Nokia and Microsoft have been targeting Android and iOS in their ads and campaigns, urging users to switch to Lumia while Microsoft is planning on releasing an Android app demonstrating the variety of WP’s apps.
Well the latest ad coming from Redmond is dubbed Don’t fight and sarcastically portrays Samsung and Apple’s fans as bickering fanboys, who just love to promote their favorite brands and bash their opponents. Read more »
Google has always celebrated important dates in its own cool way – with an animated doodle related to the event. This year, Google has a brilliant environment-themed doodle for Earth Day.
Earth Day was celebrated for the first time in the United States in the year 1970 and a whopping 20 million Americans took part and demonstrated in a movement for a healthy, sustainable environment for all the people across their country. Read more »
We’ve seen both expensive and flashy iPhone cases in our time, but few as cool as this Iron Man themed one. Modeled after Tony Stark’s suit, the iPhone 5 exclusive case is certainly going to make your geeky friends lose their mind.
Yes, it’s bulky and goes against the precise engineering policy that went into designing the aluminum-clad phone, but it definitely tops our coolness chart. Read more »
Google got into some hot water when it was discovered its Street View cars are collecting Wi-Fi data (including things like email, passwords and more) and while there was no criminal prosecution, there’s a fine.
Almost the maximum too, for what Johannes Caspar, Hamburg data regulator, calls “one of the biggest data protection rules violations known”. Read more »
The first ever Steve Jobs movie has debuted online and its called simply “iSteve”. Its produced by humor website Funny or Die and starrs Justin Long playing Steve Jobs and Jorge Garcia as Steve Wozniak.
Running 80 minutes long, the movie takes us on a journey of Steve Jobs’ life, the ups, downs and how he envisioned Apple’s products. Read more »
Google has set up an Inactive Account Manager giving you the option to choose what happens with your digital footprint after you’ve passed away or have been inactive for a specific amount of time.
After you set your timeout period (ranging from 3 months to 1 year) you’ll then be prompted to point up to 10 trusted friends or family members to be notified of your inactivity. Read more »
Samsung has officially announced its partnership with Best Buy, which is one of the most popular retail stores across US. The South Korean giant is all set to install more than 1,400 Experience shops in the Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores across the US, starting from this month.
Samsung Experience shops will allow the consumers to experience a range of smartphones, tablets, laptops, connected cameras and accessories before purchasing them. The shops will also let you know all about the devices from dedicated Samsung experts. Read more »
One of the most influential companies when it comes to web browsers – the Mozilla Foundation – is celebrating its 15th birthday. The foundation is best known for its Firefox browser (which is going to turn 9 this November and just hit version 20), but has branched out into other areas.
It all started before Firefox was born – back then the Mozilla Project launched Netscape on March 31 1998. It was an open source version of the older Netscape browser and it served as basis for Firefox. Read more »
Sony had an interesting video wall at the MWC earlier this year – it was made out of 196 Sony Xperia ZL phones in a 14 x 14 grid and their 1080p screens were synchronized to display one 1.9m x 1m image (6 ft 2 in by 3 ft 4 in). The team behind it said that it’s a record-breaking wall and today the Guinness book of records concurred.
The previous record was held by a setup of only 72 phones, less than half of the Xperia ZL phones used in Sony’s wall. Read more »
3D phones fizzled out pretty quickly but some people won’t give up on the dream. Temasek Polytechnic and IMRE from Singapore offer a special type of screen protector that turns a regular mobile phone or tablet screen into a 3D display, regardless of its platform.
It’s based on the old lenticular glasses-free tech, but modernized with nanotechnology. The team behind the 3D screen protector is also developing tools for making 3D games and making 2D images 3D (your regular 2D camera won’t magically grow a third dimension). Read more »
SamMobile received a system dump of the Samsung Galaxy S4 firmware and ripped out some interesting bits –the APK of the new S Voice, the high-res wallpapers and the ringtones.
Meanwhile, a member of XDA-Developers has ripped the ringtones from the HTC One and shared them with the world. Read more »
For the first time since 2003 Apple might report negative income growth, according to an analyst survey conducted by CNN Fortune.
Every single analyst that took part in the survey believes Apple will report a lower income for Q2, 2013 (ending in March – the company has a shifted fiscal year) compared to the same period last year. Analyst company Thomson Financial estimates Apple’s earnings per share (EPS) for the fiscal second quarter will stand at $10.18, compared to $12.30 in Q2 2012. Read more »
Rumor has it that Apple is working on its own smart watch, which will reportedly be dubbed iWatch.
Well the TheDogHouseDiaries has posted a comic, which gives a fun look at the mobile space right now. Read more »
Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik, the leading man behind the popular CyanogenMod, joined Samsung in mid-2011 but now, less than two years later, he left the company. He had spent some “quality time” with the new Galaxy S4 and had some words to share about it.
For one, he seems to be a fan of the device, saying in a Google+ post that it “blows the competition out of the water” and feels more solid than the Galaxy S III he loves and uses every day. What he had to say about TouchWiz was less pleasant. Read more »
BlackBerry is set to employ an aggressive attempt to gain traction in today’s ultra-competitive market. The Canadian company’s latest BlackBerry 10 OS will briefly take over the display of your iPhone or Android handset in a series of full screen ads.
Developed by advertising giants BBDO and Razorfish, the ads will showcase some of BlackBerry 10′s key features as if the OS runs directly on your smartphone. Read more »