Our App of the Day today is Foursquare 2011.08.29 for Android 1.6 and up.
The latest version of Foursquare for Android brings special new features including events attached to places, in-line photos, a venue and check-in details page redesign.
Foursquare helps you explore the world around you. Keep up with friends, get insider tips, and unlock discounts and rewards.
While on the go, you can easily tell friends where you are, share pictures, get their comments ("I'm right around the corner, I'll stop by to say hello"), and get insider tips ("order the Lobster Ravioli; it's the best dish by far."). Tons of places offer discounts and freebies to foursquare users, and you earn points and badges for doing the things you love.
Have fun exploring!
This week we have teamed up with the folks over at Kingston who are giving away a bunch of new products.
Need a notebook memory upgrade? Kingston comes to the rescue with its 4GB 1866MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL11 SODIMM (Kit of 2) HyperX Plug n Play (KHX1866C11S3P1K2/4G) memory kit. Next up is the new Kingston Wi-Drive 16GB Wireless Flash Storage for iOS devices. Not enough storage on your iPhone or iPad? This device should come in handy!
Everyone loves a new SSD, right? Kingston's third prize this week is the 64GB SSDNow V100 aka SV100S2/64G. Last but not least is the 16GB USB 3.0 DataTraveler Ultimate G2. Everyone can do with an extra pen drive.
Head on over to our forum giveaway page to find out how to win one! For this weekly giveaway anyone can enter and you do not pay for the shipping charges.
Our Deal of the Day today is the eBay - [Buy.com] NEW Acer AS5742-6682 15.6" Notebook PC w/ Intel Core i3-370M for $359.99 Shipped Free!.
Offer: Buy.com (via eBay) is selling a new Acer AS5742-6682 15.6" Notebook PC for just $359.99 shipped free! It features:
- 2.4 GHz Intel Core i3-370M Processor
- 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
- 15.6" LCD WXGA Display (1366 x 768)
- 320GB Hard Drive
- DVD Writer & HDMI Out
Our Download of the Day today is Thunderbird 7.0 Beta 1.
Thunderbird is a great email client from the same people who brought you the Firefox browser.
Thunderbird gives you IMAP/POP support, a built-in RSS reader, support for HTML mail, powerful quick search, saved search folders, advanced message filtering, message grouping, labels, return receipts, smart address book LDAP address completion, import tools, and the ability to manage multiple e-mail and newsgroup accounts.
An Archive feature similar to the one in GMail
Lightning fast search
The latest version includes the following changes:
Changes in Version 7.0 Beta 1
* Several user interface fixes and improvements
* Several fixes to attachment handling
* Ability to print a summary of selected email messages
* and numerous other platform fixes
The latest happenings from around the web - August 30th, 2011
- ZOTAC GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP! Edition Video Card @ LegitReviews
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution Performance Test @ Techspot
- Sapphire HD6850 Vapor X Edition Graphics Card @ Kitguru
- Genius SP-HF2020 Hi-Fi Digital Wooden Speakers @ ThinkComputers
- CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Headset @ Techreaction
Rockstar have teased us all with new screenshots of Max Payne 3 and as a huge fan of the series, I cannot be more excited. These screenshots show that Max has had a shave and lived on just his pain pills alone, as he's lost a fair amount of weight. We can also see, what looks like slow mo bullet trails in one of the shots. Please, Rockstar, release some gameplay movies on this - show off the next-gen slow mo, now.
Samsung is set to launch their new mobile messaging platform, ChatON, at the IFA consumer electronics conference this week. Samsung's ChatON will work across platforms such as Android, iOS, Blackberry and Samsung's Bada OS, unlike competitors Blackberry with BBM or Apple's upcoming iMessages. ChatON will support one-on-one discussions as well as group messaging, it will also support standard text-based messages as well as images and even simple animations.
This is another step in the mobile messaging solution, where there are a fair amount of competitors and action happening. Blackberry BBM, iMessages launching from Apple soon, Skype acquired GroupMe, Facebook recently purchased Beluga, another cross-platform group messaging app. It seems as though group messaging is the latest trend to launch into.
Until the end of September, Apple have stopped the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. The ongoing war between Apple and Samsung strengthens with Apple winning a further delay that will see the Galaxy Tab 10.1 not sold in Australia. Apple have sued Samsung in Sydney Federal court last month claiming that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 product infringes upon Apple patents. Apple added that Samsung have used 10 of their patents in the 10.1 design and that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has the 'look and feel' of the iPad.
Samsung hit back by saying that the claim was based on the US version of the Tab 10.1 and that the Australian version of the tablet is different. Samsung even supplied Apple with three samples of the 10.1 tablet which was due to be on Australian shelves. It is reported by BloomBerg that the new model had reduced functionality, but it still infringed on two Apple patents according to Apple lawyer Steve Burley.
It's pretty pathetic if you ask me... how are the 10.1-inch tablets all meant to not look like the iPad.
Facebook for iPad has been a long time coming and between you and I, it should've been here weeks after the iPad launch 18 months ago. But, are we edging closer to social network goodness on the iPad? Possibly... It looks like we might see the iPad app unveiled at Facebook's "f8" developer conference which is being held in San Francisco on September 22. The f8 conference is aimed at getting Facebook app developers together or people who want to integrate their website with Facebook in order to showcase Facebook's newest feature additions.
At the last f8 conference, the "Like" feature was unveiled which let you spread the word about a website, brand, product, video or anything else of interest to your Facebook friends. This years f8 conference is being held at the San Francisco Design center which will be the largest stage ever used for an f8 event, which is leading people to believe Facebook is set to unveil something quite large.
Crucial have released a new firmware revision for their m4 SSD, version 0009. It is for the 64, 128, 256 and 512GB flavors of m4 SSDs and you can grab it here. The new firmware includes performance increases of which Crucial say are 20% faster for sequential read speeds, throughput is up and according to the official release notes, you can expect quicker boot times and lower write latencies.
0009 firmware will also improve the m4 SSD's PCMark Vantage score if that tickles your fancy. The new firmware also addresses issues with chipset compatibility and a bug that caused teh drive to fail intermittently on a cold boot. Although those problems didn't affect everyone, it's good to see Crucial on top of things.