Archive for July 19th, 2011

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Lion launch tomorrow (Maybe)

lion_small1 First everyone thought it would be last week, then the weekend but now the rumours suggest that OS X Lion will go on sale tomorrow afternoon here in the UK. According to tweets we received from individuals claiming to work for Apple retail stores there will be a temporary scheduled closure of stores at 4:30pm tomorrow (20th July) so that displays and advertising can be updated. After which time Lion will be available through the App Store and, we expect, the new MacBook Air will also go on sale.

I’ll be in London tomorrow afternoon so will be heading over the Regent Street store to see what’s going down. I’ll be here with a report soon after. Lets hope everyone is right this time!

 

Posted by: Matt

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Google+ app for the iPhone available

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Many of us have now got acquainted with Google’s new social network, Google+, but I am sure I am not alone in finding it slightly frustrating that it is only Android users that get a proper G+ app. Well not any longer as the iOS app has been given the go ahead from Apple and is available to download for your iPhone or iPod Touch.

I have only just downloaded it so a little early to give much of an opinion but it looks good.

I am sure we will do a little review in the coming weeks.

Click here from your iPhone to download.

UPDATE: The app has already had an update so make sure you have version 1.0.1.1809

 

Posted by: James

Posted in: News
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BlackBerry PlayBook gets an update

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The BlackBerry PlayBook gets a software update pretty often but this one has some nice new features I thought are worthy of a mention. This new version, OS v1.0.7, brings us BBC News and BBC iPlayer web icon (shortcuts) which will be pre-installed. Sure it would be nice to see proper BBC apps one day but to be honest as the Playbooks web browser is so awesome it doesn’t really matter.

As well as the BBC gubbins the below features are also added in this update:

Improved connectivity & productivity with the BlackBerry Bridge application

  • Enhanced Support for Saving Attachments – The BlackBerry┬« BridgeT app offers you more flexibility around where and how you save attachments for viewing and editing. You can now save an attachment to a removable SD card, or to your BlackBerry smartphone’s internal flash memory.
  • ZIP Attachment Support – The BlackBerry Bridge app now gives you access to ZIP files received as an email attachment. While bridged, you can now download a zip file from an email to your smartphone SD card and then extract compressed contents for viewing or editing on your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
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Google to stand with HTC against Apple patent claims

Apple-v-HTC As it has been widely reported, HTC’s share price has fallen considerably following the ITC’s preliminary decision to uphold Apple’s claims that HTC have violated a number of it patents with technology used in several HTC smartphones currently on sale.

However, for HTC it would seem help is at hand from Google. During Google’s Mobile Evolution conference held in Tokyo chairman, Eric Schmidt, delivered a speech wherein he said that Google would support HTC against Apple and that he was confident that ‘HTC would ultimately prevail over Apple.’

Following the statement HTC shares have recovered somewhat this afternoon.

If the ITC’s final decision goes against HTC it could lead to the sales of HTC handsets being blocked in the USA and, by association, spells big trouble for all manufacturers that use Android OS on their phones.

 

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Star Front Collision review on Android

When it comes to games on the Android platform there isn’t too much of large, lavish and ambitious titles. Especially when compared to the iPhone. Its getting there but the platform still has a bit way to go before it can be considered a gaming platform.

So, it takes a large company like Gameloft to put together the more ambitious graphical titles. Love them or hate them Gameloft have an impressive line up.
As with many of their games Star Front is an obvious copy of a bigger game on another platform. Just as Modern Combat borrows from the Modern Warfare games in the Call of Duty barrel and Shadow Guardian has an uncanny resemblance to Uncharted on the PlayStation, Star Front conjures up a familiar feeling of the Star Craft games on the PC. Whilst one could say this lacks imagination other will be pleasured to play their favourite games on the go.

Right from the word go Star Front looks good, and feeling a lot like the Star Craft 2 it mimics.

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Acer announce the Aspire 5755 Notebook

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Blimey, yet another product announced from Acer. This time a Notebook with some pretty impressive specs.

Users’ needs evolve and computers must adapt to them. Work is only a fraction of all the activities we carry out with our laptops; multimedia watching and creation, entertainment and gaming make up the other big part.

Acer, always in tune with users’ needs, developed the Acer 5755 to be perfect for unforgettable entertainment, perfect for everyday computing, perfect for smooth multitasking. Combining excellent graphic capabilities and optimal processing power, these laptops can easily handle everyday tasks.

The Aspire 5755 take advantage of the second generation Intel┬« Core processor family, delivering smart performance that adapts to users’ needs and dynamic processing power for music, gaming, videos, movies, photos, social networking and other demanding mainstream applications. Thanks to Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and heightened media capabilities, these laptops offer smart performance and advanced graphic capabilities for smoother content creation and enjoyment. What’s more, they combine superior computing power with energy efficiency.

 

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