LG has launched a Korean website for their next gen quad core phone running on the latest gear. A second-generation quad-core experience, the new flagship device will offer better power management and graphics performance thanks to the Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset. Other specs include a 13MP camera, 2Gb Ram and a MDM 96q5 chipset. The device is supposed on a 5 inch form factor.
Google has let out a sly update to their Google+ apps on Android and iOS. The biggest addition is now allowing, Android phones to join Hangouts on Air, a feature we might use as soon as Today.
For iOS the app, it now allows you to open links in Chrome instead of Safari, making the dreams of a default chrome browser more real than ever.
What’s in this Android version:
– Teens can now create and join Hangouts from mobile– Join Hangouts on Air from mobile– Floating timestamp in photos view– Shortcuts for post creation– Ability to report abuse in [...]
The website that started massive image uploading has now given its image service yet another makeover. The new Facebook Image management will be a new tool for thumbing through galleries across the site, presenting photos in a new square format with the option to “highlight” certain shots to increase their footprint on the page.
The new system is yet to go live, But, Facebook has already made the announcement so expect it soon.
Today we’re announcing improvements to the photos section that make viewing photos more enjoyable.
Microsoft has updated the SkyDrive for Windows App with a new user interface.The newest update to SkyDrive for Windows (version 16.4.6003.0710) includes quite a few improvements that are said to bring “performance, reliability, and compatibility.
Apart from that the app, no longer crashes out as it used to, and looks good while it downloads or uploads files. The new status windows allows users to see time and data remaining to be synced. The new SkyDrive logo also seems to be readied for the Windows 8 Metro UI
Google Indoor maps was launched in the US last year mapping all the insides of malls, hotels, etc. But now Google has started to expand the reach of indoor maps, extending to more than 40 indoor venues in the UK including a mix of museums, stations, malls and airports in the main mostly in London. With building owners being able to upload their own maps, however, this should / could expand quickly. Hit the Google Lat-Lon blog for more info.
A developer working on the Playbook has been able to run iOS apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook. The developer likens his project to WINE, which doesn’t do hardware emulation, but rather relies on a custom set of APIs to make the apps boot and run on the Playbook. The dependency of the said port is only possible properly if the app does not rely on Apple’s UIWebView or CoreData frameworks. businesscat2000 the developer, has yet to make the software publicly available, although he’s expressed a bit of interest. It remains to be seen whether this project will ever see the light of day.
check out the demo videos posted by him below.
Now that Apple has already released their new Retina Display MacBooks, the biggest question remains if the non-retina apps will look as good on the laptops. Google has already started working on a Chrome browser for Retina MacBooks, and it looks pretty nice. In a blog post the team showed off the image above with a comparison on what the high res edition will look like compared to its current counterpart based on “early results.” Users on the Canary channel should see the upgrades first, with more rolling out over the next few weeks and eventually reaching all as they go along.
Harman Kardon has just released a whole new range of headphones that include five options: two sound-isolating in-ear models tailored specifically for iPhone use and three on-ear and over-ear styles – including a wireless Bluetooth® and noise-cancelling model.The in-ear model NI ($99.95) (Rs. 5570) 9mm drivers Rectangular black housing – shaped like the back of an iPhone A three-button remote with a built-in microphone Three sizes of silicone sleeves The in-ear model AE ($149.95) (Rs. 8355) Silver-toned aluminum casing Premium 9mm drivers optimized A three-button remote with a built-in microphone is included Foam sleeves are offered along with three sizes [...]
An early version of the Mozilla Marketplace is live, users of Firefox 16 Nightly build some 100-plus apps to install, including Evernote, Jolicloud and Springpad. These apps will be able to run in Desktop mode, and they show up as if they were installed in the main Windows.
Presently this only works with Windows.
Future owners of the Samsung Galaxy SIII can expect upto 50GB of free cloud storage thanks to the tie-up b/w Samsung and Dropbox for the said offering. The free storage will remain valid for two years, similar to the 25GB upgrade from Dropbox + HTC for its One X users.
All those with the Asus Eee Pad Transformer 101 will start to rejoice as the company begins rolling out the ICS update for the tablet. The update is supposed to bring not only the latest Android version but also a lot of fixes to issues being faced by users. The big advantage is that the tablet remains rootable even after the update. The Update has started rolling out in the US for Wi-Fi tablets and will soon come to 3G versions including international UK and Asian versions.
Asus has pushed the dates for the ICS release for their Transformer tablet to end of FEB -March 2012. The update is however, happening and will be seeded via an OTA download directly on the transformer. As always we will have a hands on preview of the OS on the tablet.