Posted by dnovak on August 27, 2012 ·
Facebook just announced that it rebuilt its iPhone and iPad app from the ground up for a faster and more enjoyable user experience. The company says that the Facebook 5.0 for iOS is twice as fast as the previous version when launching the app, scrolling through news feed and opening photos in feed.
While the app looks nearly identical to the previous version, the company chose to abandon [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 19, 2012 ·
Apple plans to monopolize TV viewing with a cloud-based DVR service, social sharing features and an icon-based user interface. Apple has plans for the live TV service it is currently pitching alongside its vision of the next-generation Apple TV set-top box. Some key features include global cloud-based DVR service, which would allow users to watch any show on-demand at any time once [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 17, 2012 ·
The 80-million subscriber, Photo-sharing app, Instagram, is detailing its latest user interface today, Instagram 3.0, and it’s geo-location is the prime theme here. The newest edition of the app introduces a Photo Maps view, which overlays photos with a map underneath, giving people a far more visual look at what they were seeing at a given point on Earth.
3.0 also includes multi-line [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 11, 2012 ·
Klipsch has unveiled its revamped Image One on-ear set. The new Image One is acoustically similar to its predecessor, but now it has a more stylish and robust design that should hold up better over time. The headphones only have a single cable leading into the left earcup, rather than splitting into both cups like the original, and it’s also flat to prevent tangling. The earcups can [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 9, 2012 ·
We all know that the iPhone 5 is on its way in a couple of months. Now, rumors suggest that the latest addition of the iPhone will be accompanied by the unveiling of the iPad Mini as well.
Recent rumors suggest that an iPad Mini screen is already in production, leading some people to believe that this follows the speculation of a fall release.
Check out the video courtesy of CNET…
Posted by dnovak on May 17, 2012 ·
Rovio earlier this week confirmed that it bought the IP for the game Casey’s Contraptions. The company’s founder and CEO Mikael Hed revealed to Finnish TV channel Yle on Friday that the game will have an educational element and revolve around Alex, a curious young boy who loves to build things.
“The quality pressure is high. We want to maintain the high standard Angry Birds fans [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 24, 2012 ·
Rumors surrounding Apple’s next-generation iPhone handsets are flooding in as we approach the infamous October month, the period when Apple is assumed to announce a new product or two. The launch of an entry-level “iPhone nano” is one Apple product that has been most dominant in the media, and sources are reporting that the new low-cost iPhone is in the works this year.
Posted by dnovak on April 23, 2012 ·
Kickstarter, financial and marketing backers of some brilliant tech inventions, is showcasing their latest winner, the Pebble ePaper Smartwatch. Allerta, the company that developed the product, posted their idea on a Kickstarter page less than a week ago and has already become the most funded project of all time on the site. If you’re not familiar with the way Kickstarter [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 30, 2012 ·
Rovio just released Angry Birds Space for iOS and Android devices, as well as OS X and Windows PCs. In the fourth major Birds release, gamers get to fling birds on zero-gravity planets while utilizing new gameplay features such as slow-motion and lightspeed destruction.
“This is Rovio at its finest, and we are more than excited to bring Angry Birds Space to all our fans worldwide,” [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 23, 2012 ·
iPhone 5 has been rumored to include 4G LTE for a long time. Now, according to code strings in iOS 5.1, the next iPhone will indeed feature 4G LTE connectivity.
“Enabling 4G will end your phone call. Are you sure you want to enable 4G,” the new iOS 5.1 code said. The references to a phone call make it clear that this the string referes to the iPhone, and not the iPad. The [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 8, 2012 ·
Tim Cook just announced at the Apple event in San Francisco additional language capabilities for Siri. That disembodied helper, ushered in by the iPhone 4S, is now getting a localized Japanese equivalent as part of the iOS 5.1 update rolling out today and slated to hit Japan over the next few weeks.
Posted by dnovak on March 7, 2012 ·
The new iPad is here. This is the next generation of Apple’s iOS tablet, and it’s pretty cool. As was rumored, it’s sporting a Retina display, potentially making this the most pixel-packed tablet around. The 9.7-inch screen houses 3.1 million pixels in a 2048 x 1536 arrangement , or about 264 pixels per inch. That’s high-definition at its peak. It’s [...]
Posted by David on April 19, 2011 ·
The Vietnamese blog, tinhte.vn, has published a video of what it is claiming might be the iPhone 5 — though it is more likely to be a white iPhone 4 with a storage bump — running a test version of iOS, test build 8A216 of iOS 4, that includes a new multitasking UI and a revamped Spotlight search function. The videos show a new application switcher in action, complete with a handful of crashing [...]
Posted by David on April 15, 2011 ·
Microsoft held its annual MIX conference in Las Vegas, and Joe Belfiore, Windows Phone director showed all Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer 9 mobile browser and how well it can render HTML5 websites. He pitted his demo and his browser against iPhone 4 and Google Nexus S. Belfiore was so confident in the new browser that he gave the iPhone 4 a head start. His Windows phone topped out at 20 [...]
Posted by David on April 11, 2011 ·
Adobe announced the latest version of its Creative Suite software, version 5.5, which includes a new SDK for building smartphone and tablet applications that can interact with its famous Photoshop desktop software. To showcase some of the possibilities brought about by its new SDK, Adobe also introduced three new apps for Apple’s iPad. Adobe Eazel is a finger painting app with enhanced controls [...]
Posted by David on April 9, 2011 ·
YouTube has just announced that it is rolling out its new YouTube Live beta platform located at www.youtube.com/live. YouTube will use the channel to stream live events, concerts, interviews and more. Users will be able to subscribe to partners streaming on YouTube Live and will be notified of upcoming events. YouTube said it is only working with a few partners initially, but that the goal is to provide [...]
Posted by David on March 19, 2011 ·
Xobni, the company behind the popular inbox management software with the same name, announced that it will begin offering a beta browser-plugin for Chrome and Firefox that works with Gmail. Xobni for Gmail creates profiles for each contact in your address book, and automatically fills in company, title, social network profiles, and more. If you search for a contact, you’ll see their profile, [...]
Posted by David on March 11, 2011 ·
As of 4:00 a.m. EST, Apple’s iPad 2 is officially on sale. The gadget announced last week will go on sale at Apple, AT&T, Best Buy, Target, Verizon Wireless, and Walmart retail locations later today at 5:00 p.m. EST, but if you want to order yourself the next-generation iPad and skip the retail chaos, jump on Apple’s online store, and get the goods. Early reviews, while not stellar, recommend [...]
Posted by David on March 10, 2011 ·
While many have been painfully waiting for iOS 4.3. to be released, the update came a bit later than expected due to an issue fixed by last night’s iTunes update. The company just released iOS 4.3 for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV. A few changes here, most notably, the addition of Apple’s new Personal Hotspot feature, which is now available on GSM versions of the iPhone 4 in [...]
Posted by David on March 9, 2011 ·
According to reports, Apple will unveil the next version of its mobile operating system at a media event early next month. Along with iOS 5 , new MobileMe features will also be introduced. The timing of the rumor is in line with Apple’s announcements in years past; Apple held its iOS 4 event last year on April 8th. Among the more anticipated changes expected in iOS 5 is a completely revamped notification [...]
Posted by David on March 8, 2011 ·
Today at 10AM PT, iOS 4.3 will publicly be available for download. You’ll be able to visit iTunes and get the latest iteration of the Apple mobile iOS, which will include plenty of fixes, features and fun. Additionally, there’s been a lot of talk surrounding Apple’s personal hotspot feature, specifically it’s capability of only supporting 3 wireless connections (as opposed to 5 [...]
Posted by David on March 7, 2011 ·
A Taiwanese newspaper is reporting that Apple, Inc. is toying around with a new design for the iPhone 5, ditching the current design of the more square-mold look of the iPhone 4. Specifically, a milled aluminum backing with the antenna integrated into the rear Apple logo is being considered for the iPhone 5. The rumor even comes with the above mockup, courtesy of macotakara.jp.
You can bet that [...]
Posted by David on March 5, 2011 ·
Verizon has just put the iPad 2 on their website, and says that the Apple updated tablet will be available on the launch date, March 11th. While no formal announcement has been made, and the details surrounding the launch have not been clarified, Verizon is expected to begin selling the iOS tablet at 5:00PM local time on launch day, inline with those other retailers that will introduce the much anticipated [...]
Posted by David on March 2, 2011 ·
Apple blew it up with the official announcment of the iPad 2, straight from the horses mouth, Steve Jobs. Here are the specs:
Apple A5 processor, dual core CPU
2x CPU speed, 9x graphics speed improvement
Front and rear cameras
33% thinner, 13.4mm to 8.8mm thin — thinner than an iPhone 4, and lighter than the previous iPad
AT&T and Verizon models, white and black iPads
Same original [...]
Posted by David on March 1, 2011 ·
Below is a compilation of rumors, guesses, unofficial reports and specs from iPad accessories already out- trying to make the best hypothetical guess of what we’ll hear tomorrow at Apple’s Press Event, announcing the iPad 2. Here it is:
A much thinner and lighter iPad. We’re talking seriously thin.
A slightly thinner bezel around the iPad’s display, making the device’s footprint [...]
Posted by David on February 25, 2011 ·
Apple’s FaceTime video chat service for Mac is no longer in beta test form. It’s now available for 99-cents, following the release of the company’s refreshed MacBook Pro line. FaceTime is Apple’s branded video calling service that allows Mac, iPhone, iPod touch and soon, iPad users to make video calls for free over land-based Internet connections. The service is free to use and the associated [...]
Posted by David on February 23, 2011 ·
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple will announce its next-generation iPad tablet at a special media event on March 2nd. The Journal cites multiple sources claiming that indeed the iPad 2 release date is on shedule. Apple will hold the press event in San Francisco to announce its new tablet. Whether Steve Jobs will be the host of the event is questionable considering he’s on [...]
Posted by David on February 21, 2011 ·
I’m getting a little tired of the Apple rumor mill. If all of these recent rumors come to pass regarding the various forms of iPads and iPhones Apple is coming out with, we’d be sitting on 47 different models and versions by Summer. But having said that, here’s the latest. Rumor has it that Apple is trimming down the iPad for a 6-inch version to be released this Fall. A couple [...]
Posted by David on February 7, 2011 ·
Reports are suggesting that Apple is set to release iOS 4.3 for iPhone on Valentine’s Day. The reports states that Apple will release iOS 4.3 at 10:00AM PST on February 14th.
Other unconfirmed reports have suggested that the new OS build would be made available before February 10th, when Verizon Wireless’ iPhone 4 is set to launch. Among the new features expected to be introduced in iOS 4.3 [...]
Posted by David on January 25, 2011 ·
Google launches Cloud Print for Android & iOS
—Google announced a service called Cloud Print last year that enables users to print wirelessly and remotely from within Gmail and Google Docs. Though the service hasn’t garnered much media attention, it shows a great deal of potential and it removes some of the barriers associated with wireless printing.
Google’s Cloud Print does not require [...]