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  • Verizon Wireless raises smartphone base to 72 percent and adds 550,000 customers in Q1 2014

    24 April 2014, 9:05 am

    Verizon Wireless today released its earnings report for the first quarter of 2014. In the three-month period ending in March, the wireless operator added 549,000 net subscribers, raising its total customer base to 103.3 million. About 97.3 million of those…
  • HBO and Amazon partner to deliver some HBO shows in Prime Instant Video, HBO Go launching on Fire TV…

    23 April 2014, 12:14 pm

    HBO and Amazon have entered into a rather unique partnership. For the first time, people will be able to access some HBO shows through an online-only subscription. The keyword there is "some." Read the full story here.
  • Xiaomi plans to expand into 10 more countries this year

    23 April 2014, 10:35 am

    Xiaomi isn't the easiest name to spell or pronounce for people outside of China That's why Xiaomi yesterday revealed Mi.com as a new domain that's easier for the rest of the world to spell and visit. It's also the first step of the company's planned global…
  • OnePlus One "flagship killer" phone has almost all of the desired specs of a premium phone but only…

    23 April 2014, 9:10 am

    Formed by a former Oppo employee, the newly announced One Plus One has a confusing name, but nothing is more confusing than the device having specifications on par with any device yet costing half as much. Read the full story here.
  • Motorola shipped 6.5 million devices in Q1 2014

    22 April 2014, 4:24 pm

    Motorola's performance in the first three months of 2014 wasn't bad, but it wasn't that great. The company reported via a tweet that it shipped 6.5 million devices across the globe in the first quarter. Compared to the 10 million Samsung ships for its Galaxy…
  • Sprint aims to have all phones unlockable by 2015

    22 April 2014, 2:12 pm

    Sprint is currently one of the more difficult networks to deal with when unlocking a device, but the nation's third-place carrier is working to remove some of the technological hurdles that keep it from unlocking smartphones next year.…
  • Nike may have fired its FuelBand team because it's working with Apple on a smart band

    22 April 2014, 11:05 am

    Nike has announced layoffs for the majority of the team behind its FuelBand wearable. The news is sudden and surprising, but it may be because Nike is rumored to be partnering with Apple for its wearable product. Read the full story here.
  • Bitcasa Chromecast support enables streaming from the cloud to the TV

    22 April 2014, 9:59 am

    Cloud storage service Bitcasa today announced that its Android app now supports the ability to stream media content to Chromecast, allowing subscribers to share their media from the cloud to their televisions. Read the full story here.
  • LG G Watch website reveals details about color options and element resistance

    22 April 2014, 9:15 am

    The LG G Watch launches this summer and we still know very little about the Android-powered smartwatch. LG has launched a new promotional website to showcase the G Watch that revealed some interesting information about the Android Wear device.…
  • Google tweets screenshot showing new Dialer design

    22 April 2014, 8:30 am

    Google is clearly in the midst of another change across its suite of Android apps, injecting more color along the way. Someone from the official Google Nexus Twitter account may have prematurely revealed that the Dialer app is going to get a new tweak soon.…
  • Google Hangouts introducing merged conversations, widgets, and better quality video calls

    21 April 2014, 3:32 pm

    Moving towards its goal of making Hangouts the unified solution for all communication formats on a mobile device, Google has announced an upcoming update for its Android app that will improve performance and introduce new features like a streamlined view for…
  • Google Glass adding SMS for iPhone and new Calendar app

    21 April 2014, 3:03 pm

    Google Glass users who pair their wearable tech to an iPhone will soon gain the ability to check their text messages through Glass. An update to Glass will make it possible to read SMS notifications once paired to an iPhone. However, replies will not be…
  • Nokia Devices officially becomes Microsoft's property this week

    21 April 2014, 12:54 pm

    April 25 is the day that Microsoft will officially assume control of the Nokia Devices and Services unit. Microsoft agreed to purchase the Devices unit of Nokia's business for $7.2 billion but delays in approvals from governments delayed the process.…
  • Square might sell to Google instead of pursuing IPO

    21 April 2014, 10:34 am

    There have long been rumors that Square, the company best known for processing credit card payments through a small reader connected to an Android or iOS device, might be acquired by another company. That company might be Google. Read the full story here.
  • Apple and Google "arms race" fuels exclusive games on some platforms

    21 April 2014, 9:48 am

    Exclusive titles on gaming consoles have inspired consumers to choose a PlayStation or Xbox based on the appeal of certain titles, and smartphone makers are increasingly employing that strategy in mobile gaming. Read the full story here.
  • AT&T GoPhone raises data allowances in plans and adds tethering at no extra cost

    18 April 2014, 4:31 pm

    AT&T's contract-free GoPhone service is being upgraded to add a few more perks for customers, and the changes to the plans will not affect price, according to AT&T's announcement. Read the full story here.
  • Sony hops on the Google Play app update train

    18 April 2014, 11:59 am

    If there's one trend every Android users should be very happy to see taking hold, it's the growing popularity of manufacturers putting their apps in Google Play in order to make the update process faster and smoother. Sony is starting to embrace that trend.…
  • Verizon LG G2 Android 4.4 KitKat update starting now

    18 April 2014, 11:25 am

    LG issued its KitKat update for carriers several weeks ago, but Verizon was unsurprisingly absent from the list of supported devices. That's nothing new because AT&T launched its update this week and Verizon has been late to issue Android firmware updates for…
  • HTC hires Samsung Galaxy brand builder in bid to improve marketing

    18 April 2014, 9:37 am

    Apparently, having Gary Oldman spout gibberish at the beginning of an advertisement isn't the only strategy that HTC is employing to raise awareness about its products. The company has also hired a former marketing executive from Samsung to advise how to…
  • HTC working on optical zoom camera for smartphones

    18 April 2014, 8:40 am

    HTC has made some big changes in its approach to smartphone photography, and the company is working on even bigger ones to introduce in the next couple of years. Read the full story here.
  • LG's Connect is the One Ring to rule Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV, webOS, and Smart TV streaming

    17 April 2014, 3:18 pm

    My living room currently has three different options for streaming web content to the big screen, and LG today announced that it wants to be able to control all of the major options with a Connect SDK that developers can use to control multiple platforms.…
  • Jackery Leaf Battery Case Review - double your iPhone's battery life in an instant

    17 April 2014, 2:41 pm

    Regardless of how good battery life might be for a phone, it's probably not good enough for people who use their phone often. Apple iPhone 5 or 5s users who need more power might want to get a Jackery Leaf case. Read the full story here.
  • LG G2 Android 4.4 KitKat update rolling out now to AT&T

    17 April 2014, 10:42 am

    Another Android smartphone at AT&T is being upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat today. Following yesterday's announcement that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active was updated, AT&T today announced that the LG G2 is getting the latest version of Android as well.…
  • Apple looking to incorporate Shazam into iOS for song identification

    17 April 2014, 9:51 am

    In my recent comparison of Cortana to Google Now and Siri, I noted that Apple iOS was the only tool that didn't have song identification built into its search tool. That may change in the next version of iOS. According to Bloomberg, Apple is partnering with…
  • Samsung and Amazon build a custom Kindle app for Samsung phones and tables

    17 April 2014, 9:24 am

    One would think reading an eBook would be straightforward and universal across devices, but Samsung and Amazon have partnered to create a unique experience strictly for Samsung's Galaxy phones and tablets. Read the full story here.
  • Chrome Remote Desktop lets Android users control Windows or Mac OS

    16 April 2014, 4:33 pm

    In the event that someone is away from his or her computer and needs to access files on it, Google has released an app to make that possible. The Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android connects to software on the desktop that makes it possible to remotely…
  • Google has its own camera with new UI in Google Play

    16 April 2014, 3:15 pm

    Google today released an all new camera application that's designed to greatly improve the experience of taking photos with a stock Android device. And even people with non-Nexus smartphones like an HTC One M8 or Samsung Galaxy S5 can use the app because it's…
  • Samsung could have its own Amazon Mayday feature with SPOT support in Google Helpouts

    16 April 2014, 12:39 pm

    Amazon has a unique feature in its most recent tablet and TV that offers customers live tech support when someone runs into a problem or needs help figuring out how to do something. Samsung has launched a similar program for its home products, but it should do…
  • AT&T delivers BlackBerry 10.2 to Z10 and Q10

    16 April 2014, 10:57 am

    AT&T today announced that the BlackBerry 10.2 update is rolling out now to the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 models tied to its network. The BB10 OS devices gain several new features including actionable lock screen notifications and better battery monitoring so…
  • AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Active gets Android 4.4 KitKat

    16 April 2014, 10:41 am

    It's later than some other devices, but Android 4.4 KitKat has arrived for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. The update adds some UI enhancements, small performance boosts, and security patches. It also offers color emojis, a new lock screen with full-page album…

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