Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Preview of HTC Sense 3.5

XDA just received a 5-minute preview of the upcoming update to HTC's Sense UI for their Android devices. I think that HTC has done a great job of polishing the interface in addition to adding in new widgets and animations; HTC has also redesigned their lockscreen and dock. For those of us that enjoy skinning the default Android UI, the Sense 3.5 interface will be released with HTC's upcoming Sense 3.5 devices (HTC Vigor, HTC Bliss) later this year. ROMs with Sense 3.5 for HTC's other devices should be released soon after it has been made public.

Dolphin Browser for iOS [Free]

The popular Dolphin Browser for Android has made its way to the App Store. This third-party browser is free on the App Store and is fully compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Dolphin Browser has a variety of features such as highly customizable gestures, built-in translations, speed-dial, tabbed browsing, and much more. However, Dolphin Browser is based off of Apple's WebKit so it won't be too much different than any other third-party iOS browser. Hit the link below to head over to Dolphin's website.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Steve Jobs Resigns

As of today, Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple. He's been onleave since this January because of medical complications, although he still was the CEO. Interim CEO Tim Cook is in charge now that Jobs resigned. Steve Jobs said he wasn't leaving Apple though, he plans staying as the Chairman of the Board of Apple, Inc. from the looks of his letter.

CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Apple’s Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, as the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately.

“Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company,” said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple’s Board. “Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.”

“The Board has complete confidence that Tim is the right person to be our next CEO,” added Levinson. “Tim’s 13 years of service to Apple have been marked by outstanding performance, and he has demonstrated remarkable talent and sound judgment in everything he does.”

Jobs submitted his resignation to the Board today and strongly recommended that the Board implement its succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO.

[Update] - Here's a copy of Steve's letter addressed to his employees and the public:

To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.


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Monday, August 22, 2011

HP isn't out of TouchPads

As stated on one of HP's executive's twitter account, Best Buy and HP are not out of Touchpads yet. You can sign up to be notified when they have more HERE.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

$100 HP TouchPad at Best Buy

Now that HP has discontinued webOS, they have begun to liquify their remaining stock of TouchPad tablets. The base 16GB WiFi model is now just $99 and the 32GB model can be had for only $149, which, despite the abandonment, is quite a steal. Due to webOS’s web-OS-ness, it’s very possible that the platform will continue to live on with support from the hacking community.

If you want to grab one, stop by your local Best Buy (or try your luck online) in the AM. Stocks won’t last long, so good luck.

[Pre Central] via iFans

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Leaked Droid HD Photos & Specs

Photos and specs of the upcoming Motorola Droid HD have been leaked on the internet. Even though the photos lack detail, we can definitely tell you that this Droid is going to be awesome. From the leaked specs we know that the Droid HD will come with a 1GHz dual-core CPU and a gigabyte of RAM. The screen is a pocket-stretching 4.5" and could potentially boast a resolution of 1280x720 or a qHD LCD screen. Like the Droid 3, the camera will be 8 megapixels and capable of taking 1080p video.

"App Store" for Windows 8 Confirmed by Microsoft

A recent post on Microsoft's "Building Windows 8" blog by Steven Sinofsky stated that Microsoft had assigned teams of developers to work on specific areas of the future OS. What caught our eye, thought, was that one of those focus areas was an App Store which is supposedly going to be complete in time for the launch of Windows 8.

Rage for all iDevices Free for a Week

RAGE is currently free on the App Store for an entire week in celebration of their 100,000 "likes" on Facebook. Currently, RAGE has some of the best graphics on iOS to date. And in terms of gameplay it has been almost unanimously reviewed as one of the best games available for any mobile device.

[App Store]

HP Ditches WebOS

HP has announced today that they will discontinue all development and production of webOS related smartphones and tablets. Featured on the Pre and TouchPad, webOS
was a pretty unique operating system that was favored by homebrew enthusiasts and those who wanted a fresh UX. The demand for Android and iOS devices is likely the cause of webOS’s death, since the Pre family of devices flew pretty far under the radar for most average users.
In addition, HP reported that it plans to announce that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward.
It’s sad to see webOS go, but there is a slim possibility that the operating system will live on in some incarnation if acquired by the competition.

Update: If various tweets by HP executives (most notably Richard Kerris, head of Developer Relations for webOS) are to be believed, only the physical products HP produces that run webOS will be eliminated. WebOS, as a platform, will live on, and it seems like the licensing idea is going to become a reality.

via iFans.com

Friday, August 12, 2011


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