11/18/2011, While there have been universal remote control app + hardware combos for iOS devices before, iRule claims to work with more than just your home theater system. According to its creator, just about anything under the sun that has a remote control should work with with iRule. That includes your TV, DVD player, ceiling fan, lights, thermostat, and more. All you need to purchase gateways, and a license for iRule.
11/18/2011, While Apple may have patented the “slide to unlock” feature found on iOS devices and some non-iOS devices, it looks like Google may have been granted the patent for a pattern unlock screen, a feature we’re sure many Android users are familiar with.
11/18/2011, A few days ago we reported that Lenovo had plans to launch a 10.1” NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core tablet (dubbed the Lenovo LePad K2) and its specifications were a bit of a mystery back then, but thanks to a recent benchmark test that Lenovo conducted on GL Benchmarks, more details surrounding the device has surfaced.
11/18/2011, The tiny country of Taiwan that has so far resisted efforts of being assimilated into mighty China, has decided that their residents will be taking the Android route – in a massive way, actually. Japan-based Open Embedded Software Foundation (OESF) is said to be working on a bunch of proposals that will detail a concept of building the country which will be known as an Android Island. I wonder whether […]
11/18/2011, Remember the OnBeat iPad speaker dock from JBL that was released earlier this year? Well, it looks like JBL has decided to release a sequel to the funky looking speaker dock. This time around it’s called the OnBeat Xtreme and features a significant update: A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth profile support for interference-free operating and higher-quality AAC codec for superior audio streaming. This opens up the OnBeat Xtreme to a whole […]
11/18/2011, SwiftKey X, developed by TouchType, is a predictive typing app for smartphones launched a year ago on the Android Market, and the version for Android tablets, Swiftkey Tablet X, launched this summer. Swiftkey is powered by Fluency 2.0, an AI engine that analyzes and learns users’ typing habits by monitoring how users type on Gmail, Twitter and Facebook (from the feeds). SwiftKey X and SwiftKey Tablet X Version 2.2 now […]
11/17/2011, It seems that the recently released Kindle Fire from Amazon has had some Wi-Fi issues – according to complaints made over at Amazon’s support forums. Some of the owners do report spotty connectivity (basically that means a connection that drops and gets back with the program on and off in a random manner), disconnections, or even being unable to hook up to a perfectly legitimate Wi-Fi hotspot in the first […]
11/17/2011, We knew from a previous leak that HTC was going to release a device called “Quattro”. Obviously the big noise about it is that it should feature Tegra 3, NVIDIA’s new quad-core chip. Also, it will include Beats Audio, the technology that HTC has recently acquired at great expense. Physically, the device will have a 10.1 display but we don’t yet know what LCD will be selected. We heard that […]
11/17/2011, One of the benefits that Barnes & Noble’s new Nook Tablet has over Amazon’s Kindle Fire is that it has double the internal storage capacity, featuring 16GB of default internal storage over the Kindle Fire’s 8GB. However it appears that there’s some fine print that Barnes & Noble neglected to inform the public until it was discovered.
11/17/2011, According to a new report by Digitimes, it seems that Apple may be gearing up for production of the iPad 3 as display manufacturers Samsung and Sharp have already started ship the display panels required for the tablet. No word on what happened to Apple’s other display manufacturers LG Display and Chimei Innolux, but for now it appears that only Samsung and Sharp are in the picture.
11/17/2011, The ASUS Transformer Prime tablet has yet to be launched, but if you’re looking to start checking out new accessories before the tablet arrives on your doorstep, you might be interested in taking a look at this Origami-like smart cover accessory for the ASUS Transformer Prime.
11/17/2011, Word on the street has it that Cupertino is currently working hard on the iPad 3, and while I am sure that they are gonna sell zillions of units as well in the same vein as its predecessors, Apple continues the legacy of Steve Jobs by being in control with whispers of the company taking control of iPad 2 supplies so that they can reduce excess inventory. It seems that the […]
11/17/2011, You know how the saying goes – if at first you don’t succeed, try again. Sharp certainly did give a fair shot at the tablet market with their 5.5″, 7″ and 10.8″ models from their Galapagos range last year as well as this year, but after seeing sales of their efforts being dismal, they discontinued a couple of models, leaving only the 7″ Galapagos being the sole survivor of the […]
11/17/2011, Looks like your John Hancock is now undergoing a digital revolution, thanks to the good people over at DocuSign Ink, having worked out a personal electronic signature system for all in order to let you sign anything, anytime, anywhere on tablets and smartphones (touchscreen based models, of course), as well as from Microsoft Outlook. Basically, DocuSign Ink intends to make short work of personal business by doing away with the […]