In early April, Adobe took the wraps off of three new applications for the iPad — Color Lava, Eazel, and Nav — and they are all now available in the iTunes App Store. Adobe Eazel is priced at $4.99 and allows you to finger paint and then sync your artwork via Wi-Fi to Photoshop CS5. Nav is $1.99 and allows users to move and view some Photoshop windows, including works in progress or toolbars, on an iPad display. Color Lava is available for $2.99 and it turns your iPad into a palette for creating new colors and custom swatches that can be ported back into CS5. Hit the jump for videos of each app in action. More →
Via its Conversations blog, Nokia has announced the addition of a new color variant to the N8 family, pink. Pictured sporting the upcoming Anna software update — due out in the next few months — the device has the same innards as the original N8 we reviewed back in November. But this time… it’s what’s on the outside that counts. “Following the fantastic response to the range of colors we launched for the Nokia N8, it seemed a natural step to extend this choice,” said Rachael Bell, senior designer at Nokia. “The Nokia N8 in pink complements the original line up well with its expressive, intense hue.” The announcement did not indicate when the new shade would be available for purchase.
On Monday, Barnes & Noble announced that it will be updating the NOOK Color eReader with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and a number of other enhancements. The software patch — which will deliver Adobe Flash Player support – adds a NOOK Friends beta social network for sharing books, 15 new NOOK Kids Read and Play books, NOOK Email, NOOK Books Enhanced with embedded video and audio, and NOOK Newsstand for quick access to magazines and newspapers. A new NOOK Apps store will provide access to more than 125 applications, many of which are free or are priced below the $2.99 price point. The update, officially known as NOOK Color v1.2, is available now for free. NOOK Color owners can visit http://www.nookcolor.com/update to apply it now, or you can wait for an over-the-air update to roll out over the coming weeks. Hit the jump for the full press release. More →
The white iPhone 4 has yet to come to fruition, but it looks like that hasn’t deterred Apple from experimenting with future, pale products. According to 9 to 5 Mac, Apple is working on a white iteration of its yet-to-be-announced iPad 2. The information comes courtesy of the above image, which is purportedly a white bezel (also known as the digitizer) from the next generation iPad. The above bezel looks extremely similar to leaked images of the black digitizer that have been circulating the Web. It also appears to match the design of potential iPad 2 screen protectors revealed earlier this month. Hit the jump for a second image showing the rear side of the panel, and sit tight until March 2nd when all this should be hashed out. More →
We’ve received a handful of tips from frustrated Nexus S owners claiming that the recently released Android 2.3.3 update has an unwelcome side effect, screen discoloration. Reports indicate that after the Gingerbread update, the Super AMOLED screen on the Nexus S becomes yellowish and washed out. We’re not sure if Google messed with Android’s color settings, but the difference — as you can see from the picture above — is quite noticeable. Any Nexus S owners out there seeing the same thing? More →
So, so sad. According to Reuters and Digital Daily, Apple has confirmed to that the white version of the iPhone 4 is still a far ways off. The official quote?
We’re sorry to disappoint customers waiting for the white iPhone yet again, but we’ve decided to delay its release until this Spring.
We’re not sure what to make of it. We previously heard from a senior Apple source that Apple’s fixed the white iPhone manufacturing issues about a month ago. Does this mean they are timing it with the mythical Verizon iPhone? If not, and it does come out in the Spring, why release a white version at all at that point?
Apple will most likely have another model out by June/July anyway.
Today, at a special press event, Barnes & Noble took the wraps off of their NOOKcolor e-reader. As you may have deduced from the name, the new device packs a full-color display. The new, touch-sensitive display measures 7-inches on the diagonal, utilizes the IPS display technology, and has a 1024 x 600 resolution with 169 pixels per inch. The device will have 8GB of built-in storage and a micro-SD card slot that can accommodate another 32GB of space. The NOOKcolor, which will be based on the Android platform, will also have a 3.5mm headphone jack, Wi-Fi b/g/n, micro USB port, and will support several third-party apps such as Pandora, Chess, and a media player. The device will be priced at $249. Hit the read link to check out the full spec sheet. More →
Blog Pocket-lint managed to bird-dog a jacketed-gentlemen at a New York City press event carrying a white iPhone 4. The albino iPhone was promised way back in June, but has yet to actually be released by iMaker Apple, Inc. The publication queried said iPhone user as to how he came to acquire the seemingly un-acquirable and his responses were quite candid. According to the anonymous man in the suede jacket, Apple has hordes of white iPhone 4s in their Cupertino headquarters; the iPhone-owner has a friend who works for Apple who managed to pick one up for him. The person went on to say that the reason the iPhone 4 is so back-logged is due to the fact that the white paint used on the “home” button and the white paint used on the case of the iPhone 4 do not match. Apple will not release the product as is. Sad for all those iPeople that love white phones. We’ve reached out to Apple for comment and will update the article if they respond. More →
The folks at Colorware have added the latest Xbox 360 S to their impressive repertoire of custom-colored electronics. The new slim and sleek Xbox 360 S can be painted in your choice of 46 custom colors for $175 if you already own the gaming console, or for a reasonable $500 if you buy the system with a custom paint job directly from Colorware. We’ve been impressed with Colorware’s work in the past and highly recommend the service if you want something more than drab black for one of the hubs of your home entertainment system and don’t mind the cost. More →
Kind of went for an opposite color vibe on this one. Maybe we’ll give it away in a bit, or something… what do you think? Pictures are in the gallery if you’d like to see some more shots. Also, special thanks to Colorware for the hook up!
Who said the weekend has to be uneventful? Colorware went live recently with their BlackBerry 9700 colorizing service, and if you’ve been contemplating a lime green handset, there’s no better device to get colored up than the Bold 9700. We were lucky enough to get two of our units done earlier this week and we have a couple shots of one of them for you. As always with Colorware, you can buy a new device from them which will ship already customized, or you can send in an existing phone and let them do their magic.
Alright, all you BlackBerry-modding freaks, grab your screwdrivers and listen up. Our pals over at Colorware have just informed us that you no longer have to send them your beloved BlackBerry Curve 8900 for inking. Oh no. Now they’ll send you the rainbow colored parts and let you do the dirty work. This service, which is already available for the Bold 9000, comes with a price tag of $175. It might seem like a lot, but hey, you can’t put a price tag on steez. Colorware’s website hasn’t been completely updated for the new service, but you can always hit them up now to see what shade of fuchsia looks best on your 89-hundo. Happy modding.