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  • Instagram hopes to launch Hyperlapse for Android ‘soon’ despite low-level APIs not available on…

    26 August 2014, 1:23 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Facebook’s Instagram today released Hyperlapse for iOS, a new mobile app that lets iPhone owners record tracking shots and time-lapse videos. The app isn’t launching on Google’s mobile platform today (or even later this week) because the necessary APIs…
  • 10 million installs later, BitTorrent Sync gets new interface, sharing via links, and proxy server…

    26 August 2014, 12:00 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    BitTorrent today released BitTorrent Sync version 1.4, adding a slew of new features to its file synchronization tool. You can download the new version now for Windows, OS X, and Linux from bittorrent.com/sync while the Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps…
  • ASUS once again teases its first smartwatch, which will be unveiled next week

    26 August 2014, 3:53 am by: Jon Russell

    Wearables, wearables, wearables. It seems that nearly every tech company — bar a few notable exceptions — is getting into wearables. You can add ASUS to the list… soon. The Taiwanese company has once again teased details of its first smartwatch on…
  • Samsung says there are now over 1,000 apps for its Gear smartwatches

    26 August 2014, 1:55 am by: Jon Russell

    Wearable gadgets haven’t taken off among mainstream consumers yet. Many people simply don’t see the use in a smartwatch, one of the reasons for that may be the perception that there are too few apps, thus limiting what is possible. Samsung is out to…
  • LG announces the G3 Stylus, a Samsung Galaxy Note rival with a ‘fair price’

    25 August 2014, 11:08 pm by: Jon Russell

    LG is introducing yet another variation of its flagship G3 smartphone, one which seems likely to go head-to-head with Samsung’s Galaxy Note range of phablets — perhaps with a lower price tag. Announced today, the LG G3 Stylus will be unveiled at the IFA…
  • California becomes the first state to require mandatory smartphone ‘kill switch’

    25 August 2014, 6:40 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    In an effort to reduce smartphone thefts, California Governor Jerry Brown has signed the “kill switch” bill which requires all smartphones sold in the state be disabled by the owners in the case of a robbery. The bill (SB-962) was introduced by Senator…
  • Mozilla is launching its first Firefox OS smartphone in India this week

    25 August 2014, 4:58 am by: Nick Summers

    Slowly but surely, Mozilla is pushing its Firefox OS mobile operating system into new markets. Although the nonprofit had already discussed its approach for India, today it announced it will be launching its first smartphone in the region this week. The…
  • Google Voice Search for Android now lets you speak up to five languages, limit of one language per…

    21 August 2014, 4:06 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Google today updated its Google Search app for Android with support for handling multiple languages at once in voice search. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play. You could use voice search in multiple languages (more than 50 in…
  • Sprint and T-Mobile go toe-to-toe with price drops and switching incentives

    21 August 2014, 3:17 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    It’s a good time to be on the market for a new carrier. Sprint just announced a $60 a month unlimited plan, while T-Mobile is offering free LTE incentives to its customers to invite their friends to the network. Ready, fight! The new Sprint plan offers…
  • There are 18,796 distinct Android devices, according to OpenSignal’s latest fragmentation report

    21 August 2014, 11:58 am by: Paul Sawers

    The much-maligned Android fragmentation problem has blighted the mobile operating system for years, though Google has been steadily taking corrective measures in recent times. The issue? So many different devices and form-factors, running a multitude of…

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