Good news for all you socially connected (and hip) regulars of local retail establishments — who have PS Vitas, of course. Sony’s just announced that the free Foursquare app has officially landed at the PlayStation Store (US), and it can be yours for a paltry 4.5MBs of space on your precious proprietary memory card. The app works over WiFi, however, the fine print advises that users may want to use 3G for the best results to help alongside the Vita’s GPS. Notably, the rear touchpad and cameras are listed as being compatible with the app, as well. Now that we can watch Netflix over WiFi, and view our Flickr albums along with Tweeting and “Checking In” between our ModNation racing tours, how’s about finally letting us get our Skype on? (P.S. We’d really like Facebook back in the store, too!)
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Kaspersky Lab reports that it has launched a security solution that brings premium anti-theft and web management features to Android tablets. Available now on Android Market, Kaspersky Tablet Security costs $19.95 for a one-year subscription, but tablet owners will have peace of mind knowing that their investment can be retrieved from thieves and protected against harmful malware.
“As the boundaries between personal mobile devices and corporate IT continue to blur, it become more important than ever to secure any device that can potentially store sensitive content,” says Peter Beardmore, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Kaspersky Lab. “Whether it’s my family photos or company email, I like knowing that my data is protected from malware and under my control, even if I accidentally left my tablet in the back of a cab.”
Highlights of Kaspersky Tablet Security include the ability to remotely lock the missing tablet for securing private information. Users can also remotely wipe the information, and even locate the device by using GPS, GSM or Wi-Fi via Google Maps. Even more, the “Mugshot” feature will allow tablet owners to remotely activate the front-facing camera and secretly shoot and send pictures of whomever is using the stolen tablet. Read more…
In the general perception, Flash has somewhat become the exact opposite of innovative platforms for the Internet. In fact, Adobe may have killed all future opportunities for Flash when it announced in November of last year that it would not pursue any further development for Flash on mobile platforms. It has been some time since we have read anything positive about Flash outside of Adobe, so it is surely surprising to see AMD highlighting the features in the recently released Flash Player 11.2 to promote its processors.
According to Clarice Simmons, a marketing manager at AMD, Flash 11.2 arrives with broader driver support that enables the Stage 3D rendering feature to be supported “even more widely available across both AMD-based mobile and desktop form factors.” Simmons quoted Adobe claiming that 11.2 delivers “up to 1,000 times faster graphics rendering than Flash Player 10 and AIR 2 with the power to smoothly animate millions of objects at a screen refresh rate of 60 frames per second” by taking advantage of the horsepower in GPUs.
Simmons also noted that Flash 11.2 now integrates a mouse-lock feature and multi-threaded video decoding support. She mentioned that AMS was “very pleased with the performance” of Flash 11.2 on AMD systems. Stage Video apparently delivers “full frame rate, full screen HD playback across [AMD's] entire family of APUs including those that power sub-$300 notebooks.”
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