OS X Mavericks upgrade destroys data, reports Western Digital

Wetern Digital sent an email to its registered customers over the weekend, warning them not to use their external hard drives on machines that run OS X Mavericks. But the problem seems to go beyond WDD MyBook Studio II external drives; at the very least, the FirmTek eSATA ...

What's At Stake For Google & Android In Lawsuit Against Rockstar Consortium

Google’s Android operating system may be the rock star of mobile world, but it has another group of rock stars that are trying to knock it from its perch.Google, Samsung, HTC and basically every major Android hardware manufacturer have been hit with a patent lawsuit from the Rockstar ...

LG “V510″ Passes Through Bluetooth Cert, Could be Rumored Nexus 8 Tablet

Spotted by Japan’s Blog of Mobile, an LG-made device with model number V510 passed through the Bluetooth certification process recently. If you will recall, the LG G Pad 8.3, which is model V500, was announced back in mid-October, and is now on sale at Best Buy for $349.99.

Creating Auto Awesome Videos in the new Google Photos app

The latest version of the Google+ app brings with it another new app on your device: Photos. That\\'s Google+ Photos to be exact, and it\\'s an app that gives you access to all of your pictures and videos, both on-device and online, in a single place. Along with ...

Nexus 5? That's old stuff. Let's talk about the Nexus 8

You weren’t really naive enough to think that the leaks from Mountain View were going to end once the Nexus 5 went on sale, were you? No, sir, that’s not the way Google rolls these days. Having updated their Android.com domain with the release of Android 4.4, the ...

Verizon Moto X root method arrives for the daring

Rooting the Verizon Moto X has been proven possible in the past, however a patch for a previous exploit was released with a recent over-the-air update. But in the always fun to watch game of cat and mouse, the rooting community has stepped forward with another option for ...

Bill Gates: Prioritizing Internet access before malaria research is 'a joke'

It seems that the Microsoft chairman would like Facebook and Google billionaires to pay attention to eliminating diseases afflicting the poor, in addition to wiring up the planet.When Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft nearly 40 years ago, he had the idea to put a computer on every desk, and ...

Nexus 5 models 820 and 821: What's the difference?

Just like in many cases, the Nexus 5 isn\\'t one but rather two different phones — the D820 and D821. The former is made for use in North America, the latter in the rest of the world. While this isn\\'t nearly as confusing as some phones, there are ...

Mike Lazaridis reportedly working with Cerberus Capital on BlackBerry buyout

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iGoogle's Demise May Toll The Bell For The Personalized Home Page

Google’s iGoogle home page service is no more. Despite protests from hordes of iGoogle users, the personalized home page vanished today, traveling to that great multi-colored Google place in the sky, leaving only a link that now redirects to Google\\'s home page. And other personalized home pages might ...

Google Now and speech recognition get big updates in Android 4.4 KitKat

Over the past year and a half Google\\'s steadily added new features and cards to its predictive search assistant, Google Now. With Android 4.4 KitKat and the new Nexus 5, the company\\'s taking the opportunity to upgrade Google Now and search on mobile with the goal of \\'bringing ...

Google Announces Android 4.4 Kit Kat, Here’s an Overview of What’s New

The time has come and Android 4.4 Kit Kat is here. This morning, Google announced the next version of Android, which brings a whole ton of new features, so let’s quickly go over what all is new. In Kit Kat, Google is attempting to make sure every Android ...

With Android 4.4 KitKat, WebView is now handled by Chrome

For those of you who don’t know, Android WebView is the feature that opening web content within an application. This feature can be a bit faulty, though. This is why Android 4.4 KitKat brings a huge improvement by powering WebView with Chromium. The new Chromium-based WebView will improve ...

Moto X camera updated via Play Store, not OTA

Motorola has released an update to the camera for the Moto X, and it’s been done in a very different way. Rather than send out an OTA update, Motorola has updated the camera via the Play Store. That’s an unusual move, but maybe a smart one, considering the ...

FAA Finally Says That We Can Use Electronics During Takeoff and Landing

When the Federal Airlines Administration first set the rule that stated people were not allowed to use personal electronic devices when a flight was taking off or landing, there was certainly a reason for it. Mobile devices and the airline industry themselves have both come a long way ...

HTC America President Says Verizon's HTC One 4.3 Update Delayed By As Much As A Month

Owners of almost all versions of the HTC One should have received the update to Android 4.3 by now. There\\'s the Google Play Edition, the international version, the Developer Edition, and carrier variants for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. So what\\'s missing from this picture? If you said \\'Verizon,\\' ...

Leaked specs again show what a beast Google's Nexus 5 will be

If you didn’t believe the previous 512 leaks, hopefully the 513th will convince you: Google’s upcoming Nexus 5 smartphone is going to be a snarling beast. Android enthusiasts around the world have probably never been as frustrated as they have been over the past few months — at ...

KitKat's "magical" Android animation video raises eyebrows

You thought the Android KitKat hype-beasting was nearly over? Guess again. We’re typically treated to a simple cryptic image or two from KitKat in the mornings, but today they’ve done something a bit differently — they’ve cooked up an entire video for our eager eyes to feast on.

Falcon Pro Creator Introduces Flyne, A News Reader With Lots of Twitter Integration

If you are into Android and Twitter, then you have more than likely heard of Falcon Pro. The app was without a doubt my favorite Twitter app, as it featured a double swiping navigation, beautiful UI, and about as many features as you’ll ever see packed into any ...

Thank Goodness: The Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Now Works With More Than One Phone

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch was a great idea—notifications and calls without having to pull your phone out of a bag!—that has been positively pillared for its lack of compatibility across different devices and apps. In particular, at launch the deviceonly worked with one phone (the Samsung Galaxy ...