The factory images are available for the aforementioned devices as well as the Nexus 10.
The factory images will come in handy to anyone looking to flash their device with the latest update but those who are not sure should stay away from them and wait for the update to be available for download over-the-air. Read more »
Want a decent Android tablet that won’t break the bank? Then you may want to keep an eye on the Dell Venue 8.
It’s an Android slate that retails for $199 and packs a fairly decent list of specs. Read more »
Asus unveiled two new Transformer Pads, Android 4.4 powered tablets with keyboard docks. Those shouldn’t be confused with the three other Transformers unveiled today as they are mostly Windows devices.
Anyway, the two new tablets both fall under “Transformer Pad” name but they are actually two fairly different 10.1″ tablets. Read more »
Asus unveiled a large number of devices at the start of Computex, including four laptops – the Asus Transformer Book V, Transformer Book T300 Chi, Transformer Book Flip and Zenbook NX500. To call the Transformer Book V a “laptop” would be like calling a centaur a horse, however. Asus calls it “the world’s first five-mode, three-in-one converged laptop”.
It’s the device Asus was teasing with the blender video. Read more »
Samsung is now seeding Android 4.4 KitKat firmware updates for two of its most popular slates – the original Galaxy Note 10.1 and the LTE flavor of its successor – the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition.
Samsung began updating the Wi-Fi-only (Exynos-based) Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition six weeks ago. Now that its LTE-enabled Snapdragon 800-powered sibling is jumping on the KitKat bandwagon as well, we guess the 3G-enabled models should follow suit soon. Read more »