It remains to be seen whether there’s a legitimate market for head-mounted, augmented reality devices, but as ever, Google is having a pretty good go at building a suitable device for this emerging space. The Explorer Edition of Google Glass has just spread its wings to the United Kingdom, opening the door to a wider roll-out in the run-up to the eventual consumer-end release, but while Glass is commanding the lion’s share of coverage, plenty of other companies are working on something similar. Lenovo, to whom the Big G recently sold Motorola, has a product on the go that looks almost identical, and having just taken the wraps off the unnamed HUD, also gave a very brief overview.
There’s a new service in town that hopes to make our hotel room-buying experience a more informed affair, especially if functional Wi-Fi is high on your list of priorities.
The iPhone 6 leaks have been arriving thick and fast these past few weeks, with the manufacturing process now apparently in full swing. Today, we’re getting a look at what is claimed to be the upcoming Apple handset’s logic board, which offers details on the Wi-Fi hardware as well as clues on the NFC implementation.
With the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, it was inevitable that a title for mobile devices would follow suit, and the accompanying game of the same name as the film has just hit the download channels for iOS and Android.
Samsung was solely responsible for creating the “phablet” genre of mobile devices when it announced the original Galaxy Note at IFA Berlin in 2011. A device that combined the large screen of a tablet with the traditional functionality of a smartphone seemed like a great idea at the time; and even worked extremely well in practice thanks to the execution of the idea with the Galaxy Note series. However, it seems that Samsung simply isn’t happy with the state of the phablet market and have taken things to the next ridiculous level by launching a 7-inch device that it expects consumers to make and receive voice calls on.
iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users stroll through the App Store on a weekly basis to see what creation has been chosen to be Apple’s “App of the week”. As you might expect, there’s been some truly fantastic and innovative offerings that have managed to grab the title. There’s also been some truly lackluster creations that have made us all scratch our heads in amazement. This week however, it’s hard to imagine anyone arguing with the decision, especially if you are a child of the 80s, as Apple’s App Store team has chosen to select Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run as the app of the week.
The latest rumor related to the ever intriguing world of Apple hardware is suggesting that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will be the only new device ready for launch this September. The Cupertino giant is expected to announce a media event to take place in September, with the intention being to launch new mobile hardware later on in the month. If the latest leaks coming out of the Far East turn out to be true, then production of the larger 5.5-inch iPhone and all new iPad hardware could be delayed until September at the earliest.
The United States House of Representatives has taken the opportunity to unanimously pass a bill that finally declares the act of unlocking a cellphone to be perfectly legal. The bill, which passed through the Senate, overturns last year’s decision to continue to make unlocking cellphones illegal, and is expected to be signed into law by President Obama’s administration.
Although our mobile devices seem to offer an endless list of great features and perks that, even some five or so years ago, we could only have dreamed about, there remains a great deal that our much-lauded smartphones and tablets simply aren’t capable of. Now thermal imaging isn’t something that consumers are necessarily crying out for, but as anybody else who played Splinter Cell will be able to vouch, having such abilities in real life would be pretty darned cool. Thanks to one company, iPhone users will soon be able to experience thermal imaging by attaching a contraption known as a FLIR, or forward-looking infra-red device, to the back, and on first glance, we’re certainly impressed.
It’s the end of the week, and what better way to cap it off than with a bunch of apps just gone free over at the App Store? Below, we’ve a list of 8 in total, so fire up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device and let’s get up and running.
Along with the many, many enjoyable new titles that manifest themselves over at the different app stores on a daily basis, developers have sought to appeal to nostalgic gamers with a series of remakes, spin-offs and ports of those older, yet still much-loved classics. The King of Fighters ’98 is one such title, and in case you hadn’t already guessed, has just been released for those rocking an iOS on an Android device. Details, as well as the information on where you can download the game, can be seen below.
Android 4.4 harbors a neat little feature within its make-up that allows you to speed your device up in just a couple of small steps. It works for the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and the brand new LG G3, as well as the Galaxy Note 3, Nexus 5 and essentially any other handset or tablet running on the latest major release of Google’s software. Below, we’ve got the step-by-step tutorial, so be sure to join us right after the fold for the low-down.
We see all manner of video clips whereby some of our favorite gadgets are destroyed or otherwise irreparably harmed. Sometimes, there’s a practical reason for the destructive behavior, such as to test the robustness of a particular product in a given situation. However, it’s frequently the case that these coveted devices are trashed purely for entertainment, and the perverse pleasure of the on-looking tech world. Case in point, a new video demonstrating what happened when an iPhone 5s was run over by a train. Yes, you read that right – a train. Below, you can catch the video, and we’re pretty sure that you won’t want to miss this one.
Destiny, the new game by the people behind Halo, Bungie, is currently in the midst of a public beta. The early version that is currently playable lets gamers create their own character and then go on some multiplayer killing sprees against not just computer-controlled AI, but also other gamers. Until now, the beta has been of the closed variety but now it’s open to just about anyone, so no invite code is required.
As time chugs along and we get ever nearer to the expected September announcement and, hopefully, release of at least one new iPhone, the leaks are still gathering quite the pace. With Apple believed to be working on not just one new iPhone, but two, all the leaks so far have been based on the smaller 4.7-inch device on Apple’s roadmap. Its 5.5-inch brother has been surprisingly absent in the leak stakes, which has led many to the conclusion that it will launch some time after the smaller variant.
We’re as eager to get our hands on a watch made by Apple as anyone else, but it seems that some are just a little too eager for their own good after a new Jimmy Kimmel Live spot took to the streets in order to see if it could fool people into thinking they were being shown the as-yet unannounced iWatch.
Apple flipped the switch today and made the OS X Yosemite beta available for free to those who aren’t enrolled in the company’s Developer Program. And like any other beta release, things didn’t go as smoothly for some users.
If you’re of the generation that used MSN Messenger through your teenage years, then you’ll no doubt be familiar with the various fanciful, often hideous emoticons and images that came as a standard part of the conversation. Nowadays, things have been tidied up somewhat when it comes to instant messaging, although numerous app makers have tried to revert us to the glory days of endless possibilities in this regard, and at a time when many of us have become a little tired by the overuse of emojis at seemingly every opportunity, one app lets you turn any image into a conversation prop.
on July 25th, 2014
Some good things in life are truly free, or, at least, they tend to become free from time to time. From the Sims 2 Ultimate Collection to paid iPhone and iPad apps that go free, we’re always on the lookout for such deals. And bringing you paid apps that don’t cost a dime has become our pretty much the most regular feature, and today’s no exception either. Our findings today include 7 apps for the iOS platform, and you can catch them all right after the jump.
The manufacturing process of the iPhone 6, which, according to reports, has just begun, has enabled us to check out some key hardware components in respect to the upcoming Apple smartphone. The fact that such vital information pertaining to the device is now out in the public domain has also sparked a series of knockoffs, and while we’ve seen some pretty good ones so far, the fully-functional iPhone 6 clone you’ll see below is really quite something.