Archivi giornalieri: 25/05/2012
The Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos, which is a dual SIM Android smartphone was launched for India a while back, and now Samsung has announced that the handset is headed to Europe next month.
The Galaxy Ace Duos will be available in Russia next month, it will then be rolled out to the rest of Europe and other countries around the world at a later date.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos features two SIM card slots and is capable of running on both GSM and CDMA networks, it features a 3.5 inch HVGA display and a single core 832MHz processor.
“With Dual SIM convenience, enhanced connectivity, and performance features, the GALAXY Ace Duos delivers a sleek design and incredible features intended to provide consumers with a smartphone that meets their hidden needs.” said JK Shin President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung. “We continue to listen to our customers and lead them to a life extraordinary by expanding our GALAXY smart device range, which continues to gain traction as one of the most recognized and popular mobile brands in the world.”
The Galaxy Ace Duos comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and features a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus, there is also 512MB of RAM and 3GB of built in storage, plus a microSD card slot that can take up to 32GB cards.
Samsung have not given an exact launch date as yet and there are also no details on pricing as yet, as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys know.
Facebook recently announced that they were buying the company behind the photo sharing app Instagram in a deal which is worth $1 billion, and now Facebook has launched their own photo sharing application for Apple’s iOS devices called Facebook Camera.
Facebook has made it clear that Facebook Camera and Instagram are two separate apps with different features, and the Facebook camera app is designed to work like the Facebook Messages app.
It doesn’t look like the Instagram team had anything to do with the development of the Facebook Camera app, as Facebook have announced that they have been working on the app for some time.
The Facebook Camera app will let you share your photos, and also edit your photos, and it is available now for Apple’s iOS devices, Facebook have yet to announce when the Android version will be available.
We’ve seen plenty of concept designs for iPhones and iPads, but where are all of the Android or Windows concepts. Well, here is one from designers Laura Hong and Charles de Belizal, who have come up with a Samsung tablet called the Galaxy One.
The rest of the Galaxy series may run on Android, but the Galaxy One concept tablet will run Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8. Too bad it is only a concept, because this one looks good. Some features would include two kickstands with brushed aluminum feet. One props it up higher, while the other kickstand offers a slightly elevated level for other purposes.
The body is aluminum and it even has a built-in projector like the Galaxy Beam. Too bad this isn’t real. One day it could be. You never know.
Driving fans might be pleased to learn that a new demo of the upcoming DiRT Showdown that launches tomorrow is now available and ready to download. To promote tomorrow launch Codemasters have also released a new launch trailer providing you with a glimpse of what you can expect from the full game. DiRT Showdown will be arriving tomorrow for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
DiRT Showdown is the new arcade racing game from the team that brought you the award-winning DiRT series, and includes demolition Derby events, Hoonigan events and no holds barred racing events. Watch the trailer below to see it in action.
Source: Lazy Gamer
Bump the handy smartphone application that allows you to transfer data between two devices by simply bumping them together. Has now announced a new features that will soon enable you to transfer data from your smartphone to a computer by taping your device onto the spacebar of the computer.
The update will be rolling out to both Android and iPhone devices, but to bump you will require that the Bump web interface is loaded. Images are then uploaded to the Bump website and not to your computers hard drive, allowing you to easily share them on social networks. The Bump interface does however allow you to easily drag-and-drop them onto your computer drive.
Bump doesn’t have any limit to the amount of images you can store on their site. Dave Lieb, co-founder and CEO of Bump explained to tech site Mashable that users
“One of the comments we always hear is ‘I wish my computer worked just as well. I wish there was Bump on my computer’ so we decided to build that.”-”They don’t want to deal with these cloud services and having accounts and all that.”
Google has released a new version of their Google+ app for Android, and according to Google the latest version comes with a range of performance enhancements as well as new features.
The latest version of Google+ for Android also features a range of UI tweaks with a new friendlier home screen crisper fonts and also larger profile pictures.
We continue to work toward a simpler, more beautiful Google, and today we’re accelerating these efforts with a new Google+ app for Android phones. The update includes lots of highly-requested features—like the ability to start a hangout on the go, and to edit posts inline—as well as a stream that celebrates the rich content shared across Google+. In all cases we’re building for a mobile future, and we’re excited about what’s ahead.
You can find out full details about the latest version of Google+ for Android over at the Google Blog.
Source The Next Web
ADATA has announced the launch of two new Premier Pro memory cards for cameras and other devices. The new Premiere Pro cards are available in SDHC and SDXC styles and both use UHS-I specifications for impressive performance.
Memory cards are capable of read speeds of up to 95 MB per second and write speeds of up to 45 MB per second. The cards come in storage capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB. The fast read speeds combined with high storage capacities should make the scourge particularly good for photography with cameras supporting high-resolution and fast burst shooting.
The memory cards also have data protection features such as being x-ray proof and having resistance to extreme temperatures. The memory cards also have error correcting code support to ensure the data doesn’t get corrupted. Pricing and availability are unknown.
Autodesk has today released a new iPad app called SketchBook Ink which it hopes will help improve content creation on Apple’s tablet. SketchBook Ink is a little different to most drawing app available for the iPad as it allows you to export drawings in resolutions exceeding 100 megapixels.
SketchBook Ink creates vector based artwork files so graphic artists can be confident that anything they create within the application will be suitable to use in other projects. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
SketchBook Ink is powered by a completely new engine from the other applications that Autodesk has launched for the iPad. The Autodesk SketchBook Ink App is now available for $4.99 from the iTunes App Store, and is currently on a promotional price of just $1.99
Source: Tech Crunch
Peter Hauser has created a new concept for a smartwatch which connects directly to your iPhone smartphone and can provide you with alerts and updates as they come into your iPhone applications.
The difference between the cookoo and other smartwatchs which have been featured on Kickstarter and here on Geeky Gadgets. Is that the cookoo smartwatch is analog not digital or fitted with an e-ink screen. Watch the video after the jump to see the cookoo smartwatch concept explained.
Alerts the cookoo smartwatch can provide include: incoming and missed calls, text messages, emails, Facebook updates and reminders, via an iOS application.
“That is why the cookoo watch has a beautifully designed analog watch face with easy to read icons that display the information you need anywhere, anytime. The smart, user-friendly interface will easily keep you connected and help manage your phone, apps, and social networks.”
The cookoo smartwatch is currently over on the Kickstarter website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think it is something you could benefit from, jump over to the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help cookoo become a reality.
We heard a previous rumor that Google intends to release up to five Nexus devices this fall, and now according to the guys over at Talk Android, Google will be releasing these five new Nexus devices in November to celebrate Android’s 5th Birthday.
The five Nexus Android devices will apparently launch on the 5th of November, which is Android 5th Birthday, and as we mentioned previously the devices are expected to run stock Android and will be from multiple manufacturers.
These new Android devices are expected to be the first devices to run Android 5.0 Jelly Bean, we still do not have any details on whether they will be smartphones, tablets or a combination of the two, there are also no details as yet on which manufacturers will produce the devices.
Source Android Guys
Apple’s slim remote does a great job of controlling Apple TV ad iMac desktops and the like. But its a shame that the company does also make it compatible with iOS devices allowing you to control your iPad or iPhone.
Well if you need a controller to do just that Satechi think they have the answer with their new Satechi BT Media Remote. That enables you to control multimedia playback on an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with ease. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
The Satechi BT Media Remote connects to your iOS device using the Human Interface Device (HID) Bluetooth profile, and requires very little power to function. Providing a range of around 33ft or 10m with controls for mute, play, skip, pause, and rewind available. As well as being able to trigger the camera application on activate Siri on the iPhone 4S.
The Satechi BT Media Remote is now available to purchase for around $40.
If you were hoping to enjoy playing the new XCOM reboot this year, that is currently under development by 2k Games and was first announced back in 2010. You going to be disappointed to learn that its now been pushed back to a launch sometime in 2014.
This is the second delay for the XCOM game which is a little worrying, and if all had gone to plan from the start the new reboot of the original XCOM would have been arriving in stores this month.
XCOM started life back in 1993 as a science fiction strategy game under the name of UFO: Enemy Unknown, and was created by Mythos Games and MicroProse.
The new games storyline revolves around an FBI agent who finds himself in the middle of an alien invasion. Check out the trailer for the game which was originally unveiled at E3.