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Microsoft targets Android, makes Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 free on all … – ExtremeTech

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Microsoft has been spinning its wheels for years as it tries to get traction in the smartphone and tablet market. At the annual Build conference, the software giant announced a strategy it believes will finally get its mobile ambitions out of this rut — it’s making the software free. Not free to you personally (though that might come later), but free of any OEM licensing fees on devices with screens…

Apple’s WWDC powwow June 2 starts march to iPhone 6 – ZDNet

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off June 2 and leading up to that date is likely to be a lot of speculation about the next iOS and OS X features. It’s also possible that Apple will continue to build bridges to the two operating systems. WWDC is a software event and OS X 10.10 will be unveiled as will iOS 8.  Developers can apply for…

FireChat Brings Its Anonymous Offline Chat Network To Android – TechCrunch

Thursday, April 03, 2014

When Open Garden’s FireChat launched on iOS about two weeks ago, it created quite a bit of interest, not in the least because it is one of the first iOS 7 apps to use Apple’s Multipeer Connectivity Framework. With that, the app can use a mesh network of local iPhones to build a local chat network, even if there is no network connection around. Starting today, Android users can join…

CCleaner Beta for Android Clears Call Logs, Caches, Uninstalls Apps – Lifehacker

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Android: CCleaner has always been one of our favorite maintenance tools on Windows. Now the app has come to Android with a variety of features to clean up, maintain, and optimize your Android device. The app allows you to clear app cache and data, bulk uninstall unwanted applications, erase your browser history or call logs, and even remove your clipboard data. Some of the functions are already available in Android…

iPhone 6: April Rumor Roundup – the Diplomat

Thursday, April 03, 2014

We’ve officially stepped into the second quarter of the year, which means that we’re getting closer and closer to the launch of the next iPhone, whenever that may be. As such, rumors and leaks surrounding the next Apple flagship have continued to surface, and will most likely continue to do so until the smartphone becomes official. The latest batch of rumors targets the smartphone’s specifications, the technologies that might make…

Google’s alleged Silver program would showcase the best of Android at carrier … – The Verge

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Google could have big plans in store for the way that it and other smartphone makers sell and advertise their best Android phones. According to a series of slides allegedly shown inside of Google and leaked to Android Police, Google is developing a program called Android Silver, which would find carriers dedicating a section of their store to some of the top Android phones, each of which would come with some…

Whoopee — yet another boring Android game box for the living room – VentureBeat

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Amazon’s long-awaited announcement of its Fire TV set-top box enters a crowded field of Android game consoles in the living room. For sure, Amazon has a much better chance of disrupting the multibillion dollar home console industry on the TV than any of the other so-called microconsoles. But it is entering a field that has received a tepid consumer response so far. Other Android game-related devices in the living room include GameStick,…

Intel outs 64-bit KitKat Android, ‘Braswell’ chip for Chromebooks – CNET

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Toshiba’s Chromebook uses a low-cost Intel Celeron processor. Intel’s upcoming Braswell chip could find its way into future Chromebooks. Toshiba Intel revealed a new processor dubbed “Braswell,” the QVOD media box, and a 64-bit Android kernel, among other announcements at the second day of a China conference. With China now the No. 1 PC market in the world, Intel is making a number of announcements there instead of the US….

Google’s alleged Silver program would showcase the best of Android at carrier … – The Verge

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Google could have big plans in store for the way that it and other smartphone makers sell and advertise their best Android phones. According to a series of slides allegedly shown inside of Google and leaked to Android Police, Google is developing a program called Android Silver, which would find carriers dedicating a section of their store to some of the top Android phones, each of which would come with some…

Top Android phones (April 2014 edition) – ZDNet (blog)

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Summary: Time once again to take a tour of a handful of the best Android phones currently available on the market (April 2014). There are a few new handsets, including one for all you pure Android fans. Also, do you want a smartphone that’s a little more robust that regular devices? If so, how about a new water- and dust-resistant smartphone from Sony. By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes for Hardware 2.0 |…

Android 4.4 KitKat gobbles 5% of all Android devices – CNET

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Everything there is to know about iPhone 6 Here is all the information you should know about Apple’s next phone.

Fantastical 2, The Best iPhone Calendar App, Is Now Available On iPad – TechCrunch

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

There are only a few companies whose mobile apps are so well done or engaging that they actually earn one of the precious few spots on your iPhone’s homescreen. Flexibits, the makers of Fantastical 2, one of the best mobile calendaring apps for iPhone, is among them. And today, the company will have a shot at claiming a spot on the iPad’s homescreen as well, with the long-awaited release of Fantastical…

IPhone Focus of New Apple, Samsung Patent Trial – Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Samsung Electronics Co. copied Apple Inc.’s breakthrough iPhone to remain competitive, the U.S. company said as a new round opened in their long-running patent feud. Samsung, meanwhile, countered that it was being targeted as a proxy for Apple’s rivalry with Google Inc. Opening statements Tuesday in Apple’s patent-infringement suit against Samsung often echoed a 2012 clash between the pair in the same federal…

New iPhone 6 screens to enter production as early as May: sources – Reuters

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

TOKYO (Reuters) – Apple Inc suppliers will begin mass producing displays as early as May for the next iPhone, expected to be launched this autumn, with a 4.7-inch screen likely to be produced first while a 5.5-inch version could be delayed, supply chain sources said. Japan Display Inc, Sharp Corp and South Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd have all been tapped to make the screens, said the sources, who asked…

HTC One (M8) Review: The New Best Android Smartphone – TechCrunch

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

There’s a new contender for Android top dog on the market, and it’s the HTC One (M8), the latest from the Taiwanese firm. This metal-clad unibody slab inherits the good looks of its predecessor, last year’s HTC One (retroactively referred to as the M7), but refines the look and adds a lot of significant software changes, too. It makes the new One a great device, and well worth a look…

Seacrest Out: If BlackBerry’s Going Down, It’s Taking the Typo iPhone Keyboard … – TIME

Monday, March 31, 2014

Typo A court has halted sales of Typo’s iPhone keyboard. BlackBerry is winning its battle to keep the BlackBerry-style Typo keyboard out of iPhone users’ hands. Typo is a $99 Bluetooth keyboard that snaps onto Apple’s iPhone. Much like BlackBerry’s iconic smartphones, Typo’s keys sit on the bottom when the phone is held in portrait mode, and have rounded edges on the inner-top corners to help guide the user’s fingers….

Leaked iPhone 6 Photos Appear To Show New Design In All Its Thin, Rounded … – Huffington Post

Monday, March 31, 2014

Green Day, you might not want to sleep through September this year. Rumor has it that’s when the new iPhone 6 is set for release. And, if the leaked images featured on French site Nowwhereelse.fr are to be believed, the gadget rumored to be called the iPhone Air is gonna be a real beaut. Take a look: The photos show a thinner, rounder design that’s almost reminiscent of the HTC…

Texting while you walk could be about to get safer (Picture: File/Alamy) – Metro

Monday, March 31, 2014

Texting while you walk could be about to get safer (Picture: File/Alamy) It is a habit that has caused people to walk in front of cars, bump into lamp-posts and miss their front door. But texting while you walk could be about to get safer, if rumours about a new iPhone feature are true. Apple experts have apparently created ‘transparent texting’ technology, which would overlay messages on a live video…

iPhone 6 Release Date Update: 6 Ways Next iPhone Will Defeat Samsung … – International Business Times AU

Monday, March 31, 2014

<!– Like us on Facebook –> Solid build and metal casing Samsung again disappointed with the decision to still wrap the Galaxy S5 in plastic. On the other hand, the already sturdy and metallic iPhone 5S is believed to get a huge bump up in time for the iPhone 6. The replacement is said to be housed in a virtually indestructible Liquidmetal shell. And to protect…

Alibaba Ventures Offline With Stake in Chinese Retail Group – New York Times

Monday, March 31, 2014

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