Monthly Archives: April 2013

BlackBerry CEO: tablets dead in five years

In an interview with Bloomberg BlackBerry chief executive: Thorsten Heins said: “In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore. Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model.” This doesn't come as much of a surprise when you consider Heins' previous [...]

BlackBerry CEO: tablets dead in five years 2013-04-30T14:16:27+00:00

Google Now available on iOS devices

Google's predictive search app: Google Now is now available on Apple's iOS app store (previously Android only). Many features have been moved across from the Android app, including: weather, traffic, flights, hotels, appointments, packages, restaurant reservations, public transit, movie tickets, currency conversions and translation. The app also uses WiFi location only (not GPS) to conserve battery by recognizing entrance [...]

Google Now available on iOS devices 2013-04-30T09:45:26+00:00

Are free mobile messaging apps slowly killing off SMS?

As the SMS (short message service) celebrates its 21st birthday this year (December), The Next Web considers how many more years it has left. It will come as no surprise that whilst free mobile messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Kik, Viber, WeChat and MessageMe are becoming increasingly popular in the developed world they’re eating away at the telecom operators’ SMS revenues, which has traditionally been [...]

Are free mobile messaging apps slowly killing off SMS? 2013-04-29T13:34:33+00:00

LG mid-range 4G Optimus F5 launches in France today

LG recently announced its new mid-range 4G Optimus F series was set to launch in Europe later this year, and today the Optimus F5 handset has hit the shelves in France (price yet to be revealed). The device will also be released in South and Central America, Asia and Eastern Europe over “the next several weeks”. The Optimus F series [...]

LG mid-range 4G Optimus F5 launches in France today 2013-04-29T09:30:04+00:00

App of the week: JUST EAT (Android)

JUST EAT, the popular online takeaway food delivery service that offers 15,000 restaurant menus to 13 countries, has now launched its own JUST EAT app on Android (previously only available on iOS). The app allows you to search by postcode to find dozens of local restaurants in your area, then you can choose your meal and pay by cash (on delivery) [...]

App of the week: JUST EAT (Android) 2013-04-26T14:39:53+00:00

Bid for Cook

Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, is auctioning an hour of his time at the company’s headquarters in California for Charity. An hour with Cook is already at a staggering $505,000 on the website CharityBuzz, where all proceeds will run until May 14th and are going to the Robert F Kennedy Center for Justice and Human [...]

Bid for Cook 2013-04-26T14:16:09+00:00

The launch of Draw Something 2

If Draw Something wasn't fun enough, Zynga has officially launched Draw Something 2. The Pictionary like mobile app, Draw Something, was highly successful. Their follow up version brings new ways to play, a number of new drawing tools, along with textures and patterns that can be incorporated into drawings. Draw Something 2 is also becoming more involved [...]

The launch of Draw Something 2 2013-04-25T15:29:08+00:00

World’s first Braille smartphone could hit shelves this year

When you consider 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide: 39 million are blind and 246 have low vision, it's about time a Braille-enabled smartphone entered the market. New startup: Kriyate may have come a step closer to 'creating a more sensory experience to devices that could change the game for blind users'. The phone has repressible Braille [...]

World’s first Braille smartphone could hit shelves this year 2013-04-25T11:06:37+00:00

A mind control tablet could be the next venture for Samsung

US researchers are working with the South Korean firm Samsung, who have demonstrated how people are able to launch an application and make selections on a Galaxy tablet by concentrating on a blinking icon. The users must wear a cap studded with EEG-monitoring electrodes. Samsung is said to have demonstrated a person using the mind-control system [...]

A mind control tablet could be the next venture for Samsung 2013-04-24T16:02:29+00:00

Budget-friendly Nokia Asha 210 announced with QWERTY keyboard

Nokia has been building speculation around its latest feature phone recently and released an official teaser on Monday showing a handset similar to the Asha 205 but with what looked like a QWERTY keyboard. It has now been identified as the Nokia Asha 210 (available in Single or Easy Swap Dual-SIM variants): the most social Asha yet, which has been designed to offer consumers more social [...]

Budget-friendly Nokia Asha 210 announced with QWERTY keyboard 2013-04-24T09:53:33+00:00