Tuesday, 30 April 2013

In Other News: 30/04/2013.

  • Those of you out there with a Windows Phone might want to try the new Facebook for Windows Phone beta which is currently being developed by Microsoft! The new app will contain a whole ream of fixes and new features and notable ones include support for high-resolution photos, improved post sharing and there's finally Timeline support! You can check out the app here, but remember it may well crash!
    Via Slashgear.
  • Acer's Iconia A1 tablet had shown up with a full spec list which includes a quad-core Mediatek processor, Android 4.2, 1GB of RAM, 8 or 16GB of internal storage and a 3250mAh battery. The whole thing is set to cost 169 Euros, which is amazing value for money for an 8" tablet with a screen comparable to the iPad Mini's! There's nothing official yet, but you can check out the full spec list at the sourcelink below!
    Via PhoneArena.
  • Hulu has gone on the record saying that they've doubled their subscriber base in the last year and there is now 4 million customers on their books!
    Via Engadget.
  • Barnes and Noble are running a promoting in the UK which has meant that there's been widespread price drops for all of their products in the UK! Their basic Nook Simple Touch eReader is now £29, while the Simply Touch GlowLight is £69 and their tablets, their Nook HD and HD+ have been cut to £129 and £159 respectively. We're not sure if this is a firesale or whether they're just trying to get people's attention! Either way it worked!
    Via Modaco.
  • Microsoft has today released a preview of Video Messaging for Skype on Windows! An update to Windows 7 and Windows 8 versions of the programme will arrive in time and they'll have the feature which mobile apps have had for some time! Don't forget there's a subscription after you've used your 20 free messages!
    Via TheVerge
  • Microsoft have also started the retirement of Windows Live Messenger today with the latest versions of the programme being removed from download centres today! Obviously Microsoft wants to push users over to Skype!
    Via Softpedia.
  • Twitter has today opened up their ads to any company in the US to advertise! You can buy your ad spot here!
    Via TechCrunch.
  • OUYA have announced that Soul Fjord will be coming to the console as an exclusive! The game is made by the creator of Portal and mixes Norse mythology and Funk! It sounds cool, check it out in the video below and we hope this will be a great addition to the platform.
    Via TheVerge.

  • Best Buy has confirmed that they are delayed pre-orders of Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4's by two weeks!
    Via AndroidGuys.
  • That's whilst AT&T's version of the phone, which is available, has been found to have a locked bootloader!
    Via Phandroid.
  • Lenovo has announced a new Windows 8-based ThinkPad called the S431! You can check out full details on Lenovo's site here!
    Via Twitter.
  • One of HTC's employees has apologised for the HTC Thunderbolt! Check out the source link below for the full details on what he said!
    Via AndroidCommunity.
And finally, it seems as though Twitter is going to be landing on Google Glass pretty soon! Check out this tweet below!
Via Engadget.


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