Android 4.4 to change how alternative SMS apps work

Google tries its best to provide sensible default applications that cater to a generic populace but, as always, there will always be other apps that offer more or better features. In Android 4.4 KitKat, Google will be changing the rules a bit for third-party SMS apps that will,

BlackBerry co-founders considering bid for all or part of the company

There were a number of reports last month that RIM/BlackBerry co-founder Mike Lazaridis was at least thinking about putting in a bid of his own for the company, and an SEC filing published today has now shed some more light on the matter. While an actual bid remains ...

Twitter Releases Tablet-optimized App, Currently Only Available for One Device

Today, Twitter announced a brand new tablet-optimized application for Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition tablet owners. Yes, you read that right, it’s a complete overhaul of the tablet app for a single device. The Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition hit the shelves in the U.S. starting today,

App exclusives need to die, starting with the now-official Twitter for Android tablets on the 2014 Note 10.1

We’ve been wondering how long it would take Twitter to get their act together and release an Android tablet app, and the company has finally done just that. Well… sort of, anyway. The app is exclusive to Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition users as of right ...

Moto X outclasses the iPhone, according to analyst firm

ABI Research, an analyst firm focussed on “Technology Market Research”, has recently made a bold claim regarding the iPhone. More to the point, they say the iPhone is being roundly defeated by none other than the Moto X. In a white paper release, ABI notes that the Moto ...

Amazon clarifies 'error' selling Chromecast outside U.S., existing orders still shipping

Amazon clarifies \\'error\\' selling Chromecast outside U.S., existing orders still shippingA couple of days back we reported that Amazon.com was shipping Google\\'s Chromecast streaming gadget outside the U.S., giving international buyers an easy way to get hold of the HDMI dongle. Within a day Amazon had closed the ...

Stitcher Radio adds offline playback, new navigation drawer

Stitcher Radio adds offline playback, new navigation drawerBuilding off of its redesign earlier in this year, Stitcher Radio has added a big piece of functionality — offline listening of your playlists. You can now set any of your playlists to be updated in the background and downloaded automatically ...

Push Fitness Band Claims To Measure Strength Unlike Any Other Consumer Device, Currently Seeking Cash On Indiegogo

There have been products like the Fitbit and Nike Fuelband for a number of years, but these devices are mainly interested in how far you\\'re walking, running, or biking. Strength training is harder to track, but the new Push band on Indiegogo promises to deliver the same quality ...

Panasonic reportedly plans to pull plug on plasma TVs next year

Japanese electronics giant plans to exit the ailing market by the end of its current fiscal year, sources tell Reuters. In a long-rumored move, the Japanese electronics giant is planning to exit the market by March 2014 when its current fiscal year comes to an end, sources familiar ...

Samsung Announces the Galaxy Round With 5.7-inch Full HD Curved Display

We’re only hours removed from a leak of Samsung’s first device with a curved display and the company has gone ahead and made it all official. The device is officially called the Samsung Galaxy Round and is available in Korea in “Luxury Brown.” No international availability has been ...

Skype updated with a brand new tablet layout

Skype updated with a brand new tablet layoutSkype is rolling out an update today that is drastically improving the interface on larger tablet screens. Back in February Skype gave a tablet-optimized layout a try and quickly reversed its actions, and we\\'re happy to say that this time around ...

Yahoo Mail receives unified redesign, now offers 1TB of storage

Yahoo Mail receives unified redesign, now offers 1TB of storageYahoo Mail is 16 years old today, and to celebrate the service is receiving a large redesign to unify its look across the platform. You\\'ll now notice a cleaner look in the Android app along with changes in the ...

HTC One Max Release Date Rumored for Oct. 15

If the 4.7-inch HTC One seems too small for you, don’t fret. The Taiwan-based manufacturer is likely to launch its long-fabled HTC One Max as early as Oct. 15, according to new reports.The Wall Street Journal has reported that HTC will release a 5.9-inch version of the One ...

HTC Sense 5.5 Screenshots Show Option to Turn Off Blinkfeed, New Camera Features, Other Tweaks

Thanks to a series of screenshots post by blog Android Revolution HD, we may have first look at HTC’s soon-to-be-released Sense 5.5 Android skin. The screenshots show a familiar design language to the Sense 5 that was first introduced with the HTC One, but includes new options to ...

HTC Announces 18K Gold One to Celebrate 18th Anniversary of the MOBO Awards

HTC UK announced this morning that they are producing just five units of a very special edition, 18K gold One smartphone. You will be happy to know that there is actually a special occasion that warrants the creation of this device, valued at roughly $4430, and that is ...

Microsoft Has A New YouTube App For Windows Phone—Same As The Old YouTube App

In what would normally be wholly unremarkable news, Microsoft just released a new YouTube app for Windows Phone. Thing is, this is actually the old version of Microsoft’s YouTube app—the one that preceded two other versions Microsoft released in the interim, both of which Google rejected in what ...

Yahoo Mail Turns Sixteen, Gets New 'Conversations' View, Syncs Themes, And Gives Free Users Features Previously Exclusive To Mail Plus

Yahoo Mail is turning sixteen (the service, not the company that runs it), and as we would tell any reckless teenager eager to get their hands on the wheel, it might want to slow down a bit. You see, the company has rolled out a slew of new ...

Tikker – The wrist watch that counts down your life!

We’re building a watch that counts down your life, in order to make the world a better place, and we need your help!\\'My favorite things in life don\\'t cost any money. It\\'s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.\\'Steve JobsFor all of us ...

Amazon To Give Developers Rewards To Build For The Kindle Fire

Amazon wants to give developers big reasons to build for its Appstore for Android. Today Amazon announced a major incentive program for developers interested in building for the Amazon Appstore by promising premium placement, 500,000 mobile ad impressions, credits for Amazon Web Services and the ability for users ...

AT&T makes 100 live TV channel available for streaming via U-verse Android app

It was earlier this afternoon we told you about the Play Store getting access to a slew of great HBO shows. Now, couch potatoes are getting even more great news. AT&T announced today that they’ll be bringing over 100 streaming channels to their U-Verse application, already available on ...