Apple didn’t introduce fingerprint-scanning technology in handhelds but it did make it hip again when it transformed the iconic iPhone home button into a Touch ID scanner in the iPhone 5s.
It must have generated the needed attention because other manufacturers were quick to add in their own fingerprint scanning tech. More recently, Samsung also made the leap with its Galaxy S5 flagship’s home button. But how do both technologies stack up? Read more »
Halo: Spartan Assault is a Microsoft-exclusive game available only on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. It was released in July last year and has already made it to millions of devices out there.
We have some good news if you’re still deciding on whether the $6.99/€6.99 pricetag is worth it or not. Microsoft has slashed 70% off the price and you can now download the game for just $1.99/€1.99 from the Windows Phone Store. Read more »
Ever since HTC announced that they will be selling a Google Play edition of the HTC One M8 through the Play Store, there have been speculations on how HTC would handle the hardware and software specific features on this particular model, especially the Duo Camera feature.
Although the company clarified that the feature will work on the Google Play edition, we were still curious as to how it will actually work on the phone. Well, we can stop wondering now as Droid-Life has a video showing just how HTC has handled the new features on the GPe ROM. Read more »
CyanogenMod has unequivocally been the most popular custom ROM for Android devices. The company behind it became so popular that last year it received a $7 million funding and became Cyanogen Inc.
Keeping up with their new image, the company has introduced a new logo that shall henceforth be used with their name. Along with the name, the logo has a hexagon with a C and an arrow around it. The hexagon stands for the user, which is why it is prominently placed in the center as it is the focus of the brand, the C stands for company and community as it brings the two together and the arrow points forward towards the future. Read more »
Google’s Project Ara is well on it’s way, and big G has revealed some more information about the exciting new build-your-own-smartphone adventure.
We’ve got video released straight from Google below, after the jump. Hit it to see the cool things the Californian search engine overlord has in store. Read more »
Can’t wait to get your hands on the Windows Phone 8.1 update? Well an official date hasn’t been set for the consumer version.
However, the developer edition of the update is seeding on April 14th, and it’s free for anyone to download. Read more »
The freshly announced Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 family of Android slates got officially priced in Europe. A Dutch electronics retailer has the tablets available for pre-order.
The cheapest model in the product range is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 with 16GB of built-on memory, listed at €199.99 for a Wi-Fi-only model. Read more »
We’ve got yet another hot device in our office that is due for a full review. The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is one of the contestants for the hottest tablet of the year, combining a great screen, powerful hardware and an ultra sleek design.
Not only is the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet the slimmest and lightest full-size tablet around, but it’s also among the very few to offer water and dust resistance. Read more »
Nokia X has entered our review queue. We’ve already gave it some hands-on treatment in front of our camera. And while we are still working on our review, we’ve decided to give you a glimpse of its imaging capabilities.
Nokia X features a 3.15 MP fixed-focus (or as Nokia loves to call it full focus) camera. It is capable of capturing CIF videos at 30 fps plus 180-degree panorama shots at 2500×500 resolution. Read more »
At the today’s IDF conference in Shenzen, China, chip giant Intel has unveiled a boatload of new processing systems and technologies.
Braswell, the next iteration of their processor family and successor to their Bay Trail lineup has been unveiled, as well as a new 64-bit Android 4.4 KitKat kernel specifically optimized for the next generation architecture. Read more »
HTC had already released the source code of the KitKat kernel for its Google Play Edition One (M8). Now, the company has aired the kernel files for the Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and the international variants of the smartphone.
The latest move from HTC will allow developers to come up with tailor-made custom ROMs to bring the best out of the underlying hardware. Read more »
Rovio, known for the Angry Birds franchise, has released an expansion for Tiny Thief and it’s free to play. Tiny Thief features cute, cartoony characters once again, but instead of flinging birds at pigs, the player takes the role of a cunning thief who has to brave pirates, witches, the Dark Knight and even a robot.
Check out a short game play video after the jump or visit the Tiny Thief web site. It’s beautifully designed and side-scrolling through it gives you an immersive peak into the game’s world. Read more »
Display mate gave the Samsung Galaxy S5′s front 5.1″ panel an Excellent score, claiming its the best display they have seen. In turn Samsung display decided to elaborate how much better the flagship screen is compared to its predecessor’s.
The Galaxy S5 display has higher brightness, lower reflectivity, better viewing angles, improved contrast ratio and even better power consumption. Read more »
These days kids tend to get a new smartphone for their birthday instead of educational toys, but there’s no reason the two can’t be combined. A $30 lens can add 150x magnification to your smartphone or tablet camera and allow you to explore the microscopic world.
The Micro Phone Lens is a Kickstarter project by Thomas Larson who already created a similar 15x lens last year. Read more »
Skype has shed some more light on the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1-comaptible Skype app. Microsoft announced the major OS update yesterday and it even spilled the beans on the Skype’s voice command support. But there is more to the story.
Skype has issued a press release with videos and changelog detailing all new features the updated WP8.1 Skype app is going to bring. Read more »