Tuesday, 14 May 2013

In Other News: 14/05/2013.

  • The guys at T3 have suggested that the Blackberry Playbook may not get BB10 after all with Thorsten Heins saying that:
    "We’ve talked about PlayBook numerous times now, the pure hardware play is not really making a lot of sense, now I have to think of BlackBerry 10 as a platform not just as a product... So going forward we will focus on that future view of tablet (whatever that constitutes) I want to focus on the future, and that’s where I’m going to spend our R&D money money on."
    Sorry Playbook customers, there's nothing confirmed, but that update you were promised might not happen!
  • Apple are in the process of adding the Samsung Galaxy S4 to their patent infringement claims against Samsung!
    Foss Patents via PhoneArena.
  • Firefox 21 has been released for desktop, an update which builds on the social features of the browser. Facebook integration is bettered and is now joined by features from Cliqz, Mixi and a msnNOW. Do Not Track settings are now improved and there's a new thing called Firefox Health Report, which tracks crashes and recommends performance enhancing changes. Firefox for Android also got updated bringing with it open source fonts, better HTML5 support, an improved UI and more media management abilities.
    Via Engadget.
  • The Surface RT is getting an update which helps boost the speaker volume on the tablet, while the Pro Surface has Wifi stability and other fixes on the way!
    Via TheVerge.
  • If you want to watch Google's Keynote from I/O tomorrow then you can catch it here!
  • Pintrest has... Social sharing service Pinterest has updated its mobile app with a few new features this afternoon. The new Pinterest version 1.5 lets you send a pin to a friend, mention friends in comments (like many social networks) and receive push notifications when someone likes, comments on repins your items -- a feature added to the web-based Pinterest a few weeks back. In-app searching has also been improved with search term suggestion. You can grab the latest version of Pinterest from the Google Play link above. Alternatively, hit the Play Store app to get updated if you've already installed an earlier version. Pinterest has also been updated to version 2.4 on iOS devices.
    Via AndroidCentral.
  • The white Nexus 4 has turned up on video! The guys over at TechView somehow got their hands on it and you can see it being fondled in the video below!
    TechView Via AndroidGuys.


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