It’s not a teaser of the upcoming Galaxy device if it doesn’t offer some symbolic Apple bashing along the way.
Well this time there wasn’t any beating around the bush and it was quite obvious who the target was – an Apple store in Sydney, Australia. Read more »
Gameloft announced the development of N.O.V.A. 3 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance – the next installment to the highly popular mobile series.
The game will become available later this year for the two leading smartphone platforms – iOS and Android, but unfortunately that’s as specific as the official info gets. Read more »
Good news for mobile gamers came today as two of the most popular smartphone and tablet titles, Angry Birds Space and Cut the Rope, got updated with new levels.
Angry Birds Space got a new chapter – Fry Me to the Moon. It contains 10 icy levels. The update also brings 20 space eagles for free plus you will get one free space eagle for each day you log into the game starting tomorrow. Read more »
Today Apple announced the dates for this year’s WWDC event. It will take place at San Francisco’s Moscone West between June 11-15.
Just don’t get your iPhone 5 hopes too high yet. Read more »
Apple has announced its financial results for the fiscal second quarter of 2012 that ended in March 31, 2012. Their total revenue for this quarter was $39.2 billion and the quarterly net profit was $11.6 billion. In comparison, the figures were $24.7 billion and $6.0 billion respectively for the same quarter last year.
As usual, the iPhone did very well this quarter, with Apple selling 35.1 million of those, up by 88 percent compared to year-ago quarter. Sales were down compared to the first quarter, however, where Apple managed to sell 37.04 million iPhones, the reason for this being chalked down to the holiday season that boosted the sales in the previous quarter. Read more »
Microsoft has just updated its SkyDrive app on iOS and Windows Phone to version 2.0. The application now supports the iPad, including the Retina screen on the latest one, and there are other new tidbits meant to make the life of the users of both platforms a lot easier.
To start with, you can now choose multiple images or videos to upload from your device. The full lists follows below.
Update: Microsoft has also released desktop apps for Windows and MacOS allowing you a local access to your files in lieu of what Dropbox does. These aps are just preview versions, but they are a clear sign of what’s coming. Now it’s Google’s turn to come up with a stronger card. Read more »
If you had any form of doubt after all the leaks, rumors and reports of Google Drive being real and launching next week, this video should put them to rest.
It’s from the latest Android Developers hangout on Google+ and shows Google Drive listed as a sharing option on one of the developer’s phones. Read more »
Logitech has launched a new posh cover for the recently released Apple iPad 3. Unlike the plethora of covers available for the Apple tablet, this one features a Bluetooth keyboard built in, so you could type you way out of any situation.
Also compatible with the iPad 2, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover features the usual array of magnet strips used for the automatic screen wake-up and position lock for, sadly, just one tilt angle. Its keyboard, however, could survive as long as 6 months on a single batch of fresh batteries, if you use it for two hours a day. Read more »
If you like reading on your phone then you may have used or heard of Read it Later. One of the most popular reading apps around, Read it Later allowed you to mark sites on your desktop browser for reading later and then when you go to the mobile app you would find them there properly formatted for the display of your smartphone.
Read it Later has now gone through a major redesign and is now called Pocket. The developers have changed almost every visible aspect of the application, and it looks almost nothing like the old one. It is also completely free, unlike Read it Later, which was sold in free and paid versions. Read more »
Rumors about Google’s own cloud file sharing service dubbed Drive have been roaming the Internet for quite a while now. There are strong indications the launch is imminent and, now we hear it will be happening as early as next week.
The guys from TechCrunch got their hands on the Google Drive app for Mac OS X, proving the search giant’s intention of launching its newest service in the nearest future. Read more »
Apple doesn’t usually hire celebrities to endorse their products. In fact, the last time I remember they hired somewhat popular actors was in their Get a Mac series of ads with Justin Long and John Hodgman back in 2009. So it’s curious to see popular actress Zooey Deschanel and all-round badass Samuel L. Jackson in the latest iPhone 4S commercials airing in the US.
Both the ads revolve around Siri, with the actors finding out things and getting things done using only their voice. It’s the usual stuff, like finding out a restaurant nearby, settings or cancelling reminders, and playing music. Stuff that we have seen before in older 4S ads, except this time it’s a bit special because of the actors. Read more »
A recent report by a Beijing analytics company rated Android device penetration in China to a whopping 68.4% by the end of 2011.
By comparison, iOS was only able to snag mere 5.7% of that same pie. Read more »
The critically acclaimed and award winning title Max Payne is now available on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The game has been released on the App Store and costs $2.99.
Max Payne is popular not just because it featured great action but it was also one of the first games to feature a cinematic story that gave the players a feeling of watching an action movie and not just playing a video game. It was also the first game to feature the now famous slow motion gameplay feature dubbed Bullet Time. Read more »
The DoJ has sued Apple along with five major publishers for allegedly fixing prices for ebooks available through iBooks on various Apple devices.
Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillian, Penguin and Simon & Schuster have all been targeted alongside Apple for entering into pricing agreements over how much to charge for ebooks. Read more »
A lot of hullabaloo has been made in recent times about Foxconn and the working condition of the people who work in its factories. Unfortunately, we never really got a good look at how these people work and how they make the products, such as the iPad. That is until now.
Marketplace correspondent Rob Schmitz was recently granted access to one of Foxconn’s factories that manufactures Apple products, where he made a multi-part documentary about the working conditions of the people there, of which the first video shows how the iPad gets made. Read more »