Archives for August 2011

Microsoft Gives Windows Phone a New Logo

Microsoft has now released a new logo for Windows Phone. The new logo is part of the Mango update and has appeared in the latest build 7710 and all those that follow.

The logo is more basic than the previous version and is flat and somewhat looks like the tile system that Microsoft use on Windows Phone smartphones.

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Skype for iPad Launched

Earlier this morning Skype launched a native app for the iPad. Unfortunately it was pulled out of the app store moments later and then followed by a tweet saying:

To ensure your best Skype experience, we’ve temporarily removed Skype for iPad which went live prematurely today.

Good new though as a quick check of the app store shows that it is available again (at least here in the UK where I am testing it now).

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iPhone 5 Clone Spotted in China

The image below is what could be the iPhone 5 when it launches. The device is a clone that was built in China, perhaps by people who have access to the designs of the new iPhone. It’s a little different to what we expected in that it’s a cross between an iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 in that it has the metal sides, but instead of being completely flat, the edges are more rounded.

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HTC Desire Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Arrives

HTC has announced that the new update for the HTC Desire has been made available. There’s a problem though as they also announced that a few features might break such as SMS and MMS as explained below:

In addition certain functions may no longer be usable after re-flashing the ROM, including but not limited to MMS and SMS and HTC also disclaims liability for any unusable functions.

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Google Chrome Beats Firefox in UK Browser Share

The number 2 spot for the most popular browsers in the UK now belongs to Google Chrome. The browser just beat Firefox who held the number 2 spot.

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iPhone 5 Now Rumoured to get October Launch

Prior to the launch of any popular gadget, rumours start going around about potential release dates. Last week, we heard a lot about September being the month, but now we are hearing that October will be the month that the iPhone 5 launches.

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