Although it might pain some Apple fanboys, a clever new theme for jailbroken iPhones shows what would happen if the Metro design of the upcoming Windows 8 operating system landed on the iPhone. Jailbreaking your iPhone opens the door to loading unapproved applications, crazy themes, and using the phone on other carriers. The “Metroon” theme […] http://goo.gl/jIPyG
China is officially the world’s largest smartphone market according to data released by Needham & Company, the country has jumped 164 percent to 33.1 million smartphones sold in the past quarter. The United States sold 25 million units in the same time period, falling behind China in the smartphone market. As AppleInsider notes, Needham & Company […] http://goo.gl/5vGZ7
Samsung Electronics Friday announced record quarterly profits of $5.9 billion for the April-June period, the figure largely fueled by rapid sales of the Galaxy series of smartphones. “Our smartphones are flying off the shelves,” one unnamed company executive told Reuters. With 380 phones sold per minute, Samsung’s mobile unit profit is expected to more than […] http://goo.gl/o6yVm
In preparation for a July 30 patent-infringement showdown in a U.S. courtroom, Apple and Samsung are shedding legal charges against one another like a bride-to-be drops pounds ahead of a wedding. U.S. District Court Lucy Koh is calling on both companies to narrow their cases from the huge amount of claims available. “She wants to […] http://goo.gl/neSuH
South Korea’s Samsung Sunday appealed Friday’s preliminary injunction against sales of the Android-based Galaxy Nexus. In papers filed with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Samsung lawyers argue that the judge had “legally insufficient evidence” that Apple would be irreparably harmed. Samsung also attempted to move the legal goal posts […] http://goo.gl/fHHTI
It’s hard to believe that it’s only been five years since the iPhone first launched on June 29, 2007. Looking back at it now, it’s striking just how much Apple gave us a glimpse at the future — one with touchscreen smartphones just about everywhere, location services at our fingertips, and all of our media […] http://goo.gl/fecRe
Apple is losing its head of hardware engineering Bob Mansfield to retirement this year, one of the leads behind the Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Mansfield is the first executive to leave since Apple chief executive Tim Cook took the reigns from the late Steve Jobs. He came to Apple after the company bought his then-employer […] http://goo.gl/oOKRN
When Samsung introduced S-Voice on its Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone, it was clear that it was ripping off Siri, the Apple iPhone 4S’ voice assistant. There’s clearly room in the world for more than one, but how do the two voice assistants stack up when it comes to accuracy and response times? Siri is […] http://goo.gl/HYpco
Temple Run Brave
_Brave,_ Pixar’s newest film, officially hits theaters on June 22, but the mobile game for the movie became available this week. Based on popular endless-runner game _Temple Run_, _Temple Run Brave_ is a new take on the game, where you play the part of Merida, the lead character in the film.
Available for iOS and Android, gameplay involves running through environments that resemble the Scotish landscape from the film and collecting coins. The game also has an archery element – a huge part of the movie itself – where you can tap targets along your journey to earn extra points.
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Keeping babies and toddlers safe is a top priority for driving parents. TOMY International is unveiling a new car seat that will send cellphone alerts when the car seat is installed improperly, if the child becomes unbuckled and when a child is accidentally left behind.
The smartphone-connected car seat is called The First Years Convertible Car Seat with iAlert. It’s designed to help parents avoid auto-related disasters that claim the lives of thousands of children every year.
From within the downloadable app, parents can see if the car seat is placed at optimal angles. A “check seatbelt” warning will flash if a child is unbuckled while the car…
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