The disappearance (and likely crash) of Malaysia Airlines 370 weighs heavy
So many of us who work in the mobile industry — media, manufacturers and developers alike — end up spending so much time in airplanes, so you’ll excuse me when I say I can’t help thinking about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished this weekend a couple hours after taking off from Kuala Lumpur.
It’s just gone, and with it 239 lives. As I’m writing this early Sunday [Read More...]
A sign of the changing ways we’re watching television shows
After recent speculation, today the BBC has officially announced its plans to close down BBC Three as a broadcast television station and move it to an online only affair. The move – subject to approval – will reinvent the channel as a BBC iPlayer only offering. Ultimately the closure comes as part of a cost-saving and restructuring effort, but BBC Three was chosen [Read More...]
As part of Square Enix’s mobile sale, stealthy conspiracy shooter Deus Ex: The Fall is now available on Google Play for just $ 0.99, €0.99 or £0.99 depending on your locale. That’s a significant cut from the launch price of $ 6.99, €5.99 or £4.99. The game is styled after Deus Ex: Human Revolution and puts players into the role of Ben Saxon, a former SAS mercenary augmented with cybernetic implants, as he [Read More...]
12.2-inch tablet available this Sunday in the U.S. for $ 649.99
Samsung has announced that its enormous new Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 tablet will be hitting the U.S. from this Sunday, March 9. The 12.2-inch slate, which packs a 2560×1600-resolution display and Android 4.4 KitKat topped with Samsung’s Magazine UX, will sell for $ 649.99 with 32GB of storage.
Launch outlets include Samsung’s own online store, Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Tiger [Read More...]
After switching back from the Moto X to the HTC One, is Motorola’s best really the best? I’m wavering. And excited for 2014.
I have a habit of doing weird things at trade shows. OK, lots of weird things — but the last two I’ve been to I’ve switched No. 1 phone in the middle of them. At IFA in Berlin last September, I fired up the LG G2. Never [Read More...]
Do you love watching soccer, I mean football? I’ve never been a huge fan, but I’ll always tune into the World Cup. Earlier today I said that Gameloft had not release an Android game in awhile, but I was quickly corrected when someone told me that Real Soccer 2012 just launched.
The game is available for free and Gameloft is supporting a wide variety of devices, including the new Galaxy Nexus. Real Soccer [Read More...]
Android 4.0 OTA update for other Sensation phones “soon”
According to a press release from HTC’s Dutch wing, the manufacturer is preparing to launch an “ice white” version of its Sensation smartphone from Mar. 1, with the latest version of Android in tow. The Dutch presser indicates that the new Sensation revision will ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and that the ICS update will be rolling out over-the-air [Read More...]
So you got a shiny new Samsung Galaxy Nexus in your hands and you are left wondering exactly just what it can do, and how to do it. It’s the first device to launch with the newest Android operating platform, Ice Cream Sandwich, and while the core functionality is the same as older versions, a lot has changed, too. From the on-screen buttons to the new menu locations, there’s a good [Read More...]
Valve didn’t release an official Steam app for Android devices until last week, so some folks have been relying on third-party apps to get their fix of checking the stores, [Read More...]