Recently, the developers of the popular VLC Player started a Kickstarter project to fund the development of their Windows 8/RT application. So far, their progress has been pretty good and they have managed to raise over $20,000.
Now they have announced that they are also working on a version of the app for Windows Phone 8. Thanks to the new common kernel shared by Windows RT and Windows Phone 8, porting the app from one platform to another has become quite easy.
If you have the Microsoft SkyDrive app on your iOS device, you may have noticed that it hasn’t been updated since June. It’s not because Microsoft hasn’t been working on an update for the app but because Apple has been holding it back.
The reason for this is due to a major change Microsoft has added to the SkyDrive app in the form of a subscription model that lets users upgrade their storage by purchasing extra storage space. This is where Apple’s in-app purchasing guidelines kick in and where the main point of contention between the two companies is.
The official SkyDrive app for the Xbox 360 launches today as part of a 40-app suite specially designed for Microsoft’s gaming console.
The current version of the app does what you’d expect – bridging the gap between your TV and the cloud. SkyDrive for Xbox 360 will allow you to watch photos, videos and slideshows directly from your SkyDrive account on your TV.
Chinese mobile chip manufacturer Allwinner has announced two new chips – the quad-core A31 and the dual-core A20. The chips are designed to be the heart of upcoming tablets, media PCs and set top boxes.
Both chips are using ARM Cortex-A7 processors and feature a significant boost in performance and graphics muscle, compared to the Cortex-A8 that powered the company’s current bestseller chip – the Allwinner A10.
The Nexus 4 does not officially support LTE, at least according to specs provided by Google, but it does include a deactivated LTE antenna that operates on a 1700MHz band.
Sure enough, some of the clever hackers over at xda-developers have figured out how to turn it on and get LTE capabilities on some networks.
Rovio has just announced its latest Angry Birds installments will be released for the older generation Windows Phone devices. Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Star Wars will be hitting the WP7 Store any moment now. Meanwhile, the original Angry Birds title will be getting an update to celebrate its third birthday.
Both games will be compatible with all Windows Phone 7.5 or later running smartphones, no matter their specs. Rovio says Nokia helped bring the games to those that only have 256 MB of RAM.
Google has released an update to the YouTube app for Android, bringing a refreshed user interface for the 10″ tablets.
The update comes soon after YouTube launched its newly redesigned website, and makes better use of the ample screen estate 10″ tablets provide.
Lenovo has announced a touchscreen version of their ThinkPad X1 Carbon, called the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch. We reported in the past about it when it had briefly been spotted on Lenovo’s website but it wasn’t officially announced back then.
The 14-inch Ultrabook has been optimized for use with Windows 8 and supports all the basic gestures. The X1 Carbon Touch has a 14.4-inch, ‘HD+’ display, weighs 3.4 pounds and is 20.8mm thick. In fact, Lenovo calls it the world’s thinnest 14-inch touchscreen Ultrabook.
You may remember during the keynote when the MacBook Pro with the Retina display was announced, Apple briefly mentioned the Adobe Photoshop application being optimized for the new display. But as it happens, the Retina version of the application wasn’t quite ready back then.
Now, six months after the MacBook Pro was announced, Adobe has finally updated the Photoshop CS6 and the Illustrator CS6 applications for the Retina display. The update should now be available to all the legit users and will take care of all the blurry fonts and icons.
Twitter and Instagram haven’t been the best of pals lately. After the latter was acquired by Facebook, Instagram quietly pulled the ability to display image previews on Twitter, making people view the images on their own new site.
Since then, there have been rumors that Twitter might introduce a newer version of its own official app for iOS and Android, that adds the ability to use image filters for photos taken within the app before uploading them. And the update has now become official.
Honestly, I highly doubt that a Martin Logan product would be on your list if you were on the market for premium earbuds. This is understandable as the Mikros 70 is the company’s first pair of those to come to the market. However, Martin Logan’s pedigree of manufacturing high-quality speakers whose price tag can top the MSRP of a family sedan was enough to grab my attention.
Logically, the iOS products compatible Martin Logan Mikros 70 are not entry-level earbuds. Priced at $149.99, the headset sits in one of the most competitive segments on the market, with plenty of well-established players facing it. I am now going to find out if the Mikros 70 has what it takes to get its own piece of the action.
RIM has just released the new BlackBerry Messenger 7.0 into the BlackBerry App World. Its key selling point is the free Wi-Fi calling, which lets you do calls to all other BBM 7.0 users for free.
Other new stuff coming up with the BBM 7.0 is the synchronization with your BlackBerry ID profile, 16 new emote icons and notifications when new version becomes available.
Samsung loves to release teaser videos before major announcement events, and CES 2013 is no different. The company has launched an 18-second trailer entitled “Get Ready”, which aims to get you excited about what’ll be in store for you.
The event will take place from January 8 through 13 in Las Vegas and will be a playground for all major companies to show their latest tech to the world.
If you’re a U.S. customer and want to get some of the 8.9″ Kindle Fire HD versions, today might be the best time to do it. Amazon’s deal of the deal lets you save $50 if you purchase one of the two slates today.
The $250/$450 prices are valid with a promo code, which you enter at checkout .