The week is done and so is the last poll we did. It faced probably the best portable tablets on the market currently in the face of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and the Apple iPad mini 2.
You guys gave your votes and now that we’re about to close the subject we can reflect and see what’s what. Some fights were very close the whole week and ended close, others ended with a big difference in scores. The verdict – sorry Apple fans but your portable slate got its digitizer handed to it in a statement win for the Galaxy Tab S 8.4. Read more »
As has been expected for quite a while, Facebook has started taking the Messenger part out of its official app for iOS and Android this week, prompting those who want to use the feature to install the standalone Messenger. To say that this hasn’t gone well with users would be an understatement.
Facebook Messenger is now the No.1 app in the iTunes App Store for iOS, but it has a paltry one-star rating. It’s unclear if something like this has ever happened before – for the most downloaded app in the App Store to have such dismal reviews. Read more »
Meta used to be the king of the smartwatch roost back in the day, but they’ve been pretty quiet on the wearable front. That is, until now.
Meet the Meta M1, which goes on pre-order today. Read more »
You want an iPhone 6 plated with gold, rose gold or platinum? Goldgenie has you covered – it has already listed the three different luxurious versions of the upcoming iPhone 6.
The 24ct gold flavor will set you back £1100, the platinum version costs £1140, while the rose gold model is priced at £1124. Those three are already available on pre-order in the UK and will ship for free once the iPhone 6 goes official. Read more »
Yelp’s great for finding new restaurants in strange cities, but what about foreign places where you don’t speak the native tongue?
Well have no fear, because the Yelp app for iOS will now automatically translate reviews in a language you’ll understand. Read more »
The new Foursquare app, which was detailed back in July, has finally gone live in both the iTunes App Store for iOS as well as the Google Play Store for Android.
The purpose of the new app is mainly to let you search for and discover great places, no matter where you may be in the world. The check-in feature that basically made the old Foursquare famous will only be available via Swarm, which is another app by the same company. Read more »
China has reportedly ousted Apple devices from its government’s official procurement list. This means that the company’s wares can no longer be purchased by Chinese institutions using public money.
The reason cited for the move apparently has to do with “security concerns”, according to some government officials familiar with the matter. Read more »
Angry Birds Stella is one of the most teased Rovio games ever. Luckily this is coming to an end very soon – on September 4 – when the game will be released officially on all major platforms.
The new game will introduce a bunch of female characters ad will supposedly resemble the original Angry Birds game in terms of gameplay. Read more »
Italian luxury brand Caviar has launched a successor of its limited edition Putinphone, and it was only logical since all 44 units of the first one were sold out in just one day. The Putinphone 2, however, sports a titanium back engraved with the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin and 499 units will be made.
Based on the iPhone 5s, the Putinphone 2′s full model name is the Caviar iPhone 5S Ti Supremo Putin. And it costs the cool $3,320 (RUB 119,000). Read more »
A full port of the legendary video game BioShock is coming soon to iOS. The word arrived on Twitter from the developers of the original 2007 title – 2K Games.
The team from 2K China has created the port of the game. Read more »
It’s been a long time coming, but the latest usage statistics from Net Applications show that iOS has fallen behind Android in terms of total active usage.
While Android has long since surpassed Apple’s offering in terms of market share, this is the first time that Google’s mobile OS is also being used more than iOS. Read more »
We’ve seen plenty of dummies now here’s a photo of an Apple iPhone 6 in a retail box. We only see part of the box but it looks like the standard Apple retail box.
The box just says “iPhone 6,” contrary to past rumors of switching to “Air” as the name for the new iPhone (following the iPad’s example) Read more »
The Inner World is another one of those popular indie games that was released for the PC and then eventually trickled down to the mobile platform. The game released on iOS late last year but the developers recently ported the game over to Android as well.
The Inner World is a point and click 2D game, along the lines of Machinarium. But although the gameplay might seem familiar, the game has its own story to tell. So let us take a look at the insides of The Inner World. Read more »
We’re taking a little detour from our regular routine with poll making and will be pitting two slates against each other instead of smartphones. Well, maybe not such a big detour after all.
In this weekly poll installment we’re putting the two best-equipped portable slates around – the newly-arrived Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 against the market-leading Apple iPad mini 2. Read more »
Ok Google, Siri, Cortana; these personal assistants have been helping us with our search queries, appointment scheduling, and navigation needs on a daily basis. But what if we wanted our smartphone’s personal assistants to be a little more personal?
Enter Ask Ooloo, a mobile assistant application that gets your questions answered by an actual person. Read more »