Gizmag digs a little deeper into a handful of the most compelling new features and upgrades that make Lollipop the sweetest Android release yet.
Both Microsoft and Sony have announced big updates for their current-gen platforms
this month. The PlayStation 4 v2 update will land an innovative online/local multiplayer hybrid feature on the system, while the Xbox One
is set to receive remote purchase functionality, improved social features and a big tweak to its Blu-ray player.
Apple’s September 1 event saw the announcement of updates to the entire iPod
line with the sole exception of the iPod Classic. The iPod touch
gains the same high resolution Retina display and A4 chip found on the iPhone 4, along with FaceTime video calling, HD video recording, 3-axis gyro and iOS 4.1, all packed into a new slimmer, lighter form factor. There’s also a completely redesigned square-shaped iPod nano
with a multi-touch interface and a redesigned iPod shuffle
that sees the reintroduction of clickable “ring” buttons.
Since it was founded three years ago, Twitter has quickly grown into a social phenomenon used by presidents and bloggers alike for breaking news, political protests, marketing and personal blogging, offering a unique real-time cross-section of today's society. In a recent announcement made by Google's VP of search products and user experience, Melissa Mayer, the search giant said it had reached an agreement with the microblogging service and would soon be able to integrate status updates with its standard search results.
We’ve featured plenty of news lately about updates to laptops
but here’s news for Mac-lovers who like their computers to "stay at home". Apple has unveiled an all-new iMac range featuring bigger and brighter LED-backlit 21.5 and 27-inch widescreen displays in a new edge-to-edge glass design and seamless all-aluminum enclosure. Apple says the new models are the fastest iMac’s ever, with Intel Core 2 Duo processors starting at 3.06GHz, and Core i5 and i7 quad-core processors for extra performance. What’s more, new iMacs come with a wireless keyboard and the all-new wireless Magic Mouse
, the world’s first mouse with Multi-Touch technology pioneered by Apple on the iPhone.
Rebooting your PC after updating software is one of the more tedious aspects of working on computers. New award-winning software, called Ksplice, however, addresses this by enabling important updates, like security patches, without the need to restart – at this stage – Linux-based computers.