Nokia saw the need for an optimal optical option in the smartphone market and decided to take apart each step of the picture process for a mobile device. It had the optics; all the optics. But while you can have a nice glass and rack some cool bokeh, it means nothing without translation, without the camera app.
The Lumia Camera app, now known as Windows Camera, was the ace in Nokia’s second sleeve with some versatile lightroom techniques and creative after effects. But while there was major emphasis on stills, the video suite was shorter-stacked in features.
As rumors come and go about Apple’s plans for the future of OS X, it’s clear that the company has done a lot of progress in trying to merge both platforms as much as it can. We’ve even seen the OS X and iOS teams merge together recently in order to reach this goal, and today’s earlier leaks even show iOS 8 might include Preview and TextEdit apps as part of the update. We were all left with some confusion over why these apps are making it to the mobile platform, but new developments start giving some sense to the strategy.
As it turns out Apple is planning [...]
As we reported yesterday, the rumors of what to expect for iOS 8 are already strong. We’ve already heard that Apple will be focusing heavily on improving the experience of Maps for its new mobile operating system, and we even heard that iTunes Radio is also getting some usability tweaks as well. Today we get more leaks that we’re still trying to believe, but that hint to the evolution of iOS into additional areas like fitness.
Today we get the first screenshots of what to expect for iOS 8. These hint to Apple bringing us a new service called Health Book, which looks [...]
Apple’s recent release of iOS 5.1 is anything but surprising. It took very little spotlight at Tim Cook’s recent Keynote, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. The update has a full list of the updates that current customers are looking for, like improved performance in battery life for the iPhone 4S and the ability to delete unwanted images from Photo Stream. Obviously, if you’re enjoying all the benefits behind a Jailbreak, upgrading to iOS 5.1 can prove to threaten your freedom. If you’re asking yourself if this update is worth your time and [...]
This week’s Xbox LIVE game comes out tomorrow, and again we’ve got an early preview for you. Kinectimals for Windows Phone is a portable version of the innovative Kinectimals game for Xbox 360 with Kinect. You can choose a virtual pet from a number of wild animal cubs, name it, train it, and take care of it. As you teach it tricks, you’ll get points and money that you can use to buy food, beverages, collars, toys and other items for your pet. Sometimes it will ask you for food, sometimes it will get a ball or jump-rope and want to play, and sometimes it will get [...]
Tomorrow’s new Xbox LIVE game for Windows Phone is called “Bug Village”. It’s a free game and there are no advertisements, but there’s still a catch. First off let me tell you about the game. The object is to attract ants and bees to your village by building houses for them, feeding them, and giving them things to do. On one side of the river is your village, while on the other side is your garden area where you can place piles for the ants to collect, and food for them to eat. Sometimes a stinky bug will show up that you’ll want to get rid of, [...]
This week’s “Must Have Game” for Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone is Bullet Asylum. It comes out February 8th for $2.99 in the Windows Phone Marketplace, so be sure to check it out then. Of course a free trial will be available, but in the meantime, check out our video preview below. The game’s graphic style is similar to that of “Our Manic Game” and “Orbital”… all of the elements seem to be made of colored light beams. It’s a very futuristic Tron-like effect. The game also has a great soundtrack and if you go into the sound [...]
This week’s new Xbox LIVE game is Splinter Cell: Conviction. This one was announced long long ago in 2011, but it’s finally becoming available tomorrow on February 22nd. This isn’t your average casual pick-up-and-play-whenever game that many are used to for smartphone games. This is a real shooter with lots of controls and buttons to learn. You’ve got a virtual joystick on the left to control the direction in which your character will walk or run, then you’ve got buttons on the right for doing all sorts of actions including shooting, sniper mode, [...]
We first saw “Chickens Can’t Fly” at Comic-Con New York last year and it looked entertaining. This week it will finally be available on February 15th for $2.99 in the Windows Phone Marketplace and in addition to the humorous cartoon-style game play, it has a few other special features. This is the first Xbox LIVE Windows Phone game to support live tiles and multiple live tiles. If you pin the game to your start screen it will occasionally flip over to show your current progress. You can also pin different laboratories to your start screen for quick access to [...]