Downloaded and installed iOS 8 on your iPhone, iPad and/or iPod touch? Good, now that you’re done with the painful process of waiting for the download and waiting for the installation, it’s time to explore your brand new iOS that is touted as the biggest iOS release ever. Unlike the last major update when Apple gave its iOS a major design overhaul for iOS 7, the changes this time round, aren’t as apparent.
While the overall design may still look and feel the same, leaving you slightly confused after the whole installation process and ending up with practically the same thing except for a few additional default apps – Health, Tips and Podcasts, Apple has actually included quite a lot of new and improved things in iOS 8, so let’s take a look at some of the cool features.
Now that iOS 8 has been released and the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be launching tomorrow, what’s next for Apple? iPads and OS X Yosemite of course. It has been reported that the Cupertino company will be holding an event next month to unveil two new iPads and to release the next OS X version.
Google’s Android Silver programme was originally reported as an effort to bring the stock Android experience to high end smartphones. It was intended to be more inclusive of OEMs and allow the company to properly deliver what they think people should be getting out of the operating system. However, it appears that the programme has now been indefinitely shelved.
Think that Sony’s announcements at IFA 2014 were all amazing and you can’t wait to get your hands on the company’s new devices? Yesterday, Sony held a regional launch event in Singapore to announce that they will be bringing several of the most exciting devices to our region, including the Sony Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia E3, and two new wearables – the SmartBand Talk and Smartwatch 3.
Geek On Gadgets has revealed the contents of a confidential internal document from Microsoft concerning the future of Nokia and Windows Phone. It would appear that the Microsoft Mobile division is slowly moving away from the two brands, with the Lumia 830 and 730 being the last two smartphones to carry the Nokia name.
Square Enix will be making a game streaming service available to the Japanese market. Unlike most other services of this type, it will be only be made on smartphones and tablets through the Dive In app. Users will also only be allowed to rent games for a limited time, instead of buying it outright. The service starts with Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy 13, and Murdered: Soul Suspect.
Dell’s next tablet has been previewed at the Intel Developer Forum 2014. It isn’t entirely out of place there as this device serves to showcase Intel’s new RealSense camera technology. Like many other new mobile devices this one is also being touted as the thinnest tablet in the world, and at 6mm thick the claim is close enough for most. It also features a very interesting asymmetrical design with the camera and speaker bar taking up the left side of the tablet.
Intel will be released a specialised tablet for manufacturers to base future development on. Called the “Intel Reference Design For Android”, the device will be the most stable operating environment Intel can come up with and will receive constant updates. Created in conjunction with Google, the company intends for the reference tablet to function as a guideline for manufacturers to build future Android products based on its technology.
Fresh from the release of the new Inspiron 14 7000 series laptops, Dell Malaysia has recently announced yet another addition to its Inspiron line up in our market in the form of the new Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 laptop. Made its first appearance at this year’s Computex 2014, this model is a combination of touch capability and flexible form factor.
IFA 2014 may have just ended but it looks like Sony has already opened up preorders for most of the products they announced at the show. The preorder has been available since the day of the announcement but unfortunately, they are open in a few selected countries only. While Malaysia is not part of the list, at least the preorder can shed some light on the price of their upcoming products – Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, QX Lens-style camera, and more.
Intel Malaysia and SNS Network have launched the Joi 8 tablet, which is the first locally-branded Intel powered Windows 8.1 tablet. Featuring a retail price tag of RM499, it easily puts the tablet as one of the most affordable choices for consumers who operate on a desktop operating system in a tablet.