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US Turkey day sees lots of app discounts in the Google Play Store

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As part of the Thanksgiving celebration and the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday, many apps in the Google Play Store are have received reduced prices.

We already knew Gameloft was having a sale on some of its games, but some Reddit users have managed to find a huge growing number of other bargain priced apps earlier today. Here go the more popular among them. Read more »

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 gets its ICS update at long last

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Samsung is finally reseeding the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy Tab 8.9. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 didn’t gain much traction though I have always considered this screen size to provide the best combination of portability and big-screen user experience.

Back in July, Samsung started seeding an Ice Cream Sandwich update to most of its tablets. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 was on the list but the update for it was stopped in its tracks due to some pending issues.

Now, we hear, the updates are seeding again. But seriously? An Ice Cream Sandwich update in the end of December? Read more »

Google expands indoor navigation to desktop Google Maps, adds thousands of new floor plans

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A while back Google unveiled indoor plans for Google Maps on Android smartphones. As of today, the service is also available on the desktop web version, which you probably use on your computer.

Not only that, but the map data is no longer limited to places in France, but has now been expanded to include select locations and places of interest in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Japan, the UK, the US, Sweden, and Switzerland. Read more »

Today’s online deals for phones and tablets rock (Black Friday or not)

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Yes, it’s this time of the year again and most of you living up there in the States are probably looking around for a good deal on something you’ve already planned on buying. Well, in case you were up for a new cellphone or an iPad, here are some nice online deals to get you started.

Unfortunately, here in Europe we don’t have our own version of Black Friday deals, so all listed deals concern US prices and availability. By all means, this is not meant to be a complete list. If you know some more deals, share them in the comments. Read more »

Nokia updates Transport app for WP8, releases WP7 and Symbian versions for beta testing

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Nokia has updated its Nokia Transport (known as Transit in North America) for Windows Phone 8 with a revamped interface. The company is also working on apps for Windows Phone 7 and even Symbian, but those are in beta right now.

One of the changes is that the route is segmented and you can look at each segment more closely with a single tap or swipe. Read more »

Jelly Bean for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Wi-Fi now seeding

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The Jelly Bean update rollout for the Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Wi-Fi (P3110) has just started.

The first country to get the update is France, but more are expected to follow in the next few days. Read more »

Samsung adds new iPad, iPad mini and iPod touch to lawsuit against Apple

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The legal war between Apple and Samsung continues and the latest move from the South Korean conglomerate is adding some of the new products that were recently announced by Apple.

The already long list of Apple products that Samsung claims violates their patents will now include the new fourth generation iPad with Retina display, iPad mini and the fifth generation iPod touch. Read more »

EA and Gameloft celebrate Thanksgiving Day with iOS and Android sales

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Thanksgiving Day is here and so are the sales. EA and Gameloft have decided to kick things off by offering discounts on some of their popular titles.

EA has slashed the prices on many of its popular titles, which means you can now pick up games such as Dead Space, Mass Effect Infiltrator, Shift 2 Unleashed, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and Mirror’s Edge for just $0.99. Read more »

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City coming to Android and iOS early next month

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In celebration of the 10 year anniversary of 80′s style car thievery and gunplay, Rockstar is re-releasing Grand Theft Audo: Vice City for Android and iOS on December 6th.

It seems like just yesterday we were busy rolling through Miami on a killing spree to the tune of Roxette. Read more »

Cellhelmet promises to repair/replace any iPhone you break inside its case

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Currently, there are a gazillion different cases for the iPhone 5, but the makers of this particular case for Apple’s flagship offers something we haven’t seen before. The deal is this – you get a case and if your iPhone breaks while inside it, you get free repair or replacement unit.

The iPhone 5 case in question is called Cellhelmet and comes in different color variations including blue, red, orange, green, purple, pink and black. Read more »

Bootloader for LG Optimus G (AT&T, Sprint and Verizon versions) gets unlocked

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The LG Optimus G is a good phone as it is, but being the first Snapdragon S4 Pro-powered phone to hit the market, it draws the attention of a lot of power users and those guys are used to customizing their phones. The locked bootloader poses a problem, but one that has now been solved by Project FreeGee.

FreeGee is a tool that will unlock the bootloader of your Optimus G and it comes courtesy of XDA-Developers member thecubed. Read more »

Spiceworks infographic shows what gadgets IT Pros want for Christmas

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Spiceworks is a go-to place for ITs to find information, ideas and problem solutions on the web.

The guys over there decided to put together an infographic about what hot tech toys ITs want to get for Christmas this year, based on the opinions of “over 800 IT pros”. Follow on to see it. Read more »

More than 5 million Nexus 7 will be shipped by the end of the year, say Taiwan suppliers

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According to Taiwanese suppliers Asus will have shipped over 5 million Nexus 7 units by the end of the year.

At its current low prices and with the addition of the 32 GB model and the Cellular version it’s no surprise that come the holiday season the Nexus 7 will continue to fly off the shelves. Read more »

Here are the latest iPhone 5 ads, just in time for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is tomorrow and Apple is readying two iPhone 5 ads to air on Turkey Day.

The first ad, called Orchestra, oddly focuses on the iPhone 5′s built in noise suppression during calls – it’s not like every smartphone nowadays has that. Oh wait… Read more »

HTC Droid DNA battery life tested, here’s how the smartphone beast scored

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The HTC Droid DNA leads the charge of phones with super-sharp screens into the west – it has 5″ 1080p display with an amazing pixel density of 440ppi (the screen looked great when we handled the phone).

The demanding resolution is taken care by the powerful Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with a quad-core Krait processor and the new Adreno 320, which is the best an Android phone can get at the moment. But is the 2,020mAh battery too small? Read more »