The Samsung Galaxy Note II is one of the most impressive droids out there and judging by our mailbox everyone was interested to know more about its its battery performance. Well, we are finally done with the tests, and we are now ready to share the results with you. The tests took a while to complete, for reasons you’ll see shortly.
The Galaxy Note II has a beefy 3100mAh battery – 1000mAh more than the battery in the Galaxy S III, but 200mAh less than Motorola’s RAZR MAXX battery. And there’s a large AMOLED screen and a quad-core processor to feed. Read more »
It’s now been a year since Apple co-founder and the person whom we associate the most with Cupertino – Steve Jobs – has passed away.
Apple has posted a short video, commemorating his most highlighted speeches and announcements on its homepage. Read more »
The launch of Windows 8 is fast approaching and Mozilla has been working hard on releasing the Metro version of Firefox.
Currently available for download in a preview release form, Firefox Metro, as Mozilla is calling it, packs the essential features of its desktop counterpart. Read more »
Jolla, the Finnish startup composed of former Nokia employees working on the MeeGo mobile platform, will showcase its Sailfish OS in the third week of November.
Jolla CEO Jussi Hurmola also announced that we will know what the first Sailfish-running device will be – and when to expect it – by Christmas of this year. Read more »
Facebook celebrates 1 billion active monthly users today. The announcement came from the social network’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s company blog. He also used the occasion to post some more impressive stats.
Since the launch of the Likes feature on Facebook in 2009, there have been more than 1.13 trillion likes. Over 140.3 billion friend connections in total were made and 219 billion photos uploaded. Read more »
Google has released updates for three of its Android apps today – Drive, Wallet and Play Music. And while Wallet and Music got nothing but bug fixes, Google Drive was treated to a really big update with tons of new features.
Drive for Andoird now sports some folder management tools, allowing you to filter folder contents by file type, create folders as well as upload and move files around them. Read more »
Microsoft will be holding a special event in New York on October 25, where it’ll officially introduce Windows 8 and the Windows Surface tablets.
After the event, which starts at 10:00AM, the guys from Redmond will announce the launch of the highly anticipated Surface tablet. The actual availability is said to start right at midnight on October 26 through the company’s special pop-up stores. Read more »
TomTom has launched its popular offline navigation app for Android today. Packing most of the features of its iOS counterparts, the TomTom Android app features spoken turn-by-turn directions in multiple languages as well as speed camera alerts and Traffic info.
On top of that, TomTom promises it’ll provide lifetime map updates, with at least four releases per year. It all sounds great, but there’s a catch – the app doesn’t have the greatest device compatibility. Read more »
In the U.S., Apple stores have achieved a type of mythical status by being able to generate more revenue per square foot than any other retail outlet, particularly because there are only 250 locations nationwide.
However, it seems that carriers, namely AT&T and Verizon, are shouldering the heavy load when it comes to iPhone sales. Read more »
The Maps issue on iOS is still a hot topic for some people and after Tim Cook himself suggested people try third-party solutions, there has been a lot of chest beating from established map makers. Now Google is putting its features where its mouth is and has enabled Street View in the mobile Google Maps site for iOS.
It’s a stopgap feature as a dedicated Google Maps app is still some way out, but it works well enough. Read more »
Sony has launched the new PlayStation Mobile store for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Certified devices, which will let you purchase a game once and play across multiple supported devices.
The list of PlayStation Certified devices currently includes Xperia PLAY, Xperia arc, Xperia S, Xperia SL, Xperia SX, Xperia T, Xperia TX, Xperia V, Xperia ion, Xperia acro, Xperia acro S, Xperia acro HD, Sony Tablet S, Sony Tablet P, Xperia Tablet S, HTC One X, One X+, One S and One V. You currently have a choice of 20 games available and once purchased, you can play on up to three different devices with the same ID. Read more »
The Apple iPhone 5 launch hasn’t been the smoothest of rides. The phone has faced criticism for various reasons, including build quality, battery life and, most recently, camera performance.
In case you’ve missed it, we are talking about was the purple haze seen in some of the iPhone 5 camera photos with a bright light source just entering the frame. In their review of the iPhone 5 camera, Digital Photography Review talked about this phenomenon, what could be causing it and how big a deal it really is. Read more »
Nokia has released the beta version of a new browser called Xpress for Lumia that is based on the same principle as the browser on their Asha phones, which itself was based on the Opera Mini.
The Nokia Xpress for Lumia browser is designed exclusively for Nokia Lumia phones and claims to compress data by up to 90 percent, saving your data, time and money. Read more »
RIM has launched an update for the BlackBerry PlayBook bringing it OS to version 2.1. Owners of the tablet now have a reason to celebrate, as it brings some pretty cool new features.
One of them is sending SMS messages right from the tablet via the updated BlackBerry Bridge. It’s been optimized and as a result runs faster than before. Another neat, and rather overdue addition is that the email, contacts and calendar apps got portrait mode support. Read more »
The Nokia Lumia 510 has obviously overcome its camera shyness, and after posing for a live photo earlier today, is now featuring in a hands-on video.
Unfortunately, the author obviously didn’t have the best camera at hand, so the video doesn’t reveal too much, but is at least yet another proof that the Lumia 510 is on the way. Read more »