Sony refreshed its arc line-up at IFA 2011, with the company announcing the Sony Xperia Arc S, a smartphone that has been given something of a speed injection – Sony is quoting speeds 25 per cent faster than its predecessor, the Sony Ericsson Arc.
TechRadar managed to get a hands-on with the Xperia Arc S and were pleased with our first impressions of the device.
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In the hand, the Arc is a beautiful piece of kit. Given that the original Arc is still one of the best-designed Android devices around it’s good to see that not much has been changed from a chassis point [...]
The official BBC News app for Android is available now to get the latest and breaking news from the BBC and their global network of journalists.
The app offers stories and video, and you can personalise the homescreen by adding and removing news categories to suit your interests.
Simple design with scroll functionality to enable efficient browsing
Tap to reveal full-screen article and in-story video
On a story page, swipe sideways to read the next story
Sharing tools to post stories to a range of social networks, or email / SMS to a friend
Latest and breaking news [...]
The just released iOS 4.3 GM brings some extra perks to iPad users, namely: Multitouch Gestures. These gestures can be used to do variety of tasks such as three finger app switching, going back to the homescreen by simple pinching out on the app you’re running using your fingers etc. Want all this goodness on your iPhone 4? Just follow the guide posted after the break and you’ll have multitouch gestures up and running in no time.
Step 1: Jailbreak iOS 4.3 GM running on your iPhone 4, you can follow the guide posted here using PwnageTool 4.2.
Step 2: Once you’re jailbroken, launch Cydia [...]
The XBMC app for iPad, iPhone 4, and the Apple TV is now available. The following method will allow you to install XBMC on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad.
XBMC for iPhone is not just a remote, it makes your device “a real portable media player”. This app will allow you to drag and drop media content from your computer, or share it on your home-network. Most of the formats will be played fully hardware accelerated.
This method currently only works with the iPhone 4, and the iPad
Step 1: Start Cydia on your iOS device.
Step 2: Navigate to Manage –> Sources –> Edit –> and [...]
After playing with James Whelton’s iPod Nano hack, Steven Troughton-Smith another iPhone developer has found DFU mode in iPod Nano 6G.
According to Steven blog post:
“Hold down the restart buttons until you get a black screen (it reboots twice) and iTunes sees the device and alerts you.
Afterwards, modified iRecovery to work with the iPod nano (had to add its DFU/Recovery USB ID) and allow it send files, and tested with some files I had extracted from the iPod nano 6G firmware (using the extract2g tool somewhere from http://www.freemyipod.org/ ).
disk.fw and osos.fw work (one boots disk mode, [...]
After using Galaxy S for 2 weeks I found a lot of useful hidden features. While they are not big and crucial things but I sure that they will give you much convenience in many ways. It is only first 10 tips of all the features I found. We will keep posting helpful things to support Galaxy S users.
1. Simple & quick soft reset
Do you pull out battery to commit soft reset? Here is a simple way, press volume up key and power button together for 5 secs. It will turn off and on automatically.
2. Quick search box
Long press menu button, quick search box would come out instantly. While [...]
During Jimmy Kimmel’s live show, Justin Long took his iPhone out to share an interesting SMS conversation that he has had, in the process showing Cydia on his iPhone’s homescreen. For those of you who don’t know, Justin Long is the guy who starred in Apple’s widely popular and successful “Get a Mac” series of commercials which aired between year 2006 to 2009.
Now that he is no longer in contract with Apple, he wasn’t afraid to break rules of his former employer. After all, jailbreaking is now fully legal in the United States isn’t it? Skip to 7:04 in the video below to see Cydia [...]
Redsn0w 0.9.5 has been updated! which brings long awaited support for Windows users to jailbreak iOS 4 GM (formerly iPhone OS 4) on iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G. Like the last release, this update also includes optional support to enable multitasking and wallpapers on iOS 4.0 on iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G which otherwise are disabled by Apple.
Warning Note: This release is strictly meant for official activated iPhones, if you rely on an unlock, stay away from this release.
The redsn0w beta has been updated for 4.0GM on iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G (non-MC version). Multitasking and homescreen [...]
The iPad isn’t the only tablet coming out soon, you know. There’s also the JooJoo (formerly the CrunchPad), due to be release in just a couple of weeks. And they’ve just shown off a brand new look for the device.
As you can see by the above homescreen, it’s got a lovely customizable wallpaper and a list of apps on the left side of the screen, which is much nicer than the drab original look that was shown earlier. What do you think, does this beat the iPad’s OS or are you going to stick with Apple?
As more people get their hands on the Google Nexus One, the Internet is getting filled with Nexus One photos. Even I’ve been trying to get my hands on the device, but looks like Google has not send any in my country.
Thanks to Engadget, we now have some really cool eye-candy photos of the Google Nexus One.
You can check out the photos below. You will notice some great changes in the Android 2.1 homescreen.
Post from: Sizzled Core
Google Nexus One Photos