The enormously successful App Store is about to cross another milestone – 50 billion downloads. As usual, Apple will be celebrating the event by giving back to those who made it possible, that is, the users.
To the person who will be downloading the 50 billionth app, Apple is offering $10,000 App Store Gift Card. But that’s not all. This time, the next 50 app downloaders will also be getting something, which in this case is a $500 App Store Gift Card. Read more »
Samsung has extended its collection of NX camera’s with the latest addition being the NX2000. The image of the NX2000 smart camera leaked earlier and now, the company has officially announced the availability of the sharpshooter, which is based on a SMART camera technology.
The NX2000 comes with a 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and the DRIMe IV engine, providing improved picture processing and color reproduction. Read more »
Microsoft has successfully completed its Hotmail to Outlook upgrade. The company has managed to move 150 petabytes of email data in just over 6 weeks.
Microsoft’s email service currently consists of more than 400 million active accounts. Along with the upgrade, the service also comes with new features, which include SMTP send and improved SkyDrive integration. Read more »
The camera on the Samsung Galaxy S4 has been upgraded to 13 megapixels and the performance of the shooter has been more than impressive. The device’s camera has been used to shoot a music video of a Finnish metal band and the output is rather surprising.
A video released by the metal band Constantine, introducing its new album, reveals the shooting capabilities of the smartphone. The album might well be the first full-blown music video to be recorded on a mobile phone. Read more »
Microsoft is rumored to launch its next generation Surface tablets at its Build Developer Conference, which will kick start on June 26.
According to the upstream supply chain sources, the company already has about 1-1.5 million Intel based units in its inventory and the components are said to be supplied from the end of 2012. Read more »
It looks like the days of paltry single-core CPUs powering the entry-level smartphones are nearing to an end. A brand new SoC by MediaTek is set to bring dual-core oomph to the lowest tiers of the smartphone realm.
The MediaTek MT6572 SoC supports dual-core Cortex-A7 CPUs, clocked at up to 1.2GHz. Read more »
Just as promised, Rovio released today their new Angry Birds Friends game title. It’s available on Android and iOS for free.
Angry Birds Friends premiered on Facebook last year. It has more than 60 million players that can now battle each other and against the new smartphone users. Read more »
You might have noticed by now that Samsung loves infographics. The latest one to be released by the Korean giant naturally centers around the Samsung Galaxy S4 flagship and the ways it enriches your lifestyle.
The latest Samsung Galaxy S4 infographic summarizes the most notable new tricks which the smartphones is capable of. Read more »
As it turns out most of the Samsung Galaxy S4 flagships currently available on the market come with locked bootloaders – the ones available from carriers are locked for sure. But we also found out that our SIM free international Galaxy S4 units in our office are with locked bootloaders as well. A bummer, right?
Worry no more! A developer known as djrbliss has successfully unlocked the bootloader of the Galaxy S4. The tool is ready too, but won’t be released as soon as some might have hoped for. Read more »
Intel has provided additional details about it’s upcoming fourth generation of Core processors (codenamed Haswell) specifically related to the GPU that will be running in these chips. But most importantly, they have also announced a new brand of high-end integrated mobile GPUs called Intel Iris.
Intel Iris is the name of a new series of graphics processors that will be integrated into the upcoming Haswell processors. Mind you, not all integrated GPUs on the Haswell processors will be designated with the Iris name. Intel is reserving this name for only their highest performing mobile GPUs, which will be integrated into the top of the line Core i7 models. Read more »
Steve Kondik, creator and leading developer at the most popular custom ROM project – CyanogenMod – went on Facebook with a very important screenshot. It shows a Samsung Galaxy S4 model SGH-M919 (for T-Mobile) sporting CM 10.1.
The Galaxy S4 in question is the one yielding the Snapdragon 600 chipset and despite being an exclusive (and early) port it could mean all Snapdragon-equipped S4s will eventually get the CyanogenMod treatment. Read more »
The original Angry Birds, the game that made Rovio famous, is now available on the Windows Phone app store. And if that wasn’t good enough, the game is free for a limited time.
Despite being available for Windows Phone 7 for a long time, Rovio failed to include all of the updates that it launched for the game’s iOS and Android counterparts. The new version fixes this and is available for both Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8. Read more »
According to a preliminary data from the IDC, the tablet market is set to skyrocket in 2013 with a very promising first quarter. The data is still preliminary, but IDC expects to see a 142% jump in tablet shipments this quarter with a total of 49.2 million units shipped – more than all of 2012′s first half.
Apple continues to be at the top of the tablet sales chart for Q1 2013, managing to ship 19.5 million units, which secured it a 39.6% tablet market share. Year-over-year growth for the company is impressive as well at 65.3%, but not nearly as impressive as the rest of the tablet manufacturers. Read more »
It looks like both HP and Toshiba are working on devices powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 chipset. HP has two – a tablet and an All-in-One computer – and Toshiba has at least one tablet (that we know of). The trio was discovered in AnTuTu benchmarks.
The HP tablet is called HP SlateBook 10 X2 and packs a 10” screen with FullHD resolution. It ran Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean at the time of benchmarking. Read more »
After a bout of rumors, leaked images and a teaser on Instagram, Activision has finally announced the next installment in the Call of Duty series – Call of Duty: Ghosts.
After a cadence of alternatively releasing Modern Warfare and Black Ops games, one would have expected the next game in the series to bear the Modern Warfare name (since the last game was Black Ops II). However, developer Infinity Ward has decided to go in a new direction, and as such Ghosts is a completely new series altogether. Read more »