Here’s something from the “curious, but is it useful?” category – MSI have released an Android version of their Afterburner utility. Afterburner allows users to overclock the MSI graphics cards on their computers.
So, with this new app you can do it remotely from your droid phone or tablet. Read more »
Fringland has just made the latest version of their Fring IM client for Android official. It brings several key improvements and support for many new droids including the best-seller Samsung Galaxy S II, the HTC Flyer slate and the LTE-capable Samsung Droid Charge.
In addition to improved stability, the latest Android-meant Fring version brings improved voice quality and, most notable, of all free Group Video calls with up to 4 friends. Read more »
The good folks at SamFirmware have gotten their hands on the Gingerbread firmware for the Samsung S5570 Galaxy Mini and S5660 Galaxy Gio. The firmware runs on Android 2.3.3 update and is dated May 7 and June 2 respectively.
Now Samsung has already announced that they will be releasing a Gingerbread update for these phones. But if you are feeling particularly impatient, you can Read more »
A couple of days ago Josh Phillips, Program Manager for Windows Phone Engineering posted about a bunch of enhancements coming to both Music and Videos in the upcoming Mango update on the Windows Phone Blog. The changes come on two levels, some proper additions and some background tweaks.
Firstly there’s the addition of Smart DJ, using “seeds” i.e. an artist, album or song, it congregates music from your library and makes various mixes to suit genre or mood. If you have a Zune Pass music subscription, it can pick from the bounty of tracks on the Zune catalog as well. Read more »
Good news for iOS jailbreakers. Developer iH8sn0w has released the iFaith tool, which allows you dump SHSH blobs of your current current firmware on your iOS device even if Apple closed its signing.
In case you are not a regular jailbreaker and are wondering what SHSH blobs are, here’s the deal. Apple allows you to install only the latest available version of iOS on your device. If you need to use an older version, such as for jailbreaking or unlocking, you can only install those by emulating Apple’s authentication servers on your computer (easier than it sound).
In order to emulate them though, you need those bits of code that are unique to every iPhone. They are called SHSH blobs and they are like authentication tokens that validate the process of installing the respective version of iOS. Read more »
With HDMI output on its way to becoming a fixture on premium smartphones, Nokia has taken mobile media sharing to the next step with the release of its own Play To app for its latest and greatest Symbian smartphones.
The free app allows the owners of Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01 or Nokia X7 Read more »
Gameloft has seriously decided to take the mobile gaming experience to another level, folks. With the announcement of the trailer of its latest mobile game called “9mm”, the gaming powerhouse is bound to bring a Grand Theft Auto styled shooter right into your pockets.
The game offers an immersive story line and rarely seen, high quality graphics. Read more »
What if I was to say that we have in our mitts a device that is to end forever the reign of affordable mp3 players? Well, I could be wrong but the W8 seems to pack a lot of bang for a device of its miniscule stature and it doesn’t seem afraid to use it.
Sony Ericsson decided to relight an old flame in the face of the Xperia X8 by giving it a Walkman branding and sending it off into the unknown pockets of young, enthusiastic teens with affiliations for loud music. It has a 3” capacitive display of HVGA (320 x 480) resolution, 3.2 MP camera and the pocket-friendliness of its small body. And this just might be the only Walkman phone that has no orange coating whatsoever on its body. Read more »
Microsoft showed off its progress with Windows 8 at the D9 Conference as promised. A 4 minute video demonstrates how they’ve broken away from the interface that has been slowly evolving since Windows 1.0 and they’ve gone for something that looks a lot like Windows Phone 7.
The major change here is the Start screen – that’s right, gone is the iconic Start menu, replaced with a tile-based screen, much like the WP7 one. Instead of shortcuts, apps get a tile, which they can use to display various relevant info. Read more »
Apple’s own productivity suite has been available for the iPad since its launch. Now, the company has finally made the app available for the iPhone and iPod touch.
The iWork for iPhone and iPad will consist of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. Read more »
Sprint USA has confirmed that the HTC EVO 3D will be shipping with 3D content preinstalled. There were no dates given as to when exactly customers can expect the device, though.
The EVO 3D will have preloaded a 3D version of the movie Green Hornet and will come with the HTC Watch and Blockbuster services for movie buying and rentals with special 3D content available via those services too. Read more »
While most of the Android users are running Froyo on their devices, some running Gingerbread and some others getting ready for Ice Cream Sandwich that Google recently announced at their I/O event, there are few unlucky souls who are still stuck on Android 1.6 Do… Do… what was it again? Oh yes, Donut. Some of these unlucky souls include owners of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 in US on the AT&T network.
But Sony Ericsson has a heart. It heard the pleas of all these people who were crying for the latest version of Android on their device. And so they decided to take action. What have they done? Well, they released Android 2.1 update for the Xperia X10. Read more »
Of all the Android app markets the world has to offer, the Amazon one is the best to visit today. It offers the popular Plants vs Zombies game exclusively and it’s free for today only.
The game is quite a fun and offers a unique defense style of gameplay. You plant all sorts of battle-ready vegetation in front of your house so the upcoming crafty zombies don’t eat your brains. Read more »
Nokia is showcasing the NFC capabilities of its C7 Symbian device using an NFC version of the widely popular Angry Birds game, dubbed Magic. This all goes down at the MeeGo conference in San Francisco. The purpose of the game is to find someone with a C7 smartphone and using the NFC chip inside to unlock levels, after you’re done with the previous ones.
You get 5 levels of Angry Birds after which you will need to unlock the next five by pairing two C7 units together. It’s a clever idea, I have to admit. Read more »
HTC filed a request at the US Patent and Trademark Office to protect the term HTC Play as a trademark. Reportedly this is the name of a future HTC-exclusive app market for games (I’m guessing Android ones), to which every HTC phone will have access.
Now I’m not sure if another app store is what we most need at the moment, as there are, what, 10 of them already? You have the Amazon store you have the Opera store, a couple of obscure ones like SlideMe and, of course, the Android Market . I just don’t see the point. Android started off as a unified OS with its own ecosystem, spanning through manufacturer to manufacturer. Now there are Xperia PLAY-exclusive games, exclusive application stores and this all makes the choice of which droid to grab all the harder for the end user. Read more »