Did you miss the BlackBerry event that just concluded? Don’t worry, a recording of the event is now available online for your viewing pleasure.
In case you’ve missed or want to watch again the BlackBerry 10 OS and the Z10 and Q10 smartphones announcements, or just want to see Alicia Keys one more time, then you should proceed this way. Read more »
RIM has just announced it is officially changing its name to BlackBerry. This is a part of the major changes the company is going through, following the BlackBerry 10 OS launch.
BlackBerry’s official slogan is now “One brand. One promise.” Read more »
According to several sources, YouTube hopes to begin offering paid subscription channels which will offer premium, produced content.
In an attempt to lure producers away from the traditional television avenues of content delivery, Google is looking to become the first production company for online content capable of reaching such broad audience. Read more »
User Agent profiles are a long time favorite of the rumor mill and they deliver again – three new model designations of Samsung tablets were discovered, presumably the Tab 3 series. The profiles give nothing but model number and screen resolution, but with a bit mode digging, we found out a bit more.
The top-end model is the GT-P8200, which packs a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel screen, the same as the Google Nexus 10 (manufactured by Samsung). AnTuTu scores for the P8200 list the OS as 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and the CPU clock speed as 1.7GHz. Read more »
Apple has been granted a trademark for the distinctive design of their chain of retail stores. Although the claim was rejected twice in the past, Apple managed to successfully convince the US Patent and Trademark office the third time with a lengthy, 122-page document detailing the reasons.
The trademark includes use of items such as a paneled facade of glass, recessed lighting units and lined rectangular tables, but as usual, the trademark is for the sum of parts rather than any individual item. Read more »
For those of you who are getting ready to shell out $899 for a Microsoft Surface Pro on February 9, there’s a rather unpleasant surprise waiting for you. It turns out that the 64GB version of Microsoft’s über tablet will come with only 23GB of available memory out of the box.
The 128GB version of the slate will come with 83GB of available storage. All in all, it looks like the Windows 8 OS, together with the built-in apps and recovery partition take up a cool 40+ gigs of the tablet’s built-in memory. Read more »
The Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365 are finally on sale. The Office 365 Home Premium is currently available for $99.99 a year as expected. For that kind of cash you get to install the software on up to five PC’s or Macs.
Office 365 is also available in a “University” version for all the college students and the variant is priced at $79.99 with a four year plan. Read more »
It’s pretty clear that 2013 is the year of the 5” 1080p phones and the Oppo Find 5, which just arrived at our office, is part of the zodiac. 2012 was the year of quad-core processors, especially the Snapdragon S4 Pro chips towards its end, and the Find 5 has that too.
It’s not a matter of choice – with nearly 2 million pixels on the screen, the chipset will have to offer a lot in terms of both CPU and GPU power to make for a smooth experience. The Project Butter-enabled Android 4.1 Jelly Bean also helps. Read more »
With the availability of the iOS 6.1 update Apple announced the iOS 6 is now ticking inside more than 300 million devices worldwide.
Since there are about 500 million iGadgets out there, those running on iOS 6 account for 60% of the entire flock. Read more »
The Galaxy Note 8.0 slate just can’t put ahead of its announcement, can it? First we got an official confirmation of its existence and then we saw its face twice.
Today the Galaxy Note 8.0 is once again making headlines, this time with some pricing details. Read more »
The announcement includes two budget compacts, five mid-range compacts, and three waterproof models. The key word is obviously zoom capabilities and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The highlights include the Coolpix P520 42x superzoom with a GPS receiver, the Coolpix L820 30x budget superzoom, and the S9500 22x compact superzoom with GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The list of the mid-rangers also includes the Coolpix S9400 with 18x zoom and the really compact CoolPix S5200 with Wi-Fi connectivity.
The waterproof models are the rugged Nikon Coolpix AW110/AW110s and the cheaper, but sleek looking S31.
The budget offerings Coolpix L28 and L27 complete the tally. The announcement comes ahead of the start of this year’s CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Japan. Read more »
Google Maps can now show you detailed maps of North Korea – both road maps and satellite view. This is something I never thought I’d see so soon.
This happens shortly after Eric Schmidt returned from his visit to North Korea. Read more »
Apple has just made the 128GB edition of the iPad with Retina Display official.
The fourth-gen Apple tablet will not replace any of the already established storage capacity options of the slate, and will be sold alongside them. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy Camera GC100 managed the impossible – it’s an Android-powered camera that actually went on sale, rather than remain in perpetual “announced” limbo. However, it might have company soon as a filing for Bluetooth certification revealed the GC110 model number.
Unfortunately, info is very scarce – the filing came from Samsung (with Geographic availability listed as “Europe”) and it’s about Bluetooth 4.0 capability (which is what the GC100 has). Read more »
Drive, one of the more recent additions to the cloud storage club maintained by the search giant, now has an updated application for iOS to include QuickOffice integration.
Google has been working on bringing QuickOffice to Google Drive ever since it purchased it back in June of last year. Read more »