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" ...

Geeky Gizmos, News

‘World’s largest’ SSD from Mushkin is 480GB, costs $500

480GB SSD It may look big in the image, but don’t be fooled For owners of ultra-thin and super-fast laptops, the news of a close to 500GB SSD is something of a coup. Mushkin has announced the “world's largest capacity mSATA Solid-State Drive”, a 480GB SSD for US$500. The info provided by Mushkin offers much to chew on, but we’ll break down the most important features for you. Cause you know, we think you’re special like that. The drive has unthrottled IOPS, which ...

Lumia, Microsoft, Nokia, Reviews, Windows

Nokia Lumia 620 review: a new baby in the family

Nokia Lumia 620-6 The Nokia Lumia 620 is the newest and smallest member of the Finnish firm's Windows Phone 8 line up, sporting a colourful curved chassis and relatively attractive price tag. Expected to land early next year, the UK price has yet to be announced but we do know the Lumia 620 will cost €190 on the continent, meaning we could be looking at around £155 SIM-free – or free on contracts starting at around £15 per month. At that price the Nokia Lumia 620 would ...

Apple, Applications, iOS, News

iPhone 5 gets full-screen update to Xbox SmartGlass app

Xbox smartglass app Microsoft’s SmartGlass app, a cross-platform Xbox 360 controller that works through a smartphone, has been updated to take full advantage of the iPhone 5’s ultra-sexy 16:9 screen format. The older version of SmartGlass had those niggling black bars on the top and bottom of the app, at it is with most apps that aren’t optimized for this stretched display. But that’s not all. iTunes also states that version 2.1 also contains “bug fixes”. The biggest bug we had is that app ...

Applications, Microsoft, News, Windows, Xbox

Xbox LIVE launches new apps in US, UK and Europe

fall_2011_xbox_dashboard Yesterday, Xbox LIVE Director of Programming Larry Hryb, announced via his pseudo blog Major Nelson that the company had launched new entertainment apps in the US, UK and parts of Europe. This latest batch comes part of Microsoft's concerted effort to make Xbox the go-to device for users in terms of media streaming and viewing. Full details on Major Nelson's blog post reveal the US will receive Rhapsody and Blip.TV. Rhapsody is a music database app that allows users to ...

Microsoft, Mobile Phones, News, Nokia, Windows

Meet the Lumia 620: Nokia’s $249 WP8 powered smartphone

Nokia Lumia 620-Colour Range Nokia unveiled its latest Windows Phone 8 offering at Le Web in Paris earlier today. The Finnish manufacturer says this newest addition to its smartphone lineup is designed to appeal to younger consumers. Key aspects in the 620's design has seen Nokia "softening the roundness and radius of the product" in an attempt to create a more tactile and organic feel, according to the company's Executive Vice President of Design, Marko Ahtisaari. Specs for the Lumia 620 include a 3.8-inch WVGA display ...

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