new line of business cards that come with NFC capabilities, meaning that you can transfer information that's on a business card to an NFC-enabled smartphone like the Galaxy S III.
Author: Craig Lloyd
Google Maps in favor of their own mapping solution in order to bring features like turn-by-turn navigation and 3D flyover to its users. The result didn't turn out so well, and the company has received a lot of backlash from its users. Apple CEO Tim Cook has addressed these issues and apologized today for all the problems.
BlueStacks has been offering it for a while, but AMD announced today that they're joining in on the fun. The company revealed a partnership with BlueStacks and introduced the AppZone Player. It uses a specially-optimized version of the BlueStack software that's modified to run on AMD Radeon graphics and APU processors.
Google has updated its Chrome mobile browser for Android, which now supports devices running x86 processors. This means that newer devices running on Intel's Medfield chip, like the Motorola RAZR i, can now enjoy Google's own browser solution. Before the update, Chrome was sadly not compatible with non-ARM devices, but that's no longer the case.
LG has decided to launch one of their own smartphone-and-tablet hybrids. The LG Optimus Vu II, as it's called, has a 5-inch display with 4:3 aspect ratio, which is something we don't normally see these days from an Android device. LG hopes to compete with Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note II phablet head on with this new device.
Texas Instruments, the chip manufacturer that provides processors for a handful of smartphones and tablets, is looking to change directions. The company announced today that it will be backing out of the smartphone and tablet business to focus more on a broader market like automobiles and other embedded chip systems.
Barnes & Noble's series of Nook tablets and ereaders are impressive, but because of their inferior ecosystem to Amazon, the devices aren't as appealing as they could be. Barnes & Noble is working hard to change that, and today they have unveiled Nook Video, which is a new online store featuring a collection of movies and TV shows.
Google Maps in favor of their own solution with the release of iOS 6. The results have been anything but praised. A few days after the iPhone 5 release, Google's Eric Schmidt decided to address the public on his thoughts.
Google updated its ereading app, Google Play Books, with a handful of new big features. The app now comes with Google Maps integration, translation support, and some advanced annotation tools. If you've been thinking about giving Google's ereading app a try, there's no better time to do so than now.