The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is a great tablet, especially if you consider its price. But there’s one problem – it’s stuck with Amazon’s customized Android and Amazon’s own app store. With a bit of hacking, you can change part of that.
The Fire HDX has been rooted, which makes it possible to install the Play Store (though it’s not easy). Read more »
Nokia announce UK pricing and availability of the Lumia 2520 tablet. The 4G LTE slate with Windows 8.1 RT on board will be exclusively offered by John Lewis starting next week, on December 4.
The Nokia Lumia 2520 will be priced at £399.99. Read more »
DisplayMate, the website which specializes in rating and comparing display tech of mobile devices and laptops, has sharply criticized Apple’s iPad mini 2 in its latest shootout, pitting it against the Kindle Fire HDX 7 and Google Nexus 7.
The biggest criticisms come in regards to the color gamut and accuracy. The Retina screen of the new mini is way off what the iPad 3, 4 and Air have been offering so far in this respect. Read more »
The N1 proved to be a worthy phablet in Oppo’s premium market segment’s lineup and it’s now time to dig into the battery life breakdown.
The Oppo N1 opts for a big, bright and high-res 5.9″ screen but also brings a monstrous 3610 mAh battery to compensate. That, to put it in perspective, is more than the 3200 mAh of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the HTC One Max’s 3300 mAh, the Nokia Lumia 1520′s 3400 mAh and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra’s 3050 mAh. Let’s see how it did. Read more »
Samsung has officially outed its own proprietary music service in its home market of South Korea.
Samsung Music will let you choose from a selection of 3.2 million sound sources, which you can download or stream to a Galaxy smartphone or tablet. Read more »
Apple has been working on improving its App Store search engine for quite a while and the latest tweak results in a better search results for misspelled quires or other minor spelling mistakes.
The App Store search engine is also enhanced to show results when you are looking for an app by its name but are unsure of the spaces in the title. Read more »
Angry Birds Go! is the latest game in the Angry Birds series from Rovio and is the farthest departure from anything that has come before it. Like many franchises before it, including Mario, Sonic and Crash Bandicoot, Rovio turned to the go-kart racing genre for their popular franchise and now we have a go-kart racing game but with birds.
Angry Birds Go! was supposed to launch worldwide on multiple platforms on December 11 but Rovio has done a soft launch on iOS in the New Zealand region, so if you happen to be there the game is available for download for free. Read more »
The official CyanogenMod installer was pulled out of the Google Play Store. The app was voluntarily removed after the Google Play Support team contacted CyanogenMod that its creation was violating the store’s terms.
The app specifically violated the Google Play Store Terms of Service by encouraging users to void the warranty of their devices, despite being harmless in its nature. Read more »
The launch of the Apple iPad mini 2 was delayed relative to the iPad Air launch and even with the late start, the smaller tablet still suffers from availability issues. Digitimes quotes sources who claim that the production bottlenecks responsible for the low supply have been cleared, though, and everything should be back to normal soon.
It was the new Retina display that caused Apple’s headaches – the 7.9″ 1536 x 2048 pixel display is one of the defining features of the new model. Read more »
Microsoft has released a bunch of new commercial on its official YouTube account. Most of them focus on what the new Surface 2 can do and what the iPad Air and Galaxy Tab 3 can’t.
The videos show some of the Surface 2′s key features – the full USB port, the complete Office package, multiple account support and the gesture support. Read more »
The Motorola Moto G has just hit the market, but its early adopters have reported a wide-spread issue.
As it turns out you can’t use the stock recovery mode for wiping the cache partition. If you select this option, the phone will list the microSD card content and do nothing. Read more »
MP3 and the Internet may have killed the CD star, but all those AOL and Back Street Boys CDs have finally found a purpose. CDs along with other things made of polycarbonate (like water cooler jugs) are being recycled and turned into Lumias.
More specifically, the back cover of the black Lumia 1520 is made out of recycled polycarbonate. Read more »
Google Now is ever evolving and with Android 4.4 KitKat it recognizes even more commands than ever before. It’s understandable if you don’t know all of them – we doubt anyone can remember them all. However, many don’t know even the basic things you can ask Google to do for you.
That’s why the folks over at TrendBlog have composed a neat infographic listing the cool tasks, commands and requests you can handle to Google Now. The infographic is broken down into categories each listing a set of commands. Categories include Notes & Reminders, Time & Date, Communication, Weather, Web browsing, Maps & Navigation and there is even an Easter Eggs one. Read more »
The Nokia Lumia 525 is now official. Being the successor of the most successful Windows Phone 8 device ever it has some big shoes to fill. Understandably Nokia is trying to build some hype around it by releasing its first promo video.
With funky music and great choreography, the video demonstrates some of the Nokia Lumia 525′s main features. The colorful glossy plastic, updated internals as well as advanced music capabilities are just some of the phones key selling points. Read more »
Google has released a new extension for Chrome that will allow you to do searches within the browser using just your voice. Although voice search option has been available in Chrome for a while now, it required manually clicking on a button to activate it.
Now, using this extension, you can just say “Ok, Google” and the browser will automatically go into voice search mode, after which you can speak the rest of your query. This feature works as long as you are on the Google homepage or on a new Tab page. Read more »