Nvidia unveiled the SHIELD Tegra X1 TV Box! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the Cyanogen's new corporate identity and partnership with Qualcomm and be sure to check out the article talking about Lollipop devices being no longer encrypted by default! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week...
Firefox For Android Now Optimized For Tablets
Just shortly after the desktop version, Mozilla has also bumped the Android version of its popular open source browser Firefox to 9.0, bringing an all-new user interface to tablet users.
In landscape mode, tabs are now shown on the left side as thumbnails, with a swipe to the left hiding the tab bar for more screen estate, while in portrait, tabs are listed in a menu. You can also access all your browsing history, open tabs, bookmars and saved passwords from other Firefox installations on both desktop and mobile through Firefox Sync, all presented nicely on the “Awesome Screen” (probably referring to the Awesome Bar, which is how Mozilla likes to call the address bar in desktop Firefox).
For developers, many new HTML5 features have been added, including the ability to access the built-in camera, for example to scan bar codes.
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According to engadget (citing TouchPal as well as an internal source), HTC aims to replace Swype with TouchPal as the default input method in upcoming devices, including the new HTC One M9. The official TouchPal Twitter account also tweeted the engadget article about this, further confirming the move. What prompted this move? The CEO of CooTek, the company behind TouchPal, says it's because of their better contextual prediction and language support. If you actually look at the supported languages, you'll...
Many people are under the impression that once Apple finally launches its smartwatch, the market for wearables will suddenly become mainstream and be taken to the next level. Taking an idea that already exists and making it incredibly successful isn't something new to Apple, but does the Apple Watch have what it takes? The wearable hasn't even shipped yet, but has already won multiple awards and has been featured on numerous fashion magazine covers. Do you think the Apple Watch will be a huge success? Let us know your thoughts.