We got a little worried when ITG missed its January unveiling for the xpPhone 2, but yesterday, this Windows 7-powered smartphone finally made its debut public appearance in Guangzhou, and we happened to be there to scoop up a demo unit. Since we last came across the second-gen xpPhone, its ambitious Chinese manufacturer has dished out more detailed specs: the 17.5mm-thick device comes with a 4.3-inch 800 x 480 LCD made by Sharp, multitouch input, an Intel Atom Z5xx series processor up to 2GHz, up to 2GB of RAM, up to 112GB of SSD made by Silicon Storage Technology, microSD expansion and a multipurpose [...]
Google has released updated Google Docs for Android with some new features and integrated support of Real-time collaboration which allows users to see edits from others in seconds.
Create, view and edit Google documents with our new Android editor
Rich text formatting (bold, italics, underline, font color, background color)
Layout tools (bulleted lists, numbered lists, indentation)
Cursor presence and highlighting
Google Docs v1.0.54 is compatible with devices over Android 2.1 or later.
Download Google Docs v1.0.54 for Android
Google Docs for Android Demo
Swype Inc. has released Swype beta to support the current Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) version of Android mobile OS. Swype application makes the text input on screen faster and easier and allows to type 40 words per minute on screen.
You can download Swype beta for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich by getting registered on Beta.Swype page.
Siri is a digital assistant that’s currently only available on the iPhone 4S. Siri is designed to understands what you say and get the right meaning from the instructions that you give it.
Using Siri you can dictate, send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls and plenty more – it’ll even tell you the weather.
But its effectiveness can be patchy unless you give it the right commands. So we’ve put together our top tips and tricks to get more from Apple’s digital assistant.
But first, why not check out our video – see how Siri copes with different accents.
Folks who have jailbroken iPhone 4S can use Siri to tweet through a free Cydia tweak Sireet released now. Sireet will translate your spoken tweet into text and post it.
Now, if you are interested in to experience Sireet Cydia tweak on iPhone 4S, then visit ModMyi repo through Cydia and grab it.
It is required for Sireet to work that you have configured Twitter through Settings app on your iPhone 4S, and then open Siri to give a try to Sireet.
On Education Media Event Apple made many announcements including Textbooks for iBookstore, iBooks 2 update, iTunes U app, etc, and iBooks Author for Mac is also among those. iBooks Author is a free app that helps Mac users to create and publish multi-touch books for iPad.
“Create and publish amazing Multi-Touch books for iPad.
Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPad. All you need is an idea and a Mac. Start with one of the Apple-designed templates that feature a wide variety of page layouts. Add your own text and [...]
Google Translate app for iOS version 1.3.0 update adds support for iPad as before this app just works for iPhone and iPod Touch. Besides iPad support no other new features are integrated with the latest Google Translate app for iOS.
Version 1.3.0 Features
Added support for iPad
Translate text between 63 languages
Translate by speaking the text instead of typing it (17 languages)
Listen to your translations spoken aloud (24 languages)
Display translations in full screen mode to make it easier for others nearby to read
Star your favorite translations for quick access even when you’re offline
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has instructed telecommunications operators in the country to filter SMS (Short Message Service) messages that include words that it considers objectionable, drawing criticism from civil rights groups in the country.
“The filters infringe several basic human and fundamental rights enshrined in our constitution, and we think will end up curbing political discourse in the country,” Shahzad Ahmad, country coordinator for Bytes for All, Pakistan, a human rights organization focused on Internet freedom, said on Monday.
The PTA is protecting moral [...]
If you are a first time buyer or an existing customer, the phone4u website has everything you could wish for when it comes to existing and state of the art handsets. They also feature an assortment of deals and promotions.
Whether you require a smartphone or a standard phone for simple calls and texts, Phones4u is a great company to look to for an assortment of the latest handsets and mobile phone deals.
Some of the mobile phone deals can be sourced in the gifts & offers section of the site and offer the likes of cashback or a free handset in the shape of some of the latest smartphones.
Through App Store, Adobe pushed Adobe Reader app for iDevices which is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Adobe Reader app for iOS facilitates users in several means like:
View PDF files
• Quickly open PDF files from email , the Web or any application that supports “Open In…”
• View PDF Portfolios, PDF Packages, annotations and drawing markups
• Read text annotations such as Sticky Notes
Access encrypted PDF files
• Open and view password-protected PDF files
• Access files secured by Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management, which helps protect sensitive documents
• Supports [...]