Review: Gear Watch Has Potential, But Falls Short

NEW YORK (AP) — It didn\\'t take long to see how a computerized wristwatch might help manage my digital life — or to see how Samsung\\'s new Galaxy Gear smartwatch falls short.First, the potential: Smartwatches are supposed to offer quick access to many of the things you normally ...

Sony Xperia Z1 pitted against the Nokia Lumia 1020’s camera

With the Sony Xperia Z1, Sony has managed to create one of the most impressive handsets in the Android world, and this goes doubly when it comes to camera performance. We’ve already seen impressive Z1 night time shots and even a low-light comparison between the Sony Xperia Z1 ...

Google rolls out Chrome 30 for Android with new gestures, also easier searching by image on desktop

Google will be pushing out a new version of its Chrome for Android and desktop app over the next few days, which adds a new search by image option and a number of extra touch-based gestures to help smartphone and tablet users navigate the Web.As detailed during the ...

Google Hummingbird: A Mobile Content Marketing Strategy Just Became Essential

Website and business owners are generally coming to terms with the fact that their sites must be mobile-friendly in order to be accessible and appealing to all types of website visitors. This has been hammered into reality with the release of Google’s latest algorithm update, Hummingbird, which enables ...

Fiksu Says App Marketing Costs Recently Touched Record Highs

Fiksu has published its latest Fiksu Indexes, which indicate the cost to acquire loyal users. According to the data presented, this cost reached the highest level ever recorded by Fiksu in August.Overall, the Fiksu Cost per Loyal User Index increased by six percent in August, or 10 cents,

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SIM card restrictions surface

The folks at Clove have recently announced they have received their initial inventory for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. And while the announcement could have been left at just that, it appears as if there are some points that potential buyers may want to know upfront. This is ...

AT&T Moto X up next for software and camera update

Earlier this week the Moto X over on T-Mobile received an update that dramatically improved the camera, as well as some of the hands-free controls, and now the customizable model on AT&T is reportedly getting it soon. As we’ve seen in the past, Motorola has just started sending ...

Study: Digital to Account for 1/4 of Global Ad Spending Next Year

Advertisers are spending big on digital and they\\'re not slowing down. According to a forecast released by eMarketer and Starcom MediaVest on Wednesday, digital ad spending will increase 13% to $117.6 billion globally this year, accounting for 22.7% of all ad spending. Next year, digital\\'s share of ad ...

LG G2 vs HTC One: Game of phones

The LG G2 is the new pretender to the Android smartphone throne and one that enters the fray with a bang. Well aware of the challenge ahead - and determined to make it an opportunity - the G2 comes duly armed. Four Krait 400 cores on the Snapdragon ...

Kindle Fire HDX comes with free Mayday tech support

\\'We don\\'t need people to be on the upgrade treadmill. If I see people using a 5-year-old Kindle, I\\'m delighted,\\' Bezos says.Of course, he\\'d be equally delighted to sell you new hardware. Today Amazon unfurls a potentially disruptive tech-support feature — Mayday — that\\'s aimed at rescuing people ...

If Apple Brought iPhone Manufacturing To The US It Would Cost Them $4.2 billion

There’s several different ways that we can try to measure how much it would cost Apple Apple to assemble the iPhone in the US.You know, that reshoring of manufacturing that so many insist good and loyal American companies should do. The most obvious answer is that it would ...

Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX tablets pose real threat to iPad dominance - NBC News.com

Amazon\\'s new HDX tablets are a huge technological leap beyond last year\\'s models, but are still priced aggressively. Amazon\\'s first trick was selling a tablet so cheap, it was hard not to buy it, despite the shortcomings. Amazon\\'s next trick was to build a second, larger tablet, to ...

Microsoft unveils Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

As expected, Microsoft on Monday took the wraps off of its Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. Unlike last year’s LA-based launch of the original Surface, this New York-based event was a little more subdued. That makes sense: After a $900 million inventory write-off of the Surface ...

Meet the $349 Asus Transformer Book T100 with Windows 8.1 (Good luck Surface 2)

After turning away from Windows RT, Asus has a low-cost device that could put the kibosh on Microsoft’s Surface 2. The Transformer Book T100 is both laptop and tablet running Windows 8.1 for up to 11 hours, priced at $349.As the company behind the original netbook, Asus is ...

Moto X trumps the Galaxy S4, iPhone 5S and the 5C in a test for durability

Cases have become a necessity with today’s smartphones, so it’s obvious as to why people flock to drop tests to see if a smartphone is durable enough to last without a case. So protection plan company SquareTrade has pitted four of the most popular smartphones on the market ...

OPPO N1 officially unveiled, promises to redefine smartphone photography

After many leaks and teases, the OPPO N1 has finally been unveiled in Beijing. The N1 has plenty of features, but probably the biggest standout is the 206-degree rotating camera. Also included is Pure Image, which is a hardware and software photography solution. It includes six physical lenses,

Apple sells 9 million new iPhones

Apple said demand for the 5S had outstripped supply and Apple shares rose almost 6% on the news before falling back to trade 4% higher.The 5S has a fingerprint sensor built into the phone\\'s main button. The cheaper 5C comes with a plastic back in a choice of ...

Wickr, Secure Self-Destructing Message App, Arrives on Android

Sick of Snapchat? On an Android phone? Then you\\'re in luck, because Snapchat\\'s formerly iOS-only competitor Wickr just launched its Android app yesterday.\\'Wickr for Android is powering users to send self-destructing messages without a trace,\\' wrote Wickr co-founder and chief technology officer Robert Statica in a press statement.

Trade-In or Donation Puts Money in Your Pocket, and Keeps Phones out of Landfills

Buying a wireless phone has become almost like buying a car – make, model, color, size and features are just a few of the things to consider. And once those decisions are made, the next question is what to do with the phone you are no longer using.

Facebook pushes Home as lock screen in Android beta release

Facebook for Android beta testers are getting a good glimpse at the social network\\'s future plans for Home, the poorly rated software package that the company has unbundled so people can use the pieces they like. Facebook is updating the beta version of itsAndroid application Friday to drive ...