We talk about CES 2013 highlights, including the 4K TV from Samsung, the Razer Edge and Nvidia Shield Gaming tablets, is Apple making a low cost iPhone, Amazon AutoRip, billions of Earth size planets in the galaxy and more.
Microsoft has announced details on Windows Phone 8 at the Windows Phone Developer Summit, which arrives this fall with development tools coming over the summer. The new platform is to support more than just dual-core processors, it will support as many as 64 cores if such devices come to exist over the span of the platform's life. The past 800x480 display barrier is broken, now offering 1280 x 720 or 1280 x 768. There are also new abilities such as NFC for tags and payments and the support for SD cards.
At the WWDC conference Apple made some announcements related to iOS 6.0. Apple has stated there will 200 changes in store for iOS 6. Among the big changes include the new 3D maps, FaceTime over cellular and Mail enhancements. The developer beta of iOS 6 will be immediately available to download with the final release coming in the fall, most likely at the same time as the iPhone 5. The iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S along with iPad 2/3 and iPod Touch (4th gen and later) will be able to use the upgrade.
Tech-Stew Podcast E17: Your Screen is Leaking was recorded on Saturday June 9th, 2012.
Facebook's App Center launches, iOS 6 confirmed, Microsoft SmartGlass, touchscreen tacticle keyboards, Windows 8 Release Preview details, a new treament for prostate cancer and more.
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Are you frustrated with sending messages from your smartphone because you mistype on the cumbersome onscreen keyboard? Those days could be a thing of the past thanks to Tactus Technology, who has demonstrated a technology that allows for a tactile keyboard that appears and disappears on the screen like magic.
Cricket Wireless, a subsidiary of Leap, has announced the availability of the iPhone 4 and 4S on their network, available June 22nd. The 16GB 4S will cost you $500 in coin, while an 8GB 4 will set you back $400. Both versions are available with Cricket's $55 "unlimited" everything plan. This includes talk, text, and data, but of course with a catch based on their fair use policy, which is 2.3GB of data. Yet another "false advertisement" of the promise of unlimited, as we have discussed on the site and in our podcasts.
Cricket is not the smallest of all carriers that support the iPhone, as C-Spire is another example. Cricket is the first completely prepaid carrier to sell the iPhone, this the biggest difference.
If you don't want to be stuck in a contract or have usage-based fees, then head over to Cricket and find out more information by clicking the source link.
Thursday Facebook launched a photo-sharing app called Facebook Camera, that looks to make it simpler for user's of the social network to upload and browse photos on smartphones.
This news comes weeks after Facebook spent $1 billion on the purchase of a similar app called Instagram. It has also only been days since the company has gone public and received a mediocre response on Wall Street.
The wait is over the official Skype 1.0 for Windows Phone has arrived and can be downloaded via the Windows Phone Marketplace, fulfilling Microsoft's statement at the Mobile World Congress that it would be arriving in April. You can opt to retrieve the app straight from your phone itself, but it can take up to two days for Skype for Windows Phone to propagate in all local Windows Phone Marketplaces.