VLC for iOS media player to relaunch on App Store after two-year absence

Apple pulled the popular VLC app from the App Store in 2011 over copyright and licensing issues, but now the media player has announced that it will officially return to iOS on 19 July. Major changes to the free iOS app include AirPlay support, Wi-Fi uploading, Dropbox integration, third-party app integration, video playback filters for brightness, contrast, etc, and the…

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active announced – it’s a Galaxy S 4 that’s waterproof, much tougher, and lasts longer

Galaxy S 4 Active Galaxy S 4 Active Galaxy S 4 Active Galaxy S 4 Active Galaxy S 4 Active Galaxy S 4 Active GS 4 Active GS 4 Active The knock on the Samsung Galaxy S 4 in many reviews is that the fast-selling Android 4.2 phone has a glossy plastic body that some don’t think feels very good…

Halo: Spartan Assault now available for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

Halo: Spartan Assault has officially arrived for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 in each platform’s respective app store. Available now for £4.99, the game has been created specifically with touchscreen devices in mind. It has been released to coincide with Comic-Con 2013, currently taking part in San Diego, and offers a different kind of experience from the normal Halo…

Evernote 5 for Windows Desktop launches in beta, brings improved UI and search

Evernote 5 for Mac released eight months ago, leaving PC users in the dust. But now the Evernote team has finally announced a preview of Evernote 5 for Windows Desktop. The preview offers more than100 new tweaks, improving upon the original version that landed for Mac. It even received an interface redesign and new search and discovery functions, although the…

Nokia hedges its bets, buys out Siemens stake in network business for $2.2 billion

Nokia has announced it’s to buy out Siemens’ share in Nokia Siemens Networks for a total cost of 1.7 billion euros, or $2.2 billion. The partnership has been in operation since 2007, with the pair owning a 50/50 stake, but the agreement ended earlier this year when it was speculated the business would be sold. After the partnership ended in…

Angry Birds Star Wars coming to game consoles for first time on 29 October

Activision Publishing, Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm jointly announced on Thursday that Angry Birds Star Wars would release for gaming console systems on 29 October. The game will specifically release for the first time on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo’s Wii, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It will also launch as varied editions with design elements specific to each…

LG Display reveals world's thinnest 1080p LCD panel for smartphones, to be used on Optimus G2?

LG Display has shown off what it calls the world’s thinnest 1080p LCD panel, one designed specifically for smartphones. It is just 2.2mm thick with a 2.3mm bezel and, considering the timing, it’s not a massive leap to surmise that the company’s forthcoming flagship phone could well be the first to feature the display. The panel is 5.2-inches, which is…

HTC’s U.S. staff departing for greener pastures as company in “utter freefall”

HTC has struggled to improve its standing in the smartphone market since 2011, and key employees tasked with aiding that turnaround have left the company because of clashes with headquarters in Taiwan. According to a report published by The Verge, five notable employees in HTC’s retail and marketing departments have left the company in the past three months. Eric Lin,…

BlackBerry 10.2 to bring Wi-Fi Direct, notification actions

BlackBerry 10.2 OS update was confirmed for later this year by BlackBerry’s Product Manager Michael Clewley. He has also revealed some of the new upcoming features such as standard Unicode emojis, multiple alarms, reminders and level 1 notifications. A bunch of screenshots coming from a pre-release version of the BlackBerry 10.2 lets us get an even better idea of the…

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