Wednesday 27 February 2013

In Other News: 27/02/2013.

  • Nokia have launched a new feature for their Windows Phone device, Nokia NFC! The new app allows you to read or write any standard NFC tag and what you write can be read by anyone, irrespective of their operating system. On top of that there's Foursquare, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ support and you can do various things with each of these accounts! You can download the app here!
    Via WPCentral.
  • Dropbox have said that they handle more than a billion uploads per day from their 100 million users!
    Via CNet.
  • Samsung have launched their new wallet app which is in effect an Android version of Apple's Passbook. Take a look here for all the details!
  • Adobe have announced Photoshop Touch for phones. We already have the tablet version which has been available for $9.99 for a while, but there is now a cheaper $4.99 option for your phone. The app supposedly has an “almost identical set of features [as] the tablet app, in an experience designed for smaller screens.” That means you can use layers, advanced selection tools, adjustments and filters.

    Any purchase of the app will also come with 2GB of free Adobe Creative Cloud storage to save your work to. The only limitations are that it requires Android 4.0 ICS or better! You can get the app here!
    Via AndroidCommunity.
  • Ubuntu's owner Canonical are rolling out daily builds of their Ubuntu mobile OS on a variety of devices! Devs are currently busy working on Galaxy S III, HTC One X and Galaxy Nexus builds, but development for tablets is happening simultaneously on the Transformer Pad Infinity, Galaxy Tab 2 and Kindle Fire HD!
    Via Engadget.
  • Apple's will be forced to pay VirnetX $368 million after the former's request for a reconsideration of a ruling which said Apple's Facetime infringed on some of VirnetX's intellectual property. , said a federal court has upheld a ruling against Apple Inc in a patent infringement lawsuit and denied the iPhone maker's motion to reduce the $368 million in damages. The two companies have been given 45 days to come to a licensing agreement too as VirnetX's request for a permanent injunction was rejected.
    Via Reuters.
  • EE have announced that their 4G LTE is now live in: Barnsley, Chorley, Coventry, Newport, Preston, Rotherham, Telford, Walsall, and Watford!
    Via Slashgear.
  • Reuters have speculated that if Microsoft released Office for iPad they could earn as much as $2.5billion from it per year! Naturally it removes some of the appeal of Windows based tablets, but that is a heck of a lot of money!
  • Spotify for iOS has been given a huge overhaul! Grab the update while it's hot or download the app here!


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