Archives for June, 2013

iPad Mini accounted for 60 percent of iOS sales during the firstquarter

The market for premium tablets appears to be wearing thin as first quarter data from Gartner reveals that budget slates are becoming more desirable. It’s a trend that is working in favor of Apple’s iPad mini as the device represented 60 percent of iOS sales during the first three months ...

Early build of Intel’s phone UI “Obsidian” shown off invideo

Intel is cooking up its own smartphone overlay for use in upcoming Tizen-based smartphones and possibly Android as well. Codenamed Obsidian, Ars Technica recently got a hold of several early screenshots and videos of the software in action, showing some of its design elements and gesture implementation. Although the report notes ...

Sceptre’s Android-powered Sound Bar 2.1 makes any TV smart

Convergence, the dictionary tells us, is the point where two things combine, so imagine Sceptre's new hardware as the singles bar where speakers and Android first met. The SB301524W Sound Bar 2.1 marries dual front-facing speakers, a 35W subwoofer, 2.4GHz WiFi 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Ice Cream Sandwich to rejuvenate ...

Gmail app for Android returns quick-access delete button following user feedback

Confused by where that delete button went when you updated to the latest version of Android's Gmail app? You weren't the only one. The delete button has now reappeared alongside the archive option for quick access, while the update also improves settings for showing both buttons, accessed through the menu ...

Researchers crack iOS-generated hotspot passwords in 24seconds

If you're an iPhone or iPad owner who uses hotspot mode but never bothered to change the seemingly-random password suggested by iOS, now is definitely a good time. German researchers have discovered (pdf) the passwords iOS issues can be easily predicted, allowing them to be cracked in as little as ...

Sponsored post: Leverage the cloud to “meet” in the document

Summary: How effective are the back-to-back meetings that fill your days? Could you be more successful if you changed your definition of a “successful meeting”? If your job involves technical reviews, the cloud can help you transform “meetings” into document-based conversations that can occur anywhere, anytime. If your company is like many, ...

Grasping for a Vine: Video for Instagram Will Be Sole Reveal at Facebook Event Thursday

Instagram plans to release a video product this Thursday at a press event at Facebook’s headquarters, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter, marking the first time the robust, 100-million user network will stray from being strictly a photo-sharing app and dive head first into the world of moving ...

Wikimedia readies its ‘WYSIWYG’ visual editor for English-language Wikipedia articles starting early July

It’s been a long time coming, but the Wikimedia Foundation is finally on the cusp of rolling out its visual ‘WYSIWYG‘ editor for all Wikipedia users. Back in December, Wikimedia explained why, after all these years, Wikipedia still relies on Wikitext, a markup code that precludes many people from actively contributing ...