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Instagram passes 27 million users, coming to Android

iOS photo-sharing app Instagram has recently passed the 27 million user mark according to reports. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom revealed the milestone at the South by South West (SXSW) conference in Texas over the weekend. Systrom was also punting the upcoming Android version of Instagram. While the app was not ready for a full demonstration Systrom said that “In some ways, it’s ...[Read More]

Google pushing to make Google Wallet mandatory on Android Marketplace?

Google is reportedly putting pressure on Android developers to adopt the Google Wallet service in favour of other third-party offerings like PayPal, with a warning that their products could be pulled from the newly re-branded Android Marketplace/Google Play. Google is demanding a higher percentage of transactions through the Google Wallet service than others are taking but several developers have ...[Read More]

Google pushing to make Google Wallet mandatory on Android Marketplace?

Google is reportedly putting pressure on Android developers to adopt the Google Wallet service in favour of other third-party offerings like PayPal, with a warning that their products could be pulled from the newly re-branded Android Marketplace/Google Play. Google is demanding a higher percentage of transactions through the Google Wallet service than others are taking but several developers have ...[Read More]

iOS 5.1 jailbreak already available

Some Apple devices are still downloading iOS 5.1, which was released yesterday, and the operating system has already been the subject of a jailbreak. It has been reported that the iPhone Dev-Team have updated their Redsn0w jailbreak tool to allow users running iOS 5.1 to jailbreak their devices. The hack is slightly limited to products that use the A4 chip, meaning that the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 ar...[Read More]

iOS 5.1 jailbreak already available

Some Apple devices are still downloading iOS 5.1, which was released yesterday, and the operating system has already been the subject of a jailbreak. It has been reported that the iPhone Dev-Team have updated their Redsn0w jailbreak tool to allow users running iOS 5.1 to jailbreak their devices. The hack is slightly limited to products that use the A4 chip, meaning that the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 ar...[Read More]

Android max app size goes up

The maximum size for Android apps will be taking one giant leap for mobile-kind according to an announcement on the Android Developers blog. Apps have previously been limited to a paltry 50MB, which is fine for conventional app downloads, but Google have opted to increase the file size ceiling to 4GB allow for other application types like 3D interactive games. The APK file that apps use will still...[Read More]

Android max app size goes up

The maximum size for Android apps will be taking one giant leap for mobile-kind according to an announcement on the Android Developers blog. Apps have previously been limited to a paltry 50MB, which is fine for conventional app downloads, but Google have opted to increase the file size ceiling to 4GB allow for other application types like 3D interactive games. The APK file that apps use will still...[Read More]

Marvel enters the iBookstore

Comic book heavyweight Marvel has opted to plunge all the way onto Apple’s iBookstore and has released more than 80 graphic novels for sale. Marvel already has a dedicated iOS application that focuses on single issue releases but the recently-announced foray onto the iBookstore will collections being bundled into single editions covering everything from Amazing Spider-Man Masterworks Vol. 1 ...[Read More]

Marvel enters the iBookstore

Comic book heavyweight Marvel has opted to plunge all the way onto Apple’s iBookstore and has released more than 80 graphic novels for sale. Marvel already has a dedicated iOS application that focuses on single issue releases but the recently-announced foray onto the iBookstore will collections being bundled into single editions covering everything from Amazing Spider-Man Masterworks Vol. 1 ...[Read More]

Haptics tech demoed at MWC

Two companies, Immersion and Senseg, demonstrated advances in haptics technology at the Mobile World Congress this year. Haptics technology is a tactile innovation that gives users the impression that they can feel what is being seen on an electronic device. The technology has been around for some time, mostly utilising vibration or force feedback but both Immersion and Senseg have something new t...[Read More]

Samsung’s Galaxy Beam… projector phone?

Samsung presented the Galaxy Beam handset, which comes complete with a 50-inch projector built in to the unit, at the start of this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC). The Android 2.3 smartphone is, according to Samsung, capable of 720p video recording via its 5-megapixel camera. Samsung’s slightly novel handset is an evolution of the I8520 Galaxy Beam that was released by the company ...[Read More]

Samsung’s Galaxy Beam… projector phone?

Samsung presented the Galaxy Beam handset, which comes complete with a 50-inch projector built in to the unit, at the start of this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC). The Android 2.3 smartphone is, according to Samsung, capable of 720p video recording via its 5-megapixel camera. Samsung’s slightly novel handset is an evolution of the I8520 Galaxy Beam that was released by the company ...[Read More]

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