Damn! I feel old. AT&T has confirmed that it has shut down 2G services in the US. So if you live there and your phone only makes GSM calls and uses EDGE for data – like the Original iPhone (AKA iPhone 2G), you’re stuck with only WiFi as the only option. The move won’t hurt very many people (even basic phones have been using 3G for years), but it’s hard not to shed a little tear for a technology that had been around for so long – especially as it’ll soon also be leaving networks elsewhere in the world too.
Samsung’s mythical foldable smartphone might actually see the light of day, according to a report from the Korea Herald.
The Herald’s source claims that the long-rumoured flexible smartphone will be launched in Q3 this year, after three years of development.
Long time no post, but this is way too good for a Mac lover like me to pass up on. All the sounds of Windows XP put together to form a Waltz performed by Rainer Hersche and his orchestra.
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The latest iteration of iPhones have introduced some exciting new features, but they come at a cost if you opt for the unbelievably still available 16GB model. With 10GB of actual available storage if you’re lucky, the new features will undoubtedly fill it up quickly. But if it’s all you can afford or care to spend on the new model, there is still hope.
According to 9to5Mac, Apple plans to unveil the iPad Pro at next week’s iPhone event.
The idea of an iPad Pro has been bandied around for a few months now and was even satired by not Jony Ive (@JonyIveParody) on Twitter:
We’ve already released an “iPad Pro.” It’s called the fucking MacBook. pic.twitter.com/D8HZBU2f2X
— not Jony Ive (@JonyIveParody) August 19, 2015
The new Moto 360 comes in three flavours:
- A men’s version in two sizes
- A women’s version
- A dedicated sport version, complete with on-board GPS and outdoor-readable display.
Motorola is now calling its smartwatch offerings a “collection” – treating the range as more of a fashion line. Like the first Moto 360, buyers will be able to customize the appearance and finishes of their watches, and this year Motorola says it has over 300 possible combinations of looks with bands, colors, bezels, and sizes all in the mix.
Earlier this year, Virgin Media pledged to rapidly expand its cable broadband across the UK. Dubbed “Project Lightning,” its aim is to offer speedy 152Mbps internet to an extra 4 million homes over the next five years. The company kicked off the project in Manchester, and today it’s announcing the next city on its hit list: Nottingham.
I think it’s pretty safe to say now that almost everyone with an internet connection knows that Google has a new logo. A few weeks after the company announced a huge restructuring effort that will split the search, advertising and internet giant into several different organizations, the new Google is showing off a new identity. The iconic four colors and “Google” over a white background remains unchanged, but the font is significantly different, removing the serifs that have been part of the letters for years. All in all, it’s a flatter, slightly more modern design It is also one that evokes the company’s new Alphabet logo.
Personally, I like it.
Beginning today, a select set of Android Wear smartwatches (and all future watches) will work with the iPhone. The app should be rolling out worldwide soon. It’s been a long time coming — and it means that Google will be challenging the Apple Watch on its home turf. Those Android Wear watches will be both cheaper and more varied than the Apple Watch.
There have long been rumours of a Blackberry device being developed which runs on Android. The lack of evidence however has always been the main argument against this. Vietnamese resident Ba Minh Duc now claims to have photos of the slider-phone in action, complete with its hideaway QWERTY keyboard, 18-megapixel camera and curvy screen.