If you are a fan of cars in the UK, you might be familiar with the Goodwood Festival of Speed that is sponsored by Auto Trader. A new app has launched to go along with the Goodwood Festival of Speed and features the festivals iconic Goodwood hill climb and other functionality for visitors to Festival.
Facebook has just starting to roll out of the new app for the iPhone that will help people manage pages and keep in touch with followers. The new app is called Pages Manager. The new app apparently is very similar to the standard Facebook app, but all the features are dedicated to supporting fan pages.
This week it appears that the next generation iPhone 5 may have been inadvertently tipped by Qualcomm's quarterly earnings call via a supply issue warning for analysts tracking their mobile chipsets. The chipsets that are, in particular, seeing a strain on supply at the moment are their new 28-nm modem chips made to power the next generation of LTE speed devices. Qualcomm Chief Executive Paul Jacobs spoke to analysts saying that "demand went so far ahead of availability that we've decided to start spending more money to get more supply as soon as possible."
Another day, another iPhone rumor. This time it’s actually an old one brought back from the dead: ETNews reports that the iPhone 5 will shift away from the 4 and 4S' glass construction and instead be made from Liquidmetal. If you remember, Apple bought the IP rights to the Liquidmetal technology back in August 2010, and it has since been used in the SIM card ejector tool.
Lemon is starting to become the new default way for consumers to keep track of their receipts. There are many other apps fighting for your attention when it comes to tracking your finances, but Lemon is unique in its specific focus on allowing users to snap pictures of their physical paper receipts so they have a permanent record of them. If you think this is only a niche market, think again. The app has just reached 1 million users and it's expanding its functionality.
When it comes to how many folks use a given app there are several companies that track that data. One of those firms is AppData reports TechCrunch. The company has been tracking the official Facebook app for iPhone and Android devices and has found that Android is beating the iPhone app in one metric. According to the company, the Android app is beating iPhone for daily active users.
Nokia's multi-million efforts to push its Windows Phone based Lumia 800 still hasn't resulted in strong holiday sales, according to the latest UK stats, with Apple's iPhone continuing to dominate the mobile market. Although the newest iPhone 4S was an unsurprising success, sales tracking firm GfK says, the aging iPhone 3GS still managed to make it into the top 15 handsets chart despite dating back to mid-2009. Android was also a winner, with Samsung's Galaxy S II a particular star.
A newly filed Apple patent application suggests the company is still working on a Kinect-style 3D motion tracking system, that could create a virtual desktop responding to a user's hand and finger movements rather than keyboard and mouse actions. The application, Three-dimensional imaging and display system, describes a system where "user input is optically detected in an imaging volume": in short, both of a user's hands are tracked in the space around an Apple computer, and on-screen or projected virtual controls - such as dials, buttons or pens - can be manipulated as if touching them in real life.
If you're in to the whole sharing of your entire life, no holding back, and you love music, there's a pretty good chance you're going to like the app known as SoundTracking -- and with their announcement today that not only would they be releasing an Android version of the app, but instant integration with both RDIO and Spotify, you'll be well on your way to a full share and listen experience in no time. What you're working with is an app that was originally just for iOS, but now works perfectly well in the Android world. Snap up a sound byte of the song your listening to to identify it, share it via Twitter or Facebook, and your friends will be able to listen to it instantly - it's as simple as that!
What you're about to see is a device by the name of Swivl that does two things: first, it holds your smartphone or small video camera - two, it stands in place and turns its head back and forth, up and down, all depending on where you are with the sensor it's trained to follow. Not only this, but you can take awesome comfort in knowing that this device is crowdfunded, meaning it was not one investor, but large handful of persons from the public sector that decided the design should become a reality. It's every industrial designer's dream!