Here’s one from a company called SmallWorks. The BrickCase4 retails for US$19.99 (or about RM61.50 at today’s exchange rate) on Amazon.
The BrickCase4 iPhone 4 case is made out of one piece molded ABS plastic, the product page doesn’t say if there’s a soft silicone lining inside the case to protect the glass panels on the iPhone 4 from scratches. We’re guessing it doesn’t, and looking at the design, the BrickCase4 is more of a novelty than a protective case.
Yeah sure it looks cool and yes you can assemble Lego blocks on it but we don’t think its really that practical and comfortable use. But if you’re still interested, hit up the source link for more info.
Scanning barcodes are now done in an instant. You no longer need to manually take a shot as it will immediately recognise the barcode by simply hovering over it. However as usual, most Malaysian products may not return results and this probably work better on international products. Another improvement is Goggles ability to recognise print ads. According to Google, Goggles is now capable of detecting print ads from U.S. magazines and newspaper from August 2010 onwards.
The biggest and most interesting feature for this version however is Goggle’s ability to solve Sudoku puzzles. We don’t play Sudoku but it is understandable how frustrating it is to get stuck and not being about to solve it. The next time you get into such situation, just launch Goggles and take a picture of the whole Sudoku puzzle. To download, search for Goggles in Android Market or at the AppStore.
Check out how Goggles solve Sudoku puzzles after the break
Turns out now you can. Yes has updated their self-care portal to introduce usage tracking and you get a basic overview of what you’ve used your Yes credits for, be it data, SMS or voice calls.
It’s a good start, though we’re perplexed as to why this wasn’t available from the beginning and we suspect it could be related to the back-end system issues that was bugging the telco in its first few weeks after the brand was launch.
What we would like to see is Yes add more detail into the tracking just like you would typically get from a mobile operator such as how much data was downloaded and uploaded, details of individual calls as in to what number the call was made to, the date, time and also the duration of the call. Same goes with SMS where subscribers know when they send and to who the SMS was sent to.
There’s no doubt that Yes will eventually have all these feature online, the question is when?
Have we told you that we were once big fans of Sony Ericsson? From the T68i to the P1i, we’ve always felt that Sony Ericsson phones brought in much gusto into the mobile scene. Then somewhere along the way, Sony Ericsson lost the plot with lackluster products and atrociously laggy software.
And things didn’t get any better when Sony Ericsson adopted Android to run their flagship smart phones. As much as we thought it would put Sony Ericsson back into contention in the smart phone arena, the Android-based Xperia line was too laden with unnecessary fluff in its UI that it did more bad than good for the Sony Ericsson brand name.
2011 and things are looking to turn-around for Japanese-Swede outfit, and the one device that’s leading the charge is the titillating Xperia Arc. Announced at CES last week, not much detail was revealed about the Xperia Arc, up till now.
The official Sony Ericsson Product Blog has posted additional information on the Xperia Arc replete with a short video overview of the UI. Though it’s good to know that there are welcomed improvements coming with the Xperia Arc, like the dual-mic for active noise cancellation the exclusion of a forward-facing camera is perplexing. Also, the UI skin is still looking rather laggy albeit much less than previous incarnations in the earlier Xperias (caveat: the firmware version that is installed in the Xperia Arc in the video is still considered as unfinished).
Full list of details and video waiting for you after the jump.