Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is the sixth game in the infamous Grand Theft Auto series of open world action games. The game was originally released on the PC and the consoles back in 2002.
Now, ten years later, Rockstar has ported the game over to iOS and Android. The Android version had a few hiccups out of the gate but since then things have been sorted. We decided to take a trip down the Vice City streets to see how the game holds up after ten years. Read more »
Like we already concluded in our detailed review, the T-Mobile exclusive Nokia Lumia 810 has identical internals to the Lumia 820, save for its larger 1800mAh battery. Naturally, our battery test was the best way to determine how much further the extra 150mAh of juice which the Lumia 810 packs can take you.
As always, we take a look at the talk time performance first. Read more »
The latest Dropbox update for iOS devices brings along a simpler new design and an updated Photos tab with a Timeline view.
The app seems to work smoother now and looks less cluttered with the new, clean UI refresh. Read more »
Touchscreen keyboards have come a long way, but RIM are working hard to make the keyboard on BlackBerry 10 stand out from the pack. To showcase just how much thought and effort went into the process, the company’s Vivek Bhardwaj gives us a short walkthrough of the new BB10 keyboard.
He shares some of the new features the keyboard sports, one of the most prominent being the automatic addition of spaces between words. Read more »
Google has updated the Google+ application for both iOS and Android, giving the latter slightly more features.
Now, Android users can take advantage of the full-size photo upload option in the Google+ app, allowing them to share images of up to 5GB. Read more »
Last week we told you that popular instant messaging service WhatsApp will soon be making an appearance on the new Windows Phone 8 platform, and it has.
WhatsApp is now available on devices running Windows Phone 8. As before, it’s free for the first year and then it’s $0.99 per year. The application is similar to the one on Windows Phone 7.5 in every way, which has also been updated to v2.8.10. Read more »
In a rather unexpected move, Dell announced it is quitting the smartphone market altogether as of next year.
The news was delivered by Jeff Clarke, Dell’s head of consumer business at the Dell World Conference. The reason behind the decision is that “It needs a lot of investments to really be successful”. Read more »
If you’ve been craving to give the launcher Sony has been using in its Xperia line-up of devices, now you can. Thanks to XDA member ra3al, you can now install the Xperia Launcher on any Android device running ICS or Jelly Bean.
Both tablets and smartphones are supported, so as long as you have the version requirement covered, there’s nothing to stop you from giving the launcher a try. Read more »
The Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 app ecosystems are slowly starting to build steam, although you may have noticed a lack of participation from one of the biggest developers out there: Google.
If, however, you were in the hopes that Google may in fact be working on addressing this, then you are mistaken, because Google has chosen not to develop for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 for the time being. Read more »
Microsoft has just added a useful new feature to the Windows Phone Store that lets you install apps from the microSD card, if your device supports one. This is convenient for those who don’t have a data connection on their phones.
Now, when you go to an app page on the Windows Phone Store web page, you will see an option to download and install the app manually. Click on that and the app starts downloading automatically to your computer. Once done, you can then transfer the XAP file to a microSD card and then install it on your phone. Read more »
Google recently incorporated the ability to recognize songs in the latest Google Search update. Now they have released a standalone app that can be installed on Android.
Called Sound Search for Google Play, the app takes the form of a widget that you can keep on your homescreen and tap when you want to find out what song is playing near you. Other than guessing which song it is, the Sound Search app also provides a link to purchase it on Google Play and maintains a list of your searches, that can be synced across your Android devices for future reference. Read more »
Well, it looks like the policy of stimulating its employees to adopt Android smartphones has yielded results for Facebook. An update for the social network’s Android app scheduled for later today, is bound to significantly increase its speed and overall performance.
In order to achieve the above result, Facebook’s app developers have done away with HTML 5 coding. Read more »
Slowly but surely, Google is making its various Play Store departments available in Europe with the latest addition being the Play Magazine landing in the UK.
Now the Brits will be able to subscribe to their favorite magazine publications or buy separate issues cheaper than their print counterparts. Read more »
Nokia’s Drive+, Nokia’s exclusive offline SatNav navigation app on Windows Phone has had its Beta version updated.
The new update enables more efficient battery use when the app runs in the background plus a few other improvements. Read more »
Samsung released the Jelly Bean firmware update for the 3G Galaxy Note 10.1 back in November, but owners of the Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet (GT-N8010) weren’t invited to the party. This just changed, though as the company has finally started pushing Android 4.1 for the Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Note 10.1.
The Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean software update is 441 MB in size and is available only in Germany for now. Delivered in the usual over-the-air manner, the firmware update should hit rest of Europe soon. Read more »