The new iPad and iPad mini, announced in Q3 of this year, haven’t even launched in China but Apple is still dominating the tablet market there. According to the statistics every 3 out of 4 tablets sold there as being made by Apple.
This bodes well for Apple in China – particularly for its tablet division – where year-on-year sales of tablets have increased by more than 60%. Read more »
Angry Birds Star Wars has just got its first update – the planet Hoth. It adds 20 new Hoth-themed levels, new pink (Leia) bird, bonus levels and AT-ATs.
The update is free and is available as of today on iOS and will land any moment in the Play Store too. Updates for the other platforms should follow very soon too. Read more »
A new Skype 4.2 version is now available in the Apple’s App Store for all the iPhones, iPads and iPods Touch running on iOS 4.3 or later.
It adds support for Microsoft accounts and you can now chat with your Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com contacts directly from within Skype. The 4.2 version also allows you to tap and hold for edit on instant messages. Read more »
Adobe’s Photoshop Touch may not be quite in the same league as its desktop counterpart but compared to other image editing applications available on mobile it does allow you to do a heck of a lot more.
The app was so far only available on tablets on both the platforms and was optimized for the bigger 10-inch displays. In the latest v1.4 release, however, Adobe has optimized it for smaller tablet displays. The UI is now optimized for the iPad mini and 7-inch Android tablets, such as the Nexus 7, up to a minimum resolution of 1024 x 600. Read more »
Google has updated their Google Drive and Chrome apps on both the platforms.
The new Google Drive app gets a slew of new features but the biggest one is the ability to edit spreadsheet within the apps, which makes it so much more useful now. Read more »
Just as promised, the famous singer and musician Will.i.am (Black Eyed Peas) introduced his intriguing 14MP camera accessories for the Apple iPhone 5 at a special event in London.
The accessories are part of the i.am+ foto.sosho line-up and comprise of the C.4, V.4 for the iPhone 4 and 4S V.5 and L.5, naturally, for the iPhone 5. All of them come with interchangeable lenses and a dedicated app. Read more »
The Apple iPad share in the tablet market in Q3 has remained flat at 55%. That’s more than half of the entire segment, which is a pretty great achievement.
However Android now covers 44% of the tablet shipments in Q3, which means the open-source OS is gaining speed faster than previously projected. Read more »
The beautiful aluminum body of the iPhone 5 is a scratch magnet and there’s no denying that. However, how bad exactly does Apple’s latest smartphone look after two months of use?
Gizmodo’s Sam Biddle compares two black iPhone 5s – one used with a case, and the other not. Read more »
NetAplications has made a chart comparing browser hits by platform covering the last two years shows that Android has caught on with the iPhone but that the iPad is still dominating the mobile traffic.
Also, according to IBM, iOS devices accounted for 18.5% of all online transactions this Black Friday, compared to just 5.5% for Android. Read more »
Back in August we had heard that Facebook was urging its employees, who mostly use iPhones that the company gave them, to switch to Android. The reason behind this was they knew that the Android version of their app sucks and that they wanted their employees to dogfood their app and report back on what’s wrong with it.
Apparently, Facebook hasn’t given up on that initiative and is continuing to urge its employees to switch to Android, as can be seen by these new posters found on Facebook’s Menlo Park campus. Read more »
Some of you may be familiar with Paper Monsters, which was released on iOS back in January this year. While it took its time, the Android version of the game has finally been released and is now available on Google Play.
For those who don’t know, Paper Monsters is a side scrolling ‘2.5D‘ game involving characters and environment made out of paper. Let’s take a closer look at it. Read more »
The legal war between Apple and Samsung continues and the latest move from the South Korean conglomerate is adding some of the new products that were recently announced by Apple.
The already long list of Apple products that Samsung claims violates their patents will now include the new fourth generation iPad with Retina display, iPad mini and the fifth generation iPod touch. Read more »
Thanksgiving Day is here and so are the sales. EA and Gameloft have decided to kick things off by offering discounts on some of their popular titles.
EA has slashed the prices on many of its popular titles, which means you can now pick up games such as Dead Space, Mass Effect Infiltrator, Shift 2 Unleashed, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and Mirror’s Edge for just $0.99. Read more »
In celebration of the 10 year anniversary of 80′s style car thievery and gunplay, Rockstar is re-releasing Grand Theft Audo: Vice City for Android and iOS on December 6th.
It seems like just yesterday we were busy rolling through Miami on a killing spree to the tune of Roxette. Read more »
Spiceworks is a go-to place for ITs to find information, ideas and problem solutions on the web.
The guys over there decided to put together an infographic about what hot tech toys ITs want to get for Christmas this year, based on the opinions of “over 800 IT pros”. Follow on to see it. Read more »