Thursday, 9 May 2013

In Other News: 09/05/2013.

  • Acer are a bit more happy with the changes which Microsoft is readying for the next version of Windows 8 because the whole world isn't quite ready for touch and apparently now Microsoft have realised that!
    Via TheVerge.
  • BT and their new sports packages will be coming free to BT Broadband customers in the future! There will be a few hurdles to jump through, but that is an insane deal! Sky customers will have to pay either £12 or £15 to add it to their Sky subscription per month, depending on whether they want standard or high definition on their pictures! For full details check out PocketLint here
  • The Nokia Lumia 900 on AT&T is finally receiving the update to Windows Phone 7.8!
    Via IntoMobile.
  • Apex Launcher 2.0 has hit Google Play and the update involves, amongst other things, a new feature which lets you know how many notifications there are for each app on the shortcut to the app, in much the same way as iOS tackles the problem.
    Via AndroidPolice.
  • Facebook Home has finally hit the one million downloads mark on the Play Store!
    Via IntoMobile.
  • ITV have updated their Android app for their online catch up service. The update however, is an exclusive to a plethora of Samsung devices, but apparently the APK will work on any hardware from a Sony Xperia X10 through to a HTC One if the reports on our Twitter feed are to be believed!
    Via Eurodroid.
  • Rovio have updated their Bad Piggies app with a tonne of new levels, 120 to be exact and there's a few new gadget to power your concoctions!
    Via AndroidCommunity.
And finally, according to the guys over at Engadget the Wii U will have a fair amount of restrictions  in the games it can play in the future because EA's Frostbite 3 engine apparently doesn't play nice. That rules out the next instalment of Battlefield, Star Wars and Mass Effect as well as this seasons Madden. Maybe that's why we've been seeing price drops left, right and centre!


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