Verizon Android users have had 3G Skype calling since this time last year, but the latest app release — v220.127.116.113 for those of you keeping tabs — brings 3G calling to the masses, without the need for a VZW-sanctioned app. The update also patches a rather significant security hole discovered last week, which could let third-party apps get hold of your personal information. We’re glad to see that’s no longer the case, and who’s going to object to free calling as part of the deal as well? Make sure your phone’s running Android 2.1 (2.2 for Galaxy S devices) [...]
Google launched the official Google Reader app on Android today that brings full integration of the powerful RSS reader to your Android device.
It brings most of the features you need in a basic news reader app with the features of multiple accounts, marking items read, search, live syncing etc.
Apart fro mthe above mentioned features, there are a very hard-to-discover ones as well mentioned by Google:
Long-press on a folder or subscription to bring up a contextual menu that lets you rename, unsubscribe or change folders
If you hit the menu key on an individual item, you can use the “send” [...]
On September 15th Apple announced AirPrint for iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (including second generation and later but now they have some amendment in their announcement as:
“AirPrint will work with iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (third generation and later).”
AirPrint automatically finds printers on local networks and can print text, photos and graphics to them wirelessly over Wi-Fi without the need to install drivers or download software.
Although, iPod Touch 2G users could not enjoy the feature of AirPrint on their old device but still they have access to Gamecenter.
iPad accessories are all the rage nowadays. Ranging from DIY stands to branded accessories, they all try to make typing and viewing easier on the iPad. X-Stand by Bracketron is a nifty little stand that makes using an iPad even more fun.
The LTM-205-BX X-Stand produced by Bracketron was named after the “X” shape of the cross supports of the stand itself. It is an easy stand to setup where it can be folded flat for easy storage and even unfold quickly without the need for you to use any tools. It measures in at 11 5/8-by-9.5 and weighs in at 5.2 ounces thus enabling you to carry it [...]
There’s a big difference between the iPhone 4 and Galaxy S. No, not iOS vs. Android 2.1 or even Retina vs. Super AMOLED. We’re talking batteries: one is removable and one isn’t — guess which is which? This perennial iPhone “feature” has spawned as entire industry of device-specific accessories that sate the need for more juice while simultaneously killing the form (and aesthetic) of an otherwise pocketable gadget. But hey, it’s your only choice when you’re either too busy (CES) or unable (intercontinental flights) to tether yourself to a power [...]
It was only a few days ago when we reported about the new Xbox 360 Slim / S getting “hacked” treatment by modders. And just when we all thought that there is never going to be a way to hack the most secure console of this generation i.e. PlayStation 3, in comes a new hack which claims to run games on PS3 without having the need to insert the original disc. This is achieved by a special “USB modchip” drive which allows you to dump your games from original discs to internal or external drive connected to PS3.
It was earlier this year when famous iPhone hacker named George Hotz (aka [...]
For those of us who haven’t yet joined team e-reader — or for those of us with old, dusty copies of Dune lying around in need of a place to call home — designers Colleen and Eric have created a chic shelf for all of your paper and hardback display needs.
The Hold on Tight shelf is a modern, minimalist dream, and its approach to storage includes a built-in, adjustable bookend that looks pretty hot… for a shelf. It’s actually an oversize, cube-shaped wing nut that can slide back and forth to make room for all of those classics you’ve been neglecting.
The Hold on Tight shelf [...]
How many of you have actually moved to Windows 7 and have already started missing the good, old Windows XP?
This post is exactly what you need if you want to have the look and feel of XP in your Windows 7. The default blue theme on Windows XP was called Luna, which can now be applied on Windows 7.
Satukoro from DeviantArt has ported Windows XP theme, Luna, to the latest version of Windows, 7! You can see a screenshot of it below:
Download Windows XP Theme for Windows 7
You can download this Windows 7 theme from here: Download Windows XP Luna Theme for Windows 7
Nintendo is to announce a new 3D-capable handheld gaming console called the Nintendo 3DS at E3 this coming June.
The Nintendo 3DS will allow you to play games “enjoyed with 3D effects without the need for any special glasses,” according to Nintendo.
The company will release the new 3D handheld console at some point within the next financial year, between April 2010 and March 2011.
Kotaku notes that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata previously stated Nintendo was considering the “possible health effects” of playing video games in 3D for long periods of time.
How high a resolution do you need on your phone? The upcoming Qisda QCM-330 offers a whopping 1,280 x 1,024 resolution on its 4-inch screen, which is higher than many laptop screens.
The phone is being unveiled next month at the CeBIT tradeshow, and it looks like it’ll be coming to Europe on Vodafone. How such a high pixel density will look on such a small screen has yet to be seen, but just spec-wise, it’s impressive. We’re looking forward to seeing more details of this monster once it’s officially available.
Unwired View, via Slashgear, via Gizmodo