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  • HTC's plasticky One E8 lands in the US courtesy of Sprint

    29 August 2014, 7:33 pm by: Chris Velazco

    Jonesing for a taste of the HTC One M8 lifestyle but don't have the cash to make it happen? Never fear -- Sprint has just started offering the fantastic-in-plastic HTC One E8 to customers who want M8 horsepower without the matching price tag. No, really: in…
  • Yahoo Mail for Android now lets you filter emails while on the move

    29 August 2014, 5:27 pm by: Nicole Lee

    If you're an email fiend, you already know the value of filters -- you can easily color code and label incoming emails with a few simple rules so that your inbox isn't a cluttered mess. Unfortunately, however, if you're a Gmail user, you were only able to…
  • Snapchat's photo-sharing live feed is finally ready for the masses

    29 August 2014, 4:12 pm by: Billy Steele

    For a number of recent events, including the World Cup and Lollapalooza, Snapchat let users beam their event photos to a crowd-contributed feed known as Our Story. After over 350 hours of snaps were uploaded during the test events (then curated down to just a…
  • Sound Off! Are you sticking with Facebook Messenger?

    29 August 2014, 3:45 pm by: John Colucci

    Facebook's Messenger app isn't new -- it's been around since 2011. It was up to users to decide if they wanted a separate app or if they liked exchanging messages inside the regular Facebook app. Now if users tap the message icon on Facebook, a message appears…
  • Emoji-only messaging app arrives, we can't even

    29 August 2014, 12:49 pm by: Billy Steele

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  • Apple's anticipated wearable reportedly won't ship until 2015

    29 August 2014, 12:26 pm by: Chris Velazco

    With event invites floating around and a whopper of a structure apparently in the works, Apple seems intent on making sure September 9 is a doozy of a day. Alas, it seems like one of the most anticipated parts of the show won't actually hit our doorsteps for a…
  • Vodafone catches up to the crowd with 4G on pay-as-you-go

    29 August 2014, 10:00 am by: Jamie Rigg

    Coming up to a year since Vodafone switched on its 4G network, the carrier's finally opened those superfast airwaves up to pay-as-you-go customers today. If you already own a compatible handset, all you need is a £20 "Freedom Freebee" top-up -- which grants…
  • Nokia's Here Maps is coming to Android as a Samsung exclusive

    29 August 2014, 7:57 am by: Matt Brian

    Relations between Google and Samsung are already a little tense, but the Korean smartphone maker may just have elevated those frustrations a little further. Extending its existing deal to provide mapping data on Samsung's Tizen wearables, Nokia (the part that…
  • Facebook is testing keyword search on older posts

    28 August 2014, 7:33 pm by: Nicole Lee

    If you ever find yourself trying to remember just exactly what restaurant your friend recommended on Facebook several months ago, you might be able to do so soon with just a simple keyword search. Along with a "satire" tag and stickers in comments, it appears…
  • The new SportsCenter app makes sure you don't miss live events

    28 August 2014, 4:14 pm by: Edgar Alvarez

    Just in time for the start of a new NFL season, ESPN has updated its SportsCenter application on iOS and Android. The main highlight here is the addition of an On-Air feature, which allows users to get access to broadcasts of live events, like games or shows,…
  • HTC's One M8 for Windows is coming to T-Mobile, too

    28 August 2014, 3:46 pm by: Chris Velazco

    The HTC One M8 and Windows Phone 8.1 are two great tastes that (mostly) taste great together, and you'll soon have a way to pick one up that doesn't require inking a deal with Verizon or AT&T. T-Mobile revealed earlier today that it'll offer the One M8 for…
  • NFL Now comes to Yahoo Screen as it continues to expand

    28 August 2014, 2:18 pm by: Edgar Alvarez

    If you didn't think the National Football League was really serious about its new digital network, think again. A mere week after arriving on the Apple TV, NFL Now is adding Yahoo Screen to the growing list of platforms it is currently available in. While the…
  • Microsoft now lets you record gameplay with Xbox One SmartGlass

    28 August 2014, 1:23 pm by: Edgar Alvarez

    Microsoft has been working hard to make Xbox One SmartGlass more useful and appealing for users, and it's doing a great job so far. The most recent update to the app, however, may just be its best yet. Most notably, you can now record Xbox One game clips…
  • NFL Mobile gets Sunday afternoon streaming for Verizon customers

    28 August 2014, 12:58 pm by: Billy Steele

    All of the popular football apps are getting their annual update ahead of the NFL season kicking off September 4th, and the league's own option is doing the same. Thanks to the newfangled NFL Now video service, national and personalized video feeds are beamed…
  • Apple's next iPhone event confirmed for September 9th

    28 August 2014, 12:11 pm by: Billy Steele

    We've been hearing rumblings about an iPhone 6 event next month for some time now, but Apple has made it official: the company's next affair will indeed be held on September 9th. While there aren't the usual clues as to what we can expect -- the invite merely…
  • Apple's new iPhone might really, seriously have NFC this time (maybe)

    28 August 2014, 11:32 am by: Chris Velazco

    Smartphone prognosticators have claimed for years that the next iPhone would have NFC for mobile payments, and for years they've written follow-ups explaining why it never happened. As always, there's plenty of NFC smoke in the air, but is there actually a…
  • 'BioShock' arrives on iOS with a heavy price tag

    28 August 2014, 11:03 am by: Edgar Alvarez

    It took 2K Games a little longer than originally expected, but the publisher has finally released its iOS version of the original BioShock. The mobile version of the popular title is compatible with newer iPhones and iPads, which means you're out of luck if…
  • Microsoft OneDrive for Android now lets you mix business with pleasure

    28 August 2014, 10:23 am by: Mariella Moon

    OneDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage service formerly known as SkyDrive, just got updated across several platforms. Most significant, perhaps, is its Android app refresh that adds OneDrive for Business integration, so you can easily access both personal and…
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook review: good for reading, but hardly the best budget tablet

    28 August 2014, 10:01 am by: Dana Wollman

    There was a time when Barnes & Noble was so big, so dominating, that even Tom Hanks managed to look like a jerk when he played a book-chain executive. But times have changed, and as people began to order their books online -- or even download them -- B&N found…
  • AllCast's media streaming app is coming to iOS 'slowly but surely'

    28 August 2014, 3:15 am by: Sean Buckley

    Envious of Android's stream-wrangling AllCast app, but not ready to switch mobile platforms? You're in luck: the app's creator just teased the iOS version of the app on his Google+ page. A pair of screenshots (featured above) shows the work-in-progress,…
  • Samsung's Gear S smartwatch doesn't need a phone to get online or make calls

    27 August 2014, 10:27 pm by: Richard Lawler

    Samsung is taking the wraps off of yet another new smartwatch, but the Gear S (not Solo) has a twist: there's a 3G modem inside. While it may not be especially fast, that means that even when outside the range of a Bluetooth-connected phone or WiFi, it can…
  • LG officially reveals circular G Watch R with improved design and familiar features

    27 August 2014, 10:00 pm by: Brad Molen

    Not one to wait around for trade shows to officially begin before flaunting its new products to the world, LG is no longer teasing the G Watch R, its upcoming circular Android Wear smartwatch -- it's showing it off in all its glory. And just as the company…
  • Instagram shows how Hyperlapse stabilizes your jittery videos

    27 August 2014, 6:18 pm by: Jon Fingas

    Instagram has already revealed a bit about how Hyperlapse turns your shaky handheld footage into smooth time-lapses, but what if you really want to know what makes it tick? Don't worry -- the company will happily satisfy your curiosity with a deep dive into…
  • Hail nearby medics with the GoodSAM smartphone app

    27 August 2014, 5:34 pm by: Jamie Rigg

    In a serious medical emergency, action in the first few minutes can be key to a positive outcome. An ambulance might be only a few miles away, but what if someone with medical training, who could provide immediate care while the cavalry's on route, was sitting…
  • Sound off! Do you use any speed-reading apps?

    27 August 2014, 4:30 pm by: Dave Schumaker

    Speed-reading apps seem like the new weather apps. There are tons of different examples to choose from and they tout benefits that range from better memory retention to more free time and even healthier, shinier hair (one of those may not be totally true). So,…

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