Hello readers. It's been a long while since the last post on Transdgtl. Due to certain circumstances my partner and I had to take a hiatus. The good news is that a return is in the works, and Transdgtl will live once again. Official relaunch date is TBD. Keep your eyes and ears open, and keep us bookmarked for future updates. We look forward to providing you with your daily dose of tech once again!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Disappointed with the EVO 3D? Say hello to your next smartphone, Sprint users. The Photon 4G is landing soon, bringing with it a no nonsense spec list. For $199, you will be getting a lot of bang for your buck. Inside, the Photon is running on a dual core 1GHz processor, along with 1GB of RAM. You'll also get a 4.3" qHD display, dual cameras (8MP up front, VGA out back), 16GB of expandable memory, and WiMax.
The Photon will be available for purchase for Sprint Premiere customers 3 days earlier. If the EVO 3D disappointed you, and the Nexus S 4G isn't your cup of tea, the Photon might just be what you're looking for.
Source: Sprint Community
Google has just updated the Market app for Android devices running 2.2+. Not only is the Market completely redesigned, but it also adds books and movies tabs. Over the years, the major complaint about the market has been it's less than stellar layout, along with poor organization. The new app has addressed all of these problems, and then some.
The first thing you will notice is that is has a very WP7 look to it. The tiles are a good look, and certainly much improved over the old style. iOS has had an advantage in the form of books and movies for a while now, but Google is seeking to level the playing field with their own offerings. Now Android users can get the same content right from their device, which leaves Windows Phone 7 users looking at both iPhone and Android users with jealousy. Movie rentals start at $1.99. The update will be automatically pushed out to users over the coming weeks. If you're not the patient type, you can get your fix now with several sites offering the apk file for download. Check out the video for a walkthrough.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Reuters is reporting that Canon, the largest camera manufacturer in the world, is considering a mirrorless offering in the near future. How soon? Next year soon. While diehard shutterbugs still prefer the control of a DSLR, the micro four-thirds is rapidly gaining popularity. This offering would sit between the point and shoot, and DSLR cameras. Sony has experienced success with their NEX line, so it is no surprise that Canon sees this as an opportunity to expand it's product line. We wouldn't be surprised to see Nikon follow the trend as well.
Warm Gun is a FPS running on the Unreal Engine. The game will feature multiplayer action across several levels. The developers, Emotional Robots inc, have crafted a futuristic western-themed world full of stunning visuals. In an apocalyptic future post WWIII, we have depleted our oil, and only scraps of technology remain. We find ourselves thrust back in time, trying to advance forward once again. With 6 character types, and five gameplay modes, Warm Gun has something to offer everyone. Release is scheduled for this Summer and it will be coming to PC, iPhone, and iPad.
Source: Warm Gun Game
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The iPhone 4 is now being sold unlocked from Apple. It seems that will be the only way to get one unlocked for U.S. buyers, though consumers in other countries have had the luxury of buying unlocked iPhones for quite some time now. You can pick up a 16GB for $649, or a 32GB for $749.
Jailbreaking is still the only way to unlock your AT&T iPhone, as the carrier has no plans to free you from your chains after your contract is up. American consumers pay find the price to be a bit steep after becoming accustomed to seeing the subsidized prices of handsets offered by carriers, in exchange for two years of your life. Typically unlocked devices have been few and far between, most notably Google's Nexus devices. International buyers will find this welcoming as well, considering that the $649 price tag is well below what an unlocked iPhone retails for in many other countries.
Orders are live now on Apple.com.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Toshibas 10.1" Thrive is available to pre-order at Office Depot as of today. Toshiba has done the smart thing and priced their new tab to be a little bit cheaper than the iPad, in hopes of getting the nod from budget conscious consumers in the market for a tab. Starting at $479 for the 16GB version, and $579 for 32GB, the Thrive is a tempting deal. The tab will ship with Honeycomb on board. We've got to applaud them for taking a sensible approach to this release. They have made a wifi version available from the start, rather than an overpriced contract-required 3G tab. Toshiba is intent on making a splash, and we'd say they are going in the right direction.
Source: Toshiba Via: Android Central
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Thanks to the crazy dev's over at XDA the Motorola Xoom gets its first custom rom based off a stock build of course. But don't let that fool you into thinking that this is just a plain old Xoom rom, this rom has custom settings and more. Unfortunately for you verizon Users who would like to flash this rom onto your 10.1 inch slate you will loose your 3G connectivity. Check out the source link below for the download and instructions.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Middle Eastern carrier Etisalat has told Dubai's Gulf News that they are in talks with Apple regarding the 4G iPhone 5, and they say it is coming this year. One of their executives spilled the following:
"Yes, we are in talks with most smartphone manufacturers including Apple on the rollout of the 4G handset, iPhone 5 later this year. As the first telecom organization to roll out the 4G network, LTE, in the Middle East, we have already started talking to them for the handsets and chipsets in them."
We can't be sure how valid this is, especially given all of the other rumors we have heard. Apple is not one to stay behind the curve, so don't color us surprised if this turns out to be true.
Source: Gulf News Via: TUAW
Dream:scape is an Unreal powered game for iOS that fits into a fairly empty genre when it comes to mobile gaming. The developers, Speedbump Studios, calls the game "an explorable narrative". Fans of Alan Wake may enjoy this, but don't expect the same kind of action.
The game emphasizes story, so expect to piece together clues while exploring the beautiful scenery. You play as Wilson, a man who finds himself somewhere between life and death. Armed with only your diary, you must set out to uncover the mysteries of your past. At $1.99 in the App Store, I would suggest you give it a whirl - even if only for the visual treat.
Source: Speedbump Studios
Gameloft has yet again showed us that mobile gaming has changed. Remember playing snake on your Nokia phones? How about brick breaker on your first Blackberry? Or how about the first time you played Angry Birds on your iPhone? Well, this one is for the books. Order and Chaos Online is an MMORPG that not only nails all aspects of an MMORPG, but is graphically beautiful.
The game is nearly identical in every aspect to World of Warcraft. So those of you who play WoW, will either love or hate this. I say that because the game is called a "rip-off" of WoW. Do I agree, yes. Do I care? Absolutely not. Blizzard has had ample time to develop an iOS game that partners with WoW, and have failed to do so. I applaud Gameloft for their efforts.
Here is some information about the game:
4 races: Human, Orc, Elf, Undead
4 classes: Warrior, Mage, Monk, Hunter
Warriors (battle or guardian) use a morale system. The more they hit, the stronger they get. They have no spells. Warriors can wear any armor: cloth, leather, plate. They can dual-wield weapons and carry 2-handed weapons.
Rangers (archer or assassin) use a vigor system. They lose vigor when they attack but is replenished within seconds. However, if they are attacked, they lose cool down times. They are ranged characters. They can wear cloth and leather armor. They carry bows, swords, maces. They can dual-weild.
Mages (fire or frost) use mana. They lose mana the more they attack. Standard wizard specs. Wear cloth. Carry daggers or staves.
Monks (priest or military) use mana. They lose mana as they attack and heal. Standard priest specs. Wear cloth. Carry swords or staves.
Well thats a wrap. The game has intuitive controls, great online community (chat/guild), and gorgeous graphics. I recommend any fans of MMORPGs head over to the app store and pick it up. It is iPhone and iPad compatible. This app was reviewed using an iPhone 4 and iPad.
Leave comments and let me know what you think!
Posted by Alex at 9:44 PM
Fans of zombies and mobile gaming alike have something new to get excited about. Desert Zombie: Last Stand puts you in the shows of an elite Black Hawk. Together with your team, you must survive after your chopper is downed. In traditional zombie spirit, the name of the game is survival. You will fight through wave after wave of blood thirsty zombies, which will come in 4 different classes, each possessing their own abilities. The game is powered by the Unreal engine, and will be available on both iPhone and iPad. It will be available this July.
Source: Desert Zombie Via: Techday
Sammy recently pushed out the update for the special edition Galaxy tab, the one given away to all the devs who attended Google's I/O conference. With this said now your special edition Galaxy Tab 10.1 can now be a little more speedy resize some widgets and have API's for Android's Open accessory handset.
That above is just some real game play of the new game by Madfinger, called Shadow gun. This game said to debut in September will be available for Android, iPhone and iPad. It specially customized for Tegra 2's and Kal el processors but will run on any Android device at a minimum of 30 FPS maxing out at 60. The trailer/demo above was one showed off at E3 and if you keep on reading you can see it in action on a Motorola Xoom.
Looks like Motorola is finally listening to its customers about the UI they install on most of the devices called MotoBlur. Due to tons of not so happy customers they have decided to do away with the name entirely and make some changes with the UI, keeping the social networking side of things and adding on some enterprise focused features starting with their latest device for Sprints network, the Motorola Photon 4G.