The new ultra-thin MacBook Air with Retina display is said to be getting its official launch on the first quarter of 2015 if rumors prove right.
Apple's new MacBook Air with new Retina display features and a 12-inch screen design is set to be released to the public anytime between February to April, reports say. Speculations abound over the new MacBook's specs and features, as well as its price point and availability in the market.
Images of the new ultra-thin Retina MacBook Air have surfaced online, accompanied by concept illustrations provided by tech artists predicting what the product may look like when it finally sees the light of day. more >>
Within the past six months, the mobile phone operating system battle seems to have come to a head with the release of Apple's iOS 8 and Android's 5.0 Lollipop. A report on Mashable on how both operating systems fare when compared with each other says that "iOS 8 has as many features as Android" while on the design side, which was historically Apple's edge, the Android 5.0 Lollipop "has an almost iOS-level of fit polish and finish."
In terms of features, the report says that both systems are at par with each other. In iOS 8, the issues of apps being about to relate with each other easily, having a system for widgets and allowing third-party keyboards were addressed. These features were unmistakably present in Android systems way before.
For Android 5.0 Lollipop, it said that "it has adopted similar User Interface paradigms and iOS's better notification system." The report also noted that this occurrence of "lifting features from one another" is "a good thing" especially for consumers. more >>
Japanese game developer Nintendo startedthe release of their new games for 2015 with the launch of "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3DS" last Feb. 13 and a new "Kirby and the Rainbow Curse" on February 20. A Huffington Post report called the new games' looks "totally trippy," as they do not look anything like Nintento's traditional graphics.
The report describes the games as looking more "like 'Pan's Labyrinth' and 'Wallace and Gromit.'" It also said that this recent change may be because of Nintendo's reported decrease of 11.3 percent in sales last year, prompting the company to look for new ways to attract new customers and boost sales.
"The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask" was released together with the New Nintendo 3DS XL System, but will also work with older 3DS systems. This game is a remake of one of Nintendo's oldest and most popular franchises. more >>
Glu Mobile signed an exclusive five-year agreement with Grammy-award winning singer Katy Perryearlier this month to develop a mobile game featuring the singer's "likeness, voice, and personality," according to reports. This is going to be Glu Mobile's second celebrity-based game, following the very popular and widely downloaded "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" which was released summer of 2014.
The New York Post describes the new game as one that "will introduce players to a digital playground of global success and talent." The first game is targeted for a late fall release and will be made for both iOS and Android devices.
Katy Perry has an estimated following of over 170 million on various social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, according to Glu. This trumps Kim Kardashian's fan base estimated at about 78 million. It was this same fan base that spent $73.4 million on the Kardashian game from its launch in June 2014 until the end of 2014. more >>
Samsung's newest phone, the Galaxy S6, will be unveiled during a media event on March 1 in Barcelona. Last Feb. 2, 2015, Samsung sent out invitations to media to what they called "Samsung Galaxy Unpacked" event.
The media event will be held before the start of the Mobile World Congress slated from March 2 to 5, 2015, also in Barcelona. In 2014, the company also unveiled the Galaxy S5 during an Unpacked event prior to that year's Mobile World Congress.
Based on the image used in the invite, which was also posted on Twitter, the new Samsung Galaxy S6 is rumoured to feature a curved edge, much like what it had on the previously released Galaxy Note Edge. more >>
New updates came through for the anticipated expansion pack for the recently-released simulation video game from Electronic Arts, The Sims 4.
Called "Get to Work," the upcoming DLC is now reportedly confirmed to roll out starting April 2015 for the North American market.
The Sims dedicated update website TS4News.com said that the title will give players an "entirely new way to play" the Sims 4. more >>