If you’ve never ever played Angry Birds, which might actually be pretty hard considering the fact it’s available on anything at this point, this might be your best chance. The original game is Apple’s App Store Free App of the Week!
Developer Rovio has also updated the game with 15 [...]Read More »
There has been a lot of unrest regarding cellphone unlocking since the Librarian of Congress declared it illegal to unlock cellphones in the United States without the explicit permission of carriers. First, over 100,000 Americans signed an online petition asking the White House to legalize unlocking of cellphones. Then the [...]Read More »
For most of their corporate lives, Microsoft and Apple have had fundamentally different strategies. Apple has looked to combine the software and hardware experience, then charge a premium for the synergy. Microsoft has gone the path of software development and left the hardware to other companies, in the process being [...]Read More »
Remember that $732 million fine Microsoft was hit with by the EU because Microsoft did not include browser ballot box in Windows 7 SP1? Yeah, well, as it turns out it the EU did not find out about the “error” by mistake. They had help. From Google.
According to a [...]Read More »
Bug in Galaxy S III makes lockscreen disappear, allows complete access to phone without password or pattern
Remember that security flaw on iOS 6.1? The one that would allow anyone to bypass your passcode and gain access to contacts and photos? It looks like Samsung’s Galaxy S III has a similar problem, and it might even be worse — it makes the lockscreen disappear completely until rebooted, [...]Read More »
Reports have surfaced that Intel and Apple executives have been in negotiations over the past year to form a potential deal that would see Intel manufacturing chips for Apple’s mobile devices.
This would be highly desirable from Apple’s perspective, as their current chip manufacturer is arguably their biggest rival in [...]Read More »
Apple has found an unlikely ally as they seek for a sales ban on Samsung products that infringe on their patents. Nokia has filed an amicus brief on behalf of Apple in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. While the filing is sealed, Nokia isn’t shy about [...]Read More »
HBO shows will now be available to international viewers one week after US broadcast, instead of months
In a move that international audiences will definitely approve of, HBO is going to make their original TV content available internationally one week after it airs in the US. This change was mentioned when referencing Game of Thrones, which is set to premiere at the end of this month. Previously, [...]Read More »
Last week, AT&T attacked T-Mobile in an ad campaign that saw full-page newspaper ads highlighting the disadvantages of going with the carrier. According to the ads, compared to AT&T, T-Mobile has “2x more dropped calls, 2x more failed calls, and 50% slower download speeds.”
Now, TmoNews has acquired what is [...]Read More »
Microsoft has just been fined 561 million euros (approximately $732 million) for breaking an antitrust agreement made in 2009.
In that agreement, Microsoft complied with the EU’s request to include a “browser ballot box” in every new copy of Windows which allows people to select their default browser for Windows. [...]Read More »
To celebrate the one year anniversary since the Android Market was rebranded into what you know today as the Google Play Store, Google is marking the occasion with a week of free downloads and discounts!
Throughout this whole week, you’ll be able to get special deals on everything from movies, [...]Read More »
Today marks a very important milestone for those of you who are like me and created (and destroyed) countless cities in the SimCity games. Whether it was in the original game, or the more recent SimCity 4, (yes, SimCity Societies does not exist) you’ll probably be excited with the news [...]Read More »
I’m noticing a trend here. First it was Apple, then Qualcomm — and now Sharp has announced and confirmed reports that they will be receiving $112 million from Samsung.
This deal nets Samsung a 3 percent stake in Sharp, making them the largest non-financial institution stakeholder and the fifth largest [...]Read More »
Last week two separate instances of Java zero-day vulnerabilities were reported. One, reported by Security Explorations, was not (is not) being exploited in-the-wild as far as anyone knows. The second one, however, was (is) being exploited in-the-wild to infect users with McRat trojan. Oracle has now issued an update to [...]Read More »
In a world where every phone’s successor is getting bigger and bigger, and companies are trying to cram in all the latest and greatest tech, Japanese carrier Willcom announces the complete opposite.
The Phone Strap 2 WX06A is the successor to the original Phone Strap and Willcom is calling it [...]Read More »
A report out of Bloomberg is claiming that we’ll see Apple’s fabled smartwatch project as an actual product as soon as this year. The Verge followed that news shortly after with additional information from sources claiming that Apple has chosen to rework iOS to run on the “iWatch.”
Also included [...]Read More »
The Pirate Bay’s Kim Jung-Bay has issued a “press release” announcing that they have been invited by “the leader of the republic of Korea” to fight their battles on their network.
After recently moving their operations provider from Sweden to Norway and Spain, TPB claims that they will be providing [...]Read More »
White House and F.C.C. want unlocking cellphones to be legal in the US, throw the ball in Congress’s court
Remember that petition that asked the White House to make unlocking cellphones legal? You know, the one that more than 100,000 Americans signed? The White House has issued their official response — they not only agree, they’re not alone.
The official response from the White House states that they agree [...]Read More »
The @evleaks Twitter account has leaked what may be images of the Galaxy S IV that’s set to be announced not too long from now.
First, we got a huge leak on all the specifications of the device, and then rumors of the device’s software tricks like eye-tracking to scroll [...]Read More »
Samsung Galaxy S IV has eye tracking technology, will automatically scroll pages based on your eyes [Rumor]
As the Galaxy S IV release date gets closer and closer, a crop of rumors regarding the Galaxy S IV have appeared on the internet. One rumor leaked all the hardware specifications of the Galaxy S IV, which includes an 8-core processor. Now we have a rumor regarding the software [...]Read More »
3-day intensive raids in 124 location in all 47 regions of Japan? Yup, that’s Japan’s government showing they mean business when it comes to piracy.
Last year in June, an amendment to Japan’s Copyright Law was approved by the government. The new legislation would impose criminal penalties on not only [...]Read More »
Amidst global domination by rivals Apple and Samsung, Sony’s head of mobile, Kunimasa Suzuki, has told reporters that the company is now aiming to win 3rd place behind Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market.
This puts them in contention with Huawei (currently in third place with 4.9 percent) and [...]Read More »
That van you see up there isn’t just any van. In fact, many years later when we’re all surfing the web on our transparent bendable phones with 5G speeds, we’ll look back on this day and thank the little guy.
The reason for that is this vehicle was used in [...]Read More »
Were you excitedly waiting for Samsung’s Galaxy S IV launch event in New York? Then get a load of this: Someone in possession of the device (reportedly a prototype), has leaked the device’s specifications 2 weeks ahead of the announcement.
If this is indeed a Galaxy S IV, and if [...]Read More »
You know who just showed off how do to do teasers, followed with an intense build-up to a successful event that was viewed live by millions online? Sony. They did it just over two weeks ago, so I don’t understand how Samsung could totally botch the first teaser video for [...]Read More »
After many famous companies admitting that they have been hacked, it is now the turn of Evernote, the market leader in note taking apps. In a post on the official blog, the developers revealed that they “discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Evernote network that appears to have been [...]Read More »
This awesome ad shows an awesome Apple iWatch with awesome functionality. Too bad it is awesomely fake. [Video]
Rumors are abound on the interwebz about an impending Apple iWatch. But they are, after all, only rumors with very little, if any at all, accurate information to substantiate them. However, that has not stopped Apple fans from putting together an awesome concept video of the iWatch… which they predict [...]Read More »
‘BigDog’, a four-legged robot dog, is strong enough to pick up and throw cinder blocks across the room [Video]
Not very many people like war or the carnage war brings with it. However, it is hard to deny that spending on war weapons has had an indirect positive impact on the lives of regular people (the ones that don’t get blown up, of course). For example, without ARPANET — [...]Read More »
Richard Turere is a seemingly regular boy living in Kenya. Like many Kenyan families, Turere’s family survives by raising cattle and Turere must help in taking care of them (e.g. herding). However while on the outside he may look like the average teenager, he has proven to be quite sharp. [...]Read More »
Man orders a $47.30 cup of coffee at Starbucks, sets record for world’s most expensive Starbucks drink
When you go to Starbucks, how much does your coffee typically cost? Somewhere between $4 and $8, I bet. Beau Chevassus decided he wasn’t going to be normal. Instead, he wanted to beat the record for world’s most expensive Starbucks drink which — at the time — stood at $23.60. [...]Read More »
Google has been working on a self-driving car for long time now. Japan just recently introduced self-driving trucks. Of course the British don’t want to be left out, so they got in on the action. Researchers at Oxford University have developed a self-driving electric car — that is powered by [...]Read More »
Google is in the business of information. Google is in existence today because Google Search allows millions upon millions of people to quickly, easily, and accurately find the information that is desired. After all, the bahamut Google empire has been built upon the success of Google Search and the cashflow [...]Read More »
Take a look at that little guy. Innocently playing his game on the iPad. But Danny Kitchen isn’t your everyday kid — he’s got a very special superpower: the ability to spend £1,700 ($2,500) on in-app purchases in just 15 minutes.
Kidding aside, unintentional in-app purchases by kids has been [...]Read More »
Now that the “six-strikes” Copyright Alert System has gone live, and we know exactly how some of these alerts will look like, it’s about time that ISPs revealed how they’ll be implementing the system. Let’s go through each of the participating ISPs one by one and see how each of [...]Read More »
Apple is reportedly deleting any emails received in iCloud email accounts that contain the phrase “barely legal teen.” What makes things even more interesting is that the company is also deleting emails that are sent from iCloud accounts that contain the phrase… which is pretty much a form of censorship, [...]Read More »