So the story goes something like this: Man bought iPad 2, goes home happy but was promptly sent back to the store where he bought it because his wife said he couldn’t have one. Upon returning the device, said man noted in his reason for returning the device as “wife said no”.
The unusual note was passed up the rank and got the attention of two Apple VPs who made the call to give the man an iPad 2 which was delivered to the man complete with a note that says “Apple said yes”.
Not sure about the legitimacy of this story but its fun to share, and if it is in deed true, goes to show Apple does have sense of humour.
“Is this just some sort of game to you?”
Obviously a spoof but still pretty funny to watch though not as funny as this one we think.
Now, how many of you would watch a real Angry Birds movie?
Browsing full websites on mobile devices can be a pain and that’s where Opera reigns supreme as a mobile web browser. Available across multiple platforms including entry level java supported devices, Opera does a nifty job in rendering full websites for small screen and compressing them small enough for speedy and cheaper usage.
This week they have released new versions of the browsers, Opera Mini 6 and Opera Mobile 11 that comes with several new features. The first noticeable difference is opening new tabs is done in the background without interrupting the page you’re viewing. Of course, this is subject to one’s preferences.
Scrolling through pages is noticably smoother than the previous version. Another neat trick is if you wanted to scroll all the way to the top or the bottom, just make a big swipe towards the direction you want and hit the big arrow button when it appears. The new release also comes with a prominent Share button which in the Android version shares the URL across your sharable apps like Facebook, Twitter, Email, SMS and etc.
For those who still doesn’t know the difference between Mini and Mobile, Opera Mini is a compact browser which renders web pages on Opera’s compression servers before loading up on your phone. This is perfect for prepaid users that are cost conscious as web pages are compressed small enough for small screen viewing. Opera Mobile however is a full fledged browser which renders on your device, but if you need compression it is also readily available by enabling Opera Turbo under settings.
If you’re a DiGi customer, they are doing a special promo for Opera Mini where downloads at m.opera.com is free of charge. You’ll also stand a chance to grab 1MB free Data for prepaid customers and win a HTC Mozart for sharing. More details on the DiGi Opera Mini offer here.
Check out the demo video after the break.
Here’s a video that demonstrates the flexibility of the iPad 2 glass and its predecessor. It was tested by suspending the glass at 1 and 2 inches from the table and pressured in the middle. Surprisingly the new iPad 2 glass is more flexible and less destructible than the original. So tough in fact that you’ll need brute folding force of both hands to crack the glass.
Check out the video after the jump.
Sony Ericsson which was previously plagued by legacy Android versions is turning for the better. For 2011, we’ve seen the new range of Xperia arc, Xperia Play, Xperia Pro and Xperia Neo which runs on the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.
With the newer models running the latest versions, Sony Ericsson has announced via its product blog that it will also extend its latest Gingerbread development on its former Xperia X10 devices which carries the version number of 2.3.3. Several months back, Sony Ericsson had released its Android 2.1 Eclair update for the X10 and with no future updates expected after that.
Why the change of heart? According to Sony Ericsson, they had listened to feedbacks and their recent development of Gingerbread integration for its current line also made it possible to extend such upgrades for the Xperia X10. Unfortunately this coming upgrade is only applicable for the top of the line Xperia X10 and there are no plans to extend this for Xperia X10 mini, X10 pro and X8.
The Xperia X10 Gingerbread update is expected to roll out between Q2 and Q3 this year, which is probably as early as next month or as late as September. Considering Gingerbread is a huge update that skips Froyo, some functionalities will be lost such as:
Great to see Sony Ericsson being proactive with Android software updates and if this goes as plan, it will certainly gain back confidence from Sony Ericsson loyalists out there.
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