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  • webOS port renamed LuneOS, focuses on Nexus 4 and HP TouchPad

    2 September 2014, 1:14 am by: Richard Lawler

    It's been some time since we heard from the Open webOS project, but work is still ongoing. The port has changed names in the last year to go by LuneOS, and the first release under the new name is now available. This particular version is called "Affogato," and…
  • Apple reveals the most common reasons that it rejects apps

    1 September 2014, 5:22 pm by: Daniel Cooper

    Apple is such an opaque company that even app developers can be left, out in the cold, wondering why their app was rejected from the app store. Thankfully, the company does have some sympathy for those dejected coders, which is why it's published a list (in…
  • Google set to reveal Android One budget phone hardware in India on September 15th

    1 September 2014, 3:58 pm by: Michael Gorman

    Not everyone is interested in paying for premium handsets, and Google knows that in many parts of the world, shelling out five or six hundred dollars for a One, G3 or Galaxy S5 simply isn't an option. The Android One initiative is how Google plans to bring a…
  • Vodafone ditches Phones4u to go all in with Dixons Carphone

    1 September 2014, 11:58 am by: Matt Brian

    Dixons Carphone is only (officially) a month old, but it's already dealt a huge blow to one of its rivals. In its battle to provide UK consumers with the best value smartphone deals, the newly-formed company today announced that it's signed an "enhanced" sales…
  • Apple is reportedly teaming up with American Express on iPhone payments (update: MasterCard too)

    31 August 2014, 11:07 am by: Jon Fingas

    Those longstanding rumors of Apple building a mobile payment service may be coming true sooner than you think. Recode's sources claim that the folks in Cupertino have struck a deal with American Express to work on an iPhone payment system, hot on the heels of…
  • Openmix: a tiny mobile accessory that lets you play pretend DJ

    30 August 2014, 11:01 pm by: Mariella Moon

    This teeny-tiny device called Openmix might be the solution you need for those times when you're raring to be the DJ of the party, but another aspiring disc jockey just won't back down (ugh!). It lets you mix tunes from several devices at once (whether it's an…
  • IRL: A tablet holder for using your device in bed

    30 August 2014, 1:00 pm by: Richard Lai

    There are times when I just want to lie in bed and surf random YouTube channels on my phone or tablet, but it's impossible to hold the device above my head for a prolonged period (we've all been there, right?).…
  • 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

    Filed under: Software, Mobile Comments Source: iTunes
  • Apple's anticipated wearable reportedly won't ship until 2015 (update: price claims)

    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…

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