Google To Release Google Maps App For Apple’s iOS

When Apple announced iOS 6, they also announced a new version of maps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, which will replace Google Maps on their iOS devices.

Google Maps has been the built in mapping application on Apple’s iOS devices since the launch of the original iPhone back in 2007, and now Google has confirmed that they will release their own Google Maps applications for iOS.

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Belkin Unveils Two New 802.11ac Routers

If you are looking to upgrade your older router to the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard which is around three times faster than existing 802.11n technology.

You might be interested in the two new routers launched by Belkin this week in the form of the AC1000 DB and the AC1200 DB. Which are both equipped with Broadcom’s fifth-generation 5G Wi-Fi, 802.11ac chips.

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Acer Iconia Tab A700 Arrives In Stores

After being officially announced and made available for pre-order earlier this month, the new Acer Iconia Tab A700 is now shipping and available to purchase online from Acer’s website for around $450, in either black or silver.

To recap the Acer Iconia Tab A700 is equipped with a 10.1 screen with a 1920 x 1200 resolution and 178 degree viewing angle. Together with G-sensor, E-compass, L-sensor, and Gyro-meter.

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Microsoft Says The Won’t Build Own Windows Phones

Last week Microsoft launched their new Surface Tablet, which lead to quite a bit of speculation that the company would also be releasing their own Windows Phone devices.

Obviously if Microsoft were to release their own Windows Phone device, we could imaging that their manufacturers who have been making Windows Phone devices would be less than happy, and now Microsoft has confirmed that they have no plans to build their own Windows Phones.

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Spotify App Lands In BlackBerry App World

Spotify has this week finally launched a native app for BlackBerry mobile devices, with the addition of a Spotify application to the BlackBerry App World.

Spotify has been available on the BlackBerry platform for some time via a browser, but the creation of the new native BlackBerry Spotify application enables users to simply download the app and enjoy new features.

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Droid Incredible 4G LTE Launching July 5th

It looks like we finally have an official launch date from Verizon for the Droid Incredible 4G LTE, the device will be available with Verizon Wireless from the 5th of July, some two months after the handset was announced.

The Droid Incredible 4G LTE features a 4 inch qHD touchscreen display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, processing is provided by Qualcomm’s new dual core Snapdragon S4 processor which is clocked at 1.2GHz

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Nokia 808 PureView 41 Megapixel Camera Smartphone Gets Reviewed

Last week Nokia announced that they would be selling a SIM free version of their 808 PureView smartphone in the US, and it looks like the first reviews on this new smartphone are starting to arrive.

The Nokia 808 PureView comes with Symbian Belle, and a 4 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 640 x 960 pixels, there is also a 1.3GHz single core processor and comes with 16GB of built in storage, plus a microSD card slot that can take up to 32GB cards.

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Microsoft Acquires Yammer For $1.2 Billion

Microsoft has announced this week that it has purchased Yammer a provider of enterprise social networks for $1.2 billion in cash. Yammer was launched back in 2008 and was created to provide an area where employees could meet in a secure area.

Since its launch it has amassed a user base of around five million corporate users to date. Which includes employees at 85 percent of the Fortune 500 companies.


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Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 Appears At The FCC

The Lenovo IdeaTab S2019 was announced back in April and is due to go on sale in the US some time this month, it looks like we could be getting closer to release as the device has just passed through the FCC.

As a reminder, the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and it features a .7 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Latest Gmail For iOS Adds Notification Center Support

Google has released a new version of their email app for Apple’s iOS, the latest version brings a number of new features to Gmail on the iPhone and iPad, the main one being that the app now supports Apple’s notification center.

You will now be able to see your Gmail emails in the notification center on your devices lock screen, with support for banners and alerts, you can see everything that is new in the latest version of Gmail for iOS below.

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Instagram For iOS Gets Updated

Instagram have released a new version of their app for Apple’s iOS, the latest version is 2.5 and it comes with a range of new features plus some optimizations and improvements.

The latest version of Instagram for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is compatible with devices running iOS 3.1.2 or above, one of the new features is an explore section that lets your browse through user names and hashtags.

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Rovio launches Angry Birds Heikki

Remember how Angry Birds Heikki was delayed until June 25th? Well today is that day friends. The developer has launched the game and if you want to play it, you better get over to their website and check it out. You’ll be asked to register and then you can play.

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