HTC, Microsoft, Mobile Phones, News, Windows

Windows Phone 8 Portico update begins OTA roll out to HTC 8X

HTC Windows Phone 8X-Colours The rumoured Windows Phone 8 update has begun rolling out to select HTC 8X users according to WP Central. The update which we initially thought to be named Apollo Plus, is now dubbed "Portico", keeping in line with the Windows Phone OS trend of names ending in "O". This update was also believed to be rolling out in early 2013, but it appears 8X users will experience the love before others. The new features seem to extend exclusively to text ...

Games, Geeky Gizmos, Mobile Phones

Gearburn’s best of 2012

front cover Christmas shopping sucks. All those decisions, all those gadgets and you with a credit card burning a hole in your pocket, these are the first-world problems we have to deal with. But not if you have a shopping guide, care of Gearburn. Below, we’ve listed the top games, gadgets and mobile phones of 2012. Click each section and enjoy the ride.        

Cameras, Reviews, Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Camera review: Android magic

GALAXY-Camera_Front With a 4.8-inch Super HD Clear LCD touchscreen, the Samsung Galaxy Camera isn't likely to be the smallest compact camera you'll ever see, but it feels very nicely put together and is both responsive and intuitive. Even better news for many is that the 16 million pixel CMOS sensor inside the camera is a 1/2.3-inch device, the same size as in many compact cameras and considerably bigger than those in the average phone. This should mean that the Samsung Galaxy Camera is ...

News, Samsung

Samsung to reveal ’Something Big’ at CES 2013

Samsung - Get Ready (Teaser) - YouTube A promotional video that is possibly teasing the Galaxy S IV, Galaxy Tab III, a rocket-powered NFC fridge or anything else for that matter, was posted on Sammy’s official blog, Samsung Tomorrow. The video bombards viewers with a lot of marketing jargon, but offers little in terms of substance for a definitive product release. The video ends with Samsung telling users to ready themselves for "something new" to be shown January 8 −11, or CES 2013. There's a pretty broad spectrum in terms ...

Games, Microsoft, News, Windows

Windows RT app ‘GBWG’ breaks no records with £52

GBWG a Great Big War Game (GBWG) has been a popular game on iOS and Android. With the release of the Windows 8 OS and its Windows RT mobile system, the GBWG developers saw it fit to release it on this platform as well, and was ecstatic in a different way when they realised that it made... wait for it... £52 in one week. Rubicon Development's Paul Johnson was clearly not impressed, blaming Microsoft on his blog, ranting that "if other developers ...

Applications, Microsoft, News, Windows

Dropbox app coming to Windows 8, competition for SkyDrive?

Dropbox Logo Dropbox will soon be making its way to Windows 8. The announcement made by VP of Engineering, Aditya Agarwal, at Le Web 2012 sees the client app waiting certification before it's released to the Windows 8 app store. The app is said to feature all new touch-centric user interfaces, fully integrating into the Windows 8 experience. The app is also available for all Windows 8 tablet devices, hopefully adding to the apps cross-platform appeal. It should be interesting to see ...

Games, Reviews

Far Cry 3 review: a holiday from hell

far cry 3 lead image Over the boom-boom of M.I.A.’s Paper Planes, Far Cry 3 opens in the cheesiest way possible. It begins with a group of Santa Monica rich kids exploring the coastline of a South Pacific island. They cheer the trust funds that brought them to Rook Island, then swim with its oceanic wildlife and skydive from a plane. Rook Island is vast and untamed – and seemingly deserted. Yet in a flash the camera pulls back to reveal the glinting eyes of ...

HTC, Microsoft, Mobile Phones, News, Windows

HTC 8S’ always-on Wi-Fi points to new feature in Apollo Plus update

HTC Windows Phone 8S-1 HTC's second Windows Phone 8 specific device, the 8S, currently runs an always-on Wi-Fi connection, non-existent in other WP8 smartphones. This always-on Wi-Fi feature essentially means users Wi-Fi connection will remain active even in lock screen mode. Windows Phone Program Manager Joe Belfiore, who we're all familiar with from the WP8 event 29 October, said an always-on Wi-Fi setting would be a part of the first update for Windows Phone 8. We initially reported that the first update, dubbed Apollo Plus, ...

Microsoft, Notebooks, Reviews, Windows

Asus Taichi review: two screens are better than one

assnn5433 Anything one screen can do, two screens can do better. Such is the thinking behind Asus's latest premium notebook-tablet hybrid, the Asus Taichi. The second screen fitted to the lid of the 1.25kg (2.76lbs) chassis enables you to turn this ultra-portable laptop into a tablet and take full advantage of the touch-optimised Windows 8 operating system. As with previous Asus products such as the Asus Zenbook Prime UX31Aor the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, the Asus Taichi is a gorgeously designed with a tapered wedge that measures ...

Apple, iPhone, News

Leaked ‘iPhone 5S’ images show possible internal redesign

iPhone 5S The iPhone 5 was first announced September 2012, since then the flagship device from the Cupertino manufacturer has become a polarising smartphone among consumers. Just a couple of months later, leaked images from French site, Nowhere Else, seem to suggest a new iteration may be in the works. This may be great news for potential users as the 4S still holds more sway than the latest iPhone 5. For those who've been frustrated by the build quality of the 5, the "5S" ...

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