With iOS 8 rolling out to devices worldwide, Apple TV also received to a major update today. Firmware version 6.2.1 brings new features to the tiny box, wrapped into a brand new user interface.
The updated user interface features flat look, which brings its appearance in line with Apple iOS and OS X Yosemite. Read more »
Marketing is perhaps best left to the PR department but Huawei Chairman and CEO of the consumer division Yu Chengdong (aka Richard Yu) took to his Weibo account to tout his company’s products over the newly announced Apple iPhone 6 Plus.
Of course the Huawei Ascend Mate7 was used for the comparison, the 6″ flagship phablet that was announced at IFA. Read more »
Bashing Apple and the new hardware the company unveiled on Tuesday is the name of the game these days. Asus is the latest to join the fun, although it has taken a slightly different approach to its competitors.
The Taiwanese used their Twitter account to post the image you see above, along with the line “The best 6 is the one everyone can have”. Read more »
The Philippines branch of Samsung Mobile fired a shot at Apple mocking the company of its past stance on the matter of large smartphones. The late Steve Job famously stated that “No one is ever going to buy a big phone,” and Samsung knows that perfectly well. Here’s how the Koreans responded to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus announcement last night.
The quote from Jobs dates from July 2010 at an event related to antennagate. Read more »
Apple’s already talented design team got even deeper. According to a new report, the legendary industrial designer Mark Newson has joined the ranks of the Cupertino giant.
Mark Newson will work under Apple’s chief of design, Jony Ive, though it is yet to be revealed what projects he will undertake. Read more »
Two of the devices challenged by Samsung’s marketing team during the Galaxy S5 Ice Bucket Challenge have stepped up to the task. HTC One (M8) and Nokia Lumia 930 both got drenched in ice-cold water on camera.
Neither the M8, nor the Lumia 930 offers the IP67 certification of the SM-G900. Read more »
As part of the festivities surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Alpha launch, the Korean manufacturer released details on the manufacturing process behind the device’s metal frame. The latter is widely considered to be one of the smartphone’s biggest highlights.
As you have probably guessed, creating the device’s metal frame requires a number of CNC processes. Read more »
If you haven’t heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge you must just be coming out of a cave. The Challenge has become so popular that it has passed from people to smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 follows in the footsteps of many celebrities and got splashed with freezing water. Read more »
The Toronto-based company ChargeSpot Wireless Power announced availability of the first wireless charger with dual standard support. Dubbed ChargeSpot Pocket, the device can charge both Qi and PMA compatible devices.
ChargeSpot Pocket is designed to use in public places. Read more »
The integration of cell phones and automobiles have now become a foregone conclusion, with even base models offering up instant bluetooth syncing, allowing drivers to make and take calls and even stream music through their automobile’s speakers.
But what if your car can tell when you’re using your phone while driving? A team from Santa Catarina University in Brazil have devised a way to do just that. Read more »
Nexus 7 tablets will now be on every Virgin America flight.
But don’t get too excited, because these Android slates will be for crew members only. Read more »
Although Bing’s far from being the king of the search engine roost, this hasn’t stopped Microsoft from adding features to try and lure users to use it to find what they’re looking for on the web.
The latest addition is giving users the ability to ask follow up questions in an attempt to narrow their searches even further. Read more »
Football team Manchester United management has had enough with viewers coming to the Old Trafford stadium and bringing their tablets and laptops along. From now on, those two types of devices are prohibited from making it to the stadium.
While the press release states that the football club is responding to security intelligence obtained by the UK airports and wants to ensure the safety and security of all spectators, it’s safe to assume that blocking the view of others while trying to record the game or make a selfie is enough of a reason by itself. Read more »
As we told you a couple of days ago, infamous Twitter leaker @evleaks is ceasing his operations. Evan Blass, as is his real name, made a real splash in the tech industry, but his departure from the scene in large part is because he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
As a result, the tech community has come together and opened an IndieGoGo funding campaign that’ll go towards his Blass’ medical fund. Read more »
XBMC is one of the most popular media center applications out there and a personal favorite among our team members and it now will have a new name – Kodi – once its next major version is out. The reason behind the re-branding is dictated by two major reasons – legal issues and relevance.
In 2002 when the application came into existence, it carried the name Xbox Media Player, but since it did a lot more than mere media playback, it was renamed to Xbox Media Center. You can now see where the legal issues come from. Read more »