Evernote Web Interface Gets New Redesign

Evernote has announced that they have redesigned the web based version of their note taking software. The Evernote web app now features a new design, improved user experience and better performance.

The web app also now reflects what the desktop app looks like in that you get the familiar three-column layout with folders on the left, notes in the middle and content on the right. [Read more…]

DROID X and 2 get Android 2.3 Update Unofficially

It is now possible to update your DROID X or 2 to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, thanks to the guys over at MyDroidWorld.

Each of the smartphones needs to be rooted prior to installing the updates and once installed, the Gingerbread update cannot actually be rooted yet although the team is working on that. We also hear that it’s easy enough to jump back to a stock install in case things don’t go as well as planned, or if you run in to too many problems. [Read more…]

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 to get Android 2.3 Gingerbread

After believing that the Sony Ericsson X10 had been put away in terms of getting no more Android updates, we now hear, or surprisingly hear I should say, that the device will soon be getting Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Before we continue, note that this it the X10 only and not the other variations of the X10.

Back to the Android 2.3 update for the X10, we were told months ago that there would be no more updates beyond Eclair for this series of smartphones, but for various reasons, all covered here, we hear that SE has changed its mind and will be pushing the new update out either late Q2 or early Q3 this year. [Read more…]

BlackBerry PlayBook to Support Android Apps

When RIM launch the BlackBerry PlayBook, it will be capable of running Android apps. This information comes from a press release sent out yesterday by RIM.

“The BlackBerry PlayBook is an amazing tablet. The power that we have embedded creates one of the most compelling app experiences available in a mobile computing device today,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion. “The upcoming addition of BlackBerry Java and Android apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook on BlackBerry App World will provide our users with an even greater choice of apps and will also showcase the versatility of the platform.”

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Samsung LCD Strategy Outlined

Over the next few years, we will more than likely be seeing higher pixel density screens according to Samsung. By 2015, the company expects to have screens that have a higher pixel density of about 300 to 400 PPI which will be made available for tablets to use.

The slide show was presented at CTIA and explained that screens would see a density increase, while getting thinner and having better power requirements. Right now, a 24.8Wh battery could last around 6 hours with the next version (200-300PPI) lasting around 8 hours and then in 2015 the 300 to 400 PPI lasting around 10 hours. Each iteration will get thinner than the previous model. [Read more…]

Amazon App Store Could Go Live March 22

We hear today that Amazon could be launching the Android App Store as early as tomorrow. Last week, we saw a brief glimpse of what it might look like, which we assumed was in preparation for an upcoming launch.

The Amazon App store was first mentioned in September last year and was described as being Amazon’s take on the app store. What that means is that apps will be curated by Amazon reviewers, and if apps pass the test, they are allowed in the store.

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Dell Streak 7 WiFi Ready for Pre-Orders

The Dell Streak 7 WiFi Only version is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Currently, they have it listed at $379.99 although no specific release date has been provided. Due to Amazon already listing it, they could be preparing for a launch within the next 4 – 6 weeks.

The new 7 inch tablet is an Android 2.2 Froyo tablet that has a 7 inch screen that has capacitive touch, and is also multi-touch. Due to it running Android 2.2, it is also capable of running Adobe Flash 10.1. [Read more…]

Verizon Activation Fee for Tablets Being Dropped for Limited-Time Promotion

Verizon is dropping the $35 activation fee for those who purchase either a Samsung Galaxy Tab or Motorola Xoom on a month to month contract.

The price drop appears to be for a limited amount of time (promotion), and is effective from March 11 till whenever the deal finishes. When purchasing one of the qualifying tablet devices, you will see a charge for $35 on your first invoice although this will be accompanied by a $35 credit to zero the balance out. [Read more…]

Flash Player Critical Vulnerability Details Announced

Adobe has announced in a security bulletin that Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader and Acrobat each contain a critical vulnerability which if exploited, could allow someone to gain control of your system.

The vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions ( for Chrome users) and effects this particular version running on Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris. As well as effecting the desktop and laptops, those running Flash player on the Android OS (version and earlier) there is also a problem with this version. [Read more…]

iPhone 5 Could Get Larger Display – Or Smaller Device

Leaked engineering images, if real, show what could be the iPhone 5 with a larger display. Thanks to advances in technology on the iPad 2, it appears that some of the same technology can be used in the iPhone 5 display that makes the bezel needed thinner. The iPhone 4 already has a small bezel on the sides, but there’s still a few more mm of screen that could be squeezed in there.

What we see on the image above is that the screen seems to have kept the same aspect ratio and is basically just a few mm longer on the diagonal pushing it down, in proportion, to the home button. [Read more…]

iPad 2 Event Stream Now Online

The iPad 2 launched yesterday and we now see that the Apple Special Event has been posted online over on the Apple website.

To successfully view the video, you need to use the following list below, although it kind of works on Firefox as well.

Streaming video requires Safari 4 or 5 on Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Safari on iOS 3 or later.

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iPad 3 Is the One To Look Out For

Apple is getting ready to announce the iPad 2 tomorrow. The event kicks off at 6pm GMT and what we expect to see is a thinner and lighter iPad with a few enhancements.

Cult Of Mac has been tipped off with some interesting information which indicates that the iPad 2 will be just a small update to the original iPad in that it will have a bit more RAM, run faster, be slimmer and lighter, but it will keep the same or very similar display. [Read more…]