In the market for wearables, there's no doubt that Samsung is currently the leader with their line of Gear smartwatches with their latest addition, the Gear S, scheduled for an October release. However, they might find themselves facing against upcoming opposition in the form of the Motorola Moto 360 and the Apple Watch.
The Moto 360 is clearly a different class in its own right with its round-face type design and standalone functionability. With the Gear S's square-type face design, it is clearly more suited to face off against the Apple Watch add in the two companies' long standing rivalry in the electronic device market.
The Samsung smartwatch's design is going to be similar to its other entrants with a curved Super AMOLED display. However, at 2.0-inches the Gear S is going to be the biggest of its line. The display has a 480 x 360 display resolution. more >>
Rumors that Apple has been working on a thinner Macbook started circulating last year, and now, there are speculations that the new Macbook Air will be released in an Apple event this month, specifically on Oct. 16. This is also the date when the Cupertino company will reportedly announce the iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and the new OS X Yosemite.
The new laptop, also dubbed as the Macbook Air Retina, is said to include a 12-inch Retina display and will come in gold, silver and space grey finishes.
Jack Marsh, a 16-year old blogger who appears to have a reliable source with information on the new Macbook Air, claims that his source told him that the new design is so slim that Apple had to switch to a reversible USB Type C connector, which is a lot smaller than the USB 3. more >>
It's only been six months since the release of the Sony Xperia Z2 and the company has already released a successor to the already successful phone, the Z3. While it's not really an upgrade to the Xperia Z2, it does slightly improve on some of the already good points of the Z2.
The Xperia Z3 was released alongside its tablet and mini-phone family members, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and the Xperia Z3 Compact. It comes in four colors, white, black, copper gold, and silver green, has a slightly smaller profile, an improved camera, and a Sony PS4 Remote Play compatibility.
Even while being an improvement, Xperia Z2 users find little reason to make the switch except for the PS4 Remote Play compatibility, which the Z2 doesn't have. This would be a little troubling considering that Sony might release a Z4 in the next six months, leaving the Z3 with the impression of being outdated. more >>
The iOS 8 was unveiled during an Apple Press Conference early September this year and came out in tandem with the new iPhone 6. While expectations for the iOS 8 aren't as extravagant as the iPhone 6's, people still hoped that the new version of the operating system wouldn't just be a visual update like the iOS 7.
It wasn't fortunately and alongside an iOS 7 interface redesign, the iOS 8 came with new features as well as upgrades of already existing ones. First and foremost, the update is free and can be installed on any Apple device newer than the iPhone 4.
Essentially, the iOS 8 is available for the iPhone 4S and later, the iPad 2 and above, the iPad Mini and iPad Mini 2, and the iPod Touch 5th Generation. more >>
Google's next mobile operating system, Android L, is expected to be released sometime this October. Recently though, it looks like Google has released a 64-bit Android L developer preview emulator image. Strangely, the emulator is a 64-bit image for 64-bit Intel chips and not ARMv8. It's strange since developers have no tools to create 64-bit ARMv8 apps despite Nvidia's upcoming 64-bit Tegra K1.
The release of the developer preview, however, only means that the actual operating system might just be around the corner. Apparently, Google is planning a launch event this Oct. 15 for the announcements of the Android L, the Nexus 9 tablet, Android Wear 2.0, and Android TV.
Android L – or Android 5.0 – was first first unveiled during Google's I/O Conference June earlier this year. During that time, Google's Sundar Pichai said that Android L would be supporting 64-bit CPU architectures. more >>
There is good news for Pokemon fans: the release of the demo version for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire will be available for download this coming Oct. 15 at the Nintendo eShop, according to reports.
A unique code will be distributed on various gaming events that will take place in the coming week, Christian Today reported. For those who can't make it in attendance, the codes will be printed in gaming magazines.
In Japan, the DL code will be published in the November issue of the CoroCoro magazine. For those who will miss it, new set of codes will be published in the December issue of Chao magazine. more >>