I just finished up another day at Google IO and wanted to share a few tidbits prior to getting this stuff down in text. I spend a little bit of time talking about how ART improves garbage collection performance in Android L release as well as how cloud pairing of mobile devices to Chromecast works using ultrasonic authentication. The big news is obviously Android Wear and I spend a bit of time talking about Google's plans for notifications in Android and my initial experience with LG's G Watch.

Lost Mode in iOS 6

iOS 6 will also feature Lost Mode, allowing you to send a phone number to your missplaced iPhone. Anyone who finds it can just tap the phone number on...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

iOS 6 Maps

Apple has built its own Maps service into iOS 6. Apple did all of the cartography for the maps and the app now supports turn by turn navigation. Siri...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

iOS 6 Passbook Organizes your Boarding Passes, Store Cards, Ticket Stubs

A new feature of iOS 6 is an app called Passbook that lets you keep all of your boarding passes, ticket stubs and even store cards in one common...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

iOS 6 Safari

A feature we discussed earlier today on the Mac, iCloud tabs are enabled via iOS 6. Using iCloud tabs you can view all open Safari tabs across all of...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

iOS 6 Enables FaceTime over Cellular

FaceTime in iOS 6 will work over both WiFi and Cellular networks. Enough said.

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

iOS 6 Improves Call Handling

iOS 6 now allows you to elegantly reject calls with a tool to the right of the standard slide to reply widget. You can now have your phone automatically...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

Facebook Integration in iOS 6

Facebook in iOS 6 is more heavily integrated. You can now like apps in the app store and see what your friends like. You can now update to Facebook...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

Siri in iOS 6

Apple is going through its demo of Siri in iOS 6. Siri is getting significant updates, Apple is now demonstrating Siri's extensive knowledge of sports statistics. Player stats, league...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

Mountain Lion Shipping in July, $19.99 for upgrades from Snow Leopard and Lion

Apple will be shipping Mountain Lion next month. The upgrade will cost Snow Leopard and Lion owners only $19.99. The fee upgrades all of your personal Macs. Macs shipping...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

Mountain Lion Power Nap: Connected Standby

Mountain Lion now features connected standby via a feature Apple calls Power Nap. Even while sleeping your Mac will now fetch new emails, tweets, etc.. as well as download...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

Mountain Lion Safari Supports iCloud Tabs, Safari Tabs From all iOS and OS X Devices

This is a very cool feature from the new version of Safari shipping with Mountain Lion. Clicking the new iCloud tabs button will give you a live listing of...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

MacBook Pro with Retina Display Starts at $2199, Shipping Today

Here's the default configuration for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display and it starts shipping today. Full specs and details here.

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

The next-generation MacBook Pro: Ports

Two Thunderbolt ports, HDMI out, MagSafe 2 (thinner), SD card reader, headphone out, and two USB 3.0 ports.

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

Inside the next generation MacBook Pro

Intel Core i7 (Ivy Bridge) Up to 768GB SSD Up to 16GB of RAM Up to 7 hours of battery life, 30 days of standby 802.11n (3x3:3) and BT 4.0 Asymmetric fan blades to...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

This is the next generation MacBook Pro

Alongside updated Ivy Bridge MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, Apple is introducing a third member of its notebook lineup. This is the next generation MacBook Pro with Retina...

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

Apple's Updated MacBook Pro: Ivy Bridge and Kepler

As expected, Apple updated the MacBook Pro lineup to feature Intel's Ivy Bridge silicon as well as NVIDIA's GeForce GT 650M in the 15-inch model. Prices remain the same...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

Apple Updates MacBook Air: Ivy Bridge, Up to 8GB of RAM, USB 3.0, 512GB SSD

Apple just announced its MacBook Air updates. As expected you get Ivy Bridge, as well as up to 8GB of on-board DDR3-1600 memory and up to a 512GB SSD...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

WWDC 2012: App Store Facts

Tim Cook just took the stage at WWDC and shared a few updates on the health and growth of the app store: - 400M app store accounts with stored credit...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

ECS Booth: Components in Gold, AIOs and an Ultrabook?!

Along with interviewing ECS VP David Chien, AnandTech was invited to browse around the ECS booth. With ECS’ main market being motherboards, the focus was ultimately on new...

3 by Ian Cutress on 6/11/2012

Acer's Iconia W700 Ivy Bridge Windows 8 Tablet: The Start of Something Big

My first meeting of Computex wasn't a meeting at all, rather it was Acer's press conference a day before the show officially started. In its press conference, Acer introduced...

141 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/9/2012

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