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...
MyPlayer Updated to v1.26
Since the popularisation of Video on Demand websites such as Hulu in the US and BBC iPlayer in the UK, the mobile community has been screaming out for an app that can turn their web-enabled devices into portable media libraries, simply by granting them access to these services. Luckily, Windows Mobile users have FryWalker‘s myPlayer app, which does exactly that.
The already-popular application allows users to stream programmes they have recently missed, save these programmes for later or even watch live TV. It bundles content from iPlayer, Hulu, Five on Demand, MSN and SBS, and has been recently updated to fix some bugs, add support for new Hulu additions such as The Cleveland Show and 24, and allow users to save radio shows from the BBC as .mp3s.
To get the most out of the app, you should have a UK based internet connection (for access to 5OD and iPlayer), .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and a suitably powerful media player, such as CorePlayer v1.3.6. Find the .cab in the application thread.
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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.
The smartphone landscape is drastically changing its focus. What was once a North-America-centric monopoly of high-specification phones is now merely an afterimage of the past. The meat of the game is elsewhere now; emerging markets looking for good bang-for-buck are what OEMs are increasingly aiming towards, and in this new game the old players must adapt-or-die. Xiaomi has grown at one of the most notable rates in the industry, leading it to become the world's most valuable start-up; and its...