The iPad was made to do many things, but windowed multitasking wasn’t one of them. Leave it to the Cydia Store to provide a new app that delivers individual, rotatable, scalable, untabbed windows. Quasar, from developer Pedro Franceschi, let’s you do just that across multiple apps — without relying on home button double-taps or tricky multi-finger gestures. The video below makes it seem pretty magical, so take a look and let us know what you think. Continue reading Quasar gives the iPad untabbed windows for ten dollars and a jailbreak (video) Quasar gives the iPad untabbed windows for ten dollars and a jailbreak (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 30 Apr 2012 19:57:00 EST.

Let’s not speak of the several months it took for Ice Cream Sandwich to finally begin showing up on Samsung devices. Rather, the fine mobile-loving folks in Canada should just take a brief moment to embrace the present and not-too-distant future, because Samsung is now officially rolling out its long-awaited Android update to the nation up north — complete with the latest version of TouchWiz — to select devices today and continuing throughout the rest of the quarter. The list of featured products include the Galaxy S II (along with its LTE, LTE HD and X variants), Galaxy Note and several Galaxy Tabs, such as the 7.0, 7.0 Plus, 8.9 and 10.1. Of course, not everyone will get the beloved installation invitation today, since these large-scale rollouts seem to take a healthy amount of time. If you simply can’t wait, it couldn’t hurt to give the ‘ol manual update method a try. Continue reading Samsung Canada begins rollout of ICS today Samsung Canada begins rollout of ICS today originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:32:00 EST.

With Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich being rolled out for Acer Iconia Tab A500 and A100 this week, Acer has taken the initiative to release an app that will make the upgrade process faster and a tad easier for Acer owners. The Iconia Tab Update Enhancement app, which you can download on Acer’s website and Google Play, is designed to make sure that the experience of downloading and installing the Ice Cream Sandwich update for your tablets will run as smooth as possible.  Fun as it is to frantically check for the update manually through the system’s settings, you’ll have a better chance of getting the ICS update faster via the app. However, do note that it is only compatible for the Iconia Tab A500 for now. If you’re in the US and Latin America, you probably already got the ICS update notification, as it was supposed to roll out last week. Meanwhile, those in Canada are expected to get the ICS only on May 3. Still, it doesn’t hurt to try and install the app on your tabs. Once you receive the update, which we heard won’t come with the Face Unlock feature, it’s recommended to keep the Iconia Tab Update Enhancement app. You see, the app is also designed to handle security patches, fixes, and future updates for your Iconia Tab. We should pat Acer on the back for being mighty proactive in delivering Ice Cream Sandwich for Tab owners and hopefully other manufacturers will take note of this. As for our readers, have you received the Ice Cream Sandwich update on your Acer Iconia Tab A500 or A100 yet? Share your experience in the comments below. NEXT: Acer Iconia Tab A500 and A100 Getting Scoops of Ice Cream Sandwich in January 2012? Speed Up Ice Cream Sandwich […]

LG has launched a beta of its own cloud-based data storage service, LG Cloud, with 5 GB of free space and downloadable clients for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Android operating systems. Read more…

Is the HTC One X fast enough to reproduce the silky-smooth feel of the iPhone? Can Windows Phone match that quad core? We take a look at if the specification really matters here. Read more…

Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it’s easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To make sure they don’t escape without notice, we’ve gathered every possible update, hack, and other miscellaneous tomfoolery we could find during the last week and crammed them into one convenient roundup. If you find something available for your device, please give us a shout at tips at engadget dawt com and let us know. Enjoy! Continue reading Refresh Roundup: week of April 23rd, 2012 Refresh Roundup: week of April 23rd, 2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 29 Apr 2012 21:15:00 EST.

US buyers of the Galaxy S III may be denied its new quad-core Exynos 4 Quad processor, as a Samsung executive is quoted as saying that US versions will be sold with Qualcomm Snapdragon chips instead. Read more…

Amid claims that networks are tiring of Apple’s influence over them – and their profit margins – Windows Phone looks set to get a boost as carriers seek to establish a strong third mobile ecosystem. Read more…

If you’ve been looking for a reason to replace your aging device with something a tad more contemporary, your local pawnshop GameStop is happy to oblige. According to Gadget Experts, the games retailer is looking to bolster its Android offerings with Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Nexus S and Samsung Infuse 4G trade-ins at select GameStops this summer, expanding to all locations by the end of the year. Have a device that’s not on this short list? Don’t worry, Gadget Experts says the firm plans to fill out its touchable trade-in inventory with more devices in the future. So, what’s a Galaxy Tab worth to gaming’s favorite pawn star? We’ll let you know when GameStop drops the official details. GameStop to offer Android tablet and smartphone trade-ins, give you another excuse to upgrade originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 29 Apr 2012 04:46:00 EST.

Included with devices such as the HTC One X and One S, HTC’s Sense 4.0 UI presents a leap forward from previous designs, but perhaps the leap is not as large as it should have been Read more…

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