Archive for February, 2011

Firefox 4 To Be Final Major Update, Quicker Chrome-Like Updates Ahead

Firefox 4 To Be Final Major Update, Quicker Chrome-Like Updates Ahead

Mozilla will change the way they update their browser after the release of Firefox 4 and will take on a more Chrome-like release model. Mozilla has been releasing only major updates over the last six years while Google's Chrome has already hit version 9 after only two years. With this final major release, Mozilla plans to do smaller, quicker releases as soon as new features are available rather than holding them back for a larger update.

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Blackberry Analytics SDK 0.9 Beta Release

Blackberry Analytics SDK 0.9 Beta Release

Research In Motion just dropped a Beta version of an Analytics package for Blackberry Developers. This new SDK is going to add a number of features, behind-the-scenes. Developers can now analyze how users are actually using their apps statistically. This system allows developers to tailor their apps to their userbase over time based on a range of information collected. The SDK includes a web portal to help developers organize and view the information so they can make their design decisions with the actual user data in mind.

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DirecTV App For iPad Available But Not For Streaming Content

DirecTV App For iPad Available But Not For Streaming Content

DirecTV’s official iPad app is now available in the iTunes store for free. The app allows users to turn their iPads into a remote control for their DirecTV boxes. They can perform all the normal remote control functions as well as schedule their DVR schedules for recording shows. The app will let users check the listings up to 14 days in advance and schedule recordings without interrupting what they’re currently watching.

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Apple Cuts Off iPad Supply Ahead Of iPad 2 Announcement

Apple Cuts Off iPad Supply Ahead Of iPad 2 Announcement

Apple's special event for announcing the iPad 2 is only two days away and we're starting to see some interesting developments suggesting that the iPad 2, once announced, could be available almost immediately. 9 to 5 Mac reported that a number of Apple resellers have been notified that the current iPad supply has been constrained with no ETAs indicative that Apple has stopped production of the 1st gen iPads and ceased shipments.

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SG Comics Presents: Updates Gone Wrong

SG Comics Presents: Updates Gone Wrong

Several devices are finally getting their updates for Android 2.2 Froyo that will be rolled out in batches over-the-air. But with all updates, there's always a chance of firmware issues wrecking your phone. So be sure to backup first. Sprint last week announced that they would be rolling out Froyo updates for the Samsung Epic 4G, but had to quickly halt the update as complaints arose over Epic 4G phones getting bricked after the new install. Other devices announced for firmware updates last week include the Samsung Captivate, Sanyo Zio, and the Samsung Omnia 7. Check out the full comic after the jump.

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iPhone 5 Will Stick with 3.5-inch Display [Logically]

iPhone 5 Will Stick with 3.5-inch Display [Logically]

Let's begin this short journey into the Apple mind with a so-called "leaked" image of what they're calling an iPhone 5 screen photo. What this photo shows is basically black ink printed on transparency paper. Out on the streets they're saying this is a 4-inch screen that Apple will be using for their next iPhone model. No way. Why? Well before we go into any further proofs, take a look at the top of the phone (on the left.) It's printed completely uneven - just about as uneven as the notion that iOS will ever be working on a 4-inch screen.

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iOS MobileNotifier Beta3 Shows Great Promise

iOS MobileNotifier Beta3 Shows Great Promise

A mister Peter Hajas has created what very much appears to be a masterpiece in Apple iOS developing. Ever get annoyed that your pals over on Android have cooler looking notifications than you do? Fear not! For soon you will have a lovely "Copious Corn Flakes" update to your "MobileNotifier" for your iOS device. And not only is it free, it's open source! MobileNotifier is BSD lisenced and all of the user interface work is done by Kyle Adams in collaboration with Peter Hajas who is a cool developer. In the update you're about to see, compared to earlier versions, the utility is sleaker, faster, better look, and as always, and of course: optimized.

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