Google has released updates for Chrome across the board with a new version for Windows, OS X and Android respectively. On the desktop, Chrome, now updated to v22, gains the Mouse Lock API, which lets you play games inside the browser window without having to worry about the mouse pointer escaping the window or bumping into the sides. Basically the pointer will be locked to the window of the browser. You can try it out with this demo.
Other changes include additional enhancements for the upcoming Windows 8 and improvements for HiDPI or Retina display users on the new MacBook Pro. Read more »
The latest Apple iPhone is in our office and it’s ready to try and impress us. It’s thinner, much lighter, and faster in every aspect and although similar in shape, it feels completely different than the iPhone 4S.
The Apple iPhone 5 is powered by the new A6 chipset, which makes even the snappy iPhone 4S feel rather sluggish in comparison. Read more »
We all saw the absurdly long lines in front of the Apple Stores full of people waiting for days (or even weeks) to be among the first ones to get hold of the spanking new iPhone 5. Imagine how those people would feel if they saw the boxes full of iPhone 5 units fall before their eyes, generating the unmistakable sound of shattered glass.
Well, that’s exactly the kind of prank the guys over at AwesomenessTV pulled off in front of a few Apple Stores. The results are absolutely hilarious! Read more »
The browser war on the desktop is very heated, but in the mobile space things are pretty calm – the overwhelming majority of Android and iOS users use the default browser on their device.
Here’s something you might not have expected though – Chitika, an ad network and data analytics firm, found out that iOS users are more likely to install and use a 3rd party browser than Android users. Read more »
It’s known that the aluminum shell of the iPhone 5 has been plagued by chipping issues and that has certainly made a lot of iPhone 5 owners quite unhappy. One of them even wrote an email to Apple’s Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller and much to his surprise, he got a response.
9to5Mac has verified the authenticity of the email, but this is hardly the response the user was hoping to get. Read more »
Apple may be working hard to get rid of preinstalled Google apps on iOS devices iPhone, but Google is pushing the other way with high-quality apps like YouTube and Chrome. GOOG just updated the Chrome for iOS to make it compatible with the new iPhone 5 and it also fixed a Gmail-related issue.
The latest version of Chrome for iOS is 21.0.1180.82 is out and you can update from the App Store (the app itself will also notify you when there’s an update available). Read more »
Today Apple announced the iPhone 5 broke a new record – 5 million units sold in the first three days of its market availability. The press release contained some statistics about the iOS 6 updates as well.
According to the issued statement the iOS 6 landed on more than 100 million devices already, excluding the iPhone 5 units. Read more »
The chipping issues of the anodized aluminum back cover of the new iPhone caused a real storm this weekend and it seems the saga is not going to end anytime soon. Apple’s latest smartphone turned out to be way less durable than its predecessor and that made quite a lot of its early adopters angry.
And while build quality issues are not uncommon in an industry where time is so precious and technology is oftentimes pushed close to its limits, Apple might not be an innocent victim here. The latest development leads us to believe that the company was fully aware of the sensitive nature of the iPhone 5 back panel, but still proceeded with its manufacturing. Read more »
Apple Maps in iOS 6 lets you drop a pin and share the location over email, SMS or social networks. The recipient can click on these links and open the point described in the URL. It seems for now, though, Apple is choosing to let people open these links in Google Maps.
This comes as no surprise considering the Apple Maps are only available on iOS 6 devices so it’s better to let people open the link in what is arguably the best and most popular mapping service in the world. If you do have an iOS 6 device, then it would open within the Apple Maps application. Read more »
The iPhone 5 anodized aluminum body might be bending the laws of physics and everything, but it’s also shaping out to be quite sensitive. First we learn that some units come chipped out of the box and now we get this scratch test, which confirms that peeling the paint from your brand new iPhone 5 is easier than you might have thought.
The video is created by the ever helpful ifixit and shows how the iPhone 5 back panels handles keys and metal rings. The iPhone 4S was subjected to the same tests for comparison’s sake and it seemed to handle them way better than its successor. Read more »
Back at the Apple iPhone 5 announcement event, Phil Schiller claimed that the new iOS flagship has the world’s most advanced display yet. It appears, however, that this might not be entirely true, as one Nokia fan is keen to point out. He did a spec-by-spec comparison of the iPhone 5 and the Lumia 920 and the latest Apple smartphone didn’t really manage to impress there.
The PureMotion HD+ screen on the Nokia Lumia 920 packs some impressive technology and it’s hard to argue with the facts listed in the following slides. Read more »
The mobile gaming category is currently populated by two types of games, those that are meant to give you a “console quality” feel and others that are designed specifically with the touchscreen and the usage case in mind. While it’s nice to have high quality 3D visuals and extensive character and story driven games, in the end, the second category of games is the one that works the best and is the most popular.
HUEBRIX falls in the latter category. It’s a puzzle solving game for iOS and Android where you have to drag out paths and fill the shapes. Sounds simple, but it’s often the simple things that are the most enjoyable. We decided to find out if it that’s the case with this game. Read more »
This should hardly catch you by surprise, given that the company is under Google ownership. Motorola has followed Nokia’s example, and released an ad, which pokes fun at Apple’s far from perfect Maps service.
The ad, released by Motorola in Twitter and Google+ put the Apple iPhone 5 next to the company’s latest DROID RAZR M. Both devices have the same search query entered with Apple’s handset returning a rather questionable result. Read more »
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two weeks, you must know that Apple’s latest smartphone went on sale yesterday. To celebrate the occasion, the company has released a series of TV ads, dedicated to the iPhone 5.
The first video focuses on the new screen of the iPhone 5, which according to Apple is a perfect fit for the reach of your thumb. Read more »
When a hot smartphone comes to the market it has a number of tasks to complete on its launch day. After ticking the “being subjected to a teardown” box, the iPhone 5 is now facing the drop test challange.
And, as if seeing one ultra-expensive gadget crash against the floor isn’t painful enough to watch, we’ve got a second one to accompany it while taking the fall. The iPhone 5 is joined by the Samsung Galaxy S III in this experiment, conducted by Android Authority. Read more »