The hand held devices market is more competitive than ever before. There are all sorts of launches on a regular basis and old and new companies seem to be in a constant tussle for supremacy. Now with news of Apple’s iPad Mini, the waters are getting even choppier.
Both Microsoft and Google were hoping for a 29th of November launch of its new range of products. Hurricane Sandy was an event no one in Google must have expected and the company had to scrap its New York event. That has not stopped the company from unveiling a whole new range of goodies.
Thanks to a new partnership, the Windows 8 PCs and tablets that use AMD’s processors will be able to run Android Apps.
Microsoft’s app store, the Windows Store, in the current situation only has about 2,000 apps for the new interface in Windows 8, previously known as Metro UI. This figure is low compared to the range of devices such Apple’s App store with 700,000 apps for iOS and Google Play with 675,000 apps for Android. (more…)
“It was an interesting test, but it turns out the App Store was just fine for getting the new OS.” – Apple
So there you have it, apple will stop shipping their OS on a usb drive with their mac books. Not a huge loss to some but still its sad to see it go. I guess it just cost to much for them to ship a usb drive with every unit..
And if you dont have internet to download the os from.. face it its time you got some internet.
Last week we brought you news of the release of the long-awaited jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Now it looks like jailbreak developers have wasted no time in preparing some amazing tweaks for the iPhone 4S’s most notable feature: Siri. A tweak has appeared in the Cydia app store that turns Siri into a translator.
Lingual is a free tweak that allows users to say an English phrase to Siri and have it translated into whatever language they choose. At present Lingual supports more than 30 languages, including French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Vietnamese, Ukranian, Estonian, and more. Lingual requires that the AssistantExtension tweak already be installed.
Its not perfect but its getting there!