Archive for Nov 26, 2010

Digia MeeGo custom UI gets netbook & smartphone demo [Video]

Digia MeeGo custom UI gets netbook & smartphone demo [Video]

MeeGo seems to be catching the attention of developers, with a new custom bubble UI by Digia showing us the benefits of being able to bring the same software to both netbook and smartphone hardware alike. Digia's seabed-themed UI puts icons into floating, bobbing bubbles, and runs on both Lenovo's Atom-powered IdeaPad S10-3t and the Nokia N900.

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Boxee Box gets first firmware update

Boxee Box gets first firmware update

Boxee has pushed out the first firmware update for the Boxee Box by D-Link, v1.0.1.16319. The full changelist is after the cut, but highlights include the addition of .mkv with header compression support together with WiFi fixes, networking sharing fixes and smoother Blu-ray content playback. Although the Boxee Box automatically checks for updates daily, it's also possible to prompt an update via the settings menu.

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Apple Black Friday deals kick off: $101 off iMac, MacBook Pro & Air

Apple Black Friday deals kick off: $101 off iMac, MacBook Pro & Air

Apple has kicked off its Black Friday deals, with both the US and UK online stores - among others - offering discounts across the Mac, MacBook Pro, iPad, iPod and accessory lines. In the US store, you can save $101 off a new iMac, MacBook Pro or 13-inch MacBook Air, while there's $41 off an iPad.

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T-Mobile Galaxy Tab loses unlimited messaging extra

T-Mobile Galaxy Tab loses unlimited messaging extra

T-Mobile USA has apparently pulled its free messaging add-on for contract users of the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The bonus had offered free unlimited text, picture and video messaging from the 7-inch Android slate when T-Mobile initially offered it earlier this month. Unfortunately, that option has now disappeared from the carrier's checkout process.

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Logitech Revue Review

Logitech Revue Review

You can't accuse Google of being unambitious. Not content with having their Android OS take great bites out of the smartphone market, the search giant has also put it to work as the core of Google TV, a new play for the home entertainment segment. Most early-adopters will dip their tow with the Logitech Revue, a compact set-top box with a not-so-compact $300 price tag. The promise is that Google TV harnesses the power of search and online media to the breadth of broadcast television, but does the Revue deliver? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Fujitsu 2011 tablet gets second outing [Video]

Fujitsu 2011 tablet gets second outing [Video]

Fujitsu has been talking more about its tablet plans for 2011, with a mock-up on show at Visit 2010 this week. Having shown off a couple of concepts last month - this appears to be one of them wheeled out for a second time - Fujitsu still aren't talking much in the way of specifications, but are promising a 10.1-inch screen and "best-in-class visibility from all sides and angles."

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Nokia C6-01 Review

Nokia C6-01 Review

The Nokia C6-01 may have been the "low end" device at Nokia World 2010, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to recommend it. Packing one of Nokia's new ClearBlack AMOLED displays and a compact metal chassis, it slots in underneath the businesslike C7 but offers roughly the same specifications. Best balance of pocketability and performance? Check out the full SlashGear review to find out.

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ChevronWP7 Windows Phone 7 unlocker allows unofficial app sideloading

ChevronWP7 Windows Phone 7 unlocker allows unofficial app sideloading

A new Windows Phone 7 tool has been released that allows handsets running Microsoft's new smartphone OS to sideload unsigned applications. The ChevronWP7 Unlocker is a simple Windows tool that removes the block normally in place for all but Marketplace developer account holders.

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Advent’s Tegra 2 Vega tablet gets unofficial Market access

Advent’s Tegra 2 Vega tablet gets unofficial Market access

The Advent Vega Android tablet has acquired unofficial Android Market access, along with Gmail, Google Maps with Street View and Voice Search support, thanks to a new ROM. The work of MoDaCo's Paul O'Brien, the replacement firmware adds Car Home, Calendar, Contacts, Genie (News and Weather), Google Talk and YouTube support as well, and is offered with an optional "performance pack" to speed up the NVIDIA Tegra 2 powered slate.

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4.3-inch Samsung Stealth V SCH-i510 Froyo smartphone clears DLNA testing

4.3-inch Samsung Stealth V SCH-i510 Froyo smartphone clears DLNA testing

The DLNA has prematurely tipped [pdf link] an incoming Samsung Android smartphone, the Samsung Stealth V SCH-i510. Listed as an Android 2.2 Froyo device, the Stealth V has a 4.3-inch WVGA AMOLED display and an 8-megapixel camera, together with WiFi b/g/n and a microSD card slot.

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Nokia Z500 tablet facing failure as carriers reject pricing?

Nokia Z500 tablet facing failure as carriers reject pricing?

Some Thanksgiving rumor about Nokia's tipped tablet plans this morning, with arch insider Eldar Murtazin claiming that the future of the mysterious slate is unclear after operators supposedly balked at the pricing. Confirmed detail regarding the tablet is scant, though a listing for the Nokia Z500 was spotted in the Ovi Store earlier this month.

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Sony SNAP connected-device app framework frozen

Sony SNAP connected-device app framework frozen

Sony has frozen work on its little-known SNAP developer platform, originally billed as an application framework for "games, widgets (weather, news, traffic, etc), remote controls, social apps, media sharing apps, media players [and] home automation" on connected devices like the company's Dash and Smart TVs. "SNAP development is currently on hold" the updated website claims, suggesting developers should wait for further information.

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