I’m sure you are aware of American comedian and TV host Conan O’Brien who now hosts the show ‘Conan’ on TBS. In the past he has done some videos for the show that talked (and mocked) some aspect of the mainstream technology. His parodies of the Apple videos are especially popular among the tech circle.
The current hottest news in the tech world is the Apple vs. Samsung legal war, so it’s not likely that something this big would have escaped the writers of Conan. Read more »
The Sony Xperia neo L is a blast from the past – it’s the second redesign of the 2011 neo model and brings some improvements as well as some setbacks. For one, it runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, even though some newer Sony devices are still waiting to get the update.
The other change is the bigger screen – it now spans to 4″ instead of the original 3.7″. Read more »
‘Bingo Friendzy,’ developed by UK developer Gamesys, has been introduced by Facebook as the social network’s first real-money gambling application.
While the app uses a separate login system from Facebook – one which requires users to enter a physical address – game activity can be published directly on your Facebook timeline. Read more »
It certainly took longer than usual, but the LG Optimus 4X HD defenses are finally breached and you can now gain root access to its system. A guy called qaz753 from the all-conquering XDA-developers community did the trick and was kind enough to share the magic with the rest of the 4X HD owners.
The method is a bit more complicated than on some other smartphones, but luckily there’s a step-by-step tutorial courtesy of our tipster that should be quite easy to follow. Read more »
One of the good things about the Apple vs. Samsung legal kerfuffle is that it has often resulted in a lot of interesting and never before seen information leaking to the public through court document.
The latest document from Monday’s trial does not show something new but asserts what we have already seen before. That Samsung took heavy inspiration from Apple’s iOS for the TouchWiz UI. Read more »
Acer’s CEO JT Wang has some words of wisdom for Microsoft and they involve telling them not to enter the tablet market, which is exactly what Microsoft plans to do with the Surface.
While everyone assumed that Microsoft’s decision to enter the hardware manufacturing business will not go down well with their OEM partners, these companies were strangely quiet initially. That is until now, when the reality of the situation seems to have slowly dawned upon them and Acer is the first one to take a shot at Microsoft. Read more »
Nuance, the developer behind Dragon Naturally Speaking and many other voice operated technologies in consumer electronics, has created a voice-activated personal assistant which uses biometrics to uniquely identify a specific user.
This means that you’ll be able to tell your phone to do all sorts of things requiring secure identification by simply talking to your phone. Read more »
The source code for the Korean Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has been released and is now available for download.
This means that developers can now start developing custom ROMs for the newly announced 10.1″ slate. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 got off to a rocky start after its official announcement at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, after which it returned to the company’s R&D drawing board for a specs overhaul.
And several months later, here it is – the brand new Galaxy Note 10.1 with more powerful innards ready to take over the tablet scene. Or so it thinks. Read more »
You may have heard already – AT&T is planning on shutting down its 2G network, GSM voice, GPRS/EDGE data and all. It won’t happen for a long, long time so no need to rush to the store if you don’t have a 3G-enabled smartphone – the shut down is planned for January 1, 2017.
What does that mean for regular users? Not too much for sure. AT&T estimates that only 12% of their postpaid customers still use 2G phones. Virtually all new phones (except a few sub $50 SIM-free featurephones) support 3G, but it won’t matter – how likely are you to keep the phone you have now for 4-5 more years? I wonder if it’s even necessary to wait that long. Read more »
When Google introduced the Face Unlock feature in Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, it was quickly proven to be a failure due to the ease with which you could bypass it using a photograph.
With Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, Google added the option to make the user blink so as to avoid being duped by a simple photograph. But as it turns out, even that can be bypassed by using a digital image of the user and a simple trick using an image editor. Read more »
You may be aware of the fact that the WhatsApp app was recently pulled from the Windows Marketplace as the developers are working on a new version of the multi-platform IM application.
Now, Windows Phone Daily has managed to snag some screenshots of what seems like the Windows 8 version of the application. These screenshots were obtained from the WhatsApp media page in a folder called Apollo. Read more »
The HTC Sense 4.0 UI on the new One X was a major improvement over the previous versions of the UI. HTC had toned down some of their previous design choices, which made the UI look more polished. But the performance was still lagging behind stock Ice Cream Sandwich UI and it can be seen while scrolling through homescreens and application drawer.
Thankfully, things are about to change when the next version of Sense UI hits the One X. The folks at Geeksaber have managed to get their hands on a leaked ROM containing the Sense 4.1 update and are saying that it makes a dramatic improvement to the performance. Read more »
‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ is an iOS and Android game that’s based roughly on the events in the 2012 movie of the same name. This version of the game came out around the same time as the PC and console version, but has different story and missions and has been developed by Gameloft instead of Activision.
Although this game has been available for a while now, it often appears in the top charts on both the App Store as well as the Google Play store. So we decided to give it a try and see just how amazing ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ really is. Read more »
Rovio is hard at work on an update to its Angry Birds Space game. The update is simply called “Red Planet”, and is pretty suggestive as to what it will contain.
Back in June, Angry Birds Space marked its 100th milion download, so it’s only logical for Rovio to build on the title’s success. The company also issued a teaser video for the update, which, naturally, doesn’t reveal much. Read more »