Archive for Jan 31, 2011

Apple Posts iOS 4.2.6 Firmware – Verizon iPhone Ahoy!

Apple Posts iOS 4.2.6 Firmware – Verizon iPhone Ahoy!

That's right all ye shipmates, as the pre-order stage for Verizon's version of the Apple iPhone is only a few days away, it seemed almost inevitable that at any time now, there'd be a firmware update to all iPhone across the universe. Turns out that time was now, and the update is here. It's iOS 4.2.6 (8E128) and you're just gonna love it.

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The Daily Slash: January 31 2011

The Daily Slash: January 31 2011

First let me tell you what you can have for free. Win a gigantic television, and there's not much you've gotta do to grab it - SlashGear’s Final Football Matchup Toshiba TV GIVEAWAY! Next, have a peek at our Full Macworld Roundup including all of the Best in Show winners. Have yourself a read of a column by Tim Bajarin entitled Technology meets the History of Jazz. See why today's the day Apple Fears Honeycomb. Get your bees knees out and read about Android 3.0 Honeycomb in our two full guides: [USER FEATURES] and [DEVELOPER FEATURES]. See Ben Bajarin's review of the Dell Streak 7 and his on-time analysis by the name of What Honeycomb Means for Tablets. See our FIRST EVER SG Comics comic - SG Comics Presents: Angry Turds.

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Dell Streak 7 Review

Dell Streak 7 Review

Coming to T-Mobile as their first 4G tablet, Dell is set to launch its foray into the 7-inch tablet market with the Dell Streak 7. Packed with NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 dual core processor and a 7-inch 800x480 Gorilla Glass touch screen. Is it poised to take on the Tab? Check out the full review.

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SG Comics Presents: Angry Turds

SG Comics Presents: Angry Turds

Game developers, Apps Genius Corp, recently released a new game called Angry Turds available now at the App Store. No joke, you get to be a monkey flinging poop, bananas, and coconuts at island invaders.

Preview of Android Toys Series Part 2!

Preview of Android Toys Series Part 2!

Google is getting to release the second generation of its popular Android toy robot line. The first series was designed solely by Andrew Bell, but this time around the 3” vinyl robots will don the designs of three designers. Andrew Bell is back but we also have designs from Gary Ham and Google themselves.

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HTC Thunderbolt Will Function as Mobile Hotspot

HTC Thunderbolt Will Function as Mobile Hotspot

The HTC Thunderbolt is shaping up to be one hell of a powerhouse. The next-gen 1 GHz Snapdragon processor is blazing fast. I spent a lot of time with this phone at CES, and found it just as zippy as any dual-core option at the show. It feels like magic and cold molasses in your hand- HTC's best design by far. Today we've received further confirmation that the LTE smartphone will offer simultaneous voice and data- and we've learned that the ThunderBolt will launch with mobile hotspot functionality.

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Smart’s First Electric Car in the U.S.

Smart’s First Electric Car in the U.S.

An electric car just made its American debut, but not in LA for some movie star proving their “green”. Smart’s first electric car, the Smart ForTwo, has landed in Silver Spring, Maryland. Yup, Maryland. Mindy Kimball, a Major in the Army, is the lucky recipient. Smart is leasing out a fleet of the cars to individuals and corporate/municipal fleets to refine the technology.

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People Use Apps Once 26% of the Time

People Use Apps Once 26% of the Time

It's a good thing that apps don't take up any physical space. If they did, we'd be up to our ankles in rusty iFarts and buggy home screen widgets. A new Localytics study shows that 26% of new apps are never opened a second time.

Download numbers only matter so much. If you have an ad-supported app, you need people coming back again and again to make any money. For the people who make pay apps though, this might not be bad news. It suggests that people are rather frivolous about their app downloading habits.

This trend has been on the rise since the start of 2010. We've all had it happen. You find some neat "time-saving" app or organizational app, download it, and promptly shelve it forever because change is tough. I'd be interested to see what percentage of these "one-time" apps are exercise or fitness-related.

Ericsson achieves three HSPA records

Ericsson achieves three HSPA records

This morning Ericsson stated they had achieved three new HSPA (high speed packet access) speed records. The first was using a multi-carrier HSPA that reached 168Mbps on the download and 24Mbps on the uplink. The record speeds were done using a prototype consumer device and commercial network equipment.

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