Samsung put a number of exclusive features on their high-end Android devices, like Smart Stay and Smart Rotate. Now, using the GMD Smart Rotate app you can replicate both of those features on a non-TouchWiz device (or on a lower-end Samsung).
The free version of the app implements Smart Rotate – it uses the front-facing camera instead of the accelerometer to rotate the screen. The advantage is that there are situations where the accelerometer gets it wrong – e.g. when you’re lying on your side or if the phone/tablet is on a flat surface. Read more »
Samsung has launched a video to tease the upcoming launch of a refreshed Series 7 Chronos notebook.
Likely to debut at CES 2013 starting on January 8, the new Series 7 Chronos notebook is going to bring major improvements in the screen and graphics departments. Read more »
A few hours ago Apple released a new iPhone 5 commercial featuring Serena and Venus Williams advertising the Do Not Disturb feature. Yeap, that same thing that made the New Year’s Day a silent one for a few million iOS 6 users.
And it’s still broken. Enjoy! Read more »
It’s been a year since we first saw LG’s massive 55-inch OLED TV. The television was then showcased to a wider audience at CES, where it dazzled onlookers with its picture quality and amazingly thin design and even managed to nab the Best of Show at CES 2012 award.
Now, a year later, the design has gone through a bit of a change and more importantly LG is finally ready to start shipping out this TV to eager customers, starting with its home country – South Korea. Read more »
Samsung has announced the Series 7 SC770 touch monitor, the first of its kind by Samsung. The monitor has been designed with Windows 8 in mind and has a multi-touch display that supports up to 10 touch points at a time.
The monitor also has a adjustable stand that allows you to tilt the display up to 60 degrees, making it easier to use the touchscreen. The 24-inch panel has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 with a viewing angle of 178 degrees. Read more »
The Do Not Disturb mode introduced with Apple’s latest iOS 6 appears to have a serious bug. Since the turn of the year, it stopped functioning as promised and prevented quite a lot of people from getting their calls and messages.
The DND feature allows you to set a period of time when your iPhone will stop alerting you of incoming calls, messages and notifications. It doesn’t affects the alarms though. Read more »
The Galaxy Note II is about to get two additional paint jobs. Well, at least the South Korean one is.
According to a leaked image, the two new colors are Ruby Wine and Amber Brown. Read more »
I wish I didn’t have to start the New Year with bad news, but some iOS users will be left really disappointed after this. The iOS repository for jailbreak apps has shut down.
It was the place where most of the non Apple-approved iOS apps (but also lots of pirated apps) come from. The official reason for the shutdown, according the Hackulous team, is the stagnating forum, but to be honest that sounds hard to believe. Read more »
While HP may have abandoned webOS shortly after acquiring it, the developer community still has some faith in the operating system that brought several revolutionary new UI paradigms to the world of smartphones.
The most recent attempt was to port it over to the Android-running Nexus 7 and the endeavor seems to have been fairly successful. Read more »
As we had reported earlier, the creators of the Android-based OUYA game console have shipped 1200 of the special edition developer consoles to game developers and backers of the Kickstarter project.
Now that the console is actually out in the hands of the developers we are seeing some hands-on videos and UI walkthrough of the same. Read more »
Other than being a great game, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV for PC is also known for being extremely moddable, with a ton of mods released since the game was released back in the day. iCEnhancer has been one of them and focuses mainly on the game’s visuals. And what a job it does.
With the release of the v2.5 Alpha, the developers have turned the eye-candy all the way up to almost photorealistic levels. The textures, the lighting and the reflections are at a whole new level altogether, with some motion blur and depth of field added for good measure. Read more »
Old school gamers here will probably remember Karateka very well. Created by Jordan Mechner, the same guy who created the original Prince of Persia game, Karateka is one of the most popular 8-bit games of all time.
Now, 28 years after the game first debuted on an Apple II, the original developer, along with a small team, has created a remake for the Xbox, PS3, PC and iOS. The game is based on the same basic premise as the original but features revised rhythm-based gameplay and completely reworked visuals. But will it be able to recreate the magic of the original? Let’s find out. Read more »
After selling over 150 million units world wide since it went on sale almost 13 years ago, the old warhorse PlayStation 2, it seems, is now finally making an exit. According to Famitsu, Sony has stopped shipping the console to retailers in Japan.
The PlayStation 2 went on sale in Japan back on March 4, 2000, and was a tremendous success for the company. Read more »
We already saw how the Windows Phone 8 Store is doing, time to have a look at the Windows 8 store. According to MetroStore Scanner, the store for Microsoft’s new computer OS has over 35,000 apps, over 22,000 of which are available in the UK.
That’s not bad, considering that the Store had only 10,000 apps at the end of October. Read more »
The Apple iPad is the most popular tablet hands down and unsurprisingly it dominates the web traffic share in the US and Canada with 87% in the month of December (was 88% in November).
The data comes from Chitika Insights who use it as a yard stick. Read more »