If you’re a Firefox fan living in the U.S. hoping to get your hands on one of those Firefox smartphones running the Firefox OS, then you’re out of luck. Apparently, Mozilla has no plans at the moment to launch Firefox OS in America, which could mainly be due to the strong competition from Android and iOS in the market.…Read More »
Motorola has announced the Moto G, an entry-level alternative to its flagship Moto X smartphone. The Moto X was already considered affordable compared to other high-end devices on the market, but the Moto G takes that idea even further. Motorola says the Moto G is designed to deliver a premium experience for a third of the price of current high-end smartphones.…Read More »
Smartphones and tablets with their apps have made many parts of life quite easy, but avid readers often complained that no such app has been released that caters to their needs. Nate Weiner, the founder of Pocket, has achieved just that.…Read More »
Through Gogo’s new Text and Talk service, it has become possible to text and even talk while on flights.
The news, which was announced Friday by Gogo, indicated that those who wished to have the ability to text or talk while flying should download the Gogo Biz app.…Read More »
You can now install CyanogenMod by downloading it from Google Play Store, thanks to new official app
Many Android users swear by custom firmware CyanogenMod, and routinely go through the not-so-user-friendly process to get it installed (flashed) on their devices. That process has now been made easier with the release of the official CyanogenMod Installer app on the Google Play Store.…Read More »
What keeps people hooked on smartphones are apps. As if people outside classrooms weren’t already addicted to apps, Google is taking a step further by launching Google Play for Education Store today. With Google Play for Education Store, educators will be able to buy and install apps in large numbers and distribute them among students or across tablets commissioned by the institution.…Read More »
Gartner, a firm that specializes in market research, predicts that in only a few years, businesses that adopt the use of Google Glass could be saving themselves up to a billion a year. With the range of things Google Glass is capable of doing, the Gartner market research team believes Glass will help businesses streamline, essentially, and become much more efficient.…Read More »
In today’s world, technology controls every part of our lives. It has encroached every realm of human thought and human life. The world has become quite centralized by technology; everything seems to be monitored or controlled by some sort of technology.…Read More »
Internet is what the world revolves around these days. People don’t meet their friends physically everyday, but they talk through internet every day. Computers were used for chatting and for various other purposes, but now smartphones have replaced computers in many aspects.…Read More »
Curious if your mobile broadband provider is giving you the speed of promises? So is the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC is so interested, in fact, that they are launching an app that will help you track how fast your mobile internet speed is and report the findings.…Read More »
The wish of getting your iPhone repaired by your local Apple store seems to be on every iPhone owner’s wish list. Well, iPhone owners are in for an “applicious” treat by Apple itself. According to 9to5Mac, Apple is preparing its stores to fix all iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s problems themselves in store without having to order an entirely new iPhone unit or ship iPhone off to repair shops.…Read More »
Ever since LG and Samsung revealed smartphones with curved-glass screens, every mobile manufacturer seems to be climbing the bandwagon for curved-glass screens, and Apple is not planning to fall short of taking the new turn in mobile technology. In addition, along with curved-glass screens, future iPhones may also sport larger screens.…Read More »
After Facebook came into existence, we saw a deluge of new start-ups, especially in the social networking and messaging niches. We saw Twitter, Skype, Google +, Whatsapp, among other services, popping up. Although, Facebook still remains the most widely used social network and is the greatest competitor with other such similar services, Facebook’s rivals do not cease to be trying their utmost to root Facebook from its firm foundations by launching new features that Facebook clearly does not have.…Read More »
Using a PIN on your cell phone is a great way to secure you phone, data, and apps from hackers but research has found that your PINs may not secure your phone and apps as much as you think. Rather than keeping your passwords from getting into the hands of hackers, researchers have found that — by using your phone’s microphone, speaker, and camera — it’s easy to figure out what your PIN is.…Read More »
Tired of losing your glasses? Phone Halo is a new way for you to keep from losing your glasses.
The new tracking device is attached to the ear piece on your spectacles and works by connecting to your smartphone. This creates a proximity based network to let you know when your glasses are too far from your phone.…Read More »
During Samsung’s Analyst Day, the South Korean company also made a presentation regarding their future product plans. One area of the presentation had to do with their plans for the displays on their devices, specifically the resolution increases that they intend hit over the next couple of years.…Read More »
Boost Mobile, a wireless carrier in the United States that uses Sprint’s network, will start selling Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c today with a $200 discount. This is the first time Boost Mobile is selling Apple’s iPhone and is perhaps offering both the devices at a great price.…Read More »
The iPad Air, one of Apple’s major releases this year, received lots of attention and coverage over its new specifications and designs but no one ever expected an iPad to explode. That’s what happened earlier this week when a brand new iPad Air broke out into flames in an Australian mobile phone store.…Read More »
Your smartphone is not as secretive about your life as you may think. Get it alone with a group of police officers — or anyone else that has the relevant knowledge — and it’s going to sing like a canary. That’s right, your phone may be used to tell officers who you talked to, what your texts say, and even where you’ve been.…Read More »
The Nokia Lumia series has been quite successful and has made an impact, however small or big, in the smartphone markets. Consumers across the world have liked Nokia’s Lumia series, and this has inveigled Nokia to tread the Lumia series into the tablet territory.…Read More »
After months of potential buyouts and acquisitions, BlackBerry’s fate, at least for the near-term future, is now clear. A proposed takeover with Fairfax Financial Holdings has instead turned into an $1 billion investment from Fairfax and a group of investors. The investment is only the beginning as the company plans to stage a return to sustainability instead of quietly fading away.…Read More »
North Korea is a country known mostly for oppressive government and leader Kim Jong-un, but who would have thought the good ole North has the capabilities to create a decent touchscreen Android tablet device. The device is a state produced tablet called Samjiyon SA-70, and it has been making the rounds recently at Asian trade shows.…Read More »
Google’s Nexus 5 is not only a great smartphone, it’s a great phone for gaming if these benchmarks are anything to go by. According to Rightware’s Power Board database, which compiles and store benchmarks, the Google Nexus 5 is the second best gaming smartphone behind the Apple iPhone 5s.…Read More »
If you use third party accessories in conjunction with your Skype account beware. Your time is limited to how much longer you are going to be able to keep using them. By December 2013, your devices or applications may not work anymore.…Read More »
Patent wars rage on, and with the unsuccessful acquisition of Nortel in a 2011 auction, Google may be losing the battle. The consortium ‘Rockstar’ owns thousands of patents and is targeting Google, Samsung, and other companies that created Android devices for infringement on patents.…Read More »
Forget to plug in your smartphone or tablet? You’re dead in the water then. Or are you? If you have a Genneo charger you might not be so out of luck. The Genneo charger uses movement to power your device, charging it even when you aren’t near an outlet.…Read More »
Rebekah Brooks, who used to work for News Corp as an executive, as well as some of her former colleagues on News of the World, are going to trial this week for the phone hacking scandal they were hit with a few years ago.…Read More »
The company that has been in charge of the Oculus Rift, Oculus VR, are set on coming out with an Android-compatible version of the device.
When you think about the Oculus Rift, it’s definitely brings to mind some classic hardcore science fiction stories, and definitely tells you we are living in the future.…Read More »
Nexus 5 is official: Android 4.4, quad-core processor, LTE, 445 ppi 5-inch display for $349 (unlocked, no contract)
After numerous leaks, Google has the made the Nexus 5 official. The device was designed by Google, manufactured by LG, and comes installed with Android 4.4.
Google is making a pretty big deal about the Nexus 5′s picture-taking capabilities. In fact, the introduction video of the Nexus 5 above is all about the device as a camera, which is understandable, since the camera on the Nexus 4 was widely considered to be that device’s weakness.…Read More »
With the arrival of Android 4.4 KitKat, you’re probably wondering when and if you’ll be getting a piece of the action. A number of announcements from different companies should help answer that question. However, this isn’t supposed to be a comprehensive list of all the devices currently available.…Read More »
Google has launched the next version of Android, 4.4 KitKat. We’ve known for awhile now what the operating system would be called, but now we have all the details behind the new features and improvements in this update.
There are a couple of major things that Google is aiming to do in 4.4, the first of which is making Android accessible to more phones.…Read More »
When you think of the name Ashton Kutcher, what comes to mind are things like actor, That 70s Show and Twitter. What doesn’t come to mind is product engineer. Well apparently you’ll now have to add that to the list as well since Lenovo has made him a product engineer for it’s new Yoga-themed tablets.…Read More »
244 million smartphones and 438 million handsets were shipped worldwide during 2013 Q3, with the biggest winner being Samsung yet again; Samsung not only retained the top dog slot but also grew its share of global smartphone shipments by a nothing-to-laugh-at 35%.…Read More »