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Nokia X2 official hands-on video gives you a tour of the new features

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With the Nokia X2 now official, the company has published an official hands-on video of the phone to give potential customers a better idea of what it’s like.

The X2 packs a 4.3″ ClearBlack LCD display, a Snapdragon 200 chipset with a 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex-A7 CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 5MP camera on the back. The video doesn’t focus on the hardware specs, but rather on the new software additions. Read more »

Aviate launcher now available on the Play Store

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Yahoo! owned Aviate launcher for Android has been around for some time now but so far it was in the beta stage and more importantly, was only available through invites. The launcher is now available on the Play Store for free for anyone with a supported device to download.

The Aviate launcher has a different appearance than most other Android launchers that mimic the look of the stock launcher. There are no multiple blank homescreens for you to fill with icons or widgets. There are three screens, the leftmost showing your Today view (by default), the middle one showing five of your most used apps (that you chose) and the right one showing other apps that are grouped in different categories. Read more »

Get reception anywhere with Globalstar Sat-Fi

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Globalstar doesn’t just make satelliite phones, they now have a product that effectively makes any phone a satellite phone.

Meet the Sat-Fi, a $999 satellite hot spot. Read more »

Google will start making its own domain services

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Sure, you’ve been able to buy domains from Google for a while, but they weren’t actually from Google; the company would just handle the transactions.

Well now if looks like that’s going to change, and Google will be offering it’s own web hosting services. Read more »

HTC USA hits the Samsung Galaxy S5 where it hurts

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HTC is feeling funny today. The Taiwanese company’s arm in the US has just used its official Twitter account to post the image you can see below.

So HTC apparently isn’t above rehashing that old “it looks like a band-aid” joke that started making the rounds back when the Samsung Galaxy S5 got announced. Read more »

You can now pick up Google Glass in the UK for 1,000 quid

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If you’re on the other side of the pond and wanted to pick up a pair of Google Glasses, well now you’re going to get your chance.

Google is willing to sell you a pair of their beta tech-spectacles, but it’ll cost you £1,000. Read more »

Microsoft OneDrive to offer 15GB free storage for everyone, cheaper upgrades

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Today Microsoft has decided to up the free storage allotment for its OneDrive service, matching what’s been offered by chief rival Google for a while.

Every OneDrive user will now get 15GB of free space, up from 7GB previously. What’s more, if you want to buy additional space that’s become cheaper too. Read more »

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is anything but easy to repair

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In what’s clearly becoming a trend for Microsoft’s tablet line, the Surface Pro 3 has been torn down and found to be almost impossible to repair.

The exact same thing happened with its predecessors, the original Surface Pro as well as the Surface Pro 2. In fact, the three tablets share the lowest possible repairability score issued by the experts over at iFixit. Read more »

Civilization Revolution 2 lands on iOS on July 2, is also on its way to Android

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There’s a sequel to Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution game from 2008 coming very soon – and it will be exclusive to mobile platforms.

Civilization Revolution 2 will make its debut on iOS on July 2, and an Android version has been promised too (though without an actual release date to speak of). Read more »

DVF-designed Google Glass available now

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The Diane von Furstenberg designed Google Glass shades are here – a bit later than initially expected, but you can grab a pair today from Net-A-Porter (not just yet), Google, and in a week’s time from the DVF stores.

There’s only one style of Google Glass DVF frames, available in five colors – three Shiny (glossy) options (Ink, Lagoon and Elderberry) plus two Matte options (Java and Ice). Read more »

All Access now free for three months with Nexus 7 from the Play Store

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If you want to grab a Nexus 7 tablet and also like the idea of having access to unlimited music through a streaming service, this may be for you.

Google is now throwing in three months of free use of its Play Music All Access subscription when you buy a Nexus 7 from the Play Store. Read more »

Watch the iOS 8 Flyover City Tour feature in action

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When Apple announced iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite at the WWDC ’14 keynote, one of the features listed on one of the slides was Flyover City Tours in Maps.

Flyover City Tours uses the Flyover data for select locations around the world and gives you a bird’s eye view of the major landmarks in the area by zooming in and spinning around. Apple has some highly detailed 3D models of major cities around the world and the City Tour feature makes good use of them. Read more »

CyanogenMod 11 nightly builds bring Heads Up notifications

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The CyanogenMod team (one of the most popular custom Android ROM) has shared its most interesting new additions to the nightly builds this week. Flashing enthusiasts will be happy to know that Trebuchet GEL and CMHome have been updated to allow more protection to hidden apps.

Those apps can now be further protected from prying eyes with the addition of a pattern lock. Furthermore, users can group hidden apps into a folder, which would mean less work if you access hidden apps often. Read more »

‘Broken Age’ for iOS game review

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Broken Age is a point-and-click puzzle/adventure game that tells the story of two characters from different worlds. The game started off as a Kickstarter campaign and is now a multi-platform game, available on PC, Mac, Linux and the iPad.

Broken Age features beautiful hand-drawn animation and an all-star cast, including Elijah Wood, Jack Black and Wil Wheaton. It’s a two part game, with the second one arriving later. Today we are taking a look at Act 1 of the game. Read more »

Samsung readying standalone Ativ Camera app for Windows Phone 8.1 store

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Samsung is apparently working on making an Ativ Camera app available in the Windows Phone app store. It will come with advanced features and will be available for Windows Phone 8.1, but limited to Samsung’s own devices.

The new app comes to upgrade Samsung’s existing camera offering for Windows Phone 8 – which you can see in our review of the Samsung Ativ SE. Read more »