Fringland has just made the latest version of their Fring IM client for Android official. It brings several key improvements and support for many new droids including the best-seller Samsung Galaxy S II, the HTC Flyer slate and the LTE-capable Samsung Droid Charge.
In addition to improved stability, the latest Android-meant Fring version brings improved voice quality and, most notable, of all free Group Video calls with up to 4 friends. Read more »
The good folks at SamFirmware have gotten their hands on the Gingerbread firmware for the Samsung S5570 Galaxy Mini and S5660 Galaxy Gio. The firmware runs on Android 2.3.3 update and is dated May 7 and June 2 respectively.
Now Samsung has already announced that they will be releasing a Gingerbread update for these phones. But if you are feeling particularly impatient, you can Read more »
A couple of days ago Josh Phillips, Program Manager for Windows Phone Engineering posted about a bunch of enhancements coming to both Music and Videos in the upcoming Mango update on the Windows Phone Blog. The changes come on two levels, some proper additions and some background tweaks.
Firstly there’s the addition of Smart DJ, using “seeds” i.e. an artist, album or song, it congregates music from your library and makes various mixes to suit genre or mood. If you have a Zune Pass music subscription, it can pick from the bounty of tracks on the Zune catalog as well. Read more »
Microsoft and Apple fans are known to take jabs at each other at every opportunity they find. It’s mostly good, clean fun although sometimes it can get ugly, as can be seen from the comments section on technology websites, including ours.
Today we came across an event that falls under the “Good, clean fun” category, where the Windows logo was found plastered on an upcoming Apple Store. Read more »
The HTC Flyer tablet and ChaCha Facebook-loving phone have started receiving their first updates in the UK. That was quite quick, considering both have been on sale there for under a month.
Both updates are available Over-The-Air and offer some under the hood improvements to both. Read more »
Good news for iOS jailbreakers. Developer iH8sn0w has released the iFaith tool, which allows you dump SHSH blobs of your current current firmware on your iOS device even if Apple closed its signing.
In case you are not a regular jailbreaker and are wondering what SHSH blobs are, here’s the deal. Apple allows you to install only the latest available version of iOS on your device. If you need to use an older version, such as for jailbreaking or unlocking, you can only install those by emulating Apple’s authentication servers on your computer (easier than it sound).
In order to emulate them though, you need those bits of code that are unique to every iPhone. They are called SHSH blobs and they are like authentication tokens that validate the process of installing the respective version of iOS. Read more »
Oh, PlayStation Network, we all missed you so much. We’re so glad you are back with us again. What’s that? You have some gifts for us to make up for the time you were away? Awww, you shouldn’t have!
In a grand gesture of gratitude and appreciation of patience towards PlayStation owners who suffered the PSN outage, Sony is offering some cool gifts as part of their Welcome Back Program.
Before we tell you what you get as part of it, we must tell you that it is only available for those who joined before April 20, 2011. So no, you can’t just create an account now and claim them.
Now that we got that out of the way, let’s get to the interesting part. Read more »
Every time Steve Jobs is presenting an Apple product, he uses the word “magic” a lot. Well, it seems that they really mean it with the upcoming iOS 5 update, which should be announced tomorrow at the WWDC.
Simon Pierro, who may or may not be a wizard of some sort, is demonstrating a beta version of iOS 5 running on his iPad 2. Let’s watch… Read more »
As the last major Android phone manufacturer to jump on the tablet wagon, Sony has some pretty high expectations to meet. Roughly a month ago, when the electronics giant unveiled its first duo of Android Honeycomb tablets, all its fans rejoiced. The Sony S1 and S2 appear to have all it takes to play a major role on the tablet market later this year. And now that the S2 has visited the FCC, we might even have a launch date nearing.
Sony S2 has an interesting dual screen design. Read more »
It looks like Microsoft will have a lot to shout about at this years Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 7. The biggest gaming event of the year plays host to the latest and greatest announcements from the largest hardware and software developers in the business and all eyes will without a doubt be on Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo to deliver some juicy gaming news.
Microsoft will have a lot to smile about with regards to the Xbox 360 at E3 2011
There’s a lot of speculation behind what Nintendo are bringing to the table with project Café and how Sony will approach the PlayStation Network hacking debacle, however what Microsoft plan on kicking off with is no secret. Read more »
With HDMI output on its way to becoming a fixture on premium smartphones, Nokia has taken mobile media sharing to the next step with the release of its own Play To app for its latest and greatest Symbian smartphones.
The free app allows the owners of Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01 or Nokia X7 Read more »
Gameloft has seriously decided to take the mobile gaming experience to another level, folks. With the announcement of the trailer of its latest mobile game called “9mm”, the gaming powerhouse is bound to bring a Grand Theft Auto styled shooter right into your pockets.
The game offers an immersive story line and rarely seen, high quality graphics. Read more »
What if I was to say that we have in our mitts a device that is to end forever the reign of affordable mp3 players? Well, I could be wrong but the W8 seems to pack a lot of bang for a device of its miniscule stature and it doesn’t seem afraid to use it.
Sony Ericsson decided to relight an old flame in the face of the Xperia X8 by giving it a Walkman branding and sending it off into the unknown pockets of young, enthusiastic teens with affiliations for loud music. It has a 3” capacitive display of HVGA (320 x 480) resolution, 3.2 MP camera and the pocket-friendliness of its small body. And this just might be the only Walkman phone that has no orange coating whatsoever on its body. Read more »
After following the smartphone announcements lately, I kind of wish I lived in Korea. Barely two weeks after Pantech unveiled the world’s first Android smartphone with a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU, KT Tech released Take Janus (yup, this is its name) with similar specs, and only for the Korean market again.
As you can see from the picture, the specs of the device are nothing short of fascinating. Read more »
As most of the gamers already know, the next Tomb Raider won’t be a sequel, but a reboot of the series. It’s once again developed by the Crystal Dynamics (Legacy of Kain series, TR: Legend/Anniversary/Underworld/Guardian of Light) and published by Square Enix.
We get to see a new young and inexperienced Lara, looking for her first adventure. Instead, a trouble finds her and she must fight for survival. No more talk, watch: Read more »