Archives for April 2011

Three New PhotoShop Companion Apps for iPad Announced

Three new apps for the iPad are being launched by Adobe. The new apps are described as Photoshop companion apps and each allows you to work with the desktop version of Photoshop on the Mac.

The three apps are called Adobe Color Lava for Photoshop, Adobe Eazel for Photoshop and Adobe Nav for Photoshop. By connecting your iPad up to your computer via a WiFi connection you are given the ability to use Photoshop on the desktop in a more unique way.

Take Adobe Nav for Photoshop as one example. What this app does is allows the iPad to be used as a navigation tool for the desktop version. What you can see are the various windows on your iPad opened up as thumbnails. By tapping one, it switches what’s on the screen to what you selected. [Read more…]

HTC Flyer Tablet Now Up for Pre-Order in the UK

The Carphone Warehouse in the UK now has the HTC Flyer listed for pre-order. The model available is the SIM-Free version and when launched, will be SIM free allowing you to use it on any network.

Price wise, pre-orders are £599.99 although we don’t know at the moment when exactly Carphone Warehouse will launch it. A message does say in-stock, but the title also mentions it’s a pre-order. We’re trying to get an update on the situation and will let you know as soon as we have those details. [Read more…]

webOS 3.0 Screenshots Captured from Emulator

Images of webOS 3.0 have been captured from the webOS emulator which provide us with a bit more details of what the new HP TouchPad will work like when it launches.

Screenshots that have been found include maps, browser, music as well as a few other settings menu and media screens. [Read more…]

Angry Birds Rio for webOS Launches

Angry Birds Rio for webOS has gone live today. The game first launched on iOS and Android a couple of weeks back, and now is available for users of Palm/HP devices.

Angry Birds Rio for webOS comes with 60 levels across 2 episodes with more promised to arrive over the coming months. Rio is a little different to the other Angry Birds games in that it has more of a story line in which the original Angry Birds are kidnapped and taken to Rio de Janeiro. Whilst there, they escape and go on the hunt for Blu and Jewel. [Read more…]

Verizon HTC Incredible 2 Press Shots Leaked

Some official press shots of the HTC Incredible 2 have been leaked. The device is similar to the Incredible S and is expected to launch towards the end of this and where it will arrive on the Verizon [VZ] network.

Due to all the leaks that have been seen about this particular device, we expect to see an official announcement any day now which will finally reveal all the official specs and details about the device and when it will officially launch. [Read more…]

Success of iPad Causes Delays for BlackBerry PlayBook

Due to the success of the Apple iPad and the amount of devices it needs to fulfil orders, it seems to have caused a delay for the BlackBerry PlayBook to be launched. Digitimes is reporting that Apple took most of the available capacity which in turn, didn’t leave enough for a PlayBook launch.

Sources from touch screen panel makers also pointed out that PlayBook shipments were postponed for about a month from the original schedule due to a delay in software testing as well as shortage of touch panels because Apple already booked up most of the available capacity.

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Android to Take 49% Share of Smartphone Market by 2012

Research company, Gartner, has been looking in to smartphone sales around the world to come up with some very interesting numbers.

The report first hints that smartphone sales will reach 468 million around the globe this year. This is a 57.7 percent increase on sales from last year. We also learn that Google Android could well be the leader in the smartphone market by the end of this year and in 2012, could command about 49% of the market. [Read more…]

12 Petabytes of Storage Solution Purchased by Apple – iTunes Cloud Coming?

Apple is rumored to have purchased 12 Petabytes of storage. The exact reason is unknown although we hear it’s to complement the storage space for iTunes video.

The information comes from Storage Newsletter who found out from an “inside source” about the purchase of the storage solution.

Rumors of a digital storage service… aka iTunes Cloud, have been going around for a while now and perhaps the purchase of this amount of storage space could be for the service to launch within a few months time. [Read more…]

Galaxy S to Get Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Very Soon

The Samsung Galaxy S will get an update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread as early as this month from what we hear today. No exact date has been provided, but we have been informed that we could expect the update sometime mid-April.

We can assume at the moment that the update will be for unlocked handsets not tied down to a specific contract. However, the Three network in the UK has also stated that the Galaxy S on its network will be arriving within the next couple of weeks. [Read more…]

Keyboardless webOS Smartphone Leaked

The device pictured here is what is believed to be a webOS based keyboardless smartphone.

The photo was sent to PreCentral by a tipster. The device is believed to be the Stingray, which its codename appeared in webOS recently.

The screen size isn’t known, other than best guesses by looking at the above image, although the screen resolution is expected to be 480×800 pixels. [Read more…]

White iPhone 4 Removed from the Apple Database

It’s been about 9 months since Apple announced the White iPhone 4. We have still not seen it launch though and it appears now that Apple might not be launching this device.

The reason we think it might not be launched is that Apple updated the Apple Store yesterday and when it came back up, the only thing changed was the iPhone 4 (in white) being taken off the site. [Read more…]

Apple Patent Reveals a Hybrid DisplayPort/USB 3.0 Connector

Apple has won a patent for a new hybrid 30-pin/USB 3.0 connector that could be used for high-speed transfer to and from an iPhone. The connector looks similar to a regular Apple 30-pin connector, but rather than connecting to just a USB 2.0 port, the new one will be capable of connecting to USB 3.0. We also hear that this could include Thunderbolt for high speed data transfers.

Yet this latest hybrid connector looks like a winner and one that we might see come to market later this year in handhelds or in 2012 when Intel Macs debut with USB 3.0. But let’s be honest here: Wouldn’t we all like to see this debut on the iPhone 5? Hmm, I think that I’m hearing a thunderous yes on that question.

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