Google Maps for Android just received a new update with two key improvements. The first extends the amount of info shared between your desktop computer and your Android device – the web history option enables it to access your desktop Google Maps searches. The other update is a cool one-hand zoom method.
After the update, Google Maps for Android can access your search and direction history. So, if you looked up some place on the computer, you can easily find its info again on your phone as it will auto-suggest it as you start typing. Read more »
Apple has just released its iOS 6 to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and probably the most talked about feature is the new Maps app.
It sheds Google’s mapping technology and moves to a TomTom partnership with a pinch of Siri navigation – but some think that this was the unfavorable move. Read on to get the scoop. Read more »
A Chinese website says it had an encounter with an actual iPad mini. Looking on these shots below, I will surely give these guys the benefit of the doubt.
The iPhone 5 leaked long before it was announced, so maybe Apple’s R&D center isn’t as leak-proof as it was. Read more »
Samsung strikes again. The Korean manufacturer has launched yet another ad aiming to promote its Galaxy S III flagship, while poking fun at hardcore Apple fans.
Like in previous ads from Samsung, the action takes place in front of an Apple Store where a huge line-up of people waits for the doors to open so that they can grab the latest iPhone. Read more »
Microsoft evangelist Ben Rudolf took to the Windows Phone Blog to talk about the new HTC 8X and 8S that were announced yesterday.
Ben talks about the slim shape and the curved glass body of the two devices and how they manage to fit perfectly in your hands. He also makes a note of the ridiculously vibrant colors that the two phones come in. Going through the spec sheet, he mentions the new wide angle cameras on the front and you’ll find a sample image in his post that shows just how much area these new cameras capture. Read more »
Microsoft has decided to make hay of the Google – Safari fiasco that took place a few months ago, for which Google got fined a cool $22.5 million by the FTC.
This message, seen when you open the Bing privacy protection page, is primarily targeted at Safari users who were wronged by Google. It tells you step by step what Google did, how they got fined and finally urges you to stop using Google and switch to Bing. Read more »
Along with the iOS 6 update, Apple also released an important update for its newest desktop operating system, OS X Mountain Lion.
The 10.8.2 update brings with it some major new features. The first one is Facebook integration. Although this feature was announced as one of the key new additions in OS X, it was not available to users until now. Read more »
The Sony Xperia T has just finished its run through our gauntlet of benchmarks, and we can finally see how this Sony dual-core Krait stands up against the competition.
We’ve got it going against the just-announced Motorola RAZR i and DROID RAZR M, the Samsung Galaxy S III, and the HTC One X and other current smartphone top-dogs. Read more »
Chris Weber, Nokia’s Head of Marketing, has a few things to say about HTC’s new Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S smartphones that were just unveiled.
Although Mr. Weber referred to the HTC unveiling as “more than good news for the Windows Phone ecosystem”, he also took a dig a the Taiwanese manufacturer. Read more »
HTC’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphones are officially out and HTC has released two YouTube videos dedicated to their highlight features and the story behind the design of the duo.
The videos are 50s and 2m long, respectively, and waiting for your after the break. Read more »
Just like it did with the iPhone 4S, iSuppli has put up an preliminary estimate of the iPhone 5′s Bill of Materials (BOM).
According to the preliminary report, the iPhone 5 carries a BOM of just $199, while the manufacturing costs additional $8. This makes it just $11 more expensive than the iPhone 4S. Read more »
Chinese manufacturer, Cube, has prepped an Android tablet with a display sporting the “Retina” resolution of the iPad 3, namely 2048 x 1536.
The Cube U9GT5 will allegedly cost just $200 (or less than half an iPad 3) and will probably be launched in China first at an unspecified date. Read more »
A reporter of Hungarian tech site MobilPort was able to obtain a Nokia Lumia 920 camera module while over at the Carl Zeiss booth at Photokina 2012.
It turns out that there were some other interesting pieces of imaging tech and able at the booth and we got some photos of the Lumia 920 camera next to the monstrous sensor inside the Nokia 808 PureView and theN93 one. Read more »
The Optimus G E973 is LG’s new flagship and the South Korean company has made sure that both the hardware and the software give you plenty to be excited about. There’s the laser-cut plastic for enhanced precision, the laminated Zerogap display, the 13MP camera with Time catch shot, the wireless dual-screen functionality (not just mirroring) and more.
Seeing things in action is usually the best way to describe which feature does what. Take the Time catch shot – it lets you take a shot and then gives you several shots taken even before you pressed the shutter. It certainly sounds a little confusing, so check out the video, which will make everything clear: Read more »
AnandTech has managed to run the SunSpider benchmark on the iPhone 5 and the results, is the best we have seen from a mobile browser so far. Read more »