An image of what is purportedly Google’s as yet unreleased cloud storage service, Google Drive, has been leaked.
Drive (as in what’s in your computer, not what you do with your car), will potentially allow you to store a certain amount of data online, with the idea that it be accessible from any location with internet access, as well as via other devices you own. Read more »
The Kindle Fire was Amazon’s first step into the tablet world, discounting the E Ink enabled Kindles before it, the Fire was a full color, 7″ Android tab rocking Silk, its cloud-supported web browser.
Now it would appear that Amazon have approached electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn as a new OEM to add to list of those charged with producing its successor, the Kindle Fire 2. Read more »
Rockstar has launched the second official Max Payne 3 trailer, which reveals a bit more about the storyline in the game. Until now the game studio only revealed a bit of the gameplay of the action title.
If you remember, in the first two parts of Max Payne, he was looking for the people who murdered his family, and he finally had his sweet revenge. Now, the story is quite different, but it could still prove very interesting. Read more »
The Android version of the popular Skype application just got an update. The messenger had its version number pumped up to 184.108.40.2067 and received a few nice features to go with that.
First and foremost, the calling interface is updated and the quality of the calls is improved. The video-call support is now extended to the Samsung Epic 4G Touch and there are a few minor issues with the app resolved. Read more »
After making PC gamers wait for nearly two years, the PC version of Alan Wake is finally here. You can now download the game exclusively from Steam right now for $29.99. For that price you get the game, Collector’s Edition DLC (free until February 23rd), developer commentary videos, illustrated PDF book, and the official soundtrack for the game.
The PC version of the game promises higher quality graphics compared to the Xbox 360 version, along with full support and optimization for a keyboard and mouse layout. The graphics settings are configurable, the game is optimized for quad-core CPUs and you can now even hide the HUD for a more immersive experience. It also works with AMD’s Eyefinity 3D 3-screen mode and Nvidia’s NVISION2 Stereoscopic 3D. Read more »
The perennial beta version of the Swype keyboard for Android has been updated to support the latest version of the operating system. The keyboard, as you may be aware, relies on swipes on the keys to enter words, along with traditional text input where you can just press individual keys. The new beta also offers the ability to install additional languages for tablets and accuracy improvements.
To test out the new beta, I installed it on my phone to see how well it works. Despite being a beta, the application was just as stable as it has ever been, with no real bugs or issues. However, there are some thing about the way the keypad works that still bugs me. Read more »
At this point we shouldn’t be more than a month and a half away from the Samsung Galaxy Note official Android 4.0 ICS update, but how about getting a little preview of what’s to come? The first ICS 4.0.3 ROM for the phoneblet just leaked and we even managed to install in on a Note we had lying around and test it.
As you will see in a bit, the ROM is really stable and snappy and seems good enough for everyday use. All the hardware is supported, including the S Pen. Read more »
Do you remember Clear for the iPhone? The innovative app for creating to-do lists and managing tasks was made available on the Apple AppStore yesterday and our hands were itching to give it a spin.
The idea behind Clear is simple – easy to-do lists creation. And it does it effortlessly, while relying on an effective, intuitive one-of-a-kind user interface. And that’s a rare thing even in today’s app-filled mobile world. Read more »
Today Apple released a developer preview of their next desktop OS, dubbed Mountain Lion. Much like with the Leopard and Snow Leopard, the Mountain Lion is more of an improvement to the current Lion than a brand new OS but brings along some iOS features in an attempt to unify the Apple ecosystem across devices.
I’m going to break the new stuff up for you guys in order of importance so that you can get an idea of what’s to come. The developer preview is out now and Apple expects the retail version of Mountain Lion (which should be 10.8) to be available through the Mac App Store sometime this summer, probably costing the same as Lion did – $29.99. Read more »
The guys at Google who are working on the Android version of Maps seem to be determined to bring down battery usage. They put out an update in early January that improved consumption in Latitude and now (about a month later) they’re back with a brand new update to do just that again.
It’s a pretty minor update, but we like Google’s battery-conscious approach. Read more »
While this release was supposedly scheduled for tomorrow, it seems like RIM will be waiting an extra 10 or so days to release the much-anticipated update at the Mobile World Congress.
The new PlayBook OS will add many new features to RIM’s proprietary OS, such as a calendar, contacts, email, as well as an Android emulator. Read more »
Adobe added Flash support for Ice Cream Sandwich a while ago but an update by the company has popped up on Android Market, claiming added compatibility with new Android 4 supported devices.
Aside from the added ICS support, Adobe claims to have added performance improvements, bug fixes and a fixed security flaw that could’ve posed a threat to your phone’s security. Read more »
Last month when Acer released the Iconia Tab A200, they promised that it will get the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade in February. And staying true to that promise, the ICS update has now started rolling out to the device.
In case you are not quite aware of the A200, it is Acer’s latest tablet and comes with a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 resolution display, Tegra 2 processor, 1GB RAM, 8/16GB internal memory, dual cameras, stereo speakers and a microSD card slot. It’s available for $329.99 and $349.99 for the 8GB and 16GB model respectively. Read more »
Let’s be honest here – when talking high-end, dual-core Android smartphones, Pantech surely won’t be on top of your list of brands. The Korean company is mostly known around the world for making highly affordable feature phones, or low-end smartphones, with its home market being an exception of sorts. The aforementioned facts make the AT&T exclusive Pantech Burst quite interesting, as it aims to (cautiously) change the company’s image in the United States, where the market is brimming with options.
Believe it or not, the LTE sporting Pantech Burst has a spec sheet, which can compete with the top dogs in its segment. Read more »
Apple is adjusting the prices it’s charging advertisers to use its ad program, iAd. This is the third such price cut since the program’s inception in 2010.
The new minimum price for an ad campaign on iOS is now $100,000, down from $500,000. That is a significant reduction from its debut price of a cool $1 million. Read more »