Archives for December 2011

Windows Phone Roadmap Gets Leaked

What you see below is what is believed to be a leaked roadmap of Windows Phone and where Microsoft [MSFT] is taking it.

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Facebook Timeline Support for iPad Rumoured for January Launch

Facebook released Timeline to all desktop users in the middle of December. A few days later the universal iPhone/iPad app for Facebook was updated although Timeline was only given to iPhone users on this app update.

We now hear that by the end of January another update will happen which will allow iPad users to be able to use Timeline via the Facebook app.

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iPhone 5 Likely to be Redesigned

Rumours are heating up for the iPhone 5 launch. Although the date for launch isn’t known at the moment, it will likely be sometime from June to October of 2012 depending on if Apple [AAPL] have permanently changed the yearly cycle from June to October as done with the iPhone 4S. The latter month is more likely to be the launch month to make it around 5 – 6 months after the iPad 3 launch.

What we hear today, which also comes as no surprise, is that the iPhone 5 will be redesigned. Apple tend to do this with the iPhone… think 3G/3GS and 4/4S.

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Dropbox 2.0 Android Download Released

Dropbox 2.0 for Android is now ready for download. The new app has been completely redesigned and now has more new features than before. Some of these features include the ability to star items to keep them stored locally on a device and on to Ice Cream Sandwich support.

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iOS 5.0.1 ultrasn0w Unlock Extends to More Devices

ultrasn0w has received an update which now brings it up to version 1.2.5. Along with that update comes more support for unlocking devices running the iOS 5.0.1 operating system.

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Evernote Launches Skitch for iPad

Evernote has just released Skitch for the iPad.

What is Skitch?
Skitch is the amazingly fun and surprisingly powerful way to move your ideas and projects forward using fewer words. With Skitch, annotate and draw on just about anything that you see, whether it’s a new or existing photo, a webpage, screenshot, map, or a blank canvas. Then, share your work with friends, colleagues or save it all to Evernote. It couldn’t be simpler.

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Google Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich Update Temporarily Stopped due to Bug

Google has paused the Nexus S Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update due to a few bugs found within. Problems found by those who have updated include issues with battery life, overheating and slow responses on the device.

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Recalled 1st gen iPod nano Being Replaced with Latest Gen nano

You might remember that Apple [AAPL] has recalled a number of first generation iPod nano units. These were the ones build in September 2005. We are now seeing evidence that Apple has replaced some 1st gen units with the latest 6th gen models.

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700,000 Android Devices Activated Daily

Andy Rubin has commented that the Google Android operating system is seeing 700,000 devices activated each day. A lot of those will be smartphones although Android is also installed on tablets as well.

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Google Launches Scribbles for Mobile

Google has launched Scribbles for Gmail. The new service works on Gmail on the web browser and within the iOS app and allows users to scribble a message to someone rather than typing.

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Skype WiFi Free in US Airports for Holiday Season

Skype in the US is offering free wifi access for those travelling in the US between December 21 and December 27. The wifi access from Skype will be offered free in over 50 airports in the US.

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It Could be Time to Update from iOS 3.1.3 – App Store No Longer Works for You – Might be a Bug

Update: It appears that this was a bug and that 3.1.3 devices are now once again able to access the App Store direct on their iOS device.

iPhone and iPod touch users still running iOS 3.1.3 are now (as of the 16th December 2011) unable to directly download apps from the App Store. Instead, new updates and apps will need to be downloaded in iTunes and then synced to the iPhone or iPod.

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