Apple Seeds iOS 5.0.1 To Fix Battery Life Issues, Multitouch Gestures To iPad 1

It’s come to the realization of Apple that iOS 5 has had some battery-draining issues in all of the iDevices (I myself can vouch for this in my iPad 2). So, they have seeded iOS 5.0.1 ti developers, and soon within a few weeks will make it available as the first iOS OTA update for the public. It also fixes bugs in the software and even in iCloud. And to draw this story to a close: it’s good to know Apple is still on top of things. Via: Giz

HP Will Try Again: Introducing The Slate 2 (With Swype) For $699

If the HP Slate 500 was proof that a Windows 7 tablet won’t work, then it’s the Slate 2 that will show you HP is dedicated to keeping the Slate series alive. It’s the same 8.9-inch tablet seen last year, except with Swype, a price tag of $699 with stylus,  a refreshed CPU (that being Intel’s Atom Z670), and a 32GB SSD. The rest of the specs for this Windows 7 tablet are a 1024 x 600-resolution for the 8.9-inch N-Trig panel touchscreen and a TPM chip for added security, making it very enterprise-friendly. It goes on sale worldwide later this month. Via: HP (Finland)

Gmail For iOS Now Available, Yet I Can’t Download It Right Now

So it launched. Then was pulled. You see, this is the first official Gmail app released for iOS. I aims to be beautiful, functional, and well — Googley. In every fact of the matter, it’s one of the better looking email apps out there, right into the space of the iPad Mail app which is built-in the new iOS 5. But due to the following blockquote, it had to be pulled, temporarily:

Update: 11/2/11: Earlier today we launched a new Gmail app for iOS. Unfortunately, it contained a bug which broke notifications and caused users to see an error message when first opening the app. We’ve removed the app while we correct the problem, and we’re working to bring you a new version soon. Everyone who’s already installed the app can continue to use it.

And so, once again we wait for the Gmail app for iOS. But don’t worry, because this time it will be awesome.

Gmail redesign now available to all users

It’s now a fact — the Gmail redesign for all users is ow available. While it was previewed earlier this year, this incarnation is a full redesign.  New features include: dynamic window resizing, a new button for tweaking display density, several new high definition themes, and profile pictures. There’s email threads that have been tweaked into a more conversational view — really looking like a chat window. There’s also bug fixes, and so on. Check out the redesign, as well as the video after the break.

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket And HTC Vivid Launching With AT&T’s 4G LTE Network On November 6th

They’re here. AT&T 4G LTE devices. First to mention, the Galaxy S II Skyrocket offers a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with an 800 x 480-pixel resolution, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p HD video and 16GB of on-board storage — it will be available on November 6th for $249.99. Secondly, the HTC Vivid offers a 4.5-inch qHD display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera and 16GB of storage. It will launch on November 6th for $199.99 with a new two-year AT&T contract. Both phones have 4G LTE data connectivity on AT&T. Cities with AT&T 4G LTE service include Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. On the launch date of the smartphones, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Athens and Boston will also receive their networks. Data pricing plans are the same: $15 getting 200MB per month, 2GB going for $25 and 4GB with mobile hotspot connectivity for $45. Very simple. PR after the break.

Panasonic Lumix GX1 Micro Four Thirds Leaked

This is the Panasonic Lumix GX1 with an X-series lens screwed onto it. Besides the fact that it’s a new camera and that there is not much (to anything at all) known about it at the very moment, it must have a touchscreen on the back, which would be used in plenty of ways, unless you use an external EVF. And on top of that, there’s a rumored release date of November 8th. So yes, there’s a lot of cloudy facts surrounding this one. Via: Mu-43

Oh, It’s Only The Motorola DROID 4

 Already, a DROID 4!? A 4-inch screen, 4G LTE radios, 5-row QWERTY keyboard, “RAZR styling”, Android 2.3.5, a non-removable battery, 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, front-facing camera, and HDMI-out. Best of all, it purportedly sports the same 1.2GHz dual-core processor the DROID RAZR has now. Now the questions are: when will it launch, and why Gingerbread instead of Ice Cream Sandwich, Motorola?

Via: Droid-Life

Battlefield 3 Review (PC Edition)

Ah, ’tis Battlefield 3! What an incredibly anticipated and exciting game! I’m not going to go on and on, ranting about the whiny (yet important) things that publications like Kotaku and PCGamer write about, but I’m going to go over Battlefield 3 in a few paragraphs, giving my opinion on things like Battlelog, the campaign, and the game itself. So check the review out, after the break.