The wait for the arrival of iTunes 11 was certainly extensive, and although we always knew it would be arriving at some point in 2012, we didn’t perhaps foresee that we’d be waiting right until the very end of the year to sink our teeth into it. Still, in terms of major bugs and issues, the latest and greatest release has been relatively incident-free, and to continue in that vein, Apple has just released iTunes 11.0.3 with a couple of minor improvements.
In case you’ve been living in a cave for the past 24 hours, you will almost certainly have caught onto the news and announcements from yesterday’s big Google I/O developer conference. If you do prefer your surroundings to be of the dark and cold variety, you can catch up on everything and anything you might have missed from the 3+ hour keynote thanks to the live stream, which has just been made available via YouTube.
The consensus thus far has been, at least where the Galaxy Note III is concerned, that Samsung would break from its ongoing tradition of plastic outer shells and finally bring an aluminum (or similar) finish to match the high-end status of the handset. However, sources of SamMobile have suggested that the forthcoming device will use pretty much the same build as the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy S4.
Mophie, the king of additional power packs and fancy cases with batteries built into them, has announced another new product today, swelling its iPhone lineup.
Earlier on this month, Apple announced that it was closing in on a monumental 50 billion app downloads since the App Store’s inception, and to commemorate the occasion, would be offering 50 lucky winners the chance to win some serious prizes.
It may have been conspicuous by its absence at yesterday’s keynote, but Google Glass is still the hottest property in personal technology right now. You only have to flick through any social media site and you’ll come across someone either wearing Glass, or at the very least, talking about it.
on May 16th, 2013
Here is a complete step by step tutorial on how to root Samsung Galaxy S4 international version GT-I9500 on Android 4.2.2.
First day of Google I/O is officially over and a lot of great announcements were made, and some of those announcements were strictly focused towards Android developers.
Gran Turismo is arguably the biggest franchise in the world of racing games. It’s been around since the days of the original PlayStation, and it’s sold huge numbers each and every time it’s had a new number affixed to the end of its title, admit it. There’s no doubt that Gran Turismo games are popular, which is why the internet set alight when news began to leak of a sixth installment reaching us later this year. More details can be found after the break.
Google’s Maps is seen as the authority in the field of navigation, and of course, mapping, and having established a large user base already, the company is preparing to revamp the mobile arm of the service in the coming weeks and months. Following on from the new-look desktop version, Google will now be bringing the look of iOS Maps to Android, and an iPad version is also going to be hitting the App Store in the summer along with a revamp of the desktop version of Maps. More details after the break.
Hot on the heels of BlackBerry’s announcement that BBM would soon become a cross-platform experience, Google has showcased its new Hangouts messaging system, unifying iOS, Android and Chrome users all in one convenient place. This revelation makes for an exciting face-off between the major instant messaging services, and it’s fair to say, this kind of feature from Google as been a long time coming.
In amongst all of the other announcements at today’s I/O developers conference, Google has taken the wraps off its new ‘All Access’ Music service, and judging by the business model and pricing, it looks a sure-fire shot at the popular alternatives Spotify, Pandora and Rdio. More details after the break.
It had been rumored over the last couple of days, but Google’s Hugo Barra just pulled a Galaxy S4 out of his pocket during the opening Google I/O keynote. It’s not like any Galaxy S4 you’ve used before though, and it’s not like any you’ve likely seen before, either. In fact, it’s something hugely awesome, assuming you’ve got a spare $649.
Today at I/O, Google has launched its rumored Google Play Game Services, which will finally give the Android platform a Game Center-esque experience for those looking to enjoy multiplayer competition on some of their favorite titles. Then again, if the demonstration of the multiplayer feature in action today (note: it didn’t connect) is anything to go by, Android users will be hoping the hit-and-miss demonstration of the service is not representative of the eventual experiences.
Here’s our complete step by step tutorial on how to download and install ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500.
The Frostbite 3 engine is heavily lauded as one of the most powerful and advanced of its kind, and with the technology being the driving force behind the supreme graphics performance of Battlefield 4, it looks like a variant of the engine will soon push the boundaries of mobile gaming experience even further. EA has already indicated that the Frostbite 3 engine cannot run on the Nintendo Wii U, but the publisher remains keen to offer “true Frostbite experiences to all major mobile platforms,” and with the Frostbite webpage offering details of a project called “Frostbite Go,” we could certainly see some truly high-end gameplay on our smartphones and tablets.
Galaxy S4 certainly has its fair share of critics, but in terms of early sales, the latest and greatest flagship handset is a standalone record-breaker for makers Samsung. According to Korean news outlet, which has published the utterances of an unnamed Samsung executive, the company shipped an incredible four million Galaxy S4 handsets in just four days; far in excess of the early numbers of the Galaxy S III which, by comparison, took 21 days to ship just three million.
The general consensus on the current state of iOS is that Apple’s mobile operating system has stagnated somewhat, and there’s certainly a considerable amount of more interest than usual with regards to what exactly Apple is cooking up this time around. In addition, several sources have suggested Apple will also be bringing a budget iPhone at some point in the very near future, and resident concept maker Martin Hajek has once again come through with another rather interesting “iPhone mini” design, which also incorporates a rather enlarged iOS interface by Dámaso Benítez.
As planned, Mozilla has just dropped Firefox 21 for Windows, OS X, Linux and Android. Full details, as well as where to download Firefox from, can be found right after the break.
Saurik, or Jay Freeman to his friends, is the man behind not just Cydia but many of the inner workings of the iOS jailbreak scene. He’s also the guy that brought WinterBoard to the world, the most popular iOS theming platform on jailbroken iOS devices. He’s also an all-round awesome and super clever guy, which is why this next news doesn’t surprise us that much.