Easter is coming and you know how RovioMobile, the developer of the blockbuster game Angry Birds rolls when a major holiday is just around the corner. Yes, an Easter update to Angry Birds Seasons is imminent and is coming later this month, as Rovio themselves tweeted recently.
The exact number of levels the update is going to include is not clear yet, but I personally expect around 15 levels worth of pig slaying. But that’s not all – the original Angry Birds and the latest Angry Birds Rio will also get updated. Read more »
By a lucky coincidence a tech site – Techfrom10 dot-com, came across the new Music application for Android. We’ve prepared some screenshots to show you how good the new UI looks.
In terms of looks the new music app looks a lot like the Vanilla gallery. It has interactive backgrounds Read more »
It was just yesterday we saw a bunch of Windows 8 screenshots from the latest (Milestone 3) alpha release. Today we got something even better – a few shots from the tablet-oriented Immersive UI of Windows 8.
The Immersive web browser in Windows 8 for tablets
The screenshots above are taken from the Immersive browser, which implements the Metro UI, but acts as the desktop Internet Explorer 9. It was designed to work on a specific resolution, which resulted in the improper displaying. Read more »
People are flocking in to download Angry Birds Rio – 10 million did in the first 10 days since the game launched (it was exclusive at the Amazon Appstore for a day). That’s an impressive number indeed.
Rovio is going all out with cross promotion, they’re even going to put out a new Rio themed wallpaper out every day… Read more »
The Facebook app for iOS (excluding the iPads) has been updated to version 3.4. It brings along the Map View for the Places section, a Check-in function for events and places and even a un-friend option straight from your device.
Today it seems a lot of emphasis is being put on check-in functionality on our handhelds. Earlier it was the Google Maps for Android, now this. Read more »
Nokia Beta Labs just introduced the Nokia Drop, which despite its name is all about pushing – pushing a photo or a web site from your desktop browser to your Symbian phone.
It’s nothing novel – Firefox users are thinking “Sync!” while Chrome/Android users are mumbling something about Chrome to Phone. But Symbian didn’t get to play the over-the-air push game, until now that is… Read more »
The Google Maps application for Android has just been updated to version 5.3. It now brings some previously computer-exclusive stuff like location history – or in other words, where you’ve been to and how much time you’ve spent there.
The Google Maps app is no longer just a digital map of the world. It’s now a mapping service – slash – SatNav app with the ability to check you in at home, work and all sorts of places. And it even lets you give reviews to places, add specific things you like about a place. And all this is posted to the virtual profile of the place for everyone (using Google Places) to see. Google is essentially integrating the Places experience into Maps. Read more »
It was just a few days ago when Google announced the +1 vote for the search results. Well now it is already available for testing, you just need to go to Google Labs and activate it.
The best part of the +1 idea is far away from the social scene though. Google will record every +1 vote to a specific website and will use that data to improve its search results.
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Good news for those of you still waiting on the “NoDo” update for your Windows Phone 7 device. Chris Walsh, one of the creators of “ChevronWP7″ (the first Windows Phone homebrew) has taken apart the latest Windows Phone “Support Tools” that were released earlier today.
The tools are designed for troubleshooting failed updates and even have the ability to “unbrick” a device, but Chris uncovered that they also have the means to update any WP7 handset to any version of the software currently publicly available from Microsoft. This lets you update without having to wait for your carrier (great for WP7 users on AT&T as their February and March updates are still at the “testing” stages). This unofficial update is completely carrier-independent so it works for everyone. Read more »
Computer manufacturers are hot on making their own tablets. Tablets with slim and sleek hardware, ARM-based CPUs and tablet-oriented opeating systems seem to be the the future of portable computing and entertainment and every manufacturers wants in. Well, it’s Sony’s turn with Sir Howard Stringer, Sony’s CEO, just went ahead and confirmed the company’s plans of unveiling a tablet.
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Apple may have tightened the security on the iOS 4.3 with the .1 update, but the developers have beaten them once again. The new redsn0w version is out and it jailbreaks every Apple device running (officially) iOS 4.3.1, but the iPad 2 and the CDMA iPhone 4.
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Time lapse videos are one of the most beautiful and many times stunning, even, forms of video capture. A time lapse video is a sequence of many photos, which display the world in front of you in a fast seamless motion.
And if you thought time lapse videos are only for the pros, you’re wrong. Yes, there’s an app for that too… And if you don’t have an iPhone…
Bahh, I’m kidding. The TimeLapse app is a great iPhone/iPod Touch app, which puts you in control of your own short movie project. Chances are you’ll surprise yourself how good those videos actually can get with almost no effort. Read more »
We’ve come across a new promo video of the HTC Flyer. It’s highlights the main features that distinguish the Flyer from the pack of Android 3.0 Honeycomb-running tabs and slates out there. And it’s a six-minute video, so you can imagine it gets pretty detailed.
The video is very good, actually, and fun to watch. It shows some pretty sweet organizing stuff, like taking notes with audio and pictures and even handwritten remarks thanks to the HTC Scribe technology.
A very important thing we noticed is that the Flyer demonstrates in the video the new lock screen on HTC Sense 3.0. We also saw this on the Sprint version of the HTC EVO 3D. It gives you the choice of 4 apps, which you can open directly from the lock screen. Those can be rearranged however you like. It makes us think that the Flyer might keep other goodies under its hood.
But I can’t help to notice that its makers have borrowed really heavily from Sony and Apple – to a point where it gets confusing. A tablet like no other? Really? Read more »
Some guys over at Nokia Denmark have freed the Parrot AR.Drone from its iOS shackles and have written a control app for Symbian^3 devices (the Nokia N8, E7, C7, C6-01).
The app lets you fly the AR.Drone by using on screen controls and the phone’s accelerometer… Read more »
Vimeo has just launched its official iOS app. You can watch all the Vimeo videos and upload yours. But wait, there is more – the app offers quite a capable video editor too.
You can record videos directly from the Vimeo app interface and edit them. You can trim or combine videos, add external audio tracks or even subtitles and choose different transition effect.
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