Verizon already has the largest LTE network in the United States, but it recently launched coverage for six new markets: Durango, Colorado; Corbin and Madisonville KY; Adrian and Mount Pleasant, Michigan; and Marietta, Ohio. (more…)
While Apple is hard at work trying to push the retina display to more Mac models, Samsung is pushing a panel that trumps what Apple offers. The 13.3-inch QHD 3200 x 1800 panel with 276 pixels-per-inch (PPI) is going to be available on a range of high-end notebooks this year, likely alongside Intel’s latest Haswell CPU refresh.
Apple shipped the Retina MacBook Pro at last year’s WWDC. Since then, a similar display has made its way to the 13″ MacBook Pro. Rumors point towards more Mac models receiving the retina treatment at WWDC 2013, which is less than a month away. However, Samsung (among others) is busy trying to push the high-resolution display towards the mainstream. Will Apple do the same?
Consumer Reports has ranked the new Samsung Galaxy S4 as its top-rated smartphone, dethroning the LG Optimus G handset. Its rankings are determined by several critical areas of testing, including the camera. In particular, the report praises the Galaxy S4′s screen:
The S4 has an excellent 5-inch, high-definition (1080p) touch-screen display, as well as oodles of gesture- and sensor-based tools for accessing and sharing content you create and capture on your phone. The display is sensitive enough to use with gloves on—handy during cold weather.
Multitasking is another strong point for the Galaxy S4:
A true multi-tasker, the S4 lets you run two apps simultaneously in a split-screen view. For instance, you can watch a video while checking e-mail, or you can use Google Maps and Messaging simultaneously. We did find that battery life and voice quality varied slightly between cell carriers, as with the LG Optimus G.
At last, AT&T will be permitting access to pre-loaded video apps, including FaceTime and Google Hangouts, to all of its customers with any data plan whatsoever. AT&T issued a statement this afternoon to address the change, as reported by TechCrunch.
“Throughout the second half of this year, we plan to enable pre-loaded video chat apps over cellular for all our customers, regardless of data plan or device; that work is expected to be complete by yearend,” AT&T states. “Today, all of our customers can use any mobile video chat app that they download from the Internet, such as Skype.”
The next generation of console gaming is upon us. Nintendo entered the market first with its Wii U console, Microsoft is announcing the next-generation Xbox tomorrow and Sony announced its upcoming PlayStation 4 console back in February. One minor inconvenience: Sony still hasn’t shown off what the latest PlayStation looks like, now three months later.
Nevertheless, anxious gamers can finally get a sneak peek at the hotly-anticipated console. Sony has posted a new teaser video for the PlayStation 4 on its YouTube channel, although in extremely blurry fashion. Don’t expect to see much, asides from a few close-up elements that are rather difficult to interpret. Can you make out anything in particular?
The rumor mill has ramped up quickly to start the week, with three new reports on the table relating to Apple products. The first comes from hit-and-miss Taiwanese publication DigiTimes, which claims that fifth-generation iPad production will begin in July as monthly shipments reach 2 – 3 million by September.
The tablet will reportedly have the same 2,048 x 1536 pixels Retina display, although the display glass will be thinner at 0.2mm versus 0.25mm for the fourth-generation iPad. The next-generation iPad will have a narrow bezel, akin to the smaller iPad mini. But that’s not all. (more…)
Last week we created a thread asking you to post your best iOS theme setup for a chance to win the V-MODA Remix Remote Headphones shown above. All entries have now been received and it’s time to vote. Head over to the voting thread for this competition and vote on who you think posted the best iOS theme setup. It’s up to you to decide which user will get these headphones–a retail value of $79.
Whether or not an iPad can–or should–replace a good ol’ laptop has long been debated across the internet. But what about Android tablets? Is there anything about having Android that makes ditching your laptop any more compelling?
iFans forum member Yamada has created a thread asking exactly this and the answers have overwhelmingly been “no.” What do you think? Do Android tablets such as the Nexus 10 bring enough productivity capabilities to make it a possibility? Do you have an Android tablet that does everything you need? Sound off in the comments.
Photo Stream is a pretty big feature apart of Apple’s iCloud. Assuming you have the service turned on, every single photo you take with an iOS device paired with your Apple account is sent to the cloud. This, of course, makes sharing and moving photos between your devices a breeze. But how big is this service, exactly? The latest Sandvine report tells us that ”Apple Photostream” accounts for 1.34% of all North American upload traffic. (more…)