Google Maps is in league with some transit agencies in the US and Spain and Italy to give its users live updates and time tables right there on your PC or mobile device. They will tell you how long until your bus (train, etc.) will arrive at your stop.
This is actually pretty cool and is already available with no updates whatsoever for desktop browsers and Android smartphones. The currently covered cities are Turin (Italy), Madrid, Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Portland and Google says that’s just the beginning. Read more »
Nokia has just announced an update for their Drop app for Symbian smartphones. Initially used for pushing images and URLs to your smartphone, Nokia Drop now also gains support for sending map views and locations and RSS feeds from your computer to your smartphone.
The RSS feeds could be sent to both the Nokia reader app on your Symbian smartphone and its native browser, while the map views and locations will be pushed to the OVI maps app. Read more »
Surely there are lots of people who are not willing to pay $99/year for a developer’s account but still want to try the iOS 5 ahead of its release. Well, it is possible to do so because you could bypass the activation with these simple instructions.
The step-by-step tutorial is quite simple really, but you need to know a few things first: Read more »
Angry Birds Rio will soon receive an update to bring fans its newest episode – The Rio Carnival. It’s already available at the iTunes App Store for iOS and will soon be online at the Amazon Appstore for Android.
The new episode takes place at the carnival in Rio (which you should remember if you’ve seen the Rio movie). Read more »
Looks like someone’s not happy with the new iOS 5. Following Apple’s keynote where they announced the next version of iOS, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, director of the Windows Phone program, decided to use Twitter to vent his feelings about the new update.
In a couple of tweets that broke the needle on our sarcasm meter, Belfiore said that he was “flattered” that lots of great ideas from Windows Phone 7 made it over to iOS 5. Read more »
RIM have today issued the v1.0.5 update for their Tablet OS, which last time I checked covered the BlackBerry PlayBook and not much else. What the update brings is a host of welcome additions to PlayBook users and the screens below should give you a brief idea of how this affects the user experience.
For starters, the PlayBook friendly Facebook application now comes included in the update and within it you can now upload videos and delete messages alongside the fact that enhancements have been made to Facebook Search, Pages and the News Feed. Read more »
Gameloft surely is on a serious roll these days. The mobile gaming powerhouse released a multitude of trailers for upcoming video games including “9mm”, and the Unreal engine powered “March of Heroes”. Now, I have yet another on for you – it is called “Silent Ops” and, like the above mentioned two games, will come in Android or iOS flavor.
In a rather interesting fashion, the trailer of the video game looks a lot like one for a movie. Read more »
Yesterday was the kickoff of Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference for 2011. As you can imagine, we were all anticipating the changes this year’s keynote will bring for weeks before it actually took place. We even had a small poll going on whether or not there will be a new iPhone announcement even though rumors suggested there won’t be any.
Probably spoiled by Apple’s way of bringing new and innovative ideas to the table each year, I was hoping for something revolutionary, something that would rock my iOS-loving, iPhone-hugging world. Sadly all I saw were minor changes, most of which were already available one way or another. Read more »
The E3 expo is not all about home and pocket consoles. The mobile gaming is evolving rapidly these days so we are going to see even more mobile games presented on the expo in the future.
At this year’s expo Microsoft revealed eight new games for Windows Phone 7 that support the Xbox Live service – Beards and Beaks, Hasta La Muerte, Let’s Golf 2, Pac-Man CE DX, Splinter Cell Conviction, Tentacles, Top Gun and Z0mb1es. Read more »
The Notifications center is arguably the best part of iOS 5, coming to answer the prayers of millions of users around the world. However it appears that Apple have not exactly been the first to come up with the idea and we are not talking the Android implementation here.
No, there was an iOS implementation long before yesterday, thanks to a David Ashman, a Cydia app developer, and his LockInfo application. Here’s what that app does for free for those willing to jailbreak Read more »
Gameloft has since long produced some of the fines quality games for Android and iOS, but lately they seem to be even more productive than usual. The company has just announced that it will be launching its first title to use the Unreal engine for the Google and Apple platforms.
The game is called March of Heroes and it will be a first-person shooter. A pretty good first-person shooter, I might add, judging by that trailer. Read more »
Many new things were announced at this years’ WWDC in San Francisco ranging from the upcoming iOS 5, through the refreshing Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion” and all the way to the brand new iCloud service. While not everything that was presented today is as revolutionary and “magical” as we hoped for, there are still interesting new features that the new iDevices are getting.
We already covered the new iOS 5 features so now we are going to focus on the top 5 most interesting and cool features the iPads will get from the latest iOS iteration, which will come in the Fall. Read more »
Does Apple have a genuine beef with social networking giant Facebook or is it just irreconcilable differences? The lack of a proper Facebook integration in iOS is prompting a lot of questions – especially now that we see Twitter embedded in and out. Apple execs also seem to go out of their way to keep Facebook out of the conversation.
Rumor has it, Apple and Facebook supposedly had some talks about involving Facebook into Apple’s own music social network attempt – Ping. Sadly we’ve seen no progress so far. Steve Jobs had a comment for those fruitless talks, saying that Facebook had “onerous terms”, to which Apple couldn’t agree on. Read more »
Well in typical Cupertino fashion the new promo video is out for the premiere features in the latest iOS version – 5. The seats at the WWDC keynote hall are still warm and we’re hurrying to bring you the latest news.
The video follows suite in typical Apple style with the white background and nice tune to go behind the voices of featured Greg Joswiak (VP of iPod, iPhone and iOS Product Marketing) and Scott Forstall (Senior VP of iOS Software). They’re the ones talking us through the various key features of the new iOS release. Read more »
Adidas has teamed up with games developer THQ to create a miCoach app for motion-gaming platforms PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 for a true virtual workout with some of best professional sports stars in the world.
The app will display the star you’ve chosen (NBA superstar Dwight Howard, footballer Kaka and others) alongside you, working out and pointing the way for your own workout. This will be done virtually with your movement tracked thanks to the Kinect and PS Move controllers, and displayed on the screen. Read more »