Bang with Friends does the same thing but calls it Down

The App Store for iOS is very prudish, or not. Bang with Friends is not prudish at all. It's stated aim is to get its users a one night stand (that's a euphemism for sex at no cost) with Facebook friends. Get it? Bang with Friends. But Apple doesn't like the name. Can live with the intention, but not the name. Go figure.

Over 50% of all mobile apps are dead in the water

Stardust, a French company that tracks and validates apps through the supply chain in mobile app stores, has released an infographic overview of its recent findings. According to the research, over 700,000 of apps have less than 10 reviews, or have never been updated, effectively making them useless as products in the marketplace.

Android mobile app revenue to reach $6.8 billion in 2013

Android’s smartphone mobile app revenues are projected to reach almost $6.8 billion by the end of 2013, nearly doubling its revenues from the previous year.

Mobile security management market to hit billion dollar mark by 2015

‚ÄčThe Mobile Security Management (MSM) market is emerging as a strong, fledgling submarket of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). As Mobile Device Management (MDM) evolves into application and content management, the core driver for this evolution is the demand for greater security around corporate assets, wherever they may reside and regardless of format.

The Apple 5S rumor round-up: gold, biometrics, better camera, better ARM processor, and more storage

Let's recap the rumors, sort out the likely from the maybe and the  you must be on something, dude. 

Video: KDE Connect Android (mobile) with Linux (desktop)

KDE Connect can best be described as a utility that allows your Linux desktop to receive Android phone notifications, while transforming your smarpthone into a remote control for music and video players.

Zuckerberg's Internet.org: Google's Project Loon without balloons?

Silicon Valley's sense of giving is disproportionately low compared to its sense of getting. So, you have to take every seemingly earth shattering we-are-the-world announcement with a tablespoon of salt.  Lord love them, the billionaire geeks running the world really try to make it a better place without every having had to really live in it, like the rest of us.  

Google Helpouts seems like deja vu

A few years ago, way back in the late 90s, Citrix Online, the maker of GoToMeeting, was known as Expertcity. They had a service to provide computer help using experts who would connect to users via a browser based screen sharing application. That didn't work out so good so, they pivoted and created GoToMyPC and then GoToMeeting.  

LG talks up humongous Quad HD LCD display for smartphones

What the....2560x1440 5.5 inch smartphone screen with 538ppi. Smartphones will eventually turn everyone into squinty eyed misanthropes with radiation burns.    

Nokia Bandit: bigger is better

The new trend in smartphone design is: Screw it! We've run out of ideas so, let's just make it big. Everyone will see that our phone is clearly different because it is so damn big! It will have to hang off people's backs so other people will see our phone, our brand, and it will be really big. Right there, in their faces.    We will not be ignored. End of missive from smartphone marketing department head, Dickie Little.  

Kaiboer Q7 is an Android Jelly Bean set-top box with a SATA bay

The Kaiboer Q7 set-top box is somewhat different from the many STBs we've covered here on TG Daily in recent weeks. 

This PC-on-a-stick runs Aliyun OS

We've covered a number of Android-powered PCs-on-sticks here at TG Daily in recent months. However, this is the first time we're talking about a PC-on-a-stick powered by Aliyun OS instead of Google's popular mobile operating system.

Analyzing Apple's A7 SoC for the iPhone 5s

KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's offers his predictions about Apple's upcoming A7 SoC, the processor expected to power the long-awaited iPhone 5s.

Apple Store's malware problem exposed by researchers

Georgia Tech researchers released an app into the Apple Store that masked malware as generic app functions. The exploit creates concerns about the migration of PC viruses to mobile, Apple's app vetting procedures, and the general way we protect our phones for attacks.  

Crowdfunded Ubuntu Edge smartphone breaks $10m barrier

If you decided to fund your next car purchase by begging for money on a street corner and promising people that you would get a really sweet ride with the money, you would be treated like the tramp that you are. If you go on Kickstarter/Indiegogo or any other crowdfunded site, you are an entrepreneur who knows how to hustle and you are sticking it to the man (VC/Angel/Rich Uncle Larry).   

Moto X: custom design your own phone, skip the store

It's getting hard to differentiate phones these days. Motorola is hoping to change the shopping experience in a small but significant way to make an impression. You can, too, by taking part in the design of your own Moto X phone.   You can bypass the dreaded phone store and go to MotoMaker to customize and order your own phone. Color, texture, and even a wooden back option for your phone.   

This Android PC is also a pico projector

The EPICT EPP-100 may look like a standard pico projector as it stands ready to display an image onto a screen or wall.

Facebook, PayPal like service, Internet quakes, Doomsday clock at 1 second to midnight

It looks like every day Facebook is pushing out something to make sure that everyone is doing everything on Facebook. It's hard to argue the point because the Facebook juggernaut has so much momentum and if you try and stand in front of it you will get crushed. Internets be warned!  

Report: Samsung prepping Galaxy Gear smart watch

Samsung is reportedly prepping a "Galaxy Gear" wearable computing device (smart watch) which the industry heavyweight is likely to debut at its "Unpacked Episode 2" event slated for September 4th.

Paranoid Android wants to redefine notifications & multitasking with Halo

Paranoid Android devs recently introduced a featured dubbed "Halo" which seeks to redefine how multitasking and notifications function in Google's Android popular mobile operating system.