Apple recently announced its iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c a couple of days ago and both the smartphones went on sale earlier today. The folks at Android Authority have already managed to get their hands on the latest iPhones and guess what, the first thing they did was to drop it.
If you are planning to pick up the iPhone 5s or the iPhone 5c for yourself, then you might be interested in checking out what happens to your favourite gadget when you drop them. Read on to see how the new iPhones perform in a drop test. Read more »
Sony has just announced its answer to the Google Chromecast dongle. Dubbed BRAVIA Smart Stick, the TV accessory comes with full support of the Google Servicesр, which means Android apps on your TV. This also includes the popular Chrome web browser (with Flash enabled).
The BRAVIA Smart Stick currently only works on the company’s 2013 line-up of BRAVIA TVs and all prospects point at this not changing any time soon. Nevertheless, it comes with a set of cool features. Read more »
The iPhone 5s is just fresh out the door but it’s already going commando for the iFixit camera, where the guys are quick to undo its glass and aluminum shell and see what hides underneath.
The team deems the iPhone 5s slightly less fun to open compared to its predecessor, to some extent thanks to the short connection cable for the Touch ID sensor. We also get a look at the phone’s bigger 1560 mAh battery, the latest Apple A7 chip and more. Read more »
Google recently acquired the company behind the Quickoffice app for iOS and Android devices. And just like with Snapseed, they have now made the app free and available on both platforms.
Quickoffice is a mobile productivity app that lets you create, view and edit Microsoft Office files, such as your Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. The new app now also integrates with Google Drive and if you download and log into your Google account from the app, you also get an additional 10GB of Google Drive storage space for the next two years. Read more »
Google’s ambitious Wallet service has largely been ignored by everyone since it launched a couple of years ago. The service was available only on a handful of carriers and Android devices with NFC built-in and thus was unavailable to a majority of people out there.
Google partially solved the problem earlier this week by lifting the NFC limit and making the Wallet app available on every Android device and US carrier. But starting today, you can now also use the Google Wallet service on your iPhone. Read more »
It appears that Apple is blocking non-certified Lightning cables from charging iPhones running iOS 7. The move is line with a warning from the Cupertino giant, issued during the launch of an iOS 7 pre-release version.
Certified cables from Apple contain a chip which allows them to get authenticated by the new OS. Read more »
The Sony Xperia Z1 draws the crowds with an impressive camera and powerful chipset, but it’s also worth mentioning that the slender phone packs a large battery as well. It’s got a 3,000mAh fuel tank capacity, let’s see if it will go longer than the Xperia Z Ultra, which has virtually the same size battery (and chipset too), but proved to be a bit disappointing.
Well, the smaller screen should make a big difference (that’s 40% less surface area), but will that be enough? Read more »
We had earlier reported that Google has chosen Asus as the next manufacturer to build the successor of the current Nexus 10 tablet. Now, a leaked PCWorld inventory screen confirms that Asus is indeed the company behind the second-generation Nexus 10 slates.
The alleged leak also suggests that the upcoming Nexus 10 will carry a price tag of £349.99 (about $562). Read more »
Without making a big fuss about it, Apple has increased the download size limit over your cellular connection in the App Store apps and the iTunes videos, books, and music content to 100MB. Previously, the cap was set to 50MB, but as app development for iOS progresses, the size of apps increases and the bump was simply unavoidable.
Additionally, iCloud has dropped its exclusive Safari/Internet Explorer bookmark syncing capabilities and now supports syncing your iOS device bookmarks with both Chrome and Firefox. Read more »
Nikon has officially unveiled the world’s first waterproof camera with an interchangeable lenses, the AW1. The mirrorless camera is complimented with two new waterproof, shockproof and freeze proof lenses – the Nikkor AW 11-27.5mm and the Nikkor AW 10mm f/2.8.
The 11-27.5mm lens is the more versatile option with its 2.5x zoom range, while the wide angle 10mm lens due to its wider aperture offers shallow depth of field and higher shutter speeds in low-lighting conditions. Read more »
Sony has been pretty open to the developer community of its Xperia line-up of products, and that’s more than fantastic for the open source community. However, as it has been recently found out, unlocking the bootloader on the Xperia Z1 renders the camera nonfunctional.
As a result, while it is still possible for advanced users to unlock the bootloaders on their Xperia Z1 smartphones, they should have in mind this caveat. Read more »
A few hours ago Rovio released the Angry Birds Star Wars II into the Android’s Play Store, Apple’s AppStore and Windows Phone Store. The games costs 99c, but you can have it for free on Android if you opt for the ad-supported version.
Angry Birds Star Wars II covers the events of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (Episode I, II and III), so the nostalgic fever we felt in the first game is now gone. Read more »
Gameloft has officially announced the GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience racing game. The successor of the popular GT Racing is developed in partnership with Mercedes-Benz.
The upcoming game is said to be realistic and accurate with over 67 cars, which are manufactured by 35 different makers. Read more »
Indian phone maker Micromax has launched their first Canvas series tablet, the Canvas Tab P650, in India for the price of Rs. 16,500, or $267.
The tablet will sport an 8-inch IPS display, 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 16GB of expandable storage, alongside 1GB of RAM. Read more »
The designer and manufacturer of premium headphones Phiaton brought two new additions to its already extensive lineup of on-ear headphones. The Phiaton Chord MS 530 and the carbon fiber clad MS 430 aim to deliver premium looks and uncompromising sound experience in one of the most competitive segments of the market.
The Phiaton Chord MS 530 Bluetooth noise-cancelling headset is the more upmarket proposition from the duo. Read more »