This is it – Apple’s flagship device for 2013 – the iPhone 5s. The new phone comes to sweep iFans off their feet with a new Touch ID home button, a 15% larger camera sensor, the spanking new Gold color option and a 64-bit Apple A7 processor.
At first glance the iPhone 5s looks identical to the iPhone 5 but when you look closer, you start seeing the differences. There’s a dual LED flash, the Space Gray version replaces the Black one of old (and looks grayer indeed), while on the front the home button now has a sapphire glass-covered sensor with an aluminum ring around it. Read more »
Yet another leak of the upcoming iPad 5 has emerged. This time, we’re treated to high resolution photos of the Space Gray color variation of Apple’s fifth generation slate.
From all the leaks so far we expect the iPad 5 to look a lot like the iPad mini, sporting the same design for its edges and narrower bezels than the iPad 4. Read more »
Today Apple iPhone 5c arrived at our office and as the tradition goes, we unboxed it in front of our camera and took a quick tour around its UI.
The iPhone 5c comes in a brand new colorful and plastic shell, but its internals are identical to the already discontinued iPhone 5. The battery capacity is the only thing that got bumped by a hair. Read more »
EA Sports FIFA 14 got a grand release in NZ App Store a couple of days ago and the latest action blockbuster game is now available for both Android and iOS platforms across the globe.
FIFA 14 is up for grabs on App Store and Play Store for free of cost, but the game requires you to make in-app purchases to unlock its premium features. Read more »
So after a long time BlackBerry finally decided to release BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM, on the iPhone and Android. The dates were set; September 21 for the Android version and September 22 for the iPhone version. And when the time finally arrived, they dropped the ball.
The first comedy arrived in the form of September 21 coming and going with no sign of the Android version. Thankfully, the company kept their word and released the iPhone version on September 22 but the Android version was still not available despite the fact that it had a one day headstart. And then finally, the company pulled even the iPhone version from the App Store. Read more »
According to a claim by the hackers of the Chaos Computer Club, the Touch ID fingerprint scanner of the iPhone 5s has been successfully cracked. The biometric security system has been broken by “using easy everyday means.”
The Apple fingerprint sensor has a higher resolution compared to the ones used so far. Read more »
The original Angry Birds Star Wars hit the app stores last year in November and came as a breath of fresh air. Although an Angry Birds game at heart, the game featured brand new birds modeled after Star Wars characters and had their own unique new powers that made the game more exciting than what you’d expect from an Angry Birds game.
Now, Rovio is back with a sequel, with the aptly named Angry Birds Star Wars II that is based on the prequel trilogy of Star Wars movies, and once again features several new characters and environments in dozens of new levels. But after four years and several similar games, is flinging birds at pigs still going to be entertaining? Let’s find out. Read more »
The hotly anticipated BlackBerry Messenger for iOS is finally official. The app is currently available for download in the App Store.
Update: The unreleased version of BBM for Android has resulted in more than 1.1 million activations in first 8 hours, causing lot of issues for the company. So, BlackBerry has paused the global roll out of BBM for Android and iPhone. Read more »
Google has updated its Translate application for the iOS platform. The latest version of the Google Translate for iPhone and iPad now comes with a couple of new features that were previous available only on the Android ecosystem.
Google Translate for iOS now comes with a re-designed user interface to compliment the new iOS 7 OS. Read more »
Apple recently announced its iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c a couple of days ago and both the smartphones went on sale earlier today. The folks at Android Authority have already managed to get their hands on the latest iPhones and guess what, the first thing they did was to drop it.
If you are planning to pick up the iPhone 5s or the iPhone 5c for yourself, then you might be interested in checking out what happens to your favourite gadget when you drop them. Read on to see how the new iPhones perform in a drop test. Read more »
Google recently acquired the company behind the Quickoffice app for iOS and Android devices. And just like with Snapseed, they have now made the app free and available on both platforms.
Quickoffice is a mobile productivity app that lets you create, view and edit Microsoft Office files, such as your Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. The new app now also integrates with Google Drive and if you download and log into your Google account from the app, you also get an additional 10GB of Google Drive storage space for the next two years. Read more »
Google’s ambitious Wallet service has largely been ignored by everyone since it launched a couple of years ago. The service was available only on a handful of carriers and Android devices with NFC built-in and thus was unavailable to a majority of people out there.
Google partially solved the problem earlier this week by lifting the NFC limit and making the Wallet app available on every Android device and US carrier. But starting today, you can now also use the Google Wallet service on your iPhone. Read more »
It appears that Apple is blocking non-certified Lightning cables from charging iPhones running iOS 7. The move is line with a warning from the Cupertino giant, issued during the launch of an iOS 7 pre-release version.
Certified cables from Apple contain a chip which allows them to get authenticated by the new OS. Read more »
Without making a big fuss about it, Apple has increased the download size limit over your cellular connection in the App Store apps and the iTunes videos, books, and music content to 100MB. Previously, the cap was set to 50MB, but as app development for iOS progresses, the size of apps increases and the bump was simply unavoidable.
Additionally, iCloud has dropped its exclusive Safari/Internet Explorer bookmark syncing capabilities and now supports syncing your iOS device bookmarks with both Chrome and Firefox. Read more »
A few hours ago Rovio released the Angry Birds Star Wars II into the Android’s Play Store, Apple’s AppStore and Windows Phone Store. The games costs 99c, but you can have it for free on Android if you opt for the ad-supported version.
Angry Birds Star Wars II covers the events of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (Episode I, II and III), so the nostalgic fever we felt in the first game is now gone. Read more »